Diet Disease Healthy Foods 

Does Saturated Fat Cause Diabetes?

The University of California Davis Integrative Medicine center works to prevent chronic disease by educating patients about how to make positive changes in lifestyle habits. They address nutrition, exercise, stress management and smoking cessation, but their primary emphasis is nutrition and plant-based diets. They focus on preventing, halting, or reversing lifestyle diseases such obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Under the founding director, Dr. Rosane Oliveira, Integrative Medicine has produced The Ultimate Guide to Saturated Fats. With regard to type 2 diabetes, the guide states: Once we control…

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Diet Exercise 

7 Surprising Foods that Support Muscle Growth and Definition

As you already know, if you want to grow muscle and increase definition, you must exercise. But exercise is no substitute for a poor diet. For muscle definition, you must lose body fat so the muscles are visible. Most bodybuilders will tell you you have to consume a lot of protein and carbs if you want to build muscle, because carbohydrates fuel muscles and protein increases muscle mass. However, experts now say it is not that simple. An intriguing new finding is that your body has a mechanism by which…

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Diet Health Studies 

Scientists Say Obesity May be a Brain Disorder

A recent study conducted by Macquarie University indicates that obesity may actually be a disorder of the brain, characterized by a progressive deterioration of cognitive processes that impact eating behaviors. The study shows that memory inhibition, which is the helpful ability to “block out” memories that no longer serve us (and which originates in the hippocampus), is liked to overeating. When our brains are functioning properly, our food-related memories should be prominent when we are hungry then recede when we are full. That way, thoughts of food disappear when eating…

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Diet Digestion Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

Healthy Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is popular for use in food preparation, but it also has a number of health benefits. It is rich in bioactive components like acetic acid, gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, caffeic acid and others, making it an potent antioxidant and antimicrobial agent. Natural health experts recommend you use vinegar that contains “the mother,” a cobweb-like amino acid-based substance present in unprocessed, unfiltered vinegar. Here are some of the most popular health uses for apple cider vinegar: • Diabetes  Vinegar is considered anti-glycemic and has a beneficial effect…

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Why Hispanics Live Longer

Population demographics show that Hispanics in the United States are living on average two years longer than Anglo whites, and and more than seven years longer than blacks.The Chicago Tribune reports: A Hispanic born in 2006 could expect to live about 80 years and seven months, the government estimates. Life expectancy for a white is about 78, and for a black, just shy of 73 years. Some demographers are calling this the “Hispanic paradox,” unexpected longevity in a population many of whose members are poor and relatively uneducated. One theory…

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Diet Exercise Wellness 

What Is Intermittent Fasting and What Can It Do for You?

The most challenging aspect of losing weight is maintaining your commitment over time. It’s easy to get started, but much harder to stick to your diet when hunger raises its head. Eating right and exercise are recognized as key elements, but for some people, they are not enough to achieve success. If you are having trouble reaching your weight loss goals even with a healthy diet and exercise, don’t resort to dangerous supplements or other weight loss fads. Even if you achieve short-term results, the weight is likely to return.…

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Read This and You’ll Never Eat at McDonald’s Again

Next time you drive toward those Golden Arches, think about this: McDonald’s has one of the worst reputations of any fast food restaurants. There are numerous reasons, but in this article, we’re going to look at the inclusion in their recipes of ten very unappetizing ingredients. Here they are: 1. Ammonium Sulfate Ammonium sulfate is an inorganic salt, most often used in fertilizer. It also used in flame retardant and in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. It causes hormone disruption. 2. Silicone Oil Silicone oil is used in making contact lenses,…

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Diet Healthy Foods Wellness 

The Forgotten Mineral

One nutrient that gets little attention is sulfur. It is sometimes referred to as the “forgotten” mineral. Despite the fact sulfur is present in many foods, many people are deficient. Sulfur is important in healing; when you are deficient you may experience pain and inflammation in muscles and bones. It is important in metabolism; sulfur is contained in insulin, which supports the utilization in the body of sugar from carbohydrates. Ninety-nine percent of the mass of the human body is comprised of six chemical elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and…

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Diet Healthy Foods Supplements Wellness 

Common Nutritional Deficiences: The Next 6

In our last article, we explained there are eleven common nutritional deficiencies among Americans, and we examined the top five. Even those of us who eat healthy may be vulnerable to deficiencies because of depleted soil, when our food was picked and how long it was stored, and even our own individual biological processes. Here is a look at the next 6 most common deficiencies:

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Diet Wellness 

Could Your Diet be Making You Depressed?

After decades of depression, Jodi Corbitt, a 47-year-old mother from Catonsville, Maryland, believed she would always have to take antidepressant medication to function. Then, in 2010, she decided to lose some weight. She stopped eating gluten, and within a month her life had changed. She says, It was like a veil lifted and I could see life more clearly. It changed everything. Corbitt had accidentally come across a phenomenon that scientists are just beginning to study: the idea food can impact the mind in the same powerful way it impacts…

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