A great photo series today in the Huffington Post focuses on the healthiest nuts. What kind of nuts are best for heart health? For brain health? For men? For women? I won’t give away the answers so as to not steal the value from the story.
For immune health, research shows a variety of nuts [...]
Coca-Cola was shooting a television commercial at the warehouse across the street from the Embria Health Sciences headquarters in central Iowa last week. The commercial will air during the Olympics, and who was the star of the ad? Iowa’s own Shawn Johnson, Olympic gymnastics gold medalist in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
The video crew invited [...]
I was at one of our city’s favorite eating establishments last night. It’s a Cajun and barbecue place. One of the side orders is a creamed corn with hot peppers in a smokey cream sauce. It’s to die for and I get it every time.
Another hot pepper story is when I bought my college daughters [...]
I just finished reading the Walter Issacson biography of Steve Jobs. Toward the end, Issacson writes about Jobs’ cancer, and how he was hardly eating at all during the final stages of his treatment. His doctors urged him to consume some “high quality protein” such as eggs, to keep him strong enough to endure cancer [...]
Research is strongly indicating that exercise is beneficial for healthy immune function. Especially moderate exercise. On the other hand, there is growing research showing intense physical workouts, such as marathons, triathlons, body building, etc., and all the training that goes into preparing for competitions, can actually weaken immune function, making the body vulnerable to illness [...]
I’ve written a quite a bit about sugar on this blog. Processed, refined sugar that is. It can inhibit immune function–depress production of white blood cells–and contribute other problems like obesity, diabetes, etc.
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a 60 Minutes piece on new research about sugar and health (video above). One [...]
In the nutrition world, we hear a lot of terms like life extension, anti-aging, age-defying, etc. We hear of “science” showing that there’s really no reason we can’t live to be 150…or 200.
On this Easter weekend, I offer a few personal thoughts about life on earth. And with the passing of Mike Wallace last [...]
I just saw a picture of Alec Baldwin. He looked amazing. Sure he’s a bit older, but he looks nearly as svelte and in the same fighting trim as he was in Hunt For Red October. He’s lost 30 pounds.
His secret? Cutting out processed sugar.
I can bet there are other health benefits he’s [...]