April 29, 2015
If you overdo it on pizza, macaroni and cheese, chips, and ice cream, you might worry about what it's going to do to your thighs or mid-section. But binging on junk food isn't only a matter of weight gain. It might have far more serious repercussions than that.
People who ate a diet focused on macaroni and cheese, processed lunchmeat, sausage biscuits, mayonnaise, and microwavable meals with unhealthy fats, for example, showed serious negative changes to their metabolism after just five days.
After eating the junk-food diet, the study participants (12 healthy college-aged men) muscles' lost the ability to oxidize glucose after a meal, which...April 28, 2015
My desire to stay well has much more to do with building my immune system all year-round rather than just surviving this year’s flu season. When nearly 1 of every 2 men, and 1 of every 3 women will be faced with a cancer diagnosis it’s imperative to continuously support and build up your immune function to live cancer free and healthy!
Seasonal changes, aging, and stresses of the holiday’s can suppress your immune system and leave you depleted. Using natural supplements, foods, and keeping up on lifestyle changes throughout the year you can help your maintain your strength and stay well.
NOW is the...April 22, 2015
By the time you reach the age of 50, your feet will have travelled about 75,000 miles.1 With this type of wear and tear, it's no wonder that eight in 10 Americans have experienced a foot problem, while one in four say they are unable to exercise due to pain in their feet.
Unfortunately, despite the fact that 25 percent of your bones are located in your feet and ankles, and your feet are the foundation of your body, where most movement begins, many people neglect to properly care for their foot health.
While you probably know you should be exercising the muscles in your arms, legs, back, and torso, when's the last time you exercised the...April 14, 2015
Chronic inflammation is a common thread among a wide spread of conditions like stroke, cancer, obesity, Alzheimer's, heart disease, arthritis and depression, according to Men's Journal. Not all sources of inflammation are entirely preventable: As we age, for example, our immune system weakens and chronic inflammation is more likely. While you can't control the number of candles on your birthday cake, there are measures you can take to reduce the intensity at which chronic inflammation strikes. Your diet is a good place to start. Replacing unhealthy eats like processed foods and alcohol with super foods could help. “[Bad...April 9, 2015
There are many simple steps one can take to help jump-start their metabolism if they are on a weight loss mission or trying to prevent weight gain. Natural Society has provided many weight loss tips in previous articles, but below are some more to help out even further.
1. It begins before your day even starts. Make sure to get enough sleep. Research shows that there is a link between poor sleeping patterns and poor health – especially poor health concerning your hormones.
2. Hormonal imbalance has a negative effect on the body and its ability to burn...February 18, 2015
Your body needs water. The proper amounts and the right ‘kind’ of water. Consider these startling facts:
• More than 75% of all Americans are chronically dehydrated!
• In more than a third of the people, the thirst mechanism is so weak that it is often mistaken for hunger.
• Dehydration is a major cause of hypertension, currently affecting 50 million Americans.
• Over 70% of your body is made up of water.
• Dehydration is a major cause of disease.