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Mediterranean Diet Can Cure Metabolic Disease

Mediterranean Diet and Metabolic SyndromeAlmost 25% of the global population is affected by metabolic syndrome. Here in America, that number jumps to almost 34%. Current treatment for this condition tends to center around band-aid solutions. Things like “Lipitor,” insulin, and other medications work to keep the body functioning, so people don’t have to focus on lifestyle changes.

Metabolic syndrome is a condition that arises when an individual has three or more of the following factors:

  • Large waist circumference
  • High blood pressure
  • Low HDL cholesterol
  • High levels of triglycerides
  • High blood sugar levels

All of these factors can increase … Read More

Can Halloween Candy Protect Your Memory?

Antioxidant in Chocolate Can Save MemoryIt’s Halloween and that means one thing: you’re probably going to eat some chocolate. I know I will; I absolutely love the stuff! And while we all worry about dentist bills (just remember to brush) and excess calories, here’s some good news: chocolate (in moderation) might be doing you some good.

You’ve probably heard of flavanols—an antioxidant found in high amounts in cocoa beans—and some of the benefits they offer. For example, there is an indication that flavanols can lower blood pressure and may help prevent heart attacks and stroke. And more recently, a … Read More

Grapefruit Puts the Brakes on Weight Gain

Grapefruit and Weight LossIt’s hard to definitively characterize any particular food as being good for weight loss. Weight loss and weight management are typically the result of a diet including a multitude of items that act in unison to create positive metabolic responses. That said, it doesn’t stop reporters and others from highlighting fad diets and foods championed as weight loss “secrets.”

Most of the time I avoid attributing weight loss principles and benefits to one specific food, but it appears there is some truth to the rumors about grapefruit. The large citrus fruit is repeatedly found to … Read More

Naturally Fight the Effects of Aging from the Inside Out

Aging Naturally vs. Cosmetic SurgeryI thought Halloween came early when I saw Renee Zellweger on the red carpet last week. Honestly, I’ve never been a big fan or followed her closely, but I certainly can recognize her face…or at least I thought I could.

Cosmetic plastic surgery isn’t something I typically support. I change my tune when it’s required to help repair a medical condition, but when it’s purely for aesthetics or a fear of aging, I’m not so supportive of the idea. I find it unnecessary. Everybody ages and it’s a process that I believe should be embraced.… Read More

Is the Mind Stronger Than Medicine?

Mind Influence the Healing ProcessThere always seems to be a time of year when people get sick. You arrive at the doctor’s office with a perceived sickness, and your doctor informs you, “It’s all in your head.” A few days later, you get sick, return to the doctor, and finally get the medicine that will make everything all better.

What if I told you that your medicine, even the natural remedies, may not be as important as you think? Could there be something more powerful than your go-to painkillers, or even your “it tastes awful, but it works” … Read More

New Study: Sunlight Exposure Key Fending Off Weight Gain, Diabetes?

Sunlight, Weight Loss, and DiabetesWeight loss and diabetes are hot topics these days. About 35% of Americans are obese and even more are overweight—and type 2 diabetes comes part and parcel with excess fat. I’d say it’s an epidemic more troublesome and threatening to Americans than Ebola.

Doctors and researchers are working hard trying to find any possible options to reduce weight gain and slow diabetes. And honestly, some of the stuff they’re coming up with can be a bit of a stretch.

For example, the other day I read some results from a lab test on mice … Read More

The Food That’s Making Your Life Shorter

Processed Meats and Life ExpectancyThere are a number of excuses people have for illness. Some may claim it’s genetic, others say it’s the fault of the food companies, and conspiracy theorists contend the government’s putting something in the water. But as you’re likely aware, what you eat can have a real impact on how long, and in what condition, you survive.

There are always new culprits named as killers. It’s been fat, then saturated fat. Next, trans fat came along. Now, and most accurately, it’s sugars and processed foods. Yes, diets high in saturated fats aren’t particularly healthy, but … Read More

Could This Herb Cure Epilepsy?

Natural Cure for EpilepsyPeople with epilepsy definitely don’t have it easy. They experience frequent and unprovoked seizures from an electrical overload in the brain, as well as blackouts and other neurological issues. Epilepsy is a brain disorder that can develop from other conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, strokes, and alcoholism. It is a condition that affects approximately two million Americans of many different ages—from children to older adults. Epilepsy can also cause sudden unexpected death in some causes.

Make no mistake—epilepsy is serious. November is an important month to raise awareness about this tragic disorder. … Read More