Mediterranean diet

This Diet May Save You From Bone Loss

Postmenopausal women are at risk of losing bone mass, which increases their likelihood of fractures. Research shows that following a diet plentiful in anti-inflammatory foods may offer bone protection.

Need to Lose Weight? It Might Be Time to Stop Dieting.

When you go on a diet and lose a few pounds, it’s a great feeling. But if you’re like many people, that extra weight may creep back up faster than you would like. Now, researchers are gaining an understanding of why this happens. It turns out that repeated dieting may trick your body into...

Statins vs. The Mediterranean Diet: Which is Better for Reducing Heart Disease Risk?

The answer is the Mediterranean Diet, which is popular with the people of Southern Europe. It consists of large quantities of fruits and vegetables but also includes fatty fish, nuts, seeds, beans and olive oil. The diet usually involves low amounts of sugar, refined carbohydrates, red meat and processed food; however, people who follow...

Stress Erases the Anti-Inflammatory Perks of Healthy Fats

This finding of a new study underscores an indisputable truth: stress matters.

Antidepressants Perpetuate Depression by Causing Your Brain to Produce Less Serotonin

Antidepressants are supposed to improve mental health, but evidence is mounting that in the long-term they worsen it. The medications produce a form of addiction through causing the brain to make less of the mood-elevating chemical serotonin. In addition, they may be contributing to the increase in bipolar disorder as well as fueling the...

This Salad Combination Lowers Blood Pressure

This tasty salad combination in not only palate-pleasing, but may help lower blood pressure levels.

Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Brain Shrinkage by 5 Years

Do you regularly challenge your mind and memory by playing brain games, working puzzles and interacting with your community? If so, good for you! Every little thing you do to preserve and improve your brain function is a step in the right direction to ward off dementia and mental decline. But there may be...

Olive Oil: The Latest Brain Food?

Can one Mediterranean staple provide enough antioxidant protection to protect brain health?

The Real Reason the Advice to Cut Saturated Fat was the Biggest Medical Error of Our Time

Prescribing low fat diets for heart health - why that may be “the greatest medical error of our time.”

Lower Your Stroke Risk by Eating These Foods

Eating a Mediterranean-style diet may prevent you from having a stroke according to a recent study.