For Superior Heart Health, Slow Aging, and Cognitive Function: Exercise

Want to achieve superior health and slow the aging process? We know the Nutritarian diet is the foundational principle, but there are additional actions you need to take to push the envelope on longevity and enjoying your years ahead. First: Eat a diet of whole plant foods, which is rich in phytochemicals and essential nutrients. Second: Practice moderate calorie restriction. Third: Exercise.


Whole Body Vibration Training: Power Plate

It’s no secret that including a fitness program in your life is vital for your health. Scientific studies continually reveal physical activity can reduce your risk of chronic disease, help coordination and balance (especially important in older people), may help weight loss (or maintain optimal weight), and improves your overall wellbeing. This article will explore the potential benefits of Whole Body Vibration Training (WBVT).


Get Pumped Safely With Plant Protein

Isolated protein, especially soy plant protein powder, is popularly blended into shakes and smoothies, but is this a healthful way to build muscle?

The Problem With Protein Powders

Protein intake, especially animal protein, is known to be the major dietary determinant of circulating IGF-1 levels. When we consume animal protein, the body increases its production of a hormone called IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1). IGF-1 is one of the body’s important growth promoters during childhood, but later in life IGF-1 promotes the aging process.


Triggering Addiction and Weight Gain with Unhealthy Foods

Overweight and obesity affect two-thirds of the American population, and the abundance and accessibility of calorie-dense, low-micronutrient foods is a major contributor to this problem. Many people have difficulty stopping when consuming these foods, eating well past the point of being satiated or even physically full. However, the idea that food can be addictive is still controversial. Triggering addiction and weight gain with unhealthy foods will be explored.


The Surprising Benefits of Exercise: Heart and Brain Health

Exercise does much more than just burn calories. The calories burned during exercise, unless you’re a professional athlete, make up a very small portion of our total calories burned for the day; what we eat has a much greater influence on our body weight. So why should we bother to exercise? The answer is that burning calories is just one of the many benefits of exercise – there are surprising benefits of exercise for heart and brain health.


Six Worst Foods for Diabetes

Over 25 million people in the United States have diabetes, and diabetes takes an enormous toll on the health of our population.1 Diabetes accelerates aging; damaging the kidneys, cardiovascular system, eyes and nerve tissue, and increases cancer risk.2-4

The devastating complications and premature deaths associated with diabetes can be prevented. The primary cause of the parallel increases in obesity and diabetes is the nutrient-depleted American diet. The worst foods for diabetes – the foods that elevate blood sugar, reduce insulin sensitivity and increase Type 2 diabetes risk – are the foods that are most common in the standard American diet.