Diabetes Costs US $245.5-B Annually

Diabetes Costs US $245.5-B Annually

Diabetes Costs US $245.5-B Annually Diabetes costs the US $245.5-B a year in total healthcare expenditures and lost productivity, according to a new report that tabulates the financial toll of the metabolic disorder. For the one in 10 Americans with diabetes, that breaks down to an extra $8,480 annually, compared with those who have not […]

Obesity is Now a Greater Health Concern than Hunger

Obesity is Now a Greater Health Concern than Hunger

Obesity is Now a Greater Health Concern than Hunger Our Industrialized Food System Promotes Both Obesity and Malnourishement  The industrialization and centralization of food production was done to increase farmers’ capacity to grow more food at a lower cost. But, a core principle was lost in this efficiency equation, that of food quality and nutrient density. Today, […]

Intermittent Fasting for Good Health & Longevity

Intermittent Fasting for Good Health & Longevity

Intermittent Fasting for Good Health & Longevity Nutritional experts have looked at the health effects of a fasting diet (FMD) in humans. In a recent study 100 participants did 3 cycles of FMD, which involves semi-fasting for 5 days each month. The FMD diet is low in calories, sugars and protein, but high in healthy […]

Sit Less, Stand Up, Move More, Avoid Sugar, Live Longer

Sit Less, Stand Up, Move More, Avoid Sugar, Live Longer

Sit Less, Stand Up, Move More, Avoid Sugar, Live Longer Recent research reveals that 52% of Americans are now either pre-diabetic or diabetic. A Key symptom of both is insulin and leptin resistance, a situation in which the human body can no longer read the signals from these important energy-regulating hormones. According to Dr. Robert […]

Diabetes Kills More Americans Than Believed

Diabetes Kills More Americans Than Believed

Diabetes Kills More Americans Than Believed The number of people with diabetes in the US is also growing, and recent research revealed more people may be dying from the disease than was originally believed. According to The Obesity Society, type 2 diabetes accounts for nearly 90% of all diagnosis of diabetes, and obesity is a […]

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease & Diabetes

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease & Diabetes

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease & Diabetes While medical doctors have focused on cholesterol as the problem and prescribed statins for more than 20 years, this has not changed the fact that heart disease is still the #1 killer in the US. Looking for a way to decrease your risk of developing coronary heart […]

‘Healthy’ Obese Face Higher Heart Attack Risk

‘Healthy’ Obese Face Higher Heart Attack Risk

‘Healthy’ Obese Face Higher Heart Attack Risk Even without high blood pressure or other signs of illness, obese adults have a much higher risk of developing heart disease than normal-weight peers, according to a new study from Denmark. The results contradict recent research suggesting a subgroup of obese individuals known as “metabolically healthy obese” may […]

Eat Smart Foods for a Healthy Heart

Eat Smart Foods for a Healthy Heart

Eat Smart Foods for a Healthy Heart February is American Heart Month, and the ideal time to begin to make healthier food swaps Simple food swaps can save your life. That is the conclusion of a new double-blind randomized controlled trial published in the British Journal of Nutrition that found even small dietary changes can […]

Insulin Is the Real Reason for Heart Disease

Insulin Is the Real Reason for Heart Disease

Insulin Is the Real Reason for Heart Disease In Y 2013 Ivor Cummins, a biochemical engineer with a background in medical device engineering and leading teams in complex problem solving, ran into health problems. His serum ferritin was very high, which is a potent risk factor for heart disease, as were his liver enzymes. After […]

“No Solid Evidence to Support that Diet Drinks are a Healthy Choice”

“No Solid Evidence to Support that Diet Drinks are a Healthy Choice”

“No Solid Evidence to Support that Diet Drinks are a Healthy Choice” $KO, $PEP Although diet and sugar-free drinks are often promoted as healthier choices, a new study found they are no more helpful for losing weight or preventing weight gain than their full-sugar versions. Diet drinks contain no sugar and are sweetened with artificial […]

Stress Can Make Us Fat!

Stress Can Make Us Fat!

