How Your Compensations Can Be The Source of Your Pain

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What does an old ankle sprain, knee injury, or episode of back pain have in common? They all change the way you move and often lead to pain in other areas of your body. This phenomenon is called compensation. A sprained ankle or painful knee will change the way you walk. Back pain will change the way you bend and move. Your nervous system is always monitoring, adapting and re-wiring all of the time. When your brain senses pain or injury, it will re-wire itself to…

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The Best Supplements You Need For Peak Brain Power

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Is your brain power and memory excellent or do you think there is “room for improvement?” If you are not taking these supplements or getting these nutrients from your food on a daily basis, this could be the reason your brain is not working at peak capacity. Vitamin D3.  Vitamin D deficiency has been estimated to be as high as 98 percent and has been linked to a number of brain disorders, including dementia and its most severe form, Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin D supplementation has…

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11 Health and Disease-Fighting Benefits of Eating Chocolate

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Here are 11 healthy reasons why you should eat more chocolate.  There are many ways chocolate can give you better health, but the type of chocolate you eat is important whether you receive these benefits or not. Here are the benefits of chocolate from the latest research: Improves cardiovascular health by reducing systemic inflammation.  It also improves and maintains flexible, elastic arteries (healthy arteries) and prevents stiff arteries (diseased arteries). This is vital to prevent thickening and hardening of arteries, also known as atherosclerosis, as…

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5 Newly Discovered Health Benefits of Fish Oil

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Fish oil is one of the most important supplements you should be taking on a daily basis because of its “bang for your buck” in terms the many health and disease prevention benefits.  Here are five of the most recently discovered benefits: Anti-Aging/Extends Lifespan.  Fish oil can slow (and even lengthen) telomeres on our DNA.  Telomeres are the protective caps at the end of our chromosomes (think of them as the plastic tips at the end of your shoe laces). Telomeres naturally shorten with age…

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Biggest Threats to Your Brain Power

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Since your brain controls all of the functions of your body, doesn’t it make sense to take care of it so it can take care of you?  There are several serious threats to your brain.  Many of these are lurking in your food.  Avoiding these threats and feeding your brain what it needs to stay strong and healthy will ensure that your brain takes care of you.   Here are the WORST threats to your brain power: Sugar, especially High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS).  HFCS…

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The Vital Connection Between Your Posture, Spine, Organs and Overall Health

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Did you know health problems such as asthma, indigestion, irritable bowel, frequent colds, male and female organ trouble, etc., can have their cause traced back to the spine?  There is a vital connection between your posture, spine and all of the organs of your body.  In this article, we will discuss this connection and how organ dysfunction and disease can occur if this connection is lost. The spine has 2 functions: 1. It supports us and keeps us upright.  The way our spine supports us…

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One of The Most Powerful “Superfoods” For Brain and Heart Health

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Heart disease and cognitive decline, the unnatural loss of memory and ability to think clearly as we age, are two major health problems in our society.  Poor diet and lifestyle choices can take a toll if you subject your body to years of abuse from sugar, hydrogenated fats, pollution and lack of physical activity. Eventually, the heart, brain and other organs succumb to the continual assault resulting in illness, memory loss, and chronic disease.   Berries are considered a “superfood” because they pack an incredible…

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This Healthy Habit Can Improve Your Brain Power

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You have heard us talk about things you can feed your brain to keep it healthy, including omega-3 fats, vitamin D, magnesium, green tea, red wine and curcumin (tumeric).  It is equally important to avoid brain damaging foods, such as excess sugar, trans fats, most vegetable and seed oils, and neurotoxins (MSG, flouride, artificial sweeteners, colorings and preservatives).  Aside of these dietary factors, an overwhelming amount of research is showing regular exercise may top the list as the one of the most important ingredients for…

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4 Things You Can Feed Your Brain to Avoid Alzheimer’s

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Alzheimer’s disease continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, threatening both the quality of life of those suffering from the disease and the health care system itself, as billions are spent to care for the millions suffering from this disease.  People with Alzheimer’s have a protein called amyloid that builds up in the brain.  Amyloid attaches to brain cells causing brain cell proteins to become malformed, defective, leading to brain cell death.  The end result is a loss of cognitive abilities, including memory loss and…

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Two Reasons Why “Brisk” Walking is Important

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If you walk for exercise, your walking pace can have a big impact on your brain and longevity according to several recent studies.  If you do not exercise, start walking briskly!  Here’s why: A recent study in the British Medical Journal found men over the age 70 who walked at a pace of 3 miles per hour were more likely to live longer compared to slower walkers.   Other studies have also shown the correlation between walking speed and mortality (death): A 2011 study published…

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