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Sugar and Breast Cancer: A Deadly Connection

Sugar and Breast Cancer: A Deadly Connection

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New study shows cancer risk rises as more sugar is consumed

Saying that eating sugar is not good for you is hardly front page news, but just how bad is it? In the January 2016 edition of the journal Cancer Research, a report directly linked the consumption of sucrose (table sugar), in amounts typical of Western diets, to increased tumor growth and metastasis, when compared with a non-sugar starch diet. Very importantly, the research found that fructose (fruit sugar) derived from the sucrose was responsible for lung cancer spreading to other organs, as well as the production of breast cancer. Continue reading Sugar and Breast Cancer: A Deadly Connection

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Seven Herbs That Should Be in Your Diet

Seven Herbs That Should Be in Your Diet

Lush_basil clear background 500For me as a natural doctor, I know there is no greater place to look for healing potential than to the herbal kingdom. In this article I will briefly present seven common herbs and their healing benefits. Start using them—not only because they make food more flavorful but because of their healing potential!

Basil

  • Contains a variety of oils such as eugenol, citronellol, limonene, and terpineol,
    which all have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
  • Rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A, lutein, cryptoxanthin, and zeaxanthin, which help fight free radicals that cause aging and degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and eye disease.
  • Good source of minerals including copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium, which help regulate heart rate and blood pressure and support healthy blood cells.

Continue reading Seven Herbs That Should Be in Your Diet

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Life Without Breakfast … A Recipe for Disaster

Life Without Breakfast … A Recipe for Disaster

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I always ask my patients to give me a detailed description of not only what they eat but also when they eat it. It’s striking to me that far too often people eat very poorly at breakfast or don’t eat breakfast altogether.

Neither of these situations is ideal for your body or your brain, which both require to be fed on a regular basis. The average person eats dinner between 6 and 7 pm and goes to bed without a snack. They wake up between 7 and 8 am. This represents a twelve-hour period without food, which is great if you are going to take a fasting blood test to determine cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Continue reading Life Without Breakfast … A Recipe for Disaster

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The Alarming Case of Antibiotic Resistance

The Alarming Case of Antibiotic Resistance

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A new research report recently released indicates that pathogenic bacteria may be winning the war against antibiotics. The report issued by the Center for Disease Dynamics & Policy entitled “State of the World’s Antibiotics” identifies some serious concerns regarding global antibiotic use and the worsening state of antibiotic resistance worldwide.

Our antibiotics are becoming less and less effective against increasingly potent “superbugs,” and the report challenges the long-held belief that the biggest obstacle is a lack of new and more powerful antibiotics. Instead, the report focuses attention on the overuse of antibiotics in humans and livestock, which is at the heart of the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Continue reading The Alarming Case of Antibiotic Resistance

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Watch my weight loss talk live Nov. 8 at www.NAVELExpo.com!

LI’s biggest health & wellness expo returns this Sunday!

For those who can’t attend, my first talk will be streaming live at www.NAVELExpo.com

I hope you’ll join me at the upcoming NAVEL Expo, Sunday, Nov. 8, where I will be lecturing twice, at 11 am on weight loss resistance and at 4 pm on adrenal fatigue.

But if you can’t join me in person, go to http://www.navelexpo.com/, where my first talk will be streaming live at 11 am. The streaming link is on the front page of the website. You can watch my talk along with other talks from the many respected health and wellness professionals who will be appearing at the Expo.

Over 2,500 people looking for health solutions are expected to attend as well, and I am very excited about my presentations and the opportunity to share with them information that will help transform their lives and help empower them toward achieving greater health. The Expo is at the Long Island/ Huntington Hilton, 598 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville, NY 11747-5002 (view map). Continue reading Watch my weight loss talk live Nov. 8 at www.NAVELExpo.com!

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Fall NAVEL Expo

Fall NAVEL Expo

LI’s biggest health & wellness expo returns Sun., Nov. 8!

navel expo logoPlease join me at the upcoming NAVEL Expo, Sunday, Nov. 8, where again I will be one of the featured speakers. At this Expo I will be lecturing twice, at 11 am on weight loss resistance and at 4 pm on adrenal fatigue.

Over 2,500 people looking for health solutions are expected to attend the expo, and I am very excited about my presentations and the opportunity to share with them information that will help transform their lives and help empower them toward achieving greater health. The Expo is at the Long Island/ Huntington Hilton, 598 Broad Hollow Rd, Melville, NY 11747-5002 (view map). Continue reading Fall NAVEL Expo

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Emulsifiers Linked to Obesity, More

Emulsifiers Linked to Obesity & Bowel Disorders

Picture of mayonnaise, which contains emulsifiersThe stuff that makes ice cream and mayonnaise creamy is harmful to your intestines

Artificial preservatives used in the preparation of packaged foods have been identified as increasing the risk of inflammatory bowel disorders and metabolic disorders such as obesity. A study published in the February 25 edition of the journal Nature found that emulsifiers altered the makeup of intestinal bacteria in mice.

There are about 15 emulsifiers typically used in Western foods. They keep foods such as mayonnaise and ice cream consistent. In fact, many foods would not exist as we know them today without emulsifiers to help hold them together into a creamy consistency, which the human pallet finds attractive. Continue reading Emulsifiers Linked to Obesity, More

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New studies show ginger effective in helping diabetes

Ginger effective in helping diabetes

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Type 2 diabetes is on a trajectory to reach 366 million diagnosed worldwide by the year 2030. When I ask patients about their health history, I no longer ask if there are people in their families who have diabetes, I ask how many. The last time I had a patient say “no one” was over five years ago! Diabetes had become an epidemic with no end in sight and no “cure” on the horizon.

There is where ginger comes in. In two recent studies, one published in the journal Complimentary Therapies in Medicine and the other in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, ginger’s effectiveness in helping diabetes was examined. Continue reading New studies show ginger effective in helping diabetes

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Organic Food: Really Better For You?

Organic Food: Really Better for You?

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… or does it just cost more?

This may be one of the most frequently asked questions that I receive. The answer would seem from first glance to be yes but there have been contradictory reports for years that organic food doesn’t really deliver when it comes to enhancing our health and fighting disease. In fact one 2009 study funded by the UK Food Standards Agency found that there were no significant differences in nutritional benefits between organic and conventionally grown crops.

However, a new meta study conducted by Newcastle University analyzed 343 studies to determine if there were any substantial nutrient differences between organic versus conventional food. Here are the most relevant findings from the study: Continue reading Organic Food: Really Better For You?