Who Needs a Blood Pressure Monitor?

With every beat of your heart, blood is pumped through your body (to the tune of 100 gallons per hour!). The pressure it exerts against blood vessel (artery/vein) walls is known, simply, as “blood pressure.” Blood pressure changes consta ...

Should I See a Nutritionist?

It’s hard enough trying to figure out what you should and shouldn’t eat””but you may also have questions about when you should eat, how much you should eat, what supplements you should take and what you should be doing to maintain o ...

Lemons: More Than Just a Sour Fruit

When life gives you lemons”¦ of course”¦ you make lemonade! But beyond a traditional treat on hot summer days, lemonade contains vitamins and minerals that promote good health. Lemons are rich in vitamin C (50 mg per 100 grams of juice), ...

Help Kids Focus, Naturally!

The ability to multi-task may be an asset in adulthood, but when kids start juggling more than one thing at a time, it could harm their development. Overstimulated, multi-tasking children can develop learning and communication problems, not to mentio ...

The Health Benefits of Yoga

Your neighbor does it. Your sister-in-law does it. Even your boss has jumped on board. If it seems like everyone you know is practicing yoga, you’re probably right. This 5,000-year-old Indian art form has swept the nation as a favorite fitness ...

Krill: The Helpful Crustacean

Step aside, salmon; another sea creature is creeping into your territory and has become a widely popular alternative to fish oil sources of omega-3 essential fatty acids. If you haven’t heard of krill, they are tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that ...

Stay Positive, Stay Healthy?

Having an upbeat outlook is certainly helpful to withstand the stresses of daily life. But can a good attitude actually lead to good health? According to new research, even when considering major factors such as smoking, age and gender, there may sti ...