Archive for April, 2015

Feeling Stressed? Add These Foods to Your Diet

Deadlines. Bills. Hardly a moment to slow down. When we feel stress, we often grab a handful of M & M’s from the office candy jar or order a pizza with all the toppings. Instead, try these foods, which have a biochemical reaction that reduces our body’s reaction to stress. Green Leafy Vegetables According to […]

Is Happiness Good for Your Health?

Does a positive attitude impact your health? We know long term, ongoing stress or fear can alter our body systems in a way that may lead to illnesses like cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes. Ongoing anger and anxiety may even cause changes in the heart’s electrical stability and may be at the root of inflammation. […]

Asparagus Soup with Lemon & Parmesan: Seasonal Treat

  Spring’s bounty brings a bounty of healthy produce like asparagus and strawberries to farmers markets and your local grocery store. Asparagus is considered by any to be one of the world’s healthiest foods, an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, copper, selenium, vitamin B2, C, and E, as well as a very good source […]

Exercise Beats Vitamin D Supplements to Prevent Injuries in Older Adults

The New York Times recently reported that regular exercise focused on balance, weight bearing, agility, and strength may help prevent falls leading to injury in older adults. Finnish researchers conducted a two-year study of 409 women, 70 to 80, who were living at home. The women were assigned to one of four groups. One group took […]