What Yoga Can Do For Your Joints And Bones

Frequently I hear my patients complain that they feel stiff all over especially in the morning when they first get out of bed. It takes them several moments of stumbling around and/or taking a warm shower before they can finally limber up. When I tell them that there is a form of exercise that can help banish that stiffness and creaky joints, their response is often one of surprise. It’s true, though. That exercise is the ages-old practice of Yoga. Here’s why.

Not All Heart Disease Risk Factors Get Equal Treatment

Homocysteine is an amino acid that your body uses as part of its metabolism. In a normal, healthy person, the body cleans up any excess homocysteine. But if you don’t have the right nutrients available then your homocysteine levels begin to climb. Doctors use a blood test to measure homocysteine. If your levels get up above nine, then your risk of cardiovascular diseases begins to increase.

Proven Anti-Aging Benefits Of A Calorie-Restricted Diet

Recently there’s been a lot of discussion about slowing the aging process down through a calorie-restricted diet. And the preliminary research about this calorie-restricted dieting suggests that it may be the most promising strategy to increase longevity.

Microwaves…Friend Or Foe?

I have to admit that a microwave is not the healthiest way to cook. I’m sure most of you have been using a microwave for some time so please don’t stop entirely on account of what I’m about to tell you. But I am going to suggest you limit using it to preparing the occasional snack or disinfecting your kitchen sponges. There is enough evidence to suggest that they can destroy important nutrients in your food.

Your Guide To Getting The Most From Your Multivitamin

I had a patient the other day asking why I had recommended a multivitamin to him when research now shows multivitamins cause prostate cancer. He’d heard a report on a study that suggested men who take multivitamins have a higher rate of prostate cancer. This is so far from the truth that it scares me about what people are reading.

You Can Prevent the Leading Cause of Blindness Through Good Nutrition

Every year hundreds of thousands of people go blind because of macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. Fortunately, if you get the right nutrients, you can go a long way to preventing it.

The Role Flexibility Plays In Improving Your Health

Increased flexibility provides you with a number of health benefits. When you are more flexible, you feel better. Your body works better. You are less likely to become injured. You can exercise without discomfort and without getting too sore the next day. Increasing your flexibility through stretching does many good things. It increases your range of motion, so you are able to move with less resistance and with less energy.

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