Archive for January, 2007

4 New Ways to Avoid America’s Number 1 Killer

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

By Shane Ellison, M.Sc.
One minute you are enjoying a stroll in the park and the next you feel as if an elephant just stepped on you. Clutching your chest and violently gasping for air, you suffer the common eventual outcome of heart disease: the dreaded heart attack. This year alone, this silent killer will catch up to over a million Americans. (more…)

A more in-depth explanation of body fat

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

This info about bodyfat comes from the ACSM text, (American College of Sports Medicine), Resource Manual for Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, considered the gold standard when referrring to Physiological testing protocol. I last read the text in 1995, so it was a good review. (more…)

Eat Your Onions and Garlic

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Study Suggests Potent Vegetables Decrease Cancer Risks
by Rick Hall, MS, RD
Could an onion lower your risk for cancer?
Phytonutrients found in vegetables from the allium family may decrease prostate cancer risks by as much as 50 percent, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (more…)

Nutrients Found in Pears and Apples Reduce Asthma Risks

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Research Links Fruit to Lung Health

Australian researchers studying the relationship between diet and asthma have reported that eating apples and pears provide protection against the growing health risk.
Asthma is a serious and growing U.S. health threat. The American Lung Association reports that, in 2000, nearly 5,000 Americans died from asthma, or nearly two of every 100,000 Americans. Asthma is a major children’s health issue, as children aged 5-17 are most likely to be diagnosed with asthma than persons 18 or older. (more…)