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Month: July 2012

Is This GMO Chemical Worse than DDT?

Is This GMO Chemical Worse than DDT?

Dr. Mercola July 1, 2012 Dr. Don Huber is an expert in an area of science that relates to the toxicity of genetically engineered (GE) foods. (Alternative terms for GE foods include “GM” or “genetically modified,” and “GMO” or “genetically modified organism.”) His specific areas of training include soil-borne diseases, microbial ecology, and host-parasite relationships. Dr. Huber also taught plant pathology, soil microbiology, and micro-ecological interactions as they relate to plant disease as a staff Professor at Purdue University for 35…

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How Do I Know If I’m Dehydrated?

How Do I Know If I’m Dehydrated?

by Kristine Lockwood      July 2, 2012“Dry mouth, headache, and dizziness may occur.” Sounds like the fine print warnings on a medication bottle, right? But these symptoms can also indicate dehydration. Yikes! Dehydration occurs when the body loses too much fluid and can’t adequately replace it. This can happen for a number of reasons, but it’s most commonly due to fever (more water evaporates when body temperature goes up), diarrhea, vomiting, or long periods of exercise with excessive sweating…

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8 Great Gluten-Free Foods You Need to Know

8 Great Gluten-Free Foods You Need to Know

By Katrine van Wyk You can certainly live a delicious and gluten-free life without resorting to cardboard crackers or highly processed, gluten-free baked goods and cookies! There are plenty of nutritious alternatives out there that also happen to be gluten-free. Whether you just want to cut back on your intake of this hard-to digest, glue-like protein, have an allergy or sensitivity to gluten or you simply want some new ideas to supplement in to your diet – these foods will rock…

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5 Important Lifestyle Changes for Migraine Patients

5 Important Lifestyle Changes for Migraine Patients

Daily habits may make a difference in your migraines. By Gina Shaw       Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Jennifer Metzger, a 40-year-old attorney and mom of two young daughters in northern New Jersey, has battled migraines since she was 10. “Back then, they didn’t call them migraines,” she says. “My mom always said that I was ‘prone to headaches.’” Over the years, Metzger says she’s tried pretty much every standard migraine treatment available — from triptan medications to anticonvulsant drugs and…

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Keep a journal, don’t skip meals to shed weight: study

Keep a journal, don’t skip meals to shed weight: study

By Patricia Reaney Fri Jul 13, 2012  (Reuters) – Want to drop those extra pounds without starving yourself? Keeping a food journal, not skipping meals and eating out less often, particularly for lunch, will help, according to new research released on Friday. Scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, in a study that looked at the impact of various self-monitoring techniques in older overweight and obese women, showed that simple changes in behavior can make a difference on…

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Gain time for yourself by giving it to others

Gain time for yourself by giving it to others

Altruism pays with a sense of ‘time affluence’ CBC News    Jul 13, 2012 If it seems as if there’s never enough hours in the day to do all the things you want — try reversing that feeling by volunteering your time to do things for other people. A new U.S. study suggests that helping others boosts our sense of personal competence and efficiency, which in turn stretches out time in our minds. And ultimately, giving time makes people more willing…

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The Supernut: Walnuts Pack a Powerful Dose of Antioxidants

The Supernut: Walnuts Pack a Powerful Dose of Antioxidants

By ALICE PARKIf you’re eager to boost your body’s levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants, look no further than the walnut.It turns out that walnuts are the superheroes of the nut world, at least when it comes to content of antioxidants, which can fight the free-radical damage that contributes to cancer, heart disease, premature aging and cell death.In a presentation to the American Chemical Society, Joe Vinson, a professor of chemistry at Scranton University, reported that a gram of walnuts contains nearly…

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Babies in dog-owning families may be healthier

Babies in dog-owning families may be healthier

By Andrew M. Seaman   NEW YORK   Mon Jul 9, 2012 (Reuters Health) – Dogs are no longer just man’s best friend: The furry family members may also protect infants against breathing problems and infections, a new study suggests.Researchers found that Finnish babies who lived with a dog or – to a lesser extent – a cat spent fewer weeks with ear infections, coughs or running noses. They were also less likely to need antibiotics than infants in pet-free homes.Dr. Eija…

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What is the Difference Between Whole Grain and Whole Wheat?

What is the Difference Between Whole Grain and Whole Wheat?

Whole Wheat vs Whole GrainPeople are often confused when they talk about whole wheat and whole grain. It may be difficult to distinguish between whole grain and whole wheat, because they look very similar. Though one can come across many similarities between whole grain and whole wheat, one can also find many differences between the two.Whole grain contains the entire grain kernel, which includes the bran, endosperm and germ. However, whole wheat is a refined grain that has lost the…

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The Exhaustion Cure

The Exhaustion Cure

Body+Soul, March 2009 Are you feeling stressed, fatigued, and burned out? Discover the top 10 ways to put a stopper in your personal energy drains Consider this simple question: How are you?We answer it 10 times a day, often rejoining with a clipped “Fine” or “Busy!” accompanied by a glazed smile. But when your best friend or spouse asks, perhaps you tell the deeper truth: You’re stressed out and tired. Really tired. “Busy,” “stressed,” and “tired” are intimately connected. They…

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