Monthly Archives: March 2014

Visceral Fat is a Problem

visceral fatDid you know that your body has two types of fat?

Subcutaneous fat is found just under your skin and is noticeable. This kind of fat is soft and flabby, it jiggles, dimples and causes cellulite.

Visceral fat is the fat on the inside of your body, under your abdominal muscle. It is way more dangerous than subcutaneous fat because it can surround vital organs like your liver and heart hindering their optimal function. Continue reading

Know The Difference Between Organic and Natural Foods

organic foodsIs organic food safer or more nutritious?

Organic can be defined as the way farmers grow and process agricultural products like fruits, veggies, grains, dairy products and meat.

Organic farmers practice agriculture that is designed to further soil and water conservation and cut down pollution. They raise organic produce and meat without conventional methods to fertilize, control weeds or prevention of livestock disease. Continue reading

How We Become Susceptible to Cancer

cancer testA recent study published in The Lancet predicts worldwide cancer cases to balloon to 22.2 million by 2030. These stats are up from 12.7 million in 2008. We seem to be heading in the wrong direction when it comes to controlling cancer rates worldwide.

However, despite these scary statistics, there is good news. Research also shows that lifestyle plays the biggest role in our risk for cancer. Genes only account for about 5 percent of cases. Continue reading

Proper Exercise for Real Life Function

iStock_000016940770XSmall (1)A long time ago, there were no intentional exercise programs.

Physical activity was a natural part of life and practically everyone participated in enough movement on a daily basis to keep the body in good condition. Now our modern labor saving devices and the television set have robbed many people of the necessary movement that the human body needs to stay healthy. Continue reading

Exercise Works to Defeat Anxiety and Stress

workoutA growing collection of research shows that stress is possibly one of our greatest immune killers. Chronic physical and mental stress, anxiety and even pessimism have been shown to detract from health in numerous ways including a reduction in immune function.

Reversely, happiness, laughter and strong social ties boost our immunity and protect us against chronic and acute illness. Even our loving pets serve to boost our immunity. Doing what brings you joy and satisfaction, spending time with people and pets you love are all great healers. Continue reading