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|3/23/2015 - Everything Americans and Britons have been told for the past 50 years about the "dangers" of cholesterol is patently false, admits an eye-opening new report by the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a federal panel run by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture.
|3/20/2015 12:53:40 PM - New research reports that drinking diet sodas cause people to gain weight and develop more belly fat than others. Belly fat is associated with increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. This fat, called visceral fat, is located between the abdominal muscles and the skin. Research shows that people...|
|3/7/2015 - Chronic stress, stress managed poorly, poor sleep quality, and addictions lead to adrenal fatigue. When dealing with chronic stress, the adrenals are being severely taxed.
"Adrenal fatigue is a collection of symptoms, known as a syndrome, that results when the adrenal glands function below the necessary...|
|2/19/2015 - Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) might be the most efficient and profitable ways to raise meat from an economic standpoint, but these methods drain the life, energy and health out of animals. The harsh conditions these animals suffer through don't end in the pen, the mud and the slop....|
|2/4/2015 - This bit of statistical news from an epidemiological study does not necessarily indicate that Americans are eating healthier. And it doesn't isolate all the really unhealthiest aspects of processed foods. Grains and sugar isn't enough.[1,2]
The data comes from a 2014 study published December...|
|1/29/2015 7:34:29 AM - Everyone knows that being overweight can increase our risk of serious health problems. However, most people don't realize that not all fat distribution is equal. Accumulating fat under our arms and thighs, for instance, is more of a cosmetic concern than a cause for significant medical alarm. Yes, we...|
|1/9/2015 - A diet high in healthy fats may actually slow the aging process, including stemming off the brain degeneration associated with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen and the Nationals Institute of...|
|12/22/2014 - There's a reason why many of the people you see regularly guzzling down diet sodas and opting for low- or fat-free dairy when they order their morning lattes are some of the most overweight, unhealthy people in society. Dairy products that have been stripped of their natural fats and fatty acid profiles...|
|12/6/2014 - Working-age men who eat a diet high in trans fats have worse memories than their counterparts who eat less of the artificial fats, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-San Diego and presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014.
|12/3/2014 - You may have heard about the miracle antioxidant resveratrol, found in blueberries, grapes and red wine. But did you know that these same foods also contain another phenolic compound, pterostilbene, which may help lower body fat and reduce diabetes risk? That was the finding of a study conducted by...|
|11/17/2014 - Perhaps the most confusing aspect of diet and nutrition revolves around fats and fatty acids. There are many disagreements with what fats are healthy and unhealthy, and very few of the different types of fats have a solid consensus on health.
So far, there seems to be consensus on omega-3 fatty acids...|
|11/7/2014 - Every year, dozens of less-than-reputable companies seek out new ways to capitalize on Americans' desire to lose weight, and the stakes can be huge: In the U.S. alone, consumers spend about $35 million on weight loss programs and products each year, making it a market ripe for scams.
|9/25/2014 - Obesity is threatening the health and lives of nearly 70 percent of the U.S. population, and indicators of this epidemic are continuing to affect even more men, women and children and place a significant burden on an already failing health care system. Most health-minded individuals understand the importance...|
|9/22/2014 - If you have undesirable fat around your midsection or would like to support cardiovascular health or reduce diabetic symptoms, vitamin C can help. Not only does it improve stamina, boost immunity, lessen stress response and curtail inflammation, but it also encourages insulin sensitivity and lowers...|
|9/15/2014 - The theory that saturated fat is unhealthy has been around for a number of years, with Ancel Keys' research into diet and cholesterol being a primary part during the mid-1900s. The early research of cholesterol awareness and the nutrients needed to live prompted Keys to theorize that saturated fat,...|
|9/7/2014 - The 20th century was not kind to butter. Like eggs, coconut oil and many other nutritious foods, this beloved dairy product, which is made by churning fresh or fermented cream or milk, was a victim of the misguided war on saturated fats that began in the 1950s. As a result of this war, the consumption...|
|8/30/2014 - While holidays provide us with time to relax and eat a bit of junk food it's still important to know what's in the food we're eating. It may seem harmless to have a small slice of pie until you learn just how much fat that one small slice contains. One common apple pie many people reach for is Wal-Mart's...|
|8/28/2014 - The mitochondria is the cellular energy powerhouse. A gradual decline in energy production out of the mitochondria is a hallmark of aging. This process creates a vicious cycle where low energy production leads to overall dysfunction and continued lower energy production. Supporting mitochondrial function...|
|8/21/2014 - According to News Daily, a CDC study has determined that two out five people born between 2000 and 2011 are expected to develop diabetes type 2.
