An Apple a Day Does Keep the Doctor Away?

Of course there are a number of other health benefits derived from apples. Did you know that French researchers found that a flavanoid called phloridzin (only found in apples) may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density? Other studies have found a beneficial link in assisting the body in the prevention of Alzheimers, lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and liver cancer.

Omega-3 Deficiency Causes 96,000 Deaths a Year

The science behind omega-3 fatty acids is more compelling than ever. How critical is our need for enough omega-3 fatty acids? Extremely critical, according to a report in the Public Library of Science Medicine Journal. Harvard researchers looked at twelve dietary, lifestyle and metabolic risk factors such as tobacco smoking and high blood pressure and used a mathematical model to determine how many fatalities could have been prevented if people took control of their health.

Is Sugar Toxic?

The 60 minutes piece that was aired on CBS confirmed what we have been reporting about sugar for years – even to the point of being criticized for linking sugar consumption and cancer. If you have not seen this expose on 60 Minutes – please spend some time to see the tremendous health issues sugar poses not only for diabetes and obesity – but heart disease and cancer as well.

Fish Oil Reduces Fat

We have no arguments with the study below. In fact our Fish/Flax Oil has a combination of both the Omega-3 fish oils referenced in the study – we have also added flaxseed oil to to provide nutritional support for the cardiovascular system, brain function, the immune system and now research tells us – weight loss benefits.

Key Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic

Be it work, finances, relationships, or health issues, most of us experience stressful events at some point in our lives. But today, researchers are witnessing levels of stress that are virtually unprecedented. A startling 80% of Americans now report experiencing intense, chronic stress over personal finances and the economy. And 30 million Americans take medication to treat depression, but for most people, antidepressants serve mostly as a placebo, scientists now say.

Research says increased physical activity reduces effect of salt on blood pressure

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Living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy. In addition to concerns about eating healthy and exercising to lose weight, we must also consider other health concerns like high blood pressure and cholesterol. High blood pressure is particularly dangerous because it can lead to a number of life-threatening problems such as hypertension, heart attacks, and strokes. Fortunately, many of the things that work for losing weight also work for lowering blood pressure. According to a study from the American Heart Association, physical activity has a significant impact on blood pressure. This impact is particularly pronounced in individuals who consume a high-salt diet. Salt is well known to be a leading cause of high blood pressure, so individuals looking to reduce the risk of high blood pressure due to their high-salt diet are encouraged to increase their level of physical activity. However, the best way to offset the negative effects of salt (Read More)

Proteins and Amino Acids – Not Sugar, Increase Energy Expenditure

A study recently published in the science journal Neuron subverts the commonly held belief that consuming sugar can make you feel more energetic. Researchers at the University of Cambridge reveal that protein is responsible for activating cells that keep us awake and help us burn more calories, not glucose. According to the study results, our alertness and energy levels depend on a set of cells called “orexin cells”, which secrete a substance that acts as a stimulant for the brain. When these cells stop functioning properly or become mutated, sleep disorders like narcolepsy, as well as weight gain, may settle in.

Don’t Watch This! TV Viewing Linked to Diabetes, Heart Disease and Early Death

It turns out that our media rich society has some drawbacks.  While the amount of TV viewing has dropped in the United States, we still need to be diligent about the importance of moderation.  The American Medical Association has confirmed what we already knew intuitively – that excessive TV viewing is detrimental to our health.