January 8, 2019

Curcumin Could Improve Exercise Tolerance

In an article published on November 21, 2018 in the Journal of Applied Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers reported the outcome of a study which suggests that curcumin, a compound occurring in the spice turmeric, could help heart failure patients with exercise intolerance. “We hypothesized that reduced expression of nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) in skeletal muscle contributes to impaired exercise performance,” explain Ahmed M. Wafi and colleagues. “We further hypothesized that curcumin, a Nrf2 activator, would preserve or increase exercise capacity in heart failure.” “Although curcumin has been evaluated in several clinical trials for multiple diseases, its therapeutic potential […]
December 16, 2018

Food and Fitness After 50: What You Need

LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2018)–Unfortunately, there’s so much noise and misinformation about food, nutrition and physical activity that good advice is often drowned out by bad. But there’s a new book by food and fitness experts Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN, FAND, and Bob Murray, PhD, FACSM, coming to the rescue! Food & Fitness after 50: Eat Well, Move Well, Be Well, translates the latest science on aging, nutrition, and exercise into simple actionable steps. The authors share their personal experiences and offer a common-sense approach to help you learn what it takes to control your food choices and fitness strategies […]
December 11, 2018

How To Heal and Love Your Body More

Imagine waking up feeling refreshed, strong, and vibrant, with your hormones in balance and your body nourished, stable, and supported on both the emotional and physical levels. For the millions who are grappling with rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, inflammatory bowel disease, type one diabetes, and numerous other autoimmune conditions, this vision seems so distant from the daily reality that it seems an impossibility. In spite of increasing knowledge and awareness, the causes and effects of autoimmune conditions are often misunderstood, and the connection between inner well-being and physical health is not fully explored. As an acupuncturist and herbalist with over […]
November 27, 2018

Seven Ways To Improve Your Lung Capacity

Breathing exercises, physical activity and vitamin D help your respiratory system. If that doesn’t work, you can indulge your inner musician. Stop smoking You knew it was coming. Smoking damages the lungs, causing all sorts of problems, from lung cancer to respiratory disease. And it definitely affects your lung capacity. We have all seen the comparisons between healthy lungs and smokers’ lungs – according to the NHS, your lung capacity will have improved by at least 10% nine months after you quit smoking. Consume enough vitamin D A study released this year found that higher vitamin D levels were associated […]
November 18, 2018

One In Three Women At Risk of Osteoporosis

Bone health is important for overall health and quality of life and according to a rheumatology specialist at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). Knowing the bone health status, especially for those aged 50 years and above, is a key way of identifying one’s risk of developing osteoporosis. Dr Samar Al Emadi, Head of HMC’s Rheumatology Division, said anyone who has osteoporosis risk factors should talk to their doctor and seek a bone health assessment. She also recommends increasing their level of physical activity. “Individuals at risk of osteoporosis should aim to exercise for 30 to 40 minutes three to four times each week, doing […]
October 2, 2018

Human Bones Are Weakening from Inactivity

When our ancestors invented farming, they didn’t realize that doing so would eventually put future generations of
September 25, 2018

Top 4 Reasons Why You Need A Personal Trainer

If you’re over-50, maybe closer to 60, you may have put your fitness goals on the back burner.  Maybe you have some ankle, knee or hip joint pain, or maybe you have some back issues that have put the damper on your exercise routine.  Yet, you know you need to exercise if you’re going to stay healthy and active as you get older. Well, seems like there’s just the solution that was custom made for your generation – Personal Trainers.  Here’s how they can help you reinvest in your fitness goals. Stay Motivated to Achieve Fitness – Consult a Personal Trainer […]
September 25, 2018

Will The Fountain Transform How We Age?

Don’t just live longer—live better! Everyone wants to feel fitter, sexier, more energetic, more productive, and younger—but what if the solutions were already here? What if there were already ways to ease the negative effects of aging and prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease from ever starting? What if we could translate all the exotic science and research breakthroughs of today into a practical plan that could help us win the war on aging? Here’s the truth: We can. The Fountain is a sensible, comprehensive, and scientifically based anti-aging guide packed with essential information. With actionable […]
September 4, 2018

These 3 Healthy Habits Fight Mental Decline

One of the biggest fears my patients have about getting older is losing their mental sharpness.  But, the truth is, mental decline is not a “given” of getting older.  Rather, it’s a consequence, or the end result, of not safeguarding your overall health.  That’s why I’d like to tell you about 3 simple ways you can greatly reduce your risk of mental decline… Slow Mental Decline 3 Simple Ways When I tell my patients that they likely take better care of their cars than their own health, they laugh.  But, then they think about it a moment and agree that […]