Recently, while browsing the net, I stumbled upon an article by Nick Kampouris in Greek Reporter that tickled my interest about the close ties between Greek and Italian cultures. Mind, that we and the Greeks are culturally close is something we all learn when we are in Elementary school and get acquainted for the first time with the history of Anti...

In the latest Best Diets Ranking by the US News & World Report, the Mediterranean diet has once again clinched the global diet supremacy. Earning an impressive 85.1%, it outshone 30 competing alternatives, securing its position atop the podium. Following closely are the Dash diet for hypertension and the Mind diet, renowned for cognitive decline pr...

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the word “diet?“ For most people, diet means giving up enjoyable foods, regimented eating hours, and counting calories. Dig a bit deeper into the origins of the word and it becomes more palatable: The word "diet" comes from the Greek word "diata," which means a way of life or living. F...

Thursday November 16 | 6:00 pm PDT. PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY - Payson Library, Surfboard Room - Malibu, CA. RSVP here. Reception to Follow. On the occasion of the eight annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, a panel discussion on the links among food, wellness, sports, and the Italian and Mediterranean diets. Panelists include Michelin star chef...

A Mediterranean diet that's rich in vegetables, fruits and fish may help reduce or stave off symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to research published this week in the journal Nature Mental Health. The peer-reviewed findings are based on patient data from two studies — one in 2008 and another in 2013 — which collectively involved...

Don’t you agree that nutrition is crucial for good health? Yes, you already know, right? Well, this is why we have come up with this article that provides you with a brief overview of the Mediterranean Diet. In this article, you will also be able to understand the benefits and how it actually works. Diet – such a boring word everyone feels, isn’t i...

Living a Mediterranean lifestyle with good food, good friends and adequate rest may cut your odds of dying prematurely by 29 percent. A study suggests people can live longer by copying the habits of those in countries like Italy and Spain, even if they don’t live there. Researchers looked at 110,799 people in the UK, aged 40 to 75, who were asked q...

I had my annual checkup Wednesday. Besides the all-day exams costing only €452 as compared to nearly $3,000 for the same tests in the larcenous U.S., the other good news is I received a clean bill of health. I’m lucky. Deadly diseases often pick victims at random. Good genes are inherited, not earned. But there’s another reason I’m 67 and in no fea...

The basis of a good state of health throughout our life, among various recommendations, is to follow a balanced diet, perfectly embodied by the Mediterranean diet. The benefits of this diet are widely demonstrated in the medical and epidemiological literature of recent years and tell us that, those who follow the principles of this diet, are more r...

People who consumed foods from the plant-based Mediterranean and brain-focused MIND diets had fewer of the hallmark signs of Alzheimer's — sticky beta-amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain when autopsied, a new study found. The MIND diet is short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. In fact, people who most c...