More than 130 million Americans are overweight. That’s nearly 42 percent of the U.S. population and more than double the entire population of France. Even worse, 40 million Americans are clinically obese or “seriously” overweight. That’s almost double the entire population of Australia. Three million Americans suffer from life-threatening obesity, otherwise known as morbid obesity. Dr. Mark Wiley gives tips on minimizing your weight and maximizing your health…
In a recent study presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Neuroscience, researchers discovered that an individual who eats a high-fat diet over a long period of time may cause irreversible changes to occur in his brain.
European researchers have discovered that consuming a variety of fruits and vegetables could significantly reduce a person’s risk of developing lung cancer, according to a recent article published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.
If you haven’t heard of the draconian food control bill, aka S 510: the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, which is currently under consideration in the United States Senate, you need to learn about it now. If passed, it will give the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate all food, from personal gardens to produce stands to farmer’s markets.
To help retain more flavor and possibly more health benefits, researchers from Newcastle University in Great Britain advocate cooking carrots whole rather than chopped in pieces. This method will help lock in nutrients and the natural sugars. Besides vitamins and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and vitamins A, B1, B6, C, D, E and […]
We all know how expensive it is to “eat right.” A simple trip to Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s will eat up an entire paycheck. But we want to be healthy, and eating organic, so we are told, is the way to do it. Or is it? Read this article to find out…
Did you know that most restaurant and fast food hamburgers are about 23 percent larger than they were in 1977? That’s according to a study conducted by the University of North Carolina. In order to avoid the extra fat and calories, why not skip the main dish and order a filling soup, salad or appetizer […]
When looking to include more dark leafy greens into your diet, be sure to add kale. This healthy vegetable contains phytonutrients that may help combat abnormal cell growth. Researchers have discovered that these phytonutrients cause the liver to produce enzymes that may potentially eliminate cancer-causing substances. Kale can be steamed, sautéed or added to your […]
You know blood circulates in your body and that without it you could not live. What you may not know, however, is that aside from being a vital nutritive substance blood can also be a cause of pain. Read this article to learn how “bad blood” can lead to pain and what you can do to prevent it…
Heart-healthy foods can be easy to incorporate into your meals if you know what to add. Try to include several servings of fruits and vegetables — like spinach, carrots, peaches and assorted berries — during the day. Swap your fattening white flour products for whole foods like oats, grain bread and brown rice. Also try to limit your saturated […]