In a perfect world, everybody would eat a balanced diet of fruits, whole grains and lean meats and fish. By fueling your cells with the essential phytonutrients found in these natural foods, you’re setting yourself up for a day full of energy, focus and drive. You also might see a boost in mood as a result of your improved diet.
However, switching yourself over to a healthier diet might prove more difficult than first thought, and getting your family to follow suit is an exercise in futility. But what pushes people away from diets that are otherwise beneficial for their hearts, minds and everything else?
Whether you’re a night owl or you spring up from bed at the crack of dawn, everybody needs sleep. But if you have a family, a high-stress job or even hobbies that you can only do after all your other obligations, making sure you get enough sleep every night can seem like an afterthought – that is, until you wake up the next morning mentally groggy, physically sore and who knows what else.
Sleep is an essential part of health living, and when you start to skimp on an hour of rest this night and two hours the next, you may be seriously damaging your cell health in the process. In fact, once you learn all the ways your body suffers when you burn the candle at both ends, you might be in bed at the same time every night. Check out these three ways your body is negatively affected by burning the midnight oil.
In today’s hectic world, it’s tough to find the time to sit down for a proper meal. Whether you battle long hours at work or you have to get your kids to all their afterschool activities on time, when are you supposed to be able to find the time to eat wholesome and nutritious food that fuels your body right?
As a health-conscious eater, you probably take great care when it comes to your diet. From buying fresh ingredients to meticulously cleaning kitchen instruments, you can try your hardest to give you and your family the most nutritionally fulfilling meals, but if you’re not aware of all the wrinkles in the cooking process that sap your healthy foods of the best compounds, you might be missing out.
Even if you’re someone who has no clue what to do when it comes to crafting a comprehensive and satisfying diet, there was always the comfort on falling back on the four main food groups. No matter what hapless cook or desperate shopper you might be, if you could only manage to include a protein, grain, vegetable and fruit in every meal, you thought you’d given your body the fuel it needs for the day.
However, even the foods you once thought were healthy might be hiding a nasty secret...
Even though some of the world’s worst diseases like cancer impact millions of lives every year, their causes are actually better understood on the microscopic level. With every advancement in research, science gets closer to comprehending not just how cancer begins, but how it can be prevented – and potentially even cured.
Every advancement in science leads to another. The seemingly endless data and results produced by the modern age of science can be overwhelming, particularly as it relates to cellular health and the anti-aging process. While much work needs to be done, it is clear that maintaining healthy cells promotes the condition of mitochondria, which are a key to the anti-aging solution.
At first, the decision to choose a multivitamin may seem like an easy task. The decision could rest primarily on cost, or perhaps one that offers more of a particular ingredient that you may need. But for most people, there is little or no difference in multivitamin products.
A closer look reveals that not all multivitamins are alike. In fact, some multivitamins may contain ingredients that are unnecessary or even harmful. To test this, we reviewed the ingredients for a few popular multivitamin brands.
If you’ve done any research on the root of aging, you’ve learned about the connection between telomere length, longevity, a lower risk of disease and health issues. Commonly referred to as the "caps on our shoelaces" for our DNA or genes, telomeres protect these strands at the end of our DNA from shortening and fraying. It’s now believed these internal time-keepers (and their length) control how quickly we age or how early we see signs of aging.
If you’ve ever seen a food pyramid or the more current breakdown of plates by food groups, you have the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to thank. Since 1985, the HHS has published updated dietary guidelines about once every five years based on changes to the average American’s diet. On the surface, these recommendations seem harmless enough, and the HHS has been gearing up to publish its latest 2015 edition of the guidelines later this year.
It’s easy to take advice on face value, but what if everything you’ve been told about nutrition and cell healthis wrong?