This rate is double what it was two decades ago for men, and it's a 50 percent increase for women. Currently, 29 million people suffer from mostly diabetes...|
|8/2/2014 - You may have never heard of the term "brown fat" before, but new research has been published which says brown fat is a good thing, and you should sleep in a "cooler" room regularly, so crank up the A/C, because a slightly higher power bill might be worth it to your health. By giving your metabolism...|
|7/24/2014 - The avocado is an unusual fruit. Not only is it high in calories, but it is rich in fat too. Instinct suggests that a high-calorie and high-fat food would be bad for health, yet the humble avocado actually provides a host of wonderful health benefits.
There are dozens of varieties of avocados, split...|
|7/20/2014 - There have been three attempts since 2012 to create an effective and not too terribly toxic pharmaceutical solution to Alzheimer's. They all failed and even caused worsening conditions with an occasional death during testing.
A few years ago Dr. Mary Newport's discovery of using coconut oil to reverse...|
|7/16/2014 - Omega-3 fatty acids may improve joint health and reduce the risk and severity of arthritis, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University and published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases on July 11.
The findings suggest that, contrary to prior belief, the types of fats that...|
|7/14/2014 - Weight loss resistance is characterized by the inability to maintain an appropriate weight despite exercise and dieting. This is due to hormones and inflammation. Weight gain and particularly abdominal fat is a classic sign of insulin resistance and chronic inflammation. There are natural compounds...|
|7/7/2014 - No one wants to be overweight, but there's something about belly fat that seems worse than other types. Even the names make us cringe: Muffin top. Beer belly. Spare tire. Widening at the waistline, however, is not just aesthetically unpleasant; it's also bad for your health. Studies have shown that...|
|6/30/2014 - Chronic inflammation at the cellular and systemic level is the major underlying factor in all chronic disease. Fatty acids make up the cell membrane and have an intimate role in the hormonal responses throughout the body. The ideal ratio of essential omega-6 to omega-3 fats is critical to cellular health...|
|6/29/2014 - The warm weather is here, and if you're like most people, that means you're hoping for a not-too-difficult way to shed some pounds and tighten your belly fat. The good news is, there are plenty of ways to get a better-looking belly without the need for costly equipment or heavy weights -- and you can...|
|6/27/2014 - It might seem contradictory to everything that's been said over the past 50 years about health, but one of the best ways to keep from getting fat is actually to eat more fat. One of the most powerful fat-burning foods, in fact, is the fat of coconut, known more popularly as coconut oil, which helps...|
|6/24/2014 - Sure, foods containing trans fat taste great and stay fresh longer, but they are also bad for your health in a multitude of ways, including raising bad cholesterol, lowering good cholesterol and increasing inflammation. Also known as "trans fatty acids" and "partially hydrogenated oils," trans fat is...|
|6/24/2014 - The conventional wisdom recommending individuals decrease calories, increase exercise and then wait for the pounds to fall off is incorrect. A calorie is not a calorie. When one eats sugar or carbohydrates that quickly convert to sugar, fat is produced in the body. In contrast, if one eats healthy fats,...|
|6/23/2014 - For the first time, researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which an unhealthy diet leads to type 2 diabetes, in a study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Diego, and published in the journal Cell on June 5.
"We've described the etiology of obesity-related diabetes....|
|6/20/2014 - When it comes to dieting, some people may think that avoiding fat is a good first step. Cut fat, lose weight, right? The truth is, the world of fats is a very complicated one. There are good fats and bad fats, natural fats and unnatural ones. And all of them affect your body in different ways. Some...|
|6/19/2014 - Consider the lowly peanut. Almost any way you look at them -- unless you're allergic -- peanuts are a near-perfect food. They come straight from Mother Nature already wrapped in a handy, no-mess, biodegradable package. They're easy to carry, easy to store. They're also incredibly versatile. Peanuts...|
|6/17/2014 - Studies have linked excess belly fat to high blood pressure, heart disease and even premature death, yet millions of Americans remain overweight, packing on pounds and inches each year. (1) While getting adequate exercise is certainly a key component in keeping belly fat at bay, there are dietary changes...|
|6/12/2014 - According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the U.S., 69 percent of men and women over 20 years of age are overweight, and half of those are so overweight that they're considered clinically obese. (1) Much of the fat that we deal with is centered around our bellies,...|
|6/11/2014 - Butter, the long-demonized fat, has made a resurgence. With the recent recognition that trans fats are unhealthy, educated consumers are using more of this traditional fat. Butter, particularly pastured, organic butter, is high in many essential nutrients. Contrary to popular belief, the saturated fats...|
|6/10/2014 - Have you ever asked a real estate agent what's the most critical factor when it comes to selling a house? Their answer was probably something you've heard before: "Location, location, location." Well, oddly enough, when it comes to our health and being even a little overweight, that same, worn out real...|
|6/4/2014 - One of the principles of having an effective military is the existence of an adequate, self-sustaining pool of manpower, but as the obesity problem in the United States continues to grow, the number of potential soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines to fill future ranks continues to shrink.
