It is a true luxury to be able to lounge around in the morning without places to go and people to see. Afforded the luxury of time, you can prepare a splendid assortment of eggs, meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts worthy of our caveman ancestors. After all, they didn’t have to go to work by 8am, so why should we?
Eating healthy should be as tasty as it is effective. What could be better than living a long time, in excellent health, loving every bite of food along the way? In our quest for excellent health, antioxidants are one of the most commonly overlooked – and most tasty – elements of a truly healthy diet. Antioxidants are powerful drugs that
If you’re following a healthy diet you probably don’t need a whole lot of vitamins since you get plenty in the food you eat. But the one vitamin you won’t find in food is vitamin D. In fact, only oily fish like salmon and cod have any appreciable levels of vitamin D. We typically rely on the sun (not food)
CoQ10 is a potent antioxidant that is produced by most tissues in the human body. We get CoQ10 from the food we eat, and we make it ourselves to help protect our cells from oxidative damage. There is a theoretical advantage to taking CoQ10 with statins, as the active compound in statins inhibits production of CoQ10 by the liver. CoQ10 depletion
Over 70 million people take cholesterol medicine every day, making it about a $20 billion annual market. While it’s certainly true that lowering your cholesterol can greatly reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke, is prescription medication really the best way to reduce cholesterol levels? Making some simple dietary changes like reducing the amount of animal fat and
Having a low HDL, or good cholesterol, is a tough problem to have. HDL cholesterol carries cholesterol away from the arteries, clearing out the blockages that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Low HDL is only one risk factor for a heart attack, but it’s the only one for which no medicine exists. We can lower your bad
Kicking off our Q&A Series, this question came in from one of our members: Can I open up my capsules of red yeast rice and add to a smoothie instead of taking them whole? Absolutely. There’s nothing special about the red yeast rice capsule itself that enhances the effectiveness of your supplements. The only benefit to the capsule is that
Staying hydrated and preventing dehydration is critical to your good health and your ability to get results in the gym. There is no scientific formula for optimal hydration, but there are a few guidelines to help you reach your goals. Humans are supposed to drink water, only water. There wasn’t anything else on the planet until about 10,000 years ago
A stroll through Whole Foods is all it takes to appreciate that this is the height of tomato season: the first thing you see upon walking through the doors is a wide, colorful array of beautiful heirloom tomatoes. If you aren’t lucky enough to grow them at home, they are there for the taking, beckoning you with their multi-colored hues.
Snacking is a necessary part of life, and without healthy snacks you’ll undoubtedly get hungry and start grabbing the wrong foods. Plan ahead and keep these handy for times when a meal isn’t an option. Also, remember that if you are frequently snacking you may want to add an extra meal during the day so you aren’t going long without