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5 Fat-tastic Foods For Weight Loss

May 15, 2015

Wait… that sounds like an oxymoron; but in fact, it’s not. Newer, more developed diets understand that lowering fat intake doesn’t equate with dropping fat. In fact, fat is a necessity in weight loss and overall health, in that it provides energy, protects our organs and helps the body absorb and process nutrients. Lowering or monitoring carbohydrate intake…

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The Last Thing the Great Dr. Atkins Told Me

May 11, 2015

Before he passed away in 2003, one of the last things that the great Dr. Atkins asked me was – “John, we need to find the highest concentration of green tea available,” he said. Reason being, green tea contains extremely high concentrations of polyphenols, plant-like compounds that have been clinically shown to protect against free…

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Snoring and Dementia, A Real Concern

April 24, 2015

Sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle – and good brain health and sleep go hand-in-hand. Every night, your body goes through the rigorous process of replenishing your memory banks and detoxifying harmful proteins. However, individuals are unaware of how harmful snoring – a common respiratory condition – can ultimately be to their brains.…

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The One Vitamin That Can Potentially Prevent a Brain Aneurysm

March 25, 2015

Last Friday, Lisa Colagrossi, a great reporter at WABC in New York, NY, died from a sudden brain aneurysm. An aneurysm, a bulge that indicates a weak arterial wall, can potentially be prevented from rupturing with high-dose vitamin C therapy. According to The Society of Interventional Radiology, 1 in 20 Americans have some sort of…

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The Secret Toxin in Rice

March 23, 2015

Rice, a grain crop that comes in a variety of flavors and sizes, popular in many Asian countries, is a worldwide commodity. However, rice and foods that contain the grain, such as rice cakes, rice wine, rice flour, and snack bars, routinely contain toxic levels of arsenic. According to the Food and Drug Administration, rice-containing…

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Vitamin C + Lysine = Natural Plaque Reducer

March 19, 2015

New research! The marriage of a vitamin C and lysine combination can prevent plaque build-up, strengthen artery walls, boost immunity, and prevent infections. Without vitamin C and lysine our vessel walls become weak, allowing for cracks and clots. This can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Dr. W. Gifford-Jones performed a self-study in which…

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Trans Fat Could Be Hurting Your Memory

December 30, 2014

Eating sweets and foods with trans fats has never been good for your health, but new science shows it might also be clogging-up your memory too. According to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s annual meeting in Chicago, presenters, such as study author Dr. Beatrice Golomb, explained how men with the most trans…

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Vitamin C Improves Heart Function

August 22, 2014

If you ask most individuals what vitamin they closely associate with immune health, it might be vitamin C, but good heart function rarely pops up. In fact, new research combining meta-analysis and systematic review, which investigated the clinical effects of vitamin C on endothelial function, is providing interesting insight into this amazing free-radical scavenger. As…

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Probiotics Balance Blood Pressure

August 8, 2014

Probiotics, the friendly gut fighters, allow for all human life to thrive and flourish. In an unbalanced gastro-type situation, other forms of so-called “bad” bacteria can work against the healthier counterparts, making it very important to replenish and put back more good than bad. In fact, new research is showing that probiotics have the potential…

Lifestyle Choices and Diet Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

July 21, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease, the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, affects cognitive function, thinking, and decision making. However, groundbreaking new research, coupled with other natural lifestyle interventions, is showing promising inhibitory effects. According to recent study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, individuals who received lifestyle coaching showed improved mental function. Through…

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