Nuts are nutrient-dense foods that are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, minerals, & many other bioactive substances, such as phenolic antioxidants and phytosterols. Observational studies & clinical trials have suggested that nut consumption has beneficial effects on coronary heart disease and its intermediate biomarkers (e.g., blood cholesterol). FDA concluded in 2003 that for most nuts, consumption of 43 g (1.5 oz) per day, as part of a low-fat diet, “may reduce the risk of heart disease.” More recently, a randomized primary-prevention trial involving persons at high cardiovascular risk showed a significant reduction in major cardiovascular events among participants assigned to a Mediterranean diet — one component of which was supplementation with walnuts, hazelnuts, or almonds — as compared with a control diet.
Lemons When asking the “how to detox” there is not one simple answer. There are many methods and ways on how it can be done, and of course some are better than others. Our Assistant Manager at our gym in Cardiff, Joel ...
We keep hearing about different types of cholesterol. It's all nonsense. There’s only one cholesterol molecule, so there’s only one type of cholesterol. What started this nonsense of types of cholesterol?
Many individuals think that flavored water is healthful, but it is actually ruining children's health with sugar and making them reject real water.
Many parents pat themselves on the back when they give little Johnny a flavored water rather than a soft drink. But while it might be an improvement from soda, flavored water is far from healthy. As a matter of fact, experts (and everyone else) are now warning against using it as a substitute for the clear stuff, indicating flavored water could make children abhor the real thing.
“My children abhor the taste of plain water,” says one mother to the Huffington Post.
“We always have to add a little bit of juice,” says another.
Whether soda, juice, or a flavor packet added to water, beverages other than water are training children to push aside anything their taste buds can’t rejoice over. With sugary beverages making up about 15-25% of the daily recommended caloric intake for children ages 2-19, children are already consuming a whopping 7 trillion calories of sugar each year. Although that certainly includes soda, parents are pushing flavored waters thinking that it’s a sound alternative.
The presence of bowel issues, whether functional bowel habit problems such as constipation or diarrhoea or more chronic bowel pathology, occurring alongside the presentation of at least some cases of autism have perhaps more that any other...
Are you eating fake eggs made in a laboratory? Who knew? This is like some mutated organism plasma-like "goo" from the movie "Alien." Who in their right mind would dare eat it? Well, lots of people who don't know that they're eating it, that's who.
Is your child addicted to processed food? Processed food contains highly-addictive chemicals that can make convincing your child not to eat them quite difficult. These steps can help make the process easier.
Last month, the FDA announced a proposed trans fat ban. Is there a dark side? Learn about the $60 million dollar effort to replace trans fat with GMO soy.
When the FDA proprosed to ban trans fat from the food supply last month I thought, "Way to go!" That's until I did a little digging and discovered the real truth behind the trans fat ban. Click to learn for yourself.
The anecdotal evidence for coconut oil treating and even reversing Alzheimer's Disease, as well as other neuro-degenerative diseases, has become so strong, that you can be sure the medical community has definitely taken notice.
Are you eating healthy but feeling sicker than ever? If so you are in the throes of a healing crisis. Find out why good health is just around the corner.
Sometimes, patients come to me and complain that they feel much worse from switching a healthy, organic diet. This is the healing crisis and it means that toxins are leaving your body. If you stick with it, you'll emerge in a place of lasting health.
Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) crunched the numbers and it’s official: the healthiest diets cost just $1.50 more than unhealthy diets.
While cost is an issue in when it comes to adding more fresh produce and leaner meats such as fish in your daily diet, few studies have actually evaluated how much more expensive a healthier diet might be. An analysis of 27 studies from 10 higher income countries that compared price points for healthy and less healthy diets. The price differences per serving and per 200 calories for a variety of specific foods, as well as prices per day and per 2,000 calories, which is the average daily recommended caloric intake for U.S. adults.
The results confirm that healthier fare, like fruits, veggies and fish are more expensive than unhealthy foods like processed meals and snacks and refined grains. However, swapping out some of these less expensive, and less healthy foods, for fresher and more nutritious ones added up to only about $1.50 more per day.
15 Ways to Naturally Reduce Cholesterol and the Risk of Heart Attack - from magnesium to vitamin K2 to fish oil, reduce inflammation, promote healing.
The new guidelines that were recently issued by the American Medical Association for the use of statin drugs really ticked me off. Under the new guidelines, roughly 1/3 of all adults should consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. Many healthcare practitioners already feel there is an overuse of statin medication in the United States. Many people on statins suffer with serious side effects, which I’ll get to in a bit. Also, 50% of people who die suddenly from heart attacks do not have high cholesterol. Clearly, handing out statins like PEZ is not the answer – unless you’re a big pharmaceutical company looking to improve your bottom line. In this post we’ll discuss the role of cholesterol in the body, side effects of stain medication, and ways to naturally reduce cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack.
Frozen produce may retain vitamins better than fresh stored: study FoodNavigator-USA.com Frozen produce is statistically equal to fresh when it comes to vitamin and mineral content, and retains vitamins equally so or better than produce stored in...
Throughout history and across all cultures, there are stories of water that can heal. We have identified a possible basis.
Through a decade of research at the University of Washington, we have uncovered evidence for a fourth phase of water, beyond the commonly known solid, liquid, and vapor. This fourth phase could be the root of water’s purported healing properties.
Many drinking waters contain some fourth-phase water. Those with the most may produce the most health benefits. Testing this hypothesis constitutes a major thrust of this scientific effort. We will evaluate the benefits of pure fourth-phase water (produced by the filterless filter), as well as various other waters deemed likely to have health benefits.
In the largest study of its kind, people who ate a daily handful of nuts were 20 percent less likely to die from any cause over a 30-year period than were those who didn't consume nuts, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and...
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