There’s no doubt that garlic is one of nature’s healers. There’s more research almost on a weekly basis that shows garlic lower blood pressure as well as prescription drugs, lowers the risk of certain types of cancer and it serves as a potent antimicrobial that is doubly important during cold and flu season. It’s powerful … Read moreYour Heart and Body Love Garlic
I know, I just wrote about some of the health benefits of drinking coffee a few months back, but there is new research that is just too exciting to miss. Long life: Coffee increases lifespan. I think it is fair and reasonable to make this unequivocal statement based on a recently released National Cancer Institute … Read moreCoffee for Your Health
If you’re like me, you’re planning to raise a glass (or several) in celebration this time of year. Go for it! While we’ve known about the benefits of red wine for some time, recent studies how that all alcoholic beverages have health benefits mostly related to their anti-inflammatory properties. That’s no small deal since chronic … Read moreRaise a glass for the holidays!
By now, most of us have happily heard that a daily glass of wine (my favorite!) can be a big health promoter – dozens of studies have shown that the antioxidant compounds in wine (especially reds) can lower heart disease risk. But surveys show that beer is Americans’ favorite adult beverage—with 46% choosing it most … Read moreBeer, Cancer & Alzheimers: Is Beer Really Bad?
Attention cheese lovers: Cheese is good for you! Drop those old notions about the so-called dangers of saturated fat. Cheese is chock full of heart, brain and bone-healthy nutrients that should make it a regular part of your diet. The saturated fat and cholesterol myths have long been busted, but wildly successful and completely untrue … Read moreGreat News for Cheese Lovers
I’ve been a yoga teacher for more than 30 years. I’ve taught yoga breathing techniques to hundreds of students. I know the importance of the breath for health. But the teacher can always be taught. In this case, Dr. Andrew Weil showed me a new/old breathing technique that is a powerful health enhancer, stress reducer … Read moreBreathe to Change Your Life
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a silent killer. Millions of Americans have it and don’t know they have it, so they don’t treat it, placing themselves at risk for heart attacks and strokes, the leading cause of death in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 67 million … Read moreFoods to fight high blood pressure
It’s a story we hear nearly every day: a man in his mid-fifties develops chest pain and shortness of breath. A visit to his doctor leads to an electrocardiogram (EKG), then an exercise stress test, perhaps later a visit to a cardiologist, more tests, and finally a diagnosis: blocked coronary arteries that require arterial stents … Read moreBypassing bypass surgery, naturally
If you listen to Big Pharma’s brainwashing campaign, statin drugs are the best thing since sliced bread. Everybody ought to pop them daily, just because…. Because WHAT? Well, Big Pharma tells us, we need to keep our cholesterol levels low so we don’t have clogged arteries, heart attacks and strokes. OK. Nobody wants these, but, … Read moreStatins: Kiss of Death?