Breathe Easier

We do it 16 times a minute, 960 times an hour, and 23,040 times a day. While breathing is an automatic function of the body, several factors impact lung function and when working well can have a powerful impact on how we feel physically and mentally. While you can exert some control over your breath,…

Embrace the Bitter

Do you like the taste of black coffee? How about Brussels sprouts? Or dark chocolate? While these bitter foods and drinks can be a challenge to enjoy, research consistently points to these compounds as some of the most beneficial to our health. The taste of bitter is complex and a bit of a catch-all, as…

Fruit is Super Food

As a nation, we don’t eat enough fruit- less than 1/3 of US adults consume at least 2 cups per day. What? Given our desire for sweet flavors and convenient, ready to eat food, you might assume we eat too much fruit. Not only is that not happening, but it may not even be possible,…

You’ve Gotta Connect to be Healthy

Since 2011 Gallop has been polling US adults about their perceptions of well being. To understand physical health, they ask questions about exercise, disease, and diet. Their recent report on these interviews conducted with over 350 thousand people in 2015 and 2016 indicates that many healthy lifestyle factors have actually improved: more people report exercising…