Current Issue – February 25, 2016
Getting older is inevitable. But “aging” is not. While you can’t slow down the hands of time, you can absolutely increase longevity and age better by adopting certain habits, especially ones that protect your heart.
You probably already know about the roles that healthy diet and exercise play, but research now shows that supplementing two simple nutrients—selenium and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)—can significantly cut your risk of death from heart-related issues.
Nutrient Spotlight — Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is comprised of a class of related, water-soluble compounds, namely methyl-, hydroxyl- and cyanocobalamin (among others). B12 is involved in DNA synthesis and regulation in every cell of the body. It also plays a role in energy production and synthesis of fatty acids.
To Your Health – Oyster Stew
As Old Man Winter tries to deal one final blow, arm yourself with a steaming bowl of oyster stew. This healthy version keeps all the selenium-rich oysters, but without the butter and heavy cream. Enjoy!
Did You Know?
Eating disorders affect 10 million women and one million men in the U.S.
There are three main eating disorders—anorexia, bulimia and binge eating (food addiction).
Four percent of anorexics and four percent of bulimics will die due to complications of their diseases.
Bulimia involves purging food by several means, including vomiting, excessive use of laxatives, diuretics and/or extreme or prolonged bouts of exercise.
Many people with eating disorders also engage in compulsive spending. Both are addictive behaviors, with shopping replacing the “off limits” food/eating.