Foods That Promote Healthy Aging

We all want to age healthfully and gracefully and there are certain lifestyle choices, including diet, that can help us reach that goal. Foods that are rich in certain nutrients and vitamins help to keep our bodies healthy on the inside and also promote longevity and youthfulness in our outer appearance. Berries are high in [. . . more]

Chlorella Effective for Cardiovascular Health

Many people tout the health benefits of “green” drinks and smoothies that look more like a Halloween or St. Patrick’s Day concoction. But what exactly are in these? Read the labels when buying to be sure but if one of the ingredients is Chlorella then you’ll know it is good for you. Why? Chlorella is [. . . more]

Sleep Apnea Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common but serious chronic condition associated with snoring that increases your risk for cardiovascular conditions and other illnesses and is a major cause of daytime fatigue. OSA is frequently associated with obesity or overweight, but can occur in people of any weight at any age. It causes you to [. . . more]

Alcohol Linked to Greater Risk of Cancer

For those who enjoy it, drinking alcohol can be a way to relax and socialize. Over the years, research has highlighted a few health benefits associated with “moderate drinking”, meaning 1 serving of alcohol for women and 2 for men per day. In a review published in March, 2014 , lead researcher Dr. James O’Keefe, [. . . more]

Smartphone Heart Monitor

Smartphone apps and wearable devices that can be used for health benefits are continuing to rise, not just in quantity, but also in quality and value to the health professional. Now, California-based Abbott Laboratories recently announced the FDA has approved the first insertable cardiac monitor that can link up with a smartphone app for monitoring [. . . more]

Binge Watching TV Increases Risk of Blood Clots

A new study by American researchers has shown that increased TV viewing can lead to a greater risk of developing blood clots, even in those who get the recommended amount of exercise. Carried out by Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont in Burlington and led by Dr. Mary Cushman, the study has [. . . more]