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

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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

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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

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

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You 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? 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 Continue reading