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Coffee-Pros and Cons

Coffee-Pros and Cons

Introduction: “I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee.” – Flash Rosenberg Yes, I truly love coffee. Yes, coffee contains caffeine, which is a drug. Starbucks says that its espresso shots contain 75mg...

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Low Fat Diets Increase Risk of Death, Study Says

Low Fat Diets Increase Risk of Death, Study Says

Introduction: “Fat is bad,” according to most medical authorities and especially the American Heart Association. Saturated fat raises your LDL (bad) cholesterol that can form blockages in arteries. No more than 5% to 6% of your calories in a day should come from...

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High Cholesterol or Statin Drugs: Which is Worse?

High Cholesterol or Statin Drugs: Which is Worse?

Introduction: The term “high cholesterol” has become synonymous with “danger of heart disease or heart attack.” Thirty-five million Americans take statin drugs to control their cholesterol despite the side effects of muscle pain (very common), liver damage and…...

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Is There a Downside to Plant-Based Eating? Anti-Nutrients

Is There a Downside to Plant-Based Eating? Anti-Nutrients

Introduction: There is tremendous interest in “plant-based diets” right now. Environmentally, this can be an excellent thing. But there is a sense, I think, that “Plant-Based” also means “healthy,” and this isn’t strictly true. I’ve had many patients and acquaintances...

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Insulin Resistance: More Dangerous Than High Cholesterol

Insulin Resistance: More Dangerous Than High Cholesterol

Insulin Resistance-- More Dangerous Than High Cholesterol Contrary to what most people have been told, elevated cholesterol is not the villain it has been made out to be.  Unfortunately, many people are chasing the wrong criminal when it comes to improving health...

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High Oxalates Foods: Much More than just Kidney Stone Risk

High Oxalates Foods: Much More than just Kidney Stone Risk

Low Oxalates Foods May Help Reduce Auto-Immune Disease Risk, Autism and Fibromyalgia Oxalate (or oxalic acid) is a compound found in a variety of plant-based foods. Under a microscope, oxalates are jagged in structure and look somewhat crystalline. During metabolism,...

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Allergies Don’t Have to be a Forever Problem

Allergies Don’t Have to be a Forever Problem

Allergies Don’t Have to be a “Forever” Problem If you have allergies, you are usually doing your best to live with them. You are trying to avoid the foods and environmental substances that trigger your reactions (in many cases, you might not know what they all are)....

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SMASH: Potent Recipe to Increase Omega-3

SMASH: Potent Recipe to Increase Omega-3

SMASH: The Potent Recipe for Increasing Omega 3 The acronym SMASH stands for salmon, mackerel, anchovies, sardines, and herring. These are the fish that are safest and healthiest to eat. They are nutrient-rich, high in omega-3s, and are low in mercury. SMASH fish are...

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Does Milk Really Make a Body Good? The Other Side of Story

Does Milk Really Make a Body Good? The Other Side of Story

Does Milk Really Make a Body Good? The Other Side of Story Ronald Grisanti D.C., D.A.B.C.O., DACBN, MS, CFMP I have to wonder how the government dietary guidelines still recommend consuming three glasses of milk a day.  Where is there any evidence to support this...

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3 Tests Tell You How Long You Will Live

3 Tests Tell You How Long You Will Live

3 Tests Tell You How Long You Will Live Most people have a desire to live life to the fullest with a combination of quantity and quality. There are many parameters that may determine how long you live, however,this short article presents the findings of five...

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The Keto Diet can be Dangerous if You Have This Gene

The Keto Diet can be Dangerous if You Have This Gene

The Gene That Makes the Ketogenic Diet Dangerous With all the craze about the ketogenic diet it would behoove one to know if they are a candidate for this type of diet. First for those not familiar with the ketogenic diet here is a short summary: The ketogenic diet is...

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