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Showing posts from August, 2011

Does Death Begin In The Colon?

Fiber is essential for proper digestion and elimination. Sadly, the typical American diet is lacking in this area: we are only getting between 5 -10 grams daily instead of the 30 - 60 grams most of us need. Fiber acts as a bulking agent and speeds the transit time of food in the digestive tract. These actions prevent metabolic waste from creating toxic by-products.

A major benefit of fiber is it binds acids to bile and carries the bile along with excess fats out of the body. Fiber helps to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, improve blood sugar, and promote the growth of friendly intestinal flora. It also promotes bowel regularity, aids digestion, and helps to keep the bowel clean.

Without sufficient fiber, there is an accumulation of partially digested food in the bowel. By middle age, many people have as much as 20 pounds of undigested, putrefactive food in their colon. Toxins produced from this putrefactive buildup are reabsorbed into the blo…

Genetics and Chronic Disease

"Genetics do play a part in the development of chronic disease, but that possibility has to be realized by a long-term set of sustained dietary mistakes. Heart disease doesn’t just happen, regardless of inherited susceptibility. Having heart disease or any number of other chronic diseases, still requires some kind of environmental or dietary trigger to come into play. We're all responsible for the expression of our own inherited genes and whether they work with us or against us. We are not slaves to our genes, and doomed to fall foul to the exact same shortcomings of our ancestral genetic lineage." - Barry Cripps of Paleo Diet News

Bad Science and Heart Disease

How bad science and big business created the obesity epidemic.

Is Your Workout Making You Fat?

When it comes to working out, the science is finally coming around. Maybe it's time to rethink your traditional workout routine.

"If your goal is fat loss and muscle growth, it's best to stick with short-duration, high-intensity cardio and strength training." - Nicole Pizzi, M.P.H. (Master of Public Health), a performance specialist at Bird Rock Fit in La Jolla, California

To read the entire article, click here.

Sunlight and Cancer

"I honestly believe we've seen an increase in overall cancer incidence as a result of (ironically) heeding the advice of doctors to stay out of the sun." - Mark Sisson, author and nutritional expert