Curcumin: Linking Leptin, Obesity, Joint Problems, and Inflammation

Wednesday, May 26, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

Curcumin is the yellow pigment derived from the spice tumeric.  Fine quality dietary supplements standardize curcumin for the amount of curcuminoids, the primary biologically active ingredient.  It is widely researched as an anti-inflammatory nutrient with cancer-risk reduction properties.  A number of new studies demonstrate how curcumin can reduce the inflammation associated with obesity and in so doing simultaneously improve joint health.


Whey Protein Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides in Overweight Adults

Tuesday, May 18, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

Over the years I have written extensively on the value of fine quality whey protein isolates.  A new 12-week study with obese adults, average age 48, showed that whey protein could significantly improve their metabolic profile on such key issues as lowering triglycerides, lowering cholesterol, and improving blood sugar metabolism (less insulin resistance).


Quercetin Lowers Leptin and Colon Cancer Risk

Friday, May 14, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

Obesity is a significant risk for developing colon cancer.  A new animal study shows that quercetin was able to offset leptin resistance while at the same time preventing changes in the colon that lead to cancer.


Obesity and Inactivity Drive Fibromyalgia Risk

Thursday, May 06, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

A new Norwegian study tracking individuals and their health habits and health problems for many years has determined that inactivity and weight gain are major risk factors for developing future fibromyalgia.


The health of your white adipose tissue is central to your well being.  Virtually any condition of p

Saturday, May 01, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

It is ironic that food, which is so vital to survival, when consumed in excess is literally poison to your metabolism.  Excess consumption of fat and carbohydrates rapidly leads to cardiovascular malfunction, liver malfunction, and numerous metabolic changes associated with easy weight gain and disease risk.  A new animal study shows that the powerful antioxidant in olive leaf extract known as oleuropein is protective against the onset of many of these health issues.