5 Comfort Food Substitutes

what is your favorite comfort food?

Michael Smolensky, Ph.D., is acknowledged as one of the leading authorities in chronobiology, the science of how the body’s rhythms change throughout the course of the day, month, year, and lifetime. “There are basically four factors that affect our eating habits in the colder months,” Smolensky explains. First, as humans migrated north from the equator … Read more

Prevent Alzheimer’s with these Tips

Diet tips to fight Alzheimer's

At a recent Alzheimer’s Disease Conference, we presented groundbreaking new evidence based on recent clinical trials showing that specific nutritional interventions can significantly improve memory function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This is exciting news, since AD is anticipated to be the largest health crisis of our … Read more

How peppers can fire up your health.

Peppers provide many health benefits

Whether fresh, dried, ground, or roasted, chili peppers add unrivaled pop to meals while delivering countless medicinal benefits to the body. Capsaicin, the compound responsible for chilies’ pungency and spice, has been credited with a host of health advantages, from killing cancerous cells to lowering blood pressure, preventing obesity, and reducing the risk of diabetes. … Read more

How Color Impacts our Emotional State

How does our emotional state impact our health

When we experience negative emotions—such as those present during periods of anxiety or depression—our brains prompt us to fight, run away, or freeze with fear as if we are confronted by a serious threat. But, despite the sad terrain we sometimes traverse, we are rarely faced with true crises. Thus the negative emotional state (such … Read more

Make Your Own Kefir at Home!

WHAT IT IS: Kefir is a milk drink made with cow, sheep, or goat milk and fermented with kefir grains composed of lactic acid bacteria and yeast. You can also use soy, coconut, or the milk of some seeds and nuts. It is similar to yogurt with a creamy consistency and slightly sour taste. Kefir … Read more