Post date: Aug 17, 2011

See our posts from Monday and Tuesday for Incredibly Healthy Foods #1-10. Make sure to check back the rest of this week for other foods to charge up your nutrition!

Post date: Aug 16, 2011
See our post from yesterday for Incredibly Healthy Foods #1-5. Make sure to check back the rest of this week for other foods to charge up your nutrition!


Post date: Aug 15, 2011

You have probably heard the term "power foods," referring to the top foods that provide you with a nutritional bang. This week's blog posts will feature 5 power foods a day, as well as suggestions on how to incorporate them into your diet. Our list can claim big bragging rights: they can fend off serious disease like diabetes and cancer and heart problems, fortify your immune system,...

Post date: Aug 12, 2011

Research shows that caffeine and exercise both have anticancer properties. Combine, they offer powerful protection against skin...

Post date: Aug 11, 2011

If you don't eat much meat, you may be feeling sluggish because you're not getting enough iron. The reason? Your body can readily absorb iron from meal (which has heme iron), but only 2-20% of the nonheme iron found in vegetables, beans and eggs makes it into your bloodstream.

An effective booster? Vitamin C. It's the most potent promoter of nonheme iron...

Post date: Aug 10, 2011

A Mediterranean-style diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans, fish, olive oil and grains, is associated with everything from weight loss to a reduced risk of Parkinson's and heart disease. Now, new research shows that people with metabolic syndrome - a condition characterized by high cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar, as well as excess belly fat - can reduce these symptoms by adding an extra serving of mixed nuts to the...

Post date: Aug 9, 2011

This popular comfort food makes you feel good for a reason. Carrots are chock-full of vitamin A, a retinol that plays a key role in preventing and fighting off infections. But without the zinc in beef, your body wouldn't be able to use it. Vitamin A can travel through the blood only when it's bound to a protein. "And zinc is required to make that retinol-binding protein," says Roberta L. Duyff, RD, author of ...

Post date: Aug 8, 2011
Peanut butter and jelly. Bow and arrow. Romeo and Juliet. Some things just work better together. Though seemingly random, the unusual combinations highlighted in our blog posts this week indicate some of the latest findings from the emerging practice that we "synergistic medicine," which pairs health-boosting strategies from fields as divergent as kinesiology, neuroscience and dermatology - with truly amazing results. We have rounded out some of the...
Post date: Aug 5, 2011

Ideal Workout for You #5: Are you a multi-tasker?
Try: Interval training

Post date: Aug 4, 2011

Ideal Workout for You #4: Are you distracted?
Try: Tennis

Being super-practical, you cram getting fit into every free moment. You may find that your workout consists of running after your kids in the morning and taking...