Did you gain some weight in 2008? Have you decided to go on a caloric restriction diet this year?
Don't... Diets don't work. If you are ready to initiate a Lifestyle Change Program then go ahead, but dieting just destroys your metabolism and you will gain all the weight back plus some more for extra measure. Add some exercise. Either join a gym if you need baby sitting or want to tone your body, or just walk an hour every day or two at least.
Have you decided to eat healthier this year? Please do. As you will see from this week's studies it can help you prevent many diseases. What type of diets are the best. Either the Hunter Gatherer, that I recommend, or the Mediterranean Diet are the best for long term health and wellness. Get rid of vegetable oils and start using Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Don't buy foods or drinks with High Fructose Corn Syrup or grains that are highly refined with little fiber or nutritional value.
Have you made the decision to quit smoking? Please do for you and everyone around you. It doesn't just affect your health, it affects those around you, as well.
If you are a women and worried about bone health, don't take drugs like Fosamax, and don't just take calcium, it won't help. You need calcium, vitamin D, magnesium, vitamin K, boron, zinc, copper and manganese.
Have you made the decision to include a vitamin mineral supplement this year? I would highly recommend it. Get one that has therapeutic amounts of nutrients that are quality in nature. Cheap vitamins are worthless. Get one that includes phytonutrients like grape seed ext or Spirulina, and at least 1000 IU's to 4,000 IU's of vitamin D3, natural E, CoQ10, and if possible, Acetyl L-Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid. You have been told you can get eveything you need vitamin wise from food. Please read this week's study on vitamin B1. Mega doses of vitamins can reverse many diseases. Don't believe doctors who get only 8 hours of nutritional education over their 8 year medical program.
Here are some great ones... One of them will fit your budget. They are cheap insurance.
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NSI Synergy CardioLift® Multi-Vitamin
NSI Synergy Supreme Multi-Vitamin Version 3
High Fiber Diets Support Weight Loss...
Although the National Cancer Institute recommends a daily intake of 20-35 grams of fiber, most Americans consumer less than half that amount. By choosing fiber-rich foods you can improve your overall health and increase your weight loss results. Research at Tufts University in Boston shows people who eat more fiber consume less total calories and lose more weight than those who eat a diet deficient in fiber.
Sugar Can Be Addictive: Animal Studies Show Sugar Dependence...
A Princeton University scientist will present new evidence today demonstrating that sugar can be an addictive substance, wielding its power over the brains of lab animals in a manner similar to many drugs of abuse. Professor Bart Hoebel and his team in the Department of Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute have been studying signs of sugar addiction in rats for years. Until now, the rats under study have met two of the three elements of addiction. They have demonstrated a behavioral pattern of increased intake and then showed signs of withdrawal. His current experiments captured craving and relapse to complete the picture.
Vitamin B1 Could Reverse Early-stage Kidney Disease In Diabetes Patients...
Researchers at the University of Warwick have discovered high doses of thiamine – vitamin B1 – can reverse the onset of early diabetic kidney disease. The team has discovered taking high oral doses of thiamine can dramatically decrease the excretion of albumin and reverse early stage kidney disease in type 2 diabetes patients.
Olive Oil Contains Natural Anti-inflammatory Agent...
A naturally occurring chemical found in extra-virgin olive oils is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, report scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center and collaborators at the University of Pennsylvania, The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, and Firmenich, Inc. Named oleocanthal by the researchers, the compound inhibits activity of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes, a pharmacological action shared by ibuprofen.
New Anti-cancer Components Of Extra-virgin Olive Oil Revealed...
Good quality extra-virgin olive oil contains health-relevant chemicals, ‘phytochemicals’, that can trigger cancer cell death. New research sheds more light on the suspected association between olive oil-rich Mediterranean diets and reductions in breast cancer risk.
Common Oral Osteoporosis Drugs Linked To Serious Jaw Necrosis...
Researchers at the University Of Southern California, School Of Dentistry release results of clinical data that links oral bisphosphonates to increased jaw necrosis. The study is among the first to acknowledge that even short-term use of common oral osteoporosis drugs may leave the jaw vulnerable to devastating necrosis, according to a new report. Most doctors who have prescribed bisphosphonates have not told patients about any oral health risks associated with the use of the drugs, despite even short-term usage posing a risk due to the drug's tenacious 10-year half life in bone tissue. Lydia Macwilliams of Los Angeles said no one told her about the risk posed by her three years of Fosamax usage until she became a patient of Sedghizadeh at the School of Dentistry. "I was surprised," she said. "My doctor who prescribed the Fosamax didn't tell me about any possible problems with my teeth."
Grape-seed Extract Kills Laboratory Leukemia Cells, Proving Value Of Natural Compounds...
An extract from grape seeds forces laboratory leukemia cells to commit cell suicide, according to researchers from the University of Kentucky. They found that within 24 hours, 76 percent of leukemia cells had died after being exposed to the extract. "These results could have implications for the incorporation of agents such as grape seed extract into prevention or treatment of hematological malignancies and possibly other cancers," said the study's lead author, Xianglin Shi, Ph.D., professor in the Graduate Center for Toxicology at the University of Kentucky.
"What everyone seeks is an agent that has an effect on cancer cells but leaves normal cells alone, and this shows that grape seed extract fits into this category," he said.
Smoking ban leads to major drop in heart attacks...
A smoking ban in one Colorado city led to a dramatic drop in heart attack hospitalizations within three years, a sign of just how serious a health threat secondhand smoke is, government researchers said Wednesday. The study, the longest-running of its kind, showed the rate of hospitalized cases dropped 41 percent in the three years after the ban of workplace smoking in Pueblo, Colo., took effect. There was no such drop in two neighboring areas, and researchers believe it's a clear sign the ban was responsible.
The study suggests that secondhand smoke may be a terrible and under-recognized cause of heart attack deaths in this country, said one of its authors, Terry Pechacek of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Broccoli Compound Targets Key Enzyme In Late-stage Cancer...
An anti-cancer compound found in broccoli and cabbage works by lowering the activity of an enzyme associated with rapidly advancing breast cancer, according to a University of California, Berkeley, study appearing Dec 3 in the online early edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Metabolic Danger of High-Fructose Corn Syrup...
Americans are being poisoned by a common additive present in a wide array of processed foods like soft drinks and salad dressings, commercially made cakes and cookies, and breakfast cereals and brand-name breads.
This commonplace additive silently increases our risk of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis.
The name of this toxic additive is high-fructose corn syrup. It is so ubiquitous in processed foods and so over-consumed by the average American that many experts believe our nation faces the prospect of an epidemic of metabolic disease in the future, related in significant degree to excess consumption of high-fructose corn syrup.
Acetyl L-Carnitine and Alpha-Lipoic Acid may be Fountain of Youth for the Brain ...
Throughout human history aging people have yearned for a magic elixir to help them turn back the clock and restore youth. It could be that this dream is about to come true. In a recent landmark study, old lab rats taking a mixture of acetyl L-carnitine and alpha-lipoic acid regained so much of their youth and vigor they "got up to do the Macarena", according to study director Bruce Ames.
Selenium May Prevent High Risk-bladder Cancer...
A study published in the December issue of Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, suggests that selenium, a trace mineral found in grains, nuts and meats, may aid in the prevention of high-risk bladder cancer. Researchers from Dartmouth Medical School compared selenium levels in 767 individuals newly diagnosed with bladder cancer to the levels of 1,108 individuals from the general population. Findings showed an inverse association between selenium and bladder cancer among women, some smokers and those with p53 positive bladder cancer.
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