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How To Extend Your Life Expectancy by 40%

Many studies with fruit flies and mice (they live conveniently short lives) show restricting your calories to thirty to forty percent less than what you are now eating will extend your life expectancy by forty percent - no matter when you start it.

The same effect can be obtained by fasting every other day.

When it comes to life expectancy worldwide, according to the World Health Organization:
The Japanese are ranked 1st (81.9 years) The French are ranked 7th (79.4 years) The United States is ranked 43rd (77.5 years)  Why? The average American eats one hundred and seventy pounds of sugar every year. Junk food and processed food with no nutrients cut our life span by years and ensure most of us will suffer from prolonged, degenerative disease before we die.

Changing your diet is the least expensive and most productive thing you can do to improve your health and lifespan.

The Average Medical School Curriculum

The average medical school curriculum consists of about four thousand hours of medical education. 

The number of hours of nutritional study medical students receive?

Less than five hours.

Most Drug Therapy Defies All Logic

Most drug therapy defies all logic.

Any drug administered to a healthy person will make them sick. Yet, a medical doctor will prescribe these same drugs to a sick person and expect them to get well.

How can a sick person be poisoned back to health?

The Greatest Obstacle to Truth

The greatest obstacle to discovering truth is the illusion of knowledge.

Therefore, the more investment you have in your beliefs, the harder it is to change them.

National Average of Colds per Person

It has been determined the national average is two to five colds per person each year. That's more than 600 million cases in all.

You don't need to become one of these statistics.

To learn more about how to boost your immune system and better protect yourself from colds, Click Here.

Too Much Exercise is Just as Bad as Not Enough

After a number of years in which almost no deaths were caused by heart attacks during marathons, at least six runners have died in 2006. Some physicians, including Dr. Arthur Siegel, author of numerous studies of Boston Marathon racers, believe the extended races put the heart at risk.

A study by Dr. Siegel and colleagues examined sixty Boston Marathon entrants. The runners showed normal cardiac function before the marathon.

Twenty minutes after finishing, sixty percent of the group had elevated levels of troponin (a protein that shows up in the blood when the heart is traumatized), and forty percent had levels high enough to indicate the destruction of heart muscle cells. Many also showed noticeable changes in heart rhythms.

Another study, from Germany, showed as many as one-third of middle-aged male marathoners may have higher than expected calcium plaque deposits in their arteries, putting them at a greater risk for heart attack. Over twenty percent of a control group of non-runners h…

A Trick for Treating Colds and The Flu

One of the best tricks I ever found for treating colds and flus is simply putting a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in your ears.

Seems to work especially well if you do it at the first sign of the cold or flu.

I haven't the slightest idea of how it works, but I can guarantee you two things, it won't hurt you and it only costs a few cents, so there is nothing to lose.

The 7 Myths About Children's Colds

With winter finally digging in for the next few months, you may be hearing all sorts of advice from family members and strangers about how to treat a cold or flu, especially if you're a parent of a child with a runny nose.

To that end, here is a list of seven health myths when it comes to treating colds of children parents should ignore. Among them:

Feed a cold, starve a fever. Whether you have a cold or a fever, everyone need nutrients and liquids to get better. Colds and flu are most contagious before symptoms appear. Actually, they spread most easily when the symptoms are at their worst. Colds cause ear infections. All colds are caused by viruses, while ninety percent of ear infections are caused by bacteria. However, colds do create mucus and fluid buildup in the ear tubes, which can create an environment in which bacteria will grow. 
CNN.com December 7, 2006

Healthy Hydration

Water is an essential component of both protoplasm and blood. Cells must be bathed in fluid at all times to do their work, so correct hydration is vitally important at cellular level. Cancer is thought by some researchers to be the result of continual dehydration at this basic cellular level.

The body relies on water to flush away waste products like urine. Without water to moisten the surface of the lungs, there can be no intake of oxygen or expulsion of carbon dioxide. For food to be digested, absorbed and carried to all parts of the body, water is needed every step of the way. In fact, even if you are eating sufficiently, dehydration (or a lack of sufficient water) can lead to malnutrition.

