Grass-Fed Butter: The Superfood in Your Fridge Door

You know the golden goodness that tastes amazing drizzled over seafood? The delicious condiment that adds moist, rich flavor to baked goods. The one that makes just about anything taste better? Yes, I’m talking about butter. And it’s time to spread the news, because golden, creamy butter is a true superfood! Surprising, right? After all, few foods have been as wrongly maligned as this … [Read more...]

Acrylamide in Foods (and 5 Ways to Protect Yourself)

A bowl of whole grain cereal... a piece of a wheat toast... and a cup of coffee. That might sound like a typical carb-rich American breakfast. And you probably already know that a high-carbohydrate diet can add pounds to your middle. But research shows that these foods could also increase your risk of cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's. That's because they also contain a known toxin - … [Read more...]

Heart Healthy Pistachios (Why You Should Eat MORE!)

Do you love pistachios? Don't feel guilty! Despite their previous label as a indulgent snack food with little health value, they're actually nuggets of pure nutrition and heart healthy too. Boost HDL and Antioxidants with Heart Healthy Pistachios A study published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases examined the effects of pistachios on cholesterol levels and oxidative stress … [Read more...]

Monounsaturated Fats and Heart Disease (Protect Your Heart with FAT!)

Healthy oils, nuts and seeds aren't just pleasing to the palette. They can also provide powerful protection for your heart. Monounsaturated Fats and Heart Disease:  A Healthy Fat Diet Trumps a Low-Fat Diet for Heart Health Research conducted at the State University of New York found that consuming a moderate fat diet providing monounsaturated fatty acids offers more benefits to the heart than a … [Read more...]

Folate: Essential for a Healthy Heart

Research shows that having elevated homocysteine levels increases the risk for cardiovascular diseases - including heart disease and stroke. Homocysteine impairs endothelial vasomotor function, which determines how easily blood flows through blood vessels. It may also cause damage to coronary arteries and increase the risk for blood cells to clump together and form a clot, which may lead to a … [Read more...]

The Diabetes Heart Disease Link

Did you know that diabetes and heart disease are linked? In fact, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of premature death among people with diabetes - at least 65 percent of people with diabetes die from heart disease or stroke. Adults with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have heart disease or suffer a stroke than people without diabetes. Middle-aged people with … [Read more...]

Homocysteine: The Amino Acid that Causes Heart Disease

If you truly want to enjoy vibrant health and active longevity it's vital that you identify and eliminate the underlying CAUSES of illness... rather than simply treating the symptoms. For many years, mainstream medicine has focused on "high cholesterol" as a cause of heart disease. This is not true. At best, elevated cholesterol levels are a symptom of the disease. On the other hand, … [Read more...]

Do You Know the Five Main Causes of Disease?

What if I told you that you can prevent Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, weight gain, premature aging, cataracts and macular degeneration, infertility and IBS… all in one meal? Seem too good to be true? Well, it’s not. That’s because most chronic diseases – though they may look very different on the surface – … [Read more...]

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