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10 Reasons Behind Most Chronic Health Issues

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Obesity is a driving force behind preventable chronic diseases, and diet is a major factor in maintaining a healthy weight. Just 10 food companies control the manufactured food in your grocery store, most of which is ultraprocessed and high in sugar Many of those foods are made with genetically […]

Is It True That Salt Is Bad for Your Heart?

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-Glance “Conventional wisdom” states that a high-sodium diet will increase your blood pressure, thereby raising your risk for a cardiac event. However, this claim is largely based on uncontrolled case reports from the early 1900s A 2018 systematic review found no evidence of benefit from a low-sodium diet for those […]

Best Foods for Healthy Lungs

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY AT-A-GLANCE Lung function tends to peak around the age of 30, after which it starts to decline. The rate of decline varies depending on factors such as smoking, exercise, exposure to pollutants, medical conditions and diet Anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid, have been shown to improve symptoms of chronic obstructive […]

Best Vegetables for Your Heart

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE The more vegetables you eat, the lower your risk of heart disease, with different types of vegetables protecting your heart through different mechanisms Leafy greens have high amounts of nitrates that naturally boost your nitric oxide level. L-citrulline in watermelon also boosts nitric oxide Cruciferous veggies lower your risk of […]

Mind Over Milkshakes Matters!

by Dr. Valerie Donaldson via Regenerative Medicine Center Watching athletes in the winter Olympics win by hundredths of a second is a testament to how much your mind and focus can affect yby our outcome. Being mentally prepared as well as physically prepared is a well-accepted concept to most.  But have you ever wondered if […]

Junk Food Promotes Hunger and Overeating

by Dr. Joseph Mercola STORY-AT-A-GLANCE While the food industry has become notorious for funding anti-obesity programs that focus on physical activity, research clearly shows that processed foods, sugary beverages and high-carbohydrate diets are a primary concern Processed vegetable oils, which are a staple ingredient in processed foods, also promote obesity and ill health. Soybean oil, […]