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Month: June 2012

19 Vegetables that Burn Calories

19 Vegetables that Burn Calories

Alicia Martin  NaturalSociety  May 2, 2012 Is it true that food could really be a beneficial factor in the weight loss process? To most people, the concept of eating to lose weight is a bit ridiculous, but strangely enough, it is indeed true that it can be done. Simply consuming foods like fruit and vegetables could result in painless weight loss. Since fruit and vegetables are low in calories and high in volume, they are excellent sources of food. Not only will…

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Cancer Fighting Foods – Four Anti-Cancer Foods

Cancer Fighting Foods – Four Anti-Cancer Foods

By Anthony Gucciardi  Contributing Writer for Wake Up World 16th May 2012 Could it be that cancer rates are so rampant because people are simply not eating the right foods? While there are many factors that play into the development of cancer, diet and smoking habits make up nearly 60 percent of cancer cases. The food news is that with dietary and lifestyle changes, cancer rates can drop dramatically. One of the easiest ways to protect yourself against cancer is to consume many cancer fighting foods –…

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Change Your Thinking

Change Your Thinking

It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking..Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs.His bed was next to the room’s only window.The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.The men talked for hours on end.They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs,…

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Safer Grilling Methods Might Cut Cancer Risk

Safer Grilling Methods Might Cut Cancer Risk

SUNDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) – A few simple changes in how people grill outdoors, such as avoiding too much beef or processed meats and not charring foods, can aid in cancer prevention, according to an expert. “Two aspects of the traditional American cookout, what you grill and how you grill it, can potentially raise cancer risk,” Alice Bender, a dietitian with the American Institute for Cancer Research, said in an institute news release. “Diets that feature big portions of red and processed…

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6 Food Groups That Will Protect You From the Sun

6 Food Groups That Will Protect You From the Sun

by Kate Morin    June 20, 2012Slathering on sunscreen is never enjoyable. Does that stuff ever blend in completely? While it’s always important to spread  on at least a thin layer of  sunblock (yes, you can go for the easy spray-on, super-blend stuff), some other super powerful UV-blockers are hiding right in the produce aisle. Meet the double-duty foods that have been shown to increase the skin’s ability to protect against UV damage. Oh, and they’re part of a healthy diet, too. Their sunblocking secret: Antioxidants. These compounds help fight…

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Why Having a Dog Helps Keep Kids Asthma-Free

Why Having a Dog Helps Keep Kids Asthma-Free

Are you having an allergy-free summer? You may have Fido to thank for that.By ALEXANDRA SIFFERLIN  June 20, 2012 If you’re a dog person, your kids might be in luck. Research suggests that children who grow up in homes with pets are less likely to develop allergies, and now a recent study by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, sheds some light on why.Working with mice, the scientists found that exposure to house dust from homes with a…

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Kids’ cereals healthier, but ads promote sweetest brands

Kids’ cereals healthier, but ads promote sweetest brands

Children need protection from ‘predatory marketing,’ study author saysCBC News Posted: Jun 22, 2012 Breakfast cereals for children increasingly contain more whole grains and less sugar, but U.S. food companies have focused advertising on their least healthy offerings to kids, a new study suggests.Researchers at Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity checked into the nutritional quality and marketing of cereals for their Cereal Facts report. Overall, nutritional quality improved for 13 of the 14 brands advertised to children.For…

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7 Benefits of Quinoa: The Supergrain of the Future

7 Benefits of Quinoa: The Supergrain of the Future

 By Julie Wilcox     Published May 31, 201 Quinoa dates back three to four thousand years ago when the Incas first realized that the quinoa seed was fit for human consumption. According to WHFoods quinoa “was the gold of the Incas” because the Incas believed it increased the stamina of their warriors. The Quinoa Corporation calls quinoa the “Supergrain of the Future. ”  Who would not want to reap the benefits of this amazing superfood ? Here are seven health benefits of quinoa: 1. Quinoa is…

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Eat Your Medicine!

Eat Your Medicine!

Posted on April 18, 2012 Joey Erwin Mazzera, L.Ac   Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist. Owner Green Apple Acupuncture In the spirit of sustainable healthy living it’s time to plant your medicine cabinet! Did you know that you can have an arsenal of immune enhancing, cancer fighting, brain boosting super foods at your green little finger tips? Not only does it make economic sense to grow your own food but also you can literally tailor your medicine cabinet to suit your maladies….

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Cancer-Reducing Tips

Cancer-Reducing Tips

Consider the following suggestions to help maintain overall health and aid in cancer prevention. Make lifestyle changes Don’t smokeTobacco use is the single most important risk factor for cancer. It is the cause of nearly 30 percent of all fatal cancers in Canada and a main cause of lung cancer, one of the most preventable cancers. Lung cancer is also the most fatal of all types of cancer, worldwide.  Get busy Good sexual health could translate to better physical health, strengthening…

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