10 Things Your Nails Can Reveal About Your Health

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Vertical ridges or white spots on your nails are usually harmless

If your nails curve upward with a spoon-like appearance it may be due to iron-deficiencyanemia, hemochromatosis (excess iron absorption), heart disease, or hypothyroidism Continue reading

Why the Obesity Trend Continues to Climb Unabated in the U.S.

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Obesity rates continue to climb in the US; 38 percent of American adults were obese as of 2014, up from 35 percent in 2011/2012, and 32 percent in 2003/2004

Factors contributing to mounting obesity rates include processed food diets, Continue reading

About Almonds: Raw or Rocket Fuel? Take Your Pick

almonds_raw_greenmedinfoAlmonds labeled “raw” in the United States are harboring a scary secret.  Here’s how you can avoid it.

Are almonds safe to eat? (And the question is relevant for the now almost ubiquitous almond milk Continue reading

New Scientific Analysis Confirms Saturated Fats Have No Link to Heart Disease

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For decades, saturated fat has been wrongfully blamed for causing heart disease, but over 70 published studies overwhelmingly dispute this

A recent meta-analysis again found no association between high levels of saturated fat in the diet and heart disease, Continue reading

Alzheimer’s — A Disease Fed by Sugar

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Mounting research suggests Alzheimer’s disease is intricately connected to insulin resistance; even mild elevation of blood sugar is associated with an elevated risk for dementia

Diabetics have Continue reading

Are Sleep Problems Making Your Health Problems Worse?

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40 percent of Americans are sleep deprived; many get less than five hours of sleep per night. Insufficient sleep has been linked to a wide variety of health problems, including pain, heart disease, and cancer Continue reading

Early Menopause Linked to Chemicals

menopause_early_causesMost women probably don’t want to be rushed into menopause.  But that seems to be what’s happening thanks to our modern soup of environmental chemicals.

It’s estimated that we live in a world saturated with over 80,000 man-made chemicals.  They’re in pharmaceuticals, Continue reading

Toxic Tooth—How a Root Canal Could Be Making You Sick

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Bacteria harbored in root canal teeth and surrounding bone release potent toxins

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Why You May Be Better Off Ignoring Conventional Cholesterol and Low-Fat Diet Guidelines

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A low-fat diet and statin medication is a recipe for chronic health problems, as both strategies actually promote cardiovascular problems

2011 guidelines for Continue reading

Revelations from the Women’s Health Initiative

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The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) is a landmark trial showing that hormone therapy with estrogen and progestin in women who had not had a hysterectomy dramatically increased strokes, Continue reading

Winning Strategies to Help You Shed Unwanted Belly Fat

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Carrying extra weight around your middle is linked to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, strokes, and other chronic diseases

To effectively shed unwanted abdominal fat, focus on diet, Continue reading

Statin Disaster, Heart Disease and Magnesium – Change in Cholesterol Recommendations

statinThere is not enough evidence to support the practice of western medicine as it is presently practiced. The entire system of medicine in the United States is broken, not only because the toxic medicines they use kill so many people but also because the insurance programs that fund expensive medicine do not work as effective payment systems. Although more Americans have health insurance coverage, 25% of non-elderly Americans do not have enough liquid assets to cover the deductible on their health insurance plan, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.   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

Tips for Preventing Post-Workout Insomnia

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Some people struggle with falling asleep if they exercise at night, but studies show exercise actually improves sleep for most, regardless of time of day

One cause of post-workout insomnia is over exercising, Continue reading

Some Things You Can Do in Your Sleep, Literally

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Your brain doesn’t simply “turn off” while you’re sleeping; it goes through periods of deep sleep and activity – activity levels similar to those that occur when you’re awake

Using an electroencephalogram (EEG) to record brain activity, Continue reading