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The Most Underrated Fruit of Summer

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Don’t overlook the most nutrient dense pick. I consider this fruit to be the most underrated fruit of summer. Can you guess what it is? It’s not papaya, it’s not mango, it’s not an orange, it’s not even an exotic fruit, like carambola… it’s… KIWI. This small fruit has big health benefits—and appears on the 15 least pesticide-contaminated list from the Environmental Working Group. This means that while it’s always Read More

Unleash Your Purple

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Blast belly fat and beyond. The color purple is often associated with royalty and an elite status, and that certainly holds true today—nutritionally speaking, that is. Foods of this hue have potent health boosting phytonutrient power including supercharging the immune system, revving up brain function, and reducing your likelihood for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. There’s also massive purple power when it comes to whittling your middle. The European Read More

How can I lower blood pressure naturally?

During my physical last week, my doctor said I need to drastically reduce my sodium intake and curb my stress levels to lower my high blood pressure. No salt or stress in my life? Yeah right! Is there anything else that can help? I’d recommend supplementing with at least 400 mg of magnesium or eating three servings of magnesium-rich foods (like oat bran, leafy greens, nuts and cocoa powder) daily. Read More

Add 12 Years to Your Life

Turbo charge weight loss to increase longevity. Research following close to 5,000 adults—mostly in their 40s—finds that obesity cuts 12 years off the human lifespan. Published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, this study also underscores the importance of eating your veggies and fruits, exercising regularly, moderate alcohol use, and not smoking. While this is not exactly surprising, research in an issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology is. According to World Read More

How a Hug Can Protect Your Heart

What you and your blood pressure really need for Valentine’s Day. Love does far more than make the world go around. It helps remove plaque from the arteries, boosts the body’s immune response, relieves stress, and lengthens life. Do you have high blood pressure? A hug from a close friend or family member can lower hypertension. In fact, a  study at Brigham Young University shows that women who are “married with children” Read More

Is This Drug Your Secret Addiction?

America’s most popular drug is now inhalable. If you’ve been keeping an eye on the news, I’m sure you couldn’t miss the FDA warning about the new AeroShot Caffeine Inhaler. The FDA issued a warning letter to the makers of AeroShot for “false or misleading statements” in their promotional materials which suggest that the product can be “both inhaled and ingested.” The problem is that the powder can be sucked Read More

My Slimming Soup for 2012

A personalized Fat Flush to target your stubborn fat stores. A “new and improved” Fat Flush Soup is back— right in time for the 2012 weight loss season! The mouth-watering recipe— with four delicious variations— is featured in the January 23, 2012 First for Women magazine. The soup and the research behind it is the cover story for the new year, with stunning before and after pictures of Fat Flushers Read More

Sweetheart Recipe for V-Day

Two tasty “super” foods help protect your heart—without packing on pounds. Who doesn’t like chocolate? New research puts it right up there with acai and blueberries as a “super” fruit. You may be delighted to know that dark chocolate has significantly more antioxidants and flavonoids than the juice of these fruits. In fact, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Heart Study found that chocolate is linked to lower Read More

Reason to Give Thanks

Consider this anti-aging secret that’s been around for decades. What if there was a safe way to eliminate anxiety and depression, colds and infections, joint pain and headaches, fatigue, heart disease and high blood pressure, even osteoporosis? Surprisingly, there is a substance that repairs old and damaged cell membranes so that they absorb nutrients more efficiently. The results? Dramatic mental and physical improvements—including less mortality. As with most great innovations, Read More

Cordless Phones Can Harm Your Heart, New Study Shows

Exposure to radio frequency radiation from cordless phones raised heart rate in almost half the subjects in a new study. These digital phones emit extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs)—even when they’re not in use. Much like antennas, cell phones, tube fluorescent lights, and WiFi, cordless phones contribute to electrosmog that’s linked to arrhythmia, heart palpitations, and rapid heartbeat. This new double-blind study just published in the European Journal of Oncology also Read More