#271 Mindfulness vs. Tracking: Can you ever stop tracking?

Mindfulness vs. Tracking: Can you ever stop tracking? We all know what to do.  The problem is doing it.  When it comes to losing weight and exercising daily, can you ever stop tracking?  In this article, I share the reasons behind my recent 10 pound weight gain and discuss mindfulness vs. tracking when it comes to maintaining healthy behaviors. Why I Started Tracking As those of you who have read our bestselling book, The Longevity Plan, know, that when I…

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#270 Will Atrial Fibrillation Kill You?

Will Atrial Fibrillation Kill You? Heart problems are scary, and everyone sooner or later asks will atrial fibrillation kill you?  In this article, I'll teach you what you need to do to add extra years to your life even if you have atrial fibrillation. Jeff's Story "Will atrial fibrillation kill you?" Jeff asked me on the day we met. The interesting thing is that he was only 65 and had just finished a half marathon. Somehow he figured that if…

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#269 The 5 Best Ways to Diagnose Atrial Fibrillation

The 5 Best Ways to Diagnose Atrial Fibrillation Isn't it frustrating when doctors can't seem to figure out what is going wrong?  It can be that way with atrial fibrillation that comes and goes.  Atrial fibrillation never seems to happen in the doctor's office.  In this article, I'll teach you the five very best ways to diagnose atrial fibrillation. Mary's Experience Mary's heart never did its thing in the doctor's office.  For years, she had palpitations and a rapid heart beat.  But it…

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#268 The Top 9 Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms

What Are the Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms? Many people wonder if they might have atrial fibrillation.  Short of doing an EKG, recognizing the symptoms can help you to determine if it is atrial fibrillation or not.  In this article, I'll cover the key atrial fibrillation symptoms to look out for. Bob's Story At 56, Bob thought he was getting old. While he never was the “exercising type,” he always prided himself on being able to do a hard day of work. Bob was a…

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#267 5 Ways to Lose Weight with Pasta

5 Ways to Lose Weight with Pasta Everyone knows pasta causes weight gain.  Would you be surprised to learn that scientific studies show the opposite?  In this article, I cover the latest pasta study and share five ways to lose weight with pasta. The Latest Pasta Study In a study published this week in the prestigious British Medical Journal, researchers from Canada pooled together the results of 32 studies looking at 2,448 people.  And what they found goes against what…

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#266 How to Bulletproof Your Brain

How to Bulletproof Your Brain I want to share a message of hope for those of you with a family history of dementia.  According to a new study, one simple habit can cut your risk of dementia by 90%!  In this article, I will teach you how to bulletproof your brain. The Swedish Dementia Study Researchers from Sweden just published a study that rocked the neurology/dementia world.  After following the people in this study for 44 years, researchers found that…

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#265 Low Carb or Low Fat: Which is Best?

Low Carb or Low Fat: Which is Best? Should you go low carb or low fat for weight loss? I'm guessing you would pick low carbs. However, if I had asked you this same question 20 years ago, the answer would likely have been different.  Would you believe me if I told you that it probably doesn't matter based on a big new study from Stanford University? The Best Low Carb vs. Low Fat Study In this new study, Stanford researchers…

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#264 Does Atrial Fibrillation Make You Tired?

Does atrial fibrillation make you tired? No one wants to feel tired all the time.  Yet, that is what most people suffering from atrial fibrillation endure every day.  While the answer to the question, does atrial fibrillation make you tired is obviously yes, in this article I'll explain why it makes you fatigued and how you can fix this problem. Why does atrial fibrillation cause fatigue? Having spent the last 30 years of my career caring for people with atrial…

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#262 Is Nattokinase the Safest Blood Thinner?

Is Nattokinase the Safest Blood Thinner? Most of my heart patients are scared to death of blood thinners.  No one wants a blood clot, but yet no one wants to bleed to death either. Nattokinase may just be the safest blood thinner you have never heard of.  In this article, I'll teach you everything you need to know about this natural blood thinner. Why I Eat Natto for Breakfast Since my health turn around nearly seven years ago, natto has…

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#261 Does Atrial Fibrillation Get Worse Over Time?

Does Atrial Fibrillation Get Worse Over Time? With the diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, most people want to know does atrial fibrillation get worse over time? While atrial fibrillation is a progressive condition in most people, it doesn't have to be this way.  In this article, I'll teach you what you need to do to stop the disease progression and hopefully make your atrial fibrillation go away. Carrie's Atrial Fibrillation Like 99% of my patients, Carrie wanted to know, does atrial…

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#258 What is Atrial Fibrillation? And What Can You Do To Fix It

Nobody wants a heart problem.  Fortunately, most heart conditions are very fixable.  In this article, I will answer what is atrial fibrillation and point you on the way to fixing this problem. What is Atrial Fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm condition.  When your heart is in atrial fibrillation the upper chambers of the heart are no longer beating and your pulse is usually rapid and irregular.  As a result, you will probably experience symptoms of fatigue,…

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#249 Drugs versus Diet for High Blood Pressure: Which is Best?

Drugs versus Diet for High Blood Pressure: Which is Best? No one wants to take drugs for high blood pressure.  A new study shows that one specific diet may lower blood pressure more than drugs.  In this article, I'm going to deconstruct this new diet for high blood pressure and teach you what you need to do to lower your blood pressure naturally. My Blood Pressure Struggles I know what it is like to have high blood pressure.  At one…

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#248 5 Life Secrets That Centenarians Know

5 Life Secrets That Centenarians Know Do you want to know the secret of a long and happy life?  Ask someone who has lived the longest.  Indeed, centenarians can teach us the five simple life secrets. My 100th Birthday Plans No one in my family has ever made it to 100.  I suspect this is because of the genes that run in our family.  Despite not winning the genetic lottery in life, I am determined to ski on my 100th…

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#247 How to Optimize Your Sodium to Potassium Ratio for Longevity

How to Optimize Your Sodium to Potassium Ratio for Longevity Could the secret to health and longevity come down to the ratio of how much sodium to potassium you eat each day?  In this article, I will teach you how to optimize your sodium to potassium ratio for health and longevity. David's Experience David recently came to see me as a new patient for atrial fibrillation.  Like most patients, he wanted to know how he developed this condition. As we…

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#246 Juicing vs. Smoothies: Which is Best for Your Heart?

