Yet More Evidence That Fat Isn’t the Problem

On Wednesday, July, 27th, 2016 in Diet & nutrition

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Dietary fat has been demonized for so long, the point bears repeating: In truth, fat is not the bad guy – as a couple of recent studies make clear. The first, just published in PLoS Medicine, looked at the effects of fats and carbs on blood glucose and insulin function, using data from more than […]


About That “Pasta Won’t Make You Fat” Study…

On Tuesday, July, 12th, 2016 in Diet & nutrition

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You know how they say that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is? Widely touted as “the best study” to date on pasta consumption and obesity, it was hardly that. As Stanford professor of medicine Dr. Christopher Gardner told Health News Review, The various headlines seem to indicate ‘Despite the impression […]


How You Feel About Aging May Affect How You Age

On Tuesday, July, 5th, 2016 in Anti-aging

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Aging is inevitable. Of course, we can do things to prevent or slow down the kind of degeneration people tend to associate with getting older. Think optimizing diet. Think getting enough sleep and exercise. Think treatments such as BHRT and chelation. These – and more – can help us to better health and more vitality […]


Mindful Eating May Improve Your Health

On Tuesday, June, 28th, 2016 in Wellness

Most of the time when we eat, we’re on automatic – not thinking, simply refueling. The exception to the rule comes when we sit down to a fancy meal in a restaurant or a holiday feast like Thanksgiving dinner. Such meals can seem so much more fulfilling – physically, mentally, and spiritually – not just […]


Choosing Health Is a Choice You Make Every Day

On Tuesday, June, 21st, 2016 in Integrative Medicine

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  Some things we take as a matter of faith. The sun will rise tomorrow. The other driver will heed the stop sign and not barrel into the intersection as you’re making a turn. Water will flow when you turn on the tap. And when something you’ve always taken for granted doesn’t happen? It can […]


Physical Activity May Lower Your Cancer Risk

On Tuesday, June, 14th, 2016 in Holistic Cancer Support

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When you think about preventing cancer – or at least lowering risk – it’s really easy to get hyper-focused on all the things to avoid: synthetic chemicals, tobacco and other drugs, radiation, and the like. But as we suggested last time, prevention isn’t just about what you keep out of your body but what you […]


What’s Really “Preventive”?

On Tuesday, June, 7th, 2016 in Integrative Medicine

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More women than ever are getting mastectomies. That’s the word from the latest report from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. And there’s been an especially big increase in double mastectomies. In fact, the rate “more than tripled: from nine to 30 per 100,000 women.” Not all of them even had cancer. The […]


Simple Carbs & Your Complex Heart

On Tuesday, May, 31st, 2016 in Diet & nutrition

broken heart cracker

When it comes to our most common chronic health problems – heart disease, obesity, diabetes – science continues to make it clear: Dietary fats are not the bad guy. Carbs are. Not all of them, of course. Some important foods – vegetables, legumes, whole grains – can be downright carbalicious. But they’re also nutritional powerhouses, […]