What Does It Feel Like to Change a Habit?

“At any given time, about only 20 percent of people needing to change an unhealthy behavior are actually prepared and ready to do so,” says Dr. Janice M. Prochaska who is the CEO of Pro-Change Behavior Systems. There are stages of change and many emotions that accompany what stage of change you are in. According […]

Shrimp Skillet with Sautéed Garlic Spinach

Shrimp cooks up in a flash and is an excellent option for those busy weeknights. Keep a bag of frozen shrimp on hand as a quick way to add protein to a number of dishes Shrimp Skillet with Sautéed Garlic Spinach Spinach:  1 tablespoon Coconut Oil 2 cloves of Garlic, minced 8 ounces fresh Spinach, […]

Sorting Out Supplements

In 2012, half of all Americans took at least one supplement according to Harvard Health Publications – 114 million individuals back then. It is likely a lot more today. Herbs, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and enzymes are all “supplements” according to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). And they come in many forms – drops, tablets, […]

Exercise Do’s and Don’ts

Do exercise, but don’t overdo it! Moving and getting enough exercise is an important part of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, but there are some definite do’s and don’ts when it comes to physical activity, especially for individuals with specific conditions. In general, when you are feeling under the weather, do analyze your symptoms first and don’t […]

Count Blessings Not Sheep to Sleep Well

It is 3:00 am in the morning, your mind is racing with worry and busy thoughts and all you can do is stare at the clock. How do you get back to sleep? Maybe you never fell asleep in the first place. The Sleep Foundation recommends if you are wide awake for more than 20 […]

Why Do I Ache?

Did you know that medical science did not really start investigating minor injuries until 1980 and what causes aches can still be a mystery? You don’t necessarily ache because you are growing older. In fact, many people mistakenly believe that age means infirmary or multiple painful conditions. Many activities and conditions can cause aches. But […]

What does Being “Old” Mean to You?

Living longer does not always mean additional years of declining. In fact, those that live to 100 do not have more health conditions, but fewer.  According to the Director of the Institute for Aging Research at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Nir Barzilai, centenarians are like a bottle of fine wine – better with […]

Out of this World or Not?

DNA damage is a real concern. In fact, we all have DNA damage but certain activities and diseases wreak more havoc on our genetic molecules. Our cells can only keep up for so long. But a discovery by an International team at UNSW School of Medical Sciences and Harvard Medical School has revealed how living […]

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