Entries by phiggins

An Apple a Day Keeps Cholesterol at Bay

We’ve all said it before…”An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But did we really believe it? Well, it’s true. Research from Ohio State University finds eating a single apple each day for four weeks can improve your LDL cholesterol by an amazing 40%. These low density lipoproteins are often pointed out as the […]

Kabocha Squash with Sorghum Stuffing

Comfort food in the form of something that is actually good for you. Enter winter squash! Abundant this time of year, warm and filling. Add a delicious stuffing and you’ve got a satisfying meal.   Ingredients: 1 kabocha squash (or acorn squash if not available) For stuffing: 1 cup sorghum cooked according to package 1 […]

Extend Your Life by Staying Connected with Others

It’s well-known that people who are overweight or obese face some serious health risks as they age. However, it turns out obesity may not be nearly as dangerous as being lonely. In a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, loneliness expert John Cacioppo revealed some startling information. […]

What Your Aching Joints and Digestive Discomfort May Have in Common

Your intestinal lining serves as a highly selective barrier with microscopic pores that absorb essential nutrients from your food while blocking harmful pathogens, large food particles and waste products from entering your bloodstream. But what happens when your digestive lining becomes damaged and more porous? The unfortunate result is called leaky gut syndrome or intestinal […]