Tag: health

Plastic is in our food according to Consumer Reports. What you need to know.

Plastic in our food according to Consumer Reports. What you need to know. Have you tried to live your life without plastic?   Everything seems to come wrapped in it including condiments, water, food, etc. Some of this is ending up being digested by us.   Some of the animal foods we eat also have plastic in them and it can affect your health in ways you could hardly imagine. Changing your habits by using class containers can help and is easy to do.   Drinking your water out of a stainless or aluminum bottle can help too. Recently, Consumer Reports did an Read More »

Evidence-based ways to live longer according to the NY Times.

Evidence-based ways to live longer according to the NY Times. Living longer is part luck, part genetics, and part taking care of your body by eating right, exercising regularly, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle. As consumers, we are constantly bombarded with things to buy, shortcuts we can take (Ozempic for example), and exercise gizmos we can purchase to help us stay fit. Living a healthier life begins with food, and it has to be a lifestyle choice.   There are no shortcuts although if we begin those healthy habits while we are young, a healthy lifestyle should be easy.  Scientists Read More »

Is walking or running better for our overall health?

Is walking or running better for our overall health? If you were wondering whether walking or running was better for your health, the NY Times recently covered this with this recent article. Many of those who live in Europe and eat the Mediterranean diet tend to live longer and better lives.  Part of this is eating farm-to-table for most of their lives.  This may be one of the reasons many of these countries have lower health costs although the culture of healthcare is also different, used differently with better eating habits (foot is medicine) and healthier overall lifestyles. In the Read More »

Oral hygiene and health according to the NY Times.

Oral hygiene and health according to the NY Times. Going to the dentist and having regular checkups combined with regular brushing does more than keep your teeth healthy and prevent gum disease. According to a recent NY Times article, poor dental hygiene has been associated with a range of health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, dementia, and more. According to experts, bacteria can thrive in the mouth when it is not kept clean.   Food particles not only affect the teeth but are a breeding ground for many unhealthy bacteria that can affect us in ways we cannot imagine. Nearly 50% Read More »

Chia seeds benefits to your health.

Chia seeds benefits to your health. Chia seeds which have been a staple in latin America are making a comeback.   Many of you may remember the chia pet which was huge years ago and is still made.  It basically was a small statue that you would plant chia seeds on and it grows like hair. It is basically an herb garden. Chia, according to a recent NY Times article, Chia seeds which are high in fatty acids and have lots of fiber can help you feel full longer, and may actually help you reduce your food intake. They are basically Read More »