The small lifestyle choices we make each day add up when it comes to heart health.
- April 18, 2019
The small lifestyle choices we make each day add up when it comes to heart health.
A new study by an Ohio University faculty member showed that acetaminophen limited positive empathy a person has for others while taking it.
Guilt Free Dairy? Dairy has a questionable, if not bad rap. A new study found no significant link between dairy and premature death caused by heart disease and stroke. Enjoying full-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and butter is unlikely to send people to an early grave, according to new research by The University of Texas Health […]
When I was in medical school, I learned all calories are the same and from a caloric perspective, it doesn’t matter what you eat. Today we know that’s not true. Dr. Paul Attia’s Ted talk challenges conventional wisdom about insulin resistance (Type 2 Diabetes) and obesity. Which came first insulin resistance or obesity? Watch now….
A large, international study shows daily low-dose aspirin has no effect on healthy life span in older adults.
Researchers have found that seniors who consume more than 2 portions of mushrooms weekly experienced a 50 per cent reduced risk of memory loss (mild cognitive impairment).
A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost at-home solution to a group of persistent side effects that continue after breast cancer treatment ends.
Despite strengthened laws and regulations across the country in recent decades to make restaurant offerings healthier, and despite the push by many chains to add healthier options for diners, a new study finds that fast-food menus in the U.S. are unhealthier than they were 30 years ago.
How many push ups can you do? A new study found men able to complete a certain number of push ups had a much lower incident of future cardiovascular disease outcomes ranging from heart attacks to heart failure. Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular […]
How much time do you think you need to spend in a park to improve your mood and make you happier? A recent study answers that question.
A new study found a certain type of exercise for one hour per week could reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke by 40-70%!
A single minute of intense exercise each day is linked to better bone health in women, new research shows.
In the latest evidence that it’s worth sticking to your health-focused New Year’s resolutions, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found that exercising regularly is linked to better eating habits.
Getting enough sleep is key to good health, and studies have shown that insufficient sleep increases the risk of serious problems, including cardiovascular disease. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found one way that sleep protects against the development of hardening of the arteries.
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. The study was published recently in Cell Reports.
If you’re an e-cigarette smoker, a new study found an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and coronary heart disease, according to the American Heart Association.
Are you aware of the stress watching news stories about violent crimes may trigger within your body? A recent study supports the need to reduce your exposure to violent crime reporting.
Regularly eating fried food, especially fried chicken and fish is linked with an increased risk of death from any cause and heart-related death, among women, finds a US study in The BMJ today.
On average, Americans eat about 17 teaspoons of added sugars every day. That adds up to a whopping 57 pounds a year. But for years you weren’t warned of the harmful impact it has on your health.
The recipe for leading a long and healthy existence is maintaining a young mindset, being immature from time to time and regularly enjoying a touch of nostalgia, according to a study.
In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
City life has been criticized for being an important reason for children being disconnected from nature. This has led to an unhealthy lifestyle play and eating habits. Even worse, many young children do not feel well psychologically – they are often stressed and depressed.
A randomized trial by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center researchers indicates that magnesium optimizes vitamin D status, raising it in people with deficient levels and lowering it in people with high levels.
Researchers say HIPAA laws must be revised thanks to progress made by AI since the legislation was passed in 1996.
A diet of fast food, cakes and processed meat increases your risk of depression, according to researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University.
What do you do when bad things happen? Trying to find something good in a bad situation appears to be particularly effective in reducing anxiety the less money a person makes, possibly because people with low incomes have less control over their environment, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
Do you eat out often? A new study found the vast majority of restaurant meals a in five countries are high in calories and a possible contributor to the global obesity epidemic.
If you’re overweight or drink too much alcohol, you are at risk of developing a fatty liver, a common liver disease that affects approximately 25 per cent of the population. And there is currently no medical treatment for the disease. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now shown how a greater intake of inorganic nitrate can prevent the accumulation of fat in the liver.
Happy Holidays to You and Yours! I hope you are enjoying this special time of the year! This has certainly been an intense year for so many, in a variety of ways. And for many their health and well-being have been affected. Now more than ever it is truly important to lovingly take care of ourselves to the best of our ability.
While several studies have reported a link between mental health and fruit and vegetable consumption, a new study identified a key factor that provides even greater emotional health and well-being.
Are you struggling with your meditation practice, or still not doing it? Please watch this outstanding Ted Talk about the power of meditation. His important insights can help you to appreciate the gift meditation can provide. Watch now….
Here are 10 simple, powerful ways to strength your immune system naturally and lower your risk of contracting it.
Can Optimism Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease? Optimism is more than just feeling good, it improves the body’s functioning in many ways, including reducing the risk of developing heart disease. Maintaining positive thoughts and feelings through intervention programs can help patients achieve better overall outcomes when it comes to their cardiovascular health, according to […]
Are you worried about your blood pressure? Has your doctor placed you unnecessarily on blood pressure medications? Are you unnecessarily worrying about your blood pressure and your health? When is high blood pressure dangerous? Around the world medical associations offer widely differing answers.
Are you experiencing increasing anxiety, as so many are in these seemingly uncertain times? Perhaps you should consider meditation. Its health benefits are well-documented, and a new study found a particular meditative practice does provide immediate relief!
Do you crave sugary drinks, experience headaches and other symptoms if you don’t drink them regularly.
Happy Thanksgiving! In honor of our American holiday, I’d like to revisit the with significant health benefits gratitude affords.
Did you get a chance to watch part one of this important documentary, The Heart of the Matter ? Here’s a link to part 2. If you’re concerned about your cholesterol level, and/or are taking a statin drug, I urge you to watch the two revealing videos.
Does cholesterol really cause heart disease, or is there more to heart disease than you know? Are statin drugs as vital as you’ve been lead to believe, or is there more critical information you need to know?
Coffee is more than just a simple beverage. Around the world, many would consider coffee a ritual, an essential part of their morning, and a secret weapon in their arsenal to survive the workday. Researchers recently determined coffee drinking may protect against developing two dreaded neurological disorders.
Antibiotics are a double-edged sword and a new study warns: Antibiotic-related allergic reactions and side effects, which send nearly 70,000 U.S. children to an emergency room each year.
The vast majority of cases are Parkinson’s Disease, are caused by unknown environmental causes, prompting enormous interest in identifying environmental risk factors involved. The link between Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and gastric ulcers has been known for several decades, but new evidence suggests that this harmful bacterium may play a role in Parkinson’s as well.
According to a new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), people who commute through natural environments report better mental health. This is the main conclusion of a research based on questionnaires answered by nearly 3,600 participants from four European cities and published in Environment International.
A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet, which includes eggs and dairy but excludes meat and fish, and a Mediterranean diet are likely equally effective in reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.
Grief can cause inflammation that can severely damage the body and kill, according to new research from Rice University.
Despite decades of research confirming that antibiotics are over-prescribed, and this fact contributes to the significant problem of antibiotic resistance, nearly half of the prescriptions a new written without infection diagnosis, suggests study of over a half million prescriptions.
Use of e-cigarettes every day can nearly double the odds of a heart attack, and increase it five-fold for those smoking and using e-cigarettes according to a new analysis of a survey of nearly 70,000 people, led by researchers at UC San Francisco.
Natural product found to reduce the level of damaged cells in the body, caused by aging.
Hugging can protect against the harmful mood changes that occur with relationship conflict according to a new study.
