Carbohydrates and cholesterol – is bread worse for you than butter is?

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The Bottom Line

  • Bread might be worse for your heart than butter is.
  • Carbohydrate consumption increases the proportion of small, dense LDL cholesterol (sdLDL).

My advice

  • Cut down your consumption of sugar, bread, rice and pasta.
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everything you always wanted to know about Vitamin k2…

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The Bottom Line:

Vitamin K2 deficiency is very common.
Vitamin K2 deficiency is associated with:

  •    Heart attacks.
  •    Osteoporosis.
  •    A shorter life span.

The best food sources of vitamin K2 are natto, organ meats, cheese and fermented foods (such as natto, sauerkraut, kim chi and fermented cheeses)

My advice:

  • Start eating liver, sauerkraut, natto and kim chi.
  • Natto = fermented soybeans – a slimy and smelly Japanese food – just any old soybean won’t do; it has to be the fermented variety.
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Are we sitting on a time bomb?

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The Bottom Line:

  • Prolonged sitting is as big a health risk as smoking is.
  • Sitting all day is worse than not exercising.
  • An hour at the gym doesn’t rectify the damage done from sitting all day.
  • A sedentary lifestyle is a stepping-stone on the road to diabetes, and increases your risk for heart attacks, strokes, obesity and certain cancers.
  • Standing for an extra 3 hours every day can reduce your risk for most Western diseases.

My advice:

  • Get off your bottom and stand up – your chair might be slowly killing you and sending you to an early grave.
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Ditch the dairy

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“Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food.” Hippocrates

The Bottom Line
Milk consumption is associated with:

  • Diabetes.
  • Increased BMI*.
  • Teenage and adult acne.
  • Prostate cancer and ovarian cancer.
  • Calcification in arteries (which increases your risk for a heart attack or stroke).

My advice:

  • Cut out, or cut down on dairy products from your diet.
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables (which helps you retain calcium).
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