Monthly Archives: May 2018

Fruits and Vegetables Aren’t What They Used to Be

By | 2018-05-17T03:54:32+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Nutrition|

If you’re old enough, you may realize that today’s fruits and vegetables just don’t taste like the ones you remember as a child.

It’s not your imagination, or nostalgia.

The drive to increase food production over the last fifty to a hundred years has been successful, but it’s come at a price.

Modern farming techniques have caused water and carbohydrate content to rise, while protein, vitamins and minerals have taken a dive. There’s even a term for it: “the dilution effect.” The result is much more serious than a mere lack of flavor. . .

While we’re urged to eat five fruits and vegetables […]

Remember That Bit About “Early to Bed and Early to Rise”?

By | 2018-05-10T15:53:58+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Natural Health|

Being a night owl is known to raise the risk of a variety of diseases.

People who prefer to be more active during the evening, and who go to bed later and get up later, have higher rates of metabolic dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, psychiatric symptoms, mood disorders and winter depression.

But no scientist has ever examined whether these problems increase the risk of death. So two researchers, one from the US and another from the UK, joined forces to find out.

For the study, Kristen Knutson, associate professor of neurology at Northwestern University, Chicago, and Malcolm von Schantz, professor of […]

Forget Cholesterol: This Looks Like the Blood Test that Really Predicts How Long You’ll Live

By | 2018-05-03T06:25:26+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|Natural Health|

If you’ve had your blood cholesterol tested recently, you ought to know that many researchers now agree with what I’ve believed for years – it’s a dubious guide to your health status.

But it’s a persistent medical myth – the notion that your cholesterol levels determine your future well-being and your heart health.

Meanwhile, studies now show there’s a different blood analysis that actually does offer valuable information about your health future. Keep reading for this exciting news. . .

First I want to point out that when you look at studies of how accurately cholesterol test results correlate with things like life […]