Monthly Archives: November 2012

Chelation Therapy for Heart Disease—Mainstream Medicine is in Denial

Preliminary results from the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) were presented recently at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions. TACT is by far the largest trial ever performed on chelation therapy for heart disease. The National Institutes of Health spent $31.6 million dollars on the 10-year multicenter study. Many of us, supporters and skeptics alike, have been patiently…

Is Your Diet AGE-ing You?

The term advanced glycation end products (AGEs) is a mouthful for a group of compounds that are formed both in the body and in food by the reaction between sugars with proteins and lipids (fats). The sugars literally coat proteins and lipids, which causes them to not function well. In addition, these adulterated, now “new to nature” molecules are not…

Fish Oil Increases Muscle Strength

People take omega-3 fish oil for a number of reasons extending far beyond heart health; although heart benefits are the number one reason. Because of the rich diversity of science behind omega-3 fish oils, researchers have uncovered—and continue to uncover almost daily—new uses and applications for this amazing nutrient. I recently blogged about a less-commonly reported benefit: improved muscle function…

The Fat and Skinny—There’s More to Consider

With a national adult obesity rate of over 35 percent and over two-thirds of the country either obese or overweight, there has been a major push toward educating people about the health risks of being overweight with particular focus on the harmful effects of the accumulation of belly fat. Not for nothing, the obesity epidemic certainly calls for increased awareness…

"Heart of Perfect Health" PBS special airs this weekend!

I know I’ve mentioned this here and there recently, and today I’m so excited to officially announce the airing of my fifth PBS show, Heart of Perfect Health this month. You’ll find a wealth of surprising and life-changing information on how Americans can live longer, healthier and more productive lives. For the past 20 years, many of you have been with…

Omega-3 Fish Oil Slows Markers of Aging

If there is one thing scientists would love to discover, it’s how to reverse the aging process. It is currently a hot topic of research and discussion, although very few factors have been found to help slow or reverse aging. A recent study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity found that four months of omega-3 fish oil supplementation—either…

Gut Inflammation – Dysbiosis – Colon Cancer

Gut inflammation is known to be a risk factor for the development of colon cancer. A recent study published in the journal Science has traced back the steps from colon cancer only to discover that gut inflammation triggers a decrease in gut microbial diversity that allows pathogens to flourish and damage intestinal cells, leading to the development of cancer. The…

Antibiotic Use Leads to Obesity by Way of the Gut

In the 1950s began the widespread use of low-dose antibiotics as growth promoters in the agricultural industry. The discovery was much by accident, but ended up quite profitable: Farmers gave cattle, pigs, sheep, chickens, and turkeys low doses of antibiotics and watched them grow (along with profits). Livestock are still given this sub-therapeutic antibiotic therapy (STAT) today, although there is…