|5/31/2014 - Few plants have been as revered throughout recorded history as hemp. This green herbaceous plant, which is a high-growing variety of Cannabis sativa, has been cultivated for centuries to make durable clothing fibers, nutritious oils, building material and even paper. Traditional medicine, particularly...|
|5/27/2014 - For years, we've been told that dietary fat is bad for our health. Food marketers have made millions selling the fat-free myth, which clearly hasn't worked since more than one-third of America is now obese. In the new documentary film Fed Up, television journalist Katie Couric unveils sugar -- not fat...|
|5/25/2014 - In recent years, there have been a lot of news stories about the benefits of green tea in weight loss management. But does it really work, or is it just more hype being promoted by vitamin companies hoping to boost sales? Fortunately, there's no need for conjecture. Lots of scientific studies have been...|
|5/21/2014 - If your diet gave you high cholesterol, your food choices can lower it too. Eating fatty, fried, high calorie foods sends your cholesterol levels through the roof, especially if you make a steady diet of these unhealthy foods. If you have high cholesterol, you are not alone - the Centers for Disease...|
|5/16/2014 - A ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, moderate protein and high fat based nutrition plan. The diet trains the bodies metabolism to run off of fatty acids or ketone bodies. This nutrition plan has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce inflammation, leading to improved muscle development...|
|4/21/2014 - Although there is a popular perception that lazy people are more likely to eat convenient but unhealthy foods, a study conducted by researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles and published in the journal Physiology and Behavior on April 10 suggests that it may be the other way around:...|
|4/19/2014 - Wakame is an edible brown seaweed native to the cold and temperate coastal areas of Korea, China and Japan. It has a delicate flavor and a slippery texture. Dried or salted wakame is often incorporated into a variety of East Asian dishes, including miyeok guk, miso soup and tofu-based salads.
|4/16/2014 3:47:07 PM - Millions of Americans who claim to be opposed to drug use are actually heavy drug users themselves, according to a new study out of France. Researchers from the University of Paris' Functional and Adaptive Biology laboratory recently found that triglycerides, a type of fat often found in junk foods,...|
|4/10/2014 - Saturated fat does not cause heart disease, and the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats being pushed by mainstream medicine and the media as healthy alternatives are actually the real health threats. These are the unconventional findings of a new study out of the University of Cambridge (UoC),...|
|3/21/2014 - What if you bought a brand new car or truck and you immediately filled it with used oil and ethanol-laden gasoline? How soon would you experience major engine malfunctions, and how soon compared to a new car that you gave only the cleanest oil and gas possible? Many people perceive vegetable oils as...|
|3/11/2014 - Many people know that toxins are at the root of many diseases. Yet toxins also impact weight management. Excess toxins are stored in fatty tissue and accumulate in fat cells, adding to body mass. A healthy lifestyle helps prevent toxic overload. Avoiding and eliminating toxins isn't complicated; there...|
|3/11/2014 - While more and more dietitians, nutritionists and doctors are coming around to face the facts that all calories are not the same and that fat is actually good for you, there is still a strong status quo element pushing dietary myths like the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, for instance, and "saturated...|
|3/3/2014 - This is the true story of an American scientist named Ancel Keys who studied saturated fat long ago (in the 1950s) and made the cover of the illustrious Time magazine, although in that "infamous" way that we later learned of. The damage was done though, and what Keys did was set a precedent of falsified...|
|2/25/2014 - Scientists have found a way to make hemp produce 70 percent more oleic acid, making the crop more viable as a source for cooking oil and other industrial purposes.
Scientists breed hemp to increase its monounsaturated oleic acid contentThe scientists, from the University of York, used fast-track...|
|2/17/2014 - Step right up to your favorite food bar, whether at Whole Foods, Harris Teeter or Farm Fresh, and "get you some" potato salad, coleslaw, egg salad, pasta salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, baked goods, or just make your own salad with lots of salad "dressing" and you are most likely getting a few heaping...|
|2/15/2014 - Ketogenic diets are all the rage as they have been shown in studies to reduce inflammation, improve metabolism and enhance brain function. Many individuals do not know how to successfully enter into and maintain ketosis. Natural ketosis is an incredible physiological state that can be measured and cycled...|
|2/5/2014 2:26:59 PM - While the "superfood" label is often overused in natural health circles, most researchers will admit that coconut oil deserves it. This edible oil, which is produced from the flesh of coconuts, has been shown to possess amazing antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties, improve blood cholesterol...|
|2/1/2014 - Good old-fashioned butter has once again become the spreadable fat of choice for most Americans, who new research says are increasingly opposed to synthetic fat spreads like margarine that have long been hailed as healthy alternatives to animal-based saturated fats. The American Butter Institute recently...|
|1/30/2014 - Science is starting to tell us that you can actually freeze your tail off by staying out in the cold! A recent article in Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism demonstrated that the optimal temperature for burning calories in fit individuals is 19 degrees Celsius, or 66.2 degrees Fahrenheit. This is...|
|1/25/2014 - Asthma is a condition of the lungs, right? A recent study has revealed one aspect of the diet which helps protect against asthma: the consumption of fermentable dietary fibers found in vegetables and fruits.
