Essentials For Common Stress Viruses

The viral season is upon us and so is stress. There are many stress-related viruses that can rear their ugly heads. What can we do naturally to attack these viruses at their core or ward them off? There are ancient methods that have been used for centuries. Some of the common ones are canker sores and cold sores. More than anything, canker sores and cold sores are annoying. What are they? What causes them? How can you avoid them? What can you do to promote healing? Canker sores are inside your mouth and can be caused by one of several things.

What Does Sugar Have To Do With Cholesterol? by Dr. Elizabeth Klodas, MD

If you’ve ever seen a young child eat candy and then become HYPERactive, you’ve witnessed the speed of sugar absorption. When sugar levels spike in our blood, our insulin levels go up. Insulin’s main action is to store the blood sugar floating around. But when you trigger insulin, it doesn’t just store sugar, it shifts our entire biochemistry into storage mode. The storage form of cholesterol is LDL — the bad cholesterol. So when insulin levels are higher, LDL levels go UP. The non-storage form of cholesterol is HDL — the good cholesterol. When insulin levels are high, HDL goes DOWN. The storage form of sugar is triglycerides.

Getting Our Kids To Eat Healthy by Dr. Asa Andrew

One of the challenges that bother me the most is seeing our kids overweight and unhealthy. Each day on the radio and television broadcasts I discuss a variety of topics and latest health news. When I started seeing the trends in our young people such as 1 out of 3 of kids under the age of 11 being diagnosed with diabetes. Or even worse that 17% of our children are now considered overweight. With this information I started thinking, where are we going wrong? What can we do as parents and leaders to make an impact?

How Green Peas Impact Our Health

Given their exceptionally strong nutrient composition, we've been surprised at the relatively small amount of research specifically focused on green peas as a health-supporting food. Green peas have been largely overlooked in research studies on legumes, which have tended to concentrate only on beans. In studies where the health benefits of green peas have been directly examined, it's usually been in their dried versus fresh form. These research trends are ones that we would really like to see reversed! Due to the lack of wide-scale health research on green peas, many of the connections that we would expect to see need further research substantiation.

A New Option for Cholesterol and Heart Health by Elizabeth Klodas, MD

The FDA just announced the approval of an new drug called Praluent®. Hailed as a giant advance in care, this injectable medication can lower cholesterol by as much as 70%. But here's the real news. The medication will cost – wait for it – $14,600 per patient per year.   

The Benefit of Walnuts

We have long learned how nuts can benefit our overall health. Many studies have been done to show us how just a handful a day can help keep the doctor away in so many areas of our health and well-being. Let’s take a look at why walnuts may be the most powerful of all the nuts for impacting our overall health from everything to heart disease to reversing the clock on aging.

The Real Reason Doctors Don’t Talk About Nutrition

Why are more doctors not talking about nutrition? Have you ever asked your physician about certain nutrition questions and didn’t receive the answer that you were looking for? It’s because it was not in our basic training as doctors. The great news is that many doctors are now seeking outside training to add to their toolbox. Listen to what a Mayo Clinic trained cardiologist has to say about doctors and nutrition.

Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds pack a powerful punch in the health category. They may be one of the best sources of minerals in all of the nuts and seeds. Look at some of the amazing benefits of what sesame seeds can bring to your health. Not only can they help with reducing inflammation, they also can increase the overall immune system.They are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin.

The Spice of Life by Dr. Asa Andrew

It has been used for ages and claimed as the ultimate spice for just about every condition you can think about. From high blood pressure to blood sugar issues to one of the most potent antioxidants in our food supply, this spice has many therapeutic properties that can support your health in so many ways. Lets’ take a closer look into what cinnamon can do to support our health.

The Amazing Benefits of Fennel

If you are into herbs and spices as part of your healthy eating routine, you will be amazed at the benefits of fennel. Used for centuries for its healing benefits, fennel can help restore the body to a higher level of function both with our metabolism and immune system. The fennel bulb has unique health features that can help take your wellness to the next level. For example, fennel's aromatic taste is unique, strikingly reminiscent of licorice and anise, so much so that fennel is often mistakenly referred to as anise in the marketplace. Fennel's texture is similar to that of celery, having a crunchy and striated texture.