Alzheimer's DiseaseMany specialists of our times express their true concern about increasing number of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia like brain disorders. Those are among the most common mental disorders attributed to aging and linked to shrinking human brain. Due to numerous changes related to aging, including metabolism imbalances, poorer digestion, poorer vision and decreased abilities to focus, reduced abilities to learn new information, and so on, aging people become less and less effective in using their brain, memory, and mental skills. Therefore, they start showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, namely being unable to remember things, being unable to do some daily tasks, starting from complicated ones and then moving to very easy and simple things. People on moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease can not recognize their family members, slowly start losing their ability to speak and doing even very simple actions like holding a spoon. Certainly, such people require special care, and moving to a special elderly care facility is recommended. Read the rest of this entry »

Exercise Before BreakfastA lack of physical activities and poor health caused by this factor are the things that we all suffer from. We spend hours sitting at the tables in front of our computers, watching TV, waiting for something or someone, riding a bus or a train, and so on. We spend much more time motionless than we do moving, that is why even young people of our times have plenty of serious health conditions. Being overweight is one of the most common of those, and many of us start paying attention to the lifestyle and the necessity to exercise only when those extra pounds start appearing. Along with controlling our calorie consumption and daily food intake, exercising is one of the principal approaches to more effective weight management. What most of us usually do is doing some indoor exercises (power training, weight lifting, yoga, indoor cardiovascular exercises on a treadmill, etc.) or outdoor physical activities (jogging, cycling, swimming, hiking, and so on). Read the rest of this entry »

Whole Grain FoodsMany modern nutritionists and health care specialists are talking about the benefits of consuming whole grain foods, or the foods with the bran, germ, and endosperm. The most popular whole grains include whole grain barley, whole grain oats, whole grain corn and pop corn, wold and brown rice, buckwheat, cracked wheat (bulgur), buckwheat flour, millet, sorghum, quinoa, and others. It is supposed that by consuming this kind of foods instead of processed grains or starch-based products can be a great solution for improving our body’s glucose management abilities and reducing the risks of diabetes, assisting weight management and lowering all the risks for developing serious diseases related to being overweight. Besides, whole grains are very rich in many of vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytochemicals, and other nutrients essential for our excellent health and longevity. Read the rest of this entry »

gazpacho soupGazpacho soup is a trend of modern healthy lifestyle. It is a fresh tomato-based Spanish soup, a blended mixture of fresh tomatoes, bell peppers, cucumbers, olive oil, some spices, and other less common ingredients. This dish is much loved in modern countries of the Mediterranean region since it is a cold soup which can work great as a thirst quencher and an amazing refreshing meal. Gazpacho soup is very rich not only with its fresh taste, but also with natural nutrients like vitamin C, carotene, lycopens, polyphenols, and other essential substances. Gazpacho soup is also well-known in many countries of the US, the Middle East, North Europe, Western Europe and Russia, as an easy and very healthy dish good for kids and adult, with plenty of health benefits and nutrition values. Read the rest of this entry »

AntioxidantsWe heard a lot about antioxidants, magic natural substances with truly amazing properties. Antioxidants can be found in plenty of natural foods, including red wine, green tea, cocoa beans, forest berries, some fruits and vegetables, and so on. Antioxidant effects include, first of all, very powerful protection against oxidative stress, or damage that causes oxygen exposure to our cells. Oxygen exposure is linked to aging, and by using antioxidants our body cells can protect themselves against these destructive processes on cellular levels. Other known valuable antioxidant effects are cardiovascular health strengthening and natural protection against tumor development. Some studies have also shown that by using natural antioxidant sources it is possible to improve mental health, stimulate our brain and reduce dementia risk, as well as strengthen our overall health and increase our life expectancy. Read the rest of this entry »

Risk Factors For Breast CancerBreast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer which annually takes lives of millions of women around the world. It is estimated that in modern United States, breast cancer is the second type after skin cancer diagnosed in all cancer patients in the country. Despite a common myth, this type of cancer can occur not only in women, but in men as well. Fortunately, there are quite effective technologies to detect and diagnose breast cancer on its early stages. A great number of women (and some men too) are trying to do everything possible to protect themselves from this type of cancer by learning more about breast cancer risk factors and trying to eliminate their effects. The key risk factors for breast cancer include the following ones: Read the rest of this entry »