7 Wonderful Oregano Benefits 

  7 Wonderful Oregano Benefits  Some of the most impressive and important health benefits of oregano include its ability to protect the immune system, prevent the onset of chronic disease, improve digestion, detoxify the body, strengthen the bones, improve heart health, increase energy levels, and even protect against diabetes. Oregano Oregano is a popular herb that many people think of asContinue reading “7 Wonderful Oregano Benefits “

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Ginger Root for Migraines 

  Ginger Root for Migraines Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on June 22nd, 2017 Many successful herbal treatments start like this: Some doctor learns that some plant has been used in some ancient medical tradition, like ginger for headaches. Well, the physician has patients with headaches and so tries advising one with migraines to give it aContinue reading “Ginger Root for Migraines “

Sushi Worm Parasite

Sushi Worm Parasite Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on June 20th, 2017 There was a report recently of a woman in San Francisco suffering from gnathostomiasis. I had learned about the disease while I was in medical school, but never actually saw a case. Evidently, it’s now on the rise. Clinically, the disease commonly presents as “migratory cutaneous swelling”Continue reading “Sushi Worm Parasite”

Alzheimer’s: Extra virgin olive oil staves off disease, new study shows

Temple University research shows extra-virgin olive oil protects against memory loss, preserves the ability to learn and reduces conditions associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the college’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine found mice with EVOO-enriched diets had better memories and learning abilities compared to the rodents who didn’t eat the oil. The real effectContinue reading “Alzheimer’s: Extra virgin olive oil staves off disease, new study shows”

11 Impressive Benefits of Horseradish 

Benefits of horseradish include its ability to aid weight loss, lower blood pressure, build strong bones, boost the immune system, and stimulate healthy digestion. Horseradish is a powerful and pungent plant that is connected to a wide variety of health benefits, including its ability to aid weight loss, lower blood pressure, alleviate respiratory conditions, build strongContinue reading “11 Impressive Benefits of Horseradish “

Plant versus Animal Iron 

Plant versus Animal Iron Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on June 15th, 2017 It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia than anybody else. This may be because not only do those eatingContinue reading “Plant versus Animal Iron “

Exploring chia seeds for weight loss 

Exploring chia seeds for weight loss Salba-chia (Salvia hispanica L. in the treatment of overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes: A double-blind randomized controlled trial.) Chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) are a well-known food, partially thanks to the constant marketing of their “superfood” properties. Historically, chia originated in Mexico and has been part of the human dietContinue reading “Exploring chia seeds for weight loss “

Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure

By Kate Kelland | LONDON Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists said on Tuesday. In a 30-year study that looked at the brains of 550 middle-aged heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers and teetotallers, the researchers found people drank more alcohol had a greaterContinue reading “Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure”

13 Amazing Benefits of Manganese 

13 Amazing Benefits Of Manganese Some of the health benefits of manganese include a benefit to healthy bone structure, bone metabolism, and helping to create essential enzymes for building bones. It also acts as a co-enzyme to assist metabolic activity in the human body. Apart from these, there are other health benefits of manganese including theContinue reading “13 Amazing Benefits of Manganese “

Best Foods for Acid Reflux

Best Foods for Acid Reflux Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on May 23rd, 2017 Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common disorders of the digestive tract. The two most typical symptoms are heartburn and regurgitation of stomach contents into the back of the throat, but GERD is not just burning pain and a sourContinue reading “Best Foods for Acid Reflux”

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day? Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on May 25th, 2017 More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” What doesContinue reading “How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?”

How harmful are processed foods?

The average American eats around 130 pounds of wheat flour per year, and around 65 pounds of added sugar. This begs the question: how bad are processed food for your health? Now this is a trick question, we’ll just say that up front. But it’s also a very important question. Humans have processed their foods for thousandsContinue reading “How harmful are processed foods?”

Logging Steps Or Miles – June 2017

Steve’s been logging his steps and miles via his cell phone for months. I have the same capability, but because I don’t have pockets to carry my phone around while I walk I don’t log the miles in. I’m changing that. I found one pair of leggin’ pants that has a back pocket, so amContinue reading “Logging Steps Or Miles – June 2017”

Not Every Day

Not every day. It gets too old, too familiar, too fast. Break it up. Doing something every single day, at the same time in the same way creates a need for it. Rather than helping as designed or expected, it harms. Or it creates a resentment. Boredom sets up a mindset that affects how theContinue reading “Not Every Day”

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Shots

Everybody’s writing about them and basically writing the same thing. Don’t drink the shot undiluted. Dilute in 8 oz. of water or other beverage. Take it on an empty stomach before you eat. Be sure there are carbohydrates in your stomach to interact with the ACV to create a friendly bacteria environment. I’m assuming whatContinue reading “Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Shots”

Control Your Addiction

When you say ‘I can’t help myself’ you relinquish control to food or drink or whatever else you allow to control you. We allow ourselves to be controlled by whatever pleasures us – until it becomes an addiction. Over-eating or under-eating are addictions of control. That being the case, you can control what is controllingContinue reading “Control Your Addiction”

Use Your Instincts

Eat wiser today. You know how to do it. All humans instinctively know what’s good for them to eat and what is not good for them to eat. How many times do you think to yourself or say out loud, ‘I really shouldn’t be eating this?’ That goes for amounts too. Why do you thinkContinue reading “Use Your Instincts”

28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge

Although I don’t drink much, I drink consistently and I’m wondering if it’s adversely effecting my metabolic rate and increasing my triglycerides. I’m looking for something to jumpstart my weight loss, since I’ve plateaued at 157 pounds. Okay, so I’m 5′ 7″ tall and work my core muscles a lot, so that could account forContinue reading “28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge”

A Time To Be Careful

I lost a pound today. Well, I was one pound lighter when I weighed myself this morning than I was yesterday morning. This is the time to be careful. There’s something in my brain that happens when I lose one pound. For some strange reason I think, now I can eat, and for another strangeContinue reading “A Time To Be Careful”

Weight Loss Aids

Weight loss aids are not meant to allow you all you can eat whenever you want to eat it, while losing all you want to lose. Weight loss aids assist you in your goal to eat less. That’s it. That’s what they do, when they’re actually being effective in doing it – and like allContinue reading “Weight Loss Aids”