The Fatty Food That’s Actually Good For Your Waistline—and Your Health!

By |November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

A description of one popular food sometimes sounds too good to be true. It’s delicious, creamy and fills you up because it’s high in fat. What’s more, many experts believe this food can actually help you lose weight while offering important benefits for your heart and brain. My long-time readers also know it’s one of [...]

The Amazing, Little-Known Benefits of Dietary Fiber

By |November 15th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

You know fiber’s good for you. Millions of people boost their fiber intake with fruits and vegetables – or take fiber supplements like Metamucil -- to help with healthy digestion and elimination. A few well-informed people know fiber can also help lower your cholesterol levels. But the latest medical research reveals that the benefits of [...]

New Theory Explains Bizarre COVID-19 Symptoms and Why Vitamin D is Essential

By |November 8th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

We know coronavirus attacks the lungs. So why do up to half of hospitalized patients have neurological symptoms such as dizziness, delirium, seizures and strokes? Why do one in five hospitalized patients have damaged hearts when they never had cardiac issues before? What explains dry cough and fatigue, two of the most common symptoms, and [...]

To Get Sick Less Often, Try These Inexpensive Nutrients

By |November 1st, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Dietary supplements can help keep us healthy in the face of our less than perfect diets, as well as nutrient depletion in the soil that produces many of the fruits and vegetables that we do eat. The latest research points to one type of supplement in particular that can offer significant support for better health [...]

These Vegetables Protect Your Arteries from Plaque Build-Up

By |October 25th, 2020|Categories: Nutrition|

Last year, broccoli became the fifth most popular vegetable purchased in the U.S. This marks its first appearance in the top five of the annual surveys conducted by The Packer, a magazine covering the fresh produce industry. Much less popular, but still in the top 20, are cauliflower and cabbage. What's so special about these [...]

Like Hot Sauce? It Might Help You Live Longer

By |October 18th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

A colleague of mine is mad for hot sauce. Any time I meet him for a bite to eat or visit his office, there’s always a bottle of hot sauce nearby. Sure, he enjoys spicy fare, but there’s more to it than that. My friend, like me, scours the latest scientific journals in search of [...]

Strengthen Your Lungs to Defend Against COVID-19

By |October 11th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Since COVID-19 reared its ugly head months ago, scientists and medical experts have been working hard to determine the factors that predispose people to this new and sometimes deadly virus. From obesity and diabetes to high blood pressure, we’ve covered many of these suspected risk factors in this newsletter. We’ve also offered the latest findings [...]

Medieval “Ancientbiotics” Ravage Deadly Superbugs

By |October 4th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Up to half the pathogens that cause surgery-related infections and a quarter of those that cause infections after cancer chemotherapy are resistant to antibiotics. These drug-resistant bacteria kill 700,000 people annually across the globe. This number is expected to skyrocket in the years ahead, creating a death toll of 10 million by the year 2050. [...]

Discovering New Benefits of the “Sleep Hormone”

By |September 27th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Regular readers of this newsletter will recall that my team has written quite a few articles on how getting enough sleep is critical to our health and well-being. Insufficient sleep can drain your energy, lower productivity and increase the risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia and even cancer. Melatonin is a [...]

High Cholesterol? Don’t Believe Everything You’re Told

By |September 20th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

For too long, conventional doctors have been convincing their patients to take statin medications that lower their LDL cholesterol – so-called “bad” cholesterol (also known as LDL-C) – because it can lead to blocked arteries. The long-held belief is that lowering LDL cholesterol can improve heart health and reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke [...]

Walking is Great Exercise – Here’s How to Make it Even Better

By |September 13th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

I’ve said it more times than I can count – exercise is essential for better health. And one of the best, most accessible forms of physical activity is walking. For brain health, heart health and every other kind of health I can think of, taking a walk most days, even if it’s just around the [...]

High Blood Sugar and Deadly COVID-19 Complications

By |September 6th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

It appears that COVID-19 is not leaving us anytime soon. As the pandemic continues, scientists are working to better understand this deadly virus and why some people have mild cases of the disease while for others, infection turns fatal. Recently, we reported on a study confirming what doctors nationwide have noted anecdotally among COVID patients, [...]

Why Holding Grudges Can Kill You

By |August 30th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Not long ago a friend told me about a particularly thorny dispute he had with a neighbor. While he was telling me about the argument, my buddy’s face got red and I could almost feel his heart rate quickening. Granted, he had good reason to be angry about the incident. But here’s the thing... The [...]

Calcium Pyruvate: Weight Loss Wonder or Dieting Dud?

By |August 23rd, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

In general, I advise readers to steer clear of fad diets and supplements. They usually promise much and deliver little in terms of meaningful weight-loss. With that said, I’ve noticed a supplement that keeps popping up in research circles that’s worth investigating. Let’s unpack the findings on the popular supplement calcium pyruvate. Calcium pyruvate is [...]

What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Body Temperature

By |August 16th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Since fever is a key symptom of coronavirus, many people have rushed out to buy thermometers. Some businesses in different parts of the nation and the world are even taking temperatures at the door. That's fine for the younger generation, but the body may not be able to produce a higher temperature in older people, [...]

Think Twice Before You Scratch that Itch

By |August 9th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Scratching an itch might seem like a meaningless, harmless reaction to an irritation on your skin. But what occurs when you feel an itch and then scratch can be more than skin deep. The latest research shows that scratching your skin can damage your immune system. Scratching can shift the balance of immune cells in [...]

Are You Plagued with Lockdown Constipation?

By |August 2nd, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Google searches for "why am I constipated" and other digestive issues surged dramatically in recent months, with the coronavirus lockdown being the likely culprit. Extended time indoors.Disrupted routines.Heightened stress. All these and more can stymie normal digestion and regular bowel movements. Constipation is not only uncomfortable, but it can cause serious health problems and should [...]

Every 37 Seconds an American Has a Heart Attack, Here’s How to Lower Your Risk

By |July 26th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

The death toll from heart disease continues to be staggering. It accounts for one in four deaths – killing 647,000 Americans a year.1 But medical researchers are still figuring out what causes hearts to seize up, not to mention uncovering proven natural ways to protect heart health. Recently, they’ve come up with a few surprises [...]

Sitting Can be Healthy so Long as You Combine it With Something Else

By |July 19th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

It's a commonly held view that going to the gym compensates for all those hours sitting in the office. Actually, it doesn't. The science is clear about this. Prolonged sitting increases the risk of heart disease and an early demise regardless of how much exercise people engage in. Yet human evolution favors energy conservation. Resting [...]

Why One Backyard Hobby is a Great Defense Against Anxiety, Depression

By |July 12th, 2020|Categories: Natural Health|

Sadly, it seems the list of anxiety-provoking issues in our world is getting longer by the day, and Americans are feeling the negative effects to our mental health. In recent months, the rates of anxiety and depression have grown across the United States.1 Regardless of what’s going on in the world around you, the latest [...]

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