The Heart of the DASH and Mediterranean Diets: Fruit and Vegetables

Some of the best fruit and vegetables are now in season. Here are some tips to help you make the best choices. The deepest colors are the healthiest. Paler shades are typically lower in nutrient density. Amazing how nature provides… Read More

Turmeric: Anti-inflammatory, Omega-3 Booster, and More

Turmeric been used in Indian cooking for thousands of years-both for culinary and medicinal purposes. New research has revealed the wisdom behind this ancient practice, with turmeric shown to have potent anti-inflammatory properties with possible benefits ranging from arthritis to… Read More

Truth in Olive Oil

Olive oil is recognized internationally as the signature flavor of the Mediterranean diet, adding both taste and nutritional benefits. Guest contribution by Carol D’Anca MS, CNS, LDN: Olive oils’s  designation as a  “heart healthy oil” refers to it’s exceptional composition… Read More

Keeping Statin Side-Effects Above the Radar

Statins can help save lives. But the benefits come with a price for some who experience life changing problems that are never suspected as being drug related. Statins are clearly one very important part of a prevention program for those… Read More

Surprising Foods That Lower Blood Sugar

A Spoonful of Cinnamon Makes the Sugar Go Down –   Did you know that as little as 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon a day can lower your blood sugar by 6% ? A great addition to oatmeal, cereals, yogurt… Read More

Foods that Fight High Blood Pressure

Sooner of later, high blood pressure is bound to sneak up. 50% of adults have it by age 60. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to depressurize with diet. BLUEBERRIES The deep purple of blueberries is the signature of… Read More

High Blood Pressure: Benefits of Optimizing Natural Approaches

What matters is not only how low you get it, but but how you get it low. That is the basis for the new blood pressure guidelines that call for raising the threshold in people 60 and older for treating… Read More

Timing Matters: Don’t Start Your Meal With Carbs

That basket of warm rolls presented to your table is surely tempting, but a starchy start to your meal is probably not the best choice…for some new, and unexpected reasons. Most people are aware that bread and rolls are calorie… Read More

Change Your DNA with Diet? Yes!

A new study shows that a Mediterranean diet protects DNA linked to longevity. A special piece of DNA, called a telomere, forms a cap at the end of our chromosome that protects the genetic material inside. Longer telomeres offer more… Read More

Coconut Oil: Panacea or Poision?

Depending on where you look on the web, you can find either conclusion. Of course, the facts support some place in between-with some surprising twists in the story. Here is what is definitely known about coconut oil: The main saturated… Read More