It's easy to forget to chew your food thoroughly when you are rushing around, eating at your desk, or socializing - but when it comes to proper digestion, it's important to slow down and take your time.
As the leaves and temperatures start to fall, colds and flu are never far behind. While it may seem like getting sick sometime between now and April is a forgone conclusion, it doesn’t have to be. Yes, I’m saying you don’t have to get sick this year, that is, as long as you start fortifying your body now.
Here is a good example of nutrigenomics: In 2006, researchers made a fascinating discovery: After dozens of studies found that drinking coffee escalates heart-attack risk, this new inquiry revealed that while coffee did up the hazard significantly for some, the exact opposite was true for others.
Stroll any supermarket these days — especially the health-conscious ones – and where once there were aisles lined with soda pop, now they’re stocked with every kind of juice and juice drink imaginable. And while it’s good to see that sugary sodas and fizzy chemical-laden ‘diet’ drinks are on the wane, the switch-over may not be quite the healthy swap you’ve been led to believe.
Remember the days we use to sit hunched over our books studying and reading? With the incredible development of the smart phone, tablet and laptop computer, we are now spending hours on end texting, researching and reading. While we may be getting a lot accomplished it can come with a tremendous toll on our bodies.