Increased Vitamin K Consumption May Slow Progression of Insulin Resistance and Lower Diabetes Risk

Over the past decade, increasing amounts of research are tying higher vitamin K intakes to lower risks of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and related cardiovascular diseases. Mainstream recommendations coming out of the Institute of Medicine for vitamin K claim … Continue reading

Lowering CT Heart Scan Calcium Score and Heart Attack Risk Via Diet and Supplement Changes

One of the notable developments in the past decade of cardiovascular medicine has been the increasing use of a CT scan of the heart to determine calcification in the cardiovascular system. The relative level of calcification is quantified as a … Continue reading

Stevia Is Healthier Alternative To Artificial Sweeteners That Trigger High Blood Glucose

“Sugar is the enemy!” is the mantra of many in the weight loss industry. Partly as a result of this, the use of artificial sweeteners has skyrocketed in the past several decades. Aspartame was approved for use in foods by … Continue reading

Life Extension Annual Blood Test Sale Extended to June 13, 2011

Life Extension’s Annual Blood Test sale has been extended for another week until June 13, 2011. This is a great opportunity to get helpful medical tests that many doctors will not order due to cost-cutting pressure from insurance companies and … Continue reading

Vegetarians May Suffer Shorter Life Due to Carnitine, Carnosine, and Vitamin B12 Deficiencies

Pop culture and medical research suggest that vegetarians and vegans may have longer life spans due to lower incidence of cardiovascular diseases commonly associated with abnormal blood lipids. By avoiding consumption of meat, they reduce their intake of substances such … Continue reading

40% of US Population May Have Hypothyroidism

Dr. Broda Barnes spent 52 years of his life researching the human thyroid gland and its impact on health. Although he died in 1988, his work lives on through the Broda O. Barnes M.D. Research Foundation as well as books and many in the alternative medicine community who believe he was on the right track regarding a hidden widespread epidemic of low thyroid functioning begin responsible for rising levels of metabolic related health problems. The 40% of the population affected by the rising epidemics of high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome interestingly approximate the 40% of the population whom Dr. Barnes suspected have hypothyroidism, the vast majority of whom have never been diagnosed with the condition. Among Dr. Broda’s many writings on thyroid disease and treatment, his book Hypothyroidism: The Unsuspected Illness stands out as popular, relevant, and well-reviewed even decades after its original publication. The book explains how to detect low thyroid function, the adverse health effects it causes, and how to improve thyroid hormone levels to restore health.

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