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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
The relationship of Omega-3 intake and eye health

The relationship of Omega-3 intake and eye health

There is mounting evidence that fish and fish oil consumption are beneficial to eye health. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish are proven essential to human eye health and function. Scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) within the National Institutes of Health say there is consistent evidence that omega-3s protect against damage to the blood […]

by September 18, 2012
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Chocolate may reduce risk of stroke

Everyday we seem to read more and more about the many health benefits of  of dark chocolate.  Chocolate can help with weight loss, chocolate can be a brain booster, chocolate can be good for our heart. Enough chocolate?  Not just yet, now we hear that one bar of chocolate a week […]

by September 3, 2012