Stress Can Make Us Fat! You have likely figured out that stress can cause us to overeat leading to weight gain. But that is not the only reason we can pack on the pounds according to a new study. Stress triggers a hormone called Adamts1 that causes fat cells in the body to mature, say […]

Eat Real Cheese, it is Good for You

Eat Real Cheese, it is Good for You

Eat Real Cheese, it is Good for You $KHC, $MDLZ The Big Q: Lactose intolerant? Not to worry, there are many cheeses lactose intolerant people can tolerate as most of the lactose is removed during the cheese making process. There is a major difference between natural cheese and processed “Cheese Food” however. Natural cheese is […]

Fuel Your Brain With Good Food

Fuel Your Brain With Good Food

Fuel Your Brain With Good Food There are 2 types of fuel the human body and brain can use to convert into energy. Either metabolized carbohydrates or fats may supply the brain and body with the energy it needs to survive. Although our brain can use both, there is evidence to suggest that the metabolic […]

Eat Raspberries, They are a Superfood

Eat Raspberries, They are a Superfood

Eat Raspberries, They are a Superfood Studies recently released at the 2016 Experimental Biology conference in San Diego points to raspberries as a Superfood. In general, the studies found that Red raspberries have multiple health benefits ranging from fighting inflammation and boosting cardiovascular and liver function to keeping glucose levels in check. Below are the […]

Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier

Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier

Americans are Getting Heavier and Heavier Since the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, the average American has put on 15 or more additional pounds without getting any taller. Even 11-year-old kids aren’t immune from this weight plague, the study found. Girls are more than 7 pounds heavier even though their height is the same. Boys […]

Say NO to Soda

Say NO to Soda

Say NO to Soda “Just Say No” was a slogan minted by 1st Lady Nancy Reagan. The “Just Say No” advertising campaign Vs recreational drug use was prevalent through the 1980’s. Today, the same slogan is appropriate to discourage soda consumption. For people who struggle with weight or chronic health issues, replacing soda and other […]

Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep

Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep

Some Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep Without quality sleep, our body can develop a number of health conditions, which can lead to significant life changes. Diabetes, heart disease, dementia and weight gain have either been linked to a lack of sleep, or are being studied for the effect poor sleep quality has on the […]

Healthy, Sensible Lifestyle Changes Prevent Heart Attacks

Healthy, Sensible Lifestyle Changes Prevent Heart Attacks

Healthy, Sensible Lifestyle Changes Prevent Heart Attacks Research conducted at the Karolinska Institutet found that engaging in 5 healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about 80% of 1st-time heart attacks in men. The researchers were surprised at how powerful a healthy lifestyle can be, noting: “It is not surprising that healthy lifestyle choices would lead to a […]

An Ounce of Prevention, Avoid Diabetes

An Ounce of Prevention, Avoid Diabetes

An Ounce of Prevention, Avoid Diabetes In Y 2012, over 90-M people had diabetes or pre-diabetes, and 1 out of every 2 people with the condition do not know they have it. Lifestyle choices are the best strategies to controlling blood sugar, reducing your risk of diabetes and preventing secondary health problems from the condition. […]

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes Exercise helps beat diabetes and other chronic diseases as effectively as medications and surgery, according to major new research. “Similar to surgery, exercise is not a single entity and must be tailored to the condition,” says Dr. Tammy Hoffmann, professor of clinical epidemiology at Australia’s Bond University, who led […]

Spices Are More Than Flavorings, They Are Also Medicine

Spices Are More Than Flavorings, They Are Also Medicine

Spices Are More Than Flavorings, They Are Also Medicine Shakespeare recognized this fact when he wrote in Hamlet: “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance; pray, love, remember.” More than 400 yrs later, scientific studies have confirmed that rosemary may indeed help preserve cognitive function. “You cannot go wrong with herbs and spices,” says Dr. Wendy Bazilian, […]

A Guide to the Most Nutritious Vegetables

A Guide to the Most Nutritious Vegetables

A Guide to the Most Nutritious Vegetables Below is a list of vegetables, it provides a guide to the most nutritious vegetables, and those to limit due to their high carbohydrate content, think: starch is “sugar”. Organic and locally grown vegetables are ideal for maximizing nutrition, limiting pesticide exposure, and increasing freshness. Avoid wilted vegetables, […]

Synthetic Fructose Found in Processed Foods May Cause Brain Damage

Synthetic Fructose Found in Processed Foods May Cause Brain Damage

Synthetic Fructose Found in Processed Foods May Cause Brain Damage New American research finds that fructose consumption could alter and potentially damage hundreds of genes in the brain. These genetic modifications could be linked to medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. A team of scientists from the […]

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet

We Cannot Exercise Our Way Out Of A Poor Diet Being slim is not necessarily proof of being healthy. Metabolic dysfunction can strike anyone not following an really healthy diet. Carrying excess weight almost always guarantees one will suffer health problems. And so, this is why childhood obesity is a grave concern, as obese children […]