Articles by John Phillip

Contributing Writer - John Phillip is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and diet, health and nutrition researcher and author with a passion for understanding weight loss challenges and encouraging health modification through natural diet, lifestyle and targeted supplementation. John’s passion is to research and write about the cutting edge alternative health technologies that affect our lives. Discover the latest alternative health news concerning diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia and weight loss at My Optimal Health Resource.

Want to Reduce Heart Attack Risk by 80%? Just Sleep More

Most people understand the importance of getting a good night’s sleep to feel refreshed and alert the next morning. It may come as a surprise to some that either too much or too little sleep can contribute significantly to the development of cardiovascular disease and death from a heart attack.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Lower Risk of Death by 85%

Many people make the potentially fatal presumption that aging, chronic diseases and premature aging are natural events that come with advancing years. A plethora of current research studies confirm that nothing could be farther from the truth.

4 Superfoods Found to Fight Prostate Cancer

A research team associated with the Cambridge University Hospital System in the UK provides scientifically validated evidence that broccoli, turmeric, green tea and pomegranate help fight prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men.

Vitamin D May Help Clear Deadly Amyloid Plaque from the Brain

Advanced age and the build-up of amyloid beta protein clumps on brain structures are the clinical manifestation leading to the devastating form of dementia known as Alzheimer's disease.

A Surprising Way to Lower Your Risk of a Fatal Heart Attack by 80%

It may come as a surprise to some that either too much or too little sleep can contribute significantly to the development of cardiovascular disease and death from a heart attack.

Feeling Forgetful? Better Lay Off These Foods

The idea of losing one’s ability to think, remember and reason strikes fear in the minds of millions of aging adults around the world.

This Vitamin Deficiency Boosts Your Stroke Risk

Researchers from the Pontchaillou University Hospital in France have found that eating foods containing vitamin C, such as oranges, peppers, strawberries, papaya and broccoli, may reduce one's risk for hemorrhagic stroke.

Melatonin Benefits: Can it Also Help Protect the Brain?

It's been well established that melatonin benefits sleep patterns and is an excellent antioxidant. But have we been underestimating the perks of this bedtime nutrient?

Throw Back Thursday: Compound in Coffee May Protect Memory

Here's a "Throw Back Thursday" every coffee lover will appreciate: A groundbreaking 2011 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease revealed that when a natural compound in coffee is combined with caffeine, the the duo work together to create a protective shield against the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. 

This Nutrient Protects the Heart from the Dangers of Sugar

Our arteries are lined with a delicate, single-cell layer of tissue called the endothelium, which is essential to maintaining proper blood pressure and volume, but it also acts as a barrier to protect against metabolic byproducts floating in circulation.