Surprising Health Perks of Probiotics

Probiotics don’t just benefit digestive health. Scientists have also discovered that the “good” bacteria found in fermented foods and supplements can aid weight loss and may help ward off colds, skin rashes, allergies, diabetes, and heart disease. Most remarkably, the “good” bacteria found in fermented foods and supplements may also be powerful natural antidepressants, with effects akin to those of drugs like Prozac, according to groundbreaking new research. How can … Continue reading “Surprising Health Perks of Probiotics”

A Snack Strategy That Helps You Slim Down

You’ve probably noticed that some people eat frequently, yet avoid packing on pounds. Smart snacks play an important role in a healthy diet, because they help keep your blood sugar stable, curb the urge to overeat, rev up your metabolism, and provide the fuel you need to feel alert and focused throughout the day. Sensible snacks also fight mid-morning fatigue, mid-afternoon carb craving, and mindless evening grazing–one of the chief … Continue reading “A Snack Strategy That Helps You Slim Down”

Mindful Eating: A Surprisingly Simple Way to Cut Calories

If you’re having a snack while you read this article, here’s a great reason to put your fork down: Distracted eaters–people who dine while watching TV, surfing the Web, playing video games, or reading–tend to consume more calories, according to a new review of two dozen earlier studies, published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In fact, distracted eating can boost the amount of calories consumed by up to 50 … Continue reading “Mindful Eating: A Surprisingly Simple Way to Cut Calories”

Surprising Benefits of Fish Oil

While fish oil is best known for protecting heart health by helping quell the inflammation that drives cardiovascular disease, at the Amen Clinics we have been using fish oil for it’s amazing brain benefits for years! Now there is new research reveals that it may also rev up the immune system, according to a new study published in Journal of Leukocyte Biology. Researchers at Michigan State University report that fish … Continue reading “Surprising Benefits of Fish Oil”

Magnesium: A Marvelously Powerful Health Booster

Amazing, but true: Getting enough magnesium could actually save your life. The Harvard Nurses’ Health Study recently reported that women with the highest levels of magnesium in their blood plasma had a 77 percent lower risk for sudden cardiac death or fatal heart arrhythmias, compared to women with the lowest levels, even with other cardiac risk factors were taken into account. Every organ in the human body–especially your heart, muscles, … Continue reading “Magnesium: A Marvelously Powerful Health Booster”

Tana talks about the Omni Diet on the Today Show

Tana Amen, creator of the Omni Diet, explains the 70 percent plant and 30 percent animal protein-based plan that she says can help you lose weight, reverse disease, and change your life, and TODAY nutrition editor Madelyn Fernstrom gives her take on the diet.

Macadamia Oil: The Power Food from Paradise

Some dietary superstars outshine other foods for both their nutritional content and the wondrous things they do for your health. These traditional plant-based cures have been dubbed “superfoods” or “nutraceuticals” due to their medicinal properties, but I call them Omni NutriPower foods. Not only do macadamia nuts have a delightfully crunchy, creamy flavor, but their oil ranks as a true nutripower food. It enlivens salad greens with a rich, nutty … Continue reading “Macadamia Oil: The Power Food from Paradise”

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Even The Aroma Aids Weight Control

One of the most ancient healing foods, olive oil was so prized by the ancient Greeks that Homer called it “liquid gold.” Study after study has uncovered a treasure trove of health benefits, from quelling inflammation to protecting against heart disease and even cancer. Not only is extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) rich in disease-fighting antioxidants, but even smelling its aroma has surprising weight-control benefits, according to a new study … Continue reading “Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Even The Aroma Aids Weight Control”