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Month: September 2012

Cancer Fighting Foods/Spices

Cancer Fighting Foods/Spices

The National Cancer Institute estimates that roughly one-third of all cancer deaths may be diet related. What you eat can hurt you, but it can also help you. Many of the common foods found in grocery stores or organic markets contain cancer-fighting properties, from the antioxidants that neutralize the damage caused by free radicals to the powerful phytochemicals that scientists are just beginning to explore. There isn’t a single element in a particular food that does all the work: The…

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13 Reasons Tea Is Good for You

13 Reasons Tea Is Good for You

Tea or coffee? Consider these health benefits of tea and the next time you have to choose, you may skip the joe By LAURA NEWCOMER | GREATIST.COM | September 4, 2012   Put down those saucer cups and get chugging — tea is officially awesome for your health. But before loading up on Red Zinger, make sure that your “tea” is actually tea. Real tea is derived from a particular plant (Camellia sinensis) and includes only four varieties: green, black, white,…

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10 worst household products for greenwashing

10 worst household products for greenwashing

Marketplace investigation reveals the truth behind environmental claims CBC News  Posted: Sep 14, 2012  Biodegradable, natural and non-toxic are environmentally friendly promises plastered across many household products, but a CBCMarketplace investigation found that a number of them amount to little more than greenwashing. “There’s so much greenwash on shelves today, it’s just overwhelming,” said Adria Vasil, a columnist and author of the Ecoholic book series. “It’s like a tsunami of greenwash really.” Figuring out whether products are actually environmentally friendly can…

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4 Food Strategies to Boost Brain Function

4 Food Strategies to Boost Brain Function

Molly, selected from Experience Life August 27, 2012   By Michael J. Gelb, Experience Life While there are many positive aspects to aging, we’re more familiar with the things that can go wrong. For all the wisdom we gain from experience, we’re more apt to worry about memory loss. We fret over rusty neurotransmitters and cloudy thinking. So we diligently do crossword puzzles, wrestle with brainteasers and learn to play musical instruments — for the intrinsic joy, of course, but…

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31% of Canadian kids are overweight or obese

31% of Canadian kids are overweight or obese

Prevalence unchanged in decade but remains ‘a public health concern’ CBC News   Sep 20, 2012  Almost a third of Canadians aged five to 17 are overweight or obese, Statistics Canada finds. The prevalence of overweight and obese Canadian children hasn’t increased over the past decade, but the agency said Thursday that it remains a public health concern. Using World Health Organization standards of measurement, 31.5 per cent of five- to 17-year-olds — an estimated 1.6 million Canadians — were classified…

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The Economics of Organic Food

The Economics of Organic Food

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2009 by Portland Press Herald (Maine) Conference Takes on Economics of Organic Food by Avery Yale Kamila Only rich people can afford to eat locally grown, organic food. Have you heard that one before? I have, and it’s sure to come up during the “Can Maine Feed Itself?” keynote discussion taking place at next month’s Maine Fare festival in the midcoast.The panel brings together a number of movers and shakers from Maine’s food scene for…

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Arsenic Found in Rice at High Levels

Arsenic Found in Rice at High Levels

By Brenda Goodman, MAWebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD Sept. 19, 2012 – Arsenic is found in a wide variety of rice and rice products, sometimes at levels that are higher than safe limits set for drinking water, new tests confirm. Separate test results were released on Wednesday by Consumer Reports, the FDA, and by Lisa Madigan, the attorney general for the state of Illinois. Madigan has been testing rice products as part of a state investigation into arsenic in food….

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10 Life Changing Tips Inspired By Deepak Chopra

10 Life Changing Tips Inspired By Deepak Chopra

published June 1, 2012 1. Let Go “Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” 2. Nothing Is Impossible “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” 3. Embrace the Unknown. “Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.”  4….

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Optimism, Laughter May Bring Long Life

Optimism, Laughter May Bring Long Life

Study found centenarians were often extroverts who embraced the world By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) — If you want to live a long life, accent the positive and keep laughing, say researchers who have found that centenarians are often extroverts who embrace the world from an optimistic and carefree perspective. The findings stem from the Longevity Genes Project, launched by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. All the participants in the…

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Acupuncture Works, One Way Or Another

Acupuncture Works, One Way Or Another

September 11, 2012 | By Amanda Gardner Many people with chronic pain swear by acupuncture, but skeptics of the ancient needle-based treatment have long claimed that it’s little more than an elaborate placebo. A new study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine appears to at least somewhat vindicate the acupuncture believers. After re-analyzing data from 29 high-quality clinical trials dating back to the 1990s, researchers have concluded that the pain relief derived from acupuncture is partly real, in that…

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