In all developed countries and most undeveloped ones, women outlive men, sometimes by a margin of 10 years. In the U.S., average life expectancy at birth is about 79 years for women and about 72 years for men.
Harvard researchers studied people who live 100 years and more to conclude that menopause is a major determinant of the life spans of both women and men. A women’s life span depends on the balance of two forces. One is the evolutionary drive to pass on her genes; the other is the need to stay healthy enough to rear as many children as possible. Menopause draws the line between the two. It protects older women from the risks of bearing children late in life, and lets them live long enough to take care of their children and grandchildren.Take a Tour
Being overweight can be risky for people’s overall health, but a particular type of fat, called visceral fat, can be especially dangerous. Visceral fat is the fat that accumulates around your waistline, and it’s more deeply set into your abdomen than subcutaneous fat that settles in other areas of your body. A 2004 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation discusses the dangers of visceral fat, including an increased risk of insulin resistance and heart disease. Getting rid of visceral fat can be challenging but in most cases can be done in the privacy of your own home.Take a Tour
Garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years, dating back to when the Egyptian pyramids were built. In early 18th -century France, gravediggers drank a concoction of crushed garlic in wine they believed would protect them from the plague that killed many people in Europe. More recently, during both World Wars I and II, soldiers were given garlic to prevent gangrene. Today garlic is used to help prevent heart disease, including atherosclerosis (plaque buildup in the arteries that can block the flow of blood and possibly lead to heart attack or stroke), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and to improve the immune system. Amongst other things raw garlic is also used by some to treat the symptoms of acne, prevent cancer, reduce the risk of heart related diseases, combat fatigue, and is even effective as a natural mosquito repellent.Take a Tour
“It is first step in creating a national smart grid that will enhance energy efficiency and make widespread adoption of renewable energy easier,” says every electric utility business that is mandatory, and installing these digital devices that collect energy, and (unlike traditional meters) communicate data from houses and businesses through a mesh network of radio signals transmissions.
They are called Smart Meters and they are replacing antiquated analog meters that require a human to read it. The electric companies across the globe claim that these Smart Meters allow people to measure their energy consumption in real time in order to reduce it (or at least reduce their bills by using energy during off-peak hours). Aggressive national and state regulations aimed to develop smart grids will result in around 602.7 million smart meters installed worldwide in the next five years, according to a new report from Berg Insight, a research company that specializes in the telecom industry. Even natural gas information will be available on a daily basis through Smart Meters, and will enable consumers to monitor their consumption more precisely so they can make more informed energy choices. Sounds great, right? A giant step toward curing global warming? Keep reading and you will see why Smart Meters have developed quite the opposite reaction amongst a great deal of the general public.Take a Tour
College offers many delicious temptations. You are finally on your own and free to eat what you want, when you want it, and NO ONE is there to tell you no or shove more liver and peas onto your plate. You can pile on the portions in the dining hall, eat dinners of all the junk food (pizza, burgers, French fries and ice cream), and indulge in sugary and salty snacks to fuel late-night study sessions. In addition, you may not get as much exercise as you did in high school, and staying out late with friends (including 3 am social dining) have led to horrible eating habits and, well, a few gained pounds.Take a Tour
The Eat Right for Your Type diet encourages people to eat certain foods and avoid others based on their blood type — A, B, AB, or O. Peter J. D’Adamo, a naturopathic doctor and the author of Eat Right for Your Type: The Individualized Diet Solution to Staying Healthy, Living Longer & Achieving Your Ideal Weight, believes blood types not only affect the digestive system, but that a person’s blood type also determines their susceptibility to certain illnesses and how they should eat and exercise.Take a Tour
Today’s diet is worse than ever, dominated by processed foods containing insignificant amounts of nutrients. In addition, scientific research shows that the trans-fat, high fructose corn syrup, sugar, white flour, butter, nitrates, and concentrated sweeteners all contribute to the obesity, cancer causing cell development and increasing hyperactivity in both children and adults.Take a Tour
There is a vast body of science showing the many health benefits of vitamin D and D3. Vitamin D3, for example, is one of the most useful nutritional tools people have at their disposal for improving overall health. It has a strong influence over the body’s phosphorus controls, calcium, and bone metabolism and neuro-muscular function. Vitamin D3 is the only vitamin the body can manufacture from sunlight (UVB). Yet, with today’s indoor living and the extensive use of sunscreens due to concern about skin cancer, we are now a society with millions of individuals deficient in life-sustaining bone building and immune modulating, Vitamin D3. You may be surprised to learn the important roles that both vitamin D and D3 plays in people’s health.Take a Tour
By healthy and appropriate food selections, a vegetarian can chose to eliminate all animal products from their diet, become a vegan, and still have a nutritionally adequate diet; but an unwise selection of foods can leave one short of certain nutrients and may induce deficiency symptoms and adverse health outcomes. Research has shown over and over again that following a plant-based diet will lower the risk of age-related problems such as overweight, high blood pressure, and heart disease, and in cases of heart disease, even reverse the damage.Take a Tour