Juicing vs. Smoothies: Which is Best for Your Heart? Juicing vs. smoothies, which is best for your heart? This is a question my cardiac patients ask all the time.  In this article, I'll cover the pros and cons of each approach and then share my practical tips on how to do it right. What is Juicing? Juicing uses a fancy machine to strip the fiber from vegetables and fruits.  It pulls out the juice while leaving the fiber, and those…

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#244 The 3 Most Dangerous Over-the-Counter Medications…And How to Get Off Them

The 3 Most Dangerous Over-the-Counter Medications Just because you can buy medicine without a prescription doesn't mean it is safe.  In this article, I share the three most dangerous over-the-counter medications and offer simple solutions to avoid these drugs. As a disclaimer, please don't stop any medications without speaking to your doctor first.  As with everything in life, your doctor can help you weigh the risks versus benefits of any treatment.  It is possible that your doctor has you on…

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#242 Is There a Sugar Cancer Link?

Is There a Sugar Cancer Link? If you follow the news you undoubtedly saw the headlines this past week--sugar causes cancer.  In this article, I discuss the possible sugar cancer link and share my struggles with sugar. The Latest Sugar Cancer Study This past week Belgian researchers published their latest findings on the sugar cancer link.  In a press release, one of the authors of this study, Dr. Johan Thevelein, even went so far as to make the following bold statement…

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#241 The 30 Minute Rule for Longevity

The 30 Minute Rule for Longevity The 30-minute rule for longevity may be the most critical factor in determining who stays young and who gets old.  In this article, I will share with you what the 30-minute rule for longevity is and the latest research backing up this rule. The 30 Minute Rule for Longevity Study Dr. Keith M. Diaz from Columbia University in New York City recently published his findings on the 30-minute rule for longevity after studying 7,985…

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#238 Mercury and Alzheimer’s: Does Eating Fish Increase the Risk?

Mercury and Alzheimer's: Does Eating Fish Increase the Risk? Studies show that eating fish protects the brain.  However, studies also show that mercury increases the risk of dementia.  So does eating fish, even if there is some mercury in it, increase or decrease your risk of Alzheimer's disease?  Be sure to continue reading this article to find out the answer... The Rush University Mercury, Alzheimer's and Fish Study Dr. Martha Clare Morris and colleagues from Rush University have been at…

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#237 Do You Have These Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms? 10 Reasons Why You Need More

Do You Have These Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms? 10 Reasons Why You Need More Studies show that up to 89% of all Americans are magnesium deficient.  In fact, you just may be one of these magnesium deficient people and not even know it. In this podcast, I discuss the common magnesium deficiency symptoms.  I also discuss 10 reasons why you need more magnesium. If you would rather not listen to this podcast to learn more about magnesium deficiency, here is a…

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#236 Can Buying Time Increase Happiness and Longevity?

Can Buying Time Increase Happiness and Longevity? In our fast paced modern life, most of us are in living in a time famine.  As a perceived lack of time leads to stress, anxiety, and insomnia, can buying time increase happiness and longevity?  In this article, I review a new study evaluating whether buying stuff or time increases happiness. My Life As a child, I always looked forward to Christmas.  I loved seeing the present piled high under the Christmas tree.…

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#235 Does Artificial Light Cause Cancer?

Does Artificial Light Cause Cancer? A recent Harvard study reported that artificial light at night increases your risk of cancer by up to 21%.  In this article, I discuss how artificial light at night might cause cancer and what you can do to eliminate this risk. Mary's Experience Mary had no choice but to work the graveyard shift.  She was a nurse and shared childcare duties with her husband. As he worked days and she worked nights, they always had…

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#234 Should You Eliminate Nightshades from Your Diet?

Should You Eliminate Nightshades from Your Diet? The Internet and popular health books would have you believe peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and other nightshades cause inflammation, autoimmune diseases, and gastrointestinal diseases.  As I am often asked about nightshades, this article explores the research behind the misinformation and myths about nightshades.  And when it comes to health books, it is important to remember the following quote from Mark Twain: Be careful about reading health books.  You may die of a misprint. What…

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#233 3 Reasons Why Walnuts May Be the Healthiest Snack

3 Reasons Why Walnuts May Be the Healthiest Snack What you snack on may be the most important health decision you make each day.  In this article, I share the latest scientific findings on walnuts.  Based on the results of this new study, I also discuss three reasons why walnuts may be the healthiest snack. The Snacking Obesity Link We are all wired a bit differently.  Some of us do best with three meals a day while others may need…

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#232 The Best 12 Foods to Reverse Aging with Sulforaphane

Reverse Aging with Sulforaphane Could sulforaphane be the best superfood you have never heard of?  If so, that would make broccoli sprouts the healthiest food on this planet.  In this article, I'll share the science behind why sulforaphane may be the best way to reverse and prevent almost every medical condition.  I'll also reveal the best 12 foods to reverse aging with sulforaphane. What is Sulforaphane? Sulforaphane is a sulfur-containing food molecule that reverses aging, stops inflammation, kills cancer, protects…

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