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4 surprising health foods this Thanksgiving

sugar, health, sugar, health, holidayAll of us have been there… sitting at the table after a big holiday meal, feeling heavy and in need of a serious nap.

In the name of good family and friends, many of us willingly fall off the health wagon, giving in to the snacks, breads, sweets and larger-than-life portion sizes.

There is good news for your … Read More

Why the next few months are critical for your heart

blood pressure, heartI’ve started taking lukewarm showers in the morning, instead of my usual steamy 20 minutes of utter surrender and relaxation. You don’t need a lot of time, if you’re quick about it, to lather up and condition your hair.

A friend of mine says he never has a hot shower because it dries out his skin. And when … Read More

Harvard’s scientific trick: Healthy food becomes irresistible?

healthy eating, brainDon’t like the taste of wheatgrass or cod liver oil? How about broccoli, my least favorite childhood vegetable?!

If it sounds like something you wouldn’t ever try, or can’t bring yourself to eat, think again. Recent research has suggested that there is, in fact, a way you can be “trained” to like those less than palatable foods.

A … Read More

Eggs, butter, cheese: The newly discovered benefits

511524451I’m not so worried about fat anymore. Not because I’m the skinniest woman on the planet, but fat has a lot going for it.

I’m eating full-fat Greek yogurt, blue cheese in my turkey burgers, and homemade granola with plenty of nuts.

Fat, the healthy kind, is back in vogue these days. For years, government dietary guidelines recommended … Read More

Disease-fighting power of this humble vegetable…

blood pressure, diabetesAlthough fall means the days will get cooler and shorter, those harvest vegetables are now in season – and they have so many health benefits to offer.

One vegetable, in particular, packs a punch when it comes to providing you with your daily intake of vitamins and keeping you healthy right through the winter. This superstar food is … Read More

Are you making this blood sugar control mistake?

diabetes, foodFour years ago my doctor told me I was borderline diabetic and could be looking at long-term daily medication for type 2 diabetes. I was shocked. It couldn’t be true, could it?

I thought I had my health in control, for the most part – working out with cardio and weights in my condo gym on a regular … Read More

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