Take in More for Better Cardiac Health
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major contributor to disability in this country. A recent study sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that in addition t [ … ]
Use Cold Water and Eco-Wise Detergents
Mom may have said that hot water washes best, but don’t give cold-water detergents the cold shoulder—today’s new products deliver clean laundry that’s easy on the pocketbook and the planet.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, an average [ … ]
Some relish seaweed, while others eye it with culinary suspicion. Now an article in the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports that many scientists have identified seaweed as a rich, potential source of heart-healthy food ingredients. A review of nearly [ … ]
Plastic is nearly impossible to avoid these days, but we should beware of its health impacts.
First, consider that the chemicals that form plastic compounds are let loose when plastic becomes worn, scratched or heated. When we use plastic containers for food and drinks and these chemicals are f [ … ]
Parents that believe playing Beethoven for their infant, investing in educational videos for their toddler or forcing schoolage youngsters to sit still and study for hours will help them to build a better brain have another “think” coming.
"People are anxious to do everything they can to im [ … ]
Resolving conflict benefits mind and body.
A significant amount of wearand-tear on the body comes from prolonged unresolved conflict—from not letting go, holding grudges and reliving situations over and over in your head,” says Raj Dhasi, a Toronto-based conflict management consultant who s [ … ]
Can eating a whole-wheat peanut butter cracker or sipping tart cherry juice help us sleep? Either is certainly worth a try, because most of us aren’t getting enough shut-eye. According to the nonprofit National Sleep Foundation, 64 percent of America’s adults frequently experience sleep problems; ne [ … ]
How to Keep the Mind Young and Memory Sharp
“Have you seen my keys?” “Now, why did I come in here?” “Her name is on the tip of my tongue.” If you catch yourself uttering such phrases, listen up:
"Memory generally starts to decline in our 30s, as the brain shrinks with age. One of the first and m [ … ]
Embracing Imperfections in Relationships
The ancient Japanese art form of Wabi Sabi honors all things old, weathered, worn and impermanent by perceiving the beauty in imperf [ … ]
It’s winter, and the chill is on. Instead of reaching for a calorie-dense vanilla café latte to warm up, try a cup of tea, the second most popular beverage in the world (after water, not lattes). Made from leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, teas’ distinct tastes and colors—black, green [ … ]