Coffee and Tea for Health

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Coffee and tea are rich in beneficial antioxidants and other plant compounds that may boost your health

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Foods and Other Lifestyle Factors That Will Shorten Your Lifespan

longevity-tipsA diet high in sugar (which includes processed fructose and grains) causes a host of health problems that can take years off your life, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease

Compelling evidence actually suggests optimizing your vitamin D can reduce your risk of death from any cause Continue reading

New Documentary “Ingredients” Looks at the Local Food Movement

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The documentary film Ingredients takes a refreshing look at the local food movement that is sweeping the US

By shifting to locally grown foods, you improve your health and lower your risk of illness, Continue reading

Telehealth Improves Home Management of Chronic Disease

ccA pair of separate studies recently published out of northern Canada and Taiwan indicate that telehealth is an effective tool in self-management of chronic disease, including diabetes.

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How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease—A Neurologist Speaks Out

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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

Exclusive: Has GMO Alfalfa Already Contaminated Non-Alfalfa Fields?

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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

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Certain Fruits May Be Linked to a Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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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

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STRIKE: Fast Food Workers Demand ‘Living Wage’ to Keep Serving Food that’s Killing Everybody

fastA 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.

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Statins Shown to Nullify Benefits of Exercise

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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

Astaxanthin An All-Natural Brain Booster

astaThe Antioxidant that’s 800x more Powerful Than CoQ10

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

How to Find Out if You’re Deficient in Vitamin D

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

Baby Boomers: Not the ‘Healthiest Generation’

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

Natural Ways to Fight Chronic Disease

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

Chinese Herb Dang Shen Treats Many Different Problems

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

Does a Healthy Diet Prevent Chronic Disease? CME/CE

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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