by Mark Force, DC
Long-lived peoples characteristically eat in moderation and fast periodically. These forms of caloric restriction have been studied extensively in lab animals and the results are very convincing: lab animals on caloric-restricted diets or those on regimens of fasting or intermittent fasting (IF) lived longer and exhibited fewer degenerative diseases as they aged...
Editor's Note: Periodically fasting can provide dramatic health benefits to your nervous system, blood sugar levels, brain function, and slow the aging process.
by Neda Smith, FDN, CMTA, CHHC
ATH Co-Editor of Holistic Nutrition
Thanksgiving has come and gone and that was just the beginning of the eating frenzy. It keeps on going till after the New Year when we all resolve to go on yet another "diet" to only be frustrated on "how did I get myself in this position yet once again."...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: The holidays bring forth lots of joy, fun and laughter as well as lots of holiday parties and eating. Here is a great guide to help you navigate the holidays without gaining weight, feeling tired and sluggish. Lets start the New Year with a different resolution.
by Sarah Harding
Serotonin is a chemical found naturally in the brain and body. Eating certain foods can increase serotonin levels resulting in positive mood changes...
Editor's Note: If you find yourself in the those Winter Holiday blahs, here are several great ideas for boosting your spirit and elevating your mood.
Editor's Note from Michael Jones: Recent studies have shown the healing power of our food. Eating healthfully can help rid the body of disease and chronic pain. Give your body the right foods it needs to promote Wellness in the body.
by Dr. Keri Chiappino and Dr. W. Brent Reynolds
Keep inflammation and pain at bay today with the tips below:
Have as many foods as you can with Omega 3 fats on the table such as walnuts and winter squash...
by Michelle Gregg
What comes to mind when you see the bright orange skin and funny, lumpy shape of a pumpkin? Jack-o’-Lanterns, witches and warlocks? Tiny, spooky creatures at your door announcing “trick or treat?" Or do you think more of the harvest, Thanksgiving, family gatherings and pumpkin pie?
by Patty Minall
Whether you feel thirsty or not, Rayner Hoffmeister of Monashee water systems reminded me that we need to be drinking at least 64 ounces of water each and every day...
Editor's Note from Sam Rafoss: A reminder to drink water. Although most people know they need to drink water, many go through the day without drinking enough.
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