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Short breaks from sitting improves health of diabetics

A 2017 study shows that taking short breaks from sitting after eating, improves the health of diabetics by reducing bad fats in their bloodstream. The researchers compared sitting continuously to getting up from sitting to walk around or do simple exercises. Both options for getting up reduced bad fats in the blood, but interestingly, only walking also increased a good ... Read More »

Free and Simple Fountain of Youth

We all want to remain young, and live a long, healthy life. Companies have been trying to find the answer to this in a pill, food, drink or device that they can sell to you. Unfortunately, the real fountain of youth is not something that can be sold. It is a simple change in how you live that keeps your ... Read More »

3 Secrets Of Making Probiotics Most Effective

Probiotics are by far the cheapest and easiest way to prevents colds, flus and other common illnesses…if used correctly. Unfortunately though, most people use them incorrectly.  Don’t waste your money on probiotics; learn how to use them correctly so they work as effectively as possible. To understand how to use probiotics correctly, you must first get how they work. Probiotics ... Read More »

High Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Diabetes

Countries that use large amounts of high fructose corn syrup have higher rates of type 2 diabetes, found a 2012 study that compared high fructose corn syrup consumption and diabetes incidence for 43 countries. High fructose corn syrup is a low cost substitute for sugar, used in most packaged and prepared foods nowadays. It has been said to be safe by ... Read More »

3 Easy Ways To Be Energetic Not Tired After Lunch

The 3 o’clock exhaustion doesn’t have to happen. You can eat a filling lunch without feeling tired later. I eat a great lunch and have plenty of energy in the early afternoon. Here are 3 simple ways to do that. Skip the sugary drink. Sugar is definitely a contributor to the exhaustion after lunch. Trade in the soda or juice with ... Read More »

5 Simple Ways To Prevent Breast Cancer

Most people think that breast cancer is something that if you’re going to get, that there’s nothing you can do about it. That couldn’t be more wrong! It is true that if you have certain genetic mutations, you are likely to develop breast cancer. But you don’t HAVE to get breast cancer just because of your BRCA2 genes. There’s a ... Read More »

Exercise: Friend or Enemy For Sickle Cell Patients?

Most doctors advise their sickle cell patients to avoid exercise, sports, PE or gym at school for the kids and really any time of physical exertion. Here is an example of where doctors may be very wrong. It is true that over-exertion can bring on a sickle cell crisis. Too much of a good thing is usually bad with anything ... Read More »

Top 10 Simple Weight Loss Tricks

Almost everyone is trying to lose weight. There are simple ways to lose weight without going on a diet. Try them all out and comment below about which ones work best for you. 1. Eat from small plates or bowls Tricks your brain into thinking that because you ate all you are full People lose 1 1/2 lbs per month just from ... Read More »

All Supermarket Foods Are Toxic

I’m not just talking about the stuff you know that’s really unhealthy – I’m talking about almost EVERYTHING. Fruits, vegetables, meats, pasta, flour, breads, crackers, cheeses, milk, eggs, chips, cookies, candies, cakes…I really mean everything. Fruits and vegetables are soaked in toxic pesticides and herbicides. If you buy the ones that are already cut up you, they are also sprayed ... Read More »

Beware of Your Doctor

Doctors are just humans, subject to having a bad day, being distracted, doing a poor job and making a mistake. Unfortunately, far too often, we believe everything our doctors tell us without ever questioning it. I’m not saying to mistrust all doctors. I’m just saying take your health into your own hands and make sure that you are getting an ... Read More »

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