Step into the New Year with a smile

Being happy is almost a universal goal for everyone. Why not start 2014 off on the right note – with a big smile? Majid Fotuhi, MD, PhD and author of Boost Your Brain: The New Art and Science Behind Enhanced Brain Performance has nine brain health tips to help you be happy: Get a check…

Recipe: Pumpkin pie oatmeal

In her book Eat Your Way to Happiness, registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer shares many nutritious and tasty recipes. Here is one that is perfect for chilly winter mornings to add to your recipe book:   Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Makes 2 servings – 302 calories each 1 ½ cups soymilk with DHA (Try Silk® soymilk with…

Supplements are important – even for celebrities

Did you know singer Katy Perry takes 26 vitamins and supplements every day? She must know how important taking a daily supplement can be to help fill in the nutritional gaps you may have in your diet. Registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer says most people would benefit from a well-chosen supplement.    How do you know…

Brain-Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

Try something different this Thanksgiving and make a new recipe! It is fun to challenge yourself in the kitchen, and who knows, you might find a new family favorite. This brain-healthy side dish comes from Dr. David Perlmutter’s book Grain Brain and is gluten-free and includes DHA-fortified eggs. Give it a shot and let us…

Seeing Well for a Lifetime

More than half of Americans are worried about their vision worsening later in life, according to a recent survey by DSM Nutritional Products/Kelton. Studies show nutrients like lutein, zeaxanthin, omega-3 DHA and EPA, vitamin E, vitamin C and beta-carotene can help improve eyesight.

Learning New Skills Keeps An Aging Mind Sharp

New research from the University of Texas, Dallas found activities that require a mentally demanding skill are likely to improve cognitive function versus less demanding activities The study, published in the Psychological Science journal, looked at 221 adults, ages 60 to 90, who engaged in a particular type of activity for 15 hours a week…

Nutrition Tips for Expecting Moms

Nutrition plays a major role in the health of expectant mothers and their babies prior to and throughout pregnancy. It is important to focus on real foods to ensure you are getting the proper nutrition to help your baby grow and develop. Colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nonfat milk are staples in…

On-The-Go Healthy Snacks

Healthy eating does not happen without a little planning and dedication. Avoid rushing around in the morning or having to grab take out for lunch and take a few minutes before bed each evening to plan your meals and snacks for the following day. You can rest easy knowing you’ll be all set to make…

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Did you know November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month? According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. Maintaining brain health is important for all of us. Here is information on four lifestyle factors to promote brain health. Mental Engagement People who continue to learn new things and enjoy new activities can…

The Benefits of Vitamin D

As Americans begin to spend more time indoors and the daylight hours begin to shorten, it is important to consider your levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D is an important nutrient, which allows our bodies to absorb calcium to build stronger bones. This is especially important during childhood and adolescence when there is rapid physical…