Black Tea Contributes to Weight Loss

Natural health enthusiasts for years have hailed the benefits of drinking an assortment of teas for weight loss but now scientific research not only supports that claim, it explains exactly how that can happen. A study [1] published in the European Journal of Nutrition has discovered that both black and green tea influenced the ratio [. . . more]

Reducing Sugar in Your Diet Has Many Benefits

Concern about carbohydrate intake, and sugars in particular, has skyrocketed in the last decade. We’re all aware of the connection with type 2 diabetes, but sugar can have ties to other serious conditions such as hypertension and fatty liver disease, too. Sugar Affects Blood Pressure It’s been suspected for some time that dietary sugar and [. . . more]

Sunlight Can Shrink Fat Cells

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Alberta shows that sunlight can shrink fat cells that lie just below the skin. The findings of the study were published in the journal Scientific Reports in November and reveal that the lipid droplets found in subcutaneous fat cells become smaller and are released from [. . . more]

Breast Cancer: Body Fat, Not Weight, Poses Greater Risk

A new study shows that postmenopausal women with higher levels of body fat have an increased risk of developing invasive breast cancer, even if they are within a normal BMI range. The study, presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Special Conference in January 2018, is the first to look at the correlation between [. . . more]

Chlorella Effective for Cardiovascular Health

Many people tout the health benefits of “green” drinks and smoothies that look more like a Halloween or St. Patrick’s Day concoction. But what exactly are in these? Read the labels when buying to be sure but if one of the ingredients is Chlorella then you’ll know it is good for you. Why? Chlorella is [. . . more]

Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Dementia

According to recent research, having a higher BMI (Body Mass Index) may increase the risk of developing dementia later in life. The study, published in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Journal in November 2017, analyzed data from 1,349,857 dementia-free adults living in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Sweden and Finland and determined that those with [. . . more]

Obesity Adversely Affects the Spine

According to the US CDC over 70.7% of adults in the USA are overweight, and 37.9% of those are considered obese. In Canada, about ¼ of adults are obese and on both sides of the border childhood obesity has steadily increased since the 1980’s. Now, research published at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) [. . . more]