Average Reading Time: 3 minutes Sadly, aging has become nearly synonymous with a handful of age-related concerns. But what if these concerns all had a common denominator – something that, if nipped in the bud, would lower your risk of not just one, but most of the problems that plague us as we approach old
Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 13 seconds In a powerful exposé published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers from the University of California dug up old sugar industry documents that revealed payments from the sugar industry to scientists to minimize the role sugar had in disease. (1) In 1967, the Sugar Research Foundation (known today
Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 12 seconds Cholesterol has been under much media scrutiny of late as the medical establishment continues to argue over this issue. The still unresolved issue is whether or not saturated fat – which is high in cholesterol – is evil or not. To answer this, it might help to
Average Reading Time: 3 minutes and 55 seconds Likely as a result of the popularity of the high-protein diet, the Atkins diet and Paleo, America has shifted its consumption of protein and meat to levels we have never seen before, and many researchers are finding reasons to be concerned. The most recent report from the
Once upon a time, about 16 million years ago, a few brave apes left East Africa and wandered north across land bridges into Eurasia – Turkey, to be exact. Life was so good that some eight species of apes flourished in Turkey, as did elephants, giraffes and antelope, according to fossil digs. (1) Unfortunately, they
Average Reading Time: 7 minutes and 55 seconds Autumn is in full-swing and just around the corner are the holidays. And with the holidays and the cooler weather moving in, many of us find ourselves gaining some weight during the fall and winter months. This is, of course, nature’s plan to insulate both humans and
Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 5 seconds Pomegranate is so potent for the cardiovascular system; a pomegranate drug would surely become a household name, like Lipitor or Sudafed. In one study, a group of cardiac patients were divided into two groups. One group received their medications plus a placebo, and the other group received
In a new study published in the European Journal of Nutrition, coffee consumption was compared to water consumption, and the effect on the DNA may surprise you. Our DNA strands are constantly breaking and being repaired, but when the breaking becomes excessive and the repair process breaks down, a variety of health concerns can ensue.
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 1 second Mung beans, or what are known in India as dahl, were first domesticated in India in 1500 BC, and are the main ingredient in kitchari – the primary Ayurvedic superfood used to cleanse the body. It is no wonder that it became a staple in the Indian diet, being
Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 52 seconds In 2013, The New England Journal of Medicine published a study suggesting that a higher-fat Mediterranean diet would be beneficial to cardiovascular health. (1) Another study, just published in the same journal, is suggesting that a high-fat diet will boost cognitive function as well as heart health.
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 29 seconds Finally! There is a food additive that is actually derived from a plant rather than an army of genetically-engineered bacteria. Guar gum is derived from a legume (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba) commonly called the cluster bean. Eighty percent of the world’s production of this food emulsifier comes from India.
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 1 second The Pre-Diabetes Epidemic A recent CDC report stated that nearly 1/3 of the American public (79 million) are pre-diabetic and over 90% of them (73 million) are not aware that they are pre-diabetic. (1, 2) New research is suggesting that fasting blood sugar levels still within the