Dr. Cohen's Healthy News

The Beet Movement: You Can’t Beet Them

One of the messages taught to me by my 102 year-old grandmother was the powerful health benefits of eating beets. The scientific facts are that the dark red roots of beets are packed with so many health and beauty benefits that they deserve to achieve top super food ranking status.  Over the past 5 years,… Read more »

What We All Can Learn from Women’s Weight Loss Failures

In last week’s post, we addressed the male “battle of the bulge” and how it can be conquered. This week, I want to turn my attention to the same, age-related struggle faced by women. “What happened to my waist line?” is a question I am frequently asked by women in their peri and post-menopausal years…. Read more »

The Battle of the Bulge: How Men Can Win the Fight Against Fat

Over the past few months, I have posted a number of articles about the core lifestyle factors learned from the Blue Zone cultures and about the danger of chronic inflammation, the root cause of all illness. While I will continue to revisit these in the future, I want to move into more specific issues that… Read more »

Why Carrots Are Orange and Beets are Red

In last week’s post, I shared with you why the power of whole food nutrition is one of the key factors in a long and vibrant life. This week I share with that although why all we need nutritional supplements, they can’t replace the power of whole foods. And why all unprocessed, whole-foods are super… Read more »

Whole Food Nutrition Comes First

Core to any healthful lifestyle is a whole food diet. Unfortunately, most diets are inadequate at best. Organic foods are picked before they are ripe, trace minerals are lacking from our soils, and the “on the go” world challenges our patients’ ability to eat right. Starting with the premise that a whole food diet is… Read more »

The Six Key Markers of Chronic Inflammation

In last week’s post, I discussed the underlying cause of most disease—chronic (long-term) inflammation. Your ability to live a long, active and productive life is largely determined by how much (or how little) chronic inflammation you have. Chronic inflammation works like heat or friction, slowly breaking down your body’s cells and tissues. It scrambles cellular… Read more »

The Root of All Illness?

Our bodies are composed of trillions of different cells carrying out hundreds of specialized functions.  In order to achieve optimum health and performance, our cells must be operating efficiently and communicating with each other well. Still, we often make choices that don’t provide for our body’s basic, cellular needs. When our cells start breaking down… Read more »

Stay Healthy and Disease-Free

There’s no way around it: If you want to stay healthy and disease-free, you need to move. In last week’s post, we examined how long periods of sitting can negatively impact your health and well-being. However, subscribing to an exercise regimen that involves the same type, intensity, and length of activity will not counteract the… Read more »

Live a Long, Healthy, & Productive Life

Move it! It is a simple fact:  If you want to live a long, healthy, and productive life, you need to move. It may be a cliché, but “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.” While we tend to think of physical activity as something structured like lifting sets of weights or completing a… Read more »

Want to Feel Better Today?

In the past few weeks, we’ve discussed a number of easy and inexpensive lifestyle choices that can dramatically improve both the quality and the quantity of your life. In today’s post, we’ll take a look at another health-enhancing habit that’s too often undervalued and overlooked: Abundant rest and recovery. While the right kind of stress… Read more »