Healthy Aging Articles

What’s fishy about your fish oil? The standard bottles boast over 2,000 mg in a capsule. However when your read the fine print, the part of the oil that has the benefits of decreasing inflammation, lowering cholesterol and preventing clotting and other health benefits are the eicosapentaenoic acid... Read More
Probiotics are powerful workhorses in your gut, especially for modulating your immune system. Your intestines have 10 times as many microbial organisms as there are cells in the human body. The juncture between your small and large bowel has over 500 different species of bacteria for a total of abou... Read More
Could Vitamin D be the best defense against colds, flu and other infections? Colds and flu abound in winter when Vitamin D levels are the lowest. I had the privilege of attending a lecture on one of the world’s experts on Vitamin D, Dr. Michael Holick and he confirmed a lot of what I have been rea... Read More
Stress suppresses our immune system and can have a major impact on our susceptibility to many illnesses, especially infection such as the cold and flu. Many studies and over 20 years of research find that psychological factors are associated with increased risk of developing respiratory illness if e... Read More
o_04e8e714cc801d0e_html_228e379bThe battle of the bulge begins anew in the New Year. Lines to fitness centers are lo... Read More
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Can you prevent falls and fractures by exercising even if you are over 70 years old? The answer is a resounding yes! I have always been a proponent of exercise and for incorporating balance exercises in routines to prevent falls and subsequent fractures. Exercise can build bone mass, maintain streng... Read More
Wouldn’t it be nice to indulge during the holidays and either lose or not gain weight? How about green tea? It’s green for the holiday season, warm, has no calories and has a lot of positive benefits. I reviewed the research on green tea for weight loss and the results are mixed. One study showe... Read More