Heart Disease

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

High Fiber Diet Protects Your Colon

You hear the advice on a regular basis: “Eat more fiber.” Food labels are plastered with “high fiber” and “good source of fiber” everywhere you look. You probably know that fiber “helps you poop” when your bowels are sluggish, and you might have even heard that fiber is good for your heart—but did you know that a high fiber diet…

Why Conventional Blood Tests Aren’t Enough to Detect Heart Disease Risk

Why Conventional Blood Tests Aren’t Enough to Detect Heart Disease Risk

Despite regular testing for cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc. at your doctor visits, and prescribed medications and diets for abnormal levels revealed from such testing, most people who have a heart attack or stroke have very few or even no conventional heart disease risk factors. This phenomenon has stumped doctors and researchers for decades. The truth is, conventional…

Four Blood Tests for Heart Disease Your Doctor Probably Missed

Four Blood Tests for Heart Disease Your Doctor Probably Missed

You are already familiar with the usual blood tests that tell you whether you’re at greater risk for heart disease—total cholesterol, LDL and HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar. But these tests only give part of the picture (and when it comes to cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, the numbers aren’t as accurate as you’re led to believe). The following four…

How to Get Healthy When Your Cravings Control You

How to Get Healthy When Your Cravings Control You

We’re long past the New Year by now, and your resolutions to get healthy, eat well, and exercise might have faded into the past. The allure of sweets, the aroma of fresh-baked bread, and the taste of a hearty pasta dish are often too much to overcome. Despite everything you KNOW to be true—that a high-carbohydrate diet is one of…

4 Surprising Conditions Related to Immune Health

4 Surprising Conditions Related to Immune Health

When you think of immune health, the illnesses that come to mind are cold and flu, bacterial infections, or even autoimmune conditions like type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. But you might be surprised to learn that immune health plays a role in many more conditions than you realize. Read on to learn about four conditions related to immune health…

Digestive Dysfunction = Gut Gone Bad!

Digestive Dysfunction = Gut Gone Bad!

As we move into the third week of Colon Cancer Awareness Month it’s time to discuss what can go wrong in your gut. Last week I presented a very brief overview of how a healthy gut works. This week I’d like to help you recognize signs of digestive dysfunction. The result is multiple disease processes like constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel…

Digestive Dysfunction = Gut Gone Bad!

Digestive Dysfunction = Gut Gone Bad!

As we move into the third week of Colon Cancer Awareness Month it’s time to discuss what can go wrong in your gut. Last week I presented a very brief overview of how a healthy gut works. This week I’d like to help you recognize signs of digestive dysfunction. The result is multiple disease processes like constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel…

Sleep More in Class, Teens Learn More. Surprise!

Sleep More in Class, Teens Learn More. Surprise!

Sleep. How great it is when we’ve rested well the night before. How distressing it can be when that just wasn’t the case. Over the years I’ve offered many tips and hints on how to grab those extra winks. Recently I enjoyed reading a report in the Wall Street Journal about organized napping in high school. According to study after…

Heart for the Holidays

Heart for the Holidays

With the holidays now in full swing, rarely do we find a person who doesn’t experience some type of added stress. “Joy to the world” is sometimes difficult to achieve as we frantically shop and make arrangements to accommodate the arrival of friends and family. Some of us are reminded of those that are no longer at our table, and…

Self Serving Donations by Coke and Pepsi

Self Serving Donations by Coke and Pepsi

Today I am unhappy to reveal dismaying behaviors of two specific corporations – Coke and Pepsi. This particular study reported by the New York Times examines data from 2009 – 2015 – very recent events. Just last month I blogged on a study that revealed the dark manipulation of information that had occurred by the sugar industry back in the…