Healthy Aging Articles

With all the fuss about Healthcare Reform, perhaps we can shift our thinking to Self Care Reform. Would you make 4 lifestyle changes to avoid many of the major chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer, which in large part are preventable? “Healthy Living Is the ... Read More
Consider cutting health care costs by cutting calories. Perhaps the culprit also the quality of the food we eat. Films such as Food Inc and Supersize Me have been eye opening shedding some light on how our foods are processed and the effect it has on our health. Hefty headlines speak loudly about th... Read More
Radiation exposure is not just a function of a catastrophic disaster such as Chernobyl. What about Cat Scans, otherwise known as CT’s? We have a plethora of technology available to us to look inside ourselves and see tumors, plaque, abscesses, hemorrhages and other maladies. CT has had a profound ... Read More
Eat your broccoli is on the lips of many parents and what’s good for your children is also good for adults. Why so much attention to this dense green flowerlike vegetable and the other vegetables in this Brassica family such as cabbage, radishes, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and daikon? These cr... Read More
Improving mental health may be a fish story. Fat….it should all be in your head. Data suggests that populations that consume large amounts of fish appear to have relatively low rates of major depression. Rates of depression are high and increasing in parts of the world (eg, United States and Weste... Read More
We are obsessed with out computers and gadgets, e –mail, e- commerce, e-health, yet as exciting as all of it is, it may be detrimental to your health. Before you jump to conclusions, consider that the Archives of Internal Medicine in December 2009 devoted almost an entire issue to the benefits of ... Read More
Plastic is light, disposable and makes our life easier. Before you stock up on bottled water or other plastic coated packaged goods, consider the health as well as environmental impact. Bisphenol A (BPA) is used to manufacture rigid plastic used to make infant feeding bottles, plates, mugs, jugs, be... Read More
Radiation exposure is not just a function of a catastrophic disaster such as Chernobyl. What about Cat Scans, otherwise known as CT’s? We have a plethora of technology available to us to look inside ourselves and see tumors, plaque, abscesses, hemorrhages and other maladies. CT has had a profound ... Read More
Can “One A Day” keep the doctor away? A new report by Consumer Labs, a company whose mission is to independently evaluate products that affect health and nutrition, found that nearly one-third of the multivitamins selected for testing were found to contain significantly more or less ingredient t... Read More