Do you look forward to your old age? Sadly, aging has become nearly synonymous with a handful of medical concerns, rather than with ripening healthily into greater wisdom and experience. What if these age-related concerns all had a common denominator, something that, if nipped in the bud, would lower your risk of not just one,
Could your diet protect your brain as you age? In 2015, researchers at Rush University wanted to see if dietary changes could stave off cognitive decline in the elderly. They combined the Mediterranean diet with the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) into a hybrid diet called “the MIND diet.” Researchers compared all three diets for
Apparently, heart disease is on the rise! The Wall Street Journal analyzed rising rates of heart disease among middle-aged Americans (between 45 and 64), finding some of the healthiest places, like Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Greeley, Colorado, saw some of the highest death rates from heart disease, with a rise of nearly 25% in 2015-2016, compared to 2010-11.1
Winter Woes: Dry, Dry, Dry Dry eyes are a common nuisance during winter months, exacerbated by dry heat at night and general dryness that just comes with the territory of winter. According to Ayurveda, winter is vata, air, or dry season, when even water dries out and becomes snow. The antidote to the cold and
Where to Find Vitamin C For humans, consuming vitamin C is essential because we cannot make our own, like other mammals do. Therefore, consuming enough vitamin C is a requirement for optimal health. In summer, the abundance of fruits and vegetables makes this pretty easy. But in winter, fresh vitamin C-rich foods are scarce. While
While researchers and scientists are not known for taking herbal or nutritional supplements, a group of journalists from Inverse queried six scientists to see what supplements, if any, they take on a regular basis.1 Five very important supplements were on top of their lists. TURMERIC The most common supplement taken by scientists is the Ayurvedic
It’s easy to get into a routine: eating, working, and exercising in the same ways day after day. But did you know that microbes in the air change from one season to the next? Did you know that microbes in your gut should be changing from one season to the next? Did you know that receptors in your brain for mood hormones also change seasonally?
Do you ever notice that you feel differently in the summer and winter? That you crave different foods, have different sleeping patterns, or experience different moods? Well, we are circadian beings, which means our ability to survive and thrive as a species depends on our connection to the rhythms of nature.
The Framingham Heart Study, which launched in 1948, is an ongoing, large-scale study on the residents of Framingham, Massachusetts. Over the past 70 years, the project has provided substantial insight into identifying the risk factors for cardiovascular disease. In February 2018, a report was published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology in which researchers evaluated
The benefits of a plant-based diet are hard to ignore. Research shows that vegetarians typically have lower body mass index, lower total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, and lower blood pressure. Compared to non-vegetarians, vegetarians have lower rates of death from ischemic heart disease and decreased incidence of hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain