Standing Six Hours a Day Reduces Risk of Obesity by One-Third

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Chronic sitting actively promotes dozens of chronic diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes, even if you’re very fit and exercise regularly

Sitting is an independent risk factor for an early death, with a mortality rate similar to smoking

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Just One Teaspoon of This Spice Boosts Weight Loss by 50%

cuminCould a few shakes of this yellow powder dissolve stubborn weight and TRIPLE your loss of body fat?

The peppery spice cumin appeared in the Bible as a seasoning for soup and breads.  The seeds were paid to priests.  Continue reading

What Happens Inside Your Stomach When You Eat Instant Noodles?

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Researchers used a pill-sized camera to see what happens inside your stomach and digestive tract after you eat instant noodles

Even after two hours, the instant noodles were remarkably intact, Continue reading

Tangerine Compounds Protect Against Long List of Chronic Diseases

tangerine_health_benefitsAll oranges have amazing health benefits.  Tangerines are a particularly popular orange and a handy treat.  Research shows tangerines may also have potent health effects in a wide range of chronic conditions from obesity to cancer. 

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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

Surprising Health Hazards Associated with All-Fruit Diet

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  • Ashton Kutcher recently disclosed he suffered pancreatic problems brought on by following an all-fruit diet adopted in preparation to play the character of Steve Jobs in the upcoming film “Jobs.” Steve Jobs died of pancreatic cancer in 2011
  • Fruits are loaded with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Continue reading

Ancient Remedy Could Be the Answer for Diabetes

Here’s some health news about a tree native to India and the Philippines that could help people with diabetes. It’s called banaba, and it has been a folk remedy for hundreds of years.

A recent study conducted at the Suzuka University of Medical Science in Wei, Japan, has tracked down the compounds in banaba that are responsible for its glucose-lowering effects. Continue reading

Smelly Superstar Is First in Disease Prevention

Garlic is a superstar when it comes to protecting against disease — no doubt about it. How does garlic come to sit in the top spot when it comes to maintaining good health? Mostly because it is high in sulfur compounds. These compounds are potent extractors of toxic heavy chemicals in your body. They bind with chemicals so that they can be excreted, instead of taking hold in your organs and causing damage. These sulfur compounds are also effective at protecting against oxidation and free radicals. Garlic is also a natural antiseptic. Continue reading

Eat a lot of these to Protect Against Disease

Nuts are usually considered a healthy snack (provided they aren’t loaded with salt!) compared to something like potato chips, let’s say, they really deserve much more credit than that. Nuts are one of those foods that definitely deserve a special place when it comes to healing foods.

Nuts are nutrient dense, meaning they’re loaded with healthy fats, high-quality vegetable protein, fiber, minerals, tocopherols, phytosterols, and phenolic compounds. Continue reading

The Nutritious Food That Can Transform Your Health

If you’re worried about how many carbohydrates you eat, you’re worried about the wrong part of your diet. Don’t think about food in terms of carbs, focus instead on eating raw, whole foods. Fruits and vegetables offer the promise of optimal wellness. Their nutrients can spell the difference between enjoying great health or succumbing to chronic disease.

Complex Carbohydrates

To understand complex carbohydrates, think of long chains of the sugar molecules found in nearly all plant foods. The words starch, cellulose and lignin all refer to these long, relatively stiff chains of 300 to more than 1,000 sugar molecules (or even more) that are made by nature. A large amount of research has been performed trying to understand the effects that complex carbohydrate food has Continue reading

Coffee Consumption Reduces Fibrosis Risk in those with Fatty Liver Disease

Increased coffee intake significantly decreases risk in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis patients

Caffeine consumption has long been associated with decreased risk of liver disease and reduced fibrosis in patients with chronic liver disease. Now, newly published research confirms that coffee caffeine consumption reduces the risk of advanced fibrosis in those with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Findings published in the February issue of Hepatology, a journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, show that increased coffee intake, specifically among patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), decreases risk of hepatic fibrosis. Continue reading

Conquer Blood Sugar for Weight Loss and Better Health

If you ate too many sugary treats during the holidays, sugar cravings may still be dancing in your head. Those cravings often mean your blood sugar is out of balance, putting you at risk for weight gain and diabetes. Luckily, you can shrink your sweet obsession and trim your waistline with some easy, natural solutions that tame blood sugar.

Gone Tomorrow

The holidays have come and gone, and hopefully those of us who made New Year’s resolutions can bring them to fruition in 2012. For many of us, our goals are aimed at living healthier lives and becoming stronger, happier and more energetic. That often means cutting out the undesirable from our diets: excessive sugar, processed foods and trans fats. But with the holiday festivities just over, Continue reading

Researchers Find Disease-Causing Fat Cells

UC Davis Health System researchers have discovered biological indicators that help explain why some obese people develop chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and others do not.
The researchers took a novel approach of looking specifically at the body fat of people with metabolic syndrome — a condition characterized by increased blood pressure, high-fasting blood-sugar levels, excess abdominal fat and abnormal cholesterol levels. They found the fat cells released biomarkers associated with insulin resistance and chronic inflammation, conditions often leading to diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

“Our study shows that not all obesity is the same and some body fat may actually be toxic,” Continue reading

Diet Soft Drinks Wreck havoc on Your Health

“Give me a bacon double cheeseburger, large fries and a diet soda,” A psychologist friend ordered during a lunch meeting. “You know,” she continued with a wink, “to reverse the calories!” I “Oh, come on!” she said in response to our look. “You know you’ve been guilty of ordering the same.”

What is most upsetting is that because of “common knowledge,” people think they save their health by choosing diet soft drinks. Their ignorance isn’t their fault, because the misconception that diet soda represents a calorie-free healthy beverage has been widely disseminated. Advertising and common sense promise that zero calories equals zero effect on your weight and health. Medical doctors have stated repeatedly that the body treats diet sodas as water because they have no calories, so go ahead and drink them to lose weight or at least not add unwanted pounds by drinking calories.

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Lower Disease-Promoting Triglycerides when Using Vitamin E Tocotrienols

Extensive Big Pharma propaganda has most allopathic physicians and their patients focused on blood cholesterol levels as a critical factor in cardiovascular disease development, as this is a number they can easily manipulate with dangerous statin drugs. Extensive scientific research points to increased levels of blood fat triglycerides as a primary cause of heart disease, cognitive decline, dementia and metabolic syndrome leading to diabetes. Researchers reporting in the Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis found that the full spectrum of vitamin E tocotrienols supplemented for 30 days decreased artery-clogging triglycerides by 28%. Vitamin E tocotrienol supplementation along with carbohydrate restriction  Continue reading