Health Tip: PROCESSED FOODS

by kathryn629 on December 30, 2011

Trans fatty acids found in margarine, processed baked goods, fried foods and saturated fats found in meat and full fat dairy products have been shown to make brain cells hard and rigid.  These fats also interfere with your brain’s ability (…)

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Health Tip: MEDITATION

by kathryn629 on December 28, 2011

Daily meditation has been shown to promote a feeling of inner peace.  Meditating for as little as 15 minutes per day will promote relaxation and reduce stress.

Health Tip: CORTISOL

by kathryn629 on December 26, 2011

Cortisol is a hormone released when you experience stress.  Elevated cortisol levels are directly related to accelerated signs of aging, skin disorders, memory loss, body fluid retention and high blood pressure

Health Tip: ALMONDS

by kathryn629 on December 24, 2011

A study in the Journal of Nutrition found that people who replaced half the fat in their diets with almonds and almond oil reduced total cholesterol by 4% and LDL cholesterol by 6% and triglycerides by 14%.

Health Tip: PESTICIDES

by kathryn629 on December 21, 2011

Some conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain more pesticides than others.  The fruits and vegetables with the highest concentration of pesticides are: apples, bell peppers, celery, cherries, imported grapes, nectarines, pears, potatoes, red raspberries, spinach and strawberries.