Tip: Western Diet and Disease

Populations eating a “Western diet” suffer from higher rates of chronic diseases.

Diet and Chronic DiseaseFACT: Populations eating a “Western diet” (a.k.a. Standard American Diet or SAD) suffer from higher rates of chronic diseases (“Western diseases”) such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cancer, four of the top 10 killers in America.  A “Western diet” consist mainly of LOTS of meats, processed foods, added sugar and fat, and refined grains.  In other words, lots of everything except fruits, vegetables and whole grains.  In fact, virtually all the type 2 diabetes and obesity, 80 percent of the cardiovascular disease and more than a third of all cancers can be linked to this diet. Continue reading “Tip: Western Diet and Disease”

Tip: The Health Benefits of Blueberries

More than most fruits, blueberries contain more anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Blueberry Health BenefitsMore than most fruits, blueberries contain more anti-inflammatory nutrients. Most of the nutrients in blueberries are found in their dark blue skin, which is full of phytonutrients called flavonoids, specifically the antioxidant anthocyanin that helps keep the brain healthy. Other health benefits of blueberries are: Continue reading “Tip: The Health Benefits of Blueberries”

Tip: How to Choose Sunscreen

Every year, more than 2 million Americans find out they have skin cancer.

Choosing the Right SunscreenEvery year, more than 2 million Americans find out they have skin cancer. At a time when most other cancer rates are in retreat, the rate of newly diagnosed cases of melanoma — the most deadly skin cancer — has tripled since the 1970s.

Most experts attribute many of these new cases to widespread overexposure to sun. Paradoxically, while increasing numbers of Americans say they are aware of the dangers of the sun’s ultraviolet rays, they are still reporting a worrisome number of sunburns, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading “Tip: How to Choose Sunscreen”

Tip: How to Avoid Garlic Breath, Garlic Body Odor

It varies from person to person as to how much garlic odor exudes from your breath or is given off through your skin.

Parsley for Garlic BreathEating garlic has many benefits, but you avoid it or don’t eat it often enough because you don’t want to run people off?  It varies from person to person as to how much garlic odor exudes from your breath or is given off through your skin.  To lesson the odor of garlic breath or on your body try these tips:

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Tip: What are the Benefits of Eating Garlic?

Garlic provides anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant and anticancer, especially colon cancer, benefits.

Benefits of Eating Raw GarlicGarlic provides anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant and anticancer, especially colon cancer, benefits.  Newer research shows that garlic may even protect against Alzheimer’s disease.  It also may help lower cholesterol; studies differ on the degree.

Garlic contains two important chemicals: Continue reading “Tip: What are the Benefits of Eating Garlic?”