Author: Isadora

The wrinkles, brain fog and fatigue can be put on hold, or maybe even avoided altogether. Getting old isn’t fun, and the SAD (Standard American Diet) certainly perpetuates early onset of physical and mental aging. The Western lifestyle and diet causes damage at a young age,...

A recent study at UCLA shows the impact that mediation has on the brain’s gray matter and subsequent aging process. Loss of gray matter can lead to early onset of dementia and other conditions of memory impairment. The need for relaxation and mental focus is...

An article from Canadian Science Publishing recently reported a decline in children’s consumption of milk at a Canadian school system once the school eliminated a childhood favorite, chocolate milk. Milk is necessary for proper growth and development, and flavored milks are often more appealing to...

An article recently published in The Journal of the American Heart Association claims that avocados may really have super powers. All the hype about Superfoods is spot on: avocado’s healthy mono-unsaturated fat and fiber content make it a key ingredient in lowering LDL cholesterol and...

Research has discovered a link between excess TV use and the tendency towards eating unhealthy foods. A main reason may be the content of the majority of TV commercials today, as the food and drink industry has taken over screen. And what types of products...

It’s time to debunk the myth that winter and weight gain go hand in hand. Our Western culture perpetuates this trend, as most people hibernate between work and feast on heavy, calorie-dense, comfort food. Gym memberships go unused and orders for Starbucks white chocolate mochas...

For me, 2014 ended with a trip to Argentina. The point of a vacation is to spend time with friends and family and to take a break from the ordinary—to explore a new environment, to taste delicious foods and flavors, to forget about your Gmail inbox. We...

The good thing about living for yourself? You have the power to start fresh. New Years represents a time to check in with yourself, your goals and priorities, and of course your health. With the holidays approaching, or rather having persisted since Thanksgiving, it’s easy to...

We’re human: we see a tray of chocolate chip cookies and eggnog, and our mouths begin to drool. Our bodies are wired to crave sugar and fat, and it’s nearly impossible to neglect our temptations during the holiday season. My advice: indulge…in moderation. Don’t punish yourself;...

Nuts and Seeds High in serotonin, a known mood-booster, they help relieve stress and calm nerves. Due to protease inhibitors, nuts and seeds may also prevent cancer. Their rich protein, fiber and vitamin content, such as vitamin E, a nutrient that gives your skin an instant...