September 20, 2014

Supplements Could Save Americans Billions

Supplements

That’s the compelling conclusion of a new study from a report commissioned by the Council for Responsible Nutrition. (I read about the study in an article from ww.nutraingredients-use.com, a source I love for its accurate, timely reporting on new studies about supplements and good-for-you foods.) The report and article include shocking statistics, like: 75% of our health care [...]

Magnesium, the Mineral You Can’t Afford To Neglect

Magnesium chart

This week saw the publication of yet another important study about the mineral magnesium, in the journal Atherosclerosis. Researchers in Japan studied nearly 60,000 people aged 40 to 79 for 14 years, dividing them into four levels of magnesium intake, from lowest to highest. Compared to those with the highest intake, men with the lowest [...]

Health Is A Bowl of Cherries

cherries

I’ve reported on psychological research about the color red, showing it uniquely conveys and activates intense feelings, like power and energy. (There’s a reason politicians favor red ties.) So in a way it’s no surprise that the cherry–particularly the tart cherry–is a powerful and energizing fruit. In fact, a recent study from researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University, [...]

Coffee Is Good For Your Brain (And The Rest of Your Body)

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Among health enthusiastis, coffee usually gets a bad rap. It’s said to be addictive…bad for your heart, nerves, bones and blood sugar…and altogther a dietary vice that is better off avoided. But as a health writer and health coach, I constantly encounter the opposite point-of-view: study after study shows coffee is good for you. (And person after person [...]

Sleep Less, Eat More

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Several studies reported and published in the past few days give us new insights into the link between sleep and health–specifically, 1) sleep and weight…2) sleep and heart disease…and 3) the dangers of sleeping pills. In the first study, scientists from the Mayo Clinic found that folks ate an average of 550 MORE CALORIES PER [...]

Ginger Better Than Aspirin For Muscle Pain

Ginger

As a book author, receiving a new book in the mail–the actual, physical version of the book I spent long, intense months researching and writing–is a very exciting event. Recently, I received my brand new copy of BOTTOM LINE’S BREAKTHROUGHS IN NATURAL HEALING 2012, a yearbook I write with my dear friends at Bottom Line Publications. (You can purchase the book [...]