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Two studies have determined consuming beverages containing a certain ingredient is linked to a significant increase in the risk of developing cardiovascular (heart) disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.


A study involving people with arthritis who practiced yoga experienced about a 20% improvement in physical health with similar improvements in pain, energy, mood and carrying out day-to-day activities and tasks.



A new study, published this week in PLOS Medicine, shows that a diet low in animal-based foods and high in plant-based foods substantially lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes. They also find that the quality of the plant-based diet plays a significant role.


Here’s another reason to eat blueberries. While it’s labeled a ‘super fruit’ for its power to potentially lower the risk of heart disease and cancer, and is known to enhance brain functioning. It could help prevent the development of Alzheimer’s disease. New research supports this idea, which is being tested by many teams.




Do you know what inflammation is? It’s an important protective, self-healing response that removes harmful substances-including damaged cells, toxins, or an invading organism, such as bacteria, virus or fungus. Ironically, ongoing (chronic) inflammation promotes the development of most diseases. A new study identified foods that can help prevent chronic inflammation.


Last weekend I discovered, thanks to a medical student in the UK I’m mentoring, this eye opening documentary. He recommended I watch it, and two days later when I discovered it while walking through a big box store, I bought it and watched it yesterday. You don’t want to miss this remarkable film that informs […]


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