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A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Never heard of them? Most people haven’t either. But there are websites warning against eating beans and whole grains, a major source, because lectins incite chemical warfare in the body causing digestive problems, weight gain, high cholesterol, arthritis, brain fog and adult acne. It is a wonder most humans haven’t already perished. First, there is … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Be smart about sodium. You develop a greater sensitivity to sodium as you get older which may contribute to high blood pressure. Eating too much salt makes your body lose calcium. Treating hypertension may prevent dementia. Simply draining and rinsing canned beans will lower their sodium value by 40%. Processed foods and restaurant meals are … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

If you take medication regularly, check with your doctor or pharmacist about food and drug interactions. Green leafy vegetables, pine nuts and cashews are high in vitamin K and can interfere with anticoagulant drugs like Coumadin (warfarin). Don’t wash down meds with grapefruit juice, especially cholesterol lowering medications. Pomegranate juice can interfere with blood pressure … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

A recent study that observed patient/doctor interactions showed that patients get only 11 seconds to explain their reason for the visit before they are interrupted. Primary care doctors gave the patient more time than specialists and tended to interrupt less, but still only a third of patients were given the chance to provide the complete … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Researchers in London surveyed people to better understand what people believed were the causes of cancer. Most people surveyed had a very poor understanding of what lifestyle factors were linked to cancer. Those surveyed believed that stress (43%), food additives (42%), genetically modified foods (34%), and exposure to electromagnetic frequencies (35%), microwave oven (19%), and … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

A food allergy is a response from your immune system. Your body recognizes the food as a threat, which causes an inflammatory response which creates symptoms that can range from an itchy mouth to hives to difficulty breathing or even death in extreme cases. A food sensitivity, also called a food intolerance, is harder to … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Fight Bac provides information to help people prevent foodborne illness. The following simple food safety tips can prevent many cases. Check – for bruising, damage, and the temperature of food. Hot foods should be kept hot and cold foods cold. Clean – wash hands, cutting boards, utensils and counter tops often. Rinse – fresh fruits and … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Sadly, many children today weigh too much and one in six are obese. Carrying too much weight increases the percentage of fat tissue more than its boosts lean body mass and overweight increases kidney size. All these factors have an impact on how a child’s body takes up medicine, where it is retained, and how … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Everyone knows yogurt is good for you – rich in calcium and live cultures (probiotics) that keep your immune system in top condition, but now a new study suggests the more yogurt eaten the lower your risk for heart disease.  A study in the American Journal of Hypertension looked at over 55,000 women (30 to … Read More

A healthy lifestyle trumps genes when it come to good health.

Berries get their red, purple or blue color from natural pigments known as anthocyanins. A recent Finnish-American study showed that anthocyanins in berries could activate the SIRT6 enzyme function which may reduce the expression of cancer genes and cancer cell growth. The regulation of this enzyme could open up new avenues for cancer treatment. While … Read More