New Way to Prevent Skin Cancer

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Prevent skin cancer

There is a new protocol that has been showing success in preventing skin cancer.  In the past, the best way to avoid skin cancer was to either stay out of the sun or use a sunscreen when going outside.  The new way to help protect your skin is to take an oral supplement of vitamin B3, nicotinamide, along with two other ingredients, red orange extract and Polypodium leucotomomos.

Red orange extract is a special extract obtained from three types of Citrus sinensis.  On its own, red orange extract has been shown to reduce the intensity of sunburns.  Polypodium leucotomos extract is taken from a specific tropical fern and has shown to help protect skin cells from ultraviolet rays.

Recent studies has shown that taking a pill with these three substances can reduce the risk of getting skin cancer by over 23%.  This is significant and is another weapon to use in trying to prevent skin cancer, which is now the most common type of malignancy.  It is estimated that there are over 3 million new cases of skin cancer a year.   (more…)

Alkaline Diet Gaining Momentum

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Glasses with fresh vegetable juices for alkaline diet

There are countless diets to choose from and you can add the alkaline diet to that list.  This diet is gaining more support, especially from Hollywood celebrities.  While low carb diets like the Paleo diet continue to garner most of the publicity, the alkaline diet is slowly carving out its own niche of believers.

The alkaline diet, also known as the acid alkaline diet and the alkaline acid diet, focuses on eating foods that will balance the pH level of the body and therefore, helping the body remain healthy and balanced.  Proponents of this diet claim most people eat too many acid-forming foods that create an imbalance in the body that can lead to health problems. (more…)

Three Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

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How to lose weight

So you have tried countless diets, thought you were following them correctly, and you still can’t lose the weight you want.  Sometimes you can’t see the forest from the trees.  Its time to evaluate your diets and see if there are some mistakes you are making.

Your first step is to evaluate your diet and make sure it is a proven diet that is accepted as a good diet by health authorities.  Currently, the most popular diets are low carb diets (like the Paleo diet), vegan and vegetarian diets, the Mediterranean diet, and the elimination diet. (more…)

Top Tips for Preventing Heart Disease

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Avocado for Heart HealthHeart disease is still the number one killer and the irony is there are several things you can do to help prevent heart disease without having to rely on expensive prescriptions.  While cancer is the disease people fear the most, we should be looking at some basic things we can do to help reduce our risks of developing heart disease.

Here is a list of several top tips to help you reduce your heart disease risks and help you live a longer and healthier life. (more…)

Low Carb Diets Exploding in Popularity

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Low carb dietThe diet industry is one of the biggest industries in the country and right now the hottest diets are low carbohydrate diets.  Ironically, while these diets are riding an unbelievable wave of popularity, there is also an epidemic of obesity and diabetes at never before seen levels.  Overweight people are desperate for diets solutions.

People are getting good results for weight loss with low carb diets and this is fueling their popularity.

The latest research also shows that these diets really help you lose weight and keep it off.  Leading the way is the Paleo diet, which gets its name from the caveman from the Paleolithic era.  This diet promotes eating healthy meats, nuts, seeds, and vegetables, but no grains. (more…)

How to Avoid Memory Loss

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avoiding memory lossOne of the biggest fears for people over 40 is the thought of losing their memory because of Alzheimer’s or other cognitive disorders.  Now there seems to be an epidemic going on and no one really knows why.

More and more people at younger ages are developing degrees of memory loss.  There are many cases of people in their late 40’s and early 50’s having to cope with memory problems.  It is probably the number one condition that people fear because of prospect of not knowing what they are doing or who they are. (more…)

Lose Weight and Increase Your Life Span with Special Enzyme

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Beautiful Ageing face eyesThe human body is an amazing machine and one enzyme has been discovered that will keep that machine running at an optimal level that includes keeping excess pounds off and fighting off life-threatening diseases.  The enzyme is called AMPK (adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase) and it is found in all of our cells.

This enzyme helps determine your longevity and how much fat you will have.  This makes it one of the most important enzymes in your body. (more…)

Reduce Your Cancer Risk Now!

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Reduce Your Cancer RiskThere is scary news out there that shows your risk of getting cancer keeps going up.  While 30 years ago your risk of getting cancer was about 1 in 5, that ratio is now about 1 in 3 for females and 1 in 2 for males.  These shocking ratios should be a wake up call for you to start developing a game plan for reducing your cancer risks.

One of the first areas you should focus on is your diet.  This is one of the top areas for which you can really control your cancer risk and you should start evaluating your diet immediately. By now you should be aware of the dangers of eating a diet high in processed foods.  Along with the high risks of diabetes, a diet with processed foods deprives your body of essential nutrients and fiber. (more…)

Lifting Weights is Key Factor in Overall Health

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Young sports womanOne of the key components of getting physically fit is to implement a program of lifting weights, no matter what your age. Research has shown that those people who have some kind of weightlifting program have better overall health and experience fewer health problems than people who don’t lift any weights.

Don’t let the thought of starting a weight training program scare you, even if you have never really lifted weights before.   Weightlifting is a great addition to other fitness programs that involve aerobic activity like running. (more…)

Watch Your Blood Sugar Levels

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Blood Sugar LevelWith the near epidemic levels of type 2 diabetes now, it is vital that you keep track of your blood sugar levels.  If you blood sugar level is in the prediabetic or diabetic range, you need to make some changes ASAP!

Healthy blood sugar levels are below 100 mg/dl when fasting and up to 140 two hours after a meal.  You are considered prediabetic if your fasting levels range from 100 to 125.  If you go over 125 you are considered diabetic.

The main concerns with diabetes include heart disease, eye problems (that can include blindness), nerve damage, and skin disorders.  Diabetes is obviously something you want to avoid getting and that is why it is so critical to monitor your blood sugar levels. (more…)