Eat Your Way to Lower Blood Pressure

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2014 by Health_and_Fitness

heart health High blood pressure is a killer, and a sneaky one. Long before any real symptoms appear, hypertension can wreak havoc in the body, damaging blood vessels, heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes. High blood pressure is the most common cardiovascular disease worldwide, affecting 20% of the adult population. Since the risk of developing hypertension increases as we age, there will be even more people with this . . . more »

Here Come the Holidays!

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Thanksgiving greatings Here come the holidays! Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Then a few weeks later Christmas, and Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and New Year’s. All great excuses to eat – a lot! For those of us who need to watch what we eat, this can be a challenging time of the year. Here are a few tips to help us get through this time of great . . . more »

Potassium : What’s all the fuss about?

Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Body and minerals Potassium is a simple mineral, but it has a very important job: helping your heart beat. A hundred thousand times a day, potassium helps trigger your heart pump blood throughout your body. If you have high blood pressure, heart failure, or heart rhythm problems, getting enough potassium is especially important. And here’s some good news. Potassium and cholesterol aren't directly related, but eating a potassium-rich . . . more »

The Healing Power of Nutrition

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 by Health_and_Fitness

Nutrient Power How many times a day are we bombarded with advertisements about this supplement or that vegetable that is the miracle cure for something that ails us? From fruit juice to protein powder to mineral tablets, the nutrition industry is full of companies that claim to have the answer to your chronic health problem. But how do we know what is real and what is not? . . . more »