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Michael Onwochei started writing professionally in 1979. His work has appeared in numerous scientific publications: “American Journal of Physiology”, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology”, “Life Sciences” and “Hypertension”. He earned his doctorate, Ph.D., in Physiology & Biophysics from Howard University School of Medicine. He has over twenty years of experience in teaching medical and health care students. Apart from his work in academia, Dr. Onwochei has also published numerous articles for “Demand Media” and “ Suite 101” in the area of Health & Wellness. 
 
 
 

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Beauty
by onwoc234
1 year ago
Will Genetically-Engineered Crops Put an End to Organic Food?

Organic food will likely be forced into extinction by the genetically engineered foods (GMO's). The end of organic food will come from the transfer of GMO genes into the organic food crops. This gene transfer is initiated by cross pollination of natural food crops by pollens from the GMO's. Learn why it will be very difficult to save the organic food.

Health
by onwoc234
1 year ago
Nutrition Basics: How does Dietary Fiber Help You to Lose Body Fat?

Dietary fiber is a reliable ally in your effort to lose excesses body fat. Dietary fibers have numerous properties that help you to lose weight, including: appetite suppression, stabilization of blood sugar and improvement of insulin sensitivity. Learn why dietary fibers will help you to get rid of excess body fat.

Health
by onwoc234
1 year ago
The Best Dietary Strategy for Losing Body Fat: Avoid Diet Foods and Diet Drinks

Highly refined foods, diet foods and diet drinks are the primary causes of today's epidemic of obesity. This unhealthy state reflects the substances that are added or removed from these foods and drinks. Some of the additives in them are endocrine disrupters that promote obesity. Learn why natural foods can help you to lose body fat and fight the epidemic of obesity, whereas, diet foods would promote body fat and support obesity.

Health
by onwoc234
1 year ago
Get Rid of Acid Reflux Disease with Aloe Vera and Fruit Enzymes

You can get rid of acid reflux disease with aloe vera and two fruit enzymes, papain and bromelain. This natural and nutritional solution enables you to eat healthy foods without concerns about aggravating the acid reflux problem. Learn how aloe vera and fruit enzymes can help you to enjoy your favorite foods.

Home & Garden
by onwoc234
1 year ago
Your Indoor Small Garden: Grow Strawberries in Containers

You can grow strawberries indoor in small spaces. Stacked containers enable you to use vertical gardening to grow large amounts of strawberries in a small space.You can enhance the performance of your plants by optimizing the conditions for growing them indoor. Learn how to optimize the growing conditions for a bountiful harvest of sweet and juicy strawberries.

Health
by onwoc234
1 year ago
Low Carb Diet: Optimize Your Health Benefits from the Low Carb Diet

A low carb diet is an unbalanced healthy diet for body fat reduction. This diet plan applies adequate metabolic and physiological stresses to turn your body into a "fat burning inferno". It is very effective for losing body fat when it is properly implemented, and you do not have to count calories to realize its health benefits. The numerous benefits of this diet range from reversing type 2 diabetes to preventing coronary heart disease. Learn how to structure you dietary protocol to optimize your health benefits.

Health
by onwoc234
4 years ago
Improve Your Diet With Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional yeast is a nutrient-rich fungus that can fortify your diet and promote good health. The health benefits of nutritional yeast reflect the unique nutrient profile of this simple food that combines some healthy nutritional qualities found exclusively in animals with some that are found mainly in plants. Find out if you need to fortify your diet with this fungus.

Health
by onwoc234
4 years ago
Improve Mental Alertness Nutritionally Without Caffeine

You can be mentally alert and focused without the adverse effects of caffeine. Learn about the alternative nutrients, like the amino acid tyrosine, that can help you to improve mental alertness and stamina.

Health
by onwoc234
4 years ago
Meet Your New Years Resolution: Lose Weight With An Effective Dietary Strategy

Losing weight is a common new year's resolution that IS often not met. One reason for not meeting this goal is failure to use effective dietary strategies. An effective dietary strategy requires the proper management of high energy foods. It is also important to know which low energy foods should be avoided. Learn why exclusion of diet foods and diet drinks from your diet is critical for body fat reduction.

History
by onwoc234
4 years ago
Christmas - Jesus Christ's Birthday: But Who is Jesus?

Christmas is the celebration of the birthday of Jesus Christ who was born over 2000 years ago. His birthday is important because of the way his teachings and exemplary life influenced history and our outlook in life. Learn what Jesus said about love, meekness and forgiveness.

