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…

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The All-Vegan Impossible Burger Will Be Everywhere Soon 

  From One Green Planet: The Impossible Burger has just opened a new production facility. Welcome to the future of food. Since the Impossible Burger’s debut on the meat-centric menu of restaurateur David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi, Impossible Foods’ premier product has continued to gain momentum. Every day, hungry customers would line up outside Momofuku Nishi waiting to get a taste of…

A Point Of A Hundred Diseases

TSOF take on this: I didn’t know that we all have 100 diseases in our bodies waiting to be cured by a push and rub button located beneath our knee caps between two long leg bones. Or, if we push and rub in a certain way, at certain times it will prevent what may not…

How to Change Your Life Through Habits

How to successfully engineer your habits to begin changing your life.   How I’ve Begun Changing My Life, One Habit at a Time Written by Matt Frazier I’m not a big movie guy, but I liked Limitless. In it, Bradley Cooper’s character discovers a drug called NZT which allows him to access 100% of his brain, giving…

PLANT SOURCES FOR NON-HEME IRON

Eat vitamin C foods with non-heme iron foods for more efficient absorption. http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/iron.php What Every Vegetarian Needs To Know about Iron: http://www.nomeatathlete.com/iron-for-vegetarians/  

Brain Training Techniques Can Turn You Into a Memory Master

TSOF COMMENT: Although I shouldn’t knock this till I’ve tried it, I was okay with all of it till they said there is an audio you listen to that has subliminal messages in it. No thank you. In fact, the guy talking in the video acted somewhat hypnotized or at least dazed. I think this program…

People are calling for this ‘sexist’ and ‘degrading’ advert to be removed

“Degrading” Saint Laurent Campaign Under Fire by French Ad Watchdog  Kristina Rodulfo, Elle From ELLE France’s advertising watchdog, the Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité (ARPP), has called on Saint Laurent to modify two ads from its spring 2017 campaign for being “degrading” to women. The two photos in question feature a woman in roller skates and…

Tom Brady of New England Patriots backs vegan meal delivery

Tom Brady endorses meal subscription service Mar 7, 2017 by Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer In the past year, Tom Brady has put his name on workout equipment, a cookbook and bags of nuts. Now he’s entering the prepared-meal subscription business. Plant-based meal company Purple Carrot of Massachusetts announced Tuesday a partnership with the New England Patriots quarterback, unveiling a…

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Hibiscus Tea

Written By Jon Yaneff, CNP from Doctor’s Health Press Hibiscus tea benefits your health in many ways. It helps lower high blood pressure, control blood sugar, lower bad cholesterol, reduce depression and many more. Hibiscus Tea: Overview The other day, I was relaxing by the pool in my favorite outdoor recliner. I had my sunglasses on and…

How to Lower Blood Pressure with Hibiscus Tea – The People’s Pharmacy

Hibiscus tea (made from Hibiscus flowers) is tart and many people find it pleasant. There is now scientific evidence that it can lower blood pressure. Blood pressure control is essential to maintain good kidney health and reduce the possibility of a stroke or heart attack. But it can be difficult to find blood pressure medication…

The science behind caffeine and fat-burning

The science behind caffeine Why less is more Do you remember what you felt after your very first cup of coffee? Excitement and a remarkable ability to focus — maybe even euphoria.[1][2] Compare that with the “slightly less sleepy” feeling that followed your fifth cup this morning. Depressing, isn’t it? So, what happened since that first,…

White Meat May Be as Cholesterol-Raising as Red 

In light of recommendations for heart healthy eating from national professional organizations encouraging Americans to limit their intake of meat, the beef industry commissioned and co-wrote a review of randomized controlled trials comparing the effects of beef versus chicken and fish on cholesterol levels published over the last 60 years. They found that the impact of beef…

Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits – From Weight Loss to Neuropathy

  Benefits of Alpha Lipoic Acid, including facts about ALA and weight loss. What foods contain ALA? Will ALA cure health issues? Diet Reviews / Ingredient Reviews / Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits – From Weight Loss to Neuropathy Alpha lipoic acid, an essential fatty acid, is a part of every cell in the body. It is also a natural…

GLYCEMIC INDEX

 ND’s Fullness Factor™ is an alternative to the Glycemic Index… What is the Glycemic Index? Why is the Glycemic Index Important? How Glycemic Load Improves the Glycemic Index Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Values for Common Foods Estimating Glycemic Loads for Other Foods Limitations of the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Another Way to Control…

THE BETTER CHOICES CONCEPT

The Better Choices Concept The Better Choices Diet revolves around one very simple key concept: For every food that you eat, there are likely to be other equally nutritious foods that will satisfy your hunger with fewer Calories. The Better Choices Diet starts with a simple nutritional analysis of your current diet. It evaluates each…

Foods Linked to ALS (LOU GERIG’S DISEASE)

  Neurotoxin BMAA is produced by blue-algae. As explored in my video ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease): Fishing for Answers, there may be a link between the consumption of the neurotoxin BMAA, produced by algae blooms, and increased risk of ALS. It now appears that BMAA could be found in high concentrations in aquatic animals in many areas of…

Coconut water … overhyped and understudied? 

TRIM THE FAT  COMMENT: Water, salt, banana for muscle cramps associated with exercise or dehydration. Or just plain water associated with dehydration absent the cramps. Coconut Water Does Not Improve Markers of Hydration During Sub-Maximal Exercise and Performance in a Subsequent Time Trial Compared to Water Alone. Coconut water (CW) has been among the hottest…

Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Foods for the Vegan Athlete | One Green Planet

Athletes know they need to feel their best to perform their best. Here are 10 foods that reduce inflammation to keep you going strong without missing a beat! Post-workout fuel is crucial for all athletes. After exercising, our bodies are craving (and needing) replenishment and nourishment. Muscle inflammation is extremely common with athletes. This causes…

BRAMI SNACKING LUPINI BEANS

A Superfood Entrepreneur Shares His Tips For Selling An Unfamiliar Product Aaron Gatti, the founder of BRAMI, a high-protein, healthy snack food of pickled lupini beans, is capitalizing on the rising popularity of plant-based foods as he introduces an unfamiliar product to the American audience. Aaron Gatti first got introduced to lupini beans as a…

How much fat do I need to absorb vitamin D?

How much fat do I need to absorb vitamin D? Fat soluble vitamins 101: ● There are four fat-soluble vitamins that humans need: vitamins A, D, E, and K. All the other vitamins are water-soluble. ● Fat solubility affects two primary things: how well the vitamin is absorbed with fat-containing meals, and how long it’s stored in your body….

6 surprisingly worthless supplements according to examine.com

From: “Kamal Patel” <insiders@examine.com> Date: Feb 13, 2017 12:15:42 PM Hey,If you currently take supplements, you might be losing your hard earned cash when you step foot into your local supplement store. These 6 popular supplements are so common that no one would suspect them of being little more than cleverly marketed placebos. They might…

The Evidence on the Effects of Alcohol on Your Body

An investigation reveals that even moderate alcohol consumption may cause significant harm, including increased liver stiffness, leaky gut and more… …Women, who tend to have more body fat than men, will also tend to be more affected by alcohol, as alcohol is soluble in fat. This is why drinking guidelines are lower for women… …Vitamin…

It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

It’s all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often, new research suggests. January 09, 2017  Even…