New research presented at this year’s annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) reveals that consumption of low-calorie sweeteners (LCS) can change the types of bacteria found in the gut, in association with impaired regulation of glucose levels.
There are lots of buzzwords thrown around when it comes to health, though some are more valid and important to pay attention to than others. One that’s been recently gaining some traction, electric and magnetic fields, also called electromagnetic fields or EMFs, is one that matters.
Twenty years ago, researchers made the accidental discovery that BPA had leached out of plastic cages used to house female mice in the lab, causing an increase in chromosomally abnormal eggs. Now, the same team is back to report that the array of alternative bisphenols now used to replace BPA in BPA-free bottles, cups, cages, and other items appear to come with similar problems for their mice.
Scientists at the Salk Institute found that mice lacking the biological clocks thought to be necessary for a healthy metabolism could still be protected against obesity and metabolic diseases by having their daily access to food restricted to a 10-hour window.
I have heard rumblings about this disturbing practice, and still find it a difficult pill to swallow that it is acceptable to call a patient and deliver such a devastating diagnosis by phone. During my years in medical school, this type of notification was simply unthinkable.
Are you living a healthy lifestyle? Even if you are, taking enough time off from your job, to can protect your health! That’s the finding of a 40-year study.
I urge you to take a few minutes from your busy day to watch this very important documentary about the harmful impact EMFs can have on our health an well being. Watch Now…
According to a recent nationally representative survey, about 60% of the calories consumed by Americans come from “ultra-processed” foods and beverages—defined as products resulting from “several sequences of industrial processes” and including additives “used to imitate sensory properties of foods or to disguise unpalatable aspects of the final product.” Alarmingly, the survey showed that adolescents (10- to 19-year-olds) were among the biggest consumers of ultra-processed foods and that their intake of these foods increased from 2007 to 2012, rising to over two-thirds (68%) of total calories consumed.
For several years an ongoing debate has left many confused regarding carbohydrates and fat. A new study examined the low and high in carbohydrates to determine if there was a link between different amounts of carbohydrate consumption and mortality.
A new study found a link between intake of highly processed (“ultra–processed”) food in the diet and cancer.
Listening to yoga music at bedtime is good for the heart, according to research recently presented at ESC Congress 2018.
Yes, they do according to according to researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore. A new study found an increase in happiness is directly proportional with a reduction in mortality.
While the beauty industry makes billions on skin creams to prevent and reverse wrinkles, they may be much more than just an unwanted result of aging. A new study finds they may actually be a sign of poor heart health.
Researchers found improvement in brain functioning among college students that hadn’t meditated before benefited from a few a brief meditation.
I found a study that confirms the adage-everything in moderation, including moderation, regarding probiotic use. While they are very helpful and have been linked to improving numerous conditions, consuming too much may have unintended consequences. But the study provoked a scathing rebuke by the International Probiotics Association, and raised significant questions regarding the study’s methods and findings that probiotic use can result can result in disorienting brain fogginess as well as rapid, significant belly bloating.
Something as simple as a dietary supplement could reduce disruptive, even abusive behavior, according to newly released research.
Philadelphia based researchers sought to determine if the improving vacant lots had any impact on residents’ psychological health and also found unexpected benefits.
A Johns Hopkins University study sought to determine if chemicals used to cure meats impact moods.
Chinese researchers sought to determine if there is an increased risk of certain cancers among women working night shifts.
Do you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, immediately feeling resistant to you day, especially worrying about your job? According to researchers at Penn State, if you start you morning focusing on how stressful your think your day will be, my harm your mindset and impair your cognitive functioning throughout your entire day.
Does your child use a cellphone? More than of 40 percent of American children under the age of 8 have their own tablets or cell phones. A recently published study that links cellphone radiation to memory performance problems in children and teens and confirms results initially published in 2015.
A 2017 study reported in the media determined cancer patients that used alternative therapies were five times more likely to die, in comparison to those who received conventional therapy. How could this be true, I wondered, considering my long-term experience with cancer patients—then it occurred to me to read the study’s fine print. This is yet another apple comparison to oranges that is quite concerning and misguiding.
Did This Mind-Body Resource Save the Trapped Boys? Honestly I can’t imagine what it was like to be stuck in a cave, because, I promise you, I’m not going in one! While the world celebrated the safe rescue of 12 boys and their coach that were trapped in a cave in Thailand for over two […]
What’s happened to your health related New Year’s resolutions? Is your health evolving? Or is it stuck in a rut haven’t found a way out? And are you giving your health your very best?
Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a new study.
A new study finds drinking four cups of coffee triggers multiple protective effects and lowers the risk of developing several chronic diseases.
Medical errors by healthcare professionals don’t just put a patient’s physical health at risk, they can be equally damaging to a person’s mental state and financial well-being.
Trauma or intense stress may increase your odds of developing an autoimmune disease, a new study found.
Replacing potatoes or rice with supernutrient dense foods known as Pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study.
We’re in the midst of a heat wave involving large portions of the US. There’s a focus on dehydration, which is certainly a significant concern. However, most people don’t realize that drinking too much water can lead to another preventable, life endangering condition.
Researchers call for walking pace to be emphasized in public health messages, as analysis of over 50,000 walkers finds a faster pace is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.
Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk.
A new Australian study explored the impact high job strain has on the risk of developing anxiety and depression.
Should you stop taking multivitamins and minerals because a new study suggests most common vitamin and mineral supplements may have no consistent benefit for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke or premature death?
What’s in your diet? Are you eating the right foods that will help your brain to increase your brain size and protect your memory? Discover how….
Recently, the Clean Label project recently tested 131 of the best selling animal-derived and plant-based protein powders in the US for heavy metals, over 100 pesticides, BPA/BPS and other toxic contaminants.
On a new take on the exercise truism ‘use it, or lose it,’ researchers show neurological health is an interactive relationship with our muscles and our world, and using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells. The groundbreaking study fundamentally alters brain and nervous system medicine — giving doctors new clues as to why patients with certain neurological disorders often rapidly decline with limited movement.
Are we reactionary, passive observers of the world or do our feeling impact the way we see the world?
A Harvard University researcher while reporting the findings of a new study, said, “In these patients, alternative strategies are invaluable. In this study, we found that the relaxation response can successfully help reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients who are not taking medication!”
Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and a lower risk of mental health disorders in comparison to pet-free city dwellers.
A daily dose of a common substance may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.
The largest and most detailed study of the long-term impact of, a class of drugs commonly prescribed in the United States and United Kingdom as antidepressants and incontinence medications, has found that their use is associated with increased risk of dementia, even when taken 20 years before diagnosis of cognitive impairment.
New research shows there might be health benefits to eating certain types of dark chocolate.
New research from the University of Adelaide has found that taking a vitamin B6 could help people to recall their dreams.
A new study shows that those gains in attention observed immediately after an intensive meditation retreat were partly maintained seven years later, especially for participants who maintained a regular practice.
Adults taking a unique antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, reversed aging in see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new research at Colorado University.
A new study suggests pasta can be part of a healthy diet without packing on the pounds.
In this final article of our series, you’re going to learn about the unfortunate experiences of Christine Shockey. She suspected she was having a heart attack when she awoke at 2 a.m. with excruciating pain shooting down her left arm. Tragically, it took her doctors, who ignored her requests for additional tests 5 days to figure it out — a delay that changed her health forever.
A few weeks ago, I met a new patient, we’ll call Mark. He’s in his late twenties and has a history of heart disease-he’s already had multiple stents placed into his heart’s arteries to keep them open. Mark volunteered an important experience, that saved his life, when he insisted to his doctors that something was seriously wrong with him.
