Real Advantage Nutrients

Real Health News from Medicine's Most Notorious Myth-Buster

  1. Firing up the grill? Read this first

    There’s nothing like a juicy, perfectly charred piece of meat for dinner, is there?

    And if you’re like me (and half of Americans are), Labor Day’s passing won’t stop you from grilling!

    But whether you’re a year-round grilling master or a summertime BBQ champ, there’s a trick to cooking your tri-tip or rib rack that you need to know before firing up the grill again.
    It’s not just delicious.

    If you do it right – and I’ll share how in a moment – you may just save your own life.

    That’s right – saved by meat! What could be better than that?

    Unfortunately, there are plenty of folks who don’t know this trick – and instead of being SAVED by their steak, they’re getting SABOTAGED.

    A new study out of England shows that if you use charcoal and wood to prepare your protein, you’re putting yourself in the crosshairs for deadly heart disease.

    Now, the risk is over the long term. The risk of cardiovascular death was 12 percent higher in 30-year grillers than in novice grill masters with just 10 years or less with the tongs.

    Now, we’ve known that air pollution wreaks havoc inside your body by ramping up inflammation and oxidative stress. But until now, we hadn’t PROVED the link to killer cardiovascular disease.

    But unlike many other types of environmental pollutions, this one is COMPLETELY under your control, which means that you can SAVE your HEART by doing one simple thing.

    Don’t worry – I’m not going to tell you to give up your grilling.

    Just swap out your fuel.

    In the study, those who switched to clean fuels like gas or electric saw their risk plummet – and the longer they went “clean” with their fuels, the more their risk dropped.

    And it’s never too late to turn over a new leaf – because this holds true even if you’ve grilled with wood or charcoal for years.

    And while you’re at it, stick with organic cuts from animals that haven’t been treated with hormones or antibiotics.

    No matter how clean your fuel is, it won’t offset the damage of junk meat!

  2. Blood sugar woes may put you in the crosshairs for cancer

    If you or someone you love has experienced diabetes firsthand, you know how it can rob you of your eyesight... set your nerves on fire... and even make you lose a foot.

    And the longer you live with the disease, the more likely it is that some pretty ghastly complications could follow suit -- from blindness to neuropathy and amputation.

    That's not even the worst of it, though, because according to a new meta-analysis, diabetes is also a ticking time bomb that sets you up for one of the deadliest killers around.

    CANCER.

    And ladies, that's especially true for you.

    When researchers pooled data from nearly 50 studies on the link between diabetes and cancer, they found that folks with diabetes were significantly more likely to develop cancer than non-diabetics.

    Not just one kind of cancer, either… but ANY kind.

    Now, that doesn't prove that diabetes CAUSES cancer -- just that the two diseases are linked.

    That comes as no surprise to me, as previous studies have shown that sugar can feed cancerous cells, causing them to grow like gangbusters.

    And there's even evidence to suggest that elevated blood sugar can lead to the kind of DNA damage that causes cancerous cells to form in the first place.

    Sounds like a smoking gun to me!

    Of course, sugar can fuel cancer whether you're a guy or a gal -- but interestingly, the study found that women with diabetes were more vulnerable to cancer than men with diabetes.

    Diabetic women were 27 percent more likely than non-diabetic women to develop cancer, whereas diabetic men were 19 percent more likely than non-diabetic men to do the same.

    And diabetic women had a greater additional risk of leukemia… as well as cancers of the stomach, mouth, and kidney… than diabetic men.

    In fact, the only type of cancer that struck diabetic men more often than diabetic women was liver cancer.

    Now, the study didn't uncover the reason for the gender difference.

    But we know that, docs generally catch diabetes in men at a younger age than in women -- which is why women go undiagnosed for two years longer on average.

    And given that women tend to live longer than men, they're likely to clock more total years living with diabetes, making cancer all the more possible.

    But no matter which side of the gender divide you find yourself on, you don't just want to CONTROL diabetes to protect yourself from cancer.

    You want to REVERSE it!

    The simplest way to put diabetes in the rearview mirror is to go Paleo -- because the "caveman" diet eliminates the sugars and processed foods that spike your blood sugar (and fuel cancer) in favor of protein and produce that hold it steady.

    Staying active... keeping your weight in check... and upping your intake of vitamin D can also help reverse diabetes and slash your risk of cancer, too.

  3. Breathe easy with this ‘meat vitamin’

    Ah, autumn. It’s just a week away now… and that crisp fall air will sure feel refreshing after the sticky days of summer. And while those first colorful leaves may have already started to swirl through the air, there’s something else out there that you CAN’T see. And it’s just biding its time, waiting to weasel its way into your...
  4. Could breaking a bone be a death sentence?

    You've heard the warnings time and again. If you take a fall... and break a hip... your life could change forever. As I've shared with you before, most patients with hip fractures find that even after surgery and rehab, they never really feel like themselves again. A third of them don't ever return to living independently. And that's if they're...
  5. Ward off cognitive decline with blueberries

    Boost your gray matter with this blue fruit We all forget life's little details from time to time. As we age, however, these lapses in memory and focus can become a bit more troublesome. But British researchers have found that you can help keep your mind and memory sharp by making a delicious addition to your diet that's small… but...
  6. Reduce diabetes risk with berries

    The forbidden way to beat diabetes We're about 10 days away from the official start of autumn -- which means that you'll soon be swapping short sleeves for sweaters and flip-flops for boots. And as the bounty at the farmers market turns from peaches to pumpkins... and cherries to apples... it's time to say goodbye to those special summer flavors...
  7. Reverse brain shrinkage with this ‘neuro-boosting’ combo

    Give your aging brain superpowers with THIS It’s been summer blockbuster season at movie theaters across the country -- and that means that our “silver screens” have been filled with stories about guys and gals who woke up as superheroes after taking a blow to the head or falling into a vat of nuclear waste. It’s nice to escape from...
  8. Reverse brain shrinkage with this ‘neuro-boosting’ combo

    Give your aging brain superpowers with THIS It’s been summer blockbuster season at movie theaters across the country -- and that means that our “silver screens” have been filled with stories about guys and gals who woke up as superheroes after taking a blow to the head or falling into a vat of nuclear waste. It’s nice to escape from...
  9. Saunas improve brain power

    The spa secret that clears out the cobwebs It's been a long, hot summer. With month after month of record-breaking temperatures, everyone's been sweating it out from coast to coast. And now that fall is approaching... and the weather's beginning to cool down... the LAST thing you may want to do is sign up for something that gives those sweat...
  10. Slow macular degeneration by avoiding blue light

    Could your smartphone make you go BLIND? You use it to connect to your friends and family... navigate your way around town... and even read books and watch movies. If you're like most folks these days, your smartphone has become your constant companion. And the more games, texts, photos, and apps you've got on it, the longer you're likely to...