Eat Your Way to Healthier Sleep

SubscribeButton-websleepLong work weeks are interfering with sleep for millions of Americans, according to a new study released by the National Sleep Foundation on March 3, 2008. The survey of 1,000 people showed that most of us average just six hours and 40 minutes of sleep a night, far below the seven and a half to eight hours recommended by medical experts. Continue reading “Eat Your Way to Healthier Sleep”

Good Nutrition Fuels Healthy Child Development

SubscribeButton-webnutrition child developmentDuring childhood, optimal nutrition is critical to proper growth and development. Unfortunately, many children today don’t receive adequate amounts of key vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Experts have identified the following vitamins and minerals as especially vital for promoting a child’s long-term health: Continue reading “Good Nutrition Fuels Healthy Child Development”

Add Calcium to Your Weight-Loss Tool Kit

Your mom knew what she was talking about when she told you to drink your milk for strong bones. And “Got Milk?” has become part of our lexicon. So most of us have gotten the message that calcium is important for healthy bones. But did you know calcium also can help you lose weight?
Researchers compiling the results of five studies were surprised to learn a higher intake of calcium was associated with a lower BMI and body weight. In fact, women weighed an average of 18 pounds less for every 1,000 mg of calcium they consumed! Continue reading “Add Calcium to Your Weight-Loss Tool Kit”