Volume 5 Issue 3

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Broccoli Sprouts as Powerful Antioxidants

It may well be true that if we had listened better to what our grandparents and parents taught us about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables, we would be living healthier and perhaps longer lives. Research is beginning to show us that aging, and the diseases that accompany that process, may well be the result of the decreasing ability of our bodies to deal with oxidative stress. There is also substantial evidence showing that eating adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables de-creases our chances of developing can-cer, high blood pres-sure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A complex network of

Calorie Restriction and benaGene™: The Key to Longevity?

Key Terms Calorie Restriction (CR) A dietary regimen that reduces the caloric intake of an individual without resulting in malnutrition or a reduction in the intake of essential nutrients. NAD+/NADH Ratio A high NAD+/NADH ratio increases the stimulation of a variety of genes in the mitochondria and is associated with high energy production. CR and benaGene™ both increase the NAD+/ NADH ratio. What is Calorie Restriction? Increasing longevity (or life span) is often considered  nothing  more  than  the  goal  of fictional mad scientists and sorcerers. However, caloric restriction (CR) has been extensively studied over the last 70 years, with numerous

Confused About Cholesterol?

We Are Here to Help Cholesterol, an animal sterol, is a waxy substance found in every cell in our body.  Cholesterol is  used  as  a  base for the production of steroid hormones, bile salts, and vitamin D, as well as maintaining cell membrane fluidity. Without cholester- ol we would not be able to properly digest foods, our cell structure would not be able to withstand any changes in temperature, and a significant number of important hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, could  not be produced. Cholesterol is produced in the liver, from the molecule acetyl-coenzyme-A. A key step in the

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes: Burning Less Fat Might Help… No, Really!

Simply put… Despite the clinical focus on increasing fatty acid oxidation to clear surplus fat stores in obese and diabetic individuals, new research suggests that increasing fatty acid metabolism does more harm than good. This article provides insight into the complex balance of glucose and fatty acid metabolism, and why blocking fatty acid metabolism may be a more appropriate therapeutic option for obese and type 2 diabetic patients. The link between obesity and diabetes is unquestionable, so the global rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) rates is no surprise. A 2014 report from Statistics Canada suggests that more