Effects of Yerba Maté on Metabolism, Satiety, and Mood at Rest and during Exercise

Diet and exercise induce weight and fat loss and lower risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD), diabetes, and other chronic diseases. While diet and exercise remain essential elements of weight loss, nutritional aids such as functional foods and herbal products can enhance their benefits when used concomitantly with lifestyle modifications. Yerba maté (Ilex paraguariensis, Aquifoliaceae) leaves, … Continue reading Effects of Yerba Maté on Metabolism, Satiety, and Mood at Rest and during Exercise

Uncovering The Science Behind ‘Sound Body, Sound Mind’

Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden get to grips with the molecular basis of the saying "sound mind, sound body." The key appears to be how muscles reduce levels of stress markers in the blood. A new study explains how muscle activity benefits the whole body. Studies have shown that exercising not only promotes … Continue reading Uncovering The Science Behind ‘Sound Body, Sound Mind’

Why 20 Minutes of Intense Exercise Can Boost Memory

A new study published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience shows that vigorous exercise for a short period of time can boost the so-called interference memory. The research also points to a potential mechanism that may explain the findings. Physical training also 'trains' your brain, new research shows. Researchers at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, reveal … Continue reading Why 20 Minutes of Intense Exercise Can Boost Memory

Exercise and Herbs

While the active season of summer may be coming to a close, fall entices many sports enthusiasts to run, bike, hike, and train when cooler weather presides. Of course, a successful workout requires adequate fuel and self-care to reduce the risk of injury and make for an enjoyable experience. So we look to herbs to help … Continue reading Exercise and Herbs

12 Potential Health Benefits Of Eleuthero

Eleuthero is a plant that has been traditionally used as an immune system booster and a general stimulant. Sometimes known as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is native to Japan, northern China, southeastern Russia, South Korea, and North Korea. What is Eleuthero? There is evidence that eleuthero was first used as an herbal remedy in China some 2,000 … Continue reading 12 Potential Health Benefits Of Eleuthero

Drinking Beetroot Juice Before Exercising Boosts Brain Performance

A number of studies have shown that physical activity can have positive effects on the brain, particularly in later life. New research has found that it may be possible to bolster these effects, simply by drinking beetroot juice before exercising. Researchers suggest that drinking beetroot before exercising may aid brain performance for older adults. Researchers … Continue reading Drinking Beetroot Juice Before Exercising Boosts Brain Performance

Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Make Today

Over the years, we have helped thousands of people make better choices for their life and their health. People from all backgrounds say they feel sick, tired, and depressed. What’s truly scary is that people begin to accept that feeling as normal. It doesn’t have to be that way. You don’t have to, nor should … Continue reading Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Make Today

Living with A-fib: Tips and Outlook

Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as A-fib, is an irregular heartbeat. It can lead to the heart not pumping enough oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body.With proper medical treatment, people with A-fib can lead a full, healthy life. There are also several changes that people can make to improve their quality of life and … Continue reading Living with A-fib: Tips and Outlook

A-fib and Exercise: Health Benefits and Risks

Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat caused by faulty electrical signals in the upper chambers of the heart. In people with atrial fibrillation, the heart beats irregularly and often too quickly.Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) can result in the heart not pumping enough oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body, which may cause symptoms like heart … Continue reading A-fib and Exercise: Health Benefits and Risks

5 Steps To A Fresh, Clean Start

Whether you're embarking on an annual fresh start health regimen, or a quarterly change-of-season detox program or, perhaps a one-day-a-week energy and vitality booster, here are 5 simple tips to give you the very best results. It's not difficult to look and feel years younger than your age. It is simply a matter of choice. … Continue reading 5 Steps To A Fresh, Clean Start