Monthly Archives: May 2014

How the Japanese live longer

How did Nagano, located in the Japanese Alps, which had the highest rate of strokes and heart attacks become a region with the longest life expectancy in the world? Nagano with its harsh winters and far-away locale, makes it difficult to access food so the villagers pickled their vegetables. “One survey found that Nagano residents […]

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What you think is healthy, may not be. Don’t be deceived.

A potato chip is not a vegetable. Some people seriously think that if they eat potato chips, they’re eating their vegetables. Yes, potato chips are made with potatoes, but potatoes are one of the least healthy of the veggies with a lot of starch. When they are fried and salted, they’ve become a toxic snack. […]

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Is your physician a drug addict?

Alcoholic and drug-addicted doctors and nurses are working in hospitals, labs and elsewhere in the medical field and I don’t want them near me. If I had a choice between a sober doc or one who needs pills in order to perform his duties, then I would demand the sober one. Patients die too often […]

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Don’t go crazy on your diet

Just because you exercise a ton, and look fabulous doesn’t mean you’re healthy. Athletes do crazy and sometimes illegal things to get an edge on their sport, but all that’s needed is usually a tune-up in what they’re eating. Retired National Basketball player Rodney Strickland used to eat pizza and hot dogs before each game […]

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Are you too old to lift weights?

You’re never too old to lift weights. Case in point: Ernestine Shepherd is a 77 year old female bodybuilder who started exercising and lifting weights at 56. She has the toned arms of a 20-year old! Why does she look so youthful? Using weights tightens saggy muscles and skin. She not only lifts, but runs, […]

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Why you must wear sunglasses outside, every time

We know we need to wear sunglasses whenever we’re outside, but sometimes, myself included, we leave them in the car or at home. Dr. Reeder, an ophthalmologist at Carmel Mountain Vision Care reminds us how crucial it is to wear our sunglasses all the time: UV light can “sunburn” the eye’s surface and cause benign […]

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Is synthetic insulin making you fat?

Yes. If you had a truly-identical twin and did the same about of activities and ate the same foods, but you were on synthetic insulin, you would gain more weight than your twin. This is horrifying news for insulin-dependent diabetics. My endocrinologist admitted that synthetic insulin makes people fatter. He said that endocrinologists don’t like […]

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Are Cricket Bars safe to eat?

You may have heard about energy bars made with ground-up crickets. There are Exo energy bars, and The Original Cricket Energy Bar called Chapul, both made with crickets…yum! Bitty Foods sells cricket flour for $20, and chocolate cookies that contain this same cricket flour. Per Outside Magazine’s March issue, “insect meal” is a “superfood” that […]

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Why can’t I eat enough? I’m not anorexic!

Seems strange, right? If you burn a lot of calories through exercise and you’re eating lean protein and healthy homemade meals it’s possible that your caloric intake is too low for your active lifestyle. For most people the problem is eating too many calories. If you’re not eating enough calories, it doesn’t matter how nutritious […]

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