Category Archives: Lifestyle & Aging

5 Foods that Support Your Immune System

With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, it’s crucial to maintain a healthy immune system. There are many things you can do to boost your immune system or to keep it from falling behind. Lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise can be incredibly powerful in maintaining the strength of the immune system. Today, let’s focus on […]

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Today, it seems that people are willing to try any health trend that comes along, no matter how odd it sounds. From eating only plants to eating only meat, from juice cleanses to detoxes…it can seem like every diet promises to promote health, lose weight, and improve fitness.  Many dietary strategies, however, don’t focus on what you […]

Memory, Aging, and How Sleep Can Help

There is a wealth of information supporting the notion that plenty of sleep (typically 7-8 hours each night) is necessary for proper brain function. But how much sleep do we really need? And why is sleep so important for brain activity and overall health?  Let’s take a look at how sleep supports brain health by examining… its […]

What are Macros?

Macronutrients, also called macros, are becoming more widely talked about in health and nutrition topics. Nutritionists often develop meal plans for patients based on macros, rather than calories alone. A healthy diet consists of the right nutrition, rather than limiting the intake of foods. That’s not to say that calories aren’t an essential factor for […]

Histamine, Allergies, and Your Immune System

With the coronavirus on everyone’s mind these days, the slightest sniffle, sneeze, and cough can be alarming. In today’s article, we aren’t going to dive into the science of viral infections. Instead, let’s take a look at another source for runny noses, scratchy throats, and red eyes…histamines!   What is Histamine? Histamine is a molecule […]

Cholesterol 101

What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is often viewed negatively by health and fitness enthusiasts, but it serves a critical role in our bodies. All animals create many important hormones using cholesterol as the precursor. Estrogen, testosterone, and corticosteroids–which are involved in many bodily functions such as regulating inflammation and metabolism–are composed of cholesterol.   What is “Good” […]

How to Set and Maintain Your New Year’s Resolutions

A new year and a new decade have arrived, and with them comes fresh energy to enact positive behavior changes and to create healthier habits. It’s the time to create resolutions, bold intentions, and strong declarations of purpose.  Sometimes, even after a promising start, that resolve that initially feels so good begins to fade after […]

5 Foods to Boost Energy and Brainpower

There’s really no other way to put it: your brain has everything to do with how you function every day. This bodily organ is a powerhouse that works non-stop, whether consciously or subconsciously, voluntarily or involuntarily. 

When it comes to mental clarity, cognition, and energy, most of us know that it’s the brain isn’t “firing on all cylinders.” The good news is that we can eat foods to kick those synapses and neurotransmitters into action. 

Here are five foods that will minimize brain fog and help you sharpen your brain for energy and focus. 

What You Need to Know About Sleep and Exercise

Your parents probably warned you about the dangers of not getting proper rest. Decades of research by scientists who study sleep have been showing that they were right. 

While retaining information and staying awake in class or while at work is important, the research makes it clear that proper sleep has extensive benefits to physical health, too. During the recovery period from exercise, these benefits can be profound. 

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