Thursday's Tip: 10 Ways to Improve Your Memory

Memory is actually the result of a complex biochemical process in the body so it is important to live a healthy lifestyle to keep our memory in tiptop condition. Below are 10 ways to help boost your memory. Reduce your intake of inflammatory foods. Refined sugars and processed foods (trans fats) are the most commonContinue reading “Thursday's Tip: 10 Ways to Improve Your Memory”

Thursday's Tip: The Wonders of Cinnamon

I’ve written before about the 3 Active Health Components of Cinnamon  found in the cinnamon bark called cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol, in helping Type 2 diabetes and as having antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Cinnamon can also help your health in other ways too. Cinnamon lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and raises the good cholesterol (HDL). CinnamonContinue reading “Thursday's Tip: The Wonders of Cinnamon”

Thursday's Tip: 5 Foods Linked to Cancer

The following is a list of foods that have been linked to a higher risk of cancer.  Try to avoid consuming high amounts to help you stay healthy. Processed meats such as smoked or cured hot dogs, bacon, ham, and sausages are considered to be carcinogenic. Pickled and high salt foods like salted fish, pickledContinue reading “Thursday's Tip: 5 Foods Linked to Cancer”

Thursday's Tip: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep allows the body to regenerate, grow, replenish hormones and balance and repair any of the damage of the day.  Our brains and muscles also need time to rest and repair.  The following are some suggestions to help you ease you into getting a good night’s sleep. Keep the room dark. Continue reading “Thursday's Tip: How to Get a Good Night's Sleep”

Thursday's Tip: 10 Questions To Ask A Nutritionist

If you are looking for a nutritionist to help you achieve your health goals, use the following 10 questions to help you find the right nutritionist for you. What foods are considered to be carbs? The nutritionist should know that carbs include vegetables and fruits as well as good and bad carbs. Carbs are foundContinue reading “Thursday's Tip: 10 Questions To Ask A Nutritionist”

Thursday's Tip: Why Antioxidant-Rich Foods are Yummy for Your Health

Plus the Top 20 Antioxidant-Rich Foods Antioxidant-packed foods protect healthy tissue in your body by destroying free radicals and also help in fighting and preventing cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other chronic conditions.  Free radicals are formed through normal body processes and through exposure to sun, pollution, cigarette smoke, stress, and the intake ofContinue reading “Thursday's Tip: Why Antioxidant-Rich Foods are Yummy for Your Health”

Thursday's Tip: Live Long and Prosper with Ginger

Adding ginger to your arsenal for living a vibrant and long life makes sense.  Ginger is not only good for cooking in desserts, vegetable, meat and fish dishes but also has great anti-inflammatory and antibacterial benefits. Reasons to Appreciate Ginger: Gingerol oil is the main compound in ginger that makes it effective in fighting offContinue reading “Thursday's Tip: Live Long and Prosper with Ginger”

Thursday's Tip: The 3 Major Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic has a history of being used in cooking as well for its therapeutic properties for almost 7,000 years.  The polysulfides or sulfur containing compounds found in garlic give it wonderful health benefits that help in fighting infections to controlling hypertension. Health benefits of garlic: Studies have shown that the allistatin compound found in garlicContinue reading “Thursday's Tip: The 3 Major Health Benefits of Garlic”

Thursday's Tip: 6 Ways Turmeric Can Help Heal the Body

  The root of the turmeric plant has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and healing properties. Curcumin: The healing value in turmeric    Curcumin is the major active phytochemical compound in turmeric that gives it its healing value without toxic effects. Medical studies have found turmeric to have the followingContinue reading “Thursday's Tip: 6 Ways Turmeric Can Help Heal the Body”

Thursday's Tip: The Healthy Sweet Goodness of Stevia

  Stevia is also referred to as sweetleaf and sugarleaf.  Besides the phytonutrients that come naturally from any food taken from a plant, the stevia leaves offers the sweet goodness we desire without none of the health risks. There are over 200 species of the stevia plant.  The leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana is theContinue reading “Thursday's Tip: The Healthy Sweet Goodness of Stevia”