health and nutrition

Brain Food: What to Eat to Protect Your Memory

When it comes to memory power and concentration, selecting the right brain food is essential. Certain foods have been shown to do a good job of protecting memory and cognition, while it’s equally as important to avoid others. Although diet isn’t the only factor that affects your brain’s prowess, it's … Read More

Lead in Water: Is Our Drinking Supply Safe?

High lead levels found in the Flint, Mich., water supply a few years ago heightened national concerns about public water safety. In 2017, the Reuters news agency reported that children in Fresno, Calif., had as high or higher lead levels than children in Flint, and that tainted drinking water could … Read More

The Loss of Sense of Smell: Here’s Why It Matters

Don’t sniff a the loss of sense of smell. Besides a connection to dementia, there are health and nutrition factors that make hyposmia (reduction), parosmia (distortion), or anosmia (complete loss) worth investigating. There are a number of benign—albeit annoying—reasons you don’t smell well, but a connection to dementia may make … Read More

Don’t Let a BMI Score Weigh You Down

When you go to the doctor’s office, chances are you’ll have to submit to height and weight measurements, which are then calculated to determine your BMI. BMI is the acronym for Body Mass Index, and it’s the current standard for determining if your weight is appropriate for your health. A … Read More

Foods High in Magnesium, the “Miracle Mineral”

Could magnesium be the mineral of the millennia? Magnesium is one of the most important—but, arguably, most neglected—minerals. Make sure your diet includes foods high in magnesium: It plays a key role in nearly every bodily process. In fact, your body wouldn’t be able to function without it. Most magnesium … Read More

“Best Diet”: Is There Such a Thing?

The combination of that bulging muffin-top, those sore joints, and your lack of energy signals the pressing need to lose weight. Turning yourself into a calorie counter might help, but wouldn’t a respected weight-loss diet get you there more easily? So shouldn't you adopt one of those "best diet" plans? … Read More

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