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Eat “Super Foods” for a Healthier Brain

by Florence Silverstein There’s no denying that as we age chronologically, our bodies age right along with us. But research is showing that you can increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain well into old age by adding “Super Foods” foods to your daily eating regimen. Adding some or all of these “Super Foods” […]

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Boost Your Energy Naturally With These Techniques

by Miss Mindful, Joan Moran How many of you in the working universe think you need coffee to boost your energy and jump-start your day? How many of you wake up with a fuzzy brain and mindlessly think a shot of java will do it for you? When your energy level falls into the red […]

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Improve Brain Function By Eating Less Sugar

By Florence Silverstein When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. Any excess sugar spikes the neurotransmitter levels and leaves you craving more. Most of us have an addiction to sugar…some more serious than others. Sugar is a powerful substance that affects your body, your brain, your energy, […]

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The Amazing Power of Spices for Brain Health & Fitness

by Florence Silverstein There are a variety of spices available for use in cooking that can reduce not only inflammation in the body, but also decrease plaque in the brain (one of the primary factors in Alzheimer’s). Lowering plaque in the brain is seen as one way to protect against dementia and may also lessen […]

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Saved By The Pepper! Heart and Brain Health With a Kick.

by Kac Young Ph.D, ND, DCH I once was a spectator at a Que Es Mas Macho Competition where men and women competed to see who could eat the hottest pepper and survive. Faces turned red, lips burned, foreheads broke out in beads of sweat, but those contestants stalwartly hung in consuming hot and hotter […]

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Have a Heart to Heart With Dad on Father’s Day

by Kac Young PhD, ND, DCH [Editor’s Note: You know that what is good for your heart is also good for your brain!] How do you celebrate your dad on Father’s Day? 79.1 million people will celebrate dad with a barbeque. There are two ways to show dad how much you love him: One is […]

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Eat These Foods to Age-Proof Your Brain

Most of us want to live long, healthy lives. We don’t always want to do healthy things, but we do want to BE healthy! Of course it isn’t all about diet – you want to be sure to take other healthy actions for your health too, like getting exercise, learning new things and stimulating your […]

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What Two Triggers Are Behind Most Disease?

One of the two triggers behind most disease will probably not surprise you. Statistics abound that show how many visits to the doctors office are due to stress. Chronic stress can lead to inability of the body to regulate the inflammatory response, it can lead to heart disease, asthma, obesity, diabetes, cancer,  gastrointestinal problems, depression […]

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Probiotics: The Gut-Brain Connection is a Two-Way Street

You start to worry that maybe you forgot to pay an important bill, and you are going to be hit with a late-fee. Your stomach starts to churn… We are all familiar with those feelings of worry and anxiety hitting us in the gut. The mind-body connection is a very real thing, with thoughts in […]

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Frankenfood – How Bad are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)?

Genetically Modified food has become very common in the United States, and most people eat products containing these substances daily – about 70% of processed food in the U.S. have a minimum of one ingredient that is GM. How do YOU feel about ingesting so many GMO’s? I don’t think many of us are very […]

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