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Metabolic Patterns of our Organs

Each of our organs has a unique metabolic profile!   The metabolic patterns of our brain, muscles, adipose tissue, kidney, and liver are strikingly different.   Brain Glucose is our first fuel of choice for the brain, except during prolonged “sugar” starvation. The brain does not store fuel and hence requires a

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The Cholesterol Myths

The idea that too much animal fat and high cholesterol are dangerous to your heart and vessels is nothing but a myth. Here come some astonishing and frightening facts. You can find the references to most of the papers that I mention on these sites from my book.The

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What Happens to Muscles During Exercise?

Adopting a regular exercise routine is one of the best things that you can do for your long-term health. With each passing year, researchers learn more about the benefits of frequent movement. Exercise benefits all tissues in your body, including your heart, blood vessels, muscles, bones, ligaments,

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A Bold New Experimental Treatment for Alzheimer’s Dementia

Alzheimer’s Dementia is a neurodegenerative condition that affects five million Americans in 2014. In fact, a third of seniors will die with the disease or another type of dementia (1). The cause is unknown, but over time the brain cells begin to fill up with waste products

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Combating Cancer by inhibiting blood vessel growth

All cancers begin in cells. Our bodies are made up of more than a hundred million million (100,000,000,000,000) cells. Cancer starts with changes in one cell or a small group of cells. Normally we have just the right number of each cell type. This is because cells produce

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DHA: An Essential Brain Food

When NASA scientists began their search for the perfect space food for astronauts, they turned their attention to marine algae. What they discovered was that algae was a rich source of the fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The result of their investigation produced a nutrient dense food

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What A Wonderful Gift from Nature… Brassica

Spring seems to kick off early this year in San Jacinto Valley/Hemet region after continuous rains for the last 3-4 months. The high desert region is rapidly turning into a lush landscape with fascinating springtime wildflowers starting to blossom everywhere, forming a pattern of breathtaking beauty. All

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Foot Problems Caused by Diabetes

Diabetes is a leading cause of chronic illness and death in America. The Center for Disease Control reported in 2014, that almost 30-million persons have diabetes and another eight million have it, but don’t know it. Those are astonishing numbers. Diabetes takes a toll on almost every

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Weight Loss Surgery is Not a Solution

The practice of combating obesity through “weight-loss surgery” (bariatric surgery) is a direct intervention to the normal function of the digestive system. A lot of people are advised by their healthcare providers that a bariatric surgery is the only effective treatment that will combat obesity. Bariatric surgery

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Diabetes crisis grips Southern California

Sarah Cooke listened as her aging diabetic patients vented about trying to cope with the pernicious disease. “Guilt and denial, that’s pretty much it,” said a woman with short gray hair. “Confused,” said another woman wearing wire-rimmed glasses. “I don’t know what I can eat and what

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