Important Reasons to Optimize Your Vitamin K2

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Vitamin K1 is the primary form of vitamin K responsible for blood clotting

Vitamin K2 is essential for bone strength and the health of arteries and blood vessels

Vitamin K2 deficiency Continue reading

How to Help Prevent Age Related Muscle Loss

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Muscle aging may start at a relatively young age. By the time you’re in your 30s, age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia) may already have begun if you’ve neglected to take proactive steps to prevent it

Your muscles help keep your metabolic system intact, Continue reading

How to Survive Prostate Cancer Without Surgery, Drugs, or Radiation

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. In the US, about 230,000 men get diagnosed every year but only about 29,000 die each year from the disease. What we don’t know is how many of those 20,000 died of the disease and how many died because of the treatment 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

Obesity Will Soon Overtake Smoking as Principal Cause of Cancer

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In the US, nearly one in five deaths is associated with obesity, and eight obesity-related diseases account for 75 percent of all healthcare costs

Obesity will likely claim the lead spot as the Continue reading

Synchronizing Your Body Clocks May Help Shed Excess Weight and Prevent Insulin Resistance

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You have circadian clocks in virtually every organ of your bodies, including your fat cells, and you need regular sleeping and eating schedules to keep all of your

 Lack of sleep promotes metabolic dysfunction; losing as little as 30 minutes of sleep each night can Continue reading

Daylight Savings Time May Cost You Extra—Both in Terms of Money and Health

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Research suggests you never fully adjust your circadian rhythm to the hour shift associated with daylight savings time (DST)

Losing an hour of sleep may increase your risk for a heart attack over the following three days, due to the compromising effect sleep deprivation has on immune function, blood pressure, and C-reactive protein

Suggestions are given for mitigating the adverse effects of the time change, Continue reading

A High-Fiber Diet Helps Boost Weight Loss

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Many do not get enough fiber, which may be another key component for effective weight loss. Ideally, you’ll want to get around 30 grams of fiber per day

 Prediabetics who ate 30 grams of fiber per day lost 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

Magnesium Improves Metabolic Profile In Metabolically Obese, Normal-Weight Individuals

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Some normal weight individuals show obesity-related characteristics such as insulin resistance, elevated fasting blood sugar levels, high triglyceride levels, and high blood pressure. Although eating a high carbohydrate diet is linked to these findings, Continue reading

The Link Between Obesity and Cancer

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Obesity is a frequently overlooked factor that can contribute to an increased cancer risk. Less than 10 percent of Americans are aware of this link

The obesity epidemic is Continue reading

Lemon Rx: 12 Evidence-Based Reasons Why it is a Powerful Medicine

lemon_medicinal_propertiesYou know lemon, right? It is a tart, exciting, delicious and indispensable ingredient in recipes and beverages. But did you know that scientists have identified it is as a powerful medicine as well?

The most powerful healing substances on this planet are masquerading as foods, and this is all the more true for fruits.  Continue reading

Improving Your Sleep May Be Key for Preventing and Treating Metabolic Disorders

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According to recent research, poor sleep could have a significant bearing on metabolic disorders such as obesity, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes

The authors suggest that addressing your sleeping habits may be key for both the prevention and treatment Continue reading

Sugar and Your Brain: Is Alzheimer’s Disease Actually Type 3 Diabetes?

brain_insulin_alzheimers_type_3It starves your brain, tangles and twists vital cells, and for decades it has been misrepresented as an untreatable, genetically determined disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in North America1. The truth, however, is that this devastating illness shares a strong link with another sickness that wreaks havoc on millions of individuals in North America — Diabetes. Continue reading

Is Brown Rice Really Better than White Rice?

Is Brown Rice Really Better than White Rice? Researchers from Japan’s University of Tokushima Graduate School of Health Biosciences have proven what natural health proponents have been suggesting for decades: Brown rice is superior to white rice, Continue reading