What can your Genes tell us about your health?

The recent advances in genetic research have finally reached a point where we can begin to look at specific genes and what their functions are. With the recent completion of the genome project, research is mounting as studies are being conducted and associations being made as to the relevance of genetic variants to disease causation.…

Cholesterol: Your Body is Responding to Input

Part of the story is missing. Billions of dollars have been spent marketing cholesterol, HDL and LDL as the cause for cardiovascular disease. The research is quite compelling, and it is easy to get caught up in the statistics that link high cholesterol to atherosclerotic disease, stroke, and hypertension. There is another side to the…

Giving Testosterone a Boost

If you are a male looking to boost your testosterone levels naturally, then this article might be able to help. There is a way to elevate your testosterone levels and protect against disease by consuming a low-glycemic, antioxidant rich diet; exercising with intensity; and taking key nutritional supplements that boost testosterone while lowering the enemy…

The Truth About Salt

Is salt good or bad for us? The answer to this question is not so simple. Sodium and chloride are both vital minerals, used for nerve transmission/impulse conduction, fluid balance and muscle contraction. Not having enough sodium will cause hyponatremia, a life threatening condition that occurs when someone sweats out too much sodium, or drinks…

Prevent Cancer by Avoiding These Triggers

Cancer statistics are reaching staggering proportions. According to the World Health Organization, 1-in-2 men and 1-in-3 women are destined to develop some form of cancer in their lifetime. An article in Pharmaceutical Research states that “cancer is a preventable disease that requires major lifestyle changes. Only 5-10 percent of all cancer cases can be attributed…

The importance of Optimal Vitamin D Levels

There has been a great deal of research on Vitamin D levels and their impact on health; optimal levels have been correlated with a reduced risk of developing numerous conditions. For example, Vitamin D increases the intestinal absorption of calcium and phosphorus, women with higher vitamin D levels have a lower risk of developing cancer,…