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The Power of Exercise

Forget the saying: “No Pain – No Gains.”  Slow, frequent exercise burns off more fat than intense exercise.  By adding exercise to your Healthier Lifestyle eating and balanced nutritional supplements, you’ll become leaner while replacing fat with muscle tissue.  Your body will be more sleek and well toned, but keep in mind that you may not…

Brain Food & Function

Resveratrol The skin of grapes is really where some of the most powerful nutrients like resveratrol reside. Without the skin, most of the grape is just sugar and water. The powerful plant extract resveratrol is a vital antioxidant for our brains. While you may have heard about resveratrol’s heart benefits, scientists also have found that…

It’s Not a Mystery, It’s Nutrition!

Aging is part of life, but it doesn’t have to mean a decline in quality of life. For hundreds of years, people have been in search of the elusive “fountain of youth.” But it isn’t really so mysterious. Anti-aging is about preventing disease. It all comes down to optimum nutrition and better lifestyle choices to…

THE NOT-SO-SWEET TRUTH – Blood Sugar 101

Most people are aware that sugar negatively affects your health in many ways, from cavities to heart disease and affecting the ups and downs of blood sugar management. The American Heart Association says men should consume less than 150 calories, or nine teaspoons of sugar per day and women under 100 calories, or six teaspoons…

Sleepless Nights

Another often-overlooked obstacle to eating better has nothing to do with your diet but everything to do with your overall health and mood. It’s called sleep. Get enough, and your immune system and metabolism function effectively.   Calculate giving your body 8 hours of rest a day. Studies on sleep and weight gain found short sleep…

Stress Factors & 6 Tips on Dealing with Stress

Today you’re likely to feel more stressed than ever before. Even people who don’t actually feel stressed are likely to experience stress-related physical symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, anxiety, headaches, digestive problems, depression and lack of interest.   Chronic stress may also increase your risk of weight gain. Statistics show these symptoms are increasing doctor visits….

Hydration: Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Water is vital to digestion and metabolism and can help you shed excess weight. Drinking water will improve elimination of toxins.   It carries nutrients and oxygen to the cells through the blood, regulates body temperature and lubricates our joints. Consider drinking 16 ounces of water for every 30 pounds of body weight. (150#’s: 5 bottles)…

Peak Performance – Live Fit 3

Here’s just a snippet of athletes who rely on nutrition to ensure peak performance during competition. It is important for our young girls and boys to protect their bodies as they are developing in the early adolescent ages. All part of a simple Fit 3 program to maintain or change your health. Exercise, Healthy Food Choices and…

Lunasin: Epigenetic “Superfood”

Epigenetic Nutrition:  A bridge between Nutrition and Health.  Dr. Alfredo Galvez, UC Davis. Current biological research is now revealing that age-related chronic disease development is caused primarily by defects in the regulation of gene expression, not necessarily by gene mutations that inactivate the gene products. Therefore, the key to reversing chronic disease development is to…

Fruit and vegetable choices affect weight control.

A 24 year long study conducted by Harvard School of Public Health on recorded diet information and weight change of 133,468 US men and women (in their 30s and 40s at start of study) suggests that eating fruits and non-starchy vegetables can help reduce weight, although different fruits and vegetables have different effects on weight….

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