Vitamin King

April 10, 2014

Research shows that vitamin K is definitely KING when it comes to bone health and that high intake of the nutrient is closely associated with bone density. The study found that vitamin K interacts with the body's chemistry to provide healthy bones. It works by allowing a particular protein to take its place in the skeletal structure!

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The Big D

April 03, 2014

Seventy-five percent of teens and adults in the United States have deficiencies of vitamin D, known as the "Sunshine Vitamin." This is a stunning increase in the rates of vitamin D deficiency from forty-five percent between 1988 and 1994. At the same time, new research indicates that these deficiencies in vitamin D raise the risks for a broad spectrum of disease - including cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

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Oatmeal News

March 20, 2014

The benefits of oatmeal are well known. Brimming with omega-3 fatty acids, folate, and potassium, oatmeal's soluble fiber beta-glucan has the ability to lower levels of LDL cholesterol and help keep arteries clear. These great health benefits alone, along with great taste make it a popular superfood. Now, new research sheds light on the anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and heart-health properties we gain from oatmeal.

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Featured on YouTube: Virgin Olive Oil

March 06, 2014

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter discusses the health benefits of virgin olive oil!

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Leafy Greens

February 27, 2014

Dark green leafy vegetables are true superfoods that are brimming with vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. Still, only forty percent of Americans eat the one-half cup of leafy greens per day that the USDA recommends. Don't miss out on the health benefits leafy greens offer! There are many varieties of green, and while they are most nutritious when eaten raw or lightly steamed, they make great additions to soups and stews!

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Featured on YouTube: Lemons

February 27, 2014

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter shares the importance of lemons. The next time the waiter asks if you want lemon with your water, say ye

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This Week with Peter Nielsen

February 20, 2014

This Week on Peter's Principles TV, Peter focuses on the health needs of women throughout their lives -- exercise and nutrition. In this important show, Peter discusses the three stages of a women's life and the specific challenges and physical needs women face during these pivotal times.

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Fruits or Veggies?

February 20, 2014

You don't have to choose between fruit and vegetables, they're both vital parts of a healthy diet, and play separate buy vital roles in your diet!

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Protein Facts

February 13, 2014

We all know how important protein is in a healthy diet, but what is it? How much protein do we really need and what are the best sources for protein.

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Healthy Prostate

February 06, 2014

Prostate health is one of the most important health issues facing American men. In fact, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death for all males in the U.S.!

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Eat Your Carrots!

January 16, 2014

The health benefits are shown in a new 10-year study published in the British Journal of Nutrition from the Netherlands. The study looked at the affect of eating fruits and vegetables on risks of cardiovascular disease.

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Shape Up! with Peter Nielsen and Dunham's

January 16, 2014

Beginning this Friday, January 17, you can enter the new online Shape Up with Peter Nielsen & Dunham’s contest for a chance to win a great fitness packages! Three winners will each receive:

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Reduce Your Diabetes Risk!

January 16, 2014

Concerned about diabetes? A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine offers a real-life solution!

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Starting the New Year Right!

January 02, 2014

Whatever your New Years resolutions, there are small additions to your lifestyle that will pay big dividends to your overall health and help you attain your health goals for 2014. They're simple, easy ways to help you start off on the right foot.

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Post-Holiday Detox

December 26, 2013

Even with the best intentions and the healthiest food, many of us will feel bloated and sluggish going into the new year after the holidays. Whether it's due to rich food, too much food or the seasonal change of diet, you may want concentrate on cleaning the toxins out of your system. A few indicators that you may to detox are:

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Featured on YouTube: 2013

December 26, 2013

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter looks back at some important moments of 2013, and how we worked to become the best we can be!

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Overeating?

December 19, 2013

We are all aware of the serious negative effects of long-term overeating and sedentary life styles, including obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. Past research has indicated that even a few days of eating more calories than you use has negative health effects. However, researchers from the University of Bath in Great Britain have found that daily exercise may actually counteract the negative affects of short term inactivity and overeating!

