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This Supplement the Key to Controlling Your Diabetes Symptoms?

This Supplement the Key to Controlling Your Diabetes SymptomsYou may have heard about glutamine before. This substance has previously been used by athletes and people who have been badly burned, have been hospitalized for chronic diseases, or have suffered from immune dysfunction.

Glutamine is a type of amino acid, a molecule that binds with other amino acids to make proteins.

Glutamine has many important functions throughout the human body. It is the most abundant amino acid, accounting for 30% of the human amino acid pool. Glutamine is used in large quantities to make proteins, repair damaged tissue, provide a fuel source to various … Read More

How That “Rotten Egg” Smell Is Good for Your Health

How That “Rotten Egg” Smell Is Good for Your HealthToday, I’m going to broach a subject that’s rather taboo but caught my attention this week when I was skimming through the most recent health news. For the most part, while it’s completely natural, we tend to shun it as “rude,” “immature,” or “embarrassing;” it really all depends on when it happens, the context, and whether you were the one who did it or not. What’s this topic I’m talking about that seems so inappropriate? Flatulence—or, more informally, farts.

I know, I know, it doesn’t seem like it’s a serious subject to bring up … Read More

How Those Few Extra Pounds Are Really Affecting Your Health

How Those Few Extra Pounds Are Really Affecting Your HealthObesity is a chronic disease that is destroying the health of Americans throughout the nation.

This is a disease that can begin rather slowly and insidiously, but like other chronic forms of disease, it can continue to worsen until there are significant health consequences and associated risks.

Do you regularly weigh yourself? Have you noticed that your weight has been steadily climbing?

Not that I am an advocate for weighing yourself, but it is a fast and accurate way to determine where you are headed as far as your body weight is concerned. If your … Read More

How You Can Lower Your Risk—and Even Prevent—Alzheimer’s

How You Can Lower Your Risk—and Even Prevent—Alzheimer’sTwo of my biggest fears associated with aging are Alzheimer’s and dementia; I’m sure many of you feel the same. I’ve always believed that there are still no guaranteed ways of preventing these diseases, and I had thought that, generally speaking, they were just part and parcel of getting older.

But some new research I came across in this area is challenging these contentions of mine. Turns out, one in three cases of Alzheimer’s may be preventable.

Much like obesity, heart disease, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes, doctors are saying Alzheimer’s can be prevented through … Read More

These Little Beans Pack a Big Health Punch

These Little Beans Pack a Big Health PunchBeans have long been a staple of diets in Mexico. Mexico is one of the largest exporters of the legume, and it turns out that Mexicans enjoy some of the lowest rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other degenerative diseases in the world.

The National School of Biological Science of the National Polytechnic Institute launched a study into the health benefits of beans, specifically the Jamapa variety of black beans, to evaluate the legume’s antioxidant and antihypertensive qualities. The proteins found in beans also remove heavy metals from the body.

The study found bioactive … Read More

Four Things You Need to Do to Live Longer

Four Things You Need to Do to Live LongerI think it is fair to suggest that most people want to live longer lives, so it only stands to reason that they’re interested in ways to do just that.

Unfortunately, there are also a great many folks who have paid extravagant amounts of money for the promise of anti-aging therapies, including lasting beauty, freedom from disease, and extended longevity.

I am here to tell you that you really don’t need to spend a great deal of money in order to significantly improve your chances of living a longer life. If you simply make a … Read More

Should You Replace Your Daily Apple with Persimmons?

Should You Replace Your Daily Apple with PersimmonsHave you heard the phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, according to a study from the American Chemical Society, there may be a different fruit that fends off your doctor even better than an apple—it may just be that a persimmon a day, not only keeps the doctor away, but it may also do more to reduce your risk of heart disease.

An international group of researchers did a comparison of the two fruits and found that persimmons contained higher levels of dietary fiber, minerals, and phenolic compounds. Persimmons contain everything … Read More

Why Taking a Day Off’s Essential to Good Health

Why Taking a Day Off’s Essential to Good HealthHere’s a newsflash for you: the world can function just fine without you. Now, it might not be able to run as smoothly for more than a week or so without your involvement, but don’t worry; if you want to take a day or even a week off, you deserve that time, and things will move forward.

Though it’s contrary to what many of us have been told over the years, rest is essential for your success, health, and mental well-being. It’s so easy to get caught up in all the stress, action, work, and … Read More

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