Our mood is affected by neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain), and food has a great ability to replenish or deplete those neurotransmitters. We choose certain foods when we are sad, depressed, or anxious – and there is evidence that chemicals play a role in these cravings. ...more
Health is truly a balance amongst all the systems of the body. The cells of our body are so interconnected that when you improve the balance of any one system, it improves the balance and vitality of the rest of the organ systems. For example, improving cardiovascular health improves digestive function....more
How many of us think about or pay attention to the health of our eyes? Eye health is not something the media is throwing at us daily, nor is it something devastating to our well-being unless it affects our sight. As we age, it becomes obvious that our sight is vital to our quality of life. Which begs the question, what can I do to take care of my eyes in addition to seeing my eye doctor every six months?...more
Summer gives us all a great excuse to lighten up and add more vibrant, fresh in-season fruits and vegetables to the mix.
“There are numerous health benefits, the strongest and most profound evidence is the protection of cardiovascular disease and diabetes,” says Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, a researcher, cardiologist, associate professor, and co director of the cardiovascular epidemiology program at Harvard School of Public Health. ...more
Methylation is easily defined as DNA modification. It is involved in the modification of heavy metals, regulation of gene expression, regulation of protein function, and RNA metabolism. Essentially methyl groups are the on/off switches of the cells' activities...more