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Sugar’s sweet invitation to disease

May 31, 2014

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Sugar’s sweet invitation to disease by Dr. Martha Grout —  If, for years, you eat more sugar than is needed by the muscles for exercise, you strain the pancreas, asking it to constantly make excess insulin to lower your blood sugar level. Eventually, the pancreas cannot make enough insulin, and the blood sugar level remains […]

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Low-fat milk promotes obesity

August 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Harvard researcher David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., analyzed a recommendation from the USDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to drink three cups of reduced-fat milk per day. He concluded that it is very bad advice. “It is perhaps the most prevailing advice given to the American public about diet in the […]

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The good news about chocolate

March 18, 2013

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by Stan Kalson  —  Cacao, the plant that is the source of chocolate, originated with the Olmec Indians around 1500 B.C. Cacao products have been winning fans since the Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the first chocolate beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez, who subsequently took it to Spain. The Mayans and Aztecs used cacao in […]

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The psyche of infertility

September 7, 2012

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by Dr. Steven Cooner —  Most of us would agree that the mind and body work together. The emotional and psychological factors/forces involved in infertility can be dealt with by talking with a health care professional or by using the body to help heal the mind and emotions and aid fertility. A healthy, peaceful mind […]

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Power foods to help with weight loss and health

September 2, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  If your goal is to lose weight or prevent weight gain, you must stabilize your insulin, the fat-storing hormone. This is the one hormone we actually have control over and our food choices can prevent unhealthy insulin spikes from occurring. Numerous studies have shown that eating a low carbohydrate-to-protein ratio with […]

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Is your thyroid balanced?

August 25, 2012

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by Dr. Emil Faithe —  Do you suffer from uncontrollable weight gain? Is your hair falling out? Are you exhausted, angry or depressed? Millions of people, mostly women, are living with imbalanced thyroids. Many have low thyroid function, despite the fact that their blood tests are normal. Others have been taking thyroid medicine all their […]

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You are not your weight

August 23, 2012

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by Irene Conlan —  Weight loss is a doozy of a challenge. In my years of therapy practice, I have come to believe it is the single most complex issue I deal with because it has so many components, appearing on a number of levels. It certainly affects us physically; that is a given. But […]

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The myth of muscle metabolism

March 5, 2012

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by Jeff Thiboutot —  A common belief in the health and fitness industry is that people should gain muscle and increase their metabolism. This is technically true, but the effect is minimal. It has been estimated that one pound of muscle will cause an increase in daily energy expenditure or basal metabolic rate (BMR) of […]

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Oprah Winfrey’s troublesome thyroid

March 5, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Starr —  Oprah Winfrey’s metabolism has been up and down — and up again. Adventures with the bathroom scale and swings in energy eventually got her focused on her thyroid. In her magazine, she wrote: “My body was turning on me. First [it was] hyperthyroidism, which sped up my metabolism and left […]

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Natural Thyroid Care

February 27, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  The thyroid gland is not large, but it functions as the “spark plugs” of the body, giving a person plenty of energy for every bodily activity. Thyroid problems are among the most prevalent health disorders. Hypothyroidism. The most common thyroid condition is called hypothyroidism, or a low-functioning thyroid. Symptoms often […]

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Allergy control

February 26, 2012

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Most people associate allergies with hay fever. These are the immediate type (IgE-mediated) allergic reactions, which can be chronic and debilitating or immediate and life-threatening (anaphylactic). The delayed (IgG-mediated) reactions, however, are more insidious. Typical delayed allergic reactions are feeling foggy-headed, waking up tired in the morning and experiencing general […]

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Diet is a dirty word

February 26, 2012

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by Stacy Maxwell —  A diet should be a lifestyle, and not a special occasion. When it comes to many diets today, the problem is that you are not eating the way you will eat for the rest of your life. Perhaps the diet requires eating foods you may not like or do not find […]

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Healing depression and anxiety

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  Many people will make their way into the doctor’s office with complaints of fatigue and anxiety or lack of energy, drive and focus. In many cases, attending physicians dispense anti-depressants (sometimes like candy), such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) as a means to treat symptoms of depression or anxiety. […]

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