If you are trying to slim down, you may have crossed cheese off the menu.
But scientists have discovered it may actually help prevent diabetes – an illness often triggered by being overweight.
They claim that eating just two slices of cheese a day cuts the risk of type 2 diabetes by 12 per cent. Read more
Monday, July 30, 2012
Here's another reason to love cheese: just two slices a day can help prevent diabetes, say Pat Hagan and Sophie Borland.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Mark Sisson explains the "fight or flight" syndrome and how to avoid adrenal fatigue and weight-gain.
One of my goals with this weekly column is to make significant human health issues easy to understand and discuss. I was pleased that last week's piece, the Definitive Guide to Insulin, Blood Sugar & Type 2 Diabetes, garnered some rave reviews. The Case Against Cardio piqued some great conversation and interesting criticisms (one soul out there in the webosphere took issue with the fact that I positioned Cardio exclusively from my personal perspective as a runner rather than authoring a more scholarly article. Well wasn't that spot on. It's called my blog.) My opinions can't please everyone, of course, but – based on my experiences and understanding – I am certain that contributing some insights on health in light of our (all together now) genetic blueprint is a worthwhile and timely endeavor.
Now to the topic at hand. Stress can make you gain weight, and it contributes to premature aging. Understanding how stress is related to your overall health and potentially even longevity is essential to achieving your health goals. But do not, repeat, do not go and buy yourself a bottle of Cortislim – just read this quick summary and you'll know all you need to know. Read more
Monday, July 16, 2012
Margaret Durst explains why insulin resistance is so dangerous to non-diabetics and tells us how to help control it.
Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels within the body. Diabetes is the most well known condition involving insulin; however, insulin resistance is a more common condition affecting 25 to 30 percent of all Americans. Insulin resistance is a precursor to type II diabetes.
Normally, insulin facilitates the use of blood sugar by the body. When we consume too many foods that convert easily into sugar such as refined carbohydrates, our body has to make lots of insulin to utilize that sugar. Over time, our bodies quit responding to the insulin, we have to make more and more to get our cells to respond, and we end up with excess insulin in our blood.
Excess insulin is very dangerous to our health, particularly our cardiovascular health. Read more
Friday, July 13, 2012
Dr. Joseph Mercola, a leading natural health expert and osteopathic physician, talks about natural ways to help improve your vision naturally and why you should avoid eyeglasses, lasik surgery, and other potentially harmful eye treatments.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Chemotherapy and radiation are not the only ways to treat cancer. One woman tells how she overcame cancer by ignoring her doctors and taking turmeric instead. There is research to back her decision, too, which doctors ignore.
While expensive cancer drugs linked to premature death and mega-tumors are pushed by many mainstream doctors as the only option outside of chemotherapy, a growing number of informed individuals are consistently opting to instead utilize natural methods that are known to conquer cancer cells and effectively negate the disease — without harsh side effects. One such person, Vicky Stewart of Britain, chose such a path when she refused mainstream medical cancer treatments and instead began consuming powerful turmeric spice. Read more
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Margaret Durst explains why everyone needs CoQ10, especially as we age.
Coenzyme Q10 provides energy for the body’s cell growth and maintenance. It is a valuable antioxidant that is normally produced by all cells in the body, but is much more abundant in the heart, liver and immune system.
As we age, our ability to produce Co Q10 seems to decline. Low levels of Co Q10 have been linked to several chronic diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, congestive heart failure, and cardiovascular disease. Low levels of Co Q10 are also linked to people with severe allergies, auto immune disorders and muscular dystrophy. Read more