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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Healthy Foods Weight Loss 

4 Secrets to Easy, Consistent Weight Loss

In a recent article in WiseMindHealthyBody.com, author and weight-loss expert Liz Swann Miller revealed her secrets to easy and consistent weight loss. Miller is the creator of the Red Detox Smoothie, and she is a proponent of healthy, whole foods. Here are her top three secrets: Secret #1: Enjoy real food. Do not accept the false believe you must deprive yourself in order to lose weight. Secret #2: Stop eating out. You will be surprised how much less you eat, and how that will support your weight loss. Secret #3:…

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Healthy Foods Supplements Wellness 

9 Foods High in Vitamin D

Scientists say half the world’s population may not get sufficient sunlight, and four out of ten Americans are deficient in vitamin D. Today, more than any time in the past, people spend most of their time indoors. They also wear sunblock, and they eat the “standard American diet,” which is low in this vitamin. The Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for vitamin D is 400 IU per day from foods. However, many health organizations suggest 600 IU. If you do not get much sun, that amount should probably be 1,000 IU…

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Exercise Health Studies Healthy Foods Natural Remedies 

Knock Out Depression Without Dangerous Drugs

Every person on earth has probably experienced depression, at one time or another. But for approximately one out of four women, and one of eight men, depression is an ongoing problem. It comes in many shapes, triggered by a different life events and situations. Before you turn to potentially dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, you may want to consider some natural approaches. Summer is winding down, and in the next few months the days will be getting shorter. For many people, lack of sunlight and time out-of-doors result in SAD, seasonal affective…

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Healthy Foods 

4 Foods That Actually Stress You Out

Stress is part of the human condition. Mediation and healthy exercise are good ways to deal with stress, but you may also want to pay attention to your diet. Plan to avoid those foods that actually feed the release of more stress hormones. Stress stimulates the release of adrenaline and cortisol, which alert your body to restock energy supplies – whether you need to or not. That signal causes you to feel hungry, to eat more frequently and in greater quantities. Additionally, cortisol encourages fat storage. Under stress, you may…

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Exercise Healthy Foods 

Olympic Runner Alexi Pappas Shares her Training Regimen

Alexi Pappas did not medal in the Rio Olympics, but she did set a new record in her event, the 10,000 meter race.  She soared through the 6.2 mile course in 31:36:16, the best time in Greek history. The 26-year-old runner, who holds dual American/Greek citizenship, competed in college in Oregon. To maximize her chances of being able to complete in the Games, she qualified for the Greek Olympic Team. This runner is not just an athlete. She is also a filmmaker, an actress and a poet. She appears in…

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Healthy Foods 

The Case for Oil Pulling

You may have heard of oil pulling, an ancient Ayurvedic practice that is gaining popularlity in the western world. It can be a powerful tool to improve oral health, especially when combined with the antimicrobial properties of coconut oil. Because coconut oil is high in lauric acid, it fights a wide range of pathogens, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa. Simultaneously, it promotes the homeostasis of the oral microbiome, ensuring you don’t kill the good microbes. It is believed that oil pulling improves your oral and physical health by lowering…

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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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Diet Health Studies Healthy Foods 

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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Health Studies Healthy Foods Weight Loss 

9 Health Benefits of Coconut Milk

Coconut milk is so creamy and sweet you might imagine it’s an indulgence that is bad for you, but the opposite is true. Coconut milk is rich in benefits for your body. It supports your immune system and prevents disease. In fact, coconut milk, like coconut water and coconut oil, is one of the healthiest foods available. Coconut milk is actually not “milk” at all. It is the liquid inside mature coconuts, stored within the coconut meat. Coconut water is the substance that leaks out when you crack open a…

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