ACC Hospital Food Initiative: Don’t Leave a Critical Component of Heart Health on the Table 

ACC Hospital Food Initiative: Don't Leave a Critical Component of Heart Health on the Table Jan 18, 2018   |  Stephen Devries, MD, FACC; Neal D. Barnard, MD, FACC; Andrew M. Freeman, MD, FACC Expert Analysis Consider this common scenario: your patient admitted three days ago with an acute myocardial infarction is doing well under your care.... Continue Reading →

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Inflammatory Foods Linked to Colorectal Cancer

Inflammatory Foods Linked to Colorectal Cancer Inflammatory foods, such as red and processed meats, play a role in colorectal cancer development, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology. Researchers followed 121,050 participants over 26 years and rated their diets for their inflammatory potential. Pro-inflammatory products included processed meats, red meat, organ meats, and sodas.... Continue Reading →

Do you take calcium and vitamin D to protect your bones? A new study says it doesn’t help – 

Karen Kaplan If taking more vitamin and mineral supplements is part of your plan for a healthier new year, a new study may prompt you to reconsider. Researchers who scoured the medical literature for evidence that calcium and vitamin D pills could help prevent bone fractures came up empty. Their analysis focused on adults older than age 50 who... Continue Reading →

Elevated Urea Levels & Too Much Protein

  If you're eating a high-protein diet to lose weight or increase muscle mass, your body may be producing high amounts of urea, a byproduct of protein metabolism. Urea builds up in your blood, and the excess is excreted by the kidneys through your urine. Consuming too much protein may strain your kidneys, and if... Continue Reading →

Swearing helps us battle pain – no matter what language we curse in

Swear words have many functions. They can be used for emphasis, for comedic effect, as a shared linguistic tool that strengthens social bonds and maintains relationships, or simply to cause offence and shock. They are words that can be emotionally electrifying. We can express utter horror, disdain, or just frustration through the utterance of a... Continue Reading →

Medical marijuana laws reduced alcohol consumption

SAM COMMENT > Look for the liquor, beer and wine industries to be lobbying against the passage of laws making marijuana possession and use legal. They of course are well aware of alcohol sales, yet they represented to lawmakers and to the public that alcohol plus other drug usage would increase if marijuana became legal. Marijuana... Continue Reading →

Potassium is critical to circadian rhythms in human red blood cells

An innovative new study from the University of Surrey and Cambridge's MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, has uncovered the secrets of the circadian rhythms in red blood cells and identified potassium as the key to unravelling the mystery. Red blood cells, similar to other cells in the body,... Continue Reading →

Benefits of Taurine

 The Forgotten Longevity Benefits of Taurine By Ian Macleavy The Japanese have a life expectancy that is among the highest in the world. In fact, Okinawa, Japan’s famous “Island of Longevity,” likely has the world’s highest percentage of people over 100 years old.1 Undoubtedly, there are many factors that play into the life spans of... Continue Reading →

Memory Loss Caused by Over-the-Counter Medication

How Memory Loss Can Be Caused by Over-the-Counter Medication June 13, 2016 Alissa Sauer Some common medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, have a certain property that can contribute to memory loss and mild cognitive impairment. Learn more about these drugs, how they may accelerate cognitive decline, and what to do if you or a loved one... Continue Reading →

How Fast Food Cues Can Lead You to Overeat

  TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Before heading out to shop this holiday season, steel yourself for an onslaught of tempting aromas that might lure you into a fast-food restaurant. Latest Diet & Weight Management News How Fast-Food Cues Can Lead You to Overeat A Pantry Makeover for a Healthier Diet It's the... Continue Reading →

How losing weight affects your body and brain

Special thanks to John Gunstad, Professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of the video. Here’s what losing weight does to your body and brain. During the first week you may find it... Continue Reading →

Should women shave their face? Here’s why some beauty experts vote yes VIDEO

Could shaving your face become as unisex as owning a razor? That's what a popular beauty blogger advocates recently (and a New York Times trend piece once posed, spotlighting women who openly admit to doing this stereotypically male grooming habit). New trend: Women shaving their faces The Times spoke to women, like celebrity facialist Kate... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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