Obesity

4 Surprising Conditions Related to Immune Health

4 Surprising Conditions Related to Immune Health

When you think of immune health, the illnesses that come to mind are cold and flu, bacterial infections, or even autoimmune conditions like type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. But you might be surprised to learn that immune health plays a role in many more conditions than you realize. Read on to learn about four conditions related to immune health…

5 Ways You Might Be Weakening Your Immunity

5 Ways You Might Be Weakening Your Immunity

I’m focused on immunity this month because if we wait until cold and flu season hits to work on building up our immune systems, it might be too late. The best way to fortify your immunity is to identify the ways you might be weakening your immune system in the first place. Then you can make changes to reverse those…

Shed Pounds Slowly? Gut Bugs May Be Missing Link

Shed Pounds Slowly? Gut Bugs May Be Missing Link

Attempting to shed pounds but feeling a bit discouraged? I read some fascinating research that I hope will motivate you. Please give the healthy choices you’re making a bit more time! The study itself was published last week in the journal Cell Host & Microbe and was conducted by a team led by Jeffrey Gordon, Director of the Center for Genome…

High Blood Pressure – in Kids?

High Blood Pressure – in Kids?

Recently I’ve been noticing different articles that focus our attention on childhood ailments that previously were only adult conditions. One article I read was citing that high blood pressure in children is on the rise. What? High blood pressure in adults is recognized as the silent killer since many times there are no obvious symptoms. I have blogged many times…

Self Serving Donations by Coke and Pepsi

Self Serving Donations by Coke and Pepsi

Today I am unhappy to reveal dismaying behaviors of two specific corporations – Coke and Pepsi. This particular study reported by the New York Times examines data from 2009 – 2015 – very recent events. Just last month I blogged on a study that revealed the dark manipulation of information that had occurred by the sugar industry back in the…

Sickeningly Sweet Sugar Cover-up

Sickeningly Sweet Sugar Cover-up

When I hear Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), I think of reports I’ve read on clinical trials, animal studies, and information that impacts disease processes. Last Monday a very different type of study was released, as reported by the The New York Times. This study reveals how the sugar industry paid scientists back in the 1960s to cover up…

Probiotics – Good Summer Bugs!

Probiotics – Good Summer Bugs!

Although obesity remains one of our most pressing health problems today I’m hoping that for many Americans as the summer days unfold it may be an easier time to let go of some extra weight. In the heat, heavy foods just don’t seem quite as inviting as they were when it was cold outside. Moving around in humidity is much…

Red Wine for Heart Health?

Red Wine for Heart Health?

Reducing your risk of heart disease may have just become a bit more fun. A new study done by researchers from China explores the actual mechanism of how a compound found in red wine, resveratrol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. Resveratrol, found in peanuts, grapes, red wine and some berries has been touted as a health promoting substance,…

Variety of Veggies = Healthy Microbiome

Variety of Veggies = Healthy Microbiome

Over the last decade, a tremendous amount of research has been directed toward examining the family of bacteria and microbes we host in our digestive system known as the microbiome. From the multi-pronged Human Microbiome Project funded by the National Institutes of Health to the American Gut Project, the largest crowd sourced citizen science projects to date, valuable information is…

Your Very Own New Year’s Miracle

Your Very Own New Year’s Miracle

At this holiday time, exclamations of “how delicious those sugar cookies are!” always seem to accompany an unspoken fervent prayer that “this time – just this time – please don’t end up on my hips!” Well, I have a New Years Miracle to share with you to help you stay slim through the last of 2015, and beyond! Two years ago at…