OK, this title is a little misleading. I don’t think we should eat these foods just for their alleged anti-inflammatory properties.
Inflammation, after all, is part of a healthy body’s healing process. It’s what helps us fight infection and heal wounds.
The real culprit to poor health is chronic inflammation, which has been associated with all kinds of diseases including diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, cardiovascular disease, allergies, and cancer.… read on
So many Americans, myself included, struggle to get a good night’s sleep.
Sometimes sleep problems are transient. Illness, a new baby, shift work, anxiety, grief, or many other life events can cause us to lose sleep.
But if the occasional night of wakefulness turns into weeks or months of sleepless misery, that’s insomnia. Insomnia is a physical condition that should be taken seriously and treated with the help of a … read on
I was flipping pages in a health magazine recently and ran across an ad for Eggland’s Best nutrient-fortified eggs.
The ad claims these eggs are superior because they “have more of the delicious, farm-fresh taste you and your family love,” plus “6 times more vitamin D, 10 times more vitamin E, and 25% less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.”
Are these statements true? And if they are, is the … read on
Beating stress is one of the basic tenets of good health, especially emotional health.
What is one of the most simple, low-cost, and effective stress busters?
And it’s drug-free, too!
Unlike power walking that increases cardiac fitness and helps us bag those 10,000 daily steps, mindful walking (aka walking meditation) sharpens our ability to stay in the moment. It encourages us to ignore—for just a few minutes every … read on
We know that the cholesterol-lowering drugs, statins, can help prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with known cardiovascular disease, such as someone who has already had a heart attack, or who smokes and has high blood pressure.
(It’s less clear if statins are helpful in healthy individuals with no risk factors for heart disease other … read on