The amount of quality protein in your diet is the single most important calorie that influences your metabolic rate, favorably influencing weight loss. Quality protein also helps you sustain muscle during weight loss, improve muscle fitness, improve immunity, improve antioxidant function, build HDL cholesterol, and enhance insulin and leptin function – all of which contribute toward optimal weight management efforts over time. (more…)
In the face of overwhelming evidence that the diabetes drug Avandia causes heart attacks, the lead-footed FDA finally removed the dangerous drug from most of the U.S. market while European health officials totally removed it from the market. By leaving it on the market as a diabetes drug of last resort in the U.S. the FDA was seeking to throw GlaxoSmithKline a dog bone for their future legal liability cases. Escaping public attention is that fact that the last FDA management team was criminally negligent in allowing Avandia on the market without a black box warning. (more…)
A new 12-week study compared taking psyllium fiber1 (55 grams of fiber per day) to a healthy diet (31 grams of fiber per day) as well as to a healthy diet plus psyllium fiber (59 grams of fiber per day), with a control group (20 grams of fiber per day). The research showed that boosting fiber intake beyond the level found in a healthy diet offered a significant improvement, with the best improvement seen by adding fiber to a healthy diet. (more…)
We’ve become a society that sleeps less and weighs more. Researchers are beginning to believe that these two coinciding states are not a coincidence since science is beginning to unravel a link between sleep loss and weight gain. Furthermore, this trend for shorter sleep duration has developed over the same time period as the dramatic increase in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes.1 (more…)
A brand new study – just released online this week – offers timely support to the heavily criticized USDA Dietary Guidelines of 2010. Those proposed guidelines continue to promote a grain-rich, low-protein diet. (more…)
Systemic inflammation is a significant factor known to accelerate the aging process and is an underlying mechanism behind most chronic illnesses including cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome. Low grade inflammation increases body temperature and initiates degradation of the delicate endothelial lining of the vascular system. This process is known to cause metabolic instability and is linked with the proliferation of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia. Polyphenols from extra virgin olive oil have been shown to significantly reduce the expression of genes that trigger systemic inflammation and can be used along with natural diet to lower the risks from cardiovascular disease.
Olive Oil and Greens Lower Risk of Heart Disease by More Than 40% (more…)
Ask someone what disease they fear the most and many will answer type 2 diabetes…and for good reason.
One out of every 10 Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and millions more are walking around undiagnosed every day.
And if the disease isn’t bad enough, there are the terrifying complications, including:
- * Blindness
- * Kidney disease
- * Heart attack
- * Stroke
- * Peripheral artery disease
- * Diabetic ulcers
- * Amputation
- * Death
type 2 diabetes can be reversed through dietary and lifestyle changes, and without the need for lifelong drug interventions. A recent report by CNN says that improving one’s diet, keeping off excess weight, and regularly exercising, can help millions of people with diabetes get rid of it for good. (more…)