eNews on Prevention, Wellness & Lifestyle
Aug. 14, 2013

How exercise can help us learn
The New York Times
Over the past decade, in study after study in animals and people, exercise has been shown to improve the ability to learn and remember. But the specifics of that process have remained hazy. Is it better to exercise before you learn something new? What about during? And should the exercise be vigorous or gentle?More

Research: Moderate exercise could be good for your tendons
Moderate exercise could be good for keeping your tendons healthy according to new research from the University of East Anglia funded by Arthritis Research U.K. The onset of tendon disease has previously been associated with exercise. However new research published n the journal Molecular Cell Research shows that doing moderate exercise could help guard against and treat the painful and often debilitating condition.More

A must-know guide to fight inflammation
By Dr. Georgene Collins
The average adult makes roughly 200 food choices each day, and food plays a vital role in health and nutrition. Ignoring the value of proper nutrition can harm good health. Poor nutrition can lead to excess weight and obesity. While the obesity epidemic raises cause for concern, many are unaware of the depth of seriousness of excess weight. Further, many individuals suffer every day with some form of inflammation, yet few may realize the direct link between excess weight, nutrition and inflammation.More

5 best food and nutrition tracking tools
Keeping track of what you eat helps you eat right and make healthier food decisions, that much is given. However, when you make the commitment to tracking your diet, you need a tool that will help you, not get in the way. The best tools make it easy to add what you eat, can fill in the blanks with calorie and nutrition info, and can even help you work towards your goals.More

Urging your partner to diet may backfire
HealthDay News via WebMD
Urging a partner to diet may seem like a supportive thing to do, but a new study finds it can trigger unhealthy habits such as fasting and taking diet pills — measures that can then lead to severe eating disorders. Both women and men tended to react negatively to their partners' well-meaning encouragement, said researcher Marla Eisenberg, an associate professor of adolescent health and medicine at the University of Minnesota.More

Everything you need to know about going gluten-free
You know going gluten-free could be beneficial for your health, but exactly why you may wonder? Whether you're just hearing of the new diet craze, have long wanted to try it or even if you've been gluten-free for years, tune into the video with naturopathic physician Holly Lucille, M.D., as she shares the must-know facts about what it means to be gluten-free and the healthiest way to do it.More

How exercise can help us learn
The New York Times
Over the past decade, in study after study in animals and people, exercise has been shown to improve the ability to learn and remember. But the specifics of that process have remained hazy.More

Making the case for eating fruit
The New York Times
Experts agree that we are eating too much sugar, which is contributing to obesity and other health problems. But in the rush to avoid sugar, many low-carb dieters and others are avoiding fruits. But fresh fruit should not become a casualty in the sugar wars, many nutrition experts say.More

How much exercise is too much?
The Boston Globe
Growing evidence shows that overdoing endurance training may damage your heart and shorten life expectancy. But don't hang up your running shoes and wetsuits just yet.More

Study: Vitamin D supplements don't lower blood pressure
HealthDay News via U.S. News & World Report
Vitamin D supplementation did not lower blood pressure in older patients with high blood pressure in a new study. The study was published online in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It included 159 patients, average age 77, with a common type of high blood pressure called isolated systolic hypertension. More

Is there a role for vitamins in cancer prevention?
According to recent national surveys, approximately 40 percent of U.S. adults take multivitamins/multiminerals; many also take calcium, folic acid, vitamin D and other specific vitamin and mineral supplements. People take dietary supplements for multiple reasons: to prevent diseases, manage diseases, extend life and promote general health.More

Chocolate everyday keeps brain damage away
Counsel & Heal
Scientists say chocolate can help keep the brain healthy. New research reveals that drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day helps older people keep their brains healthy and their thinking skills sharp. The study published in the journal Neurology involved 60 people with an average age of 73 who did not have dementia. More

6 things you didn't know about sweat
The Huffington Post
We've already debunked elsewhere some of the most common misconceptions about staying hydrated. But what about sweat itself? In an effort to better understand the body's complex heating and cooling system, here are some surprising facts about sweat you may not have known. More