If you're an avocado lover, you'll be happy to know that a new review of scientific literature published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has found that eating avocado is a simple and effective - not to mention delicious - way to prevent metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome, which is dubbed “the new silent killer” by scientists and doctors alike, is a condition in which three or more ... ››› more
Do you have type 2 diabetes? Do you eat a diet high in smoked, cured, salted or canned meat and fish such as bacon, cold cuts, ham, sausages, sardines and anchovies? How about frozen breaded meats and dinners, canned entrees and salted nuts?
If you answered, “YES, YES, YES!”, here's some bad news - a recent Japanese study revealed that people with type 2 diabetes who follow a high salt diet... ››› more
By now, you know that inflammation is the root of everything - allergies, chronic pain, obesity, migraines, thyroid problems, diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, heart disease, stroke, cancer, dental problems... the list goes on.
One of the best ways to fight inflammation and prevent these health problems is to eat foods that calm your body. Read on for four top inflammation-fighting foods that ke... ››› more
Unhealthy heart, unhealthy brain?
It's something you'd never guess, but a new study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in the USA have found that heart disease is a risk factor for dementia.
According to the study, middle-aged men and women who are at risk for heart disease also face a higher chance of dementia later in life.
The researchers reported that risk fa... ››› more
If there's one thing that all heart disease sufferers have in common, it's that they've eaten far too much saturated fat and not enough fruits and vegetables over the decades. But does that mean it's too late to start eating to support your ticker? Of course not!
No matter if you're diagnosed with coronary artery disease or have undergone a quadruple bypass surgery, it's never too late to start... ››› more
If you're genetically predisposed to having an apple-shaped body type, meaning you store belly fat, bad news! A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has revealed that people predisposed to this body type are at heightened risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
“People vary in their distribution of body fat - some put fat in their belly, which we... ››› more
Your doctor has warned you more times than you can count - your high stress levels are putting you at increased risk of heart disease and stroke. But has he or she ever been able to explain to you exactly how high stress can contribute to heart disease risk?
Up until now, doctors and scientists alike have been unclear on the long suspected link between high stress levels and heart disease. Howe... ››› more
They say, “ignorance is bliss”, but I beg to differ. You may live in blissful ignorance, but insulin resistance, a syndrome which involves impaired sensitivity to insulin, is a real thing - and there's a chance you may have it.
Also known as “dysmetabolic syndrome” by doctors, insulin resistance is associated with obesity, high blood pressure and sensitivity to blood fat anomalies. What... ››› more
Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas. This hormone allows your body's cells to use glucose, or sugar, for energy.
It's estimated that approximately 25% of people living in America suffer from a condition known as insulin resistance. People with this condition have cells that don't use insulin effectively.
Their cells have trouble absorbing glucose, which causes a build-up of sugar in... ››› more
A recent American study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that women may develop heart disease 10 years later than men. Why is this, you ask?
According to the study, it's because women - especially younger women - counter the effects of insulin resistance better than men. Insulin resistance occurs when your body doesn't make proper use of insulin; the horm... ››› more
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