May is National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Every year, approximately 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke, and 144,000 strokes are fatal, according to stroke.org. While there are some risk factors that are beyond our control, the good news is strokes can often be prevented—especially through the diet we choose. How to help prevent strokes through three nutritional…

Hot Nutrition Tips (Part I)

Nutrition has never been so hot. According to Elizabeth Somer, registered dietitian and author of “Eat Your Way to Sexy,” recent research has enhanced the field of nutrition. From vitamins to oats, check out some of the recent findings. Hot Discovery #1: Vitamin D works far beyond its role as a bone-builder Last year marked…

Protecting the Heart of the One You Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! We talk a lot about brain health on this blog, and we’ve learned that oftentimes, what’s good for the brain is also good for the heart! This year, honor the hearts of your loved ones by adopting simple steps to keep your family members’ hearts healthy. Improve your overall level of physical…