It’s an age-old discussion: Does the equipment you use have a significant impact on your athletic performance? We’ve seen golfers blame or praise their clubs, cyclists tweaking their bike tires’ PSI by single digits, and skiers texturing their skis by miniscule millimeters to improve speed. That may make some sense when you are talking about actual equipment, but does footwear actually make a difference when it comes to running? Shoe manufacturers are, of course, heavily invested in convincing you that their trainers can increase both speed and finesse. In fact, Nike is determined to make a shoe that can help […]Continue reading Can Your Running Shoe Save Your Joints?
Oh great. You knew something was off, you even suspected what it was, but it couldn’t happen to you…yet. You are having trouble sleeping, sex is the last thing on your mind, and every sappy commercial on television has you wallowing in a pool of tears. Still, you tell yourself it’s just a phase. Then, the hot flashes hit. At first, you think everyone was just insistent on cranking the heat, and then you realize…it’s you. And suddenly it hits you like a ton of bricks — yep, you are in menopause. For many women, menopause can mean a trip […]Continue reading Black Cohosh: End Hot Flashes With THIS
Nearly 70 years ago, an unnamed Dutch anthropologist discovered something that many today claim is a weight loss “miracle”. Many centuries ago (and possibly to this day!) the San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert ate a succulent plant to help stave off hunger and thirst on long hunting trips. One day, back in 1937, the Dutch anthropologist noted the appetite suppressant effects of the plant and took the revelation back to Europe. Spurred by the promise that a new cure for obesity had been found, researchers from South Africa and Britain collaborated to isolate the active ingredient in this miracle […]Continue reading Hoodia Gordonii: Does This African Plant Really Suppress Appetite?
If you are like most Americans, you’ve likely struggled for years with your weight. No matter what you do, you just cannot seem to drop those extra pounds. On top of that, you are tired all the time and get frequent muscle aches, so forget about dragging yourself to the gym. Plus, you suspect your hair is thinning, or at least it’s really dry, as is your skin. And the cold just rips right through you. No wonder you are irritable, depressed, and have no sex drive. Who would? But what if all this wasn’t just a series of coincidences? […]Continue reading Iodine: Cure for Hypothyroidism Or Hidden Danger?
Quick…what are the three biggest health conditions plaguing Americans today? If you said cancer, heart disease, and obesity, you would likely be right. Okay, now, what is the one thing that can help reduce your risk for all three? A few hints: it’s natural, you drink it and it’s a subset of the second-most consumed beverage in the world after water. If you said green tea, you are right. You’ve probably heard of green tea before, but once you’re done reading this, you’ll never think about green tea the same way again.Continue reading Green Tea: The Japanese Secret to Weight Loss and Longevity
Ask someone what disease they fear the most and many will answer type 2 diabetes…and for good reason. One out of every 10 Americans has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and millions more are walking around undiagnosed every day. And if the disease isn’t bad enough, there are the terrifying complications, including: Blindness Kidney disease Heart attack Stroke Peripheral artery disease Diabetic ulcers Amputation Death The only thing more frightening than what can happen once you get type 2 diabetes is the startling ineffectiveness of the treatments that are most often recommended.Continue reading Alpha Lipoic Acid: How to Treat the REAL Cause of Type 2 Diabetes
Once again, you find yourself opening the refrigerator looking for something—ANYTHING—to eat. You bypass the celery and carrots and choose that leftover pizza, brownie, bagel, or bag of chips. Only, it’s not lunchtime, it’s not dinnertime, it’s not even breakfast. Come to think of it, you aren’t even hungry. You simply want to eat. How often has this happened to you? You eat for virtually any reason except hunger. You are bored. You’ve had a stressful day. You are procrastinating. You are ticked off at your spouse, your kids, your boss, or your life.Continue reading 5-HTP: Kill Cravings, Ease Anxiety, and Burn Fat With This
Is it possible that eating apple pie can actually lower your blood sugar? The answer is yes, but ONLY if it contains this one critical ingredient. The idea of using this special ingredient medicinally is far from new. Chinese, Ayurvedic and naturopathic medicine all utilize it for a variety of conditions, including nausea, bloating, GI upset, and libido enhancement. However, it was the accidental discovery of its benefits for treating and preventing type 2 diabetes that has made this special ingredient one of the world’s most celebrated spices. You may be surprised to learn that this special ingredient is something […]Continue reading Cinnamon: Can Eating Apple Pie Lower Your Blood Sugar?
Imagine you are walking the beach on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. All around you, people are surfing, hiking, jogging, swimming and paddleboarding. Suddenly it becomes obvious which of your fellow sand dwellers are tourists and which are locals. Not only do the locals have a glow about their skin and trim figures, but they also seem to be oozing with abundant health and energy to spare! Plus, there isn’t a sniffle, cough, runny nose or apparent headache in sight. What on earth can their secret be? Is it the sun? The stress-free life? The salt air? Those […]Continue reading Coconut Oil: A Saturated Fat that’s GOOD for You?
There is an epic battle being waged over a common food that you and your children likely are exposed to every single day.
In one corner are those who proudly profess the almost miracle-like qualities of this food, with boastful claims about how it can do everything from curing cancer to preventing heart disease and even menopause.
In the other corner there is a persnickety bunch who retorts that this food is anything but a “miracle.” They claim it can lead to thyroid disease, actually CAUSE cancer, hamper your immune system, destroy your brain, make you infertile, and even turn males into females!
So what is this food that’s prompting two equally passionate groups to go to war?Continue reading The Soy Controversy: The Truth About Soy