Resilience

For most people the coronavirus pandemic announced around a year ago came as a surprise.  Personally it was a challenge to suddenly discover that some priorities were about to be transformed and much-needed adjustments would take place in an effort to adapt to this life-changing situation.  How can we move

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Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen Healthiest of Healthy Foods

In my book How Not to Die, I center my recommendations around a Daily Dozen checklist of everything I try to fit into my daily routine.  In my book How Not to Die, I suggest we try to center our diets around whole plant foods. Some plants are healthier than others, though. Apparently, you can live for extended periods eating practically nothing

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How Much Vitamin C Should You Get Every Day?

“For many years, the RDA [recommended daily allowance] for all vitamins were based on preventing deficiency, with a margin of safety,” but the miniscule amount of vitamin C needed to avoid scurvy, for example, is not necessarily the ideal intake for optimal health. What might the optimal intake of vitamin C be?

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Stress Management: Rejuvenate the Mind, Body, and Soul

Last week, we determined that stress wreaks havoc on our health. Now it’s time to start at square one: Identifying your stress triggers. What symptoms of stress do you feel in your body? Headaches, digestive issues, muscle tension, low energy? Jot down any ways that stress affects your mental or emotional state.

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Why You Should Care About Nutrition

Most deaths in the United States are preventable and related to nutrition. Read Dr. Greger’s Best Selling book: How Not To Die. Click the book for purchase information. In addition to showing what to eat to help prevent the top 15 causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen—a checklist

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How Far Can You Go?

Our bodies are designed to MOVE!  Our bodies are built with form and function in mind. We have powerful legs to propel us forward and our buttocks that are intended to slow down momentum and keep us upright. How far will you go to thrive? (new to thrive or missed

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Why a Resource Like NutritionFacts.org is So Necessary

In a study of the dietary advice given by newspapers in the United Kingdom, “no credible scientific basis” was found for most claims. Indeed, “[m]isreporting of dietary advice…is widespread and may contribute to public misconceptions about food and health”—and potentially not only the public. Scientists like to think they are not influenced

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Why Mental Health Matters

If you broke your ankle, you wouldn’t hesitate to seek out an orthopedic surgeon. If you had a fever, a visit to your PCP would be in order. Why is it, then, when it comes to mental health, people are sometimes slow to react and even slower to reach out

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The Power of Perspective

Ellen Langer challenges the idea that the limits we put on ourselves, as we age, are real. Opening our minds to what’s possible, instead of presuming impossible, can lead to better well-being, at any age. We need to realize that our perspective on aging is often based on old assumptions,

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