Consumers hear a lot today about “healthy foods” that are shown to prevent disease. Missing from news broadcasts are details about how to benefit from specific plant components that published studies document help protect against degenerative disorders.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26.5 million people have been diagnosed with heart disease in the United States. It is the #1 killer. The most common notion has been for years that cholesterol and saturated fat lead to heart disease and we should be concentrating on engaging in low-fat diets and chugging down prescription drugs to regulate these things. We are spoon-fed this paranoia by the government and major health organizations such as the American Heart Association, when in reality, cholesterol is a minor player in heart disease and lowering cholesterol has extremely limited benefits. Cholesterol […]
Dr. Arthur Agatston is a leading preventive cardiologist and an associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. A pioneer in the field of noninvasive cardiac imaging, Dr. Agatston’s scientific work with Dr. Warren Janowitz, first reported in 1991, resulted in the Agatston Score, a method for
When it comes to Anti-Aging Medicine, I’m always on the lookout for the latest research on new methods, substances and thinking, that will help my over-50 patients (and my readers) stay younger and healthier longer. In the last decade or so, researchers have come to better understand the many anti-aging and immune-system boosting properties of nutrients found in the foods we eat. It’s becoming increasingly clear that maintaining good health and longevity may really just come down to eating optimal levels of these foods and/or getting the specific nutrients in supplement form. Let me tell you what these nutrients are. […]
Many of my patients are busy just like you still working, maybe traveling a lot, and just can’t seem to find enough time to get in a much-needed regular workout. Well, no more excuses! I’d like to tell you about this 1 little device that is not only portable and can be packed easily into your suitcase, but it’s easy to use, inexpensive, and, best of all, produces great muscle strengthening results. It’s called a Resistance Band and I’d like to tell you how could benefit from them. The 1 Piece of Exercise Equipment You Must Own I’m sure you’ve […]
A startling 60 – 75% of the adult population in the United States is overweight or obese (American Heart Assc. 2012). Around the world, the prevalence of obesity has nearly doubled from 1980 to 2008 (Stevens 2012).
We’ve known for a few years now that eating pomegranate seeds and drinking pomegranate juice was a healthy thing to do. It’s high in the antioxidant Vitamin C and polyphenol compounds, catechins and anthocyanins. Those qualities alone make it a powerhouse fruit to include in your diet regularly to fight free radical damage to your DNA. But there’s even more you should know about pomegranates that make it both a powerful disease fighter as well as an anti-aging substance for both men and women. Read on… The Ruby Red Queen of Fruits Holds an Anti-Aging Secret Pomegranates are an amazing, […]
It’s still early in the New Year and many of you are trying to stick to your resolution to lose weight. But, like
Since many of my patients and readers have entered the over 65 age bracket, or will in the near future, I always like to
Serving and enjoying hot tea is a daily ritual in many countries. Most Brits wouldn’t dream of skipping their 4 p.m. cuppa. Good for them, because black tea contains the FoodTrient catechins, as well as flavonoids, theaflavins, and magnesium. These antioxidants help reduce the risk of heart disease and heart attack by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides. They protect against certain cancers, help prevent dental cavities, and enhance weight loss by stimulating metabolism. The compounds in black tea also improve blood flow (by strengthening blood-vessel walls), lower blood pressure, and promote artery health while reducing the risk of blood clots. The caffeine in black […]