Original article from Vital Health by Sherry Baker with Craig Weatherby The idea that emotions affect physical health is supported by good deal of evidence. Persistent anger, anxiety, and/or depression are all linked to chronic inflammation and the major diseases it promotes. Depression may be the worst heart-health risk, raising the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart attacks, and other adverse outcomes even more than anger or anxiety can. And there are clear, mutually reinforcing
Original article from The Chopra Center It seems like everywhere I look these days people are on a juice cleanse or doing a detox diet. But it is important to know how to do a proper detox so that your system is actually cleansed of toxins rather than mobilizing toxins from fat storage to your bloodstream where they can cause significant problems. A patient I saw several years ago is a common example of good
Original article appeared in The Wall Street Journal As the number of centenarians rises in the U.S., so does the incidence of disease and loneliness. But the upside includes seeing great-grandchildren and witnessing history. Do you want to live to be 100? “Why not?” says Betty Donovan, 92. Her older sister, Annamarie Donovan, is 108 and in good health. Annamarie got her first iPad when she was 100 and is now on her third upgrade.
Original article from Food Revolution When it comes to raw vs cooked vegetables, what are the healthiest ways to eat them to get the most nutrients? Learn what the science and the experts say about the best ways to prepare your veggies to get the most benefits. Raw diets have been getting a lot of attention. Some people believe eating raw foods means you’re getting more nutrients. Or that cooking food kills the natural enzymes
Original article available on CNN “Ultraprocessed” describes many foods, including pre-prepared dishes found in grocery store freezers, packaged baked goods, dehydrated soups, ice cream, sugary cereals and fizzy beverages. Two separate studies published Wednesday in The BMJ link eating the popular factory-made fare with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and an increased risk of early death. While a direct cause-effect relationship has yet to be established, the researchers of both studies note that previous studies have associated