Monday, August 26, 2013

The Real Cause Of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer'sThe Real Cause Of Heart Disease, Diabetes, Alzheimer's »
If you want to protect yourself against heart disease and other chronic illness, you have to get to the root of your health complications and quell the basic cause of these diseases: inflammation. Learn how to keep inflammation under control and you may be able to fend off heart problems as well as diabetes, cholesterol imbalances, cancer and Alzheimer's.  More »

The Food That Can Give You Diabetes

the-food-that-can-give-you-diabetes_300If you want to shrink your risk of diabetes, researchers warn that there’s one common food you must avoid. These scientists have found that the countries that consume the highest levels of this food have the highest rates of diabetes. And the U.S. is No. 1.
The villainous food is high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It’s more dangerous to your health than normal sugar. The average American takes in more than a pound of HFCS every week. It is added to soft drinks and processed foods.
“HFCS appears to pose a serious public health problem on a global scale,” says researcher Michael I. Goran, professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC). “The study adds to a growing body of scientific literature that indicates HFCS consumption may result in negative health consequences distinct from and more deleterious than natural sugar.”
The research, performed jointly by USC and the University of Oxford, shows that out of 42 countries studied, the United States has the highest per capita consumption of HFCS at a rate of 25 kilograms, or 55 pounds, per year.
The second highest is Hungary, with an annual rate of 16 kilograms, or 46 pounds, per capita. Canada, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Belgium, Argentina, Korea, Japan and Mexico are also relatively high HFCS consumers. Germany, Poland, Greece, Portugal, Egypt, Finland and Serbia are among the lowest HFCS consumers. Countries with per capita consumption of less than .5 kilogram per year include Australia, China, Denmark, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.
“Most populations have an almost insatiable appetite for sweet foods, but regrettably our metabolism has not evolved sufficiently to be able to process the fructose from high fructose corn syrup in the quantities that some people are consuming it,” says researcher Stanley Ulijaszek. “Although this syrup can be found in many of our processed foods and drinks, this varies enormously from country to country.”

The Anti-Alzheimer’s Vitamin

the-anti-alzheimers-vitamin_300When Alzheimer’s disease robs your memory, it also shrinks the brain’s gray matter. But researchers at the University of Oxford have found that vitamin supplements may be able to slow this shrinkage.
The scientists found that when they gave B vitamins to elderly people who were starting to have memory difficulties, their brain shrinkage was reduced by more than 90 percent. In addition, they discovered that the brain areas that are most seriously impaired by Alzheimer’s, like the hippocapmpus and cerebellum, were most effectively protected.
“It demonstrates for the very first time that it is possible to modify the disease process in Alzheimer’s,” says researcher David Smith.
Recommended by Dr. Oz and 800x
More Powerful Than CoQ10
If you're up on the latest health news, you've probably heard about astaxanthin—the recently discovered "miracle" antioxidant that can supposedly erase wrinkles, and boost your energy and brainpower.

Dr. Oz called it the "#1 supplement you should be taking," and suddenly, the Internet was flooded with ads containing bold claims about astaxanthin's ability to turn back the clock on aging. But is there scientific evidence to substantiate these claims?

Well, the research on astaxanthin is certainly promising, but you've got to know what to look for in an astaxanthin supplement to avoid getting ripped off. 

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Unsuspecting Women Absorb Toxins Like Crazy When They Do This...   Feminine Hygiene Products
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It may be the most common weight-loss problem: Many people find it relatively easy to drop a few pounds but almost impossible to keep the weight off. Scientists at the University of Michigan and the Argentina-based National Council of Science and Technology now think they have closed in on the reason for this difficulty. More »
Prebiotic prevention
I sing the praise of probiotics all the time. These good bacteria nourish your gut--and in doing so, they fight disease from what is arguably the epicenter of your body's health.

But what nourishes the good bacteria? Prebiotics, that's what. And as one new study shows, they're just as important.

This randomized, triple-blind trial looked at close to 50 diabetic women. Half supplemented with 10 grams of a prebiotic called inulin every day for two months, while the other half took maltodextrin as a control.

Results at the end of the study showed significant drops in both fasting blood sugar and HbA1c levels among the group taking the prebiotic.

Researchers also observed dramatic spikes in antioxidant activity among the women taking inulin. And I don't think I need to explain why that's a major plus for anyone with diabetes.

Inulin belongs to a class of carbohydrates called fructans. And it's abundant in onions, garlic, and artichokes, just to name a few delicious sources.

But Dr. Ohhira's formulas also feature prebiotics--which is why they're the main line of probiotics I recommend.

