Turn Back the Clock with Diet and Exercise
There are few accomplishments more impressive than a total body transformation by someone who's over 40. Yet too many people over the age of 25 think that they are "too old" to get in shape. Recent research contradicts that and the truth is you can make a remarkable difference with lifestyle changes at any age.
Recently, American researchers studied over 15,000 men and women aged 45 to 64 to determine the effects of adopting a healthy lifestyle at that point in their lives. The researchers defined a "healthy lifestyle" as eating five or more servings of fruit and vegetables per day, not smoking, exercising regularly, and maintaining a body mass index of 18.5 to 30.
Only 2,200 of the 15,000 were following a healthy lifestyle. And, not surprisingly, during the four-year study, the number of deaths among the healthy-lifestyle group was 40 percent lower and the number of those diagnosed with cardiovascular disease was 35 percent lower than in those who weren't following a healthy lifestyle. The researchers concluded that people who adopt a healthy lifestyle, even if they're over 40, quickly experience improvements in cardiovascular health and reduce their risk of death.
This study is remarkable, because it shows that making changes in your diet and exercise regimens, even fairly modest changes and even when you're middle-aged, can have a profound impact on the quality and duration of your life.
It is never too late to start improving your health.
Start with a sound diet of natural healthy foods plus fruits and vegetables bought locally, preferably grown organic. Avoid fast foods and packaged foods. Learn to read food labels and understand what they really mean. Use your stove, oven and bar-b-q more often than your microwave.
Choose a supplement program including a quality daily plus specific supplement formulas that address any specific health concern in your personal or family history such as high cholesterol, prostate problems, high blood pressure to mention a few.
Get off the couch; enjoy the neighborhood with a brisk walk 2 to 3 times per week. Better yet get into a workout program that fits your ability and age including cardio exercises and weight training. Start with twice a week and work up to 3 or 4 times weekly for 40 minutes or more.
Both the quality and duration of your later years will be improved so why not start now?
The Connection Between Your Diet, and Type-2 Diabetes
In 490 B.C., the fleet-footed Pheidippidies ran 26 miles from the village of Marathon to the Acropolis to bring the good news that the Athenians had defeated the invading Persians. He reached his destination, delivered his message, collapsed . . . and died.
What does this have to do with your health? Simply this: If you consume a diet that is rich in starches and sweets, you are asking your pancreas to run a grueling marathon day after day. And, eventually, it too will collapse.
The carbohydrates you eat are converted to glucose in the bloodstream. And until your blood sugar returns to normal, your pancreas works overtime to produce insulin. The onset of Type-2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas stops working properly after years of being assaulted with a high-carb diet.
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Fatty Fish Reduce Your Risk of kidney Cancer by 74%
Scientists at Sweden's famed Karolinska Institute have discovered that eating fatty fish, even just a few times per month can significantly reduce the risk of kidney cancer. In the late 1980s, these researchers carefully surveyed 90,000 Swedish women - and then reviewed their health status 10 or more years later.
They found that the women who consumed at least one portion of fatty fish per week reduced their risk of kidney cancer by 74 percent compared to women who never ate fatty fish. That is a remarkable risk reduction - but here is the important part...read entire article
Tap Water Truth
Most tap water in the United States is laced with fluoride, a toxic industrial chemical that has been widely promoted as being healthy for the public.
In reality, however, fluoride is a poison that may harm your health. Consider this:
||The American Dental Association admits that fluoride is harmful to the development of teeth
||Fluoride is used in rat poison
||Ninety percent of the fluoride used to fluoridate U.S. water systems comes from the fertilizer industry and may contain trace amounts of various heavy metals such as lead, mercury, and arsenic
The only states where less than 25 percent of the tap water is fluoridated are Hawaii, Oregon, Utah, Montana, and New Jersey. The others fluoridate from 25 percent to over 75 percent of their water supplies.
Countertop and pitcher filters typically only filter out particulate matter, not fluoride. You can remove fluoride from your drinking water using a reverse osmosis filtering system.
And In a related article...
Aquafina and Dasani are Just Filtered Tap Water
PepsiCo Inc. has agreed to add the words “public water source” to their Aquafina water labels.
Pepsi’s Aquafina, and Coca-Cola Co.’s Dasani bottled waters, are both made of purified water from public reservoirs. Coca-Cola will post online consumer information about the quality control testing that goes into their bottled water, sometime in the early fall of 2007.
Research Shows Broccoli and Tomatoes Prevent Prostate Cancer Better than Leading Prescription Drugs
Want to know how to beat prostate cancer? Your physician will probably tell you to take prescription drugs. That's the no-brainer answer from a professional who has been all but brainwashed by the pharmaceutical industry.
But the real answer is far simpler and a lot less expensive: eat large quantities of broccoli and tomatoes in combination. Exciting new research proves that this simple food combination actually beats prostate cancer drugs -- but only when these foods are eaten in combination.
There's more good news. These powerful healing foods are effective against far more than just prostate cancer: they also prevent and even help reverse...read entire article
A Tasty Solution for High Blood Pressure
More good news for chocolate lovers. A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that eating just a small amount of dark chocolate can be as effective at lowering blood pressure as making major dietary changes. And it is certainly an easier regimen to maintain.
German researchers at the University Hospital of Cologne divided 44 adults with early-stage hypertension into two groups. The subjects ate 6.3 grams of either dark chocolate or white chocolate each day. While the dark chocolate contained about 30 mg of beneficial polyphenols (from cocoa), the white chocolate contained none.
The subjects who consumed the dark chocolate experienced an average systolic blood pressure reduction of 2.9 mm Hg and diastolic BP reduction of 1.9 mm Hg. Furthermore, the percentage of the test subjects who were clinically diagnosed with hypertension dropped from 86 percent to 68 percent. And these improvements were made without any changes in body weight, blood lipids, or blood sugar levels. Those who ate the white chocolate saw no changes.
The polyphenols in cocoa work as vasodilators, helping the blood vessels relax and become more flexible, and thus reducing the pressure inside. And it takes a surprisingly small amount to have an effect.
So if you love chocolate, take heart. But stick to dark chocolate. Milk chocolate has very little cocoa and too much sugar. You can also buy organic powdered cocoa at most health food stores.
Is Your Doctor Brainwashed?
The fact that sales reps for drug companies serve no useful function other than driving up sales for their blockbuster drugs -- at your expense -- is no surprise. What may shock you though, is just how insidious their sales tactics really are.
Pharmaceutical sales reps are trained in tactics that are on par with some of the most potent brainwashing techniques used throughout the world, according to an in-depth report co-written by former Eli Lilly drug rep Shahram Ahari, and Adriane Fugh-Berman, associate professor of physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C..
Pharmaceutical companies spend more than $15 billion each year promoting prescription drugs in the United States.
These campaigns are designed to effectively alter prescribing behavior, to sell more of the high-profit drugs (as opposed to the most effective, and least dangerous).
---Newstarget July 30, 2007