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Fasting To Decrease Cancer Recurrence

Recently published on March 31, 2016 in JAMA Oncology, new evidence supports the idea that fasting at night reduces the risk of cancer recurrence.   Every night as we sleep we all enter a mini-fasting period before we *break-the-fast* with breakfast each morning. Prolonging the amount of time spent fasting — skipping evening snacks all together and fasting for 13+ hours each night — reduced the risk of breast cancer according to a study that spanned thousands of patients followed for over a decade.   Simply taking care to eat an early dinner and not eating again until breakfast (for …

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How To Age-Proof Your Brain (plus 12 more medically proven anti-aging tips)

According to a recent study just published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, burning calories from physical activity is what preserves brain volume as we age, and is capable of slashing Alzheimer’s risk in half!   Although we’ve long known that being physically active is neuroprotective, this latest study shows a direct correlation between energy expenditure (calories burned from physical activity) and the volume of gray matter in our brains. And excitingly, this brain boost is independent of cognitive status, meaning even elderly who have already begun to exhibit cognitive changes will benefit from increasing their activity level. The results …

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8 Effective Ways You Can Avoid The Flu

    There are a few key things you can do right now to boost your immune system and decrease your chances of getting any and ALL viral illnesses this fall and winter.     The goal here is to have such a strong and healthy enough immune system in place that it doesn’t matter if you sit next to someone who has the flu on the bus… …it doesn’t matter if you turn a doorknob right after someone who has a stomach bug touched it… … it doesn’t matter if you are in line and the person in front …

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A Supplement So Good For The Brain It Can Prevent Psychosis

So last week on the blog we talked about how teens are more affected by good moods than bad moods and how being around others with positive mood can help them recover from depression and even prevent it in the first place!   What else can we do to support their brain?   A new study published in Nature Communications (August 2015) showed that psychotic illness can actually be prevented long term… …even SEVEN YEARS LATER… …by a brief three month intervention with Omega 3 fatty acids!   These results are so incredible they should be shouted and touted from …

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Spring Checklist: Feel Completely Renewed Inside And Out

Spring is my favorite season.   And I’ve got a list for you today of lots of great things you can do to optimize your health during this time of renewal and awakening!   1. Start Spring with a Spring Detox   I start every spring taking 5 days to renew my health from the inside out, releasing old toxins, resetting my pH from the heavy winter foods, mobilizing my energy, releasing winter weight accumulation and flushing in a whole new level of health and possibility.   I’ve written out exactly what I do and how I do it… No, …

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Save Your Brain, Prevent Cancer… All With ONE Supplement

With winter solstice coming up, this is the perfect time to give a review of what the medical literature had to say this year about Vit D. I’ll tell you about the latest research and you can decide for yourself if you agree that Vit D is absolutely the ONE supplement you should be taking, even if you live in a sunny location.   1. Prevent and Recover from cancer   A HUGE meta-analysis looking at 25 different studies and 17,700+ cancer patients found definitively, yet again, that higher levels of circulating Vit D at time of diagnosis was associated …

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Poor Sleep Linked to Alzheimers: 9 Ways To Fix It.

For ages and ages, human beings followed the rhythm of the sun… going to sleep when the sun went down and rising with the sun in the morning. Our circadian rhythm was in concert with the earth and ensured that we got deep, restorative sleep in order to face the next day.   These days, artificial lighting and long work days mean that most people (myself included!) have some sort of sleep abnormality and/or circadian rhythm disruption. Although we know that lack of sleep causes everything from memory problems, fatigue, decreased concentration, stress, and increased food cravings, a recent study …

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