Processed Fructose – Number One Driver of Obesity and Diabetes

Excerpt from Mercola.com Nearly 30 percent of the global population is overweight or obese, and more than one billion people, worldwide, are expected to fall into the obese category by 2030. Concomitant to rising obesity rates among all age groups, there’s also been a rapid rise in chronic health problems such as type 2 diabetes, liver disease, heart disease, and cancer. In one …

Mindfulness Meditation Boosts Sleep Quality Among Older Adults

by Chris Weller   A concentrated focus on breathing, emotions, and staying present may help older adults to improve the quality of their sleep. When practiced for a sustained period of time, a new study finds, mindfulness meditation shows similar benefits afforded by prescription drugs. Sleep disturbances affect nearly all age groups, albeit in different ways. Where younger adults and teenagers …

How Much Sleep Is “Enough”?

 Excerpt from Mercola.com   If you’re like most people, you’re probably not sleeping enough, and the consequences go far beyond just feeling tired and sluggish the next day. According to a 2013 Gallup poll,1 40 percent of American adults get six hours or less per night. Even children are becoming sleep deprived. According to the 2014 Sleep in America Poll,2 58 percent …

Prediabetes carries 1 in 2 risk of peripheral neuropathy

A Canadian study shows that prediabetes carries a similar risk of peripheral neuropathy as new-onset type 2 diabetes in people of around 50 years of age. The researchers reviewed 467 individuals from the Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation (PROMISE) trial. Participants were aged between 40 and 60 years old and did not have diabetes at the start of the study. The participants, which were recruited from Toronto …

Can your genetics be altered?

(Excerpt from Mercola.com) Far from being “written in stone,” genetic expression can be altered by influences coming from outside the gene. This influence alters the operation of the gene, but does not affect the DNA blueprint itself. This process is known as “epigenetics,” and occurs mainly through methylation. As described in the featured article: “In methylation, clusters of atoms, called …

Who are the healthiest children on the planet?

Who are the healthiest children on the planet? That’s right, it’s chiropractic children! You might say, “of course you would say that, you’re a chiropractor.” Research supports this health concept; a study in 1989, published by the Journal of Chiropractic Research indicates that the chiropractic children are healthier than non-chiropractic children. The study indicated that “children raised under chiropractic care …

The “One Cause” and the “One Cure” of all Disease!

This is a simple wellness principle. There is one cause of disease and there is only one cure. In a health state, our body has the ability to adapt to the environmental stresses that we place upon it. It is our ability to adapt to environmental stresses and maintain homeostasis that keeps us healthy. When we lose the ability to …