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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...

It’s wintertime, it’s cold, there is illness everywhere…it’s nearly impossible to avoid flu-like symptoms at this time of the year. Whether it’s the common cold, a sore throat, or a virus, all conditions take a toll on the mind and body. It’s important to maintain a...

Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center have recently found stem cells, called osteochondroreticular (OCR), in the bone marrow of mice that may trigger regeneration of bone and cartilage tissues. This evidence proves significant for treatment of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, bone fractures, injuries and bone grafting...

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;...