Monthly Archives: June 2015

Are Probiotics Our Greatest Allies?

Are Probiotics Our Greatest Allies?

Over the course of evolution, humans and bacteria have developed a close, symbiotic relationship. Internal flora -- our microbiota -- perform numerous tasks that affect digestion, immunity, metabolism, even mental health. Life would be quite difficult, perhaps impossible, without them -- and research continues to uncover their remarkable, far-reaching benefits.
Mr. Amazing’s Secrets

Mr. Amazing’s Secrets

Meet Mr. Amazing. Three days a week, he walks 5 miles on the beach and works out for 45 minutes. He can do 10 pull-ups and leg press 185 pounds. He spends a good deal of time traveling, volunteering with conservation groups, and working on home improvement projects. Mr. Amazing will be seventy-five next year. How many people of any age do you know who can do ten pull-ups? How does this “elderly” man have more energy for life than his children and grandchildren?
Recipe: Asparagus Basil Salad

Recipe: Asparagus Basil Salad

Try this mouth-watering asparagus, basil and avocado salad - the perfect addition to a summer picnic or party
Can Thoughts Really Transform Your Health?

Can Thoughts Really Transform Your Health?

We’ve all heard it before: “Just think positively -- everything will work out.” But does consciousness really affect the world around us, including our physical state? Can we make tangible changes to reality simply by focusing our thoughts and emotions? Science is now telling us that the answer is yes.
Addressing Heat Stroke and other Summer Health Risks

Addressing Heat Stroke and other Summer Health Risks

Summer is almost here! With endless outdoor activities to enjoy, this season can be the one of the most rewarding -- and we want to make the best of it. But as we increase our appetite for adventure, we also raise a few minor -- and major -- health risks. Here are some common summer health issues to look out for this coming season, along with simple solutions to help protect the whole family.