Category: Diet and Lifestyle

Problems in the digestive system

Many natural health practitioners believe that problems in the digestive system are the beginning of many other health problems like asthma, allergies, arthritis, and even autoimmune disease. Whether or not you believe that, the digestive is still very important. It is a 25 foot tube that begins in the mouth and ends at the anus. Read More …

BASIC DIET

When we try to restore your health with nutrition and other natural therapies, we are working with body’s biochemistry. The most basic, and sometimes most effective therapy is your diet. Many people don’t make the connection between their day-to-day habits and the symptoms that they suffer with. The problem with the American Diet If you Read More …

Zinc deficiency is common

Researchers have found that supplementation with vitamin A, iron and zinc helps the immune systems of children in developing countries. Little attention has been paid to the body’s zinc requirement because it is difficult to measure zinc levels in the blood. . According to the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), the immune system of Read More …

Working in Rotating Shifts May Increase Prostate Cancer Risk

Research appearing in the September, 2006 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology links working rotating shifts to an increased incidence of prostate cancer. People who work rotating shifts have been known to have increased risk in some cancers, like breast cancer and colon cancer. This study looked at over 14,000 Japanese workers in the Read More …

Whole Grains and Heart Failure

An article appearing in the Archives of Internal Medicine (Vol. 167, Number 19) covered results from the Physican’s Health Study I. It followed over 21,000 men for nearly 20 years, looking at both their eating habits and health. Over the course of the study, the researchers found 1018 cases of heart failure. After adjusting for Read More …

Wellness Care Vs Sickness Care

What we call health care in America is in reality “sickness care”. In other words, you ignore your health; you get sick; you go to the doctor to get better. The doctor takes care of your sickness. Treatments are designed to manage symptoms. Patients are given anti-inflammatory drugs for pain, antibiotics for infections, cholesterol lowering Read More …

Weight Loss Information

Weight Loss Information This section of WholeHealthAmerica.com features information about weight loss and diabetes. There are articles from medical journals, links, podcasts and books. Fifty Ways to Lose Your Blubber is a full-length book presented in a PDF format. You can print it, but not electronically reproduce it. Find it on the lower left part Read More …

Weight loss from low carbohydrate Atkin’s type diet

According to a scientist who reviewed 60 diet studies, clinical trials of low-carbohydrate diets enable people to lose weight faster in the first six months of dieting compared to low-fat and reduced calorie diets. In twelve months the weight loss is no different. This conclusion was drawn by Professor Arne Astrup of RVAUniversity in Copenhagen, Read More …

Vitamin A may protect the skin from sun

The April, 1999 issue of Nature contains an article about researchers at the University of Michigan, who have found that ultraviolet radiation from the sun blocks skin cells’ ability to recognize and respond to retinoic acid (skin cells make retinoicacid from retinal—a form of vitamin A). In essence, ultraviolet radiation causes a functional vitamin A Read More …

U.S. Life Span Will be Lower in the Future

According to a report appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine (Volume 352:1135-1137, Number 11, March 17, 2005), longevity in the United States will fall in the coming years because of the epidemic of obesity. According to one of the authors, S. Jay Olshansky, a longevity researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Read More …