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Health News #9: Overfat American Men, Carbohydrate Intolerance & Macro-Managing Meals

Overfat American men

Does your waist measure more than half your height?

If so, you may be part of the global overfat pandemic, recently found to be even more prevalent in developed countries where up to 90 percent of adult males.

The problem is particularly pervasive in the English-speaking countries of the United States and New Zealand, but also in Iceland and even Greece where people are generally thought to be healthy.

The term overfat refers to the presence of excess body fat that can impair health, and may include even normal-weight non-obese individuals. Excess body fat, especially abdominal fat, is associated with increased risk of chronic diseases, increased morbidity and mortality, and reduced quality of life. READ MORE

Health News # 8: Gluten-Free Fallacy, New Hunger & One size fits all diet

Gluten-Free Fallacy

Many people have the misconception that gluten-free products are a healthier choice than those made from wheat.

A study found that people on a gluten-free diet had levels of arsenic and mercury higher than the control group because of gluten-free products made from rice, which has higher toxic elements.

Grain-based gluten-free products are highly processed, higher total carbs, and have high glycemic indexes compared to wheat products. Many contain added sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.

wheat and some other cereal grains differ from rice in that they contain gluten, a protein difficult for many to digest, causes autoimmune, allergic and other issues. For those who have celiac disease it is imperative they not eat wheat. READ MORE

Health News #7: Alzheimer’s prevention, Chronic Fatigue & Gut Bacteria, Belly fat & Health

Alzheimer’s Prevention
1. Alzheimer’s and other similar brain disorders can be prevented and even reversed
2. The most common conditions that can reduce cognitive function include:

blood-sugar dysfunction
carbohydrate intolerance (insulin resistance)
chronic inflammation.
All three are interrelated, and usually appear along with excess body fat.
3. It happens that eliminating junk food and eating only healthy food can result in a healthy brain, and reduce  risk factors

Junk food
Over-the-counter and prescription drugs, such as those used for pain, insomnia and others
Moderate alcohol can create these problems. Younger individuals who consume higher amounts of alcohol are at high risk for cognitive impairment later in life.  READ MORE

Health News #6: Glucose & Frustose, Fast Not Starve, Vitamin D & Prescription Drugs

Glucose & Frustose

Glucose and fructose stand out as the main contributors to ill health and the global overfat pandemic. These sugars are the two most commonly added to junk food and drinks such as soda.

Glucose has direct and powerful effect on insulin, which converts 40-50 percent of consumed sugar into stored fat and encourages body fat to be redeposited in the abdomen.

Fructose can affect health in different ways compared to glucose, in addition harm the liver and worsen cardiac health by raising triglycerides.

These sugars are consumed at very high levels globally as they are added to most packaged and junk foods.  READ MORE

Health News #5: Sun Exposure its Effect, Alternative Therapies for Depression and Tips for Sleep Problems

What is the proper amount of time to be in the sun

An “erythema dose” is used by doctors to define the amount of ultraviolet radiation, from the sun or ultraviolet lamp. A minimal erythema dose is defined by a pinkness of the skin about 1-6 hours after sun exposure, going away within 24 hours. One minimal erythema dose is equivalent to roughly 10,000 – 25,000 IU of supplemental vitamin D.

We do not advocate sun exposure that leads to burning and increased risk of skin cancer. You should go out and get a minimal erythema dose daily in order to raise your natural vitamin D level, produce nitric oxide and prevent disease.  READ MORE

Health News # 4: Maintain Your Optimum Omega-3 levels, Salt consumption and Iron levels

Omega-3 Call to Action

Omega-3 deficiency is a fast-evolving global health concern.  It can lead to a higher risk of chronic disease, particularly heart disease, cognitive decline, and other health problems.

Two very important omega-3 fatty acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid); individual levels vary across the globe, with most countries and regions having levels that are considered low to very low (such as the USA in the image below).

Hundreds of studies suggest that omega-3 may provide benefit for a wide range of diseases, including asthma, depression, ADHD, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. Higher omega-3s have been associated with improved cognitive function, lower risk of dementia, longer life, and a reduced relative risk for death from any cause. READ MORE

Health News # 3: Benefits of Bay Leaves, Miracle Fruit and Yogurt For Your Health

Benefits of Bay Leaves, Miracle Fruit and Yogurt For Your Health

Are Bay Leaves Good for You

Bay leaves are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and vitamin C, the minerals iron, manganese, copper and calcium, all antioxidants with free-radical scavenging abilities, positively impacting your eyesight, bones and blood.


Health News # 2: Tips to Control Stress and Hypertension

Tips to Control Stress and Hypertension

Summary of Tips to control stress

Build up your resistance to stress or you develop strategies for countering stress. Good sleep, good food, regular exercise, and steady exposure to nature are all prerequisites for healthy relationships to stress. READ MORE


Health News #1: Acute Respiratory Infections and Stroke Recovery

There is a review that establishes vitamin D deficiency risk factors, prevalence and treatment for individuals worldwide. The recent study conducted by The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association reported an astoundingly high figure of vitamin D prevalence worldwide. Approximately 1 billion individuals worldwide, nearly 15% of the world’s population, are vitamin D deficient. READ MORE