With over 13 million prescriptions written every month, statin drugs, a class of drug used to lower blood cholesterol levels, are the most prescribed drug in the US. Physicians write prescriptions under the misconception that whatever downside statins may have, it is better than having a heart attack. Is this true? Do statin drugs actually prevent the disease they are prescribed for? ChicagoHealers.com Practitioner Dr. Tom Bayne, D.C. offers the truth about statins and the domino effect these … [Read more...] about Truth About Statin Drugs
Wow seems to make sense. If you do not exercise and if you sit all day long you are going to die earlier than those that move and exercise. But did I just make that up or is there a basis to that assumption? There were two studies that came out in the last couple days that seem to be very interesting in that they confirm in one way something we already knew, but in another surprised me as well as I bet a lot of others. Giant European Study on Exercise and Health First the expected. … [Read more...] about Lack of Exercise and Sitting Will Kill You
I am always on the lookout as to what makes some people really standout in sport and what those differences are that we can incorporate into our lives, once i read an article about golf-lovers, be sure to gift them something special - Pineclub Golf lists the 12 best golf gifts that will never go wrong, and i learned about Britanny. Today I found a great short video where Britanny Lang shows us what she does to physically prepare for her pro golf events. Brittany Lang is a pro golfer in her … [Read more...] about Brittany Lang – Pro Golfer Workout Regimen
Exercise for Alzheimers makes sense to me and there is a study showing it. This is something I just intuitively have known for a long time but exercise is a great way to increase your mental faculties and slow or stop the oncome of Alzheimer Disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and it is now the seventh leading cause of death. No cure for Alzheimer’s exists right now. Exercise for Alzheimers Regular exercise, however, … [Read more...] about Exercise for Alzheimers – Reduces Risk
Years back I was a big Val Kilmer fan. Hard not to be, he was a great villain in Top Gun, great as Jim Morrison in The Doors movie, and even Thunderheart. But those movies were in the late 80s and early 90s so of course the young Val Kilmer has ahd a chance to grow up, get older and change for the better or worse. The New Older Val Kilmer Now, believe it or not Val Kilmer is 54 years old and has starred in over 90 movies. Quite the career for sure with more movies in the pipeline. The … [Read more...] about Val Kilmer and His Recent Weight Loss
Cool new 8 week meditation study came out today. I have mentioned before that I have meditated a fair amount in the past. Nothing like Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, but enough to know the affect that it can have. Meditation is great. Anyway one of the big things that meditation does is still the mind so that you are much better able to keep your concentration as well as creativity. Studies tend to be inconclusive on the physical effect to your brain from meditation but a new report seems to … [Read more...] about Meditation in 8 Weeks Can Create Huge Change
I heard this story on the news this morning and it makes a bit of sense to me, even if I am not a rat. High Fructose Corn Syrup is pretty bad for you anyway and this study seems to show that. A new UCLA rat study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning -- and how omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption. The peer-reviewed Journal of Physiology publishes the findings in its May 15 edition. "Our findings illustrate that … [Read more...] about High Fructose Corn Syrup Makes You Dumb?
Last week one study said that Omega 3 vitamin benefits were overstated. Today another university study says that Omega benefits outweigh mercury concerns. Confusing? I agree. Lets look at studies but always do what long term we know that is right. Eat good healthy food. A team of researchers has conducted a study which found that the health benefits of fish outweigh the negative impacts when consumers choose wisely. The joint study out of Sweden and Finland aimed to create a … [Read more...] about Omega 3 Benefits outweigh Mercury Concerns
For many years now people have had Lasik Surgery Fears. Back early in the industry in the 80s there were problems. You have probably seen the news stories over the last few years about the FDA and Lasik eye surgery. As a lifelong contact lens and glasses wearer I thought that it would be important to look at why this is important and what you should think about when considering any corrective eye surgery. Many People Do Have Lasik Surgery Fears First of all the FDA does have a site … [Read more...] about Lasik Surgery Fears
Arginine is an amino acid that is one of the building blocks of protein. For many years now lifters and young bodybuilders have been supplementing with Arginine as it has a lot going for it and can be harder to get in your diet. A new piece of reserach seems to show that it would also be helpful for older people in cardio type training running or cycling. Arginine for Cycling Taking arginine supplements can improve the cycling ability of over-50s. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's … [Read more...] about Using Arginine for endurance in Older Folks
Have you noticed the Drew Carey weight loss? It is a fantastic story of how Drew Carey lost nearly 80 pounds and it really shows as you can see in the picture here. In an interview with CBS morning show about the Drew Carey weight loss and his new diet full of fresh fruit and veggies he said "Nobody wants to do it because they think, 'Oh, I could never give up whatever.' But you know, you're stressing your body out. I think better. I work better. I have more energy. I can get more done. … [Read more...] about Drew Carey Weight Loss
I have to admit I have not read Alicia Silverstones new book "The Kind Mama" but it seems that a lot of the kind mama advice is creating quite the shitstorm. The first I had heard about this new book was last week on the news when the fact that she said that perhaps vaccinations were not a good idea, there is no proof but there is anecdotal evidence that vaccinations can lead to babies that are not quite the same ever again. Get Medical Advice from Doctors The fact is that we are getting … [Read more...] about Alicia Silverstone – Doctor or Celebrity
The very capable guys and gals at the Mayo Clinic have an article today about Bisphenol A (also known as BPA which is the stuff some water bottles and cans contain) health risks. This is something very new to most of us but it involves plastic containers that we store food in. An important article in the Sept. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association discusses the health effects of the chemical Bisphenol A (or BPA ) . What is this compound and what are its effects? What … [Read more...] about BPA health risks
We have all believed that aspirin use will lower the risk of heart attack, mostly because it thins the blood. The problem I have always foudn though is that too much aspirin will stop the blood from clotting quickly and this in itself almost led to a quick trip to the hospital for my wife last year. This new study below though seems to show that it is not so obvious as to weather Aspirin really helps to prevent heart attacks but in itself it is a good read with lots of findings Long-term, … [Read more...] about Does Aspirin Really Lower Heart Attack Risk?
My wife turned me onto this story today about the Lululemon founder apparently coming up with crap about who should or more importantly shouldn't wear Lululemon Yoga Pants. Dennis “Chip” Wilson, the owner of Lululemon told a Bloomberg Television reporter that “some women’s bodies just actually don’t work” in the pants, reiterating that “they don’t work for some women’s bodies.” He went on to explain that “it’s about the rubbing through the thighs and how much pressure is there” and how … [Read more...] about Do Lululemon Pants Fit Everyone?