Health
by onwoc234
4 years ago
Nutritional Approaches for Banishing Acid Reflux Disease

Acid reflux disease is a poorly managed common digestive disorder. Most of the conventional approaches for managing this disorder do not banish the problem. The conventional approaches are replete with adverse effects. This makes it necessary to examine alternative approaches for getting rid of this digestive problem. Learn why sound nutritional remedies are better than the conventional approaches.

Health
by onwoc234
4 years ago
Bioavailability: Why Does Cooking Enhance the Anti-Cancer Effects of Tomatoes?

The lycopene content of foods and the bioavailability of lycopene in the foods are important determinants of the health benefits of lycopene. Cooking increases the bioavailability of lycopene in the food. This heat-induced enhancement of nutrient availability makes lycopene-rich foods like the tomato unique and remarkable. Learn why cooking increases the bioavailability of lycopene and why nutrient availability is an important variable in a healthy diet.

Health
by onwoc234
5 years ago
Fight Cancer Nutritionally: What Are The Health Benefits of Tomatoes?

Chronic diseases and infections can be prevented or controlled nutritionally. Cancer and ishcemic heart disease are examples of chronic diseases that can be controlled with antioxidant-rich foods. Learn how tomato, a lycopene-rich fruit, can help you fight diseases, prevent inflammation and maintain good health.

Health
by onwoc234
5 years ago
Eating for Good Health: Fight Cancer With Lycopene-Rich Fruits

Your diet and nutrients in your food are important determinants of your health and wellness. This is particularly true when it comes to fighting and preventing cancer. Fruits that are rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants such as lycopene are very effective for preventing and fighting various types of cancers, including skin, prostate, esophageal, breast and colon cancers. Find out why pink guava, tomato, pink grape fruit and papaya are important for preventing cancer and maintaining good health.

Health
by onwoc234
5 years ago
Improve Your Health With L-Arginine

L-arginine is a functional amino acid that helps you to maintain youthful vigor. It supports cardiovascular health, muscle mass, growth and healthy skin. Get a clearer profile of the numerous health benefits of l-arginine.

Health
by onwoc234
5 years ago
Early Years of the Olympic Games: Importance of Fitness in Ancient Greece

The Olympic Games were started at Olympia in ancient Greece in 776 BC. Love of deity and profound interest in physical fitness by the ancient Greeks fuelled the fervor for the Olympic Games in the early years of the games. According to the Greek legend, the Olympic Games were established by Heracules to honor his father, Zeus, the king of all deities of ancient Greece. Learn how the ancient Greek Olympic Games and athleticism lay the foundation for the modern Olympics.

Health
by onwoc234
5 years ago
Fight Cancer Nutritionally: Which Trace Minerals Have Anti-oxidant Properties?

Cancer can be prevented and controlled with adequate nutrition. Some trace minerals with antioxidant properties are cancer fighters. The well-known cancer-fighting trace minerals include selenium, manganese and zinc. Learn why these antioxidant minerals are useful for preventing cancer.

Health
by onwoc234
5 years ago
C-Reactive Protein and Cholesterol: The Primary Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases

Cholesterol and inflammation are the primary factors that give rise to cardiovascular diseases. Elevations in blood cholesterol level, particularly the low density lipoproteins (LDL) and the C-reactive protein (CRP) are used to assess the risk for cardiovascular diseases. CRP is a more reliable predictor of cardiovascular risks compared to cholesterol measurement. Numerous healthy foods and nutrients, such as alpha omega-3 fatty acids can be included in the diet to lower the risk for cardiovascular diseases.

Health
by onwoc234
5 years ago
Guava - The Super Fruit: Do You Need Guava in Your Diet?

Guava is a lycopene-rich fruit that is consumed in many parts of the world. This tropical fruit is called a super fruit because of its numerous health benefits. Lycopene is one of the key nutrients in guava that accounts for its anti-cancer effects and numerous other health benefits. Learn why "super fruit" is a fitting accolade for this tropical fruit.

Health
by onwoc234
5 years ago
Memory and Alertness: Which Vitamins Support Mental Alertness?

The anti-oxidant and the B-vitamins are important for memory, alertness and other cognitive functions. The prevalence of vitamin B-12 deficiency makes this member of the B-vitamins a primary vitamin of concern in cognitive functions. Learn how vitamin B-`12 deficiency contributes to cognitive impairment in the elderly and in people on treatment for such digestive diseases as acid reflux disease and peptic ulcer.

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