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This Week with Peter Nielsen

December 19, 2013

In this week's Peter's Principles television show we meet individuals who, with hope and the strength of love, overcome great personal struggles.

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Featured on YouTube: The Patino Diet and the Holidays

December 19, 2013

In this week's featured YouTube video, Dr. Frank Patino talks about his remarkable diet and how to survive the holidays!

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High and Low Glycemic Diets

December 19, 2013

Are you confused about low and high glycemic diets? Its simple, high glycemic foods are high in simple carbohydrates and cause a rapid increase in blood sugar. Low glycemic foods enter the system more slowly and contain more fiber and fat.

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Holiday Eating Tips

December 12, 2013

The holiday parties and family gatherings are in full swing. The whirlwind of preparing for and partaking in the festivities can really take us off guard, no matter how many years we've prepared for it. You want to enjoy warmth and love of the season, but you certainly don't want to pay for it with those extra pounds later!

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More Ways to Stay on Track for the Holidays

December 12, 2013

Remember, a piece of pie here, a tumbler of eggnog there and a cookie with your tea, can add an extra 200 calories a day. At that rate you could gain an extra two to three pounds over the holiday season! Ouch!

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The Skinny on Carbohydrates

December 05, 2013

Carbohydrates are an important source of energy that our bodies can very efficiently convert into glucose, which is the form of sugar our bodies use. It's important to note that a diet that is too heavy on carbohydrates can wreak havoc on blood sugar levels! Moderation is important!

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This Week with Peter Nielsen

November 21, 2013

Next Thursday is Thanksgiving the beginning of the holiday season that extends through New Year’s Eve. Festive activities over the holidays can make it difficult to maintain regular diet and workout routines, but take heart! You can enjoy fit, healthy holidays without losing out on all the fun!

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Featured on New on YouTube: Biggest Winners

November 21, 2013

In this week's featured YouTube video Peter shares amazing stories of people whose hope helped them 'Win in Life.'

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Nighttime Eating

November 21, 2013

Schedules are hectic and many of us are eating later than ever before. We've all heard of diets that tell us not to eat after 6 or 7 in the evening. How does evening dining really effect our weight?

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The Move to Healthy Fats

November 13, 2013

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This Week with Peter Nielsen

November 13, 2013

We look toward the holiday season as a time of hope, joy and peace. It’s a season for family and sharing our time with the ones we love.

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Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

November 13, 2013

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. You can begin to protect yourself and reduce your risk of heart disease by starting your day off right -- eat whole grain cereal for breakfast.

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This Week with Peter Nielsen

November 07, 2013

Low testosterone and menopause are natural functions of aging for men and women; both come with unwanted physical and emotional symptoms. Fortunately, specific foods and routines that can minimize the intensity of these symptoms.

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Featured on YouTube: The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

November 07, 2013

In this week's featured YouTube video talks about the health benefits of one of fall's icons -- pumpkins

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Sage Advice

October 31, 2013

Most of us connect the sweet, woody aroma of sage with Thanksgyiving meals and the warm glow of feasts shared with family and friends, but this traditionally American herb's use should go beyond that of an annual seasoning in our holiday turkey

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This Week with Peter Nielsen

October 31, 2013

Chronic or acute pain effects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Many people live with it, unaware of the many tools available to ease the physical and psychological cost to their lives.

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Featured on YouTube: Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

October 31, 2013

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter explains the extensive health benefits of the chia seeds ... yes, those chia seeds!  Find out why they're a Super Seed!

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Nutrition for the Flu and Cold Season

October 24, 2013

The flu season is here. Stay healthy with good nutrition; it's important to keep your immune system healthy and ready to protect you against germs and viruses. There are specific guidelines for your nutritional regimen that will help boost your immune system.

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Featured on YouTube: Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

October 24, 2013

In this week's featured YouTube video, Peter discusses new research about the great benefits of coconut oil.

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