Friday, April 28, 2017

The High-Fat, Low-Carb Way to Optimal Health

Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals how to eat the high-fat, low-carb way for optimal health.
There’s emerging scientific evidence that a high-fat, low-net carb and moderate protein diet is an ideal diet for most people. However, compliance tends to be low for a number of reasons.

Discussing this is Randy Evans, who has a master’s degree in nutrition and works with Dr. Jeanne Drisko at the University of Kansas Integrative Medical Center. I recently interviewed Drisko on her clinical use of nutritional ketosis.

Evans grew up on a dairy farm in Southern Iowa at a time when agriculture was largely still organic. “I actually grew up eating mostly real whole foods,” he says, noting his interest in nutrition was an outgrowth of his upbringing. His interest in the ketogenic diet emerged when he began working with Drisko five years ago. Read more

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Revealed: How Bad Breath, Low Sex Drive, or Headaches Could Be Signs of Vitamin Deficiency

Symptoms, such as bad breath, low sex drive, or headaches, could be signs of a vitamin deficiency. Find out what to eat to combat each sign of deficiency.
Many of us suffer from bad breath, cracked lips and agonising headaches. But they could all be a sign of something much more sinister.

These are just three of the common signs of vitamin or mineral deficiencies, experts have warned on the back of a new poll of 2,000 adults.

Other issues which could point to an insufficient diet include thinning hair, a lower libido, white spots on your nails, dandruff, stress and even dry skin. Read more

Monday, April 24, 2017

Link Discovered Between Zinc and Cardiac Health

Zinc is known to be effective against colds, but it has also been linked to cardiac health.
When most people think about zinc, they usually don’t know exactly what it is or that the body requires it for essential metabolic functions. However, according to a new study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the level of zinc in the body directly affects the cardiac muscle, so much so that shortage may result in oxidative stress on the heart, due to increased free radicals. Read more

Friday, April 21, 2017

Breakfast Crammed With Fat Is Key to Energy, Productivity

Apparently, Wheaties is not the breakfast of champions: a breakfast crammed with healthy fats is the key to energy and productivity.
THE saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day — but apparently only if you eat the right thing.

Those hoping to hear the full English is the way forward will be sorely disappointed too.

According to William Cole, who specialises in nutrition, what we should be eating first thing is a little more unusual.

He told Mind, Body, Green that a breakfast crammed with fat is the key to maintaining energy levels throughout the day, and eating this way will make you more productive. Read more

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How Getting Cold Can Keep You Healthy

You may not like the cold, but Dr. Joseph Mercola explains how the cold can help you stay healthy.
Effortless comfort has made us fat and sick. In this interview, Scott Carney, an investigative journalist, anthropologist and author of “What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength,”

The book reveals how environmental conditioning can improve your health by boosting your metabolic efficiency. A large portion of the book focuses on Danish fitness guru Wim Hof’s philosophies. Read more

Friday, April 14, 2017

Magnesium Supplements Can Protect Bones of Older People

Calcium is pushed as a preventative for osteoporosis, but researchers discovered that taking magnesium supplements could help protect bones as well.
Taking magnesium supplements in middle age could help protect bones, a study suggests.

The pills may hold the key to reducing rates of the most preventable cause of disability in middle-aged and elderly people, UK scientists said.

Researchers discovered middle-aged men who had high levels of magnesium in their blood nearly halved their chances of breaking a bone over the next 25 years. Read more

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How to Make Natural Herbal Shampoo and Conditioner

Learn how to make your own natural rosemary and lavender herb infused shampoo. Rosemary is excellent at strengthening and promoting hair growth, and lavender is great for dry hair.