BestHealth Nutritionals

  1. Coconut oil is poison? Not so fast!

    The TRUTH about that viral ‘coconut oil is poison’ video

    Facebook is terrific for keeping up with far-flung relatives and seeing pictures of the grandkids.

    But unfortunately, when it comes to other kinds of information, Facebook has a massive “fake news” problem.

    And not just when it comes to politics.

    Some of the “health advice” I see getting passed around on Facebook drives me up a wall. Bee-sting therapy… painful ab exercises… and the other day, I even saw a post about how you should never eat bananas.

    That’s just bananas!

    But the worst of the lot wasn’t about bananas.

    It’s this viral video that claims natural coconut oil is -- and this is a direct quote here -- “pure poison.”

    Unfortunately, you’ve probably seen it shared like crazy. But that doesn’t mean that its claims are true.

    The arsenic in rice and apple juice? That’s pure poison.

    The chlorine and fluoride dumped into your drinking water on purpose? Those are genuine poisons, too.

    The warfarin given as a blood thinner to humans? It’s also used as LITERAL rat poison.

    Yet this Harvard brainiac is attacking coconut oil!

    The video claims that the humble coconut is one of the “worst foods” you could eat -- and that goes double for the oil.

    I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. This is the mainstream’s party line these days.

    Even the American Heart Association fired off an absurd attack on coconut oil just last year.

    Both the AHA and the Harvard professor’s main complaint about coconut comes down to its saturated fat content, which will supposedly raise your LDL cholesterol levels.

    But that’s a gross oversimplification, to say the least.

    A 2010 meta-analysis found NO significant evidence to support the conclusion that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease.

    In reality, you actually NEED some level of LDL cholesterol to help synthesize vitamin D from sunlight and carry around fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamins A, D, K, and E, as well as CoQ10.

    The big problem with LDL isn’t the level itself and whether it’s too “high.”

    It’s when it oxidizes, which causes it to form the dangerous plaques in your arteries.

    And coconut oil may actually help PREVENT that damaging process!

    In addition, about half of the fat in coconut oil is in the form of lauric acid, which can raise your levels of HDL (or “good”) cholesterol.

    As well, it packs powerful antimicrobial activity that may help fight off infections.

    Coconut oil may also control your appetite… speed your metabolism… and even help you LOSE fat!

    Especially around your waist and in your belly (where that extra fat is especially dangerous).

    The main thing to watch for is that most coconut oil sold in the United States is highly refined. Some is even made from rancid coconut leftovers.

    If you want to use coconut oil, stick to extra-virgin organic oil, about a tablespoon per day.

    And if you’re looking for some REAL news on Facebook, connect with me!

    Want an even more personal approach to your health and nutrition? Make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine or from anywhere via telephone consultation.

    Call 855-DOC-MARK to get started.

  2. Reduce blood pressure by filtering your air

    Cure high BP by breathing the right kind of air

    Can cutting your blood pressure be as simple as breathing?

    You bet it can!

    Don’t worry. I’m not about to plug meditation, yoga, “breathing exercises,” or any of that other stuff.

    Sure, some of it can be helpful to some people.

    But the quick trick I’m about to reveal today is even easier – and short of plugging an appliance in and turning it on, it takes no time or effort at all.

    New research reveals how eliminating toxins from the air inside your home or apartment can have a real and measurable impact on your blood pressure.

    All you need to get that benefit yourself is a simple air purifier. I’ll let you know exactly what kind and where to get it in a moment.

    As I’ve shared with you here in House Calls, the air around you can be loaded with invisible toxins, including pollutants that linger inside your body and trigger free-radical damage and other problems.

    They’ve been linked to cancer… Alzheimer’s… heart damage… and more.

    One study earlier this year found that the PM2.5 particles floating in the air all over the country – especially in and around cities – can cause enough swelling in the chambers of the heart to increase your risk of heart failure.

    But the new study shows how simple it is to reverse at least some of that damage in a way that your own doctor will be able to see, test, and measure.

    Just don’t expect to hear this advice from him.

    Volunteers in Detroit were given either a phony air filter that did nothing, a standard air filter, or a better unit with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter.

    The folks who got the real filters cut their exposure to PM2.5 dramatically.

    The standard air filter cut PM2.5 exposure by nearly a third, while the HEPA filter slashed it by more than half.

    That led to real changes in blood pressure, with the systolic (“top number”) reading dropping by about 4 points.

    It may not sound like much, but that’s actually pretty good. ACE inhibitors, for example, generally cut that number by around 6 to 9 points.

    That means that ANY air filter can almost match the benefit of drugs in some folks, without you swallowing a single pill or suffering through the side effects.

    You can buy a decent one that will trap the tiniest of particles online or in any big-box retail store.

    Want an even bigger benefit?

    Take a B vitamin complex.

    A study last year found that B vitamins cut the effect of pollution on heart rate by 150 percent and slash the damage caused by PM2.5 on the immune system, boosting both white blood and lymphocyte counts.

    And for even more on beating high blood pressure, crack open this month’s Health Revelations and check out page 3!