Until next time,

Dr. Fred 
This "forbidden" food could be
the biggest health breakthrough of our time
Your whole life, you've been warned that this substance can wreak havoc on your health. But the bad rap could be for nothing. Because doctors report this shunned food:
  • "washes away" stubborn bladder infections (often in less than 48 hours)
  • decreases tooth decay by 80%--without having to drop any of your favorite foods
  • “unsticks” pesky allergens that trigger asthma attacks
  • cuts sinus and ear infections by 93%--One pioneering Texas doctor reports these results that are so dramatic his patients forget to keep using it!
And you should see how it helps you drop weight! Find out how now
Physician, heal thyself
Dear Reader,

News flash: According to a recent report, physically fit doctors who practice what they preach are more likely to urge their patients to take up regular exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Not that it takes a rocket scientist to figure that out. But I want to share the results of this "groundbreaking" study with you anyway. Because they make a whole lot of common sense.

This group of researchers drew data from 24 observational studies. The subjects were healthcare providers--doctors, nurses, pharmacists, even nursing and medical students. And results showed that their own fitness habits had a dramatic influence on the fitness advice they gave to their patients.

Four of these studies showed that physically active doctors are two to five times more likely than their sedentary colleagues to encourage their patients to exercise.

Other studies showed that doctors who had improved their own fitness also dispensed exercise advice more confidently and efficiently. Meanwhile, medical students who were trained to improve their own habits were also more likely to talk to their patients about exercise during exams.

I have to say, this certainly speaks to my own experience as a doctor.

Being fit myself absolutely helps me to give better advice. I can relate to any injuries that may occur from being more active. I can also teach my patients how to prevent those injuries from occurring.

That's why I often share my personal fitness stories with my patients... letting them know that I, too, used to hate exercising. And now? I can't live without it. In fact, I'm writing this after having taken two boot camps this week.

I can barely move. But it feels GREAT.

Many of my patients wish to reach my level of fitness. And while I still have a long way to go, I simply tell them that if they exercise five days a week and follow my New Hamptons Health Miracle consistently...they can look and feel this way, too.

I didn't make a pact with the devil to stay in shape. That's really all there is to it.

The other thing to keep in mind is the generation gap. The older generation of physicians who were less likely to exercise--and who may have even smoked--are retiring now.

Like often begets like. And a new crop of doctors with a healthier set of habits are taking over. I'm pleased to count myself among them.

At the end of the day, physicians have to be positive role models. They can't provide effective guidance otherwise. Because patients, at least in my experience, are much more likely to embrace health advice if their doctors look like they follow that advice themselves.

It's okay to dislike making changes. That's a part of human nature. But once new habits are formed, there's no going back. (Though someone might want to tell that to my arms, which I can't fully extend today.)

The bottom line: Just try it. You might be surprised at how much you end up liking it. 
30 Days to Better Digestion
Heartburn? Constipation? Diarrhea? Gas? Now you can stop learning how to “live with” these chronic digestive conditions and start learning how to CURE them!
Because when something goes wrong with your digestion, you’re not only in misery—your overall health may be at risk, too.
That’s why our editors are sending you a special issue of Daily Health News called “30 DAYS TO BETTER DIGESTION” about alternative treatments and natural cures for your most troublesome digestive conditions, including the “Delicatessen Cure” for constipation...a little-known herb from Oregon that knocks out diverticulitis...why you should NEVER wash chicken before cooking to avoid a trip to the ER with food old-fashioned remedy for IBS that beats modern medicines...and much, much more.

FDA Says: Produce This Safer Food and You Will Risk Jail Time   raw milk sales
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More Younger Women Getting Breast Cancer
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The 10 Worst
Ice Cream Treats
in America
Ice cream is as American as apple pie (it's no wonder the two so often go hand-in-hand). Unfortunately, so is obesity. Avoid these 10 horrendously-bad-for-you ice creams, and choose their equally delicious—but much healthier—counterparts, and you'll be able to indulge and lose weight!
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The Perfect Refrigerator
When it comes to supermarket selection, the difference between a smart choice and a poor one can mean hundreds of calories per serving, which in turn could translate into dozens of extra pounds over the course of the year. Here, we've done the label-reading and calorie-counting, all in the name of helping you make the smartest picks possible. 
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Your Blueprint for BrainpowerYou'll get fitter AND smarter! Read more here »
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physicians should be ASHAMED
There are 12 chronic illnesses that have been confounding physicians to the point of abandonment for decades. If you or a loved one struggle with any of the following...

asthma, allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, fibromyalgia, hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, post-traumatic stress disorder, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers

You need the new Miracle Map to conquering the "Dirty Dozen." It's a complex crew--but that doesn't mean they can't be stopped.

