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Beating S.A.D With Supplements and Outdoor Time

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

Beating S.A.D With Supplements and Outdoor Time

Do you feel like you get more depressed in the winter? If so, chances are you are not crazy! Great news, right? What’s better - there are simple ways to beat seasonal depression. First, let’s backtrack. Why are you getting sad during the winter in the first place?  Seasonal Affective Disorder Chances are, you are suffering from something called seasonal affective disorder. In

What Happens With Too Much Or Too Little Salt?

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

What Happens With Too Much Or Too Little Salt?

Salt, or Sodium, is something we need in our diets to live. However, our body needs a very specific amount. Though guidelines recommend only 6g of salt per day, Americans often have an average of 8.5g each day.  This increased amount of salt can lead to all kinds of issues, including heart disease or high blood pressure. A question we often get is, how do I know if the salt 

Four Changes to Make for Heart Health

May 17 , 2021

Morrisa Schwartz

Four Changes to Make for Heart Health

Maintaining a heart-healthy diet means preventing heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, and heart failure. Many people know that dietary changes play a large role in keeping a healthy heart.  However, the specific changes needed can be a bit vague. In addition to eating healthy, it is important to think about your physical activity, smoking

Lack of Health & Fitness in Midlife Connected to Decreased Brain Volume

May 17 , 2021

Stephen Smith

Lack of Health & Fitness in Midlife Connected to Decreased Brain Volume

Studies suggest that we may put ourselves at more risk of cognitive decline if we don't maintain our health & fitness. They have proven the significant impact of lifestyle on one's physical health, but the decline in cognitive functioning seems to be inevitable as we grow old. And so, it is also important to look at how health & fitness affect our cognitive function and

Metabolic Syndrome | Reversing Metabolic Syndrome with Nuts and Olive Oil

May 17 , 2021

Stephen Smith

Metabolic Syndrome | Reversing Metabolic Syndrome with Nuts and Olive Oil

Experts have been studying to expand metabolic syndrome treatment options for patients. A recent Spanish study indicated that Mediterranean diet, specifically its extra-virgin olive oil and nuts contents, reversed the symptoms of metabolic syndrome in nearly 30% of participants. Once again, this study proved the effectiveness of natural remedies. Read on for more

May 17 , 2021

Stephen Smith

Can Sugar Raise BP?

Can Sugar Raise BP?  It’s a common misconception that people must cut down on salt intake to reduce the risk of stroke, which causes about 3 million deaths annually all over the world. However, in new studies, researchers found that, in fact, sugar is more to blame for raised blood pressure than salt. The belief that blood pressure rises due to a high salt intake and leads to