The Metabolic Power of Pleasure

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“Losing weight by limiting pleasure is like trying to stop smoking by not breathing.” ~Marc David

Vitamin P – Pleasure – is a vital element that makes our meals nutritionally complete and makes life worth living. Like all organisms on the planet, we humans are genetically programmed to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Continue reading

The Antioxidants That Could Prevent a Heart Attack

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The most food cures exist in the produce aisle of your grocery store, or the baskets at your local farmer’s market. The fact that fruits and vegetables are very good for you is obviously not news. But a new study should attract attention of everyone, especially those at higher risk of heart problems. It found that keeping a diet rich in plant- based antioxidants could protect you from a heart attack. Continue reading

For Better Muscles: Eat Spinach, Skip the Mouthwash

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Mitochondria, tiny cell structures that power our muscles, can develop leaks that hurt muscle performance. Research shows, however, that substances found in spinach can stop these leaks and make mitochondria mightier. But to get the full effect, you may have to ditch your mouthwash. Strong mouthwashes kill off the oral bacteria that enable the body to put spinach’s Continue reading

Hardening of the Arteries Link Discovered

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Research tells us that environmental toxins are probably not good for us. Unfortunately, this does not stop the widespread use of chemicals such as pesticides and PCBs. There is very little positive press about toxins used in the manufacturing and agricultural industries when it comes to human health. Now researchers are dealing toxins yet another blow: in the latest health news out of Uppsala University in Sweden, environmental toxins may be linked to atherosclerosis. Continue reading