Water is essential for temperature maintenance, for many chemical reactions in the body, and for lubrication and protection of joint surfaces. It also helps to maintain the necessary pressure in certain parts of the body, such as the eyeballs. And, of course, it is responsible for maintaining com…

The Struggle to Give Up Sugar

The reason most people struggle with giving up sugar is they are still eating grains.

The grains break down into sugar and continue the addiction.

Eliminating grains and sugars are one of the keys to optimal health.

Bread may be the Culprit Behind Acne

Those with acne may find that a low or no-carbohydrate diet leads to clearer skin.

Eating highly processed foods such as refined breads and cereals, which are easily digested, leads to a chain reaction in the body. When breads and cereals are digested, it leads to an increased amount of sugar. In turn, this excess sugar allows the body to produce high levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1). Elevated insulin levels lead to an excess of male hormones, which cause pores in the skin to secrete sebum, a greasy substance that attracts acne-promoting bacteria. Additionally, IGF-1 promotes the multiplication of skin cells known as keratinocytes, a process associated with acne.

Previous evidence has shown a link between insulin or IGF-1 and acne. It has been found that when IGF-1 is used to treat certain illnesses, male hormones increase, followed by acne. On the other hand, when women with polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that causes an excess of insulin, were treated w…

Break The Bread Trap

Bread and similar wheat products are ubiquitous throughout much of the world. For many years, the USDA's food pyramid recommended 11 servings of grains and grain products. However, modern wheat is very different from the wheat our ancestors ate.

The proportion of gluten protein in wheat has enormously increased as a result of hybridization. Until the 19th century, wheat was also usually mixed with other grains, beans and nuts; pure wheat flour has been milled into refined white flour only during the last 200 years.

The resulting high-gluten, refined grain diet most of us have eaten since infancy has created health problems in the gut, the bloodstream, the brain, and sometimes also the joints, cardiovascular system and endocrine system.

"Gluten" comes from the Greek word for glue, and its adhesive properties hold bread and cake together. But those same properties interfere with the breakdown and absorption of nutrients, including the nutrients from other foods in the same me…

A Sign of Malnourishment

"Believe it or not, obesity is a sign of malnourishment. Overweight people are literally starving for the right kinds of foods and nutrients to satisfy their hunger and normalize their metabolism." - William Willcott

Increasing Your Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Sweetened foods and drinks increase the risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to a new study. Soft drinks and sugar in coffee are among the most common ways the risk is increased.

Some 80,000 men and women had their dietary habits monitored between 1997 and 2005. By the end of the study, 131 had pancreatic cancer.

Most at risk were those who drank soft drinks; those who drank them twice a day or more had a 90 percent higher risk than those who never drank them at all. People who added sugar to food or drinks (e.g. coffee) at least five times a day ran a 70 percent greater risk than those who refrained from doing so.

Those who ate creamed fruit at least once a day also ran a 50 percent higher risk than those who never ate the product (creamed fruit is similar to jam, and is a common food in Sweden, where the study was conducted).

Pancreatic cancer may be caused when the pancreas produces increased levels of insulin; high sugar consumption is a well-known way of increasing insulin…

Acne and Healthy Skin

When it comes to skin, as much as you may have been led to believe that diet does not affect your skin, it actually plays the major role. Yes hormones do control your skin function, but everything you eat either has a positive or a negative effect on the hormones and this in turn will affect the skin.

For decades people have been saying chocolate effects their skin, yet the specialist have been saying this is nonsense and then of course, the chocolate companies regularly issue press releases telling us why chocolate is good for you, which of course we all want to hear.

So does chocolate 'make' pimples? Well basically refined sugar, caffeine and dairy products all upset the endocrine (hormonal) system and this is the system that controls skin function and health. As chocolate contains all of these it can in a round about way, very well be the cause of skin problems as can alcohol, heated fats, artificial sweeteners, refined carbohydrates and sugar, lack of exercise and sunlight a…