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Baby's breath
Dear Reader,

I've talked a lot about bisphenol A (BPA) here in the past.

It's a seriously toxic substance to your health. And I never drink or eat anything out of plastic because of it. I don't even touch cash register receipts now in my efforts to stay away from it. (Yes, those shiny receipts are hiding BPA.)

But I need to mention it again. Because a recent study I came across reinforces why BPA is so important to avoid.

It also touches upon a topic I wrote an entire book about. One that has personal significance to me: asthma.

For those of you who don't know, I had asthma as a child. And by changing my diet, I was able to prevent future episodes once and for all.

I have been able to do that same thing quite successfully with many patients. The entire program is outlined in my book, The Allergy and Asthma Cure. But suffice it to say that eliminating environmental toxins is a big part of the solution.

We tend to take the outside assault on our bodies and immune systems in stride--as if there's nothing we can do about it. But that's just not true. And if more people realized how much damage these chemicals could potentially do to us, I guarantee they would take greater measures to stay away them.

Which, of course, brings me back to BPA.

There has to be some reason that asthma rates have skyrocketed over the past 30 years. Diet is one smoking gun. And this new study shows that exposure to environmental toxins--and BPA in particular--also plays a big role.

Researchers investigated whether exposure to BPA in the earliest years of life could contribute to wheezing and asthma risk among children.

To do this, they estimated the BPA exposure of more than 500 children from a long-term birth cohort study. According to urine samples, almost 90 percent of the children had detectable amounts of the chemical in their bodies by ages 3, 5, and 7 years.

The researchers adjusted for secondhand smoke exposure and other risk factors linked with asthma. But BPA exposure was still associated with as much as a 50 percent higher risk of wheezing and asthma--even at lower levels.

And it's not the first study to reveal a link like this, either. Previous research has linked BPA exposure to respiratory issues--not to mention obesity, diabetes, and behavior problems.

That's the main reason why the FDA finally banned BPA in baby bottles and infant cups. (Unfortunately, long after our European neighbors made this move.)

But even with these restrictions, there are still plenty of sources of BPA still out there. As I said, cash register receipts are one of them--and so are the linings of food cans.

I can't stress this enough. Awareness of BPA is on the rise--but you have to remain vigilant nevertheless. Especially if you're a parent.

So next time your cashier asks if you want your receipt, decline. It only takes 10 seconds for BPA from your receipt to transfer to your skin. And crumpling it can speed up this process. (It's just as easy to keep track of purchases online these days, anyway.)

While you're at it, you should also avoid plastic containers, especially those that feature the numbers 3 or 7. Eat with glass, porcelain, or steel dishware--especially when drinking and eating hot food and beverages.

And absolutely cut back on canned food consumption. (This is something you should be doing anyway--processed "food" isn't my idea of food in the first place.)

With so many environmental toxins in our everyday life, being able to eliminate even a mild source could save lives. So it for the children.

Until next time,

Dr. Fred 
The One Word
every cancer patient must know
When your doctor recommends chemotherapy--you can leave him stunned with just ONE WORD.

It's a new cancer therapy that doctors are whispering about behind closed doors--and the results are powerful...

Tumor shrinkage in 86% of lung cancer patients..."incurable" brain tumors put on hold...and 374 clinical trials already underway.

Discover the ONE WORD that will have your doctor asking "how did you hear about this?" 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wheatgrass: Is It Really as Healthy as They Say It Is?
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Vitamin E May Alleviate Symptoms of Liver Disease Brought on by Obesity
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The Truth About Energy Bars
Energy bars have seen incredible growth over the last decade, racking up over $700 million in sales. But cut through the hype and flashy packaging, and you're often left with a hefty (and expensive) dose of sugar, oil, and a mass of added vitamins and minerals. With little research to back up the bars' claims, many are nothing more than protein-containing candy in disguise. Find out which bars are worth buying—and which you should absolutely ditch. 
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Ignored by Most, But It Has a Profound Impact on Your Health   GMO Harms Food Production
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Don't Pick Your Nose: Never Mind, Boogers May Be Good for You
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This Popular Food Can Damage the Fragile Insides of Your Arteries    Statin Nation
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Proven: Patients Recover Twice as Well from Depression If They Do This
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6 Disgusting Facts about Shrimp
Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the United States, yet 90 percent of what we eat has been imported. And of that, less than two percent is ever inspected by U.S. regulatory agencies. What's the big deal? Imported shrimp, more than any other seafood, can be contaminated with banned chemicals, pesticides, and cockroaches. 
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Are You Eating Lawn Chemicals?The surprising new research on Roundup's active ingredient. Read more here »
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