Saturated Fat Does NOT Increase Mortality

This week, many of us are heading into the holidays.   And as you head into a week of parties and connection and warmth and pot lucks and FOOD… I can think of no better holiday gift than this:   To share with you, directly from the medical literature, the truth that saturated fat does NOT increase mortality.     It’s not about the fat… saturated fat intake does not increase rate of death. It’s about the inflammation and the long term damage that inflammation does to your blood vasculature (and your entire body, from your gut lining to your […]

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Learn New Material More Easily With This One Tip

Proof that the more you are self motivated to learn something the more you will remember it:     A new study, published October 2, 2014 in Neuron, found that having INTRINSIC MOTIVATION in the form of curiosity, not only allows you to enhance your learning of key information but also of non-crucial, incidental information presented at the same time. In other words, being curious about learning something enhances your absorption and ability to master the information you were curious to learn AND even non-related information alongside it.   Curiosity about life in general enhances your experience of life itself,

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Walking and Cancer Recovery: A Crucial Connection

I’ve already blogged about how walking — just walking! — has been medically found to support cancer recovery better than any chemotherapeutic agent we have currently available.   And now, just released in 2015, the first meta-analysis looking at the effects of walking on sleep in cancer patients.   Sleep disorders are very common during cancer treatment and recovery with many patients reporting daily sleep disturbances which in turn affect physical function, healing, mood, energy levels, and quality of life. Although it is well know that exercise has been shown to improve sleep due to boosted immune response, core body

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Why Allergies Might Help You Live Longer

A new study suggests that folks with allergic rhinitis are more likely to outlive the rest of us.   Allergic rhinitis patients have a decreased risk of heart attack, a decreased risk of stroke and over all a significantly decreased risk of all-cause mortality!   “They were basically half as likely to die during the study period,” says Dr. Crans Yoon, after looking at a database of over 200,000+ allergic rhinitis patients and following those patients for a 7 year period.   Presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2014 conference, Dr. Yoon found that people who

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Caffeine — Best Study Aid Ever?

Last week, I shared with you the news of the recently found heart protective quality of caffeine. Caffeine appears to have an enhancing effect on memory consolidation as well, suggests a study published right on the heels of last week’s study.     Published on January 12, 2014 in Nature Neuroscience, caffeine was shown to have an immediate boost on memory. 140 participants of this study were able to remember and recall images that they were shown 24 hours later better if they were consuming caffeine while looking at the initial image. They were better able to discriminate differences and

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This Supplement Treats Alzheimers Better Than A Rx

On January 1, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published an important study about a very simple, all natural way to reduce Alzheimer’s Disease… …take Vit E supplements. This study was a large study of 613 patients, and they put Vit E head to head with a Rx Alzheimer med, memantine. They followed the patients enrolled in the study for almost 2 1/2 years, and the findings were extremely significant. What they found is that Vit E ALONE worked better than the placebo, the Rx drug, AND the RX + Vit E combined. Yes, that’s right…

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The Power Of Hope (+ Free Poster)

Several months ago I attended a medical seminar where one of the presenters, a warm and kind physician who was presenting a lecture on diabetes, made an off-hand comment. He was showing a slide about a recent medical study conducted on Type 2 Diabetes. The slide showed that all of the study participants did better than the general population. Everyone improved, whether they got the treatment that was being tested in this study or not. That means even the baseline participants, the ones who got absolutely no medical intervention whatsoever after signing up to be part of this study, had

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