Foods, Supplements, and Other Lifestyle Strategies That Promote Good Vision

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Deteriorating vision is primarily a side effect of our modern lifestyle that limits our time outside in daylight

Additionally, staring at a computer screen is a common cause of blurred vision, short-sightedness, and other eye problems Continue reading

Foods, Supplements, and Other Lifestyle Strategies That Promote Good Vision

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Deteriorating vision is primarily a side effect of our modern lifestyle that limits our time outside in daylight

Additionally, Continue reading

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

Foods That Can Help Protect and Improve Your Eyesight

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness among the elderly, followed by cataracts

The pathology of both of these conditions has been attributed to free radical damage, and the condition is in many cases largely preventable through an antioxidant-rich diet Continue reading

The Foods That Can Kill Bad Breath

Bad breath can be a common and frustrating problem that nearly everyone experiences from time to time. For some, it’s worse than others. It can be the cause of social isolation and self-consciousness, lowering one’s confidence and ability to interact with others. Getting close to people, Continue reading

The Foods That Can Fight Aging

Aging populations have spent lifetimes searching for the fountain of youth. Unfortunately, no such fountain seems to exist. There are, however, droplets of youth. By combining enough of these droplets together, you may not find the fountain you’ve been seeking, but you can still refresh yourself with a splash of youthful vigor. Continue reading

If You Have IBS, You MUST Avoid These Foods

fried potaIrritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is probably the most common digestive disorder seen by doctors. Basically, this condition results when the normal contractions of your digestive tract become irregular and uncoordinated. Material starts to accumulate in the digestive tract and causes stomach problems, bloating, pain, and constipation.

Not surprisingly, many people learn to fear eating, which seems to trigger all the painful digestive symptoms that go along with IBS. Malnutrition can then become a real problem. Continue reading

Foods to Put You in the Mood

Looking to bring more romance into your relationship? Here are 10 aphrodisiacs to add some spice to your life.

Aphrodisiacs have a long history in our kitchens and our bedrooms. From raw oysters on the half shell to salty pearls of caviar, certain foods are thought to inspire romance through their smell, taste and even appearance. Continue reading

Majority of ‘Gluten-Free’ Foods Found to Contain GMOs

In the wake of all the recent revelations about the dangers of GMOs, a special warning needs to go out to all those health-conscious consumers buying “gluten-free” foods. As it turns out, most “gluten-free” foods sold in the USA contain genetically modified organisms.

Why is this so? Because the primary ingredient in most gluten-free foods is corn. And most corn-based foods are made with genetically modified corn. Around 85% of the conventional corn grown in the USA Continue reading

Alzheimer’s May be Caused by Poor Diet

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  • A growing body of research suggests there may be a powerful connection between the foods you eat and your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, via similar pathways that cause type 2 diabetes.
  • Researchers from Brown University in Providence, Continue reading

New Chemical Makes Teeth ‘Cavity Proof’ – and Could Do Away with Dentist Visits Forever

  • Chemical could be added to toothpastes in years’ time
  • Kills bacteria that erode teeth
  • Single dose protects mouth for hours
  • ‘Keep 32’ chemical could even be added to foods

A new chemical could make human teeth Continue reading

Try These Foods for Better Colon Health

Some of the best health advice around is to up your intake of legumes (beans) and switch out white rice for its brown cousin. Adding green vegetables and dried fruit to your regular diet is also adding healing foods to your repertoire. This story is about food cures, particularly those now proven to reduce your risk of colon polyps. Continue reading

5 Foods That Slow Down Your Body’s Aging Process

agingDid you Know…… that the nucleic acids in fish, fruits, beans, legumes, and chlorella have powerful rejuvenating properties that slow down the aging process?When one thinks of vital nutrients … vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids may come to mind, but rarely do nucleic acids top the list.  Continue reading

Arm Yourself against Disease with these Anti-Cancer Foods

cruciferousMost of us know the “War on Cancer” is a bad joke that churns revenue for the cancer industry while per capita cancer rates continue to surge. Based on the premise that food should be our first medicine, the cruciferous family of vegetables is the food choice for resisting cancer.

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Secret Ingredient Helps Protect You from Alzheimer’s

Resveratrol was first discovered by scientists way back in the 1940s. It wasn’t until about 1942, however, that reports about resveratrol’s beneficial effects on the heart began to appear. It turned out that the phytochemical could help significantly in the fight against heart disease by helping to lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.

Now, in the latest health news, resveratrol is being touted for its brain-protecting abilities.

Researchers in China have investigated the potential for resveratrol to reduce the risk for neurodegenerative disorders, including progressive forms of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the most common brain disease in the elderly.

After conducting tests, the researchers were able to determine that resveratrol promotes the non-amyloidogenic cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein. What does that mean? In short, resveratrol helps amyloid proteins break down in such a way that they don’t produce beta amyloid — an amino acid that is the main component of the amyloid plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients. When the amyloid precursor protein is functioning in a healthy way, it regulates synapse formation and boosts neural plasticity. Neural plasticity plays a role in many things in your brain, but the most important for you to know about are learning, memory, and recovery from brain damage. Continue reading