Lifting Weights Protects Against Metabolic Syndrome

People who lift weights are less likely to have metabolic syndrome — a cluster of risk factors linked to heart disease and diabetes, reports a study in the October issue of The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, official research journal of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). “Lifting weights may play a role…

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Carbs can Cause You to Over-Eat

If you’re worried about carbs, try lowering yours to less than 100 per day, eating most of them after your workouts. Are all calories created equal? A new study suggests that in at least one important way, they may not be. Sugary foods and drinks, white bread and other processed carbohydrates that are known to…

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Vitamin D Deficiency can Kill You

vitamin d deficiencyI’ve always believed in the use of vitamins and herbs to help and heal human conditions because I’ve personally seen them do so. That’s why it angers and frustrates me when I find that the mainstream medical community (read the AMA) tries to minimize these healing compounds given any opportunity to do so.

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Is Splenda Harmful to Your Health?

Just How Safe Is Splenda (Sucralose)? Splenda (sucralose) is being downgraded from “safe” to “caution” after an Italian animal study linked sucralose to a higher risk of developing leukemia. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says it awaits the Italian study’s review before deciding what long-term safety grade to assign to Splenda…

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A Healthy Food that Causes Diabetes?

warning-mercuryWhile long list of “bad” foods constantly changes there are some foods that sound like they should be “healthy”, and we’ve even been told they are good for us; but you can never be certain as a “new study” comes out every day.

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