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If you are one of the many health-conscious readers who are confused about supplements and vitamins - you aren't alone. There are too many supplements that offer false claims and promises of perfect health, and others that are incredibly beneficial. There are certain foods that can provide a wealth of the needed vitamins and minerals, while others are hard to find in our normal diets. Dr. Al Sears' article helps dispel some of those myths and provides some of his best recommendations. Don't miss out on the 15% discount promo code in this article! Kelly Herring's article below also advises on this subject, and has many good recommendations for whole foods that can provide a wealth of nutrients.
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By: Al Sears, MD
It's hard to believe in 2014. But it's still going on.
Every so often I'll read or hear a doctor or professional organization say there's no evidence that a vitamin supplement does anything for anybody.
Eliseo Guallar and his colleagues at The American College of Physicians wrote an entire paper entitled, "Enough is enough: Stop wasting money on vitamin and mineral supplements."
And this kind of thing keeps getting repeated.
Just listen to Dr. Benjamin Caballero, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: "The evidence for supplementing with any vitamin ... is just not there."(2)
Or Jaakko Mursu, Ph.D. and colleagues on the Iowa Women's Health Study: "Based on existing evidence, we see little justification for the general and widespread use of dietary supplements."(3)
And Steven Nissen, chairman of cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic: "The concept of multivitamins was sold to Americans by an eager nutraceutical industry to generate profits. There was never any scientific data supporting their usage."(4)
It's very difficult if not impossible to get all your vitamins and minerals from the modern Western diet...Continue Reading...
Editors Note: Dr. Al Sears, M.D. is a board-certified clinical nutrition specialist. His practice, Dr. Sears' Health & Wellness Center in Royal Palm Beach, Fla., specializes in alternative medicine. He is the author of seven books in the fields of alternative medicine, anti-aging, and nutritional supplementation, including The Doctor's Heart Cure. To get his free special report on the proven anti-aging strategies for building a vibrant, disease-free life, go here now. You'll learn how to stop Father Time without giving up the foods you love.
Are Antioxidant Supplements Really Killing People?
By: Kelley Herring, Healing Gourmet
If you've been a student of health and nutrition for any length of time, you've probably seen your share of confusing (and downright misleading) headlines in the mainstream media that cast doubt on the benefits of organic foods and nutritional supplements.
It seems that the media is eager - even gleeful - to report any negative findings that pour cold water on growing public enthusiasm for natural and organically-grown foods and nutritional supplements. Here are just a few headlines that have run over the past few years:
- Organic Food Hardly Healthier, Study Suggests (CBS)
- Organic Food Adds No Vitamins for Extra Cost, Research Finds (The Washington Post)
- Multivitamin Researchers Say "Case Closed" After Studies Find No Health Benefits (CBS)
- Men Who Take Omega-3 Supplements at 71% Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer (NY Daily News)
- Hold the Salmon: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Higher Risk of Cancer (Time Magazine)
Even the medical journals have gotten in on the act. At the end of last year, the Annals of Internal Medicine
published an editorial, with the title, "Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements
," dismissing the results of hundreds of studies that have proven the benefits of intelligent supplementation with vitamins and minerals.
It should come as no surprise that in the cases listed above the studies were either poorly conducted or clearly biased. In many cases they show a very weak association - with no proof of causation.
But that doesn't stop the media from blaring the most sensational headlines, delving no deeper than a titillating sound bite and failing to provide even the most basic critical analysis of the research or conclusions drawn from it.
Regarding the fear mongering headlines about omega-3s and prostate cancer cited above - a study which did not even look at omega-3 supplementation - Jonny Bowden, PhD, wrote that the media's portrayal of the findings was "disgraceful, incompetent, and scientifically illiterate."
Conspiracy... or Just Bad Science and Sloppy Journalism?Continue Reading...
Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is author of more than a dozen books on nutrition and natural healing. She is also the co-founder of Wellness Bakeries, which has just released their newest product - Better Bread - a 100% Paleo bread mix you can whip up in 5 minutes flat.
|Recent Health News|
Too Much Sitting Tied to Risks for Certain Cancers
MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may want to stand up to read this.
A new study suggests that people who spend the bulk of their day sitting - whether behind the wheel, in front of the TV or working at a computer - appear to have an increased risk for certain kinds of cancers.
Previous studies have tied too much time spent sedentary to a variety of health problems, including heart disease, blood clots, a large waistline, higher blood sugar and insulin, generally poor physical functioning, and even early death.
For the new study, researchers zeroed in on 43 studies that specifically looked at the link between sitting and nearly 70,000 cases of cancer.
After combining the results from individual studies - a statistical tool that helps to reveal trends in research - there was good news and bad news.
The good news? Being sedentary did not appear to be linked to every kind of cancer. Scientists found no relationship between sitting and breast, ovarian, testicular or prostate cancers, or cancers of the stomach, esophagus and kidneys, or non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The bad news was that there did seem to be a consistent relationship between hours spent sitting and an increased risk for colon and endometrial cancers.
People who spent the most time sitting during the day had a 24 percent increased risk of getting colon cancer compared to those who logged the least number of hours in a chair, according to the study.
