Butter is healthier than margarine. In fact, butter is just healthy overall. As I type this, I can hear dozens of people exclaiming, “What? I always thought butter was the enemy? Butter makes you fat and margarine is the healthier option because it is low in saturated fats, and cholesterol”. As it turns out, we’ve been misled. Compared to other spreads, and margarine, butter may actually turn out to be the best, not to mention, healthiest choice!
For years, coconut oil, alongside butter and other foods that were rich in saturated fats have gotten a negative reputation. There have been all sorts of bogus claims on coconut oil that have popped up, including the myth that it caused weight gain, obesity, and all sorts of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and other complications.
The truth is, these myths are simply not true. In the 60 years that these falsities about coconut oil and other saturated fats were being spread around, the levels of heart disease, obesity and cholesterol serum and even Alzheimer’s disease have been steadily increasing.
Not getting at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night (at night) can be just as bad as eating poorly and not exercising. Even more, the Journal of Occupation and Environmental Medicine recently found that women working the night shift had 400% higher risk of cancer.
What is Coenzyme Q10?
It may not sound very natural, but CoQ10 is in fact an essential natural nutrient. It is produced by the body and used for everyday functions of life including cellular energy. It is a fat-soluble antioxidant that transports electrons around the body.
Among Indian people aged 70 to 79, the rate of Alzheimer’s is less than one-quarter that of the United States. Epidemiologists have hypothesized that the turmeric that is part of daily curries eaten in India may help explain the low rate of Alzheimer’s disease in that country.
Study after study has shown amazing health benefits of Turmeric. The National Institute of health cites 24 studies on the medicinal benefits of turmeric and its major active component curcumin.
A recent study from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute found that fasting can lower a person’s risk for coronary heart disease as well as diabetes and have a positive impact on blood cholesterol levels. In this study a group of 200 volunteers participated at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in the trial. The trial involved testing performed on the subjects while fasting and while consuming a normal daily diet.
This latest study confirms findings from an earlier one that found fasting to reduce your risk for coronary heart disease. This follow up and expanded study shows fasting is helpful with other factors that contribute to heart disease such as reducing the following:
With so many oils on the market and so much talk about the different types of oil it’s difficult to sift through what is fact, what is entirely fiction, and most of all which is the healthiest oil to use.
From olive oil and palm oil to coconut oil and sesame oils it’s hard to know which one to put in your shopping cart, into your food, and eventually inside your body. One of the most misunderstood and most talked about cooking oils is canola oil. The name was originally LEAR (Low Erucic Acid Rapeseed) but for marketing purposes was changed to canola oil. This word was derived from the combination of the phrase, “Canadian oil.” Canola oil is a much more appealing name than LEAR oil or rape oil. But is the oil appealing for you and should you be using it in your foods?
People have been taking aspirin for many decades now. In fact, this little pill found in just about every medicine cabinet across the world was discovered way back in 1853, but not used medicinally until 1897 first as a powder, then introduced as that little white pill we all are so familiar with in 1915. Despite its long standing years of use, there are some serious health complications that can result from taking aspirin.
As we age our bodies begin to weaken and break down. This can cause aches, pains, and ultimately unwanted disease– that is if you aren’t protecting it through vital lifestyle choices. One of the biggest areas of concern is bone health. We all hear about osteoporosis and its damaging and debilitating effect on the daily lives of those who suffer with it. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) 10 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis.
If you’re like I was, you might wonder how a chiropractor can help you overcome things like asthma, heart disease or carpel tunnel. It all links back to the “arc of life” found in your neck.
When any one of the four natural curves in the spine is misaligned, stress affects the spinal discs, tissues and nerves.
Strokes are becoming more prevalent in young adults and even young children. The University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute presented study findings to the American Stroke Association (ASA) at a 2010 conference. The researchers have found that from 1993-1994 to 2005, the average age of stroke victims fell by three years and the percentage of young people (those 25 to 45) having strokes rose almost four percent, nearly doubling previous rates.
Doctors and scientists have long been telling us to reduce our salt intake, so it may be hard to swallow when I tell you research shows that a low-salt diet doesn’t reduce high blood pressure. But the type of salt you are consuming does make a world of difference for your health.
Nutritionist Sally Fallon reminds us that all traditional cultures have used salt in some form. But they didn’t, of course, use the refined table salt we find in our salt shakers. They used salt from the sea.
“Pharmaceutical deficiency.” Mike Adams of Natural News has coined this term in reference to the FDA’s backing of Crestor prescriptions for otherwise healthy people and I love this phrase! Do you think we get headaches because we are deficient in Advil or Tylenol? This is the premise for this marketing tactic by Crestor which can widen the market for the drug by 6 million patients initially and could one day apply to the whole American population.
Most of us have been led to believe that cholesterol is the culprit behind rising rates of heart disease. For over 60 years, we’ve been getting the message that lowering fat and cholesterol (especially our ingestion of animal fats), and using vegetable oil and other substitutes in our diet will protect us from heart disease. This could not be further from the truth. There is little evidence that cholesterol is a cause of atherosclerosis, heart disease or stroke.
The “epidemics” associated with life in America are the result of the western diet and lifestyle. One of the precursors to a host of other epidemic conditions is high blood pressure. Hypertension, as high blood pressure is also known, affects 30% of the American population and is a preventable condition.