‘Superfuel’ – Your Definitive Guide to Dietary Fats

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Joseph Mercola The book, “Superfuel: Ketogenic Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Great Health,” delves into the science of dietary fats, providing specifics on how to discriminate between healthy and harmful ones The inner membrane of your mitochondria contains a component called cardiolipin, which needs to be saturated in the […]

Linoleic Acid: A Toxin Lurking in You

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Joseph Mercola Fats are the primary building block of your cell membranes. This is one of the reasons why eating the right types of fat is so important for your health and longevity While most nutritional experts blame the epidemic of chronic disease on the increase in sugar consumption, the role of sugar is relatively […]

The Link between Food and Mental Health

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Rebecca A. Clay Can nutrition affect your mental health? A growing research literature suggests the answer could be yes. Western-style dietary habits, in particular, come under special scrutiny in much of this research. … And small dietary changes can make a big difference.  … Such studies are part of the growing evidence base within nutritional […]

Getting Your Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Right is Essential

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Joseph Mercola While omega-3s have an anti-inflammatory effect, the omega-6 found in seed oils tend to be proinflammatory. Maintaining a healthy 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is important, as chronic low-grade inflammation is a hallmark of most chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Omega-3 fats are essential polyunsaturated fats your body needs […]

Aches, Pains and Diet

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Vesanto Melina Stiffness, arthritis, and aching joints: what have these to do with diet? The causes of various forms of arthritis are complex and sometimes little understood. Yet recent research indicates that foods can significantly affect arthritic symptoms for certain people.

The Brain Needs Animal Fat

Georgia Ede Fat is not just for insulation and energy storage; it’s also for nutrient absorption, cell signaling, and other critical processes. DHA is a fatty acid that humans can’t function without, but the fewer animal foods a person eats, the lower their DHA levels tend to be. The easiest way to obtain DHA is […]

Top Five Habits for a Healthier Life

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Joseph Mercola Even small changes add up to meaningful health improvements over time, especiallywhen you know where to focus your energy Eliminating vegetable/seed oils from your diet and getting more sun exposure top my listof healthy habits Embracing time restricted eating, which means limiting your eating window to six to eighthours per day, is also […]

Top 9 Nutrients for Better Brain Health

Joseph Mercola Nine nutrients that are vital for brain health and cognition are the marine-based omega-3 fats DHA and EPA, choline, phosphatidylserine, acetyl-L-carnitine, vitamins D and B12, MCT oil and probiotics. … It’s important to realize that dementia is a lifestyle-predicated disease, and there are many strategies that will help prevent this kind of neurodegeneration. […]