In gist, research funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation found that, after the fibers...|
|1/21/2014 - Passing on genes to children may have little to do with fate, coincidence or destiny. Maternal care is very important for healthy fetal development, but there may be even more at play in genetic development.
New research suggests that gene expression can, in fact, be "prefabricated" or "controlled"...|
|12/12/2013 - Skin: It is your body's largest organ, and groundbreaking new research out of Denmark has found that the proper function of your other vital organs is dependent upon its integrity. A collaborative research project out of the University of Southern Denmark (USD) recently discovered that human skin directly...|
|12/5/2013 - The demonization of saturated fat is alive and well with the low-fat dietary recommendations made by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services in 2010. The government's dietary guidelines, issued every five years, continues to recommend a low-fat, high-carbohydrate...|
|12/4/2013 - Ghee is a type of clarified butter that originated in India and remains popular in South Asian cuisine. It is made by removing the milk proteins and water from raw, unsalted butter, resulting in a lactose-free, nutty flavored butterfat that is packed with nutrients.
According to the Ayurveda, ghee...|
|11/23/2013 - Following the lead of Sweden, which recently denounced the conventional low-fat, high-carbohydrate "healthy" diet myth, a cohort of prominent British doctors and professors has come out to declare that saturated fats, which have been demonized for decades, are actually healthy. As reported by the U.K.'s...|
|11/19/2013 - For quite some time now we have been fed a steady diet of negative news about one thing or another when it comes to what we should and should not be eating (e.g., saturated fat). We have also been told steadily what constituents in our bodies we should fear (e.g., cholesterol) and offered various pharmaceutical...|
|11/16/2013 - You've probably heard misguided nutrition advice telling you that low-fat dairy is good for you. You might also hear "be sure it's pasteurized, because raw dairy products are dangerous." In fact, the truth is that the low-fat, pasteurized, homogenized, GMO grain-fed, hormone and antibiotic-laced milk...|
|11/16/2013 - Word is finally starting to spread about the many health benefits of saturated fat. One type of saturated fat in particular, known as medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs, possesses many extremely unique properties. These fats, which range from 6 to 10 carbons in length - long chain fatty acids range...|
|11/10/2013 - The FDA is on a roll. Barely two week after announcing new quality control standards for pet food manufacturers, the agency has declared that trans fats are no longer safe to consume. A ban of the toxic substance is in the works, and the FDA will spearhead the eventual removal of this disease-promoting...|
|11/5/2013 - Calories are calories, no matter where they come from. People are fat because they don't exercise enough. Eating low-fat foods will help you lose weight. These and many other common dietary myths are no longer part of Sweden's official guidelines for healthy living, as the Scandinavian country has reportedly...|
|10/30/2013 - You may have heard that chlorella is a nutritionally powerful superfood, but did you know that research shows it can also reduce the absorption of fat in the gut, thereby possibly decreasing the risk of heart disease?
Chlorella, a food derived from single-celled algae and long used for nutritional...|
|10/12/2013 - Believe it or not, the holiday season is almost upon us - and with it, the usual overindulgence and weight gain. But we can take action to offset the damage. Armed with a simple daily detox drink and metabolism-boosting remedies, we can keep our waistlines in check and ensure all the festivities won't...|
|9/16/2013 - Fat has become somewhat of a blacklisted word in the eyes of the grocery shopper. A leery eye is poised to locate and eliminate any product from consideration that has what they deem to be excess fat content. While it may be true that the fats in labeled food products often contain the type we want...|
|9/12/2013 - The use of plant oils rather than lard, butter and other animal-based fats universally eliminates the saturated fat that we would otherwise consume. The way that the human body processes saturated fats ends up forcing the body to build its own low-density cholesterol, so avoiding these types of fats...|
|9/3/2013 - Research continues to show that a diet high in meat and fat can dramatically increase a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer, the top killer among gynecologic cancers.
Although ovarian cancer is relatively rare - in the United States, women have less than a 2.5 percent lifetime risk of developing...|
|8/25/2013 - In the battle against excess weight, people often find it difficult to give up many of their favorite foods. You know well what's best for your health, and what would destroy your diet plan, but putting it into practice is often a completely different story.
