Sugar and Fruit Juice: Two Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat After Exercise

 

images (2)If you’re like most people, one of the biggest hurdles you face when trying to maintain an exercise program is finding the time to do it on a regular basis. The great news is, you might never have to resort to this excuse ever again!

There’s increasing amounts of evidence supporting the notion that you can cut your workout time significantly while reaping better benefits…

03 Apr 2015

Blackberries Good For Health

 

blackberries-nutrition-factsNothing says “Summer!” like a fresh fruit salad and if blackberries aren’t in the mix, you’re definitely missing out! Sweet and succulent, this fruit belongs to the same family and closely resembles dewberries and raspberries.

Blackberries, grow on thorny bushes called brambles, are native to Europe, but are now also grown commercially in the US. They are available all year round but thrive during spring and early summer. Blackberries grow well in a wide range…

03 Apr 2015

Is ‘slow and steady’ weight loss really the best approach?

 

ca747fc51e274878bf6e868f7356f9dfAn Australian study casts doubt on the notion that a more gradual approach to weight loss is always the most effective route to take.

The study also found that whether you opt for a “crash” diet or something a bit slower, the rate at which you shed excess pounds has no bearing on whether or not those pounds will come back…

03 Apr 2015

Culprits of Autism Identified: Toxins, Gut Bacteria, Nutritional Deficiencies, and Vaccines Made with Human Fetal Cell Lines

 

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Three decades ago, when I was still in medical school, autism affected one in 10,000 children. Today, autism is estimated to afflict as many as one in 50 children.

Mounting research indicates that brain disorders are the result of excessive exposure to toxins from multiple sources—including the mother, while in utero.

Another critical factor appears to be related to gut bacteria, which are of course also adversely affected by toxic exposures of all kinds, from food, environment, and medicine.

03 Apr 2015

How Your Microbiome Controls Your Health

 

images (3)The interconnectedness of your gut, brain, immune, and hormonal systems is impossible to unwind. The past few years has brought a scientific flurry of information about how crucial your microflora is to your genetic expression, immune system, body weight and composition, mental health, memory, and minimizing your risk for numerous diseases, from diabetes to cancer.

Researcher Jeroen Raes, featured in the TED Talk, discovered that you might even belong to one of a few “microflora types”…

02 Apr 2015

The Major Exercise Mistake I Made for Over 30 Years…

 

hqdefault (1)A recent study shows that ten minutes of brisk exercise triggers metabolic changes that last at least an hour. What’s more, the more fit you are, the more benefits you will get.

Researchers measured biochemical changes in the blood of a variety of people. Metabolic changes that began after 10 minutes on a treadmill still were measurable 60 minutes after people cooled down…

02 Apr 2015

Importance Of Beet Greens

 

beet-greens-nutrition-factsGrown in the Mediterranean region as far back as 2,000 B.C., beet cultivation spread to Babylonia in the eighth century, then to China around 850 A.D.

Beets, along with their greens, belong to the Goosefoot family, known as Chenopodiaceae. Within the botanical family, beet greens are factored alongside spinach, Swiss chard, quinoa, lamb’s quarter, and a number of other wild plants, which means that beet greens can be placed in the “dark…

02 Apr 2015

Tim Noakes backtracks on dairy

 

ed02bb112da64c24aa8d643ee43af5d3Professor Tim Noakes has changed the status of dairy products from “all-you-can-eat” to eat “with caution” after dieters complained that they weren’t losing weight quickly enough, the Sunday Times reported.

Noakes admitted that cream and yoghurt had been “quietly removed” from the green list on the Real Meal Revolution website, the weekly said…

02 Apr 2015

5 Lifestyle Changes Could Prevent 80 Percent of Heart Attacks

 

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Heart disease claims the lives of about 1 million Americans every year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women. The most common form of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to a heart attack.

This year alone, 920,000 Americans will have a heart attack, and close to half of them will occur suddenly without any prior warning signs.1

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart becomes blocked. This is often the result of plaque build-up inside your arteries (atherosclerosis), which may rupture and form a blood clot that blocks blood flow.

02 Apr 2015

How Your Thoughts Can Rule Your Stomach

 

stomach_72Ghrelin has been dubbed the “hunger hormone” because in previous studies people given the hormone became so ravenous, they ate markedly more than their usual food intake.

Ghrelin may act on your brain’s “pleasure centers,” driving you to reach for another slice of cheesecake simply because you remember how good the first one tasted and made you feel (at least in that moment).1 In short, one of the forces driving you to eat (and overeat a second helping…

01 Apr 2015