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Healthy Digestive System for Weight Loss

Three essential, friendly bacteria that support a healthy intestinal tract as well as a well-functioning digestive system can be found in FloraFood®.

Did you know friendly bacteria can also benefit weight loss?

It's almost too good to be true. Not only do the friendly bacteria in FloraFood® carry the benefits of a well-balanced digestive tract, they also may have positive influences on weight loss, according to a Japanese research team.

In their novel study, the Japanese group of researchers focused on the anti-obesity effects of lactobacillus gasseri, one of the three friendly bacteria - along with Bifidobacterium bifidum and Bifidobacterium longum - found in FloraFood®.

The results, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, were striking.

Eighty-seven individuals with high Body Mass Index (BMI) scores and increased abdominal fat were split into two groups. One received milk fortified with the probiotic, lactobacillus gasseri and the other received milk with no …

Moderate Exercise May Lower Heart Failure Risk in Men

Earlier this year, exercise was said to be “the miracle cure” by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in England.

Researchers reviewed over two hundred studies on exercise and found surprising evidence of its multiple health benefits.

We can now add another study - one published in the August edition of the Journal of American College of Cardiology - to the growing list.

The study followed more than thirty-three thousand older men (average age of sixty) from 1988 to 2012.

Researchers learned men who exercised moderately for twenty or thirty minutes a day – walking or cycling - reduced their risk of heart failure by twenty-one percent, when compared to those who were the most inactive.

On a different note, men who were the most active increased their risk of heart failure by almost a third, when compared to the moderately active group.

The researchers believe this is due to the stress that high levels of activity may put on the body or abnormalities in heart functioning, caused by extreme…

ProPeas® is Premium Protein

Anyone can go to their local Everything-Mart and pick up a gigantic tub of whey protein powder for about fifty bucks. It seems like a good deal because that tub is huge and there is so much protein in it.

However, a series of lawsuits have revealed a lot of the name-brand protein makers may not have been making as much protein as they have advertised.

Recently, an article published in Forbes looked at the string of lawsuits brought against some of the top protein supplement makers, alleging in order to save money, they have been “protein spiking,” using fillers like nitrogen and free-form amino acids (the building-blocks of protein), instead of actual protein.

According to these allegations, some companies are producing protein powders with less than half the protein that’s advertised. Others have been accused of adding (non-harmful) ingredients, without putting them on the label, a practice that’s illegal.

The problems seem to have started when the price of the material needed for …

Natural Pain Relief with Frame Essentials®

Pain is instantly recognizable, but can be hard to describe and define, because it can vary in duration and severity.

However, pain does have three major classifications:

Nociceptive (injury to a body tissue, usually aching, sharp, or throbbing,) psychogenic (pain caused from a psychological source) and neuropathic (pain often caused by nerve damage).

Nociceptive is the most common type and is associated with the classic manifestations of inflammation: pain, heat, swelling, and redness. Arthritis is a form of nociceptive pain but is unique in that it can persist indefinitely.

Arthritis is not a single disease, but a term that includes over one hundred unique medical conditions. The U.S. National Library of Medicine says common indicators of arthritis are pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving about.

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of the affliction, affecting nearly twenty-seven million adults in the U.S., though osteoarthritis is sometimes called non-inflammatory arthritis, (…

How a Nurse Came to Believe Nutrition Matters - The Story of Janet Pauly

On July 31, 1980, during surgery, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, cancer of the lymph system.

Five days after surgery, I was sent to M. D. Anderson hospital in Houston. This is the University of Texas cancer treatment center, the largest of its kind in the world.

There I was told not only was my cancer widespread, but it was also incurable.

After four years of treatment that included investigational drugs, my doctor told me my disease was out of control and he had nothing more to offer me.

I was sent home without another appointment, but with his assurance that he would keep looking for something to help me.

All this time everyone I knew had been praying for me. But now I had to face the fact that I might become another cancer fatality, along with thousands of others.

But God wasn't finished with me yet.

Shortly after this, I received a letter from a friend of mine in California, who is also a nurse.

Included in her letter was a sandwich bag that contained some g…

Low Levels of Vitamin D Associated with High Rate of Cognitive Decline

Vitamin D deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies.

You need vitamin D to absorb calcium for bone growth. Your muscles need it for movement. It helps nerves transmit messages and strengthens your immune system.

Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, some types of cancer, auto immune diseases and more.

A study out of UC Davis and Rutgers University has now linked vitamin D deficiency to an increased risk of dementia and cognitive decline.

Published in JAMA Neurology, the study looked at four hundred ethnically diverse elderly men and women who lived along the same longitude.