When the researchers looked just at time spent watching TV, the risk jumped even more. Those who clocked the most hours glued to the tube had a 54 percent increased risk of colon cancer compared to those who watched the least.
That may be because viewers tend to consume unhealthy snacks and drinks while watching TV, said study author Daniela Schmid, an epidemiologist at the University of Regensburg in Germany.
For endometrial - or uterine - cancer, the risks were even higher. There was a 32 percent increased risk for women who spent the most time seated compared to those who sat the least, and a 66 percent increased risk for those who watched the most TV, the study authors said.
Moreover, every two-hour increase in sitting time was linked to an 8 percent increased risk of colon cancer and a 10 percent increased risk of endometrial cancer.
The risks remained even for "active couch potatoes" - folks who squeeze in some time at the gym but still spend most of their day off their feet. This suggests that regular exercise can't offset the risks of too much sitting, the study authors said.
The findings, published June 16 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, make sense to Dr. Graham Colditz. He's the associate director for prevention and control at Washington University's Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis.
"High blood sugar and high insulin is a clear sort of pathway to colon cancer, and we know from intervention studies that walking lowers insulin and getting up after meals lowers blood sugar compared to sitting," said Colditz, who was not involved in the research.
As for endometrial cancer, "Obesity is a phenomenally strong cause. In fact, it is the main modifiable risk factor for endometrial cancer," he said.
"So for me, the likely scenario there is that the sitting, the weight gain and obesity really go together and exacerbate the risk of endometrial cancer," he added.
Because the studies included in the review only looked at broad relationships, they can't prove that sitting, by itself, causes cancer. But the findings appeared to be remarkably consistent across studies, so Colditz thinks they should be taken seriously.
The study authors agree.
"Cutting down on TV viewing and sedentary time is just as important as becoming more active," said Schmid. "For those whose jobs require them to sit at a desk most of the day, we recommend breaking up the time spent sitting by incorporating short bouts of light activity into the daily routine," she added.
SOURCES: Daniela Schmid, Ph.D., epidemiologist, department of epidemiology and preventive medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany; Graham Colditz, M.D., DrPH, associate director, prevention and control, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.; June 16, 2014, Journal of the National Cancer Institute
|Athlete Corner - Scott Mendelson Q&A|
Controlling Repetition Speeds to Improve Fat Burning Hormone Levels and Definition
By: Scott Mendelson
I just turned 50 and I went to the beach last week and let's just I say I need to make some physique improvements before a Labor Day Vacation. The nutrition plan must be simple for me to follow daily. What is the best training routine for a 50 year old to lose 10 pounds of body fat over the next month if I have around 30 minutes a few times per week to train? Can you explain the speed of rep techniques you have mentioned in prior columns?
San Diego, CA
Triple Threat Training will work very well for you with a focus on quality of work instead of volume. At 50-years-old your capacity to recover is likely to be much lower than when you were 30 or 40 years old, however that does not mean you cannot earn great progress. The keys to success at this point are working hard and smart! My client pictured below is 56 years old and in great shape! Confidence Leads to Great Execution
You must have confidence in your plan in order to execute it well and consistently enough to earn the rapid fat loss progress you seek. Our further interaction by email also led me to conclude that you want to improve your definition and overall muscle tone, which can only be done with the proper weight training routine...Continue Reading...
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I'm on a roll. I got home late from a full day of appointments with no plan for dinner. After digging through my refrigerator and freezer, this is what I came up with...I defrosted a package of buffalo chorizo. While it was defrosting, I chopped up an onion, 2 sweet potatoes, and 2 zucchini and sautéed them in some duck fat and a bit of chicken broth. Then I added the chorizo and mixed all together until the chorizo was almost cooked through, then added a package of arugula until it was wilted. It didn't need any other seasoning besides some salt and pepper. Awesome one-pan meal - done from start to finish in about 15 - 20 minutes. Thanks again for another great dinner two nights in a row.I'm officially a fan girl now.Renee C.
- 2 pounds honeycomb tripe
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 5-6 cloves garlic, peeled and whole
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 3 quarts water
- 1 large onion, medium diced
- 3 carrots, medium diced
- 3 stalks celery, medium diced
- 2 sprigs oregano
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup white wine
- 3 cups crushed tomatoes
- Parmesan cheese, for serving, optional
- In a large stock pot, place the tripe, rosemary, garlic, salt, vinegar and water. Bring to a boil and cook for 2- 2 1/2 hours.
- Drain the tripe. Once cool enough to handle, cut into bite-sized pieces, making sure to trim off any additional fat that is still on there.
- In a heavy bottomed pot, saute the onions in lard for 4 minutes over medium-high heat.
- Add the carrots and celery and turn down the heat to medium. Sauté for another 6 minutes.
- Add the wine, turn up the heat to high, and cook until it's almost evaporated.
- Add the tomatoes, oregano, red pepper flakes and tripe. Bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer, and cook for one hour, or until the tripe is tender but not mushy, about 1 hour. Serve with Parmesan cheese, if desired.
This recipe and photo are a sneak peek into the new cookbook, The Zenbelly Cookbook, by our feature chef, Simone Shifnadel. Chef Simone does a wonderful job of combining paleo guidelines with gourmet recipes to create unforgettable meals!If you are a blogger or food artist and would like to see your recipes published simply email us.
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