In general, science has tended to focus on the impact major events stress events have on our health and well-being. A recent study compared people who carry stress over to the next day in comparison to those who were able to “let it go.”
I’ve had my own up close and personal experience with physicians not listening. It was an eye opening experience that I’ll never forget. A few years ago, right before the 4th of July, I arrived home, to find my husband, Victor not feeling well.
A new international study sought to determine the health benefit of plant and meat protein.
Today, I’m going to share with you, probably the most important information I’ve ever shared with my patients, family, friends and associates. It is crucial, even life saving information. What would you do if you knew something was very wrong with your body, but your doctor ignores or dismisses your concerns?
Can a dietary fat protect you against premature death and heart disease? Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland say yes!
A heart-healthy diet also appears to be good for an older woman’s bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds.
In a new study in Nature Neuroscience, Jaideep Bains, PhD, and his team at the Cumming School of Medicine’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), at the University of Calgary have discovered that stress transmitted from others can change the brain in the same way as a real stress does.
Exercising can be a bore and challenging to maintain on a regular basis. Here’s a simple way to boost your energy and make your workout seem quicker.
A new study in the American Journal of Hypertension, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women.
A new study examines the role of avocado in the diet to help enhance levels of lutein in the brain.
Research has linked childhood abuse to many adverse health outcomes in adulthood, including premature death, but according to new Northwestern University research, found supportive relationships in midlife can partly compensate for the mortality risks linked to childhood abuse.
If you suffer from chronic pain or know someone who does, this is a very important article about one of its often overlooked causes, that can be easily remedied.
The most important and preventable risk factor for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia has been determined by a study that evaluated over one million adults diagnosed with dementia in France.
Shakespeare wrote, “To thine own self be true.” Are you? It’s a challenge to be honest. And always trying to be positive, in the absence of authenticity and awareness of how you’re feeling is unhealthy, and takes its toll on your health.
Women who work as cleaners or regularly use cleaning sprays or other cleaning products at home appear to experience a greater decline in lung function over time than women who do not clean, according to a new study.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Since today is a global day focused on love, and the heart, I want to share with you an opportunity to enhance your heart health.
According to the latest media reports, this season’s flu is more intense and occurring more often that it has in other recent years. Studies have determined a nutrient can help prevent and shorten its symptoms in babies and adults.
While brain functioning, memory and other cognitive abilities usually decline with age, eating one serving of leafy green vegetables a day may aid in preserving memory and thinking skills as a person grows older, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Omega-3s from fish pack a stronger punch than flaxseed and other oils when it comes to cancer prevention, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study.
Do you take turmeric or curcumin? Every day I make a tea from fresh turmeric and it’s had a very positive impact on my health. A new study has found that it improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss.
Fast food makes the immune system more aggressive in the long term study by the University of Bonn shows that even after a change to a healthy diet, the body’s defenses remain hyperactive.
We usually believe our holiday food consumption is the cause of the extra pounds we put on during the winter. While that may be true in part, researchers at the University of Alberta are the first to observe lack of sunlight makes our cells store more fat.
Study also found that regular intake of tomatoes may also help slow the natural decline in lung function among all adults.
Children who eat fish at least once a week sleep better and have IQ scores that are 4 points higher, on average, than those who consume fish less frequently or not at all, according to new findings from the University of Pennsylvania recently published in Scientific Reports, a Nature journal.
A new study determined that one serving of leafy greens a day may slow brain aging by 11 years!
Welcome to 2018!! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and you’re excited about what is awaiting you in this New Year! Our passionate intention and purpose is to help you create on an ongoing basis the good health you desire and deserve, which we will continue to do throughout this entire year. In […]
Optimists live an average of 7 years longer than pessimists. A new study of Italians found they share distinct positive psychological traits that contributes to their longevity including…
In case you missed the explosive investigative report conducted by 60 Minutes and the Washington Post, I urge you to spend a few minutes and watch it. Tragically in the midst of this growing epidemic, the DEA was in 2016 legally handcuffed by a law passed by congress and signed by former President Obama that intervenes with their ability to enforce the law.
People who are overweight cut their life expectancy by two months for every extra 2.2 pounds of weight, according to a new study.
The opioid crisis has now surpassed the number of people killed in accidents in the US, while 6% percent of people prescribed narcotics (opioid) become addicted after taking them for one day! This important series will reveal how devastating this epidemic is, and what you can to do protect yourself from becoming its next victim. We’ll also review Congress’ role in impairing the DEA’s ability to curtail the illegal distribution of these devastating drugs in Part 2, and in part 3 we’ll take a look at what you can do to manage pain.
A new study found significant improvement in heart health when patients practice both activities.
A new study finds that exercising for just an hour a week can help prevent depression. Conversely, people who don’t exercise at all have a 44% higher risk of symptoms.
The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but an Iowa State University scientist has published new research suggesting a spoonful of oil makes vegetables more nutritious.
For many years, conventional wisdom held drinking several cups of coffee every day was healthy. A new study has determined it in fact, can enhance health.
Researchers looking for alternative to anti-depressants determined sleep deprivation rapidly reduces symptoms of depression in roughly half of depression patients, according the first meta-analysis on the subject in nearly 30 years.
Physical exercise has an anti-aging effect on the brain — an area that controls memory, learning and balance. A new study, comparing different forms of exercise — dancing and endurance training — undertaken by senior volunteers for eighteen months, found both can help to keep the brain young, but dancing provided additional benefit.
As concerns about the harmful side effects of anti-depressant medications grow, the world’s first study on diet and depression, a trial from Deakin University has shown for the first time that improving diet quality can treat major depression!
As depression continues to impact millions across the globe, antidepressant users are often unaware of the risk their medication poses. A shocking new study involving hundreds of thousands of antidepressant users found a 33% increase in the risk of death!
Are you sitting too much at work, or at home? A new study finds that people who sit down for shorter periods of time are less likely to die than those who are equally sedentary, but stay seated in longer bouts during the day.
Are you thriving? Do you know how to thrive? It is an essential ingredient not only for you emotional well-being, and is also a significant contributor to your physical health.
As the saying goes, “Everything in moderation, including moderation,” is applicable to the recent large international study involving more than 135,000 people across five continents. It determined a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death.
I don’t talk a lot about my health, but today I feel I should. Four years ago, I had an experience that forever changed my relationship with food. I will share with you what happened and why I eat at home.
Do you have problems going to sleep because your mind won’t stop thinking? Here’s a nutritionally based solution that may help you.
Is there anything more powerful than love? A new study finds that holding the hand of an ailing partner can cause the pain they feel to decrease.
While reducing our responses to stress is important, a Stanford University research psychologist shares a unique perspective, indicating that stress can make us stronger, smarter and happier – if we learn how to open our minds to it.
A new study finds that air pollution motorists are exposed to during rush-hour traffic might be twice as bad as previously believed.
Eating too much sugar increases the likelihood of common mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression.
A new study determined artificial sweeteners do not cause weight loss and are linked to several chronic diseases.
Two mind-body techniques significantly reduced acute pain experienced by hospital patients, according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, offering a potential alternative to narcotic (opioid) medications.
Almost 3 decades ago, I first read about this risk factor, that increased the risk of developing several chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. While the obesity epidemic has long been front-and-center in major cities across the U.S., new research finds it is an even greater public health threat than being overweight.
