Cardiovascular Health

Health Blog: How to Avoid Foods Containing Trans Fats

How to avoid foods with trans fats

There is no getting around it. Trans fats, those hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated vegetable oils found in so many processed and fast foods, can kill you.

Health Blog: Trans Fats Clog More than the Heart

The Bad Fat       

Trans fats were developed in the early part of the 20th century to make vegetable oils last longer and spoil less frequently than animal fats, giving commercial food manufacturers the opportunity to create products that cost less, have a longer shelf life and have a less greasy feel.

WellWise Launches Omega 6 Campaign

Omega 6 Imbalance Out of Control

WellWise started an awareness campaign about the negative health effects of massive omega 6 fatty acid consumption. Omega 6 fats are now omnipresent in virtually all processed foods, and have undermined the omega 6 to 3 balance. Diabetes, obesity, heart disease and many other inflammatory diseases are most often the outcome. This imbalance impacts not only individuals but also the health of the nation at large. Read more about omega 6.

 

Health Blog: Obese people have a problem tasting fat

Fatty Foods Numb the Taste Buds

Omega-6 oils are hard to taste and therefor making Americans obese when there are healthier alternatives.Not so long ago the ability to taste and identify fats was a survival skill. Certain fats and oils are essential for energy and for the production of hormones. Finding these fats as a hunter / gatherer was a matter of life and death. 

Health Blog: Exercise – The Fountain of Youth, Part 2

 

You can boost your immunity through proper exercise

Knowing the proper way to exercise will go a long way to keep your body young and stave off disease. Starting in adolescence our body’s internal army, the immune system, slowly begins to lose its ability to fight off invaders such as viruses and bacteria. The reason for this is believed to be the gradual shrinking of our body’s primary organ of the immune system, the thymus gland, which begins to shrink around puberty and by age 60 is barely visible.

Health Blog: Should Women Take Calcium Supplements …

 … or will it give you a heart attack? 

does taking calcium cause women to have heart attacks?Well, it’s happened again. Researchers released a poorly designed on a particular supplement, and the press trumpeted the supposed health risks associated with it. In reading the news reports and the published study this week, it looks to us that neither researchers nor reporters did their homework.

Krill Oil Blog Summary Page

Learn about health benefits, sustainability and other issues about krill oil

From WellWise krill oil blogs, you can learn about the numerous nutrients krill oil contains, the health benefits it offers, the issues surrounding the harvesting of krill oil, and more.

Health Blog: Omega-3s to the Rescue?

Study finds EPA/DHA appear to combat the bad effects of obesity

 

Omega-3s kick butt.

Omega threes have lowered heart disease and diabetes in the Inuit poepleSome 40 years ago, a Danish researcher named Dr. Jorn Dyerberg wondered why the Inuit of Greenland, whose diet was largely animal fat, had almost no heart disease. He found that the Inuit had a much higher concentration of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA/DHA in their blood than the rest of us.

 

Weight Loss Blog: What Makes America Fat?, Part 1

5 foods and drinks that add weight … and nothing else

Health Blog: How Do We Get a Handle on Heart Disease?

Conventional medicine offers no cures, says Dr. Decker Weiss

Heart disease is the leading killer in America. Is conventional medicine the answer?

Heart disease is the result of inflammation, and if you have experienced any of the hallmarks of inflammation – indigestion, bloating, irritable bowel, type 2 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, skin rashes, painful joints or chronic pain anywhere – you have been warned: If you don’t get it under control, heart disease is a real possibility.

Food Blog: Balancing Omega-3s, 6s Could Save Your Life

Healthy eating guide can help you find the balance

Following this healthy eating guide to balance omega-6s and 3s could very well save your life. Nix the 6s and eat the 3s!One of the most important things you will ever learn about what to eat and what not to eat is this: If you get the balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in your diet under control, you can expect to enjoy good health. If you don’t, expect to get asthma, coronary heart disease, many forms of cancer, autoimmunity or neurodegenerative diseases, and you are more likely to become obese, depressed, hyperactive or worse.

Health Blog: Supplements vs Pharmaceuticals

Why you don’t know about supplements that can make you better

Supplements can be just as effective for certain ailments as pharmaceuticals. If you haven’t heard this, there is a reason.Unless you’re living without TV, you’ve undoubtedly heard of pharmaceutical drugs to reduce “bad” cholesterol, and drugs for joint pain. But have you heard about  dietary supplements that have a positive effect on these health conditions?

There's a reason for that.

Health Blog: Obesity and Cancer – What You Need to Know

These two conditions are increasingly being linked

Research is finding a strong link between excess body fat and cancer. Everyone knows that smoking is a major cause of cancer. Yet, according to research published in the British Journal of Public Health, obese adults have more chronic health problems than their smoking counterparts, some of which greatly increase their risk of cancer.

Health Blog: The Run is Afoot!

Naturopathic doctor to run across nation to raise awareness

On July 17th, 2011, Dr. Dennis Godby – accompanied by his energetic sons, Isaiah and Jeremiah, and nephew, Jonas Ely – will set off on an historic, four-month journey from San Francisco, California, to Bridgeport, Connecticut … on foot.

Health Blog: Blood Pressure High?

Some berry good news for you

Got high blood pressure? Consider scarfing down more blueberries, cranberries and strawberries.

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