Chronic Liver Disease – dietary patterns and lifestyle habit

If you have prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome or are obese, you are at an increased risk of nonalcoholic kidney disease. While symptoms can include fatigue and pain in the upper right abdomen, NAFLD is usually asymptomatic While…
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Fake Fiber – What You Need to Know

Fiber is a group of nondigestible carbohydrates - meaning, they are not broken down in your digestive track. The can be divided into: Intact fiber (found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other plants or a mix of plants) processed…
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The Human Microbiome

  Each human body has a unique array of microorganisms, collectively called the “microbiota”. There may be 1000 different species and over 100-fold more genes that are in the human genome.  Studies have demonstrated a symbiotic…
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Cardiovascular Disease – What YOU Can Do

  Cardiovascular disease encompasses a broad spectrum including stroke, coronary artery disease, heart failure, and cardiac arrest.  The majority of cardiovascular-related disease is not restricted to the heart, but rather is of the…
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Cancer Risks

  Excess body weight may be as dangerous as smoking when it comes to cancer.   Recently published reviews report that excess body fatness raises the risk of at least 14 kinds of cancer: Brain/Meningioma Breast Blood/Multiple…
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The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Your Diet

  You may have heard that omega-3 fatty acids are good for your health, but did you know that they can actually help you lower your risk of death? According to a study that was recently featured in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology,…
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Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women

  Heart disease is a woman’s disease:  1 in 4 will die in the U.S. from heart disease this year that is half a million deaths each year – yet the perception that heart disease is primarily a man’s disease persist. The reality…
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Saturated Fat: What is the True Story? Part 2: Answers and Conclusion

  We have the answers to these questions, kept in the shadows impressively well by the peddlers of pepperoni and bacon. The range of saturated fat intake examined is pretty narrow. In the first meta-analysis, the top and bottom…
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Saturated Fat: What is the True Story? Part 1: Research and Questions

  For decades the American public has been warned that eating saturated fat, the type found in meat and processed foods, can lead to heart disease.  Now there is a booming cottage industry peddling the argument that saturated fat is…
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Calcium Cleared

  “Calcium supplements could increase risk of heart disease, new study finds” said a Washington Post headline in October. “Calcium supplements could give you a heart attack,” wrote the New York Daily News. Researchers at Johns…