Are you always getting organic, when you buy organic foods? An investigative report, conducted by The Washington Post exposes two companies that are certified organic, yet don’t meet organic standards.
What is in store for your health? When you think about getting “older,” are you forecasting deteriorating health, arthritis, aches and pains, diabetes, poor vision and hearing, loss of function and mobility? It doesn’t have to be that way. Here’s 7 secrets to living healthier to 100 without doctors, medications and hospitals!
Walnuts in the diet alter (for the better) the makeup of intestinal tract bacteria, which indicates a new way walnuts contribute to improved health.
Here’s another reason to begin your day with a cup of joe: Scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer! Drinking coffee was associated with lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease.
We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, and most adults don’t get a good night’s sleep for a variety of reasons. Here’s an interesting way to improve your sleep.
Ohio State University researchers determined a diet rich in tomatoes cut the risk of developing skin cancers by 50%!
Generosity makes people happier, even if they are only a little generous. People who act solely out of self-interest are less happy. Merely promising to be more generous is enough to trigger a change in our brains that makes us happier and impacts our health.
Study shows that long-term use of a class of drugs widely prescribed to treat heartburn, ulcers and other gastrointestinal problems, are linked to an increased risk of death.
Cocoa can be viewed as a dietary supplement to protect human cognition and can counteract different types of cognitive decline.
During med school l learned there’s no predictable scientific way to determine how long the human body can live. When you think about your mortality, have you settled with a “reasonable” number of years you’d like to live. Perhaps this latest study may cause you to think differently. The average human life span continues to increase. Will we ever reach a limit to how long we can live?
Adapting four healthy lifestyle behaviors is associated with increased lifespan for men and women, according to a study published online May 31 in the Journal of Internal Medicine.
While millions are using smartphones, believing they are not harmful, two new studies indicate otherwise.
Mind-body interventions (MBIs) don’t simply relax us; they can ‘reverse’ the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a recent study.
Over the years, I’ve shared with you the critical importance of a key vitamin in preventing and reversing chronic diseases.
Calorie restriction slows aging in worms, flies and mice. The Duke team wanted to test if it could have the same effect in humans, specifically regarding a concept called biological aging.
Are you or your loved ones experiencing a hidden addiction? Chances are you may well be. I’ve had concerns for years, and they were not only confirmed, but heightened yesterday when I watched an explosive report on CBS’ 60 Minutes.
A new study identified several natural compounds found in several foods that stopped prostate cancer cell growth better than chemotherapy!
New Tea Drinking Benefits Discovered A new study found tea drinking causes positive health changes that can help prevent the development of a leading chronic disease. Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. Researchers at Uppsala University, found that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes that […]
Are you a moderate drinker? If so, you may want to consider reducing your consumption in light of the findings of a new study.
Two new studies link specific nutrients to the structure and function of brain regions that are particularly sensitive to aging and neurodegenerative disease.
It’s a challenge for all of us to exercise. If you’ve fallen off the wagon, here’s a new study that will encourage you to begin again.
Are you living with an open heart? This wonderful speech might inspire you to do so.
Sometimes life brings an unexpected change that shakes us to the core. Last week a dear colleague suddenly passed away. Her stunning departure left me with an unexpected gift that I want to share with you.
I love spring! It’s the most exciting time of the year for me. And even though we had a very mild winter this year, I’m very excited. Not only due to the warm weather, and the return of gorgeous greenery that surrounds my home and neighborhood-I get to do something very special.
Stress is an important response, needed to prepare us for dangerous situations. Without it, we can’t survive. While chronic stress increases the risk of developing chronic diseases, researchers found stress can trigger a powerful, protective response.
A 16 year study found a generally accepted dietary recommendation did not lower blood pressure.
Drinking a vegetable juice supplement before working out makes the brain perform more efficiently, according to a new study by scientists at Wake Forest University.
Do you frequently drink beverages that are increasing your risk of shrinking your brain and increasing your risk of dementia?
For years, health experts have warned us of the rise of childhood obesity in the United States, and there appears to be no relief in sight. Unfortunately, the most significant consequence is an increase in adult onset (Type 2) diabetes in children.
Eating potassium-rich foods like sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas — and even coffee — could be key to lowering blood pressure, according to researchers at the University of Southern California.
While green tea is one of the healthiest teas available, new research found a rainforest herb has greater potential in preventing cardiovascular diseases!
Researchers exposed a small intestinal cell culture model to the physiological equivalent of a meal’s worth of a common food additive and discovered interference with nutrient absorption and reduced barrier protection.
A new study found healthy college students who have a smaller area of the brain, that helps regulate thoughts and emotions, are more likely than others to experience anxiety.
Low-calorie, artificial sweeteners appear to play havoc with the body’s metabolism, and large consumption of these sugar substitutes could promote fat accumulation, especially in people who are already obese.
Stanford scientists have identified a small group of nerve cells that link breathing to relaxation, attention, excitement and anxiety.
Researchers determined a certain oil lowers blood pressure, stimulates weight loss, and increases healthy cholesterol (HDL) levels.
Energy efficient light bulbs contain several toxins. One is a powerful neurotoxin that is particularly toxic to the brain, nervous system, kidneys and liver, particularly to children and pregnant women Here’s what you can do.
Do you keep your cell phone close to your body? Do you let your children use them? The State of California was ordered to release a draft of cell phone guidelines.
I received a very special message today-from Jay Abraham. I immediately forwarded it to those very dear to me, and simultaneously decided to share it with you as a member of my DrElaine list. You are a precious health and healing partner that I am grateful for. Please pass this touching message on to those you treasure in your life.
How are you feeling about what’s going on in the world? I know a lot of people have been experiencing more fear, uncertainty, and despair, for a variety of reasons. I want to share with you something that can help you and our world.
Last week I shared a study that determined omega-3 fatty acids protects against organ damage caused by air pollution. Another new study determined vitamins protect genes from air pollution damage.
Air pollution is a contributing factor to the development of several diseases, including heart disease, lung disease, strokes, prematurity, brain damage, kidney disease and diabetes. A new study determined a nutritional supplement can reduce air pollution induced tissue and organ damage.
Drinking a concentrated juice improves brain function, according to research by the University of Exeter.
“What does not kill you makes you stronger.” It’s not just a saying, it is true. Researchers have pinpointed a cell recycling process tied to the positive effects of moderate stress. Meaning you shouldn’t necessarily worry about mild stresses. Anything from going for a jog to spending some time in the sauna can help your health and longevity.
Are you feeling more stressed today, in comparison to this time last year? For almost a year, I’ve watched my family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances become progressively distressed for a variety of reasons.
Here’s a powerful way to reduce your stress, by eliminating your exposure to a very common, yet overlooked source.
Doing this can make a huge difference!! It’s a tip I’ve used for years.
Global Study Confirms Vitamin D Prevents Colds and Flu! Confirmed: A new global collaborative study has confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections. The study, a participant data meta-analysis of 25 randomized controlled trials including more than 11,000 participants, has been published online in the British Medical Journal. According to […]
Last week, I shared with you the dangers of a gluten-free diet- increased heavy metal exposure due to eating more rice. Fortunately, Irish researchers have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower worrying levels of arsenic in rice that is eaten all over the world.
Are you eating a gluten-free diet? While eliminating gluten is associated with certain health improvements, a new study reveals a hidden danger.
There are no more excuses for being out of shape. Researchers at McMaster University have found that short, intense bursts of stair climbing, which can be done virtually anywhere, have major benefits for heart health.
