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

Do Cholesterol Drugs Have Men By Their Gonads?

Cholesterol-lowering agents in the statin drug class have long been linked with erectile dysfunction and low testosterone — effects that compromise more than just a man’s general sense of well-being and physical health, but his ego as well. Continue reading

Solving the One Cause of All Your Health Problems

So many health problems are tied to high levels of blood sugar. It contributes to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, brain function, and other issues that can be uncomfortable and life-threatening.

The best way to control blood sugar is by dieting and eating nutritious foods rich in healthy fats, low in bad cholesterol, and low in refined sugar. Foods high in refined sugar, for example, Continue reading

How to Tell if You’re Eating Too Much

Achieving a manageable weight is something nearly all of us desire. However, only a small percentage of the population actually strives to improve their health. Nearly 159 million Americans are overweight, and 75 million of them are obese.

As we mentioned last time, these weight conditions result in numerous health problems that can be fatal.

The first step to weight loss and a healthier life is to know how many calories Continue reading

Four Common Health Problems Solved by This Super Food

In the annals of food cures, one whole grain rises to the top of the pile. Its name is quinoa, and here are four reasons why it is considered a “super food.”

1. Quinoa vs. Heart Disease

Eating quinoa five or six times a week is an excellent way for Continue reading

Clear the Mystery over Gluten Misery

Lingering, troubling health problems often stem from gluten. Gluten reactions can include digestive symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea; peripheral neuropathy (numbness or tingling in the extremities); mental and emotional imbalances; or autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and psoriasis. But your misery doesn’t have to remain a mystery: If a gluten-free diet improves your health or a lab test is positive, you can declare gluten the source of your difficulties. Continue reading

Maximize Minerals to Minimize Health Problems

By now, almost everyone interested in optimal health knows that fruits and vegetables are crucial for preserving wellness. Often overlooked; the minerals in these foods are vital ingredients for helping the body reduce its acidity and avoid chronic disease. Continue reading

What Is Fructose and Why Is it in Everything?

We all know fructose is some type of sweetener, we see it listed on so many food labels: ketchup, soft-drinks, energy drinks, cereals, cookies, breads, crackers, ice creams, canned soups, and more. And most of us think fructose has something to do with fruits. So in some way it’s okay; it’s just some sweetener thing derived from natural fruit sugar.

But it’s not. Well it’s half true. Fructose is one of the main sugars from fruits, the others being sucrose and glucose, so that’s true. But the fructose found in processed foods is an entirely different story.

Food manufacturers and producers are sweetening our food with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) which does not come from fruits at all. It comes from a highly processed blend derived from corn, which many times can be genetically modified.

Too much HFCS in the diet means extra  Continue reading