Understanding the Health Benefits of Moderate Red Wine Consumption

Earlier epidemiological studies suggested that alcohol-and therefore, wine, beer and spirits, was the compound responsible for claimed health benefits despite its negative effects such as alcoholism and social impacts, cognitive developmental deficiencies, fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), and increased risk of breast cancer in women are undisputed. In moderate consumption, alcohol has been shown to increase the amount of tPA, or tissue Plasminogen Activator, a substance that catalyzes the conversion of plasminogen to plasmin, the major enzyme responsible for clot breakdown. And in the May 31, 2009 issue, Wine Spectator cites a Stanford University research which claims that aldehyde dehydrogenase-2 (ALDH2) enzymes process the alcohol and "eliminate toxic byproducts created by the breakdown of fats in cells during a heart attack. …

Natural Cures They Don't Want You to Know About by Kevin Trudeau

According to the author, the United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to ban and burn this book. Myself, reading this book gave me the same feeling I get when I read certain conspiracy theories. That is, sure things are worse than they could be, but is it all really so deliberate. Is it really THIS bad? As long as I've been reading about nutrition and alternative medicine – for over 35 years starting with the books of Adele Davis and PREVENTION magazine when it was still an alternative publication you could find only in health food stores – I've read warnings of things the FDA was doing to restrict, limit and deny the right of Americans to …

Health Tips for Travellers

Travelling in Canada Each year, over one million visitors come to Canada to explore this vast land. From cosmopolitan cities to majestic mountain ranges, Canada’s landscape is as diverse as its people. Travel, whether abroad or in one’s own country, is a richly rewarding experience, but there are always potential health risks. Visitors who travel to Canada are wise to consider a number of health tips before embarking on their journey. The Great Outdoors For the outdoor enthusiast, Canada is a veritable playground. Home to countless lakes and forests, Canada is the ideal destination for adventure seekers. To ensure that illness does not spoil your vacation, be aware of the environmental factors. The weather in Canada can vary greatly from …