Archive for October, 2008

Have scientists discovered a way to turn back the clock and extend our expiration date?

Aging and how to slow down the aging process has been a hot topic on many talk shows and in dozens of books and magazines recently. Everyone that I have approached with the question, “How would you like to live 25 years longer?, has answered  “Absolutely”, but most add, “especially if it could be a quality life”. Although our parents and grandparents seemed to accept aging as something unavoidable, the baby boomer generation are just not buying it. Consequently, scientific researchers are spending billions of dollars to unlock the science of aging. (more…)

Vitamins- Are you confused? Become a smart consumer!

Many people believe that all vitamins and dietary supplements are the same, so why not just buy the cheapest or the one that has the catchy advertising? How can all those different brands be that much different?

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Habits of Holistic Living

There are many things that the average person does on a daily basis, that others who have adopted habits of holistic living have eliminated from or added to their life. These people really do look younger and say that they definitely feel younger. After interviewing several people that I have observed living a holistic lifestyle, I decided to make a list of things that they “do” and “do not” maintain in their daily lives.

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Make "going green" more than just a catchy phrase!

Go Green …it’s healthier than you think!

Make “going green” more than just a catchy line. Make it a part of your family’s life—every day with help from non-toxic household cleaning products. (more…)

12 Healthy Tips for the Holidays

Oh, the holidays! Family dinners, neighborhood get-togethers and office parties are full of stress and festive fare. The last thing on anybody’s wish list this season is higher blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels, or weight gain. Here are a few tips to help you reduce the negative impact of holiday celebrations on your health.

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The Effects of Air Pollution

Studies have shown that adults in the nation’s most polluted cities — even cities that meet EPA air quality standards — are 15% to 17% more likely to die prematurely than those in cities with the cleanest air (Source: Dockery, et al., Harvard School of public Health, 1995).

But What About the Kids?

It is recognized that because of their physiology, children are at greater risk than adults are from both short- and long-term illness from breathing noxious air.

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Soy Protein

I hear some people say that soy is good for you, and some say that it is bad?  What is the story?

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Water Facts

Statistics:

  • 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. (Likely applies to half the world population.)
  • In 37% of Americans, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
  • Even mild dehydration will slow down one’s mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
  • One glass of water shut down midnight hunger pains for almost 100% of the dieters studied in a U-Washington study.
  • Preliminary research indicates that 8-10 glasses of water a day could significantly ease back and joint pain for up to 80% of sufferers.

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FAST FACTS on Indoor Air Pollution

According to a U.S. EPA advisory, “Long-term health effects from repeated exposure to polluted air include some respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer.”

The advisory is found on the EPA website at www.epa.gov/iaq and adds, “It is prudent to improve indoor air quality in your home, even when symptoms are not yet noticeable” (emphasis added).

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