Interesting Strategy for Living with Type 2 Diabetes

December 5th, 2014
Don't let diabetes win.  Strategies beyond diabetic diet.

Free yourself of insulin injections with these 2 tips!

Diabetes management is nothing to be taken lightly. Many people with Type 2 Diabetes are strict about their diets in an effort to control blood glucose levels and insulin dependence. This is important, but there are two other, very important things you should be doing to give your body its best chance at survival.
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Why You Gain Weight; Even While Dieting

November 15th, 2014
ObesityMetabolicSyndrome

Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome are Progressive because we eat this one thing.

Everyone thinks that if you eat too much and don’t exercise enough, you’ll get fat and eventually become obese. However, research shows that this isn’t what causes obesity. Have you ever wondered why a fit and lean person can seemingly eat whatever they want and not gain weight, while an overweight person can carefully restrict calories and stay overweight, or even gain weight? It’s because the body processes things differently when we are overweight.
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Killing Your Sex Drive One Bite at a Time: 5 Surprising Ways Sugar Lowers Libido

November 10th, 2014

Dr. Hyman, MD Dr. Mark Hyman, MD has dedicated his career to identifying and addressing the root causes of chronic illness through a groundbreaking whole-systems medicine approach known as Functional Medicine. He is a family physician, a eight-time New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader in his field. Through his private practice, education efforts, writing, research, advocacy and public-policy work, he strives to improve access to Functional Medicine, and to widen the understanding and practice of it, empowering others to stop managing symptoms and instead treat the underlying causes of illness, thereby also tackling our chronic-disease epidemic. Read the rest of this entry »

Three Ways to Improve Memory: Caffeine, Cocoa Powder & Alcohol Consumption

November 3rd, 2014

Memory, Cognition, Long-Term Memory

Surprising Ways to Improve Your Memory!

Caffeine

A research study published in Nature Neuroscience stated that among the health benefits of caffeine is that a 200mg dose after a learning session boosts long-term memory. Caffeine has been shown in many studies to enhance cognitive memory. However, until now, there have been very few studies to show its effects on long-term memory.

This study involved 160 participants between the ages of 18 and 30 years. Participants were given doses of 100-300mg of caffeine after their learning sessions. The 200mg group showed the greatest improvement in long-term memory.

Cocoa Powder

Researchers at Columbia University published a study in Nature Neuroscience showing that flavanols present in cocoa reversed age-related memory decline. Memory decline begins in early adulthood, but may not be noticed until the age of 50-60 years. Flavanols in cocoa have been linked to improvements in brain connections in the area of the brain responsible for memory. Participants in the study following a high-flavanol diet performed much better on memory tests than those following the low-flavanol criteria.

Dr. Small of the research team stated that “If a participant had the memory of a typical 60-year-old at the beginning of the study, after 3 months that person on average had the memory of a typical 30- or 40-year-old.”

Consumption of cocoa powder improves skin condition by increasing blood flow to subcutaneous tissues. It increases skin density and skin hydration, improving skin texture, and even gives skin photoprotection. Flavanols in cocoa also have favorable effects on blood pressure, platelet aggregation, thrombosis (blood clotting), inflammation, and the vascular system as a whole.

Alcohol Consumption

A collaborative study between the University of Texas Medical Branch, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Maryland shows that light alcohol consumption later in life is linked to having better memory and event recall. 660 participants without dementia or a history of alcohol abuse were evaluated in this study.

“Results showed that light and moderate alcohol consumption in older individuals is linked with higher episodic memory – the ability to recall memories of events – and larger volume in the hippocampus, a region of the brain important for episodic memory.”

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Alternative Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease

October 15th, 2014
Alternative Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease

Protect brain cells and relieve symptoms of Parkinson's Disease with Vitamin C and other Supplements.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that affects movement of the body. It is a progressive disorder, worsening over time. It can have a very gradual development, starting with only a mild tremor, a lack of facial expression, stiff/painful muscles, or mild speech problems. There is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, but medications, vitamins and supplements can have a big effect on symptoms.
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The Clinical Impact of Vitamin C: My Personal Experiences as a Physician

September 8th, 2014

Vitamin C Research

Actual cases of flu, mono, lyme disease and more treated with intravenous vitamin C.

Commentary by Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD

(OMNS Sept 3, 2014) My ongoing relationship with vitamin C now spans a full 20 years, when I first met Dr. Hal Huggins, a pioneering dentist who opened my eyes to a wide array of clinical approaches to different diseases with hitherto unheard-of clinical results at his clinic in Colorado Springs. I can honestly say that my first visit to his clinic began the most meaningful part of my medical education. Nothing has been the same since. My office where I practiced adult cardiology ended up being shuttered shortly after that first visit. And I have never looked back.
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Vitamin C Boosts the Action of Soluble Fiber and Protects Against Inflammatory Disease

August 20th, 2014

autoimmune causes,chronic inflammation diet,anti-inflammatory diet,prevent inflammation,leaky gut,heart disease prevention

Are you getting the benefits you expect from your fiber intake?

In our article “Fiber with Vitamin C for Inflammatory and Immune Disorders”, we learned how inflammatory and autoimmune diseases begin in the gut. We also learned why soluble fiber is considered one of the best ways to prevent diseases like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, allergies, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and even depression. However, soluble fiber can’t work alone. It needs to be synergistically paired with vitamin C in order to fully perform its duties.
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Fiber for Inflammatory and Immune Disorders

August 15th, 2014
autoimmune causes,chronic inflammation diet,anti-inflammatory diet,prevent inflammation,leaky gut,heart disease prevention

Get a handle on inflammatory and autoimmune disease with soluble fiber.

It may be hard to believe, especially when you have no digestive issues, but most inflammatory diseases begin in the gut. “Inflammatory” diseases include obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, allergies, autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and even depression.
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Reversing Insulin Resistance

August 3rd, 2014
Vitamins for Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance can be reversed by treating the underlying causes. Don't ignore the hard truth about insulin resistance.

When Your Doctor Says “You’re Insulin Resistant”

Insulin is a hormone that helps your body use food for energy. Sugars and starches are broken down in the intestines and are converted into glucose. Insulin carries glucose into cells so that it can be used for energy. If your body is producing more insulin to keep up with the glucose demands of the body, your blood sugar levels may appear fine, but your insulin levels will be high. This indicates that you are insulin resistant.
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Eliminate Seasonal Allergy Meds with Supplements

July 25th, 2014

Natural Allergy Relief

Treat the cause of your allergies instead of covering up symptoms with multiple allergy medications.

Regulate Your Immune System

Have you heard the phrase, “too much of a good thing”? Well your immune system is no exception. Lots of people try to boost their immune systems by revving them up with products like Echinacea and zinc. If you have allergies, then your immune system is already heightened and malfunctioning. By making your immune system “stronger” you are also strengthening the malfunction. Unless your doctor has told you that you have low immunity, then you should be careful taking these types of supplements. The key to controlling allergies is to regulate your immunity so that it doesn’t overreact to every piece of dust, pollen, or mold spore.
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