Melatonin Dosage, Melatonin Benefits & Melatonin Cautions

For millions of people, melatonin might be the answer to avoiding another terrible slumber. We know that sleep is highly important to maintaining the health of the entire body and warding off acute and chronic health issues. But what is melatonin? It’s actually a hormone that is responsible for setting our sleep-wake cycle, so long as you have the proper... Continue Reading →

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Water and Salt – Balanced Intake Are Essential for Health and Hydration

Water and salt regulate the water content in the body. Drinking water without adequate salt and potassium intake will not correct chronic dehydration. Refined salt contains additives, such as 0.01% of potassium-iodide (added to help prevent thyroid disease), sugar (added to stabilize iodine and prevent clumping), and aluminum silicate. Water and Salt - Balanced Intake... Continue Reading →

Megaloblastic Anemia: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Megaloblastic anemia is a blood disorder marked by the appearance of very large red blood cells that crowd out healthy cells, causing anemia. Megaloblastic Anemia Highlights Megaloblastic anemia occurs when your body produces red blood cells that are larger than normal and you have a low red blood cell count. The most common symptom of... Continue Reading →

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 as... Continue Reading →

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 a... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 effect... Continue Reading →

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 eating... Continue Reading →

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 greater... Continue Reading →

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 the... Continue Reading →

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 sour... Continue Reading →

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 does... Continue Reading →

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 thousands... Continue Reading →

Tool: BMI calculator – Mayo Clinic

Check your body mass index here. It's easy to use. Know your stats. BMI calculator — Use this tool to calculate adult or child BMI. Finish reading: Tool: BMI calculator - Mayo Clinic  

Why the War on Salt Is Dangerous

  Evidence shows having the correct potassium to sodium balance influences risk for hypertension and heart disease to a far greater extent than high sodium alone. By Dr. Mercola The theory that salt is bad for you and contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease is an idea that has become more or less... Continue Reading →

Monk Fruit vs. Stevia: Pros and Cons

  Monk fruit and stevia are the latest buzz-worthy candidates for your morning cup of coffee or tea. Both have pros and cons, but is one better for you? What is a monk fruit? Monk fruit is a small, green gourd that resembles a melon. It’s grown in Southeast Asia. The fruit was first used... Continue Reading →

Health Benefits and Side Effects of Turmeric vs Curcumin : Waking Times

  Turmeric and curcumin have many health benefits but pay attention to their differences and side effects. Health Benefits and Side Effects of Turmeric vs Curcumin Deane Alban, Contributor Waking Times Turmeric and curcumin have many health benefits but pay attention to their differences and side effects. Learn if they work better as food or supplements … Historically... Continue Reading →

What Is Fenugreek Good For? – Mercola.com

Fenugreek Fun Facts Being one of the spices used by ancient Egyptians in their embalming ceremonies, prolonged ingestion of fenugreek is widely noted for its ability to change the odor of perspiration and urine to smell like maple syrup. Summary An ancient herb from Asia and Southern Europe, fenugreek leaves and seeds are loaded with... Continue Reading →

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HUNGER AND CRAVINGS

Boy, do I love a fat slice of pizza or three. When that meaty, cheesy, tomatoey aroma hits my nostrils and I see that greasy cardboard box open and reveal those glistening triangular slices, I know I’m going to have a hard time controlling myself. Put me in front of an unlimited supply and I... Continue Reading →

Organic versus Conventional: Which has More Nutrients? 

  Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on April 13th, 2017 Are organic foods safer and healthier than conventional alternatives? Those are two separate questions. Some consumers are interested in getting more nutrients; others are more concerned about getting fewer pesticides. Let’s do nutrition first. As seen in my video, Are Organic Foods More Nutritious?, hundreds of studies have... Continue Reading →

Insulin Surges When Animal Protein Is Added To Carbs

 

How to Track Weight-Loss Progress Without a Scale 

Unfortunately, the metric we've been relying on for decades — numbers on a scale — isn't always indicative of the progress you're making in your weight-loss journey. In fact, some really powerful transformations that appear to be slim downs involve very few pounds lost — some even have gained weight! Here are some little victories to keep an eye... Continue Reading →

Here’s What a Doctor Has to Say About All That Protein You’re Eating

Though some research does suggest that high-protein diets lead to weight loss in the short term, the greater body of evidence indicates that in the long term, these diets may do more harm than good.

High Polyphenols Foods

Know Your High Polyphenol Foods & Polyphenol Sources A principle of the Gene Smart Anti Inflammatory Diet & Exercise Program is to increase polyphenols. This is one of the most delicious aspects of the Gene Smart Program!  You can find high polyphenol foods among popular fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, red wine, tea, and even in herbs, spices... Continue Reading →

Can Pink Noise Help You Sleep?

Soothing pink noise, which sounds similar to rushing water, has a notable influence on sleep quality and may also improve your brain health. By Dr. Mercola You probably don't think of noise in terms of colors, but there is a rainbow of noise out there — from the familiar white noise that occurs when a... Continue Reading →

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