In a study of 101,764 men reported in the Medical Journal of Australia, guys who maintained an active lifestyle, drank moderately, didn’t smoke, and had a healthy weight were at the least risk for erectile dysfunction. Obese men were 50% more likely and heavy smokers 86% more likely to have ED.
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise reports that both high-intensity interval training (HIIT) – short bursts of all-out effort – and weight training improved insulin sensitivity while also reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The Academy of Dentistry found that 1/3 oz of cheese can shield teeth from acid erosion by raising pH levels for 30 minutes after eating. So next time you have wine, do your teeth a favor and have some cheese too.
A 12-years study from the European Society of Cardiology reports that adults from the ages of 20-65 who ate well, exercised, didn’t smoke, and drank in moderation were 57% less prone to cardiovascular disease and 67% lower chance of dying from heart problems than those who didn’t follow those four practices. Also, those who followed the four habits and got seven hours of sleep, those numbers rose to 65% and 83% respectively.
A study published in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health reports, after 20 minutes of hatha yoga, subjects reaction times and cognitive skills improved significantly. “Yoga helps you focus by keeping distracting thoughts away,” says study author.
Vanadium, found in fats, oils, meats, nuts, fish and supplement form can be used to stimulate glucose metabolism and to increase insulin sensitivity improving metabolic syndrome and pre-diabetes conditions. Consider increasing vanadium-containing foods to increase insulin sensitivity, if needed.
Anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax decrease melatonin, causing insomnia, increased cancer risk, and increased risk of free radical damage. Consider natural B Vitamins, exercise, and Inositol to manage anxiety naturally before resorting to anti-anxiety drugs.
Antibiotic exposure through prescriptions, meat consumption, and through soap wipes out the good bacteria in the gut, decreasing the ability to absorb nutrients, and drastically reducing the body’s production of B Vitamins and Vitamin K for bone construction. Consider consuming fruits and vegetables (prebiotics), probiotics, and fermented foods to counterbalance antibiotic exposure.
A 1988 Surgeon General Report stated that two-thirds of all deaths in the United States could be associated with imbalances in diet and nutrition. Consider taking control of your diet, eating more natural, organic, raw, fruits and vegetables to beat the odds.
Consider increasing your consumption of healthy grains such as amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgar, millet, oats, quinoa, rice, rye, triticale, wheat, and wild rice. These healthy grains are nutrient-dense and provide vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Try a new one every week to determine your favorite!
*Consult physician before trying a new supplement, food or diet. Especially if you’re on any medications.