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Do Fruits and Veggies Reduce The Risk of Heart Disease?

A Swedish study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that eating fruits and vegetables did not lower the risk of coronary heart disease, unless they were consumed with fat.

Many vitamins and micronutrients in food are fat-soluble. They cannot be absorbed without adequate fat. So if you eat fruits or vegetables without fat, you only absorb a fraction of the nutrients.

Consuming enough fat with fruits and vegetables is especially true in the case of children. Vitamins and micronutrients are crucial for proper growth and development. Without adequate fat in the diet, children are not getting enough of these nutrients.

So the next time you eat broccoli or try to feed it to your kids, remember to add some butter. As for those strawberries, have some full-fat cream with them while you’re at it.

Why Supplement?

In a perfect world, you would get all the nutrients you need from your food. Years and years ago, when the topsoil was rich, the oceans clean and animals ate nutrient-rich plants and other animals, you didn't have to worry about supplementation.

Even better, industrial toxins hadn't made their way into your food, air and water.

We no longer live in that world. Much of our soil is depleted from over farming. The food you eat has less nutrition than it did forty years ago. Our lives are more stressful. We sleep less. We move less. Things just aren’t the same.

And although scientific progress has made life easier in many ways, it’s also made things harder too.

That's why my family and I take and recommend BarleyLife® Xtra and other whole-food nutritional supplements from The AIM Companies™. It's one way to bridge the gap and make any dietary lifestyle, whether good or bad, significantly better.

Why not put the odds for good health in your favor?

To learn more, Click Here

More On Paula Deen and Diabetes

On a recent blog post, Jerry Naughton has some good facts regarding diabetes:
Type 2 Diabetes is a "burning out" of the pancreas' ability to produce insulin, the powerful hormone that keeps the body’s blood sugar in a very narrow range - so you don't die. Insulin works by forcing your muscles to burn blood sugar first while pushing other nutrients into your fat cells until the sugar is dealt with. If you continuously bombard your system with sugar, your muscles can eventually become "resistant" to insulin's signals and will not uptake the sugar. At that point your body will convert the sugar to fat and store that in your fats cells, too, because insulin's immediate concern is keeping you from sugar-stroking, not how you’ll look in a swimsuit this summer. Since insulin is still present, your fat cells won’t release fat for your body to burn as energy. So you’ll tend to eat more while remaining hungry and tired because you’re starving at the cellular…

Wheat: The UNhealthy Whole Grain - Part 1

Wheat: The UNhealthy Whole Grain - Part 2

The Science and Practice of Low-Carb Diets

Why You Should Eliminate Wheat From Your Diet

"You've been part of a grand deception. The wheat you are being sold is not the wheat of fifty years ago.

The genetics changes introduced by geneticists that made it to your store shelves in the 1980s has been largely responsible for the increased calorie consumption, weight gain, and epidemic of diabetes experienced by Americans.

Incredibly, we are blamed for these problems, accused by our own government agencies of being gluttonous and lazy. No, I say it is the fault of our own agencies, either through ignorance or turning a blind eye to the incredible changes introduced into this plant.

Saying goodbye to modern wheat is reclaiming control over weight, impulse, and health. And it works." - Dr. William Davis, M.D.

Paula Deen Has Type II Diabetes

She first became famous by selling high-carb, high-calorie foods through her cookbooks, TV shows and related products.

But now the Queen of Southern cooking can no longer eat the foods she promotes, because Paula Deen has Type II Diabetes.

In addition, Deen has signed a multimillion dollar deal to be the spokesperson for the pharmaceutical company that makes your diabetes medication.

For a natural solution to the diabetes dilemma, Click Here.

Universal Lifestyle Behaviors That Promote Longevity

Dan Buettner talks about universal lifestyle behaviors that promote longevity and why they're so hard to adopt in the United States.

New 20 ounce Blender Bottle from The AIM Companies™

A new 20 ounce blender bottle is now available from The AIM Companies™.

It contains a wire whisk, which moves freely inside the bottle as you shake it.

It also features a secure screw-on lid as well as a wide mouth for easy mixing.

This AIM blender bottle is dishwasher safe too.

To order your blender bottle, Click Here.

You can also order by telephone by calling 1-800-456-2462.

Lawsuit Over Dead Mouse In Mountain Dew

An Illinois man is suing Pepsi because he claims he found a mouse in his can of Mountain Dew. However, Pepsi says if there really were a mouse in a Mountain Dew can, it would have dissolved into "a jelly-like substance" before the guy could find it. Yup, this is their defense.
The company argues it has scientific evidence that the mouse was not in the can when the case was sealed in August 2008 and that a veterinary pathologist examined the mouse, finding that it could not have been in the can that long because its body would have disintegrated due to the acid in the soda.  Pepsi argues that for the mouse to have been in the Mountain Dew that long, the body would have transformed into a "'jelly-like' substance." So do you "do the Dew"?