At the beginning of the study, all participants were healthy or showed slight signs of cognitive decline. They had their blood tested for vitamin D. Twenty-six percent of the group was D deficient and thirty-six percent were vitamin D insufficient.

The researchers followed up with the group over the next five years. Those who suffered from insu…

Meanwhile, at your local grocery store...

Was someone in the marketing department not thinking?

Vitamin C for Vascular Health

A recent study on obese and overweight adults showed vitamin C has similar vascular benefits to exercise.

People who are overweight have more endothelin-1, a protein that constricts small blood vessels. Exercise can reduce the activity of this protein.

A daily dose of 500mg of vitamin C provides endothelin-thinning action similar to walking.

Although vitamin C does not replace exercise, this study indicates it can improve vascular functioning in the small blood vessels through supplementation.

P.S. Studies also show vitamin C may help with connective tissue repair, boost the immune system in athletes after rigorous training and reduce the effects of exercise-induced asthma.

P.P.S. "Vitamin C stays in the body for only twelve hours." - Dr. Michael Eades, M.D.

Are Modern Wheat Grains Causing You Health Problems?

“Modern wheat grains could certainly be considered as the root of all evil in the world of nutrition since they cause so many documented health problems across so many populations in the world.”

“In my practice of over two decades, we have documented that for every ten people with digestive problems, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, arthritis and even heart disease, eight out of ten have a problem with wheat. Once we remove wheat from their diets, most of their symptoms disappear within three to six months.”

Dr. Alvarez estimates that between the coming influx of genetically modified (GM) strains of wheat and the current tendency of wheat elimination in societies, that a trend is emerging in the next 20 years that will likely see 80% of people cease their consumption of wheat from any form.

Dr. Marcia Alvarez who specializes in nutritional programs for obese patients says that when it comes to nutrition, wheat may be considered as an evil grain.

Dr. Alvarez asserted that whe…

Overcoming The Curse of The Mummies

by Dr. Michael R. Eades, M.D.

From time immemorial the fertile valley along the Nile River has produced an abundance of plant life. The river itself teemed with fish in ancient times and provided food and cover for birds, while the lush floodplain provided rich grazing for every sort of wild animal.

Out of this flourishing, verdant landscape the early inhabitants, the ancient Egyptians, carved the beginnings of one of the greatest civilizations of all time - pharaonic Egypt.

During the almost 3,000 years from 2500 B.C. to A.D. 395, the Egyptians refined the art of mummification and extended its practice through all social strata. The number of mummies from that period has been estimated by some experts to equal the population of Egypt today.

Medical scientists have analyzed many of these mummified remains in such detail that they have been able to determine not only blood type and body size and shape, but the presence of specific bacterial or parasitic infections and other diseases …

Does Vitamin D Lower Risk of Colon Cancer?

Over half of the men (55 percent) who took Vitamin D supplements saw a reduction in their Gleason scores - the method of determining the aggressiveness of a colon cancer.

The men in the placebo group did not see a change or their condition worsened.

- Medical News Today 

How Safe Are Your Vitamins?

A few years ago, my wife came home from the grocery store with a name-brand vitamin. She had bought them spur-of-the-moment for our little boy.

I asked, "Are these synthetic?"

She replied, "I really don't know."

So I looked on the back of the box to see the list of ingredients. The first thing that jumped out at me was…aspartame.

The list of ingredients also included things like Artificial Colors: FD&C Blue #2 Lake, FD&C Red #40 Lake and Calcium Carbonate. No real food sources were listed.

In other words, this name-brand supplement was a synthetic vitamin.

What's Wrong Synthetic Vitamins? Most vitamins are basically useless and even unhealthy, because they are synthetic (made in a laboratory).

Following are results from several synthetic vitamin studies:

#1. Study Using Synthetic Beta Carotene and Vitamin E Halted - 29,000 male smokers were given synthetic beta carotene and synthetic Vitamin E. The study was stopped when rates of lung cancer, heart a…

Does Weight Training Help Deter Dementia?

According to a study out of Australia, high intensity weight training may improve the mental facilities in older people who struggle with mild cognitive impairment, a possible precursor to dementia.

Participants who lifted weights during this six-month study saw overall improvement in cognitive functioning abilities like planning, organizing, and visual memory.

Subjects continued to see benefits even a year after the study.

Researchers believe the hormones that build muscles released during weight training might be responsible for the increase in brain functioning.

P.S. Scientists have also been examining beet juice and its ability to improve blood flow to the brain through nitric oxide production.

Due to the aging process, certain areas of the brain do not receive an adequate supply of blood, a common symptom of cognitive dysfunction and dementia.

A study found drinking beet juice helped get blood into into those areas.

So beet juice can not only help with weightlifting, it can also supply…