Important News if You Have a Beer Belly

Beer bellies are even more dangerous than we thought.

While it’s long been known that men with excess fat around their abdomens are at elevated risk of high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, and other problems, new evidence has emerged that links the common condition to osteoporosis. Continue reading

‘Wheat-Belly’ 101 – Five Clues that your Excess Weight Is Caused by Gluten

Wheat today is not what it used to be. It is more of a hybrid version of 19th century and earlier versions of wheat our ancestors relied on for their daily bread. The same is true for a few other grains.

Today’s wheat is Continue reading

Protect Your Heart

One simple change in your diet can make a remarkable change in your heart health: Eat more fiber. If you do nothing else to save your heart, by eating more fruits and vegetables high in fiber you can make a huge difference in reducing your risk of heart disease. It could save your life.

Heart Disease Rising

Heart disease takes a terrible toll on our health. Every four minutes, five Americans die of heart disease. And while, in recent years, deaths from heart disease have dropped, our appetite for processed foods, devoid of fiber and beneficial nutrients, are once again contributing to a rise in heart attacks and death from cardiovascular disease. “After four decades of declining deaths from heart disease, we are starting to lose the battle again,” warns Donald Lloyd-Jones, M.D., associate professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Continue reading