Heart of the Matter Documentary

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  • The most significant risk factors of cardiovascular disease are insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and chronic inflammation
  • The documentary “Heart of the Matter” exposes the saturated fat/cholesterol myths behind the statin fad and the financial links which lurk beneath
  • The research by physiologist Ancel Benjamin Keys establishing the saturated fat/cholesterol theory omitted results from 16 countries
  • Replacing saturated fats with double-bonded transfats is a health risk
  • Polyunsaturated, omega 6 fats oxidize and become rancid, causing inflammation
  • The worldwide success of dangerous and ineffective statins rests on poor science

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Does Coffee Dehydrate You?

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  • What may have begun as a rumor, science has disproved. Drinking even a moderate amount of coffee each day will not lead to dehydration; in fact, habitual male drinkers may enjoy the same hydration from coffee as they do from water
  • While coffee is not dehydrating, it may help to know other beverages offer greater hydration benefits when they take longer to absorb through the stomach, such as pasture raised, organically grown raw milk and organic coconut water
  • Drinking coffee also stimulates your metabolism, reduces your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, stroke, cardiovascular disease and premature death. One meta-analysis also found athletes benefited from improved performance and reduced post-workout soreness
  • Dark roast coffee beans have some of the best health benefits related to their high levels of antioxidants and low level of acrylamide. It is also crucial to choose organically or biodynamically grown coffee beans to reduce your exposure to glyphosate and other chemical residues

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Discover DHEA’s Possible Uses and Benefits

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  • DHEA is a hormone mainly produced in the adrenal cortex, but which also can be synthesized in the brain and testes, albeit in smaller amounts
  • DHEA production peaks during early adulthood, between 20 and 30 years old. As you get older, however, your body’s DHEA levels steadily decline
  • Although DHEA supplementation does show some promise in improving certain aspects of your well-being, it can unfortunately pave the way for complications

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Chlorophyll: How to Get This Valuable Nutrient From Foods

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  • Chlorophyll is a pigment that absorbs sunlight to help plants to make their own food, as well as give them their green color
  • Chlorophyll is generally known for its ability to help increase the production of red blood cells
  • According to the Journal of Food Science, dietary chlorophyll contains antioxidant and antimutagenic properties that may benefit your health by fighting free radicals throughout your body

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Artificially Sweetened Drinks Can Lead to an Early Grave

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  • In a recent study analyzing data from 451,743 people from 10 countries over 20 years, researchers found that those who drank artificially sweetened drinks suffered a higher all-cause mortality — specifically from circulatory disease — while those drinking sugar sweetened drinks had a higher risk of death from digestive disease
  • These associations remained constant, even when the researchers removed confounding factors such as higher body mass index, smoking and other mortality risks
  • One of the most commonly used artificial sweeteners is aspartame,  which is associated with increased risk of obesity,as it appears to encourage sugar cravings and does not activate the brain’s reward pathway in the same way natural sweeteners do. Research also links aspartame with neurobehavioral symptoms such as insomnia, depression, headaches and seizures
  • Alterations in gut bacteria by artificial sweeteners may contribute to weight gain and insulin resistance. The American Beverage Association is pushing back as the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association call for federal and state policy changes to protect children and adolescents from marketing targeted at them

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Increase your longevity with monk fruit

Monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii), also known as luo han guo, is a small, green, round fruit native to China. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine for various healing purposes, and researchers continue to explore the potential health benefits associated with this fruit. In a study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, researchers found that monk fruit can improve stem cell function, leading to a slower aging process. Continue reading

Study Reveals It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

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  • Research shows untrained individuals in their 70s and 80s have the same capacity to build muscle as lifelong athletes of the same age, proving it’s never too late to get fitter 
  • Without resistance training, your muscles will atrophy and lose mass. Sarcopenia (age-related loss of muscle mass) affects 10% to 25% of seniors under the age of 70 and up to half of those over the age of 80
  • If you do nothing to prevent sarcopenia, you can expect to lose about 15% of your muscle mass between your 30s and your 80s
  • Other benefits of resistance training include improved walking ability and ability to perform daily tasks, relief from joint pain, improved blood sugar control, improved brain health and slowed brain aging
  • Blood flow restriction training may be an ideal muscle-strengthening strategy for most people, but especially for the elderly and the untrained, as it requires just a fraction of the weight you’d typically use in conventional resistance training

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Who says bedtime snacks are bad? Here are some late-night snack options for people with diabetes

Late-night snacking is usually frowned upon if you’re aiming to lose weight. But if you have diabetes, having a high-protein, low-fat snack before you go to bed may help stabilize your blood sugar levels overnight. Continue reading

Type Two Diabetes is Reversible

 

Type two diabetes is curable if you ignore your doctor’s advice. Diabetes is not the hopeless disease that most doctors would have us believe it is though it is a long losing battle if you walk the trail western medicine wants you to travel. Continue reading

Should you exercise if you have high blood pressure?

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  • Exercise is one form of treatment to reduce high blood pressure and help prevent it from developing; inactivity is a risk factor for it. If you are inactive and have heart disease or another medical condition, check with your health care professional before starting a new exercise program
  • Blood pressure is the measurement of the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries. Primary, or essential, high blood pressure has no underlying cause, while secondary high blood pressure is related to another health condition
  • African-Americans are most vulnerable to high blood pressure; a study with 1,311 African-American participants found moderate to vigorous activity may help reduce the risk of high blood pressure in men and women in this population
  • One study found the combination of endurance and dynamic resistance training most effective in reducing systolic blood pressure. While exercise protects your heart, it is vital that you stop if you feel weak, dizzy or lightheaded, or experience pressure or pain in your chest, neck, arm, jaw or shoulder

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This Coconut Oil Hack Can Reduce White Rice Calories 50-60%

The excessive consumption of white rice can contribute to overweight, obesity and blood sugar disorders. Exciting research indicates adding coconut oil while cooking it can dramatically and positively alter its nutritional structure and function. Continue reading

Breast-milk: The gift that keeps on giving…

Adding to the wealth of evidence that prove the benefits of beast milk, a new study finds that breastfeeding could lower the risk of eczema in children by half, as reported by the Science Daily. Continue reading

Top 5 Best Exercises to Lose Belly Fat

Who doesn’t want flat abs? People desperate to lose weight will willingly starve themselves, take expensive supplements or do the latest fad diet that promises to give them that flawless figure in 30 days. Thankfully, belly fat is metabolically active and easier to lose. However, if proper nutrition is not observed Continue reading

What Kind of Rice Is Best?

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There are more than 40,000 types of rice, including white, brown, black, and wild varieties. Each has its own nutritional profile, benefits, and points that invite discussion relating to how they’re grown, processed, and prepared Continue reading

Can a Handful of Walnuts Keep the Doctor Away?

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Adding walnuts to your daily diet may lead to a significant boost in overall diet quality

Eating just one ounce of walnuts a day may decrease cardiovascular risk Continue reading