Alzheimer’s deaths are exploding

Alzheimer’s deaths are exploding. The number of people dying from Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. has soared 55 percent over the last 15 years, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The incurable neurodegenerative condition which ultimately results in the loss of critical brain function, claimed the lives […]

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): do you know what it is?

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): do you know what it is? CLA is one of the two essential and very potent fatty acids that help the body increase metabolic rates, boost the immune system, keep cholesterol levels in check, regulate fat and is shown to exert various important physiological functions in the body. Health properties contained in conjugated linoleic […]

Supplementing with EFA’s could prevent thousands of early preterm births, study says

Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials—one in the U.S. and the other in the Australia—suggest that thousands of early preterm birthscould be prevented if pregnant women took a daily supplement of the essential fatty acid Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) supplements. Docosahexaenoic Acid is an omega-3 fatty acid and is typically abbreviated as “DHA” on supplement labels. […]

Adrenal fatigue: The 21st century stress syndrome

Adrenal fatigue: The 21st century stress syndrome, is the title of the book by Dr. James L. Wilson, ND.,D.C., PhD. Mayo Clinic’s definition of adrenal fatigue is that it is a “collection of nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, body aches, low blood pressure, chronic stress, nervousness, sleep disturbances, weight loss or gain, and digestive problems.” The […]

Bullet point health news

Bullet point health news presents different health issues in a concentrated form that enables readers to learn about and follow up on important factors that affect our health and well-being. * Mormon farmer focuses on hemp Farmer Trevor Hill, father of five and owner of Santa Cruz Hemp Company, is one of nine industrial hemp licensees in Oregon. […]

Can’t afford healthy food? Think again.

Many people are having a tough financial time today and think they can’t afford healthy food. Think again. There are healthy foods that are among the most inexpensive nutrition on the shelves. Potatoes, beans, bananas. But, except for bananas, they involve COOKING. Dried beans, for example, provide a wealth of nutrients. This includes white beans […]

The magnificent olive tree and its role in man’s history

Few, if any, plants surpass the cultural and health role that the magnificent olive tree has played in the history of mankind from ancient times through today. Thought to be native to the Mediterranean Basin, societies thousands of years ago revered the olive tree, not only for its long, long life, but for its contribution to agriculture to […]

Your heart and good fats vs. bad fats

Recent surveys have revealed that at least half of us either don’t know (or care) the difference between types of fats… or they believe that ALL fats are bad. First, ALL fats are definitely not bad. Fats are necessary for building cell membranes, for the interaction with proteins inside cells, regulating cell signalling, and many other […]

Bullet point health news

* Global Dietary Patterns Worsening—In a first-of-its-kind analysis of worldwide dietary patterns, a team including researchers from Tufts University and University of Cambridge found overall dietary quality worsened around the world even as consumption of healthier foods increased in many countries. Overall, increases in unhealthy foods outpaced beneficial dietary changes, especially in middle-income nations (Too […]

FDA doesn’t know what’s in our food

Today there are over 10,000 additives used in our food, up from about 800 in 1958 when President Dwight Eisenhower signed a law requiring the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test and assess for safety all ingredients added to food products. This new regulation was in response to public concerns about the ‘strange’ new ingredients being […]