Tag Archives: essential fatty acids

Coconuts are in vogue again

September 28, 2014

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Coconuts are in vogue again by Mary Budinger —  Coconut oil is “OK” again — and deservedly so. It has been used for thousands of years in traditional diets, and people thrive on it. Unfortunately, it got caught up in the “fat is bad, eat carbs instead” phase that Americans plunged into in the 1970s. […]

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Trans fats and your health

September 16, 2013

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Most people who closely monitor their diets know that partially hydrogenated oil contains trans fat that clogs the arteries and reduces the “good” cholesterol that helps unclog arteries. Beginning next year, companies must disclose trans fat amounts on food labels. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is going to […]

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Eat your way to a healthy heart

March 31, 2013

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by Dr. Toni Vaughan —  It is a fact that the foods we eat can significantly influence our heart health. The problem is that everyday we are bombarded with new information about what constitutes a heart-healthy diet. The following steps offer a simple and practical approach to achieving a heart-healthy lifestyle. • Increase healthy fats […]

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The skinny on fats

March 6, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  High-quality fats and oils are one of the most essential foods to consume every day. They are needed as an energy source for your brain and for producing many vital hormones in the body. They are also essential for transporting all vitamins, minerals and hormones through every one of your […]

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Inflammation and the truth about fats

September 12, 2012

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by Dr. Shelley Crombach —  Have you ever gone to the doctor while experiencing pain? Did the doctor diagnose inflammation, or give you anti-inflammatory medicine or supplements? What exactly are we fighting with these remedies? Inflammation is an immune reaction that aids in the body’s healing process. Despite its bad name, it is important for […]

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Health updates

September 12, 2012

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The following is new information about evolving insect resistance to genetically engineered cotton, and ways to manage arthritis without drugs. First documented cases of insect resistance to GE cotton According to a new research report by University of Arizona (UA) entomologists, a pest insect known as the bollworm is the first to evolve resistance in […]

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CRP: A marker of cardiovascular inflammation

August 26, 2012

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by Dr. Robin Terranella —  When it comes to cardiovascular disease (CVD), most of us know that high blood pressure and cholesterol are important risk factors requiring control. However, a recent study, called JUPITER (Justification for the Use of statins in Primary prevention: an Intervention Trial Evaluating Rosuvastatin), found that more emphasis should be placed […]

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Fulvic acid and mineral deficiency

August 20, 2012

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It is estiminated that 99 percent of Americans are mineral deficient, which could be the cause of 60 different diseases. Researchers have known for years that at least 90 nutrients are needed to maintain optimal health — including a minimum of 59 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 amino acids and three essential fatty acids. Fulvic acid, […]

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Natural alternatives for arthritis pain

July 23, 2012

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by Shalon Utah —  Arthritis is a degenerative disease complicated by consistent wear and tear on the joint cartilage, causing a painful and disabling inflammatory condition. Arthritis affects more than 40 million people in the United States, and that number is expected to nearly double in the next 20 years. Although arthritis is the leading […]

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No more trans fats? Look again

July 11, 2012

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by Dr. Sonny Sampedro —  Today, many people have become aware of the dangers of trans fatty acids, otherwise known as “partially hydrogenated oils.” There is clear documentation that trans fats raise total cholesterol, LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides. Trans-fatty acids also lower HDL, the “good cholesterol,” stiffen arteries, suppress the immune system, promote […]

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Alcohol addiction and sugar

February 27, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  In the United States, there are 17 to 20 million alcoholics — or about one in every 10 people. One-third of Americans are heavy drinkers (50 percent consuming more than 14 drinks weekly). Alcoholics are more prone to disease and accidents than the rest of the population and tend to die […]

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Brain longevity and better brain function

February 26, 2012

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by Brenda Haas-Krieger —  It is possible to combat brain aging, impact Alzheimer’s and even enhance cognitive function, as Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D., wrote in his 1999 book Brain Longevity. The brain is flesh and blood like the rest of the body and will respond to measures we take to strengthen it. Dr. William Grant […]

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