Ketogenic Diet: A New Fad Or Forgotten Cure?

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Have you heard of the “KETO” Diet (another name for a ketogenic diet)? Some people swear it saved their life and made them feel better, others claim it increased their cholesterol so much, that their cardiologist almost had a heart attack. The classic Ketogenic Diet is composed primarily of fat (80-90%), with the remainder filled […]

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Is Our Modern Diet Linked To Cancer?

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More bad news about our addiction to “fast food”. Another study points to a link between increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods and proportional rise in cancer risk. The recently published study followed 105,000 middle aged individuals from Europe, New Zealand, North and South America for an average of 5 years and found that for every

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Fried and Browned Food Puts Us At An Increased Risk For Cancer

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British scientists warn us: “Bread, chips and potatoes should be cooked to a golden yellow color, rather than brown, to reduce our intake of a chemical which could cause cancer. A dangerous substance, known as acrylamide, is produced when starchy foods are roasted, fried or grilled for too long at high temperatures. The same substance

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Health Benefits of Zinc

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Zinc is an essential mineral required by the body for: maintaining a strong immune system building proteins, muscles, bones facilitating the function of enzymes and hormones controlling insulin activity and promoting conversion of thyroid hormones to their active form maintaining a sense of smell and appetite keeping our DNA healthy supporting fertility improving cardiovascular health

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Link Between Obesity and Cancer

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This is an update to a previous blog, based on the latest published research. For many years, you’ve heard and read that being overweight or obese is not just a cosmetic problem. These conditions greatly raise your risk for multiple health problems. Of course everybody knows about the increased risk for: heart disease, including heart

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Benefits Of High Intensity Exercise

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I’m sure you’ve heard multiple recommendations on what type of exercise provides more health benefits. Recently published data showed that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity resulted in: improved insulin resistance greater weight loss smaller waist circumference better fasting insulin lower 2-hour glucose decrease in triglycerides improvement in C-reactive protein (CRP), which serves as a cardiovascular risk factor

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Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ 10)

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I am sure you’ve heard CoQ10 mentioned in conversations and online, especially if you are taking statins to lower your cholesterol. So what is it? CoQ10, is an enzyme and antioxidant found in cells of animals, plants, and bacteria that supports cellular function. CoQ10 is utilized in many different ways, particularly in that it helps

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Danger Of The Purple Pill (Update)

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Not a week goes by without hearing the latest bad news about Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI). When they were introduced in the 80s to treat stomach ulcers, people felt they were god send, relief was finally here: ulcers were healing fast, and we could eat everything without any sense of guilt, and no heartburn! But

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The Benefits Of Legumes

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Legume is basically a family of vegetables or plants that feature a pod with seeds inside it. There are many types: adzuki beans, black beans, black-eyed peas, broad beans (fava beans), calico beans, cannellini beans, garbanzo beans (also called chickpeas), kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, mung beans, navy beans, peanuts, peas, pinto beans, soybeans (also

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Can Stress Contribute To Cancer Risk And Progression?

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There is more and more data that points to a prominent role of chronic stress in cancer growth and spread. The influence of psycho-social factors on the development and progression of cancer has been a longstanding hypothesis. In fact, epidemiological and clinical studies over the past 30 years have provided strong evidence for links between

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