Study Identifies Top Six Factors Predicting Heart Attack Risk

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A 20-year long study involving women uncovers the top six lifestyle factors that predict heart attack risk, and several relate to diet and exercise

Chronic stress throws your central nervous system into imbalance, Continue reading

Green Tea Helps Lower Blood Pressure, and Much More…

green teaHigh-quality tea—green tea in particular—contain polyphenol antioxidants that are recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties

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McDonald’s Shuts Down Employee Website Advising Workers to Avoid Fast Food…

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Source: Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

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McDonald’s recently ended up with a PR nightmare after suggesting its own employees forgo fast food fare for healthier options like salad and water Continue reading

Happiness and Laughter Are Natural Immune Boosters

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Studies show that your immune system and brain are wired together

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Adrenal Fatigue Symptoms and Seven Ways to Support and Heal your Adrenal Glands

In our modern world, adrenal fatigue is extremely common and estimated by some experts to affect approximately 80 percent of the population to some degree. Adrenal fatigue is caused by all types of stress – physical and emotional – and if left unchecked, it can lead to other illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, thyroid disease and heart attack. Continue reading

Vitamin E May Alleviate Symptoms of Liver Disease Brought on by Obesity

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  • Vitamin E may help relieve the majority of symptoms associated with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a common obesity-related fatty liver disease
  • With no known treatment – and often no symptoms until serious damage has    occurred – Continue reading

The Lemon Detox Diet – a Recipe that Really Works

Ever since Beyonce Knowles was associated with the Lemon Detox diet, there has been a surge of interest in this particular program. Also known as the Master Cleanse, this detox diet has been around for Continue reading

Diet’s Role in Lowering Risk of Repeat Heart Attacks

Patients with heart disease frequently assume that medication is enough to forestall a repeat heart attack or stroke, but a large new study shows the preventive power of a healthy diet. Continue reading

How Blood Pressure Drugs Are Causing Hip Fractures

If you’re taking blood pressure medication, I need to tell you something very important. In fact, it might be life-saving.

But first, a little backstory:

My mother-in-law likes to joke that she’s bionic because she has an artificial hip; but the reason she has one isn’t funny at all. Continue reading

Bleaching Agent Used in Foamed Plastics like Yoga Mats and Shoe Soles Found in McDonald’s McRib Sandwich

The fact that most fast foods are not a smart, healthy diet choice is well documented by now. Still, it never ceases to amaze us here at Natural News just what kind of harmful garbage fast food companies put in some of their most popular items.

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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

Exercise and a Healthy Diet of Fruits and Vegetables Extends Life Expectancy in Women in their 70s

exercisingWomen in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Major Secret in Achieving Joint Pain Relief

  • Exercise helps prevent and relieve joint pain through a number of mechanisms, including strengthening key supportive muscles, restoring flexibility, improving bone density and joint function, and facilitating weight loss
  • Proper exercises will not damage your joints; instead research suggests exercise has a positive impact on joint tissues
  • Inactivity promotes muscle weakness, joint contractures, and loss of range of motion, which can lead to more pain and loss of function, and even less activity. To break this potentially devastating cycle, regular exercise is essential
  • If you have significant pain with movement, you may want to work with a physical therapist or qualified personal trainer who can develop a safe workout program for you

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Joint pain is incredibly common, impacting an estimated 30 percent of U.S. adults and causing pain, swelling and stiffness that can range from mildly irritating to completely debilitating. Continue reading

Douse Inflammation, Diminish Heart Disease

Cardiovascular disease, our Nation’s leading killer, often derives from one predominant culprit: inflammation. Cholesterol, blood pressure and body weight steal the media spotlight; but insidious inflammation, when the body’s overeager immune response leads to tissue damage, plays a key role in the development of cardiovascular disease, as well as in a number of other serious chronic diseases. Our polluted environment may be partly to blame for promoting inflammation throughout the body, but it’s clear that our Western lifestyles play a significant role in promoting an inflammation epidemic.

Inflammatory Lifestyle

The functions of our body’s systems directly reflect our daily routines and culture. In the Western, industrialized world, our fast-paced lifestyles combined with poor dietary habits tend to heat things up physiologically. Excess heat results when we run too fast and too long in the rat race without resting or taking time to slow down and regroup. Unfortunately, this is the way most of us spend our days: eating on the run, not sleeping enough, inadequately hydrating and consuming large amounts of processed foods. Chronic, systemic inflammation results.

You can see a similar process in your car if it runs too long and too fast without enough coolant in the radiator. It overheats. Continue reading

Research Suggests that a Healthy Diet May Curb Genetic Risk

Genes are known to put individuals at a higher risk of a number of conditions, like cancer and obesity. One gene in particular, known as 9p21, is thought to increase a person’s chances of developing heart disease.

Researchers at Canada’s McGill and McMaster Universities conducted a study to determine whether lifestyle habits can reverse the ill effects of genetics. They found that in the case of 9p21, a healthy diet may be able to curb heart disease risk.

“Our research suggests there may be an important interplay between genes and diet in Continue reading