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LifeStart to the Rescue

According to the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on April 17, 2020, approximately 90% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had the following underlying conditions: hypertension (49.7%), obesity (48.3%), diabetes (28.3%), and heart disease (27.8%). All of these...

Could Your Genes Make You Look Fat?

There are 100 genetic markers linked to obesity but it only seems to contribute to 3% of the difference in body mass index between people. To help us understand the difference between genetics (nature) and habits (nurture), scientists in England compared the weight of...

Slow Your Resting Heart Rate with Beans

It was observed that eating one cup of beans a day for three months decreased a person’s heart rate by 3.4 points. A similar effect would be achieved by spending 250 hours on a treadmill. Beans provide a low-fat protein, are naturally high in fiber, have a low...

Mindful Eating

In a study done last year, a group of 105 overweight individuals was asked to simply record all the food they ate. They were not asked to count calories or to follow a certain diet. Simply keeping track of what they ate increased their food intake awareness. The...

Garlic for Your Heart

Heart disease patients were randomized to receive either garlic powder or placebo tablets twice daily for three months. The results were astounding in those that took the garlic powder. Their arterial function increased by 50 percent and their arteries’ structure...

Hydrate to Lose Weight

When you drink enough water you don’t only replace calorie laden drinks, but you also avoid dehydration which causes a decrease in your blood volume. According to a recent study, when the kidneys detect a drop in fluids they release an enzyme that causes a rise in...
LifeStart to the Rescue

LifeStart to the Rescue

According to the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on April 17, 2020, approximately 90% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had the following underlying conditions: hypertension (49.7%), obesity (48.3%), diabetes (28.3%), and heart disease (27.8%). All of these...

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Could Your Genes Make You Look Fat?

Could Your Genes Make You Look Fat?

There are 100 genetic markers linked to obesity but it only seems to contribute to 3% of the difference in body mass index between people. To help us understand the difference between genetics (nature) and habits (nurture), scientists in England compared the weight of...

read more
Slow Your Resting Heart Rate with Beans

Slow Your Resting Heart Rate with Beans

It was observed that eating one cup of beans a day for three months decreased a person’s heart rate by 3.4 points. A similar effect would be achieved by spending 250 hours on a treadmill. Beans provide a low-fat protein, are naturally high in fiber, have a low...

read more
Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

In a study done last year, a group of 105 overweight individuals was asked to simply record all the food they ate. They were not asked to count calories or to follow a certain diet. Simply keeping track of what they ate increased their food intake awareness. The...

read more
Garlic for Your Heart

Garlic for Your Heart

Heart disease patients were randomized to receive either garlic powder or placebo tablets twice daily for three months. The results were astounding in those that took the garlic powder. Their arterial function increased by 50 percent and their arteries’ structure...

read more
Hydrate to Lose Weight

Hydrate to Lose Weight

When you drink enough water you don’t only replace calorie laden drinks, but you also avoid dehydration which causes a decrease in your blood volume. According to a recent study, when the kidneys detect a drop in fluids they release an enzyme that causes a rise in...

read more
Smile! It Doesn’t Cost You Anything

Smile! It Doesn’t Cost You Anything

Of the 230,000 people followed for an average of 14 years in a study, those who were optimistic had a 35% lower risk for cardiovascular events and a 14% lower risk for early death compared with their pessimistic peers. “A merry heart does good like a medicine, and a...

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Coconut Oil—Friend or Foe?

Coconut Oil—Friend or Foe?

In recent years we have heard about the possible beneficial effects of coconut oil. It’s stable, doesn’t go rancid easily, and has a high smoke point. Besides that, coconut fat is pretty much neutral in taste, has a  good mouthfeel, and it is all-natural. But coconut...

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Should You Skip a Meal to Lose Weight?

Should You Skip a Meal to Lose Weight?

Until recently, the medical world has taught a calorie to be a calorie and thus in order to shed some pounds, we need to have fewer calories going in than we are using during the day. But is that still valid? Recent findings in the study of our body’s natural...

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