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

We know that excessive drinking is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF). AF is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by the rapid and irregular beating of the atria (the two upper chambers of the heart). A new study published in the journal Heart Rhythm showed that even moderate drinking, approximately 2 drinks a day, … Read More

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

Athletes have long acknowledged that working out makes them feel good due to the release of endorphins that boost mood. Now there is evidence coming out of animal studies at Columbia University that exercise produces another hormone, irisin, that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Irisin is present in the brain’s hippocampus, the … Read More

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