The following describes four common foods...|
|8/18/2013 - Changing an unhealthy diet to a healthy, balanced diet is very important in weight loss. If a person does not change his diet and continues to avoid eating healthy foods, he will not be able to lose weight. Healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals that can help a person...|
|8/16/2013 - There is a well established cause and effect relationship between overweight and obesity, specifically abdominal fat stores and the development of cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer. Recent research studies have shown that belly fat is not metabolically inert, but actively promotes the...|
|8/9/2013 - A south London neighborhood was struck by a giant berg recently -- no, not an iceberg, but a massive "fatberg" composed of congealed cooking fat, baby wipes, and other festering waste that will remain unnamed. The grotesque blob was recently discovered stuck in a sewer line below London Road in Kingston,...|
|8/8/2013 - Summer can be a time of relaxing, fun activities, laid back schedules, and vacations. Unfortunately, with all that fun comes many chances to face dieting disasters. It is easy to enjoy the fatty foods of summer, thinking you will cut back elsewhere, exercise more, or not even realize the amount of calories...|
|8/2/2013 - Researchers are beginning to compile an impressive wealth of scientific evidence to explain how the nutritional status, and specifically the diet of a mother during gestation, plays a critical role in setting the initial gene set or expression for the newborn child that will determine susceptibility...|
|7/29/2013 - The obsession for losing weight can be the gateway for some to move into a healthier lifestyle that includes eating better with moderate exercise. But with the focus on simply losing weight for the sake of appearance, there are pitfalls looming during or after every effort to lose weight.
|7/25/2013 - As early as 1977, the United States first developed dietary guidelines for Americans, with a specific goal of helping us avoid becoming obese.
Contained in those first recommendations, implemented 35 years ago, were these measures:
-- "Increase consumption of complex carbohydrates and 'naturally...|
|7/25/2013 - America is no longer the world's fattest nation - Mexico is - but that isn't saying much, considering obesity rates in the U.S. are only a few percentage points lower.
And that's becoming a problem - especially for those who develop a medical condition that requires aeromedical transport.
|7/19/2013 - The whole issue of saturated fat dangers is falling apart gradually, although there are still many diet and medical experts still inside its crumbling edifice. The fact is unprocessed saturated fats are necessary for good health.
Our brain cells and nervous system's myelin sheath to transmit nerve...|
|7/17/2013 - People want to lose fat, gain muscle, and not spend a lot of time doing it. An easy way to accomplish this is... There is no easy way. The quickest and most effective way to lose fat and increase muscle is through High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). HIIT is based on short, intense burst of full...|
|7/16/2013 - All who enter here must abandon the myths involved with fats and cholesterol. They remain as dogma only because too many health practitioners and journalists are still stuck with that misinformation.
Yes, diet has a lot to do with whether you have good cardiovascular health or not. But it's not from...|
|7/11/2013 11:41:31 PM - Calories and fats are considered by most, based on outmoded disinformation, to be the bane of good looks and good health. Now the word is out on how calorie counting is overrated and fats are good for you, even necessary for vital organs and optimum health.
You may have come across information on...|
|7/1/2013 - Newly diagnosed cases of Alzheimer's dementia have steadily skyrocketed over the past half century, suspiciously coinciding with the rise in meals consumed in fast food restaurants and the marketing of convenience products that consist largely of saturated and hydrogenated fats along with refined carbohydrates....|
|6/20/2013 - What can you get at McDonald's that has fewer than 400 calories? Practically anything on the menu, if you believe the hype surrounding McDonald's Favorites Under 400 menu items. It includes a host of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, including hamburgers, cheeseburgers, most of their salads, Chicken...|
|6/19/2013 - A new study out of California has identified some practical steps that men can take to avoid developing prostate cancer, and all of them involve making simple dietary changes. Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that men who eat more nuts, seeds, avocados,...|
|6/12/2013 - Not only is yoga exceptional for reducing stress, relaxing the body and taming disease, but it's also a fabulous method for shedding unwanted pounds. By increasing oxygen intake, unblocking energy and strengthening the endocrine system, this ancient practice can greatly improve weight control. Paired...|
|6/8/2013 - The bane of belly fat! Nobody likes it, and the internet is full of ads that promise all sorts of ways to get rid of it. Nobody wants to hear the real answer to the problem, however, because that comes down to eating fewer calories than you expend and suffering through the weight loss starvation experience.
|5/31/2013 - Medical nutrition scientists have written volumes that show how the nutrients from the foods we eat daily alter our genetic structure as well as the metabolism of every one of the trillions of cells in our body. Neurons in the brain are particularly susceptible to an accurately-delivered array of nutrients...|
|5/28/2013 - Much has been made of the amazing power of probiotics in not only boosting the digestive and immune systems but in whole-body health. Now it appears that those symbiotic, friendly little bacteria have the ability to help us lose fat, particularly from the abdominal region. They do this by regulating...|
|5/23/2013 - Besides garnering attention as a a veritable fountain of youth, cancer tamer and fibromyalgia remedy, turmeric has proven itself to be a formidable weight loss superfood as well. Easing inflammation is just one benefit of this golden beauty. It also mitigates insulin resistance and balances blood glucose...|
|5/16/2013 - Omega-3 fats have been repeatedly validated in the fight against cardiovascular disease, dementia and many lines of cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of the disease that is typically unresponsive to many natural treatments due to its invasive manner of proliferation....|
|5/9/2013 - Food cravings can ruin any attempt to lose weight or ease into a healthy diet while weaning off SAD (standard American Diet). Slow and steady with gentle persistence while tolerating occasional short setbacks will deliver lasting results.
