Join the Fight for GMO Labeling
Today we all worry about what's in the foods we eat. That's why you find yourself reading labels at the grocery store. You want to know exactly how much salt, sugar and saturated fats are in those foods. You want to know if they contain MSG, high fructose corn syrups, trans fats or nitrates. A lot of the words on these labels are hard to pronounce, like butylated hydroxyanisole. They don't mean anything to you, but they sound scary, don't they? You instinctively know when an ingredient requires a long, scientific name - it probably isn't good for you. However, there are three simple letters that are very easy to understand. Yet Big Agra and the Grocery Manufacturer's Assocation (GMA) are fighting tooth and nail to prevent them from showing up on food labels. What are the three letters?
Fight Back Against the GMOs
What if I told you that you probably eat produce and packaged products derived from their genetically altered and pesticide laden seed crops every day? Without any disclosure whatsoever! This is a big problem here in the U.S. For some reason, we want to believe the big food giants have our backs. But here’s the truth…you don't know them. They balk at telling you what’s in their products. And when you and I demand transparency, Monsanto, other GMO seed companies and the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) all team together to spend millions of dollars toward keeping us in the dark.
This is Your Brain on Telomeres
If you plan on living a long and healthy life - and if you treat your body like you expect to become a lively and vivacious senior citizen - you can keep both your health and your memory intact well into old age. I've discussed how telomeres play a key role in your long term health. Although the relation between telomeres and brain health is somewhat controversial, there's no denying that the same things that support longer telomeres are also associated with better cognitive function and a much lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
How Telomeres Affect Mental Decline
Late last year an ingenious doctor by the name of Dale Bredesen released a case-study that shocked the medical community. He outlined - case by case- the phenomenal results he's had in treating Alzheimer's patients. Without drugs. Without psychiatric care. And without any negative side effects. How did he do it? With good, old-fashioned functional medicine, just like the kind I practice right here at my own clinic. In fact, many of his methods mirror my own. So you can imagine how pleased I am to see a like-minded physician helping people rediscover their mental facilities instead of doping them up so they can "painlessly" fade into oblivion. He calls his program the MEND protocol.
Solving the Cholesterol Hoax
In February, an advisory panel came up with recommendations for the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. And guess what they had to say about cholesterol? The panel said that "evidence shows no appreciable relationship between consumption of dietary cholesterol and serum cholesterol." Their conclusion: Cholesterol is "not a nutrient of concern." If you've been religiously avoiding foods that contain cholesterol, this may come as a surprise to you. However, it is true. Most of the cholesterol circulating through your bloodstream is manufactured by your liver. Only a small portion comes from the foods you eat.