Dry Water could help prevent global warning

This is one of the cooler (and seemingly safer) chemical discoveries I’ve heard proposed in recent times:  Dry Water.  95% H20 bonded with silica so it stays a powder. The powdery substance could also, they say, be a greener, more energy-efficient way of jumpstarting the chemical reactions  used to make hundreds of consumer products. It […]

Hair Follicles Track our Body Clocks

An interesting discovery that cells in our hair follicles track our body clocks: http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/08/hair-follicles-track-the-bodys-c.html

Salmon Baby Food Affords More DHA

This is actually a great idea and I hope becomes mainstream.  Otherwise, I might have to beat her to it.  Almost all Americans need more EPA & DHA in their diets (hence the popularity of fish oil supplements), but actually ground salmon flesh, bones and roe, that’s a very complete nutritional package.  I hope though […]

Vitamin D Affects 200+ genes

Multiple studies have come out showing how many genes Vitamin D (midday sunlight) positively affects.  If you think you shouldn’t get any sun every day, think again, it’s probably the best thing you could do for your health. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/100823172327.htm Now, in a study whose funders include the Medical Research Council (MRC), the MS Society, the […]

Seven Hours of Sleep for Optimal Health

In the latest study published in the journal Sleep, your risk of heart disease and stroke are also significantly increased if you sleep more, or fewer, than seven hours per day: Less than 5 hrs/night doubles your risk of angina, coronary heart disease, heart attack or stroke More than 7 hrs/night increases your risk of […]

Cinnammon Lowers Blood Sugar

This is one of those tips that’s been around for a long time and is just yet another fact about why things in nature are so great for us. This article from New Scientist, which states: Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics, a new study has […]

Dark Chocolate Reduces Chance of Heart Failure

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10986625 They’re so stupid sometimes, why do they always talk about people eating chocolate in an unhealthy way?  It annoys me.  What I want to know is if I eat one piece of 85% dark chocolate every day (50 calories, almost no sugar), will I be 30% or 50% or maybe 80% less likely to […]

Are slower heart rates better?

The topic of heart rate has come up several times in the context of life expectancy.  Do we have a fixed number of heart beats?  If so, will exercising so we have a stronger heart (and thus a lower pulse) extend our life? This thought pattern has actually turned into what people call the Rate […]

Fructose Feeds Cancer Cells

Here’s a headline that caught some eyes in most diet communities (I hope):  “Cancer cells slurp up fructose” In case you’re not aware, fructose is one of the main sugars in fruit and raw cane sugar.  The percentage of fructose varies from 20% to 90% in some fruits, while being at about 50% in raw […]

Paleo Diet better than carb based diet

There was a great post today comparing the nutrient values from small samples of different food by category.  Here’s the summary of what was determined and it speaks loads to the quality of a Paleo type diet: Calorie for calorie Summary: – Fibrous vegetables provide more fiber and protein than sugar, grains, starchy vegetables and […]