If losing weight is the primary goal, then you may need to...|
|5/8/2013 - Nearly one-third of all Americans today are either diabetic or pre-diabetic, which basically means their bodies have lost the ability to properly process sugar. As a result, excess sugar molecules, typically from junk foods, accumulate in the blood and vital organs leading to chronic illness and eventually...|
|5/8/2013 - The collective psyche of American society is long overdue for a major paradigm shift in its understanding of fats, inflammation, cholesterol, and the true cause of most chronic illnesses. Even many physicians, who should know better, still argue that cholesterol is evil and that sticking to a low-fat...|
|5/5/2013 - Both cardiologists Dr. Dwight Lundell and Dr. Stephen Sinatra have come out of the medical mafia matrix to announce that fat and cholesterol are not the main culprits responsible for hardening of the arteries and heart disease, even as many others still insist on this disinformation.
|5/1/2013 - The term stress is tossed around freely in this modern age and has become a casual buzzword for just about any predicament that we find unpleasant. Yet how it truly effects health and well-being in substantial ways is rarely acknowledged. Linked with a range of degenerative diseases from cancer to diabetes...|
|4/30/2013 - There are so many people around the globe trying to lose weight at this very moment. It is a global pastime. Ironically, although many people desire to lose weight, not many people actually even know what the extra weight is. They just want to get rid of it.
In order to quit "striving" to lose weight...|
|4/15/2013 - Evidence is increasingly emerging that a Western diet may be a significant risk factor for asthma.
Asthma is a growing and serious health problem worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2003 asthma was responsible for 4,261 deaths, 484,000 hospitalizations, 1.2...|
|4/15/2013 - In some sort of desperate attempt to retain a formidable customer base in this changing nutritional climate, fast food giant McDonald's has come out publicly with some rather humorous claims about the alleged nutritional value of its food offerings. Speaking at the recent annual meeting of the Utah...|
|4/11/2013 - A Superfund site is an area designated by the U.S. EPA for clean up due to dumping or discharge of toxic waste that could be extremely injurious to human health. There is no better analogy for the toxic dumping ground in the body known as belly fat. While unsightly and cumbersome to tote around, the...|
|4/6/2013 - Health researchers have known for some time that eating fish regularly provides health benefits to help protect against cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall mortality. The primary long-chain fats, DHA and EPA have been shown to improve innate immune response by stimulating the effectiveness of...|
|4/1/2013 - A Shanghai study entitled "Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation facilitated Fat loss in overweight and obese college students with very-low calcium consumption: a randomized controlled trial" was posted in Unbound Medline PubMed on January 8, 2013.
Keep in mind the phrase "very-low calcium consumption."...|
|3/30/2013 - Increased belly fat, a carry over of the late 20th century, has become an ever present scourge of the average western waistline. Watching most infomercials or just walking the streets bears testament to this statement. Belly blasters, abdominal contraction gizmos and countless workout routines are touted...|
|3/29/2013 - Spices can turn mundane bland foods into culinary delights, and that's there primary use in our modern world. Some "foodies" recognize how they support health as well, sometimes as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, or a combination of any or all of those attributes.
|3/20/2013 - Obesity and weight loss have become major issues again. This time, the focus is more on health than appearance. The weight loss era of fad diets encouraging artificial sweeteners and margarine while discouraging healthy fats is dwindling.
The more visceral fat you have surrounding your abdominal...|
|3/19/2013 - Though it may come as a surprise to some, many of the dietary and lifestyle "villains" that we have all been told to avoid for the sake of our health are actually good for us. However, a constant onslaught of misinformation from regulatory and health authorities on the subject has bred considerable...|
|3/18/2013 - One of the claims constantly being made by mainstream health authorities and the media is that foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol are among the primary causes of modern illnesses such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. But scientific evidence increasingly points to saturated fat and cholesterol...|
|3/17/2013 - CLA, or conjugated linoleic acid, wasn't discovered until 1979 when researchers applied a beef extract to the skin of mice that were also exposed to a potent toxin. After a 16-week period, the group of mice with the beef extract had 20 percent fewer tumors than those without. Nine years later, in 1987,...|
|3/14/2013 - Is fat good or bad for you? Does cholesterol cause heart attacks? Can we safely eat salt or not? These questions, plus many more, have stressed out (and confused) millions of people for too long. Sadly, we have been nutritionally misled and forget to ask the most obvious question.
