Have You Heard About Lynch Syndrome?

Have You Heard About Lynch Syndrome?

One of my many curiosities about health and aging well is genetics! We are so fortunate to have genetic testing available to us for many conditions. Many of us have family members who have died from cancers. Approximately five to ten percent of all colorectal cancers are caused by a heritable mutation. That is a […]

Exercise Aids in Reducing Total Fat In Postmenopausal Women

Exercise Aids in Reducing Total Fat In Postmenopausal Women

Exercising 300 minutes per week has been shown to be better at reducing total fat and other adiposity measures, especially for obese women, during a one-year clinical trial. This is an important finding because body fat has been associated with increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, (as well as other diseases) according to an article […]

HIIT Increases Longevity

HIIT Increases Longevity

A few months ago I wrote an article about the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). A new study provided by Consumer Reports says the changes are vast with this type of training. For every age! Sadly older adults are usually advised to work out at a moderate intensity, but vigorous exercise may give […]

Health Benefits Of Fermented Foods

Health Benefits Of Fermented Foods

Fermented foods hold many great benefits and has been used in medicine throughout history. Sour milk products and lactic acid fermented foods have been important dietary staples for thousands of years. Early reports show that Chinese workers ate acid-fermented vegetables while building the Great Wall of China. The Japanese have routinely served a small serving […]

Blood Sugar Improvements from Sourdough Bread

Blood Sugar Improvements from Sourdough Bread

Part of the many fermented foods written in the article above, sourdough bread has many health benefits. Terry Graham, a professor in human health and nutritional sciences at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, lead a team of researchers who studied four types of breads to determine which had the most positive health effects when […]