Aging

Antioxidant Recipes: Don’t Choke on Aronia Berries!


Aronia Berries have a terrible reputation for tartness—thus the common name, Chokeberry. But they also have a wonderful reputation for antioxidant properties professed to boost the human immune system. How can a thing be SO wonderful and SO terrible?! If you’re not one of those who loves strong flavors, the trick to taking advantage of

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Anthocyanin Anthem: Singing Praises of Natural Antioxidants


Although science hasn’t completely sorted out all the benefits (or non-benefits) of antioxidants, we have enough evidence indicating the potential benefits of these important compounds to justify an earnest search for foods with highest concentrations of them. That’s one reason you’ll find antioxidant fiends the world over regularly indulging in red wine and dark chocolate.

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Why Popeye Eats Dark Leafy Greens


Popeye ate spinach to make him stronger. Moms nag their children to eat their vegetables. Salad (with healthy dressings) is a staple of dieters. Lately, you hear people saying they love kale, and just recently people have been saying collard greens are the new kale. What is so important about dark leafy greens? Raw Leafies

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Build New Eating Habits as You Age—and Enjoy Life More!


Growing old is as certain as death and taxes. However, getting older doesn’t have to be characterized by pain and failure of bodily systems as many people think it is. Okay, yes, the reality is there will be more aches and pains than when you were younger, and more of us will experience sudden failure

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Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine Secret Isn’t a Secret Anymore!


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been a mysterious practice most Westerners haven’t been ready to accept as “real”—until lately. Slowly, Taoist-based Eastern treatments for human pain and chronic disease have been increasingly embraced by patients looking for alternative treatments when Western-based medicine hasn’t worked. As a result, the Western medical community has learned more about TCM and seems

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How pH Works and What We Can Do to Balance It


In 1933, Dr. William Howard May published a book introducing a new way to think about disease. In the book, A New Health Era, Dr. May claimed all disease is the result of autotoxication—the accumulation of acid in the body. He said we are basically poisoning ourselves by introducing foods that form acid in our

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A New Way to look at an Aging-Old Problem: Bad Digestion


Getting old is not fun physically. Achy joints, weak muscles, depression and digestive chaos force us to slow down, avoid germs and inevitably head to the bathroom more often. It helps if you stay connected to other people to keep your spirits up, stay in shape and eat right. However, no matter what we do,

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History’s Probiotics: A Daily Glass of Sour Milk


The idea that foods such as yogurt, with probiotic benefits, can improve health has been around for a long time. The origin of yogurt is ancient and unknown, but even Persian tradition says Abraham owed his exceptionally long life to regularly consuming yogurt—his ancient version of probiotics. Ancient people might not have had a clear

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