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The Truth About Energy Drinks

By Keri Peterson, MD Internal Medicine, New York, NY Women’s Health Magazine   Energy drinks are one of the fastest growing drinks in America. They promise to make you more alert, focused and invigorated. Energy drinks do achieve their goal – they can reduce sleepiness and make you feel more alert. But it may be at a cost to your health. They can cause significant side effects and there are insufficient studies to show that they are safe. Here is…




Fats by Divine Nature

  Degenerative diseases that involve fats prematurely kill over two-thirds of the people currently living in affluent, industrialized nations. Sixty-eight percent of people die from just three conditions that involve fatty degeneration; cardiovascular disease (43.8%), cancer (22.4%), and diabetes (1.8%). These deaths are the result of eating habits on ignorance and misconceptions.   Our understanding of coronary artery disease risk and the atherosclerotic process has changed greatly in recent years. For example, it is now known that angiographically apparent coronary…




Sugar Rushes and Caffeine Highs

What happens to your body when you drink Coke every day, for a long time? Sugar-rushes and caffeine-highs followed by a depressing energy crash are What happens to your body if you drink a Coke right now, but plenty of readers actually seem to be okay with that. Some of you think it’s alarmist to compare a caffeine and sugar rush to doing drugs, and some just don’t really care about the slump they’ll find themselves in after drinking 39…





The Troubles of Carbonation by Divine Nature

  You may have to have your DP now, and the fizzier the better, but later  you will need your MD.  You have always heard that sodas are not good  for you.   You have been told that the caffeine, sugar, or the  artificial sweetener is the problem.   Well, there is a hidden problem  that goes on inside a carbonated beverage that you probably don’t even  know about, and it is considered by most people to be the best part.  …


Healthy Food Choices for Vitamins & Minerals by Divine Nature

It is never too late to start eating healthy foods that help your body fight serious disease. Eating natural foods helps your body fight against all types of chronic diseases. In fact, healthy food will help your body defeat ailments you already suffer from. Even more important, eating correctly may be the determining factor in when or even if you develp a disorder that reduces your quality of life. Beta-Carotene: Carrots, sweet potatoes, Apricots, Spinach, Asparagus, All-Bran cereal, Cantaloupe, Winter…




Red Meat- Diabetes- Fruits & Vegetables

A recent article from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition discusses the findings in a study about the link between diabetes and eating red meats. One group ate 3.5oz servings of non-processed red meats a day. Another group ate only half that amount of processed meat. Perhaps surprisingly, the group eating non-processed red meet were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes(T2D) by nearly 20%, while the group eating half the amount of processed red meat were at a 51%…




Good Fats, Bad Fats & Flaxseed Oil Benefits

  In recent years, fat has been looked at as an enemy to be eliminated at all cost. Unfortunately, the cost has not been understood by most of us. The goal seems to become “Fat-Free” instead of “Fat-Wise”. One of our goals at Divine Nature is to turn this thinking around through educating you on the difference between “good” and “bad” fats.   So, what are the “good” fats? There are two fatty acids, LA and LNA that our bodies…




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