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Heart Healthy Diets

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. A man has about a 53% chance and a woman 62% of having a fatal heart attack as the first symptom of heart disease. If you are worried about heart disease or have a history of heart disease in

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Which Supplements Support Good Heart Health

I’m often asked by my students to tell them which supplements are good for promoting and maintaining good heart heath. I’m put together the following list: Products to Promote Cardiovascular Health Vitamin C (found in Oranges, Lemons, Acerola Cherries and Strawberries) May reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease but not proven to reduce the risk

Anti-Inflammatory Diet

A number of foods we eat (or don’t eat) have caused inflammation in our bodies. Some scientists and doctors feel that inflammation plays an important part of our lives. For instance, getting too many Omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) in our diet helps our bodies to create more inflammation. Eating the heart-healthy fatty acids (from

More Health Benefits of Exercise

Recently, 10,000 of us are reaching the age of “retirement” each day of the year. I don’t know about you, but I’m not even considering “retiring” until I have accomplished all that I set out to do! So what can we do to feel better, have more energy and perhaps live longer? We really don’t

Is Selenium Important to Our Bodies?

I read an interesting quote from a physician today. Allen Spreen, M.D. wrote: “When the FDA uses the phrase ‘may reduce the risk of certain cancers,’ it’s nearly impossible to imagine they’re talking about anything other than a new costly prescription pill. Because for any substance to get that kind of statement from the FDA

What is Glutathione and is it Important?

Glutathione is one of the body’s master antioxidants. It is not an essential nutrient and can be made from the amino acids L-cysteine, L-glutamic acid and glycine. It does require the use of ATP in the two-step process in making Glutathione. While all cells in the human body are capable of synthesizing glutathione, liver glutathione

Heavy Metal Exposure

Heavy Metal Toxicity & Glyconutrients There are many heavy metals that can affect our health, but lead and mercury are, perhaps, the most dangerous. Lead has long been known to be a harmful environmental pollutant. The Secretary of the Depatment of Health & Human Services in late 1991 called lead “…number one environmental threat to

An Apple a Day?

Ever wonder where the expression “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” comes from? Well, there may be some good scientific evidence that this is valid. The results of an animal study published by The American Physiological Society found that Quercetin, a powerful antioxidant present in apples and other fruits and vegetables, may have

Eat Your 5 to 9 Colors Each Day

Why Should You Eat Fruits and Vegetables Every Day? Scientific research shows that eating fruits and vegetables every day reduces the risk of: Cancer Coronary Heart Disease Elevated cholesterol levels Vitamin deficiencies One of the wonderful things that happens when you eat fruits and vegetables every day is the consumption of the beneficial chemicals they

Sickness or Wellness

Professor Gerard Anderson of John Hopkins University states that close to half of the population in North America now suffers from at least one chronic disease, and many more suffer from more than one condition. The rate of increase in incidence of autoimmune and degenerative diseases is alarming, especially when we look at the dramatic