Sugar and the Brain

Two studies published this month shine a light on yet another negative impact of sweetened drinks, both from added sugars and artificial sweeteners. First, the sugar research. In a study of sugary drink consumption with four thousand participants, people who consumed the most had: Accelerated brain aging Poorer memories Smaller overall brain volume Smaller hippocampus…

Eat Your G-BOMBS

What do these six foods have in common? They are part of a daily healing, revitalizing, energizing, disease prevention plan. Dr. Joel Fuhrman created G-bombs as a cancer prevention aspect of his  micronutrient dense eating plan. These immune boosting foods contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and phyto-nutrients that provide our bodies with the optimal fuel…

Oldschool Lifestyle

This month marks the 20th anniversary of the DASH lifestyle plan, a diet that is clinically proven to prevent disease, follows generally agreed upon dietary principles, and has loads of free online support materials. And yet, few Americans follow it and not enough health professionals promote it (most primary care physicians counsel low sodium diet for reducing…

Systems Not Goals

Goals are notoriously easy to set and just as easy to fail to achieve. As I’ve discussed in prior posts on the lack of benefits from focusing on body weight as THE marker for health, having goals can be counterproductive for many of us. We get caught in a cycle of goals setting and failure, reinforcing…