The Price of Thinness

According to Dr. Michael Eades, M.D., when a person goes from being normal weight to overweight, it is a sign that something is broken metabolically.

And once that 'energy furnace' is broken, it's extremely difficult to lose weight and keep it off without effort.

In his latest blog post, Dr. Eades encourages people to try and not become overweight in the first place. Easier said than done, I know.

But if you're currently overweight, the way to lose weight and keep it off is with a low-carb diet. He also says to overcome the urge to eat more carbohydrates, we must first do it through effort. Then ultimately, it will become a habit.

And finally, Dr. Eades believes that 'eternal vigilance is the price of thinness', particularly if you're overweight. In other words, you pretty much can never allow yourself to cheat, because consuming weight gaining carbs causes you to want to eat even more carbs.

Long-term weight loss is not a quick-fix. It requires effort and…

Charles Barkley Admits To Hunger On Weight Watchers

Former NBA basketball superstar Charles Barkley recently hosted Saturday Night Live.

After stating he has lost thirty-eight pounds on Weight Watchers, he admitted that he is "starving" on the popular diet.

Maybe Sir Charles should consider going on a high-fat, low-carb diet.

Not only will he lose weight and be healthy, but he'll be able to stick with it for the rest of his life.

The Key To Permanent Weight Loss

"Most of us will never lose weight and keep it off by simply restricting calories. Permanent weight loss requires changing your body's set-point, and your body's set-point is largely determined by hormones.

To shed body fat, we need to clear a hormonal clog in the fat-metabolism system. Clearing the clog is, of course, a matter of choosing the right foods and the right kind of exercise, not just eating less and moving around more." - Tom Naughton, blogger and documentary filmmaker

Health Problems Due To Too Much Sugar

In addition to obesity, here are some of the chronic medical problems associated with too much sugar in your diet:
Diabetes Cancer Heart disease Hormone problems Autoimmune disease Irritable bowel syndrome and spastic colon Decreased immune function Chronic sinusitis Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia Pain of many types Schizophrenia Candida and yeast infections ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Eating or drinking 100 grams (8 tbsp.) of sugar, the equivalent of about two cans of soda, can reduce the ability of white blood cells to kill germs by forty percent.

The immune-suppressing effect of sugar starts less than thirty minutes after ingestion and may last for five hours or longer, leading to things like colds and the flu.

What Not To Eat On A Paleo Diet

Is Leaky Gut The Hidden Cause Of Acne?

Co-factors are the term professionals use when talking about vitamins, minerals and nutrients the body needs to process food.

You can't break down protein well without co-factors. You not only get clogged up, but you may also get leaky gut, which are holes in the intestines.

These holes are made by bacteria as they gobble up the rotting protein lodged in your intestines. A leaky gut allows foreign substances to pass into your bloodstream and land in the joints. Over time, this could result in inflammation and joint pain. It also can cause your immune system to start misfiring and your skin to break out in ugly lookin’ acne, spots and scabs.

Sometimes, what leaks through causes toxic growths and even arterial plaque. Eventually diseases may emerge, like allergies, arthritis, acne, osteoporosis, lupus, even cancer and heart disease.

A good source of co-factors are vegetables, especially green ones. The greener the vegetables, the more co-factors.

If you don't eat enough vegeta…

A Wheat Belly Weight Loss Testimony

Do Carbohydrates Cause Weight Gain?

"Carbohydrates is driving insulin is driving fat." - George Cahill, Harvard professor of medicine and fat metabolism

Gary Taubes on Heart Health and Weight Loss

"The point I try to get across is that carbohydrates are literally fattening. That it's not about how many calories I consume or how much I exercise, but about the fact that carbs drive insulin secretion which drive fat accumulation.

So a diet that restricts the fattening carbs - the sugars and the grains and starches - is a diet that keeps me lean.

As for all the eggs and bacon, if heart disease risk files got worse on this diet, then it would obviously be bad. But research shows that people on high fat, Atkins-like diets see an across-the-board improvement in heart disease risk factors and they've continued to be confirmed in study after study."

Long Distance Running vs Sprints

Sprinting produces testosterone, which builds muscle.

Long distance running causes the body to eventually break down muscle proteins to use for fuel.

To learn more, check out this article, "A Case Against Cardio" by Mark Sisson.

New Year's Resolution: The Key To Permanent Change

They say you will only change when the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of changing.

Believe it or not, you can make changes in your life. You can develop good habits. You can lose weight, stop smoking, make more money or whatever it is you set out to do.

Start out by correcting little faults and it will eventually lead to corrections in bigger faults. Work on your thinking, habits and attitude.

The important thing to remember here is this:

Never let an exception occur.

Why? Because you will send a message to your subconscious mind that you are willing to cheat.

Write down your goals. What type of person do you want to become?

Realize you possess one of the most powerful forces in the universe.

It's the power of choice.

And this choice is waiting for you to make a decision.

So just do it. It's never too late to change.

May this be your best year ever.