We don't think of sesame seed paste as a 'life saver,' but new research shows it is capable of slashing a major risk factor for the #1 cause of death in the developed world.
You know lemon, right? It is a tart, exciting, delicious and indispensable ingredient in recipes and beverages. But did you know that scientists have identified it is as a powerful medicine as well?
You can reverse heart disease with nutrition, according to a growing body of scientific research.
Sweet and juicy are two reasons to eat strawberries. Here are 8 more healthy excuses to eat lots of them.
Did you know that a single culinary serving of spices in the form of curry can dilate your arteries, preventing the cardiovascular harms associated with eating common foods?
Beyond flavor and crunch, there are plenty of good reasons to throw some nuts into your brownies, banana bread, yogurt, muffins, pancakes, salads and smoothies. Antioxidants, lower oxidized cholesterol and better heart health are just a few of the benefits of indulging in nuts.
According to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine, eating a daily handful of nuts may just reduce your risk of death by 20%. Without gaining weight.
Chocolate 'makes you fat' and 'clogs your arteries,' right? Not so, according to a new study using 3 ounces of dark chocolate a day for one week.
Anecdotes about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar proliferate wildly, as do claims by skeptics that it is nothing more than placebo medicine. So, what does the scientific evidence actually say?
Chocolate is clearly one of the most enjoyed foods on the planet, and has one of the oldest documented histories of use going back to 1100 BC. And yet, many still harbor guilt about consuming it because they associate it with "candy," having never been exposed to the growing body of research indicating it may actually be closer to a "medicine."
Flaxseeds contain unique heart friendly properties, which the scientific research is only now beginning to reveal in greater clarity. Should we wait around for randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trials and the FDA's explicit drug approval, or take out our coffee grinders and start incorporating the meal into our diet right now? Thankfully, its a choice you still get to make for yourself.
Anti-cardio articles have been proliferating around the net, but is the science against running and other forms of aerobic exercise really so clear? Perhaps a closer look at the published research available on the topic will vindicate one of the world's most popular forms of exercise.
We all know that leafy green vegetables are good for us, but do you know why they're so good? There are plenty of reasons but, when it comes to heart health, the secret is nitrates.
A new study lends more support for the idea that a whole food is more powerful than the sum of its parts.
Nothing can replace exercise, but turmeric extract does a pretty good job of producing some of the same cardiovascular health benefits, most notably in women undergoing age-associated adverse changes in arterial health.
Magnesium is under-appreciated but it's involved in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It's particularly important for those at risk for diabetes.
Omega-3 fatty acids have a wide range of researched therapeutic properties, many of which are applicable to vascular disease. Omega-3 research is cited in its connection to cardiac mortality risk, peripheral artery disease and hypertension.
In a groundbreaking new study, garlic compared favorably to the blockbuster blood pressure medication atenolol in lowering blood pressure in subjects with hypertension.
The Affordable Care Act doesn't work for everyone. Here's how to opt out of Obamacare and enroll an alternative solution.
Just because you inherited some "bad genes" from your parents and grandparents, doesn't mean you are doomed to suffer their diseases. A healthy diet, including olive oil, can modulate the effect of these genes.
As far back as the 5th century BC the Greek physician Hippocrates wrote about the use of a bitter powder extracted from willow bark that reduced fevers and eased aches and pains. Native Americans also used an infusion of willow bark for similar purposes. What was this remarkable "healing" principle within the bark that relieved dis-ease?
With over a million Americans striken with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, what solutions can be given from research on anti-inflammatory diet, supplements and mind-body practices?
Nothing could be more beautiful or poetic than when a healing food actually looks like the organ system it nourishes and heals in the body.
If what we're doing may contribute to the new normal of childhood chronic illness, then here are 7 bold and brave ways to keep baby safe.