You may be consuming fast foods wrapped in paper treated with harmful perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) — the same chemicals used in stain-resistant products, firefighting materials and nonstick cookware, according to a new study.
In honor of Valentine’s day and Heart Health month, I’m sharing with you a very simple and profound gift that can improve your emotional and physical health.
A new study from the University of Colorado Denver shows a direct link between financial strain and increased risk of death!
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are more active.
Do you have a few extra pounds in your mid-section? Here’s a few ways to reduce it and improve your health.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that women who sit for more than 10 hours a day with low physical activity have cells that are biologically older by eight years compared to women who are more active.
Adding this spice to your diet can reduce your risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, add years to your life!
“To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order; we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”
What do you do, when someone dear to you asks you to do something for them, when you know you need to rest? Believe it or not, your answer is critical to how well your immune system functions.
Today more we are busier than ever. Our 24/7 rapid paced culture, makes it challenging to find time for quiet moments. Unfortunately, solitude is often dismissed as a waste of time. Unfortunately, we are also sicker today. An important culprit is unmanaged stress. Daily meditation is one of the best ways to protect and enhance your health.
While New Year’s resolutions are challenging, it’s never too late to improve your health. Here’s how to easily jump start your health.
What’s possible for you as a human being? I far too often hear people complain about their aching joints, what they can and can’t do because of their age, etc.
A landmark study conducted by a team of researchers at the London School of Economics determined most of the unhappiness we experience is due to failed relationships and physical and mental illness rather than money problems and poverty.
The brain’s glymphatic pathway clears harmful wastes, especially during sleep. Sleeping on your side may be the best position for the brain-waste clearance process.
It’s hard to believe 2016 is coming to an end. Since 2017 is only a few days away, you may be thinking about your resolutions. Unfortunately, according to researchers, by mid-February most resolutions have fallen by the wayside.
Do you count your blessings or take them for granted? Do you know how gratitude or its absence affects your health?
A new study found consuming red meat in amounts above what is typically recommended does not affect short-term cardiovascular disease risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol.
Did you know that positive emotions broaden our thinking and enhance our health, mental flexibility and coping skills?
While it is known that extreme fatigue can affect many physical, cognitive and emotional processes, this is the first study to examine how working a 24-hour shift specifically affects heart function.
Do you drink diet soda? You might want to think again, because it is linked to two significant health conditions.
Here’s a simple way to prevent your risk of developing heart disease, cancer and experiencing premature death.
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Are you already feeling stressed this holiday season with too much on your plate?
With the rise of gluten-free products, some physicians and scientists have questioned if gluten does cause harm to the human body. In the past it was believed gluten only caused celiac disease.
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.
Just One Season of Playing Football Changes a Child’s Brain You don’t have to be a seasoned football player to sustain brain damage from the game. Scientists found tiny changes in the white matter of young boys who played just one season of football. According to USA Football, there are approximately 3 million youth participating […]
Well-being is an important measure of a population’s health and longevity and represents a promising focus for intervention, according to a recent study.
If you have narcotic medications in your home, according to public health experts, you need to keep them in a safe place to and prevent your children, grandchildren, and any children visiting your home from them.
Why did the two biggest soda companies in the United States – Coca-Cola and PepsiCo – sponsor a minimum of 96 national health organizations between 2011-2015, and campaign against at least 28 public health bills attempting to lower soda consumption and improve the American diet?
If you consume more than two of these drinks per day, you may be at greater risk of developing diabetes.
Do you meditate? It is one of the easiest ways to significantly improve your health. A new study reveals additional benefits.
From unnecessary X-rays to misguided blood tests, a campaign has been launched to cut down on procedures that health experts say won’t aid or improve your health or lead to a speedier recovery from illness.
First-of-a-kind study reveals top 10 consumer product chemicals in dust with known or suspected health impacts. Indoor dust is proving to be polluted with chemicals from everyday consumer products, according to a new comprehensive study.
How often do you count your blessings or say, “Thank you?” Daily, weekly, monthly, or every now and then? Recognizing and giving thanks for the positive aspects of life can result in improved mental, and ultimately physical, health.
The brain has the capacity, like the rest of the body to create new cells. I recently discovered Dr. Terry Wahls’ TEDx lecture about her remarkable experience interrupting and reversing her progressive MS (Multiple Sclerosis) that had made her wheelchair bound. Watch….
Do you experience bouts of anger? A study determined intense bursts of anger dramatically increase the risk of heart attacks.
Sitting for prolonged periods has been called, “the new tobacco” risk factor, due to its devastating impact-increasing the risk of chronic disease and death. A new study suggests that the movements involved in fidgeting may counteract the adverse health impacts of sitting for long periods.
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.
Dental surface restorations composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research.
Is there a supplement that can take the place of exercise? Not completely, in terms of its numerous health related benefits. However, because more than 50 percent of obese and overweight adults are do not exercise to improve their health, a new study suggests taking a certain vitamin can have similar heart related (cardiovascular) benefits comparable to regular exercise.
If you want to control your weight or reduce your intake of sugar, sodium and saturated fat, simply drinking more water may be what you need.
For over twenty years, studies have demonstrated the healing power of forgiveness, and it’s impact on physical health and relationships. A new study, focusing on the workplace, supports the power of forgiveness to potentially improve well-being and productivity in professional settings.
A resort vacation provides a strong and immediate impact on molecular networks associated with stress and immune pathways, in addition to short-term improvements in well-being, as measured by feelings of vitality and distress, say researchers.
Do You Believe In Miracles? These Doctors Do! I am thrilled to share a groundbreaking book and interview with you today! I encourage you to get a copy and read it. The book, edited by Harley Rotbart, MD, Miracles We Have Seen, will inspire and uplift you. It was so exceptional, I read it as […]
Do you pick up dropped food within 5 seconds of it being on the floor? Perhaps that’s not a good idea. Researchers determined bacteria may transfer to candy that has fallen on the floor no matter how fast you pick it up.
A couple of weeks ago, I heard about the latest price gouging of a pharmaceutical drug. This time it’s the Epipen. Today I realized, there is a simple, inexpensive solution you can ask your doctor to prescribe.
For most Americans, this very controversial question, was recently answered by a remarkable new study, conducted at a large hospital’s emergency room.
A study of peanut consumption showed that including them as a part of a high fat meal improved the post-meal triglyceride response and preserved artery function.
Is it hard for you to maintain your exercise schedule? That challenge happens to all of us at some point or another. A fascinating new study confirms the power a positive frame of mind enhances the benefits that occur during exercise.
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.)
Are you worried about exercising outside in polluted areas? It may reduce the risk of premature death, in urban and high-trafficked areas.
A large study involving over 120,000 people published in the International Journal of Epidemiology confirms a link between peanut and nut intake and lower mortality rates, but finds no protective effect for peanut butter.
For adults with chronic low-back pain, two mind and body practices resulted in greater improvement in pain reduction and physical functioning when compared to standard treatment.
You just shared a very important health concern with your doctor and she or he dismisses by either ignoring it or telling you that your concerns are irrelevant. But deep down inside, you know something is wrong.
Is your use of cell phones, notebooks, laptops damaging your neck?
A new animal study has determined the process long term stress triggers to allow cancer cells to spread (metastasize) throughout the body.
A new study, confirmed a unique way to increase life satisfaction, equivalent to moving from unemployment to employment.
It’s hard to believe we’ve over half way through the year. So how’s your health-related New Year’s resolutions? Are you well on your way to achieving them, or do you remember what they were?
