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Ever wonder why going on a walk in nature surrounded by luscious greenery feels so good?  Sure, it may be the fresh crisp air that fills our lungs and offers a release to polluted air that invades our living spaces from big cities to small......

Dr Cesar Lara Stress and anxiety from daily matters can wreak havoc on the body. The constant “always on the go” mentality found in modern American society often overlooks one simple yet extremely effective technique to settle the mind. This method is free, accessible anywhere,......

Dr Cesar Lara What you now consider a common household item was once considered so rare, valuable, and even more precious than gold it deemed a “gift fit for a king.” Cinnamon is an indigenous spice made from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees. The......

Dr Cesar Lara Pomegranate has been used as medicine dating from ancient times. It has come to be known as the divine fruit, since it the fruit most mentioned in theological books. Some argue that every pomegranate has exactly 613 seeds (613 is a significant......

Dr Cesar Lara Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been around for ages as an ancient folk remedy. It has a strong history as an alternative therapy in places such as Africa, China, and Germany. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, even asserted the beneficial health providing......

Dr Cesar Lara Colgate (1) claims that treating your teeth with fluoride is a necessity to any oral care regimen. But just how necessary is it and is there such a thing as too much? Could a whiter smile be putting our health at risk?......

Dr Cesar Lara Stress can wreak havoc on you and your body. Often, the effects of stress go beyond what we can even sense or physically see. When stress is unattended to it can weaken the immune system causing high blood pressure, depression, fatigue, anxiety,......

Dr Cesar Lara During these hot summer days, it is important to protect your skin from the sun in order to prevent burns and skin cancers. But could your sunscreen actually be harming you? As it turns out, the FDA has little to no data......

Dr Cesar Lara What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative conditioned characterized (1) primarily by memory loss and impaired cognition. It is a progressive disease that worsens with age and is the most common cause of dementia. This disease affects as many......

Dr Cesar Lara If any food belongs as much in the kitchen as it does in your medicine cabinet, it is sesame. Sesame (Sesamum indicum) has been used for its healing properties for thousands of years and is among the oldest cultivated oilseeds, earning its reputation......

Dr Cesar Lara Obesity, the new smoking Cancer is a terminal disease caused by inhibition of cell growth. It impairs the normal process of cell growth, transformation and even death (apoptosis).  Cancer invades cells, tissues, blood vessels and molecules, spread into them and destroys them.......

Dr Cesar Lara It is really a truism that there exists nothing that kills as fast as “ignorance.” Even, one of the Holy books emphasized pointblank that “…People perish because they lack knowledge.”  Bearing this in mind, this piece has been designed to reach out......

Dr Cesar Lara Obesity: Beyond Notions Despite efforts expended at curtailing obesity by concerned actors (individuals, health institutions and the government), it is quite worrisome that the menace to healthy living (obesity) has proven to be unimpeded. Thus, there has been a rapid increase in......

You’ve made a goal to cut your sugar consumption to help with weight loss. And now you may be questioning if artificial sweeteners are a healthy option. Artificial sweeteners are sometimes called synthetic sugar substitutes—they add sweetness to foods and drinks without the extra calories.......

In the 1950s, scientists raised red flags about the unhealthy relationship between sugar consumption and cardiovascular disease—but because the key research was funded by the Sugar Research Foundation (SRF), an international sugar trade organization, the warnings were never publicized. Instead, they were conveniently concealed to......

Dr Cesar Lara Our children will die younger than we will. No doubt about it, that’s a scary statement—and one that can become a fact if we continue with the same bad habits of the last four decades. Diagnosing five-year-olds with adult-onset diabetes and children......

Dr Cesar Lara Public health authorities have long recommended that people over 50 start low-dose aspirin therapy (a “baby aspirin” or daily 81 mg dose) for inflammation and the prevention of heart disease(1); however, evidence suggests aspirin’s dangers outweigh any benefits. Why do so many......

Dr Cesar Lara Adding spices and herbs to your food is a simple way to up the health ante of your meal, and in the realm of spices, turmeric — and its active ingredient curcumin — may be the golden ticket. A groundbreaking study(1) reveals......

Dr Cesar Lara Coconut oil rarely gets the appreciation it deserves. There are thousands of studies proving that coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods we can eat. Coconuts are primarily made up of unique fats called medium-chain fatty acids, or medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs)(1).......

Dr Cesar Lara You just don’t feel good. You’re always tired and fatigued, have ongoing skin issues, get frequent headaches, or struggle with depression — and so many other commonly experienced symptoms. You have questioned if gluten is the culprit, but because you don’t experience......

Dr Cesar Lara Coffee is associated with a longer lifespan and lower risk of death(1) from all causes — but especially from heart disease and cancer, two of the top five causes of death. Butter coffee provides even more perks! Many people turn to the......

Dr Cesar Lara What Is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD), is extracted from various cannabis plants, such as Cannabis sativa(1), and is usually diluted with a carrier oil, like MCT, coconut, or hemp oil. The terms “cannabis” and “marijuana” both refer to any of the subspecies of......

Dr Cesar Lara It is a New Year, a white canvas, a time to reflect and set your sights, your vision on what you would like to accomplish in 2019. New year’s resolutions are extremely popular. The majority of Americans make them, but the success......

Dr Cesar Lara There’s increasing concern over the potential biological effects of long-term exposure to electromagnetic radiation, often referred to as electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and the blue light emitted from cell phones and other devices. Should you be concerned? If you’re reading this, there’s a......

Dr Cesar Lara ‘Tis the season to embrace what the holidays bring — fun, food, togetherness, gifts, and vacation days — but weight gain, family feuds, and stressful travel tend to spoil the enjoyment for many. Here is a gift of evidence(1) for you. Half......

Despite a seemingly healthy low-fat diet and plenty of exercise, many people still gain weight, experience fatigue, or have brain fog. At first, it’s written off as a normal part of aging. But when a shift is made to more fat in the diet, not......

Eggs are one of the best nutritional foods, but they have been demonized for many years. This is because they were thought to significantly increase blood cholesterol. This is not true. While eggs do have cholesterol, consuming eggs has minimal effects on our blood cholesterol......

From diet drinks to probiotic yogurt, artificial sweeteners have become commonplace in the food and beverage industry. However, if you’ve switched to food and drinks that contain artificial sweeteners in an attempt to cut down your sugar consumption or to lose weight, then you might......

You are probably aware that Vitamin D can help you build and maintain strong bones. But where does Vitamin D come from? What happens to our bodies when we get enough, too little or too much vitamin D? And how does it affect our health?......

Our bodies are full of trillions of viruses, bacteria, and fungi. They are collectively referred to as the microbiome. Although some bacteria are associated with disease, some are very important to the heart, immune system, weight among other health aspects. The gut microbiome Gut microbiome......

Good sleep is vital for our overall health and wellbeing. Even without fully understanding how good sleep benefits us, we know very well that lack of it for long periods makes us feel terrible, and a good sleep makes us feel fresh and ready to......

More than one-third of the United States adults (39.8%) are overweight (1). As an effect of the rising obesity and knowledge of the related health problems, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, everyone is looking for a safe and steady way to......

Healthy digestion and a healthy gastric biome are arguably the foundation of good overall mental and physical health. Research connects your gut biome with your gut health, brain, immune system, and heart, and, of course, your ability to absorb and use the nutrients that fuel......

Hearing or seeing the word exercise can make you feel one of two ways: thrilled or bummed. Those who exercise regularly, understand its value in their overall health and wellness. For those who don’t feel as excited about exercising, I strongly encourage you to read......