epoquegolden on April 19, 2018

Health Benefits of Kombucha

Though kombucha didn’t appear on the shelves of U.S. health food stores until the 1990s, humans have been swilling the fermented tea for more than 2,000 years. Legend holds that this mystical brew was first consumed by Emperor Qin Shi Huang in ancient China, one of the first civilizations to recognize...
epoquegolden on March 8, 2018

Delightful Fragrances for Your Zodiac Sign

For most of us, fragrance is powerfully evocative. Certain scents have the power to totally transport us to another time in our lives, or to bring back a long-forgotten memory. Perhaps it’s not too surprising that selecting a personal fragrance can then seem like a daunting task; selecting the right notes to...
epoquegolden on March 6, 2018

Easy Exercises to Flatten Your Belly

Waist measurement is an important indicator of potential health problems. Those with a larger waistline have a greater risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. People over 55 should minimize their health risks by keeping their stomach trim and not developing...
epoquegolden on February 9, 2018

Mental Tricks to Keep Your Memory Sharp

When you hit middle age, it’s normal to feel that your memory is turnig into – wait, what’s that cheese, the one with the holes? Fortunately, memory and aging expert Gary Small, MD, has a few compensation techniques to help you remember what’s on the tip of your tongue. “Our...
epoquegolden on January 23, 2018

Hygge Foods to Warm Your Heart and Hearth All Winter Long

In the dark days of winter, there’s something particularly satisfying about creating a cozy, hearty meal to keep the chill at by. Nobody knows this better than the residents of Scandinavia, who deal with more wintry darkness than most of us, and have responded by evolving the delightful concept of...
epoquegolden on December 15, 2017

Winter Superfoods

If you like black beans, try white beans. Why they’re so good for you White beans are better than black in terms of digestion-promoting fiber and rich in bone-building calcium. Plus, thanks to their mild, go-with-anything savory flavor, white beans are a little more versatile, working with rice and soups...
epoquegolden on December 6, 2017

6 Ways to Fight the Flu

If you could avoid the misery of the flu—the fever, the aches, the knives in your throat—wouldn’t you? Wouldn’t anyone? Yet most of us don’t take the proper precautions. In fact, nearly 60 percent of American adults fail to get their annual flu shot. If you’re one of them, please...
epoquegolden on November 10, 2017

The Secret to Healthy Aging

Who doesn’t wish for a fountain of youth? Magical youth-restoring springs exist only in legend, but science does point to a few simple, healthy habits that can help extend your life. Heather Whitson, MD, associate professor of medicine (geriatrics) at Duke University School of Medicine, shares the most effective tips....