Serious heart attacks are affecting younger and more obese individuals, and rates of high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease remain elevated.
Did you know that the diagnosis of a common life threatening disease may be the most traumatic thing that can befall a patient, beyond the conventional treatments, many that have life-threatening and even lethal side effects?
Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids may lower the risk of death from heart attack. This is the finding of new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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.
Women who put in long hours for the bulk of their careers may pay a steep price: life-threatening illnesses, including heart disease and cancer.
Perhaps it sounds too good to be true-Meaningful activities experienced with others may reverse the normal brain shrinkage associated with the aging process!
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.
What on earth am I talking about? I decided a few weeks ago to spend more time in my garden and it has been an amazing adventure watching the unfolding magic world of growing flowers, vegetables and even trees.
Years ago Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff was a bestselling hit. A new study confirms the health benefits of remaining calm in our daily lives. How are you managing the “small stuff” in your life?
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.
Helping co-workers can be draining for the helpers, especially for employees who help a lot,’ said Russell Johnson, Michigan State University business researcher.
Women are nearly twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, a global review reveals. The Cambridge University authors also determined young people under 35 and those living with chronic health conditions are particularly affected.
Since the first report of genetically modified seeds and the FDA’s allowing them into our food supply, I have been very concerned. I have previously shared studies with you that determined the damage GMOs have caused.
Since I was a little girl, I have admired Muhammad Ali, and was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He was a once in a century phenomenon, who beyond his brilliance as a fighter, was most beloved globally for his refusal to enlist and fight in Vietnam. I want to share with you a clip of his powerful words and profound insights about the human heart.
Are you aware of the important impact exposure to nature can have on your health? I have come to appreciate the critical role nature plays in the maintenance of our health and well-being Not only does daily contact with nature improve quality of life, a walk in the woods may reduce a your self-criticism!
Research studies have found that walnuts improve cognitive functioning, including memory, lowers the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes and slows cancer progression. Researchers from Loma Linda University and the hospital Clinic of Barcelona have determined that walnut possess additional health benefits.
For many years there’s been a raging debate about the health impact of microwave radiation emitted by cell phones. This evening, the National Toxicology Program released a draft of the report on its two-year cell phone cancer study.
Last week, while discussing her health condition, a client revealed that her doctor told her to stop taking multivitamins-they were of no benefit. I was stunned.
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 […]
How do you react to stressful situations? Do you pay attention, and make a choice to react calmly, or do you react in a way you feel you have no control? Discover how your reaction may play a key role in your long-term health, according to researchers.
While most Americans know that heart disease and cancer are the #1 and #2 causes of death, most don’t know what the #3 cause is. If you guessed diabetes or stroke, you’re wrong.
Americans eat nearly eight pounds of fresh strawberries a year – and with them, dozens of pesticides, including chemicals that have been linked to cancer and reproductive damage or are banned in Europe.
A new study’s findings put to rest the common excuse for not getting in shape: there is not enough time.
Soda consumption has been linked to the increased risk of chronic diseases, diabetes in particular. New research analysis indicates that soda drinkers consume 1 or more cans per day — possibly exposing them to a potential carcinogen…
Are you aware of your thoughts and feelings throughout the day? Doing so may help to maintain a healthy blood sugar level, a decreased risk of obesity and greater sense of control among more mindful people may play mediating roles.
Did you know that pesticide levels vary in fruit and vegetables? Click here to discover those recently reported with the highest levels.
Two studies demonstrate the impact relationships and social support have on our health.
A new study, conducted found that higher levels of a specific form of vitamin D corresponded with a reduce cancer risk.
Are you ready for spring? Perhaps now is the time to revisit your New Year resolutions and recommit to them, if you’ve let them slip away from your daily activities.
I learned in medical school that the average heart attacked occurred among people over the age of 55. I’ve been very surprised to upon learning that they now occur in people in their twenties!
As the incidence of diabetes continues to rise, and the health care industry attempts to turn the tide, a new study has found that this diet helped obese women lose weight and lower their future risk for developing diabetes and heart disease.
Research studies continue to dispel the myth that our genes control our risk of developing chronic disease, and the true significance lifestyle plays. A diet rich in vitamin C could cut risk progression by a third, of the leading cause of blindness, according to a study being published online.
How does your spirituality affect your health? Please click this link to listen to my recent interview with Emmy award winning journalist, and my dear friend Jenniffer Weigel on WGN Plus Listen now to Dr. Elaine Enjoy!
Conventional medical thinking holds that diabetes, even medical intervention is a downward spiral of progressively worsening blood sugars, and it’s devastating organ damage and complications. The thought of reversing it, is unimaginable to most physicians and diabetic patients. Is possible to offer hope of reversing diabetes?
Are you concerned about your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease? Here’s information about a brand new study that has found a diet that dramatically decreases cognitive decline.
A new story has determined that a class of popular over the counter and prescribed pain relievers is linked to serious side effects, including heart attacks.
Have you seen SuperHealing Secrets? It’s airing nationally now during the March pledge cycle. By watching Dr. Ferguson’s SUPERHEALING SECRETS on Public Television, you are helping educating America with Dr. Ferguson’s empowering message of vibrant health and well-being. Please support our efforts by contacting your local PBS station by phone during the broadcast of the […]
A new study reveals a remarkable link to the power of positive emotions and reducing/reversing damage caused by stress to our genes and DNA.
Alzheimer’s disease currently affects 5.1 million Americans and is projected to increase to 13.8 million over the next 30 years. A new study shows the risk of developing this dreaded disease can be reduced by 50%!
Spring is just around the corner. Are you ready to take a bold step right now to improve your health?
A new study confirms that the risk of dying from heart disease can be decreased 50%.
Do lifestyle factors, including the American diet increase your risk of developing heart disease?
This mineral that is vital to your 50 trillion cells’ functioning, and plays an important role in many critical functions.
It seems like today we are more stressed than ever, without any relief in sight. Throughout history, our ancestors around the globe, recognized the connection between stress, emotions, attitudes, physical health and long term well-being.
Many years ago, I read about a fascinating study that was conducted at Ohio State University several times because the researchers could not believe their remarkable finding. While testing a cholesterol lowering drug and its effect in rabbits, a portion of the rabbit had absolutely no signs of hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) and heart disease, despite eating a high cholesterol, high fat diet. They knew the drug wasn’t the cause–Was it the drug or something else that prevented the development of these anticipated results?
A new study explored the relationship between or eating one egg every day, a relatively high amount of dietary cholesterol and heart disease.
Can feeling younger than your age actually decrease your risk of illness and hospitalization?
Do organic milk and meat contain more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally produced products? Discover what researchers who conducted systematic literature reviews and analyzed data from around the world found.
Did you miss last week’s webinar, More SuperHealing Secrets-Ask Dr. Elaine? We’ve received extremely positive response from our webinar participants!
Over the past decade, studies have found mindfulness meditation can improve a wide range of health conditions, including slowing the progression HIV infection, prolonging longevity while improving health. But little is known about the way the brain responds to create the changes that produce these beneficial health effects.
February is heart health month-and while thinking of what I could share with you, the questions occurred, do you have a healthy heart? How would you know? Do you need an angiogram or your cholesterol to let you know for sure?
The medicinal benefits of meditation and yoga are now firmly established in scientific literature. One of the latest studies to emerge on the matter comes from Harvard researchers working at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). They determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes over time in the brain’s grey matter.
