50% Reduction in Strokes

“50% Reduction in strokes among people who ate at least 25 grams a day of soluble fiber, found in beans, oatmeal, and many fruits and vegetables.”  Prevention.com December 2013

You + Friends = Better Health

“Hitting the holiday party is likely worth the effort: A new study suggests that time spend with loved ones may help your body fight inflammation.” Prevention.com December 2013

Clean Breakthrough…

“Tis the season for handshakes, and with recent news about the threat of antibiotic-resistant infections, you might be looking for a powerful weapon to protect yourself from the superbugs lurking among us.  Good news: Simple soap offers your best defense. Tricolsan, the ingredient found in any antibacterial products, isn’t better at fighting germs than its…

Cold Is Hot!

“Take advantage of winter’s chillier temperatures and move your workout outside to increase your fat burn.  A small study found that a type of fat cell known as brown fat can sense the cold.  To warm up, these cells release their energy as heat, torching calories and melting that other fat – the kind you…

Five New Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

1. Eat Low-Fat, Low-Sugar Yogurt – People who ate one or more 6 oz. servings of yogurt twice a week over 14 years were about 31% less likely to develop high blood pressure than people who didn’t eat yogurt. 2. Lift Weights – Women who pumped iron cut systolic blood pressure (the first number) by…