Alzheimer’s disease is currently at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million Americans—including one in eight people aged 65 and over—living with it. There is no known cure, and few truly effective treatments
Research suggests the best hope is in prevention focusing on exercise and diet, specifically replacing carbohydrates with Continue reading
Despite a strong and vocal opposition, genetically engineered Roundup-resistant alfalfa was approved in late 2011. Conventional alfalfa farmers were concerned that their conventional alfalfa would be contaminated through cross-pollination
When Roundup Ready alfalfa Continue reading
There’s compelling evidence supporting the notion that high-fructose diets are responsible for most chronic disease; insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and obesity in particular
Many fruits are very high Continue reading
A series of rolling fast food “walkout” strikes makes it way to the South this Thursday, August 29th. Thousands of workers from Dallas, Houston, Austin, Memphis, Tampa and over a dozen other cities are planning to walk off their jobs to protest the fact that they aren’t being paid $15 / hour to serve GMOs, high-fructose corn syrup, soybean-assisted “meat” burgers and aspartame to their customers.
Yet I say it’s a call for Continue reading
Exercise is a foundational strategy to naturally maintain healthy cholesterol levels and optimize your heart health. However, research now shows that if you take a statin drug, you’re likely to forfeit any and all health benefits of your exercise
Volunteers taking a statin improved their fitness by just 1.5 percent, Continue reading
Reading the striking 80-plus-page report, Meeting the Nation’s Primary Care Needs, led by Dr. Michael S. Goldstein from UCLA’s Center for Health Policy Research and John Weeks, executive director of Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC), Continue reading
Discover how this powerhouse antioxidant may
help treat chronic disease, support optimal cardiovascular function and… make your skin glow in the process!
When the words anti-aging, longevity and wellness are attached to a health supplement or product, the buzzword antioxidant is sure to follow. As a label-savvy consumer, you don’t want to get hoodwinked by the hype. Continue reading
Vitamin D is extremely important to your health. You’ve likely heard a lot about it-that it comes from the sun and you should try and get as much of it as you can-but many are still unsure as to why it’s so essential.
Vitamin D plays a multi-faceted role in the overall functioning of a healthy body. It strengthens bones and muscles, kills harmful bacteria in the mouth, and has been shown to have positive effects on chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and even cancer. Furthermore, it allows a host of other vitamins to effectively do their job within the body. Vitamin D works in unison with other vitamins Continue reading
Every generation likes to think it’s healthier than the one that came before, but baby boomers can’t make that claim.
In a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that a sample of the baby boom generation, the 78 million Americans who were born in the post-war birth explosion from 1946 to 1964, were less healthy than Continue reading
When it comes to treating a chronic disease, some of the first words that often come to mind are “expensive,” “pills,” and “chemotherapy.” These negative thoughts and images are often seen as the only legitimate way to treat a majority of health problems, including hypertension, diabetes, and even cancer. Continue reading
One of the traditional alternative medicines of ancient Chinese tradition, an herb called dan shen, is winning over North Americans. Its effects are said to extend to the liver, heart, immune system, lungs, and increased energy.
Dan shen is regularly used to treat a range of health conditions. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Continue reading
While overweight and obesity affect 70% of adults in the United States, only a minority of individuals report receiving dietary advice from a healthcare provider. In part this may be due to the myriad diet plans available. The current review provides a succinct and evidence-based analysis of different dietary plans Continue reading
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease in which the myelin sheath on the nerve endings gets inflamed and damaged. This leads to scarring of the neurological tissue in the brain and spinal cord. While the medical model has very little support, many individuals have found ways to beat multiple sclerosis with natural lifestyle strategies.
MS is a condition Continue reading
After 10 years of debate regarding the risks and benefits of hormone therapy, 15 top medical organizations have come together to issue a statement of agreement regarding the benefits of hormone therapy for symptomatic menopausal women. Continue reading