August 2012

Young Adults and Disease!

August 30, 2012

Although most young adults from teens to 30s believe they are disease free, there are growing health problems for those early decades. Some health issues like high BP, heart disease and diabetes are more common but have few or no early symptoms. That means most young adults are unaware their health may be declining. Other […]

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A Calorie is Not a Calorie!

August 27, 2012

Many health practitioners, especially those educated years ago, continue to repeat the mantra that “A calorie is a calorie.” To lose weight, many recommend cutting calories (a crude measure of energy) below your current level, taking the position that calories from fats, proteins and carbs are the same! Many doctors and weight-loss companies also focus […]

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3 Myths of Aging

August 23, 2012

Almost daily, the medical community and the media repeat myths about aging, health and diseases. And for years the assumption has been that age itself (as opposed to lifestyle) brings a decline in health and vitality. It’s believed that age and aging cause health problems. Here are 3 common myths about aging, health and fitness: 1. It’s normal to gain […]

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Going Gray?

August 20, 2012

If you’re seeing some gray hair or your hair is thinning and unhealthy, would you like to know more about how it happens and what you can do about it? Many people believe that gray or thinning hair is strictly genes, but that’s a myth! Lifestyle matters, just as it does for other health issues […]

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Digestive Health

August 16, 2012

A while ago, I caught the end of a probiotics presentation and it reminded me to do a post on digestive health. I’ve told many people that a significant portion of your immunity (up to 70%) is based in your digestive tract. I know we all forget about those bacteria, including their variety and huge numbers, plus the […]

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August 13, 2012

What is resveratrol? It’s a supplement with growing consumer and scientific interest, originally found in red wine and some fruits. Resveratrol is thought to underlie The French Paradox, so named because the French have less heart disease than we have in the U.S., even though they eat a lot of butter and saturated fat. They often drink […]

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Toxic Sugar and Health

August 9, 2012

On August 5, 2012, 60 Minutes aired a powerful report about sugar, originally broadcast last spring. It’s so significant (I placed the original link in the Health News section last spring), I decided to build a post around it! The report covers important aspects of sugar: it’s toxicity, its effects on weight, health and disease, and […]

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The Myth of Disease

August 6, 2012

This post is focused on chronic conditions/diseases that are common in most U.S. adults. It doesn’t include contagious diseases like polio or TB (although your immune system and lifestyle are still critical for fighting all contagious diseases). We are the leaders of lifestyle-driven disease, ones that account for $3.00 of every $4.00 of healthcare costs. […]

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August 2, 2012

I’m sure you’ve heard of diabetes. You may wonder what it is and why it matters. Diabetes (I’m referring to the more common type 2, or adult-onset diabetes), normally has few symptoms, but is reflected in damaging levels of blood glucose/sugar. It is a serious hormonal and metabolic problem! Blood glucose levels are often measured […]

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