The Heartburn Pandemic

According to the American Gastroenterology Association, 60 million Americans say that they suffer from heartburn at least once a month and 25 million say they experience symptoms of acid reflux daily.  This number has risen by 10 million over the last decade.  Tums are now a staple in every home.  More than 40% of our […]

Nuts About Nuts

We eat plenty of nuts.  Eating nuts may actually help with fat loss and achieving optimal health.  Although nuts are generally eliminated from most “weight-loss” diets, the TurboCharged program is once again 180 degrees away from conventional diet advice. Obviously nuts are high in calories but many studies show that people who eat them on […]

To Salt or Not to Salt…Is That the Question?

A European study concluded that salt consumption is not dangerous and may in fact be beneficial.  This runs directly counter to current dietary thinking and guidelines which say higher sodium consumption can increase the risk of heart disease.  It’s not unusual to see contradicting studies but what are we ordinary folks to make of the […]

Grapefruit Diet?

Grapefruit with a half and leaves on white background

You would expect a study funded by the Florida Department of Citrus would find magical properties associated with grapefruits but there might be something to this one.  A study, published in Nutrition & Metabolism, found that enjoying a pre-meal snack of grapefruit, grapefruit juice or water as part of a reduced-calorie diet can assist in […]

Amazing Avocados

Ripe avocado

Avocados are a super food that belong in everyone’s diet. All too often, diets recommend either avoiding or greatly limiting avocado consumption. TurboChargers ignore this poor advice and eat up. An avocado contains almost 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid.   Interestingly, avocados also act as a “nutrient booster” […]

Office Snacks

Jelly beans

Office snacks might boost morale but they are also sabotaging your health. It has been shown that just the sight or smell of candy, cookies, donuts and the like trigger a desire to eat some.  Since most of us are lugging around some excess body-fat to begin with, this kind of morale booster is not […]

The State of Health in America

According to the annual survey conducted by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America the majority of Americans more concerned about their waistlines than their wallets next year. Health and fitness are always at the top of the list when it comes to New Year Resolutions.  That is the good news and also the bad […]

Why Are They Called Healthy Habits?

Some proposed resolutions for the New Year

Chronic ailments such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer are the world’s top killers, causing 35 million deaths a year and 60 percent of all deaths worldwide. There are 1 billion people who are overweight or obese in the world today, according to the World Health Organization.  WHO is now focusing attention on reducing non-communicable […]