Probiotics are bacteria or yeast introduced to the body to aid in total body health.
It may seem counterproductive to purposely consume microorganisms but our body naturally contains many beneficial bacteria – the digestive system alone contains more than 500 such organisms – that help to keep our complex processes running smoothly.
In terms of health advice, nothing is better at minimizing your risk of health problems than to quit smoking. It is the No. 1 cause of preventable death in the world. In a piece of health news, researchers found that smokers are at additional risk from breathing environmental tobacco smoke. In other words, second-hand smoke. This study flows into six tips on how to quit for good. Continue reading →
Cold season is still here, and many of you may be looking for a better way to fight off this pest than just popping some vitamins every day. Well, here’s a list of the top eight foods to keep those nasty cold bugs away — and we’re not talking about just the usual bowl of chicken noodle soup!
Do you know a neighbor, friend or relative who is over 80 and yet seemingly has the mind of a 25-year-old? These folks remember everything, still take courses, follow politics, and read voraciously. What’s their secret? It could be partly genetics, partly the result of healthy diet (read: Why You Have to Feed Your Brain). It may also be that these people are constantly exercising their brains. Research shows that the brain needs a work out just as much as the body. If you want your brain to remain agile and fit, you’ve got to give it something to do.
Giving your brain exercise could boost memory and intelligence, promote clear thinking, and help protect
against dementia. It has been well documented through medical research that aging is linked with declines in a number of cognitive functions. The good news is that a growing body of research also shows that these age-related cognitive declines are actually reversible through cognitive training and exercise programs.