Women who eat fewer than two serves of fruit a day face a greater risk of developing depression, University of Queensland research shows.
A new study found relying on the front of pack (FOP) claims to determine the nutrition quality of the food may not be your best option. Researchers at The Ohio State University and Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia examined and analyzed front of pack nutrition claims on more than 2,200 breakfast cereal and prepared meals released for sale between 2006 and 2010. They found no type or number of front of pack claims could distinguish “healthy” foods from “unhealthy” ones.
Weight loss is often one of consumers’ top resolutions for the New Year. While the basic premise of losing weight is to consume less calories than calories burned, weight management has evolved over the years and includes a focus on burning fat, building lean muscle, boosting metabolism and suppressing appetite.
A new study determines how your daily intake of fiber, saturated fat and sugar may impact the quality of your sleep.
As a token of my appreciation for your support of SuperHealing Secrets on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 I’m hosting a no-charge webinar More SuperHealing Secrets-Questions and Answers. While I will share a few more SuperHealing secrets, you will have the opportunity to ask me anything you want! Stay tuned for a special e-mail announcement this […]
What keeps us healthy and happy as we go through life? If you were going to invest now in your future best self, where would you put your time and your energy?
A new study validates a controversial cancer theory, namely, that yeast in our body can contribute to not just feeding, but actually causing cancer. Can the ancient healing spice turmeric come to the rescue?
Welcome to 2016! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, and are excited about what is awaiting you in this new year! My primary desire and purpose is to assist you in creating the good health you desire and deserve. So instead of focusing on resolutions that don’t work for most of us, the first thing I encourage you to do now is to take a very careful look at your health and evaluate what’s working and what’s needs improvement.
The high amounts of dietary sugar in the typical Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Instead of wishing you a Happy New Year, my desire is for you to experience a happy and healthier new you! It is never too late to begin anew to create and experience the good health you desire and deserve. We have a lot of additions coming soon in the New Year. Including podcasts, more videos, webinars and later in 2016 we will be sponsoring weekend retreats.
Inflammatory processes occur throughout the body, with a primary function of promoting healing after injury. However, when too active, these inflammatory processes can also damage the body in many ways, and may contribute to heart disease, stroke, certain cancers, and other significant medical problems.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have demonstrated – for the first time – that targeting microbes in the gut may prevent heart disease brought on by nutrients contained in a diet rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat dairy products.
Does providing help to friends, acquaintances, and even strangers help to diminish the impact of daily stressors on our emotions and our mental health?
During the holiday season, we usually focus on giving gifts to our loved ones. I’d like for you to consider an overlooked, but critically important aspect of this time of year-the importance and primacy of self-love.
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming tree nuts, such as walnuts, may lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Yes, this is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can be very stressful, too for a variety of reasons. I prefer not to get caught up in shopping and buying frenzy (sorry retailers), but giving more of myself. For me that is the true meaning of the season. Since this is the season of giving—I’d like to share with you some remarkable health benefits of giving from the heart.
Can negative beliefs about aging cause brain damage and lead to Alzheimer’s Disease?
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While bullying during childhood is a major concern and focus in our society, bullying doesn’t end on the playground. From the workplace to the boardroom, research shows that adult bullying takes many forms. According to Dr. Pamela Lutgen-Sandvik, a professor at North Dakota State University and expert researcher, bullying unfortunately, can continue from school to […]
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SuperHealing Secrets reveal the mystery and magnificence of your own body! In this program, I reveal five remarkable secrets, that I, like most other doctors did not learn in medical school.
Not only is it possible for you to live free of chronic disease and pain, it is your birthright.
Both Tai Chi and physical therapy positively impact pain, function and other symptoms of knee osteoarthritis – making Tai Chi a viable treatment alternative for people suffering with the degenerative disease, according to research presented recently at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Vitamin D deficiency is linked to the increased risk of developing several chronic diseases, including heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. A new study determined the deficiency level associated with the increased risk of developing heart conditions.
Several studies have proven the damaging impact sedentary lifestyles have on our health, causing an increased risk of developing cancer, heart disease and diabetes. A new study found it also contributes to kidney disease.
A new study sought to determine if early life stress is a major risk factor for later episodes of depression.
Were you bullied during your childhood? Most of the media coverage about bullies relates to those during childhood and teen years. Bullying doesn’t stop on the playground. From the workplace to the boardroom, research shows that adult bullying takes many forms. And it can have a detrimental impact on your health.
Job related stress is a significant contributor to our physical health and emotional well-being. A recent meta-analysis of six studies has found evidence that jobs with high mental or physical stress may be linked to a higher risk for stroke. Those with high stress jobs – jobs with high demand and low control had a 22% increase in stroke.
Eating a Mediterranean diet or other healthy dietary pattern, comprising of fruit, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and low in processed meats, is associated with preventing the onset of depression, according to research. A large study of 15,093 people suggests depression could be linked with nutrient deficits.
Does washing those dirty dishes sitting in your sink after a long day seems like the furthest thing from relaxation. Or is it?
A new University of Washington study that tested 65 wines from America’s top four wine-producing states — California, Washington, New York and Oregon — found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed what’s allowed in drinking water.
Cholesterol lowering drugs (statins) have serious side effects. Primarily, these drugs block the development of a critical anti-oxidant vitamin, CoQ10,that’s causes significant heart, liver, muscle and brain damage. A new study finds that statin use also impairs stem cell function, which helps in slowing hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), but hinders other body processes. Because of these effects, the study supports weighing individual risk when considering statins as a preventive measure.
For several years after I stopped drinking soy milk, I bought almond milk at my local grocery store, and consumed it regularly, until one day I read the label, and noticed the brand I used contain soy lecithin and carrageenan. I stopped drinking also commercial nut milks and began making my own, because making them is easy, cheaper, and I knew what I was putting into the beverage.
Did you know that most people will experience at least one diagnostic error during their lifetime? I didn’t! A new government report explored the challenges most patients have in getting the right diagnosis, due to the complex nature of the diagnostic process.
Are you an optimist or a pessimist? A new study found the size of a certain part of the brain is linked to optimism, and reduced anxiety.
Our standard American diet (SAD), is linked to not only the development of several chronic physical diseases, but to higher levels of depression and anxiety. A new study reveals a diet known to prevent heart disease and cancer also helps when it comes to emotional health and well-being.
An established medication, experienced an unbelievable price increase, shortly after being acquired by a start-up pharmaceutical company run by a former hedge fund manager. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident, but another example of the future of drug prices.
The largest nationwide clinical trial to study high-dose resveratrol long-term in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease found that a biomarker that declines when the disease progresses was stabilized in people who took the purified form of resveratrol.
The need to be constantly available and respond 24/7 on social media accounts can cause depression, anxiety and decrease sleep quality for teenagers says a study presented at a British Psychological Society conference in Manchester.
The joy of running. That sense of well-being, freedom and extra energy that runners often experience is not just a matter of endorphins. A study at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) shows that the “runner’s high” phenomenon is also caused by an important neurotransmitter for motivation.
Researchers studied how different facets of forgiveness affected aging adults’ feelings of depression. The researchers found significant differences in women and men who forgave others and felt unforgiven by others.
The single-blind trial, conducted at the University of California-Irvine (UCI), is the first scientific confirmation that the ancient Chinese medical technique is beneficial for patients with mild to moderate hypertension.. In the journal Medical Acupuncture, the team describes finding how electroacupuncture can lower blood pressure for up to 6 weeks in patients with hypertension. Electroacupuncture […]
While cognitive abilities naturally diminish as part of the normal aging process, it may be possible to take a bite out of this expected decline.
