Last month, a study showed that vegetarian diets result in more weight loss than non-vegetarian diets. While the study is new, we’ve known for a while that vegetarians may experience a variety of health benefits, including reduced risk of hypertension and diabetes. But does this mean that going vegetarian automatically makes you healthier than a meat eater? Not necessarily…Continue reading
With so many outstanding varieties of fruits and vegetables available to us, how should we choose which ones to serve in our salads or steam for our side dishes? Add a bit of each color to your daily dietary color palette so that you can obtain an ideal range of micronutrients every day and paint your optimal health masterpiece.Continue reading
While you may have a family history of obesity, diabetes, heart disease or even cancer, studies on how environmental factors influence and regulate gene activity—epigenetics—suggest day-to-day choices can defy supposed genetic predispositions and fight disease.Continue reading
A couple of months ago, Rosie O’Donnell saved my mom’s life with HEPPP, which is the acronym she made up to help women remember the signs of heart attacks in women – which are different than the classic signs in men.
Learn more about the signs of heart attack and the ten steps you can take to support your heart and decrease your risk for a heart attack.Continue reading
Taking care of your gut is one of the most important things you can do for your health—bar none. That’s because your gut contains your microbiome. The microbiome, located in your gastrointestinal tract, consists of trillions of microbes that outnumber our cells roughly 10 to one—and they play a key role in how well your immune system, digestion and brain all function.
People with low levels of good bacteria (the microbes that help fight disease) in their microbiome are likely to suffer from conditions that have been linked to poor gut health, like autoimmune diseases, neurodegenerative diseases and inflammatory bowel disease, which can lead to colorectal cancer.Continue reading