Chillin’ : Understanding Metabolic Winter Benefits

At this writing, plenty of Americans – in the East, Midwest and even the South — are enduring the winter of 2014-2015 chills. And so what do we do when the mercury plummets? Turn up the thermostat, of course! You see, we modern Americans have been programed to crank up the heat in the winter.

Roasted Broccoli & Apple Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Roasted Broccoli & Apple Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Looking to try a vegan recipe that will appeal to even the staunchest meat-eaters in your family? We’ve adapted a recipe from Prevention magazine that will fill the bill with bright flavors, texture and color.

The Health Impacts of Obesity on Older Women

The Health Impacts of Obesity on Older Women

It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that obesity is a threat to health and in turn increases one’s chances of dying early. There are plenty of studies to support this supposition, but older people and women are often underrepresented in this realm of scientific research. That is until now.

The Aging Brain: Why We Forget and What Might Help

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Where did I put the car keys? Why did I come into the kitchen? Memory impairment is something we all encounter, to various degrees, as we age. So, what’s happening to us? Let’s take a closer look at some of the scientific knowledge about the aging brain and memory, including encouraging information from recent research.

Fish Oil Fatty Acids: Should They Swim In Your Blood Stream?

Fish Oil Fatty Acids: Should They Swim In Your Blood Stream?

The goal, for most of us, is a long, healthy life. Genetics clearly play a significant role, but environmental factors are, perhaps, equally important in determining longevity and health. Although, for the moment, our genetic make-up is beyond our control, we can influence our lifespan with our diet and daily routine.