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wedding | Longevity LIVE

A wedding comes with a string of concerns – the venue, the dress, the guest list and, of course, the cake. As a result of the heightened stress levels during this transition, your health can often take a backseat and before you know it, your big day arrives and the

foods | Longevity LIVE

You are what you eat and that also includes your mood. While food nourishes and keeps us alive, it can also serve to accommodate us as we go through different mood-swings. As stated in the book The Happy Kitchen: Good Food Mood, there are foods for every mood. In addition to

chili | Longevity LIVE

If you’re looking to boost your well-being and live a long and healthy life, then embracing the spicy life by eating more chili peppers may be the best way to go. Various studies have highlighted the health-boosting properties of the compound capsaicin, which is found in chili peppers and a

poor diet | Longevity LIVE

While smoking is a debilitating habit that can have a disastrous effect on your health, a new study has revealed that poor diets are responsible for more deaths around the world. Poor diets can be defined as those low in fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds and nuts, yet high in

produce | Longevity LIVE

When it comes to the consumption of organic produce, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) does its best to advocate for this practice by releasing an annual list of which produce in the United States contains the most pesticides.  Known as the Dirty Dozen list, this list ranks 12 pieces of

superfoods | Longevity LIVE

Chia, quinoa and even acai berries. Aside from growing into beloved superfoods, these foods have one other thing in common – they all hail from South America. Native to South America, the Mayans and Incas are considered some of the healthiest people in history. This is due to the nutrient-rich

golden berries | Longevity LIVE

Don’t let their small size fool you as golden berries are bursting with antioxidant benefits. Native to South America, golden berries (Peruvian ground cherries) are the latest berries being referred to as a superfood. They’re rich in fiber, vitamins, and polyphenols. Goldenberries are also a rare source of antioxidant withanolides.

apples | Longevity LIVE

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. How often were we told this by our parents growing up, with the hope that we’d end up eating more fruit? While the original proverb was eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread

pomegranates | Longevity LIVE

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe two digestive health conditions. These conditions are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The latest research suggests that around 3 million adults in the United States have some form of IBD (1). Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis affect the

food additives | Longevity LIVE

Processed foods aren’t exactly ideal for our health yet their production and consumption are much faster, easier and more convenient. Unfortunately, these types of foods can have adverse effects on our health. With highly processed foods making up nearly 60% of the American diet, it’s important to know which chemicals