A new study evaluated the impact of smoking cessation after a heart attack, and discovered numerous immediate benefits.
New research has revealed that having mentally healthy friends can help someone recover from depression or even remain mentally healthy in the first place.
Some depressed patients may be hoping for answers from their therapists, but a new study suggests questions may be the key.
Do you eat junk food regularly? A new study found consuming high carbohydrate foods (those with a high glycemic index) increased the risk of experiencing depression.
Are you living with chronic pain? Discover the effective mind-body techniques that can prevent or reverse the brain damage it causes.
Magnesium chloride supplements may lower blood sugar levels and counter insulin resistance, says a new study from Mexico.
Recently, Congress passed a law with severe implications regarding food labeling and your health.
Your mobile phone is not only a cancer causing, radiation emitting device, but may change your brains function and structure, including brain wave activity that is intimately connected to cognition, mood and behavior.
New research suggests poor sleep and a lack of exercise may increase people’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and make coping with the disease difficult after it has taken hold.
A new study published today in the peer-reviewed journal AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES reveals genetic engineering of soy disrupts the plant’s natural ability to control stress, and invalidates the FDA’s current regulatory framework of “substantial equivalence” used for approval of genetically engineered food (GMOs).
A vegetable extract may be effective in treating multiple-drug resistant strains of disease causing bacteria, associated with urinary tract infections.
New research shows high blood concentrations of this well-known vitamin from the consumption of fruit and vegetables are associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and early death.
Here are some steps you can take to protect your brain from the ravages of age.
In honor of the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama, he asks that we honor his life work of loving kindness and compassion for our entire human family by practicing compassion.
What do you think about compassion? Is it a part of your daily life? Many years ago, I read about a groundbreaking study conducted at Harvard Medical School. It was very simple, but profoundly impactful-a group of medical students watched a movie about Mother Teresa and her work.
Deepak Chopra is sponsoring his Second Global Meditation on July 11, 2015.
Every day we are exposed to more and more chemicals. It’s very difficult to avoid. A staggering range of commonly used chemicals – from insecticides to plastic additives to some common medications – are likely to cause cancer even in very low amounts.
Green tea contains powerful chemicals that can enhance the body’s defense mechanisms against cancer causing chemicals.
A new study found an easy, simple way to boost energy and positive emotions, while decreasing negative ones.
Research continues to link significant health risks with a sedentary lifestyle. Moving throughout your work day can have a significant impact on your health.
A diet technique helps to not only extend longevity, but also loose abdominal fat and improve brain functioning.
Diabetics who exercise can trim waist size and body fat, and control blood glucose, even if they don’t see cardiorespiratory benefits, new research by UT Southwestern Medical Center cardiologists shows.
Are you eating small amounts of this food group? If not, you might want to consider adding it to your diet. A new long term study found a 23% lower chance of death during the 10-year study in people eating at least 10g (0.3oz) of this food group a day.
Did someone hurt you and you can’t forgive? Is a memory of something that happened to you or that you did to another interfering with your emotional well-being?
A new study conducted over 38 years linked two personality traits to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Are you exposed to excess noise in your daily life? If so, are you aware of the impact it can have on your health?
For several years, there’s been reports of vanishing bee colonies, across the globe. Many countries have sought answers. They are critically important to our food supply.
A recent study found two key nutritional supplements might improve the symptoms associated with a wide range of brain disorders.
Psychological stress alone does not cause cancer but it can interfere with the immune system’s response to cancer cells, which may increase the potential of metastasis, and cause neurochemical imbalance that may impact the survival of a patient with cancer.
Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to heart disease and stroke. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in the journal Stroke shows that, although HBP medications are beneficial, it is as risky to wait for the condition to develop and then treat it to a controlled level.
A new study found compelling evidence of a link between several common over-the-counter drugs and dementia.
Researchers at the Cancer Research Laboratory, Methodist Research Institute, Indiana University Health found that a botanical formula for breast health inhibited the growth of human breast cancer cells.
It was a long winter, and I’m sure you’re happy it’s over! While you may already be in the midst of spring cleaning your home and yard, here’s one spring cleaning exercise that will dramatically improve your health and well-being.
In a paper recently published in Diabetes Care, Saint Louis University associate professor of nutrition and dietetics Edward Weiss, Ph.D, and colleagues found that, though people often think of the benefits from exercise, calorie restriction and weight loss as interchangeable, it appears that they may all offer distinct and cumulative benefits when it comes to managing Type 2 diabetes risk.
Can watching Internet funny videos at work really be productive and not a waste of time? According to new research, they may be taking advantage of the latest psychological science — putting themselves in a good mood so they can think more creatively.
Here’s a link to my recent interview on the “Know Show” where I discuss some of the latest medical research in the world of integrative and holistic medicine.
During childhood, most experience shame and guilt as a result of not meeting an adult’s expectation, often our parents. We all know how that feels. We never considered as children and probably not as adults the impact these emotions might have on our bodies.
Do you eat processed foods? Do you think some are okay because you didn’t find anything concerning on the label? Think again. The food processing industry does its best to keep the truth of how these “foods” are manufactured, and it isn’t healthy. A new book reveals the shocking truth about the food industry.
Prolonged sitting at work and at home is a major risk factor for disease and premature death. An intriguing study sought to determine if walking for 2 minutes per hour has an impact on health.
Does your relationships with family and friends have an impact on your longevity?
Researchers at two Boston Medical Centers sought to determine if long-term exposure to air pollution can damage the brain.
For many years St. John’s Wort has been recommended for antidepressant therapy. A new study has found another herb, also possesses antidepressant properties.
Could a mushroom a day help keep the doctor away? Some early evidence indicates that the Shiitake mushroom boosts immunity. Of the thousands of mushroom species globally, about 20 are used for culinary purposes. Shiitake mushrooms are native to Asia and are cultivated for their culinary and medicinal value.
How do you feel when you have a plate filled with your favorite comfort foods set before you?
With the explosion of Alzheimer’s Disease and cognitive decline (memory impairment), are you concerned about yours? Here’s a new study that indicates eating more of a certain group of veggies can protect your memory.
When I was in medical school, I learned some very disturbing news, during one lecture, that I will never forget. The lecturer shared with us the findings of a study, that evaluated access to health care, demographic data, in two neighboring states, that shared similar economic levels, but had very different picture, when it came to the health of their citizens.
Can a simple herbal extract interfere with the growth of one of the most aggressive breast cancers known?
Can changing your diet, reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease?
While it may seem contradictory to its intended purpose and use -is diet soda linked to increased body weight, and dangerous belly (abdominal wall fat)?
Do you need another reason to exercise regularly? Would you consider it, if it cut your risk of dying prematurely in half?
You’re only as old as you feel, or so the saying goes. Now, research suggests that a simple memory test can have a noticeable impact on just how old some older adults feel, aging them about five years in the span of five minutes.
Feeling that you have a sense of purpose in life may help you live longer, no matter what your age, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Turns out, feeling younger than your actual age might be good for you.
Do you have a sense of purpose or are you wandering through your life without direction? Does either affect your health?
A recent study found how to decrease fasting glucose (sugar) levels using a simple, powerful approach.
A recent government survey found more Americans of all ages are using these techniques to improve their health and well-being.
A new paper found significant improvement of cognitive function in people experiencing certain brain disorders.