Orthorexia Nervosa – New mental disorder aimed at people who insist on eating a clean diet

In a world where meaning is malleable, you can twist the truth however you want. You can create a story to make worthwhile endeavors look bad. You can make harmful practices appear attractive. The mental health system has recently taken a shot at making healthy food choices appear dangerous, if you can imagine, especially when those choices are your top priority. Clinicians are actively diagnosing patients with orthorexia nervosa, the extreme desire to eat pure food.

Orthorexia Nervosa

by: Mike Bundrant (NaturalNews)

This is not a parody. It’s actually happening.

If you have a strong desire to eat pure, uncontaminated food, then you could be suffering from a mental disorder per this new medical labeling trend.

How Fathers Can Have the Biggest Impact on Kid’s Health

Many forces influence your child’s health. From television commercials and programs, the internet, teachers and parents, your children receive input from many areas that will shape their attitudes toward health. You, as the parent, have the ability to have the strongest influence. Modeling healthy behaviors for your kids is the best way for them to learn and adopt healthy habits for themselves.

Fathers impact in kids health

Have you ever thought about whether Mom or Dad has the biggest impact on your child’s health? Traditionally, mothers tend to have the greatest influence in the earlier years of child development. However, when it comes to healthy weight, recent research actually shows that fathers have the biggest impact.

That’s right Dad’s! It is time to step up to the plate and make sure that you are modeling a healthy weight and healthy habits that produce this lifestyle for your kids. Here are some tips to help you out.

How Lifestyle Changes Your Genes for Better Heart Health

Amazing new research shows how your lifestyle changes your genes to improve your cardiovascular health. We have seen many studies documenting that healthy changes to your diet, exercise and stress management improve your heart health. However, this research shows us how those changes actually take place at the molecular level. It’s all in your genes! Rather, it is all in how you express them.

Your Lifestyle Changes Your Changes Better Heart Health

Everybody knows that we need to exercise and watch what we eat. We know that eating a lot of fried foods and unhealthy fats with little to no exercise leads to poor health. These lifestyle habits cause excessive inflammation resulting in elevated cholesterol and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Healthy Attitudes That Encourage Natural Healing

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude” said Zig Ziglar. This is true is life and  your health. Your aptitude – your natural ability, your genes, your knowledge, your resources, your health insurance, etc. – determines less about your health than your attitude. Establishing the right healthy attitudes about healing will take you far beyond the limits of your insurance coverage or your doctor’s diagnosis than you ever dreamed possible!

Healthy Attitudes

Attitude – “a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior.”

You may not be able to easily change your aptitude but the good news is that your ability to positively change of your attitude is limitless! Regarding your health, you may be stuck with bad insurance or no insurance. Your insurance may have been recently cancelled for not living up to unrealistic guidelines (Thanks Obamacare!). You may have a genetic health condition or a seemingly unbeatable diagnosis. However, it is your attitude towards these things will determine your ability to heal.

Does Your Doctor Treat Disease or Care for Health?

Have you ever had this experience? You go to your doctor with several symptoms, hoping to leave with a better understanding of what is causing them only to walk out a new drug prescription. At the conclusion of your visit, you are even more confused and have no idea what is actually wrong with you. You desire clarity of your health condition. You didn’t want another drug to mask the symptoms and pretend that they aren’t there. You leave with frustration and reluctantly accept that this is just how healthcare works.

Does Your Doctor Treat Disease or Care for Health

Why does this happen? Why does there seem to be such a huge disconnect between you and your doctor? Are the two of you on completely different pages in the story of your life and health? What is the solution for this problem? Is there a solution?

5 Foundations of a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is the key to enjoying a long life free of disease and dangerous drugs. Your healthy lifestyle has the extraordinary power to defeat diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. If you are reading this, then you likely already know that. However, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all of the information available on the internet. Don’t let this paralyze you! Let’s simplify the process by implementing these five foundations of a healthy lifestyle!

Healthy Lifestyle

More Evidence that Sugar Fuels Cancer Growth

Sugar Fuels Cancer

Cancer is not a curse – it is a lifestyle! You may have certain genetic risk factors for cancer, however, it is your lifestyle that activates those genes and allows cancer to develop. In fact, cancer develops over many years as a result of the combined effect of daily lifestyle choices. New research, reported in the New York Times Health blog, adds further evidence that sugar consumption – especially sugary drinks fuels the growth of cancer.

Few words have the ability to strike such fear into one’s heart as the words: “You have cancer.” In our society, cancer is viewed as a raging enemy that is stalking us, preparing to pounce when we are most unaware. However, this is simply an inaccurate view of this disease.

The truth is that cancer is not a curse that strikes randomly. It follows a very specific pattern. It actually develops when it is most expected to. It is not the result of a random curse but rather, it is the result of a specific lifestyle. The good news about this is that you can literally choose to live a cancer-proof lifestyle. You can beat the odds of cancer!

Why Cardiologists are Dead Wrong About Obamacare

Obamacare was championed by American Heart Association cardiologists last week. You need to understand why this support is bad for your heart health. They applauded the ‘preventive care’ services and the greater access to healthcare offered by Obamacare. However, this greater access to faux preventive care will only lead to more deaths from heart disease and strokes. Time will tell that Obamacare cannot save your heart health!

Obamacare - cardiologists on wrong side

How to Escape the Coming Firestorm of Obamacare

Healthcare Firestorm

There is a firestorm coming that will destroy our healthcare system as we know it. In fact, there are presently many fires raging in our healthcare system. We have skyrocketing healthcare costs. We have ever-soaring rates of chronic disease. Even worse, these chronic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and cancer now start in early childhood. We have a medical system that is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

These raging fires are growing worse and will soon accumulate into one massive firestorm that will destroy the entire system. Worse yet, rather than stifling the flames, the continued roll out of Obamacare has only added fuel to the fire. Unless you take personal responsibility for your own health care and begin to radically shift your lifestyle, then you will likely be consumed by the flames.

Alternative Medicine Is Not Wellness

You may be surprised to hear me say that alternative medicine is not wellness. As you read this article, it may seem like a minor point however, it is very important. Without this distinction, it becomes very easy to lose sight of true health and makes it difficult to achieve wellness. In our society, increasingly overwhelmed by information, we can easily be misinformed and begin to confuse concepts and ideas. Clarifying these two related, yet distinct, concepts will give you a better understanding of real health and help you in your journey to wellness.