Archive for April, 2010
“Omega-3 fatty acids from fish may help keep cells young. Scientists measured the blood levels of these healthy fats in study participants, all of whom had heart disease, as well the length of telomeres in their white blood cells. Telomeres are pieces of DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes and tend to shorten with age; recent findings suggest that longer telemeres mean healthier people. Over five years, people who started out with the most omega-3s had the slowest rate of chromosome shrinkage. More research is needed to confirm the link and explain how the fish fat can protect cells.” Source: Journal of the American Medical Association, Jan. 20, 2010 – click here for more information about omega-3 fatty acids.
Earth Day is a reminder to us all that there are things we can do to help save the planet.
- Use earth friendly cleaning products. There is one brand that out performs other non toxic and national brand cleaners. Click Here
- Recycle all that can be recycled in your area
- Conserve water – use what you need but don’t waste
- Take your own reusable shopping bag to the store
- Buy, when you can, more energy efficient cars and trucks
There is much that we can do and still live a comfortable life.
“Men who skimp on sleep may be sabotaging their fitness goals. Researchers who studies the eating and sleeping habits of 15 men learned that after a couple of nights getting only four hours of sleep, the men were less physically active–and worked out at a lower intensity–than when they logged eight hours. But contrary to the researchers’ hypothesis, the sleep deprived men didn’t eat more.” Source: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dec. 1009