The Simple Eating Hack That Could Prevent Most Diseases Including Blindness

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  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the U.S., is said to be a disease associated with aging but Dr. Chris Knobbe believes it’s mostly related to diet
  • Nine years of extensive research and investigation has led Knobbe to conclude that AMD is driven by nutrient deficiencies and toxicity, caused by processed foods
  • In 1900, the top four causes of death were infectious in nature; by 2010, this had all changed, with chronic diseases replacing infectious diseases as the top killers
  • The four primary components that make up processed foods that are, in turn, contributing to chronic diseases like AMD are sugar, industrially processed seed oils, refined flour and trans fats; industrially processed seed oils are clearly the worst offender
  • According to Knobbe, there were only 50 cases of AMD described across the globe between 1851 and 1930; this skyrocketed to an estimated 196 million cases in 2020
  • Knobbe believes that by following an ancestral diet, rich in grass fed meat and poultry, pastured dairy, wild-caught fish, vegetables, nuts and seeds, the majority of AMD cases would disappear

 

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Could This Be the Answer to AFib, NAFLD and Other Diseases?

  • CoQ10 is the third-most consumed supplement, after fish oil and multivitamins
  • CoQ10 keeps your mitochondria healthy and plays a crucial role in the production of ATP, the cellular energy required to keep you alive
  • CoQ10 deficiencies have been linked to many health problems, including migraines, heart disease and cancer
  • Conversely, supplementing with CoQ10, or the natural form called ubiquinol, may help improve several chronic health conditions such as AFib, NAFLD and heart failure

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Metabolic Inflexibility Is Key Risk Factor for COVID-19

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  • While SARS-CoV-2 is a rampant virus that can cause severe problems in vulnerable individuals, the real pandemic — the underlying cause that makes people susceptible to complications from the infection in the first place — is poor metabolic health
  • Aside from old age, obesity has been identified as one of the primary risk factors for being hospitalized with COVID-19 — doubling the risk of hospitalization in patients under the age of 60 in one study
  • One hypothesis for why obesity is worsening COVID-19 has to do with the fact that obesity causes chronic inflammation. Having more proinflammatory cytokines in circulation increases your risk of experiencing a cytokine storm
  • Insulin resistance is another top risk factor for COVID-19 that worsens outcomes and increases your risk of death
  • There are five primary parameters of metabolic health: waist circumference, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and triglyceride and HDL levels. Having three or more abnormal parameters is indicative of metabolic syndrome

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The Real Pandemic Is Insulin Resistance

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  • After old age, obesity appears to be the most prominent risk factor for being hospitalized with COVID-19, doubling the risk of hospitalization in patients under the age of 60
  • Most COVID-19 patients have more than one underlying health issue. A study looking at 5,700 New York City patients found 88% had more than one comorbidity. Only 6.3% had just one underlying health condition and 6.1% had none
  • Obesity also makes you more vulnerable to infectious diseases by lowering your immune function
  • Elevated blood glucose levels appear to play a significant role in viral replication and the development of cytokine storms. The real pandemic here appears to be dysregulated glucose metabolism; in other words, insulin resistance
  • Amassing data suggest that even when in close, crowded quarters, the infection rate is rather low, and fit, healthy individuals are more likely to be asymptomatic than not when testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 infection

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Soybean Oil Linked to Genetic and Neurological Damage

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  • Whether partially hydrogenated, organic or genetically modified to be low in linoleic acid, soybean oil can cause dysfunction at a cellular level
  • Recent research warns soybean oil can cause neurological and metabolic changes associated with autism, Alzheimer’s, anxiety, depression, obesity, insulin resistance, Type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease
  • The animal study compared the health effects of diets high in conventional soybean oil, GE soybean oil low in linoleic acid and coconut oil. Both types of soybean oil had pronounced effects on the brain
  • The soybean diets caused dysfunction in about 100 different genes in the hypothalamus, including one that is responsible for producing oxytocin, which has beneficial effects on your heart
  • Potential health hazards of soybean oil include the harmful health effects of unfermented soy, the potential hazards of GE soy, the harm associated with glyphosate-contaminated food, and high amounts of processed omega-6 skewing your omega-3 to omega-6 ratio

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Important Reasons to Optimize Your Vitamin K2

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

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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 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 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) 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 Continue reading

Foods and Other Lifestyle Factors That Will Shorten Your Lifespan

A 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

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

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