The Importance of Sleep

Sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia are just a few of the disorders that keep people from getting enough sleep. Nearly half of all Americans reported having difficulty sleeping.  According to The National Commission on Sleep Disorders, lack of sleep can be expensive.  They estimate that sleep deprivation costs 150 billion a year in higher stress […]

TurboCharged and Blood Pressure

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People are often pleasantly surprised by a reduction in their blood pressure after starting the TurboCharged program and wonder why it happens so easily and quickly. First, refined foods which contain large amounts of sodium chloride (salt), sugar and fat are eliminated.  Refined, processed and restaurant foods, especially fast food joints contribute about 75% of […]

Should You Be Concerned About Pesticides?

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) releases an annual guideline list of pesticides found on common fruits and vegetables.  The group’s annual “dirty dozen” list of fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide residues is always a hot topic for discussion.  The EWG uses data compiled by the USDA to produce these findings. EWG Dirty Dozen 1. Apples 2. Celery 3. Strawberries […]

Brain Injury From a High Fat Diet?

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That’s the claim by researchers at The Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence at the University of Washington in Seattle.  According to presenting author Joshua Thaler, MD, PhD, “The possibility that brain injury may be a consequence of the overconsumption of a typical American diet offers a new explanation for why sustained weight loss is […]

Should You Avoid Red Meat?

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A report released on May 23, 2011 by a team of international researchers said there is evidence that eating too much red meat and processed meat raises the risk of colorectal cancer.  They also found that consuming plenty of plant based fiber reduces the risk.  After conducting a review of hundreds of published studies an […]