BestHealth Nutritionals

  1. Sugar can destroy your health in 3 ways

    What a ‘fun size’ candy can REALLY do to you

    At some point in the past few weeks, just about every store in the country transformed into a candy store.

    Even the pharmacy is loaded with super-sized bags containing hundreds of little pieces of “fun size” candy!

    Something tells me it’s not all for trick-or-treaters.

    Plenty of adults like to cheat this time of year. They’re just tiny packs of candy – and they can’t hurt THAT much, can they?

    All I can say is… put down the peanut butter cups, and step away from the M&Ms.

    Because it turns out even a LITTLE sugar can hurt a WHOLE LOT more than you might think!

    The TRUE TOLL of even small amounts of sugar

    All things in moderation, right?


    Sugar is food for some of the shadiest characters around—and I don’t mean the little ghosts and goblins knocking on your door next month.

    It can feed a few things you’d much rather starve:

    • Sugar FEEDS cancer: Yeah, cancer. Yikes. Many types of tumors are fueled by sugar. When you eat candy… even a “fun size” treat… tumors get exactly what they need to grow and thrive. People who eat more sugar tend to not only have a higher risk of cancer, but a higher risk of more advanced cancers. Sugar also leads to weight gain, and obesity itself has been linked to more than a dozen types of cancer.
    • Sugar FEEDS bacteria: You know all about the little germs in your gut. They help with everything from digestion to mood to immune system function. Sugar, however, helps to feed the wrong bacteria. It can help the BAD germs in your gut – the ones trying to make you sick – so they can overwhelm the good bacteria and take over.
    • Sugar FEEDS inflammation: You’ve heard of an inflammation-fighting diet by now. It’s a key to healthy aging, since keeping inflammation in check can help fight everything from pain to chronic disease to death. Eating sugar is the exact opposite of an inflammation-fighting diet. It’s an inflammation-causing diet – and one that could lead to major and potentially deadly chronic health problems.

    This doesn’t mean you can’t have sugar, ever, in any form…

    It’s the ADDED sugars that are important need to avoid. Natural sugars in moderation – like from a piece of fruit or a bowl of berries – can and SHOULD stay on the menu.

    Sure, the trick-or-treaters might run if you pull out an apple. That’s fine… keep it for yourself and satisfy your own sweet tooth in the most natural way possible.

  2. 'Flexible diet' won't work in the long run

    Newest weight loss fad is a failure waiting to happen

    Any time you hear the phrase "new diet," alarm bells should start ringing.

    "New diet" is really just code for "fad diet" -- and a fad diet is a BAD diet.

    I haven't heard of a single one yet that's safe and effective, and the latest "new diet" to make headlines is no exception.

    It's called the "flexible diet," aka IIFYM ("if it fits your macros"), and it promises to let you eat whatever junk you want in moderation as long as you follow certain other rules.

    And along with a willingness to try a fad diet, you should probably have a math degree -- because you may need one to figure out this convoluted system.

    Everyone on IIFYM is supposed to have highly personalized targets for calories, carbs, fats, fiber and key nutrients based on age, size, weight, physical activity and goals.

    Once you have all that sorted out, you can eat whatever you want. Anything goes, as long as you hit all those targets right in the bulls-eye.

    Flexible dieters brag online about all the pizza, Pop-Tarts and Oreos they're eating -- and some even manage to lose weight... for now.

    Check back in with them in a year or so and see where they are. I'll bet you anything most of them are back to square one, because it's not a sustainable long-term diet -- not when you have to grab a calculator and a slide rule before you can order your lunch!

    If you want to lose weight and get healthy at the same time, you don't need a calculator. Just try the original "flexible" diet instead -- a time-tested approach that's proven to be the healthiest on the planet for centuries and allows for maximum flexibility without all the counting.

    It's a back-to-basics Mediterranean diet rich in a wide variety of nearly all your favorite foods.

    There's even room for a little chocolate and a glass of wine.

    Unlike the phony "flexible diet" making headlines today, the Mediterranean diet is clinically proven to prevent two of today's leading killers: heart attack and stroke.

    Ready to learn more? Read this free report from my House Calls archives.

  3. Paxil study shows suicide risk was known before warning

    The company behind Paxil knew all about the drug's notorious risk of suicide in teens long before it was forced to put a warning on the label.
  4. Sex is OK after a heart attack

    Sex after a heart attack is perfectly safe, a new study confirms. There's almost no risk of sex causing a second heart attack.
  5. Beat cognitive decline with vitamin D

    You can beat cognitive decline with plain old vitamin D. New research finds low levels of the sunshine vitamin will speed cognitive decline by up to three times.
  6. Coca-Cola gave $118 million to major health organizations

    Coca-Cola has been quietly funding some of the nation's leading health organizations, which helps explain why most of them refuse to fight the sugar industry.
  7. Antibacterial soap is no better than regular soap

    Antibacterial soap won't get your hands any cleaner than plain old soap, according to a new study.
  8. Fidgeting could slash your risk of death

    Fidgeting can help reverse the damage of a sedentary lifestyle and cut your risk of an early death.
  9. Beat cancer with daily activity

    Cancer doesn't have to be a death sentence, and new research shows you can up your odds of surviving the disease with simple daily activity such as walking.
  10. Resveratrol can slow Alzheimer's disease

    Resveratrol, the famous 'red wine antioxidant,' can slow the functional decline of Alzheimer's disease, a new study finds.
  11. Insect sprays increase leukemia risk

    Bug sprays commonly used around the home can increase the risk of leukemia in children, a new study finds.
  12. Beat breast cancer with the Mediterranean diet

    Slash your breast cancer risk by switching to the Mediterranean diet. New research shows this healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of the disease by 62 percent.
  13. Fish can help keep depression away

    Fish isn't just delicious. It's also packed with brain-boosting nutrients, which is why new research shows eating more seafood can slash your risk of depression.
  14. Diet soda makes you eat more

    Diet soda drinkers don't lose weight because they end up eating more, making up for lost calories, a new study finds.
  15. Too much sleep is worse than too little

    Getting too much sleep can be more damaging to your body than too little, according to new research.
  16. Vitamin D protects against macular degeneration

    Vitamin D can protect your eyes and prevent macular degeneration, new research finds.
  17. Caffeine can change your circadian rhythm

    Caffeine can have a damaging effect on your internal clock, shifting your circadian rhythm back so you can't get to sleep.
  18. Robert Califf's shady ties to the drug industry

    Robert Califf has been named new head of the FDA, but he has deep financial ties to the drug industry.
  19. Canagliflozin, diabetes drug, linked to bone breaks

    The diabetes drug canagliflozin can cause bone to thin, leading to a break in as little as 12 weeks, according to an FDA warning.
  20. ADHD diagnosed at younger ages than ever

    ADHD can't be accurately diagnosed in little kids, and even doctors will admit as much. But a third of all children with the condition were diagnosed before the age of 6!

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