Diabetes Risk Increased with High Fat Diet

Northwestern University researchers, however, recently discovered an additional drawback.  High-fat diets can quickly cause changes to the body’s internal clock.  This can have a negative impact on appetite regulation, leading to an increased risk of obesity and diabetes. The study comprised two separate groups of mice that were kept in total darkness.  Both groups ate normally…

Powerful Health Benefits of Tea

The health buzz word associated with green tea is ‘antioxidants.’  Its leaves, loaded with flavonoids  and other polyphenols, act as antioxidants to lower the risk of some diseases.  “While numerous studies have found possible benefits, the actual benefits of drinking tea are not certain,” said the report. But there’s the catch. What else are you consuming? …

Toxic Medication in Your Drinking Water

Howt taste better or perhaps addiing some DEET (misquito repellant)? Researchers from the Environmental Protection Agency have recenlty found numerous toxins in our water supply when samples were taken across the country. New reports have talked about pharmaceutical drugs in the water but the list of contaminants is considerably larger and more dangerous. Tap water…

All Adults Should Take a Daily Multivitamin

One of the most commonly asked questions is “Why should I take a multivitamin?” Ideally, we would all get our essential vitamins and minerals from our diet, but according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), most of us do not. With this finding JAMA recommends taking a multivitamin as one way to promote…

Retail Vitamins Sometimes Dangerous

The Hippocratic Oath is taken by all physicians and states, “At first, do no harm.”  Unfortunately, in the expanding marketing of nutritional supplementation, there are very few regulations on the marketing, formulation or quality control of the products. We are concerned when such products contain unnecessary fillers, additives and other chemicals. We are also suspect of companies…

The Many Benefits of Walking

As fuel prices edge closer to $4.00 per gallon, many of us are looking for ways around those constant fill-ups at the pump.  Also, as we’re coming out of a long, cold winter and into the nicer spring season, shaking off those foul-weather doldrums is a pleasant prospect.  So, consider this: walking.  It is a…

The Powerful Benefits of Mushroom

Pharaohs decreed that no commoner could touch a mushroom, thus reserving the delicacy for royalty. Likewise, many other civilizations including Mexico, Russia, China and Greece, held it in high regard, going as far as practicing rituals with the mushroom. Today the mushroom is enthroned as a powerful antioxidant. Bearing essential nutrients that are of great value to the…

Is My Child Safe on an Antidepressant

When parents are faced with news such as disturbed gunmen, Steven Kazmierczak, who had stopped taking his medication prior to his Valentines Day 2008 shooting rampage on the NIU campus, serious questions arise. Will MY child become suicidal? Will they freak out and do something crazy? The very thought is unthinkable. According to an April 8, 2008, article…

4 Steps To Reduce Breast Cancer

Clean the House! Regular cleaning of your house may lower your risk of breast cancer. A study published in the January edition of The Journal of Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention (reported by Telegram.co.uk) stated that consistent, moderate physical activity provides a better protection against breast cancer than more strenuous – but less frequent sporting…