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Are you looking forward to the traditional holiday meals? Tis’ the season to gain weight! With Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon, the majority of Americans are looking forward to a festive feast, with turkey, side dishes, and pumpkin pie. Eating more than usual for a week may not be bad, as long as people exercise regularly, too.


High-fat diets have long been known to increase the risk for medical problems, including heart disease and stroke, but there is growing concern that diets high in fat might also increase the risk for depression and other psychiatric disorders.


During the last ten years, thanks to numerous studies, we know there are healthy fats our bodies need to function properly, and there are harmful ones that support the development of disease. In general plant based fats fall into the healthy category. A recent study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, suggests that stress stops the positive effects of choosing good fats.


A critical mineral deficiency enhances inflammation, which is the foundation of the vast majority of diseases-from acute infections (including colds and the flu) to the chronic diseases-primarily caused by lifestyle (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, strokes, etc.)



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.

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