We need get rid of the common "oxidants are bad guys and antioxidants are good guys" myth. Oxidants can be harmful in some contexts, but they can also serve as important regenerative signals. Indiscriminate use of antioxidants can impair these important endogenous signals.
Confession: I am enamored with coffee. In fact, I adore coffee so much that I coerced my coffee-virgin husband to "just give a Starbucks mocha a try," and now he's hooked, as in love with coffee as I am. Does that mean I created a drug addict? This is where all the confusion comes in.
Many of you already know teas (specifically black and green teas) are high in antioxidants. But did you realize that tea can also be beneficial to your hair growth and used as a natural highlighter/colorant?
Think nice, crispy chips can't be part of a healthy diet? Think again! The crispness of fall is in the air, and it should be in your food, too, in the form of delicious chips made from seasonal, locally-grown foods.
Want to live a long time? Who doesn't? Quite a number of smart people have staked their hopes for long life on restricting their calorie intake. It's an idea that rests on a not-inconsiderable body of evidence. But some new developments suggest it may be a questionable strategy.
There are many variations depending on the European culture, but here in the United States the borscht found in jars on supermarket shelves is a simple recipe of water, beets, sugar, salt and citric acid. That is, if you can find it in your supermarket.
Hormesis is a little-known term with huge implications. It refers to a fascinating phenomenon: a favorable biological reaction to low doses of chemical toxins, radiation or some other form of stress that is damaging, even fatal, in higher doses.
Although our genes do play a role in if we acquire certain degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, the brain is a powerful organ, and feeding it optimum fuel or "brain food" is proven to keep it performing at it's optimum level.