What does a natural...|
|3/3/2013 7:53:23 PM - For years I have gone into food stores and read labels only to not know what half the ingredients were. I got to thinking, that maybe I'm not alone when it comes to knowing what the rest of them are. So, I've put together what might be a one-stop shopping guide to understanding what's in your food.
|2/27/2013 - Currently there is serious mis-information out there about health, fat, and cholesterol. It's not new. All my holistic physician friends, and many other cardiologists who are not necessarily holistic, know it. It is a belief still largely held by many people mainstream meat eaters and uninformed vegans,...|
|2/22/2013 - The fat soluble vitamins A, D and K2 are essential for building strong healthy bodies. These vitamins work together and also help to absorb other essential minerals such as zinc and magnesium which are required for optimal functioning. Fat soluble vitamins support bones, teeth and a healthy immune system....|
|2/17/2013 2:20:54 PM - Coconut oil, from the research I have done, is by far the best of the best. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the benefits of coconut oil include hair care, skin care, stress relief, maintaining cholesterol levels, weight loss, increased immunity, proper digestion and metabolism, relief from...|
|2/15/2013 - One of the most widely misunderstood food groups today, oils and fats can be both crucial and detrimental to your health, depending on what type they are and how they are processed. But with so many inconsistencies and mistruths emerging from health authorities and the mainstream media on the issue,...|
|2/9/2013 - What does it take to disabuse the majority of food consumers that a no or low fat diet is actually unhealthy. There have been conventional cardiologists who've recently asserted that we need healthy fats to maintain good cardiovascular health.
They have debunked the myth of cholesterol as the cause...|
|2/4/2013 - Excess weight, especially around the midsection, is dangerous for your health. Belly fat increases your risk of stroke, heart attack and a muffin top. Thankfully, there is a better way to shed pounds than spending hours sweating over cardio equipment. Tabata cardio workouts are short, effective and...|
|1/22/2013 - Obese women are more likely to give birth to children with low blood levels of vitamin D that women of healthy weight, according to a study conducted by researchers from Northwestern University and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Vitamin D is produced naturally...|
|1/15/2013 7:44:57 PM - With this coming February being American Heart Month and with the holiday gluttony behind us, maybe this is a good time to look at the causes and cure for heart disease.
Heart disease is the number one killer in civilized nations with evidence clearly showing that the incidence of heart disease is...|
|1/9/2013 - With more than one-third of the U.S. adult population now clinically obese, and roughly half of the overall population veering into overweight territory, there is no better time than the present to begin taking a serious inventory of your diet to see how it might be affecting your own figure. And if...|
|1/7/2013 - As challenging as it might sometimes seem, shedding those excess pounds and keeping them off is not an impossible task. For many overweight and obese people, simply making a few basic dietary changes is enough to achieve dramatic weight loss results that will actually last for the long haul. Here are...|
|1/2/2013 - It is the leading cause of death in America today, and the costs associated with treating it are expected to nearly triple by the year 2030. But heart disease does not have to be the inevitable death sentence that many people assume it to be -- in fact, you can effectively avoid developing heart disease...|
|12/29/2012 - After all the holiday overindulgence and stress, it is a good time to clean up the diet and detox the body. Cleansing the liver should be a top priority. When this organ is working properly, unwanted body fat disappears -- especially around the abdominal region. With a few supplements, dietary additions...|
|12/22/2012 - Americans are eating more and gaining weight with rapid speed, and many people have theories about why this is, but the truth could very well be that in an effort to sell more food and make more money, manufacturers have designed their food to go down quicker so you can put more in your mouth. People...|
|12/20/2012 8:28:27 PM - Probably the most common complaint of people today is fatigue. This is not a disease per se, but rather a major symptom of many disturbances. Unfortunately, fatigue must be dealt with generally as the single most presenting disorder, without much else to help in diagnosis. As you can understand from...|
|12/12/2012 - Most people don't have the time to prepare every meal from scratch, nor do they have the time every day for an hour long workout. Still, most personal trainers and fitness websites will ask you to dedicate a considerable amount of your time and other resources to build the lean, athletic physique most...|
|12/11/2012 - Big Pharma interests have been working overtime to confuse millions of Americans that could benefit from consuming Omega-3 fats (DHA and EPA) from natural and supplemental sources. Reports have been circulated that are designed to debunk the thousands of scientific research studies that show how the...|
|11/26/2012 - Fat gets a bad rap. It's not only essential to life and human function, but can actually burn calories and trim up the waistline. Brown adipose tissue (AKA brown fat) is a type of fat found in the bodies of mammals that acts as a furnace for the body. Once thought to only be present in newborns and...|
|11/22/2012 5:54:42 PM - Obesity is not merely a cosmetic problem, but a severe threat to health and longevity. That old saying, "The longer the belt, the shorter the life," is entirely accurate.
