Why is Vitamin D Important?

why is vitamin d important

According to The Chopra Center’s article “The Importance of Vitamin D” by Valerie Sjoberg, L.Ac., Vitamin D has a slue of health benefits you do not want to miss out on. Are you getting enough vitamin D? According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, two thirds of the U.S. population was deficient…

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Easy Breezy Rice or Macaroni Salad with Herbed Oil & Vinegar Dressing

macaroni salad with herb oil dressing

Who wants to spend long hours in the kitchen on a beautiful summer day when you could be frolicking at the beach with family and friends? Here is a simple, healthy, and delicious dish that you can make to take with you.  All you need are the following ingredients (scroll down to find the printable…

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Jumbo Banana Nut Muffins

These muffins are intended to be mega – size, and appealing to those who want more. The muffins are nutritiously delicious, so you needn’t feel badly about eating the whole thing. However, you can make 12 muffins with this recipe instead of 9 mega (jumbo) muffins. Over-ripe bananas are good to use to make these muffins…

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Record High Obesity Rate for US Women

high obesity rate women - women holding belly fat

According to Stat’s article Obesity rate among women reaches record high in the US, by ANNA VLASITS @AnnaIntegrated A shocking 40 percent of women in the US are obese! Survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association also found that 35 percent of men are…

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Exercise: Don’t Worry, Be Active

exercise: don't worry. be active.

People with Panic and anxiety disorders may want to go to the gym. According to a study, exercising regularly may prevent anxiety, stress and even future panic attacks.  Researchers tested the anxiety levels of adults without panic disorders and asked them how often they worked out and how hard. The participants then breathed in a…

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Long-Term Bone Health Linked to High-Load Exercise

bone health

Article as posted on Healio Endocrine Today…  Compared with nonweight-bearing activities, such as cycling, running and other exercises that put greater strain on bones may help improve long-term bone health, according to study findings presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Munich. “Chronic large and repetitive loads — as in mountain ultramarathon, but also…

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How to Visualize Goals Through Meditation

“How to Use Meditation to Visualize Your Goals” by Tris Thorp on The Chopra Center: Full article HERE. One of the most inspiring and powerful things you can do as a human being is to visualize what it is that you want to manifest, and then make it happen. The power of the mind is…

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The Benefits of Just Having Fun for Better Health & Fitness (Video)

Summer is a great time for families to have fun together. It is also a great opportunity for stroke survivors to get in some exercise in the form of leisure-time physical activity. Those of you with a clean bill of health after your stroke, it is time to consider getting active again, or maybe for…

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Inflammation-Calming Berries And Cherries

Spring and summer are the seasons of mouth-watering cherries and berries. These fresh, sweet-tasting snacks not only delight the palate; they come with a gift of taming chronic, systemic inflammation. Eating anti-inflammatory foods (and avoiding foods that cause inflammation, such as refined grains, sugar, and hydrogenated fats) can help keep inflammation in check and reduce…

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Looking for a snack? Pick something with soluble fiber. A study of African Americans and Latinos found that for every 10-gram increase in how much soluble fiber they consumed daily, their amount of visceral fat which surrounds the organs was reduced by nearly 4 percent over five years. Good sources of soluble fiber include apple,…

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