5 Important Pillars of Brain & Cognitive Health

brain healthOur brains are busier and more stressed than ever. The demands of our fast-paced digital world require almost constant connectivity. Other aspects of modern living, such as a sedentary lifestyle, multitasking, eating highly processed foods, sleep deprivation, and social isolation are impacting many aspects of our health and well-being. Between the hyperconnectivity, information overload, unhealthy diet and lifestyle habits, and the unprecedented amount of stress and uncertainty that we are all facing, it is more critical than ever to nurture brain and cognitive health. Continue reading “5 Important Pillars of Brain & Cognitive Health”

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Get Off the Sugar Roller-Coaster – 5 Easy Tips

replace sugar with fruit!

Would you like to rid yourself of sugar cravings once and for all? Sugar is a very addictive substance and is found in many processed foods. Before we get to the simple and practical steps, let’s determine if your body might be suffering from a sugar overload.

There are at least 44 documented adverse reactions to sugar consumption. Below, find just 14 of them. Do you see yourself in any of these descriptions? Continue reading “Get Off the Sugar Roller-Coaster – 5 Easy Tips”

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Delicious Tomato Season is Here

tomatoes and zucchiniIs there anything better than a warm tomato picked from your garden? Okay, maybe there are a few things, but when you are biting into this ripe red fruit, or cutting a thick, juicy slab to put on your favorite piece of toast, it’s hard to think of what they may be.

I know that not everyone is lucky enough to have tomatoes growing in their backyard, but farmers’ markets are brimming with them, so most everyone should be able to enjoy locally grown tomatoes. Continue reading “Delicious Tomato Season is Here”

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5 Big Takeaways from the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine 2020

nutrition in medicineThe 8th annual International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine was hosted by the Physicians Committee and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences from August 6-8.

More than 800 health care professionals logged in virtually to attend the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine Continue reading “5 Big Takeaways from the International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine 2020”

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Plant-Based Diets Shown to Fight Hypertension in Black People

fight-hypertensionBlack people had a nearly twofold higher mortality rate than their white peers for hypertension-related heart disease deaths in 2018, according to a new study in the journal Hypertension.

While several factors played a role in this disparity, a plant-based diet is one way to help fight high blood pressure. One study found that a plant-based diet reduced hypertension risk by 44% in Black Americans. Continue reading “Plant-Based Diets Shown to Fight Hypertension in Black People”

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