Articles by Rebecca Jennings Contributing Writer
- Rebecca Jennings is currently working towards fulfilling various science prerequisites in order to gain admittance to a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine program. Previously, her passion for nutrition and natural health had led her to pursue a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition; however, after a year of study, a desire for a more comprehensive study of science and natural medicine led her to change course and begin studies to become a Naturopathic Doctor. Rebecca enjoys researching and staying on top of the latest news and trends in natural health and nutrition. She maintains an active lifestyle by practicing yoga, pilates, cycling, hiking and traveling.
The cool, succulent produce of summer has transitioned to the heartier roots and squashes of the fall harvest. And as the seasons change, Mother Nature provides the nutrients we need to keep us healthy and strong. Every year it’s the same story. January starts with good intentions and big resolutions to improve ourselves, but come spring, those good intentions have flown out the window. This year instead of making lofty resolutions you probably won’t keep, why not try some simple ones? While astaxanthin is enjoying some much-deserved time in the spotlight for being recognized as the most powerful antioxidant available, there are five other antioxidants that work together in a unique relationship to support and strengthen the entire antioxidant system. These antioxidants, called network antioxidants, include lipoic acid, vitamins C and E, CoQ10 and, the mother of all antioxidants, glutathione. Just twenty days prior to shutting its doors, Congress passed a monumental resolution for the field of naturopathic medicine, designating October 7 through 13 as the first ever Naturopathic Medicine Week. It is not news that prolonged stress can impact your health, leading to chronic inflammation and chronic disease. Stress comes in many forms: lack of sleep, poor diet, over work, constantly being ‘plugged in’-- the list can go on and on. So how can we combat stress and lead healthier lives? Two Japanese scientists believe they have found one way to help alleviate the stress of modern living. [ad#banner]
Although the term, “superfood,” has become something of a marketing buzzword in recent years, it is perhaps the best descriptor for a class of super nutritious whole foods that offer a wide range of essential nutrients, and can easily be integrated into a balanced diet.
September is National Yoga Month! If you haven’t already discovered all of the wonderful health benefits yoga can offer, now is the perfect time to start. Through deep breathing, movement, meditation, and relaxation, yoga aims to improve physical, mental and emotional well-being.
A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows that your morning cup of joe may do more than give you an energy boost. Coffee may also help in preventing depression.