Flaxseed, Exercise and Your Heart

The heart is a muscle, the most important one on the list. Legs that hurt from pedaling a bike all over the county or biceps that burn from curls are little more than an annoyance. A heart that hurts…

Grape Seed (Extract) Kills Germs

Grapes have been around for a long time, their attributes being praised by the Egyptians six thousand years ago. The healing powers of grapes had been tapped by the ancient Greeks, usually in the…

Reduce Inflammation through Weight Loss

Some of us know inflammation too well. When getting out of bed in the morning becomes an auditory event in your joints that rivals a flamenco dancer’s castanets, you know inflammation. What you may…

Fat Blocking Soda?

Now we can eat all the fat we want in a meal and still lose weight. Forget that two cheeseburgers, fries and a soda, or fried onions rings/mushrooms and a juicy prime cut of beef with a gooey baked…

Sleep Deprivation may Lead to Impaired Insulin Response in Fat Cells

Insulin response? Huh? It’s just what it says, the way the body responds to insulin and the challenges that excite it in the first place. Insulin, as you recall, is a polypeptide hormone secreted by…

Tuning In Your ADD/ADHD Child

All of us know children who have a hard time staying still, who find it difficult to listen, who can’t follow directions no matter how many times you present them, and who occasionally blurt out…

OMEGA-3’S Effect On Aging

Have you ever stopped to think there might be a difference between aging and getting old? Some ancient texts declare old age a virtue and a blessing, commanding the elderly to be respected for their…

Is Your Hippocampus On A Hippo Campus?

Well, if you have half a mind, you have a whole hippocampus. It’s the part of the brain in charge of long-term memory (Where are the car keys?) and spatial relations (Will this car fit into that…

Vitamin C For Bone Health?

The human skeleton offers shape and protection to the body. It supplies a place for organs to attach or to be supported. It comprises 206 bones, the largest of which is the thigh (femur). It makes up…

The Secret About Cellulite Is No Secret At All

That dimpled skin on the thighs, hips and buttocks that looks like bubble wrap is the result of uneven distribution of body fat. It’s not serious, but it does little for self-image. That can be…