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Exercise can be a memory saver

Exercise can be a memory saver

Out of all the signs of aging, the one people seem to fear the most is the loss of memory and mental sharpness. As brain expert Daniel Amen M.D. says, “brain health is enhanced by good diet as well as physical, mental, and social activities.” We lose gray and white […]

by January 24, 2013
Vitamin D may combat daytime fatigue

Vitamin D may combat daytime fatigue

Sleep deprivation is becoming an epidemic in the United States and across the world. With the “sleep is overrated” culture, working into the late hours of the night is becoming a more common practice. Sleep deprivation affects the quality of your day and leads to fatigue. It can also cause […]

by January 19, 2013
Can exercise add years to your life?

Can exercise add years to your life?

It is the start of a New Year, which means we need to adopt new and healthy resolutions. One of the most common goals set for the a new year is usually a pledge to go to the gym regularly. We all want a flat stomach and toned up arms […]

by January 17, 2013
Is Vitamin D an anti-cancer agent?

Is Vitamin D an anti-cancer agent?

Connections between vitamin D and reducing cancer are being discovered more and more every year. These connections are particularly strong for colon cancer, breast cancer and leukemia. As researchers found earlier this year, “vitamin D participates in cell growth regulation, apoptosis and cell differentiation. In addition, it has been implicated in […]

by January 15, 2013
Can omega-3 fatty acids boost memory?

Can omega-3 fatty acids boost memory?

Do you eat fish and take fish oil supplements? There is mounting evidence that diets high in omega-3 fatty acids from fish may protect people from cognitive deficit and dementia. Only recently has the strength of this potential protective power been tested in controlled clinical trials. In observational studies researchers compare people’s […]

by January 8, 2013
Can dark chocolate make you thinner?

Can dark chocolate make you thinner?

We heard about Dr. William Sears’ three squares of dark chocolate a day as the usual meal advice for Prime-Time Health. Recent findings from lead author Beatrice Golomb, M.D., Ph.D and her team found that eating chocolate frequently is linked to lower weight. Chocolate despite its sugar and fat, appears to have favorable metabolic […]

by October 29, 2012
What you need to know about GMOs

What you need to know about GMOs

What is GMO? GMO stands for genetically modified organism and is defined as “an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.” The technique used to create GMOs is called recombinant DNA. DNA molecules from different organisms are combined to create one molecule of DNA, and are […]

by October 6, 2012
The antioxidant effects of Omega-3s

The antioxidant effects of Omega-3s

If you research ­fish oil, you are bound to run into two very common myths. Myth 1: Fish oil acts as a very strong blood thinner, so strong that it diminishes that it impairs clotting ability in response to injury or surgery. This myth was dispelled by William Harris, Ph.D., and […]

by September 25, 2012