Associated with obesity are diabetes and heart disease among others. This can be confirmed by Googling or Yahooing, "Could Sulfur...|
|11/8/2012 - There are a variety of reasons why Americans in particular tend to struggle with weight issues -- a heavily-processed, high-grain diet tainted with all sorts of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) and synthetic additives is just one reason among many why as many as 42 percent of Americans are expected...|
|11/5/2012 - Long chain omega-3 fatty acids Ecosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are critical for brain and eye health and development throughout the course of life. The western diet is deficient in high quality omega-3 fatty acids and is loaded with processed vegetable oils. This critical imbalance...|
|11/5/2012 - Despite a continual assault on the health benefits of omega-3 fat supplementation by the mainstream media and Big Pharma drug manufacturers, solid evidence is released by the scientific research community to vindicate the critical importance of the long-chain fatty acids. The omega-3 fats, EPA and DHA...|
|10/29/2012 - When we want to lean down and melt away some extra body fat, most of us know the general drill: restrict simple, refined carbs, burn more calories with exercise and physical activity, and monitor our caloric intake. But what about when this approach feels futile and depressing as the body fat still...|
|10/14/2012 - You show me a guy with ripped abs, and I'll show you a guy very unlikely to survive the coming economic collapse. There are three scientific reasons for this:
#1) Having "ripped abs" is only achieved by shedding excess body fat and achieving a dangerously low body fat level (such as 5% for men).
|10/6/2012 12:56:12 AM - Before getting into this article there is a very essential piece of information that must be disseminated concerning those that live in fluoridated communities who are forced to drink bottled water.
Fluorine and chlorine evaporate at 110 degrees F. Hot water from your tap that emanates from the hot...|
|10/5/2012 - Yohimbe, found in the bark of the evergreen tree, Pausinystalia, has gained much popularity, not only as a treatment for impotence, but also as an effective tool for decreasing body fat. In 1938, the alkaloid yohimbine HCL (hydrochloride) was discovered to be the active component responsible for most...|
|9/18/2012 - Omega-3 fats from foods including fish, chicken, nuts, and seeds are preferentially sequestered after consumption and used for critical functions to maintain optimal brain metabolism and function. These long-chain fats are used to form the highly permeable cell wall membrane of nerve cells, as electrical...|
|9/16/2012 - Butter has gotten a bad reputation in the health world for being high in saturated fat, which supposedly causes heart disease. Butter consumption in the United States has plummeted as a result of health experts' butter condemnation. This is unfortunate, as butter is a bona fide health food due to its...|
|9/8/2012 - Attitude and outlook may not all be in the head. Researchers have found that the gut can function like a second brain -- influencing the nervous system and behavior. High fat intake has been shown to affect this gastrointestinal nervous system, helping to improve emotional balance. But not any fat will...|
|9/4/2012 - Many doctors and health experts vilify dietary fat, urging everyone to cut down on the macronutrient in favor of low fat alternatives. Even more common is for health experts to talk about good fats and bad fats. More often than not, saturated fat is at the top of the fat naughty list. It is worth examining...|
|9/4/2012 - Obesity is a growing problem in North American, with over one fifth of school-aged children and adolescents classified as overweight, and roughly 35 percent of adults considered clinically obese. Obesity related medical complications account for roughly 10 percent of overall healthcare spending.
|8/30/2012 - General obesity is an epidemic. But it's possible to experience belly fat without being generally obese with fat enlarged torso, arms, and legs that demand waddling while walking. Your arms, upper torso, face, and legs can appear normal with an extended belly and expanded waistline.
|8/29/2012 - Ask yourself why major healthcare CEO's and executives invest in fast food chain stocks, and you will get one definitive answer: They all know that those consumers spend a fortune on chronic degenerative diseases. United States health insurance giants own nearly $2 billion in stock in McDonald's, Burger...|
|8/27/2012 3:59:02 PM - EFAs are essential fatty acids, which we need to live but our bodies cannot create. So we need take EFAs from outside sources.
Johanna Budwig, the creator of the Budwig Diet for successfully treating cancer, claimed before she died at age 95 in 2003 that she was given as much grief from the burgeoning...|
|8/20/2012 - Extra weight around the midsection is not only burdensome, it also sets the stage for serious health issues. From type 2 diabetes to cancer, belly fat contributes to a wide range of disease. Fortunately, certain foods have been found to specifically target abdominal fat. By integrating these foods into...|
|8/18/2012 - Contrary to popular belief, not all fat is bad for your health. Many fats, in fact, actually promote healthy weight maintenance and a well-functioning cardiovascular and nervous system, among many other benefits. But with so much misinformation out there about the nature of fats and oils, it can be...|
|8/10/2012 12:42:11 PM - Inflammation can be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is a normal response to physical injury, trauma or infectious disease. It's an indication that the immune system is functioning as it should.
Chronic inflammation is long-term and usually low level, making it often imperceptible. The problem...|
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|7/30/2012 - Studies show that people eating "ancestral diets" maintain excellent health and low body fat. Some of these healthy societies have a high carbohydrate intake while others get the majority of their calories from fat. Typically, people living closer to equator have usually gotten more of their energy...|
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