Can you strengthen your immune system?

The ability to strengthen our immune system is always a good idea, however doing so has proved difficult for several reasons. Our immune system is exactly that, "a system" not a single entity. According to Harvard Medical School, researchers and scientists are still learning about the bodies immune system and how it responds to diseases … Continue reading Can you strengthen your immune system?

Current blood pressure guidelines… know your numbers!

In 2017 the American Heart Association published new blood pressure guidelines based on recommendations from the American College of Cardiology and nine other health organizations. The new guidelines "lower" the range of numbers for the diagnosis of hypertension (high blood pressure) from 140/90 to 130/80 for adults 65 and younger. That means, for those with … Continue reading Current blood pressure guidelines… know your numbers!

Two new studies show replacing red meat with plant protein cuts risk of mortality by almost 50%

As many of you know, there has been more and more research to determine the benefits of reducing or eliminating animal protein and replacing it with plant-based protein; these new studies provided shocking results! How were the studies conducted and what were the results? The first study as conducted by Dr. Shan, at the Harvard … Continue reading Two new studies show replacing red meat with plant protein cuts risk of mortality by almost 50%

Benefits of flax seeds – they’re a super food!

Did you know that flax seed, best if you use flax seed meal rather than the seeds, are a super food due to their many health benefits? Here are a few reasons you should start adding flax seed meal to your diet everyday. High nutrient content Flax seeds have been around since humans began growing … Continue reading Benefits of flax seeds – they’re a super food!

Stress management… it’s good for your heart!

We all experience stress either at work, home or both. Learning how to manage it is important for our overall health, but particularly heart health. Here are some ways you can manage stress. Why do we feel stress? Stress is an emotional response that helps us realize there is something wrong. When we feel stress … Continue reading Stress management… it’s good for your heart!

New plant-based processed meats, are they good for you? Definitely not!

According to the article linked below from wellness.consumerfreedom.com you might have reason to be concerned that the new plant-based meat options, advertised as healthy alternatives, are not so healthy after all. Since these types of foods are new to the market there needs to be more consumer awareness on what's in these foods, what their … Continue reading New plant-based processed meats, are they good for you? Definitely not!

What you need to know about inflammation to help prevent heart disease

At some point in our lives we will all suffer from inflammation and sometimes we don't even know it. Inflammation happens when our immune system responds to an infection, injury or disease. This process is important for good health because it helps our bodies heal. However, over time it has a negative effect and can … Continue reading What you need to know about inflammation to help prevent heart disease

Workout challenge of the week: 24 Feb – 01 Mar 2020

As part of living a healthy lifestyle it is important to follow a well-balanced nutrition plan as well as a challenging exercise program designed to get our heart rate up in combination with building endurance and strength (remember more muscle means higher resting metabolic rate; in short you burn more calories each day even at … Continue reading Workout challenge of the week: 24 Feb – 01 Mar 2020

Random acts of kindness… you’re helping others and your own health!

Did you know there is a "Random Acts of Kindness" day? Well there is, and, it's part of a movement to do something kind for others who no doubt will greatly benefit and feel grateful for the kindness you showed. But more than that, did you also know, performing a random act of kindness boosts … Continue reading Random acts of kindness… you’re helping others and your own health!

Dietary fiber significantly lowers risk of stroke

According to the American Heart Association, a study was completed in January 2013 that looked at the association of dietary fiber and incident of stroke; specifically, is there a link between eating more fiber and lower risk of stoke? The short answer is yes! Lets look at the supporting evidence from the study. The study … Continue reading Dietary fiber significantly lowers risk of stroke

10 sources of delicious plant-based protein

If you follow a plant-based diet one of the most often asked questions is, what are the best sources of protein? It might surprise you to know there are many sources of delicious, easy to prepare plant-based proteins. Here are 10 sources of plant-based protein: Tempeh: 18 grams of protein per 3oz serving Tempeh is … Continue reading 10 sources of delicious plant-based protein

Workout challenge of the week: 17 – 23 Feb 2020

As part of living a healthy lifestyle it is important to follow a well-balanced nutrition plan as well as a challenging exercise program designed to get our heart rate up in combination with building endurance and strength (remember more muscle means higher resting metabolic rate; in short you burn more calories each day even at … Continue reading Workout challenge of the week: 17 – 23 Feb 2020