  3. Probiotics work – if you know this one essential trick

    Is your probiotic supplement ‘useless?’ There it is, finally: a backlash against probiotics, right on schedule. A slew of new reports now that claims you shouldn’t waste your hard-earned cash on these essential supplements. The normally staid BBC even wrote a headline that went viral, claiming that these good bacteria needed for digestion, mood, immune function, and more are actually...
  4. Astaxanthin can make cells YOUNGER

    REVEALED: The world’s most powerful age-fighting nutrient You know what happens when something SOUNDS too good to be true. It’s usually bunk, right? So, I get the skepticism over astaxanthin, a potent little age-defying, disease-fighting antioxidant. It has just one thing going against it. It sounds too good to be true! Now, new research reveals the truth about astaxanthin –...
  5. Alzheimer’s disease triggered by benzodiazepines

    The SECRET drug crisis… and how it could TRIGGER dementia! Opioids might be getting all of the attention right now, with even the White House creating a commission to investigate the crisis. But there’s another drug epidemic that’s getting ignored, one that could hit your loved ones. And maybe even YOU. New research reveals how an entire generation of older...
  6. Painkillers useless at least a third of the time

    The EMERGENCY secret to pain relief! Doctors have been ordered to CUT the number of patients taking dangerous opioid drugs and STOP giving them out for minor aches and pains. Are they doing it? NOPE! It’s a shame, because there are better ways to beat pain. In a moment, I’ll let you in on a secret that some sharp-eyed emergency-room...
  7. Heart disease linked to metals in food and water

    Chase away this HIDDEN heart-wrecker Heart problems? You? NEVER! Even if you show every sign of good health… and have passed EVERY test with flying colors… you could STILL be a ticking time bomb. Because there’s something hidden in the food you eat, the water you drink, and the air you breathe that could WRECK your heart. It’s the SECRET...
  8. Dementia linked to hearing loss

    The dementia warning sign… in your EARS When it comes down to it, it might not SEEM like that big of a deal. Not when you compare it to heart disease, stroke, cancer, and all of the other “big risks” of aging. But hearing loss IS a big deal, because it can lead to everything from quality-of-life issues (when you...
  9. Mediterranean diet slashes death risk in half

    Cut your DEATH RISK by 50 percent! A prescription to CHEAT DEATH? I know that sounds downright impossible, too crazy to even imagine. Even if such a thing existed, you’d need a pile of money – and good connections – to get your hands on it. It’s not so crazy after all. I’m here today to tell you that there...
  10. Heart attack risk revealed in brow wrinkles

    A heart attack warning sign as plain as the nose on your face Can you diagnose heart risk… with just with a quick glance in the mirror? New research finds a warning sign of heart disease that’s not quite as plain as the nose on your face. It’s about half an inch above it. You’re looking for wrinkles. If you...
  11. Weight loss undermined by toxins in food, cosmetics

    The REAL reason you CAN’T lose weight Sometimes, it can feel like you’re just a MAGNET for excess weight. No matter what you do, you can’t shake those stubborn extra pounds. You might even GAIN a few… even when you’re working hard to LOSE them! How frustrating is that? The reason is simple: Your weight isn’t always about diet and...
  12. Breast cancer treatment ruins lives of elderly

    The TRUE toll of breast cancer treatment for older women It’s every woman’s nightmare -- four words you NEVER want to hear. “You have breast cancer.” For most women, they mark entry into a world of painful surgery and toxic treatments, including sickening meds, chemo, and radiation. But new research exposes the ugly truth about some of those treatments. They...
  13. Statins don’t help healthy seniors

    EXPOSED: The biggest myth about today’s most common drug! Statins for everyone? Not so fast! I’ve never bought the statin myth. Even when these awful drugs “work”… and cut LDL levels as promised… they won’t always cut your RISKS. Now, new research exposes the truth about statins. If you’re a little older and already healthy, they won’t add so much...
  14. Dementia risk doubles after a stroke

    This single moment can DOUBLE your dementia risk Some “experts” still think that much of your dementia risk comes down to plain old dumb luck. Sure, there’s nutrition and lifestyle. Chronic conditions – especially diabetes – can also raise your risk. And there’s a genetic component, of course. But when it comes down to it, they’ll also tell you that...
  15. Diabetes drug linked to deadly form of gangrene

    URGENT: FDA warns of horrifying new diabetes drug side effect It’s the diabetes drug that promises to turn back the clock. But it won’t reverse the disease… or even take you back to a time when it wasn’t quite so bad. There’s an entire class of medication bringing back some of the WORST risks of diabetes -- including terrifying once-common...
  16. Reset heart disease risk with CoQ10 and selenium

    This dynamic duo gives your heart a second chance! Everyone loves a do-over, right? Sometimes, it’s easy -- like when your buddies let you rescue the golf ball after a lousy drive. Other times, not so much. There’s no undoing a traffic accident (or the bills that follow). You’d think your HEALTH would fall into that second category, especially if...
  17. UTIs could be triggered by supermarket chicken germs

    The unexpected cause of UTIs… and how to STOP it! Ladies, you know how it goes. One day, everything is just fine. You feel great! Then, it hits you -- that telltale hint of pain that lets you know another agonizing battle with a urinary tract infection is coming. And this time, the source might surprise you. It’s your chicken...
  18. Control cholesterol with a compound from apples

    The “apple-a-day” secret to PERFECT cholesterol There’s an old cliché about “an apple a day.” You know how it goes. But new research finds more than a little truth in this one. Because a “secret” compound locked inside one very specific – and very rare – kind of apple may do more than just keep the doctor away. It could...
  19. Could probiotics made from infant feces improve gut health?

    Stomach-turning new probiotic is just a gimmick I saved this letter for later in the day because I wanted to catch you AFTER lunch. What I’m trying to say is: I hope you’re not eating when you read this! The latest research on probiotics is out, and this one is so gross that you’re going to lose your appetite. Scientists...
  20. New diet drug won’t kill you as much as others will

    The ugly TRUTH about that new diet drug This is what passes for a big win for Big Pharma these days. Take our new drug… it won’t kill you! I wish I were kidding. Sadly, that’s more or less the latest headline from the world of diet drugs. Sadder still, given how dangerous some of those meds have been, that...

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