Some Carbohydrates May be Lethal

Deadly Carbohydrates May Be the Lethal Sugar/Cancer Connection

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The Healthy You

A new study shows what researchers have suspected for years—consuming carbohydrates dramatically increases the risk for a common type of breast cancer, a kind that is notoriously hard to treat, according to an article scheduled for publication in the Oct. Life Extension Magazine. The study, published earlier this year in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, revealed that postmenopausal women with previous breast cancer were two times more likely to have recurrence if their carbohydrate intake remained stable or increased after surgery. While the study focused on reducing future cancer recurrences, it has tremendous implications for women who have not yet experienced breast cancer, as well as for everyone concerned about preventing cancers in the future. “There is growing interest among the scientific community in the relationship between carbohydrate consumption and cancer, with a special focus on breast cancer,” says Michael A. Smith, M.D. and senior health scientist for Life Extension.

Read more info here: http://www.alternativemedicine.com/news-item/deadly-carbohydrates-may-be-lethal-sugarcancer-connection

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Mediterranean Diet Prevents Heart Disease

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Latest evidence of the effects of the mediterranean diet in prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Probably the most effective mechanism in the prevention of cardiovascular disease is to eat right and exercise. One of the most effective diets in the prevention of cardiovascular disease is the Mediterranean diet.

In this recent article found the Mediterranean diet did in fact reduce cardiovascular events. The reason for this may be the fact that it helped to reduce blood pressure, improve glucose metabolism, improve cholesterol levels and decrease inflammation.

The Mediterranean diet is that healthy lifestyle choice. Not only is it healthy but it makes for delicious eating.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govI /pubmed/25115436?dopt=Abstract

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Baked or Broiled Fish Translates to Healthy Brain

For a healthy brain, eat baked or broiled fish every week

The research was conducted by investigators at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania, who note that their study adds to increasing evidence that lifestyle factors could add to brain health later in life, perhaps even reducing risk of dementia. According to senior researcher Prof. James T. Becker, health professionals estimate that more than 80 million people will have dementia by 2040. And the Alzheimer’s Association note that 5.2 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most common types of dementia. By 2050, the organization estimates that the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease could nearly triple to 16 million if some sort of medical breakthrough or intervention is not put in place to slow or stop the disease.

Find out more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/280640.php

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Baked or Broiled Fish Translates to Healthy Brain

For a healthy brain, eat baked or broiled fish every week

The research was conducted by investigators at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania, who note that their study adds to increasing evidence that lifestyle factors could add to brain health later in life, perhaps even reducing risk of dementia. According to senior researcher Prof. James T. Becker, health professionals estimate that more than 80 million people will have dementia by 2040. And the Alzheimer’s Association note that 5.2 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most common types of dementia. By 2050, the organization estimates that the number of people aged 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease could nearly triple to 16 million if some sort of medical breakthrough or intervention is not put in place to slow or stop the disease.

Find out more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/280640.php

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Whey Protein to Control Blood Sugar Spikes

Whey Protein Helps Control Blood Sugar Spikes

A new Tel Aviv University study, published in Diabetologia, suggests that the consumption of whey protein concentrate before breakfast may suppress post-meal glucose spikes in diabetics. According to TAU’s Prof. Daniela Jakubowicz and Dr. Julio Wainstein of the Wolfson Medical Center’s Diabetes Unit, Prof. Oren Froy of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Prof. Bo Ahrén of Lund University in Sweden, the consumption of whey protein before meals may even keep diabetics’ need for insulin treatment at bay. Blood sugar surges, or after-meal glucose spikes, can be life threatening for the 29 million Americans with diabetes. Diabetic blood sugar spikes have been linked to cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, kidney failure, and retinal damage.

Find out more here: http://www.nutraceuticalsworld.com/contents/view_breaking-news/2014-08-07/whey-protein-helps-control-blood-sugar-spikes/

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Wheat Grass and Its Benefits

The Power of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is liquid sunshine! A raw, vegan, mega-superfood! Just 2 ounces contains the same amount of nutrition as 5 pounds of organic vegetables. And, about 20% of its calories come from complete branch chain amino acids and protein. It’s a powerful detoxifier for the liver and blood, neutralizes toxins and pollutants in our body, and lessens the effects of radiation. Wheatgrass cleanses the body of heavy metals too. The color comes from chlorophyll, a very important phytonutrient our cells need to heal and fight disease. Chlorophyll also helps carry tons of oxygen to our blood. Lots of oxygen is always a good thing!

Find out more here: http://www.aniphyo.com/power-wheatgrass/

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Slimming Creams: Effective or Not?

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SLIMMING CREAMS DON’T BURN FAT

Slimming creams promise what consumers want to hear as summer draws near: they’ll burn off fat and the kilos in record time. However, no scientific studies support their effectiveness. In the USA, some reducing cream brands have received heavy fines for misleading advertising. In 2002, a well-known firm presented a cream that claimed to slim by stimulating the sympathetic nervous system through smell. The cream flew off the shelves. And not because of its price. Six months after international launch, the company had already sold a million units. Slimming creams sell. Especially if presented with tempting promises and with literature that people cannot interpret. The truth is that science still has produced no evidence of any rapid improvement in the figure promised by such products. Basically because the creams (or lotions or sprays) are cosmetic products and, as such, have limited effects and barely penetrate beyond the epidermis.

Find out more here: http://www.thehealthyskinblog.org/slimming-creams-dont-burn-fat/

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The Health Benefits of Chickpeas

What are the health benefits of chickpeas?

Originally cultivated in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, have spread their culinary influence to areas all over the world. They are featured prominently in Italian, Greek, Indian, Middle Eastern, Spanish and Portuguese cuisine. Though the most common type of chickpea appears round and beige, other varieties include colors such as black, green, and red. Like other legumes such as beans, peas and lentils, chickpeas are prized for their high protein and fiber content, and also contain several key vitamins and minerals known to benefit human health. This MNT Knowledge Center feature is part of a collection of articles on the health benefits of popular foods. It provides a nutritional breakdown of the chickpea and an in-depth look at its possible health benefits, how to incorporate more chickpeas into your diet and any potential health risks of consuming chickpea.

Find out more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/280244.php

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Probiotics Consumption Helps Diminish Fat Accumulation

Consuming probiotics for a month helps diminish fat accumulation in the liver, according to a new study

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Spanish scientists have demonstrated through an experiment on obese rats that the consumption of probiotics during thirty days helps diminish the accumulation of fat in the liver. This new finding, published by the journal PLOS ONE, is a great step forward on the fight against the Non-Alcolohic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), which is closely related to obesity and diabetes. Researchers from the ‘Nutrition Biochemistry: Theurapetic Applications’ group (CTS-461) and the José Mataix Institute for Nutrition and Food Technology at the University of Granada have demonstrated that the administration of three probiotic strains diminishes the accumulation of fat in the liver of obese rats.

Learn more info here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/279854.php

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The Mediterranean Diet and Its Effects on Cognitive Decline

The Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races

While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology. The team of researchers, including Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU Prof. Danit R. Shahar RD, Ph.D, analyzed an NIH/NIA prospective cohort study [Health ABC] conducted over eight years in the U.S. to measure the effects of adherence to a Mediterranean diet. Prof. Shahar is affiliated with the BGU S. Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences. The Mediterranean-style diet (MedDiet) has fewer meat products and more plant-based foods and monounsaturated fatty acids from olive and canola oil (good) than a typical American diet.

Find out more here: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/279764.php

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