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You’re Probably Not Getting Enough of This Critical Nutrient…

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I’m often asked by magazines to compile lists of the most important supplements to take on a regular basis. One supplement that always makes the cut—no matter what—is magnesium, and here’s why. First of all, magnesium deficiency can affect virtually every single organ system in the body. It’s involved in more than 300 enzyme reactions […]

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Busting Myths About Calories + Cholesterol

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Two of my favorite myths to bust are… The myth that cholesterol causes heart disease. The myth that all calories are the same. Earlier in the year I was interviewed by Jonathan Bailor and here are the myths we busted together… The Great Cholesterol Myth The four major promoters of heart disease (none of them […]

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Video: The Great Cholesterol Myth

There’s Much More Where This Came From Get all the nitty gritty details in my book The Great Cholesterol Myth » The Supplements Mentioned in this Video Omega-3s » Magnesium » CoQ10 » Citrus bergamont » D-ribose » Curcumin » Resvertarol » Vitamin D » Vitamin C » Tweet

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Infographic: Heart-Healthy Moving Advice

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Infographic design and illustration by Kena Ravel for MyMove Tweet

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Even Your Fat Cells Need Sleep

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Even Your Fat Cells Need Sleep, According to New Research (courtesy of the National Sleep Foundation) In a study that challenges the long-held notion that the primary function of sleep is to give rest to the brain, researchers have found that not getting enough shut-eye has a harmful impact on fat cells, reducing by 30 […]

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4 Things That Will Kill You Way Before Cholesterol

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I’m going to tell you a secret– something that the smartest, most cutting edge health professionals all know and have been talking about amongst themselves for a very long time. This information isn’t widely known or accepted yet, but it will be—at which point we will all be shaking our heads looking back on this […]

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Skipping Sleep Can Lead to Diabetes

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A study in the journal Science Translational Medicine found that not getting enough sleep, or getting poor-quality sleep, can make you fat and eventually lead to diabetes. Unlike past epidemiological studies, this one looked at people sequestered in a lab over a six-week period. Doing this allowed researchers to mimic third-shift work, jet lag, and […]

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Burn More Fat? Spend More Time in Bed!

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A study in the journal Sleep found that getting adequate sleep could help you overcome a genetic predisposition towards being overweight. The study looked at 1,088 pairs of twins. Researchers learned those who slept less than seven hours a night had a higher body mass index (BMI), one measure of being overweight or obese. What’s […]

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JJ Virgin’s Top 5 New Year Tips

I’m really happy to be able to share with you these five smart ideas from my long-time friend and colleague,  acclaimed fitness guru JJ Virgin. JJ is theauthor of “Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy“, the co-star of the TLC reality series Freaky Eaters, and a contributor to the Huffington Post. – Dr. Jonny 5 […]

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This Diet May Reduce Sleep Apnea By 25%

(European Respiratory Journal)— Eating a Mediterranean diet combined with physical activity can help to improve some of the symptoms of sleep apnea, according to new research. The study, which is published online in the European Respiratory Journal, looked at the impact a Mediterranean diet can have on obese people with sleep apnea, compared to those […]

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Melatonin: So Much More Than A Sleep Aid

Here’s a riddle for you: Why do blind women get breast cancer at about half the rate that sighted women do? We think it has to do with two things: light, and a hormone called melatonin. Most people who have heard of melatonin know it as a supplement that can help with sleep (which it […]

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It’s Not Aging- It’s the Potato Chips!

According to a new study that examined data from three of the largest and most comprehensive studies of diet, extra servings of foods like potato chips, French fries, sugar-sweetened drinks (sodas, juices), bread and low-fiber cereals are the major contributors to much of the weight gain experienced by adults as we age. Others include decreased […]

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