The Health Blog by John Madden

Sleep Your Way to Sleep

How Better Sleep Helps You Burn Fat You might be surprised to learn that your sleep affects your weight. Studies have shown that people who get better sleep weigh less. Similar studies have shown that by taking measures to improve…

You Are What You Eat

Recent dietary research has uncovered 14 different nutrient-dense foods that time and again promote good overall health.  Coined “superfoods,” they tend to have fewer calories, higher levels of vitamins and minerals, and many disease-fighting antioxidants. Beans (legumes), berries (especially blueberries),…

Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

It seems like everywhere you look, there’s a new pill or medicine that will ‘instantly cure’ your sickness, disease or health issue.  And while taking a pill to cure what ails you might be convenient and simple, maybe it’s really…

Superfoods for Super Weight Loss

Experts say there are two basic categories of foods that can be considered “keeping it off superfoods” because they fill your tummy without piling on the calories: fruits and vegetables. And the nutrient that gives fruits and vegetables that ‘staying…

Superfoods that Squash Stress

Life has a way of getting the best of us some days.  Whether it’s working too many hours, shuffling your kids all over town for their activities, taking care of your household, or dealing with personal or family matters, stress…

Superfoods to Rejuvenate Body, Mind, and Spirit

When the goal is rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit, the method should be smaller, more frequent snacks and meals.  This will help keep energy levels on an even keel, and regulate your blood sugar levels to avoid spikes and…

Superfoods for Fighting the Flu

Breakouts of the flu are responsible for millions of lost hours at both work and home each year, not to mention many miserable days trying to recover.  If you’re wondering what you can do to naturally boost your immunity and…

Superfoods that Stomp out a Cold

Not only do healthy, nutrient-dense foods nourish your body and help the cells grow and reproduce, they also help arm your body’s defenses to ward off attacks from germs that cause colds. Another important component of your anti-cold defense system…

Superfoods that have your Heart in Mind

Heart disease is number one killer among both men and women in the United States. And though we all realize that eating nutrient-dense healthy foods help reduce the risk, we may not know which foods are the best choices to…

Superfoods for a Super Thyroid

An estimated 27 million Americans have thyroid disease, and more than half are undiagnosed. Frequently misunderstood, and too often overlooked and misdiagnosed, thyroid disease affects almost every aspect of health. Taking care of it with good nutrition is a smart…

Superfoods to Fend off Alzheimers

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive brain disorder that gradually destroys memory and the ability to think and reason. Recent estimates show approximately 4 million people in the U.S. have dementia, most with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, that number could be…

Water is our Body’s Lifeblood

The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without water. The body is made up of approximately 55 to75 per cent water. Water forms the basis of blood, digestive juices, urine and perspiration and is contained in…

Superfoods for Relief from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

There are many different causes of tiredness. Just because you’re frequently tired doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got {Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) CFS. The condition must persist for more than six consecutive months and include other symptoms such as memory loss, sore…

Superfoods for Super Skin

It’s been said we are what we eat, and that sentiment definitely holds true when it comes to our skin.  It’s our body’s biggest organ, and it deserves all the nutritional TLC we can give it. So take a look…

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Superfoods for Healthy Hair

We’ve all learned through the years that a well-balanced diet is healthy for our body and critical for optimal health and performance.  Our hair is no different, a mixture of protein, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and iron are all required…

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Superfoods for a Spiffy Circulatory System

Circulation problems can be felt in a number of ways.  Some symptoms include fatigue due to poor circulatory function, which may bring on other symptoms such as dizziness and fainting. The inability to concentrate, coldness in the hands or feet,…