Welcome to 30 Days of Superfoods, Prevention’s 30-day challenge to incorporate more healthy fuel into your diet all November long. Superfoods have myriad benefits, from boosting your immune system and fortifying your body to warding off disease and even managing menopause. Here’s what, why, and how to incorporate cabbage into your diet—starting today! Raw, fermented, or cooked, cabbage is a top bodyguard when defending against cancer. That’s because it contains glucosinolates, which "change the way certain compounds are metabolized [in the body] so they’re less likely to cause cancer," says Daniel Gallaher, a food science and nutrition professor and researcher at the University of Minnesota.Also packed with fiber, vitamin C, and cancer-fighting phytonutrients including beta-carotene and sulforaphane, cabbage can vary in color from pale green to deep purple; varieties range from leafy, romaine-like Napa and bok choy to dense, cannonball-style picks.(Stop … [Read more...] about 30 Days Of Superfoods: Cabbage To Fight Cancer
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Like a lot of knuckleheaded but ultimately life-affirming decisions I have made in my life, I decided to enter a doughnut-eating bicycle race with too little information and far too much certainty. I owned a bicycle. I had nothing against doughnuts. What could go wrong?"You could die," my good friend Jack pointed out. "Or you could puke. Or you could have a really embarrassing heart attack. Or you could eat so many doughnuts that the rest of the riders turn on…""Okay," I said, "I get the point.""Plus," Jack said, "do you really think it's a good idea to be entering a race in your physical condition?"Jack was annoying, and so relentlessly grumpy that many of his friends called him the "Angry Voiceover Artist" (that is his profession), but he had a point. I am what jeans manufacturers used to call "husky," possessed of what tubs on Internet-dating sites refer to with patent dishonesty and touching self-delusion as an "athletic build," or a physique my mother always assured me … [Read more...] about At the Donut Derby, It’s Not About the Hole
THE COSMIC TALE of the White Dragon Horse neither begins nor really ends when, after arriving in San Francisco at the conclusion of a 3,400-mile bike ride across America that was part bildungsroman, part research project, and part spiritual journey, Zilong Wang parks the bicycle he calls the White Dragon Horse—a Surly Long Haul Trucker—outside a Mexican grocery in the Mission District and goes inside to buy an orange. But this is, perhaps, the pivotal moment of the Cosmic Tale, or at least the most outrageous, so we'll start there."It was a warm day," Zilong says, "and an orange seemed like just the thing." It would be only a three-minute errand, so he didn't worry about the White Dragon Horse. He hadn't worried about it in Chicago or Salt Lake City or Omaha or in any of the scores of small towns and farm hamlets where he'd stopped during his cross-country trek, so why fret now? He draped a soft cable lock around a parking meter, went into the store, and bought … [Read more...] about Zilong Wang and the Cosmic Tale of the White Dragon
The holidays are a great time of year, stuffed full of fun, family, friends, and food, and—if you are anything like me—washed down with an abundance of beer, wine, and the occasional cocktail. When the season is done, I often feel bloated and like I need to do something. I’ve thought about taking January off from drinking and never done it. I have my reasons/excuses (No beer when I’m cooped up inside? During the NFL playoffs?).So I did a test run this fall. I took a month’s break from drinking (for the most part, qualifier to come). It wasn’t that difficult, and I wanted to share my experience and what I learned with you as an encouragement if you had similar thoughts and resistances. Consider this pre-gaming on abstinence.Off and RunningSo here were my takeaways from this 30-day experiment:1. I slept better. I knew this from a slew of studies, and from my own experiences when reviewing an activity tracker from Jawbone, but the month … [Read more...] about Why You Should Give Up Drinking for 30 Days
For years, we’ve reported on the myriad dangers of sitting, from heart woes to belly fat to a permanent man-shaped indentation in your couch.In fact, Australian researchers estimate that nearly 6 percent of all deaths can be attributed to total sitting time per day, even after physical activity is taken into account—a figure similar to that of smoking or carrying extra pounds. (Check out our special report on the topic, Sentenced to the Chair, for the scary breakdown.) But it turns out sitting is doing a lot more to your body than just the more obvious damages. You might want to stand up before reading about these five surprising effects.Related: The Anarchy Workout—an Intense Fitness DVD from Men’s Health That Chisels Your Chest and Destroys Fat—One Guy Lost 18.6 Pounds of Fat In 6 Weeks!1. It Puts You in a Mind FunkAn Australian study found that men who sat for more than 6 hours per day at work were 90 percent more likely to report moderate … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Sitting All Day Screws With Your Health
Most people give up their most nagging vices for Lent—like candy, curse words, and Facebook.But J. Wilson decided to abstain from solid food, choosing instead to drink nothing but beer and water for 46 days.Strange? You bet. But Wilson, a 38-year-old editor from Iowa, wanted to see if he could emulate German monks of the 16th century who supposedly lived solely on doppelbock beer—”liquid bread”—during Lent.So he teamed up with an Iowa brewery to create his own doppelbock that would sustain him for 46 days, and got to drinking. Men’s Health caught up with Wilson—now 25 pounds slimmer—to get the scoop on his extreme experiment, and to see how he’s holding up.Men’s Health: What made you decide to go on a “beer diet?”J. Wilson: I spent a lot of time researching extended fasting to find out exactly what occurs in your body when you do it. I learned there was this huge detoxing element to fasting, so I was looking … [Read more...] about The Beer Diet!
