Can a vegan diet boost your metabolism?

By: Barbara Ruben
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Dietary vegans follow a plant-based diet that excludes all animal products, from meat to eggs to milk to animal-derivatives.Some researchers believe following a low-fat vegan diet may help you lose weight, in part because it helps speed up your metabolism (the rate at which calories are burned). That’s the hypothesis of a study now underway by the nonprofit Physician’s Committee ... READ MORE

Never too late to learn public speaking

By: Lynne Strang
Posted on: June 09, 2017

As a certified project manager and leadership development trainer, Amy Brener regularly gives public interviews. It’s something she used to dread, but not anymore —  thanks to a decision she made back in 2008.At age 49, Brener joined Toastmasters International, a nonprofit organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.... READ MORE

Ten tips that can help fight osteoporosis

By: Carrie Dennett, R.D.N.
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Because 70 percent of our bone destiny is due to heredity, you’re at greater risk for osteoporosis if you have a family history of the disease. But that doesn’t mean you can’t help shape the health of your bones.We actively build bone until our mid-20s, then we start to slowly lose bone mass. After the age of 50, one in two women, and one in four men, will break a bone due ... READ MORE

His job is preventing dementia

By: Robert Friedman
Posted on: May 30, 2017

 “We have to start in our 40s, at least, if we want to have any hope of lowering the overall personal risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.”That is the advice of Dr. William Mansbach, a geriatric neuropsychologist who lives and works in Columbia. Mansbach has a national reputation in the fight against the disease, and is a member of the Governor’s... READ MORE

People 75+ sought for flu vaccine study

By: Carol Sorgen
Posted on: May 22, 2017

Seasonal influenza (flu) is the fourth-leading cause of death for older Americans. That’s why it’s highly recommended that all adults 50 years of age or older receive an annual flu vaccine immunization. However, despite the fact that more older adults are receiving the vaccination, mortality has actually increased. Researchers theorize that may be due to the fact that the... READ MORE

Combine good foods to get more benefit

By: Matthew Kady, R.D.
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Some foods play really well together. Food synergy occurs when components of different foods work together to maximize benefits. Think of it as 1 plus 1 equals 4 instead of 2; the total result is greater than the sum of the individual parts.Try these good-chemistry eats to watch your health grow exponentially.Garlic and lemonPerhaps Italians were onto something by frequently pairing these... READ MORE