Your involvement in your health is so important in this country because every day you’re receiving subliminal signals that say: Everyone my age is taking prescription drugs; everyone my age is overweight; and everyone must wait around for the doctor to find something wrong. That’s not true!
In many parts of the world, people don’t accept lethargy and ailments as a part of growing older. Prostate conditions offer a prime example. (I’ll talk more about this later). Many men in North America accept an enlarged prostate as just another annoying consequence of aging. In Japan, they don’t even know what a prostate condition is! There’s no Japanese equivalent for “hot flashes” either.
You can feel good if you take charge of your health. This month, try a new strategy for an old sticking point. For example, coming up next, I’ve suggested ways to incorporate exercise into your life for good! Let’s get going.
Do you suffer from diabetes, or high blood sugar? Do you have family members with diabetes, and fear that you may also be predisposed to the disease? Luckily, there are natural methods to combat high blood glucose levels, and in this article we’ll explore a few of these methods including vinegar, lacto-fermentation, yogurt, kefir, and buttermilk. If you’re planning to experiment with these methods, be sure to try these foods in small amounts, and then test your blood sugar afterwards to see which ones work best for you. Many people have found surprising results that have drastically reduced their blood glucose levels, even after eating high carbohydrate meals.
Did you know that super ripe bananas hold amazing health benefits? That’s right, those dark spotted bananas that you’ve been throwing away are actually really good for you. As it turns out, Japanese researchers have found that ripe bananas with dark spots actually produce a substance known as “Tumor Necrosis Factor”. TNF can fight abnormal cell growth, which means that bananas are anti-cancer. Even stranger, the browner the banana, the more TNF it contains, which means more cancer-fighting power. By consuming only 1-2 bananas a day, you too can get the super health benefits, and anti-cancer benefits of TNF.
Most everyone loves the fresh smell and tropical taste of coconut. In fact, the very scent can take you miles away and conjure up images of a tropical paradise, and pina coladas by the beach. However, did you know that coconut oil has been used as a medicinal treatment for thousands of years? Coconut oil is a superfood with numerous health benefits.
As it turns out, coconut oil used to be a typical ingredient found in everyday kitchens back in our grandparents’ generation, but fell out of favor with the public when a smear campaign was waged against “tropical” oils in the 1980’s. However, studies confirmed that coconut oil doesn’t contain the type of saturated fats found in cheeseburgers.
Are you a fan of guilty pleasures like red meat, chicken, cheese, and dairy products? Many of us crave these high-fat foods, but still try to limit our consumption due to the assumption that foods high in saturated fat are bad for our health. The U.S. Dietary Guidelines even tell Americans to eat small amounts of foods that are high in saturated fats because these foods raise the risk of heart disease. However, a group of researchers are questioning this assumption about the link between foods high in saturated fat, and heart disease.
A new meta-analysis has been published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which proves that there’s actually insufficient evidence to support the idea that foods high in saturated fats may cause heart disease.