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The Effect of Different Oils on Endothelial Function

The Effect of Different Oils on Endothelial Function

Is there a "HEALTHY" oil? We've heard the term used so often that most of us believe there is such a thing. But which is it? Some tout olive oil because of its ancient Mediterranean roots. Others point to the long tradition of using soy products in Asia to prove the benefit of soybean oil....

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Lacto-Fermented Foods Linked to Esophageal Cancer

Lacto-Fermented Foods Linked to Esophageal Cancer

Did our ancestors have wisdom that we can recover to help us with our modern health problems? Both the Weston A. Price Foundation and the promoters of Paleolithic diets claim this is the case. They suggest that the deficit of lacto-fermented foods in the modern Western diet deprives us of beneficial gut bacteria thus making...

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Western Diets Promote Alzheimer’s Disease

Old Man With Damaged Brain

The number of Americans who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease is increasing at an alarming rate. Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develop Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. This neurodegenerative disease destroys...

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High Cholesterol Increases Tendon Pain

Elbow Anatomy

According to a review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, those with abnormal tendon structure or tendon pain have higher total cholesterol levels, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides as well as lower HDL cholesterol. Seventeen studies were reviewed that involved 2,612 participants. As reported by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, "Those who experienced more...

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WHO States Red/Processed Meat Linked to Cancer

Say No to Processed Meats

Once again the media outlets have been "rocked" by news on nutrition: the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that processed meat and red meat consumption are associated with cancer. In a press release dated October 26, 2015, the WHO stated that a group of 22 experts from ten countries reviewed the scientific literature and classified...

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Suppress Cancer Cells With Onions and Garlic!

Suppress Cancer Cells With Onions and Garlic!

Do you frequently eat foods from the Allium family? This group includes onions, garlic, leeks, shallots, scallions, and green onions. If not, you may want to start including these foods as much as possible. Eating foods from the Allium family has shown to reduce the risk of many types of cancer, according to several medical studies....

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Earlier Bedtimes = Trimmer Bodies!

Earlier Bedtimes = Trimmer Bodies!

A recent study published October, 2015, in the journal Sleep found that bedtime for teens is an important component in weight management. Researchers followed over 3,300 adolescents from 1994 to 2009 to determine the effect of bedtime on body mass index (BMI). Researchers concluded that between adolescence and adulthood, going to bed later during the workweek was...

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Testosterone Therapy = Risk of Heart Disease

Testosterone Therapy = Risk of Heart Disease

It seems that in every city drivers see billboards advertising testosterone therapy to "improve" men's well-being. This therapy promises to treat declining strength, endurance, muscle mass, and libido--among other symptoms. For many middle-aged men, testosterone therapy may appear to be an easy way to recapture the youthful physique and vitality they once enjoyed. Too Good...

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Do Cruciferous Veggies Impair Thyroid Function?

Thyroid Gland Diagrams

Cruciferous vegetables are known to be protective against thyroid cancer, as well as against breast, prostate, colorectal, bladder, and lung cancer. This beneficial effect of cruciferous vegetables is due to compounds called glucosinolates which the body metabolizes into isothiocyanates (ITCs). Based on animal studies though, some have theorized that cruciferous vegetables might interfere with thyroid...

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Are Omega-3 Supplements Necessary?

Fish Oil Supplements With Dead Fish

“Contrary to popular belief, we didn’t see any benefit of omega-3 supplements for stopping cognitive decline,” said Emily Chew, M.D., who led a clinical trial involving over 4000 patients. Published in 2015, the results of the 5-year study were in line with several other studies which show no benefit to taking supplemental omega-3. Neal Barnard, M.D.,...

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Protect Your Prostate from Cancer

Prostate Cancer Cells

Prostate Cancer is Very Common Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men. The Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine reports that "Prostate cancer is the fourth most common malignancy among men worldwide, with an estimated 400,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Epidemiologic evidence strongly suggests that dietary factors play a major role in prostate...

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Can Type 2 Diabetes be Prevented?

Can Type 2 Diabetes be Prevented?

The number of people with diabetes has doubled in just ten years. It's predicted that by 2050, one in three people in the U.S. will have diabetes. This serious degenerative disease is the leading cause of adult-onset blindness, kidney failure, and surgical amputations. Developing type 2 diabetes is a gradual process; most individuals progress through a...

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