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Archive for March, 2016:

Revealing the Modern Myths of Weight Loss

JJ Virgin wrote a post on Rodale Wellness that reveals seven modern myths of weight loss and how these myths can have a negative effect on the human body. These range from thoughts on agave, to exercise, to the notion that the phrase “everything in moderation” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Weight Loss Myth #1:  Going Slow Virgin … Read more.

Ubiquinone, Leg Cramps, and Drug Muggers

Recently, Suzy Cohen, RPH has been writing about natural solutions for those suffering from leg cramps. These include eating certain foods and doing certain exercises, but she also emphasizes CoQ10 as a solution. She warns readers of what she calls “drug muggers,” as well. To alleviate leg cramping, Cohen recommends: Eating foods rich in potassium, such as bananas, broccoli, and … Read more.

Health Benefits of Cabbage

Did you know that cabbage contains folate, glucosinolates, and has the ability to lower your cholesterol? A report from The World’s Healthiest Foods describes the many health benefits of cabbage. Cabbage is part of the cruciferous group of vegetables. Other foods associated with this group include broccoli, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, and kale. The report recommends at least 1-1 ½ … Read more.

Eat the Right Fats For A Healthy Gut

You may have heard that eating the right kinds of fats is important to being healthy, but are you confused about which fats are best for your health and your gut? Dr. Mark Hyman, M.D., discusses what the microbes in our stomachs need and how our consumption of the wrong kinds of fats can damage them. Microbiome, also known as … Read more.

Health Benefits of Garlic

Garlic can be a tasty addition to any meal, but did you know that it also has significant health benefits? A report by The World’s Healthiest Foods describes how garlic can be major source of nutrition for your diet. Garlic contains sulfur compounds, which happen to give garlic its unique odor.  However, these compounds, such as thiosulfinates, sulfoxides, and dithiins … Read more.

The Importance of Vitamin B6 in a Healthy Diet

A report released by the website World’s Healthiest Foods, run by the George Mateljan Foundation, describes the health benefits of Vitamin B6 in a healthy diet and which foods are most likely to contain this important vitamin. Vitamin B6 is shown to play a part in several bodily functions related to overall health. These include:  Metabolizing carbohydrates  Making red blood … Read more.

 The Link Between Statins and Diabetes

Most of us assume that  high cholesterol is caused by eating a diet with a lot of saturated fat. However, health expert Suzy Cohen writes that the real culprit is sugar, and thatstatin drugs can actually make things worse.   Cohen describes that statin medications are used to block the body’s own creation of cholesterol. Many people think that this is in … Read more.

9 Amazing Natural Cough Suppressants to Shut You Up

It’s sniffle season and if you’re either laid up with the latest bug, recovering from the office virus, or feel something coming on, you’re well acquainted with the misery of winter illness. Perhaps part of the whole sickness deal for you, or those around you, is a fairly productive and disruptive cough. Though we do need to cough to clear … Read more.