Lucy Segal offers some great nutrition tips to keep you healthy and ways to see if you need more vitamins and minerals.
An apple a day keeps…the Grim Reaper away? New research suggests that the polyphenol antioxidants in apples might be able to slow down the aging process. While nutritionists would certainly recommend having apples (or any fruit for that matter) as part of your regular diet because they are high in vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, this […]
Can you sniff out your mate? Previous research suggests a women’s mate preference is based on odor. Sounds odd, right? But our sense of smell is regulated by something called major histocompatibility complex (MHC), which are genes that are key to our immune system and our autoimmunity. When it comes to organ donation, it’s important […]
You may want to get a healthy start to your spring, but trying to make too many dietary changes at once is a recipe for failure. In our speed obsessed society it’s no wonder we are attracted to fad diets that claim “overnight” success, 30 days to a new you, or lose 10 pounds in […]
Most people are aware by now that the lack of physical activity that plagues the globe is directly related to the increase in obesity. Obesity has been linked to health problems such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes. In 2009, 200 million people were estimated to have type 2 diabetes. According to a recent […]
What’s the secret to a great smile? Beautiful teeth and gums…and a cup of green tea? A study conducted in Japan found that the more green tea people drink, the healthier their gums are, decreasing their risk of periodontal disease and reducing the effects of receding and bleeding gums. Gum disease is caused by an inflammatory response […]
Have you ever been in pain? Chances are you’re wincing as you answer that question. Pain is the most common symptom of all medical conditions. Therefore, pain relief is not only essential for recovery but also key for keeping you sane. We may now be able to turn to nature for help with this ubiquitous […]
Could protecting your red blood cells be as easy as munching on red berries? A recent study found that this may be the case. Subjects consumed 500 grams (a little over a pound) of strawberries every day for 16 days and it increased subjects’ serum vitamin C and plasma total antioxidant capacity. The strawberry consumption […]