One Way to Improve Brain Function May Be Nuts
We already know that nuts are good for you. However, can they help your brain? As we all get older, the noggin gets a little less sharp. So let’s review. What We Already Know About Good Health and Nut Consumption Walnuts make the rounds on this blog occasionally and for… Read More
Low Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio May Keep Knee Arthritis Pain in Check
I religiously take high-dose, high-quality fish oil on a twice-a-day basis. If I stop, it’s because I’m out, and it takes a few days, but I begin to feel like every other 50-some-year-old guy who usually pops Motrin just to get a good workout going. Is this effect… Read More
I’m Healthy, So Sugar Won’t Hurt Me, Right?
While everyone has been taught that fat is bad, this was wrong. Turns out that the fat causes heart disease thing was a myth. The real public enemy has always been sugar. Now a new study shows just how damaging sugar can be. Why Sugar Is Our Dietary… Read More
Can a Ketogenic Diet Help Us Live 10 Years Longer?
We’ve all been programmed by the media and academia to believe that eating a high-fat diet is bad. We still have countless jokes scattered throughout pop culture about how someone eating bacon is basically the equivalent of Russian Roulette. However, what if reality were more like Woody… Read More
One Key to Muscle Strength as You Age: Eat Protein at Every Meal
Did you ever wonder why you rarely see a really old bodybuilder? That’s because we all lose muscle as we age. Is there a simple way to slow this decline? According to one new study, it may be as simple as what you eat and when. Read More
Could an Obscure Compound in Olives Prevent Diabetes?
Even since the Mediterranean diet came on the scene in the 80s, there’s been a fascination with olive oil. It’s long been suspected that something in olives may be one of the reasons that the diet works to reduce heart attacks. Now new research suggests that an… Read More
Want Healthy Gut Bacteria? Eat More Walnuts!
The bacteria in your stomach and bowels are a big deal that make the news almost daily. This is called your microbiome, and its status can impact your weight and health. A new study now suggests that eating walnuts may help repair that important balance of microorganisms. What’s… Read More
Fiber and Joint Pain? Keep Eating Those Wheaties!
Mother always said to eat your Wheaties, and a new study on knee pain may give us some insight into the relationship between fiber and joint pain. The answer seems to be that fiber can decrease body weight and keep inflammation under control. Before I share the study findings, let’s… Read More
Chondroitin Beats Celebrex Again for Helping Arthritis
Let’s face it, supplements piss off academics. Why? They’re naturally occurring substances that allow patients to remedy their own problems without asking for permission from the gods of academia. Hence, every year or so, you’ll see a bevy of academic press releases generate a handful of major new… Read More
Demonizing Butter: New Research Shows No Connection to Heart Disease
No other food has been as vilified as butter. I grew up in a world where the government told us that tasty and creamy butter was evil, a cause of heart disease that was right up there with cigarette smoking. Over the last few years, Americans who have… Read More