86 Year-old Billionaire’s Recipe for Longevity

David Murdock has spent millions of his fortune to discover which foods are the most nutrient dense and healthiest on the planet.  He practices what he preaches: at 86, Murdock enjoys excellent health and expects to live a lot longer. Find out what is his recipe for longevity. (See chart below.) FORBES ESTIMATES David H. […]

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Dr. Weil on Larry King: What to Do about the Swine Flu

[9/11/09 Update: Just found this Q&A with Dr. Weil that gets into worthwhile details about how to avoid the flu, supplements for kids, how to evaluate if you should inoculate and more.] ONE OF my favorite health advisors was on Larry King last night.  As usual, Dr. Andrew Weil, was spot on with his comments […]

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Obama’s Health Care Speech to Congress: “It’s Our Moral Imperative”

Read a quick summary and watch the speech. ABOUT AN hour ago, President Obama finished his health care speech before Congress where he announced a health plan proposal that would meet three basic goals: “It will provide more security and stability to those who have health insurance. It will provide insurance to those who don’t. […]

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Confused About Health Care Reform?… Read This Napkin

(Thanks to Dan Roam and C. Anthony Jones, MD, it’s really simple.) IT MAY seems simplistic, but Roam and Jones really hit the issues square-on and adeptly explain the basics of what’s going on right now with health care reform. There’s no one who isn’t at least a bit confused by this, so shake off […]

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Where Does Your State Rank In Medicare Spending?

Is It Fair To Compare?   THIS MAP indicates what each State spends on Medicare. Once the map pops up, you’ll note that the lightest color shows spending up to $7,000 per Medicare beneficiary, and the darkest shows spending over $9,000. Nationally, according to the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, Medicare spent an average of […]

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Sick Around the World… How Does America Compare? (Watch Frontline Video)

What the US can learn from other nations about how to run health care. GIVEN THE intent of President Obama and (most) Democrats in Congress to revamp America’s health care system, this is a good time to compare the U.S. system to the health care offered by other advanced nations to their citizens.

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Debunking Health Care Mythmaking with Healthcare Journalist J.R. Reid

MYTHS ARE an intriguing subject.  Some are born of some long-ago purported truth that over time gets embellished as each subsequent truth-bearer who, by dint of philosophy, group affiliation or financial incentive, is compelled to thrust the Righteous Truth Banner higher and higher for all to see the resplendent truth mythologized.

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Eating Fat is Good… Maybe…Could Be… Sometimes

(It Really Depends… and You Need To Get It Right!) Certain fats are critical for health. Aim for fat consumption of Omega-3 and Monosatuated Fatty Acids in the range of 20 to 25% of your daily caloric intake; ideally, as little as possible from Saturated and Trans Fat sources.  Read on for specifics.

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How Sugary Is Your Blood?

Keep The Glucose Spikes Outta Your Blood I GUESS it could be said (cause I’m about to say it) that a good diet is one that accounts for blood sugar (aka “glucose”) control. Controlling blood sugar via your diet necessitates understanding how the carbohydrates you eat effect your blood sugar. Enter the Glycemic Index (“GI”).

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Urinary and Kidney Health… Don’t Get Stoned!

You pay a painful price for a poor diet should it impact your kidneys by causing kidney stones. (Watch videos below) LIKE WITH the liver, the key to kidney health — beyond a good diet (extremely important) and exercise — are supplements that cleanse, restore and maintain.  Toxins need to be flushed out.  Heavy metals […]

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