Apr 09 2019
Did you know that more than 75 million adults or 1 out of 3 have high blood pressure? It is scary that only half of these people have their high blood pressure under control. Hypertension is “the silent killer” because there are normally no warning signs or symptoms with this disease so it is common […]
Apr 04 2019
A healthy immune system can keep your heart healthier, lower your blood pressure, and it can help you maintain healthy body weight.
Having a healthy immune system can also protect you against many illness and diseases. Understanding how your diet can improve your immune system is very important. Hippocrates’s famous quote from 460 B.C said, “Let […]
Apr 01 2019
Avocados are fruit and they came from Mexico somewhere between 5,000-7,000 BC. They are technically a berry that contains one seed. Mammals such as the ground sloth and wooly mammoths ate them whole about 13,000 years ago. Somehow the avocado survived but the prehistoric animals did not. The word avocado means “testicle” in the Aztec language […]
Mar 28 2019
Inflammation is such a hot topic these days. Inflammation in the body can be good but it can also cause a lot of bad things.
Inflammation is a good thing when your cells release chemicals into your blood which causes an increase in blood flow to the damaged area to protect you. Inflammation is unhealthy when your […]
Mar 26 2019
Statin drugs are taken by more than 102 million Americans (20 years old or older) who have high cholesterol. High cholesterol is when your level is above 200mg/dL. There are more than 35 million Americans who have cholesterol levels above 240 mg/dL who are at high risk of heart disease. Another alarming statistic is that […]
Mar 19 2019
Bananas are the world’s Number One favorite fruit! They are loaded with potassium which gives you energy and they are also good to fuel your brain. Bananas are green when picked from the tree, they turn yellow as they ripen which is when they are very sweet. Finally, they turn brown and get mushy. They turn […]
Mar 11 2019
Diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar. It is true that people who have type 2 diabetes normally have higher sugar levels in their blood than those who do not, but eating sugar does not cause the disease. In fact, in a report published in the British Medical Journal, people who had higher […]
Mar 04 2019
There are so many diets out there all claiming they will make you healthier and skinnier.
There is the Paleo Diet, South Beach Diet and the Atkins Diet which are low carb and high protein diets. Now there is the Keto Diet which is completely different. Unlike the other diets I just mentioned which are all […]
Feb 28 2019
There’s a lot of reasons why drinking diet soda is a bad idea. Just because it has no calories and caffeine, it does not help you lose weight. In fact, diet soda is linked to weight gain! This is just one reason you should not drink diet soda. Let’s take a look at other, very […]
Feb 26 2019
Flaxseed oil is a healthy fat due to its high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fatty acids play an important role in many different body functions including immune, pulmonary, cardiovascular and endocrine systems.
Flaxseed oil has a certain type of omega-3 fatty acid called ALA which is alpha-linolenic acid. This is a plant-based source […]