March 13, 2018

February Heart Health Tip: Don’t Overload This Mineral

February is officially Heart Health Month marked by one of my favorite days, which just passed, Valentine’s Day.  Even better, the Valentine’s chocolate we all have been consuming and love so much is actually good for our heart.  Well, not all the sugar and fat, but its cocoa content.  Cocoa is full of nutrients that protect both your heart, and your brain.  But, if you also like to eat red meat frequently, you may be getting too much of a certain mineral that can undermine your heart health.  Let me tell you why you should limit this mineral… Love Your […]
March 13, 2018

Alcohol Use Biggest Risk Factor For Dementia

Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, of over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France. This study looked specifically at the effect of alcohol use disorders, and included people who had been diagnosed with mental and behavioural disorders or chronic diseases that were attributable to chronic harmful use of alcohol. Of the 57,000 cases of early-onset dementia (before the age of 65), the majority (57%) were related to chronic heavy drinking. The World Health […]
March 7, 2018

Wrong Vegetable Oil Increases Heart Attack Risk

Heart attack rates peaked in the United States in 1968. In this era, it was not unusual for a man under age
March 6, 2018

Top Supplements Your Heart Will Love

February is not only a time to celebrate love and relationships but it is also American Hearth Month. This important theme helps to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease including stroke. The good news is, though heart disease affects many people and is the leading cause of death for Americans, that your risk can be lowered by up to 80 percent by making good diet and lifestyle choices. Important factors for heart health: Manage your stress Exercise regularly Focus on sleep Consume alcohol in moderation Meet with your doctor to discuss labs and testing to monitor your health Eat heart healthy […]
March 6, 2018

Supermarket Produce Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

Elevated blood pressures are often a concern for my over-40 age patients.  Some of them need to take prescription medications to keep blood pressures normal and decrease the risk of stroke.  However, one thing I tell my patients with elevated blood pressures is that there are some natural remedies that can help lower blood pressure.  They’re often surprised to learn that some of these include common produce from your supermarket!  In fact, several of my patients who have tried these foods have either been able to go off their prescription medications or lower their dosage.  Read on to learn about the two […]
March 6, 2018

The 20 Best Foods for Your Sex Life

You know that you should eat healthy to protect your heart and your health in general.  But, I bet you weren’t really aware that food can also protect your sexual health and boost your sex drive.  That’s right.  Nature contains all the sex-boosting nutrients your body will ever need. Let me tell you about them. 20 Common Foods That Boost Your Sex Drive It’s a no brainer that eating healthier will boost your general health.  It follows that, if your body is healthy, your sex drive will also be healthy.  Yet, there are some specific foods that contain certain natural […]
March 6, 2018

5 Foods To Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Clear

Staring at your gadgets, computer, as well as television constantly, can harm your vision. Make sure you
February 28, 2018

Iron Removal Could Be A Potential Cancer Therapy

Researchers at Okayama University report in Oncotarget a promising method for targeting cancer stem
February 27, 2018

How Weight Gain Changes Your Whole Body

Weight gain isn’t just a number on your bathroom scale. A new Stanford study has found that the entire body undergoes microbial, molecular and genetic changes changes for the worse when people pack on the pounds. When weight is lost, the systems return largely to their original state. Even just a modest weight gain of about six pounds, researchers found, alters the body’s basic biology. — potentially boosting the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Bacterial populations morph. Inflammation patterns shift. There are genetic changes in the cardiac system. “Your body is responding to a very stressful event,” said lead […]
February 27, 2018

Gluten-Free Pizza At Home: The Best Mixes

As celiac awareness has grown in recent years, a number of chain and local pizzerias have ventured into the world
February 27, 2018

Anti-Inflammatories Are the Secret Ingredients To Longevity

We hear about inflammation a lot, but what does it really mean? Put very simply, inflammation is our body’s immune system response when something is wrong, whether it’s infection, stress, or injury. Unfortunately, more studies are showing that inflammation plays a significant role in most of the diseases plaguing our society, including arthritis, heart disease, irritable bowel disorders, Alzheimer’s, Type 2 diabetes and even cancer. So what can we do to fight it? The good news is that there are many foods that calm inflammation in a variety of ways. They’re anti-inflammatories and they keep our arteries young and less […]
February 27, 2018

Food Power: Who Controls What We Eat?

LOS ANGELES, Calif (January 30, 2018)– Over recent decades, every aspect of the food production process has become controlled by fewer and larger companies. Multinational corporations have increased their reach over the entire food system, affecting consumer choice, farmers’ incomes, workers’ wages—and intensifying our dependency on large firms for access to food. At almost every key stage of the food system, four firms alone control 40% or more of the market, a level above which these companies have the power to drive up prices for consumers and reduce their rate of innovation. Researchers have identified additional problems resulting from these […]
February 27, 2018

Why Are Some People Happier Than Others?

Ask 100 people what happiness means to them, and you’ll get 100 different answers. Even Greek philosopher Aristotle knew the reason for that more than 2,300 years ago. “Happiness depends on ourselves,” he wrote in Nicomachean Ethics, published around 350 B.C. He asserted that happiness is a long-term goal—achieved throughout the course of a lifetime—rather than something that promises instant gratification. Aristotle believed that our quest for fulfillment as human beings includes pleasure, friendship, love, our moral character and the active search for truth and justice. Such a goal requires making choices, some of which can be difficult. He further […]