Archive for: January, 2014

Is It OK to be Overweight?

Did you know that Alzheimer’s is the most feared disease in the U.S.? (Some surveys put cancer in first place while Alzheimer’s comes in second.) Losing memory and brain power is frightening, so it’s no wonder that so many of us rank it at the top of the list of diseases to be avoided. The way to prevent Alzheimer’s is to prevent or reverse the risk factors associated with it. … Continue reading “Fish Oil for a Bigger, Better Brain”

Is Sugar the New Tobacco?

A new study published in the November issue of Nutrition Journal gives us more food for thought on how avocados can benefit health. Researchers at Loma Linda University in California found that adding one-half of a fresh avocado to a lunch may have helped the healthy, overweight people who volunteered for the study feel more satisfied with the meal. The desire to eat in the three hours following the lunch … Continue reading “Go Guacamole: More Great News about Avocados”

Food Fight: Should Genetically Modified Foods Be Labeled?

Have you connected the way you feel with what you eat? Of course, you know that in order to lose weight you have to make dietary changes, but the fact is that the quality of your diet directly impacts the quality of your life. For example, food affects the neurotransmitters in your brain and thus can have an immediate effect on your mood. Studies have shown that low-quality, high-fat diets … Continue reading “Food for Focus, Fitness and Feeling Fabulous”

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