To take calcium supplements or to pass them up: Experts continue to argue about the value of taking this mineral in pill form. But a reliable recommendation about what you need to do to get enough calcium to protect your bones is finally taking shape.
Proper hydration is crucial to good health, but you won’t get that hydration from drinking sodas, sugary waters and imitation juice drinks.
The best drink for health is something man has consumed from the beginning of time: water.
The craving for chocolate is one of the most common and difficult to resist of all food cravings. Researchers noted in the journal Appetite that the craving for chocolate is probably the most intense of all food cravings.
The choco-urge is often jump-started by a need for a quick pick-me-up in mood or energy, or to just relieve stress or boredom. But not all chocolate is the same and not all chocolate is bad for you.
Eating too much greasy, sugary junk food gets much of the blame for making us overweight and prone to diabetes and heart disease. But researchers in France have found that common contaminants on your dinner plate are adding to the health dangers.
Did you know that a potent way to lower your blood pressure is by drinking fresh ginger tea? Just put six nickel-size chips of ginger root into two cups of water. Boil the tea and then flavor it with stevia, agave nectar or honey. Relax and sip the ginger tea as it cools.
This is a delicious and natural way to tone down your blood pressure.
If you eat chicken raised in the United States, you are most likely consuming arsenic.
A study by Environmental Health Perspectives has found that a growth-promoting drug called roxarsone, which also treats parasites in the birds’ intestines and gives the meat a pink color, accumulates in the breast meat of broiler chickens. Roxarsone, manufactured by Pfizer, is an organic form of arsenic. Its use was approved by the FDA even though arsenic is a known carcinogen.
Americans are nutritionally starved. The majority are suffering from full belly starvation.
The standard American diet is very low in nutrition, but very high in calories. This is a fatal combination but a boon to the medical establishment, which profits off our ill health. Adopting Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Nutritarian diet will go a long way toward helping you to ward off the disastrous health protocol mandated under Obamacare and traditional American medicine.
The basics of taking care of yourself — drinking plenty of water, eating fresh and healthy foods on the periphery of the grocery store (and not the aisles), staying active, and making time for sleep — will always win out over the most recent miracle-working snake oil on the market.
Junk food is addictive.
A recent study by PubMed shows how foods with high glycemic index alter parts of the brain responsible for hunger, thirst and the natural rhythms and body cycles.
If you want to get the most nutrients from a salad, take the advice of researchers who have found that what you put on your salad is as important as what’s in your salad. A study at Purdue shows that olive oil on a salad helps your body absorb more beneficial phytonutrients than other oils make possible.