Shiitake mushroom (Lentinus edodes), once little-known outside of East Asia, is a frequent sight these days in the produce section of Western supermarkets. While prized for its texture and flavor, it is shiitake’s health benefits that render this fungus priceless.
It’s the beginning of a brand-new year! As the parties, countdowns and fireworks fade off, you might be left with your thinking box, figuring out the goals that you would like to achieve for this year.
A brighter year starts from a better you, and of course, better health status. If you've decided to change a habit - whether it's quitting smoking, lowering your blood pressure, becoming more active, or doing something else to improve your health - congratulations! Making that decision is the first step toward making a change. However, have you been planning goals that you found overwhelming and hard to achieve? Or have you ever given up on the new year resolutions that you excitedly set for yourself?
In the previous article, we have discussed some interesting and healthier modifications to commonly prepared holiday dishes. Since Christmas is around the corner, that can only mean a line-up of feastings. While we immerse in the traditional joyous ambience, let’s explore healthier yet fun ways of preparing the festive favourites!
It’s December, the last month of the year, where families and friends will gather over festive foods to celebrate the holidays and look forward to a new year! However, with all the foods and parties, we risk losing the health level that we have worked hard to achieve.
Are there ways to make the lovely foods healthier? We discussed about how to eat mindfully in the previous article, let us now look at how we can modify some festive recipes into healthier, “less sinful” dishes.
Our digestive system is home to roughly 100 trillion bacteria. A balance between good and bad gut bacteria in the intestine is important for health. Recent studies found that the imbalance of gut bacteria types may play a role in the development of obesity, metabolic syndrome, certain cancers or even some mental disorders! Probiotics are live microorganisms that give health benefits when they are at the right place. Bacteria that are beneficial on our skin might be harmful when they are in our gut. Now, let’s take a look at the 10 common food sources that can transport the good bacteria into our gut.
A cancer diagnosis is probably just about the scariest news anyone could ever receive in their life. It can also be very confusing. There’s tons of information to weed through and it’s very easy to become overwhelmed, scared, and discouraged.
As such, here’s an attempt to simplify the basics of a critical component for anyone following a cancer diagnosis — your nutrition.
A healthy, nutritious diet is really important when you’re being treated for cancer. It can make a big impact on the outcome of your treatments and your quality of life. So, it’s essential that you take your diet very seriously during this time.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, we really hope this helps to take some of the guesswork out of the equation.
"Yoga" means union that brings an incoherent and scattered mind to a reflective state for communion of the human soul with divinity. It ensures optimal condition of every aspect of life, be it body, mind, energy or soul. Let's explore in brief the eight stages of Yoga that promise not only health, but answers to all imaginable existential predicaments of the human mind. Yoga is not only for India, it belongs to the world!
For all of you who think you just can’t eat healthy, you’re probably selling yourself short. A new study shows that these habits can, in fact, be learned.
It’s no coincidence that our name is Life Extension. Our sole purpose is to find ways to extend the healthy, human life span. And if you haven’t noticed yet, it really is our passion.
Of course, eating healthy and exercising are top priorities for any anti-aging program, but we think there’s more to the story than that.
One of the most common ailments that limit individuals in their work, physical activity, and leisurely hobbies is arthritis.1
According to the CDC, in the U.S. there are about 52.5 million adults who’ve been diagnosed with arthritis, and 22.7 million who report limitations as a result.