As of March 2012, one in three adults over the age of 40 has high cholesterolÂ the CDC claims. The American Heart Association says 102 million Americans age 20 + have elevated cholesterol levels. And more than 15 million Americans are on Statin drugs. But, there’s also a good chunk of people suffering the nasty side-effects.Â […]
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The Dirty Dozen Plus Two
You’ve probably heard of the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Dirty Dozenâ¢ and Clean 15â¢ guideÂ for buying produce. The Dirty Dozen are fruits and vegetables that have the highest amount of pesticide residues.Â The clean 15 are those fruits and veggies that have the lowest amount of pesticides. (In case you are unsure, farmers use chemical pesticides […]
Is Vaccination Really Necessary?
Should I Vaccinate My Kids? This has been a mind-boggling question of mine since I recently started hearing stories of babies having adverse reactions from vaccines. I’m the mama of two sweet boys, Max and Milo. Max is 2 and has been vaccinated and Milo is about 10 months and has also had all of […]
How Can I Get Healthy in 2012?
Are you feeling your best? Do you suffer from chronic aches or pain, depression, chronic fatigue, or digestive problems? Â Are you overweight, have trouble sleeping or gettingÂ motivated on a daily basis? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions or you’re just looking to start the New Year off Â on a healthy note – […]
Does Diabetes affect Nutrition, or does Nutrition affect Diabetes?
According to the CDC, in 2003â2006, 25.9% of U.S. adults aged 20 years or older had IFG (impaired fasting glucose) (35.4% of adults aged 60 years or older). Applying this percentage to the entire U.S. population in 2007 yields an estimated 57 million American adults aged 20 years or older with IFG, suggesting that at […]