(Natural News) The fake news media (CNN, WashPo, NYT, etc.) doesn’t want you to see any of the scientific evidence presented here for the simple reason that it shows mercury in vaccines is damaging to children.If printed, the collection of studies and author citations found here is over 50 pages in length, and it reveals precisely what the pharma-controlled fake news media doesn’t want you to know. Yes, there is an overwhelming amount of scientific evidence that conclusively and convincingly establishes the irrefutable fact that mercury is toxic when injected into the bodies of children via vaccines. Despite the fact that all this evidence exists, there is no more dangerous utterance a person can say in today’s pharma-monopolized “corporate science” society than, simply, “Mercury should be removed from all vaccines.”The very idea that mercury might be harmful to inject into children, if acknowledged as true, would require the vaccine industry … [Read more...] about Autism, mercury, thimerosal and vaccines: Natural News releases large collection of scientific knowledge that’s been suppressed by the FDA, CDC and pharma-controlled media
Rubella is an infection caused by the rubella virus; it can cause severe harm to the unborn child. The number of rubella cases has fallen dramatically, thanks to vaccination programs, but the battle against this infection is not yet won. The symptoms of rubella (also known as German measles) are often so mild that more than half of people with the infection do not even notice that they have contracted it.1 However, rubella contracted during early pregnancy can cause substantial negative outcomes for the unborn child. This is known as congenital rubella syndrome. Rubella is a preventable disease; the vaccine is often given in conjunction with measles and mumps (MMR vaccine). Before the vaccine was widely available, the US would see widespread outbreaks every 6-9 years. In Europe, outbreaks would occur every 3-5 years. Although the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Americas officially free of rubella transmission on 29 April 2015, the current rate of vaccination is only … [Read more...] about Rubella (German Measles): Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment
Brain aging is inevitable to some extent, but not uniform; it affects everyone, or every brain, differently. Slowing down brain aging or stopping it altogether would be the ultimate elixir to achieve eternal youth. Is brain aging a slippery slope that we need to accept? Or are there steps we can take to reduce the rate of decline? At around 3 pounds in weight, the human brain is a staggering feat of engineering with around 100 billion neurons interconnected via trillions of synapses. Throughout our lifetime our brain changes more than any other part of our body. From the moment the brain begins to develop in the third week of gestation to old age, its complex structures and functions are changing, networks and pathways connecting and severing. During the first few years of life, a child's brain forms more than 1 million new neural connections every second. The size of the brain increases fourfold in the preschool period and by age 6 reaches around 90 percent of adult volume. The … [Read more...] about What happens to the brain as we age?
White willow has been used to combat fevers and pain for thousands of years. Willow bark may be the oldest herb known to treat pain and inflammation, the oldest recorded use is by Chinese physicians in 500 B.C. White willow was also used in ancient Assyrian, Egyptian, and Greek medicine as well as by Native American healers in North America. White willow bark has been used as a traditional treatment to relieve pain and fevers in China since 500 B.C., according to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Because white willow bark contains the same chemical properties as aspirin, it’s still used today as an alternative to aspirin and other similar pain-relievers. White willow bark is typically taken in the form of a tea by boiling 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried bark in 8 ounces of water, taken three to four times daily, or in the form of powdered herb capsules in doses of 60 to 240 milligrams of standardized salicin daily. Back Ache Medical studies have also found that white … [Read more...] about 9 Uses And Health Benefits Of Natural White Willow Bark