The Pros and Cons of the Paleo Diet

The paleo diet is an awesome diet that has thousands of fans all over the world. Books on this subject have become bestsellers. People have lost weight, reduced allergies, gained control of their health issues like diabetes, cholesterol, etc. and much more with the paleo diet. In fact, it is considered one of the best diets around. However, no diet is perfect and the paleo diet is no different. It has its pros and cons which this article will discuss. You will have to decide for yourself if the pros outweigh the cons. Thousands of people decided that it did and adopted this diet. First, you will need to understand the paleo diet. It is a diet that is more …

C-Reactive Protein, the New Testing Standard

Word Count: 399 Summary: The latest factor to determine your risk of a heart attack is the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test. A simple blood test can check your CRP level. A reading of 3.0 or higher triples your risk for a heart attack. When chronic inflammation is present, the CRP levels increase. There is now evidence that chronic low-grade inflammation causes atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Keywords: C-Reactive Protein heart attack stroke inflammation CRP Article Body: The latest factor to determine your risk of a heart attack is the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test. CRP is a molecule produced by the liver in response to an inflammatory response. A simple blood test can check your CRP level. A reading of …

Combatting Atherosclerosis With Good Nutrition

Word Count: 996 Summary: Atherosclerosis occurs when cholesterol, fat, and other substances in your blood build up in the walls of your arteries. The process can begin when you’re a child, but it may not become a problem until you’re in your 50s or 60s. As this muck gathers in your arteries, it forms plaque. Plaque can clog or completely block arteries, cutting off blood flow to your heart or brain. That’s when you have a heart attack or stroke. Keywords: Atherosclerosis,nutrition,arteries,blood,cholesterol,fiber Article Body: Imagine hundreds of cars zooming down an eight-lane highway. One lane disappears, and then another, until the same cars crawl bumper-to-bumper along a one-lane country road. That’s sort of what happens when you have atherosclerosis. Your …

Let Go of Your Poisons

Word Count: 1223 Summary: Let Go of Your Poisons A Special Excerpt from The 21-Day Ultimate Energy Plan By Stephen Adele, Editor-in-Chief Keywords: muscle building, fat burning, fitness and weight training Article Body: It’s never become more apparent than in the 21st century that the earth is saturated with poisons. It’s nearly impossible to avoid them, despite our best attempts. The media, coupled with the “all-knowing experts,” advise us to steer clear of pesticides, household cleaners, processed foods, food additives, preservatives, and gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles. If it were up to them, we would all be living in the mountains of Montana, growing our own food, drinking aquifer-supplied water, and driving a hybrid car (or riding a horse). While this …

Liver Foods That Make Your Liver Stronger and Useful

Word Count: 492 Summary: Do you know what foods support your liver and make you liver stronger? Read on and discover if your diet is supporting and creating a strong liver that will benefit you the rest of your life. Keywords: Liver, oils Article Body: Most people don’t think about what foods are good for keeping their liver strong. But, if you have been discovering and using a diet that is good for your overall health, then, most likely you are helping your liver. So here again is a list of healthy eating that will result in a strong useful liver. Oils – use mostly olive oil for your food preparation. This oil can be heated to a relative medium …