Study Finds Less Exercise Increases Metabolic Syndrome
Dec01

Study Finds Less Exercise Increases Metabolic Syndrome

A study in the journal Preventive Medicine found women don’t get as much exercise as men, which increases their risk for metabolic syndrome. You’ve probably heard about metabolic syndrome, which includes conditions like high cholesterol, hypertension, and obesity. These disorders act like road signs that warn, “Danger ahead!” and give you a chance to turn back before you fall fate to diabetes, heart disease, or stroke. I always love...

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Melatonin: So Much More Than A Sleep Aid
Nov18

Melatonin: So Much More Than A Sleep Aid

Here’s a riddle for you: Why do blind women get breast cancer at about half the rate that sighted women do? We think it has to do with two things: light, and a hormone called melatonin. Most people who have heard of melatonin know it as a supplement that can help with sleep (which it definitely can). And it’s great for jet lag. But the melatonin story is a lot more interesting– and complicated– than its ability...

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Does it Really Cost More to Eat Healthy?
Mar20

Does it Really Cost More to Eat Healthy?

I want to talk to you about two subjects virtually everyone is interested in: food and money. Specifically, I want to address the frequently heard complaint that it costs much more to eat healthy. Don’t worry—I’m not going to give you a lecture about how much broccoli you could eat for the price of a Big Mac, or how, if you were really inventive, you could make a four course nutrient dense meal for the price of two large bags of...

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New Guidelines for Statin Drugs: Watch and Decide!

On Tuesday, Nov 12, two of the nations leading heart organizations—the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology– released new guidelines on the use of statin drugs for the prevention of heart disease. The new guidelines—about which more in a moment—are a giant step forward towards the goal of having every American over the age of 40 on a statin drug. Hallelujah. Having co-written a best selling book...

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Are Your Hormones Wreaking Havoc on Your Health?

Today’s message is just for the ladies… I just got done recording a fantastic interview with female hormone specialist Dr. Anna Cabeca. She has helped countless women who were suffering with these (and other) hormone-based health problems: Low energy Trouble sleeping Anxiety or Depression Memory problems Weight gain Low sex drive In 2006 Dr. Anna experienced a very stressful family tragedy that triggered a series of...

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