Vitamin D – A Gene-Regulating Super Nutrient

one study with 2100 female twins showed that having adequate vitamin D extends life by five years

Patients with Parkinson’s were 55% more likely to be low in vitamin D.

Some of the newer colon cancer research finds that vitamin D turns on death signals in colon cancer cells and works synergistically with calcium to help prevent colon cancer cells from spreading.

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How Protein Helps Weight Loss

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…)

FDA Management Escapes Culpability for Avandia Debacle

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…)

Fiber Helps Lower Cholesterol and Boosts Weight Loss

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…)

Sleep less, Gain more weight

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…)

Olive oil and raw green diet lower systemic infection and improve cardiovascular health

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…)

Alpha Lipoic Acid: How to Treat the REAL Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

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

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