Apples Are a Top Health Pick

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Crunch on this: Apples are a major source of disease-fighting nutrition neatly packaged in a delicious, easily portable, portion-controlled fruit. It turns out “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is based in fact. Science shows apples’ multiple health benefits — from your brain to your bowels. Continue reading “Apples Are a Top Health Pick”

Can Eating Right Reverse Metabolic Syndrome?

SubscribeButton-webfamily eatingSome things in life we have no control over… like rain on a picnic, taxes and teenage angst. But one thing you may be able to control is your risk of metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of symptoms that includes impaired glucose tolerance, high cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood pressure, and abdominal obesity. This dangerous package is often the pathway to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. A study also shows metabolic syndrome raises colon cancer risk by 75 percent. Continue reading “Can Eating Right Reverse Metabolic Syndrome?”

Could You Have a Heart Attack and Not Know It?

SubscribeButton-webheart attack and not know itDespite the important focus on breast cancer, heart disease is actually the leading killer of women in the United States. One problem is that heart attack symptoms in women aren’t always obvious or the same as in men. Less than 30 percent of women reported having chest pain or discomfort before their heart attacks, and 43 percent reported having no chest pain during any phase of the attack. Continue reading “Could You Have a Heart Attack and Not Know It?”

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”