Whey Protein – Why Grass-fed Whey is Better for You

Take one look at the protein powder aisle of your favorite Whole Foods Market or Vitamin Shoppe, and it's easy to become overwhelmed by the abundant selection of meal replacements, performance enhancers and weight gainers that all promise more protein per serving than the competition. With so many Read more [...]

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Now!

A new study suggests that people who eat a minimum of 7 servings a day significantly increase life span The study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, tracked the fruit and vegetable consumption of 65,000 adults in the UK between 2001 and 2008. While the participants Read more [...]

The Okinawan Diet – Can You Live to See a Century?

The latest research says the Japanese are more likely to reach 100 years old. A recent article in The Guardian asks why. Just last month, the oldest man in the world, Jiroemon Kimura, passed away near Kyoto at the ripe old age of 116. Its no coincidence that the new record holder, 115 year old Misao Read more [...]

Why Fad Diets Don’t Work

Beware of low calorie diet fads to lose weight, by Travis Illian, Ph.D. So you’ve heard it said, over and over again, “If you want to lose weight you have to burn more calories than you consume.” Before you decide to eat just a salad today because you want to lose weight, understand that losing Read more [...]

How Your Height and Waist Can Influence Your Health

Waist-to-height ratio 'more accurate than Body Mass Index' to predict life expectancy, by Travis Illian, Ph.D. Keep a close eye on your waist-to-height ratio! According to experts, you should try to keep your waist less than half the length of your height. If you don’t, expect to dramatically shorten Read more [...]

Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss & Health – The China Study, Part 2

Continued from The China Study, Part 1 - The Connection Between Nutrition and Disease, by Christopher Daniels According to its author T. Colin Campbell, in order to fully appreciate the importance of the China Study it is essential to understand the nature of the rural Chinese Diet. In America, Read more [...]

7 Minutes to Stay Fit and Healthy

New exercise science proves you don't need to spend hours in the gym to get in shape,  by Travis Illian, Ph.D. Exercise can be a science and an art. But sometimes we just want someone to tell us what to do and how to do it. A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the fitness benefits of Read more [...]

Why We Need Sunshine in our Daily Lives

This time of year, we are bombarded with news warning us of all the negatives effects of sun exposure – premature aging, wrinkles, sunburns, and obviously the worst - skin cancer. (We’ll address all the possible negatives in another blog and how you can protect yourself from them.) But very Read more [...]

A Form of Exercise to Fight Hunger

New studies from Japan suggest that vertical exercise movements, like jumping rope, fight feelings of hunger better than other forms of exercise. Researchers studied 15 healthy men with an average age of 24. Their goal was to compare hunger levels while jumping rope, cycling and resting. Their new Read more [...]