Eating Black Sesame May Slash Heart Disease Risk

black_sesame_slashes_heart_attack_riskBlood pressure is a major focus of cardiovascular disease prevention, but the blood pressure lowering drugs may actually increase mortality. We need food-based drug alternatives now more than ever, and black sesame may be the perfect candidate.  Continue reading

The Incredible Health Benefits of Berries

berries_phytonutrients_greenmedinfoHow can one food group offer so many incredible health benefits, from preventing heart attack, stroke and dementia to protecting you from the flu? The answer is phytonutrients, and berries are simply loaded. Reading this “berry primer” will have you snatching them by the handfuls.

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Annual Physicals May Do More Harm Than Good

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Studies in which people have been randomly assigned to get an annual physical or not have found there is no significant difference in health between the two groups

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No Time For The Gym? Eat An Orange!

vitaminc_orange_cardio_greenmedinfoNew research suggests that vitamin C may give you some of the same heart benefits as regular exercise. 

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Tips to Benefit from Grounding Indoors and Out—Including Using a Grounded Yoga Mat to Thin Blood and Thwart Inflammation

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Being grounded cuts inflammation by thinning your blood and infusing your body with negatively charged ions

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Daylight Savings Time May Cost You Extra—Both in Terms of Money and Health

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Research suggests you never fully adjust your circadian rhythm to the hour shift associated with daylight savings time (DST)

Losing an hour of sleep may increase your risk for a heart attack over the following three days, due to the compromising effect sleep deprivation has on immune function, blood pressure, and C-reactive protein

Suggestions are given for mitigating the adverse effects of the time change, Continue reading

Lemon Rx: 12 Evidence-Based Reasons Why it is a Powerful Medicine

lemon_medicinal_propertiesYou know lemon, right? It is a tart, exciting, delicious and indispensable ingredient in recipes and beverages. But did you know that scientists have identified it is as a powerful medicine as well?

The most powerful healing substances on this planet are masquerading as foods, and this is all the more true for fruits.  Continue reading

Taming the Monkey Mind—How Meditation Affects Your Health and Wellbeing

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Your DNA interfaces with elements in your environment and your conscious behavior, and dictates your actual gene expression

The relaxation response is a physical state of deep rest that changes physical and emotional responses to stress; decreasing heart rate, blood pressure, Continue reading

Fun Facts about Hugging

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Hugging increases levels of the “love hormone” oxytocin, which is beneficial for stress levels, heart health, and more

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The Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that’s crucial to the body’s function. Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong, and the heart rhythm steady.

Why do people take magnesium?

Experts say that many people in the U.S. aren’t eating enough foods with magnesium. Adults who consume less than Continue reading

Cinnamon Reduces Blood Pressure while Balancing Blood Glucose

cinnamon_blood_sugar_pressureRecent research from the University of Toronto has confirmed that even short-term use of cinnamon can significantly reduce blood pressure – especially among those who are prediabetic or type-2 diabetic.

The researchers conducted a systematic review study of clinical trials using cinnamon between Continue reading

Myth-Melting Study Finds Chocolate Burns Belly Fat, Improves Cholesterol

chocolateA new study published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences has revealed something quite counterintuitive about chocolate, one of the world’s most prized ‘high-fat’ foods.  This strangely medicinal ‘sweat treat,’ which ironically you find in the candy aisle at the pharmacy, improved markers of cardiovascular disease, including the reduction of belly fat, and only after one week of consumption.

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Peripheral Neuropathy

peripheral neuropathyThe Most Common Disease You’ve Never Heard Of

There’s a good chance you’ve never heard of one of the most common diseases in America. Treatment is limited and truth be told, doctors don’t seem to know much about it. It’s often misdiagnosed and definitely misunderstood and that’s why this week is dedicated to Continue reading

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…this plant extract can treat the deadliest kind of skin cancer?

Melanoma, the least common form of skin cancer, is also the most deadly.  That’s why it’s so exciting to know that a new study published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics in April of 2013 Continue reading

Miracle Mineral Slashes Stroke Risk 24%

potassiumIf you’re like most folks, the word “diet” sends a cold shiver up your spine — and I don’t blame you one bit.

For years we’ve associated dieting with giving up our favorite foods and consuming bland, tasteless meals with all the texture and excitement of cardboard.

Well, no more, friend. Because I have one… that’s right, just ONE … Continue reading