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Month: September 2012

Half of women may have sleep apnea: study

Half of women may have sleep apnea: study

By Kerry Grens     Fri Sep 7, 2012 (Reuters Health) – Fully half of the 400 women given overnight sleep tests in a new Swedish study turned out to have mild-to-severe sleep apnea.In the random population sample of adult women who answered a questionnaire and were monitored while sleeping, half experienced at least five episodes an hour when they stopped breathing for longer than 10 seconds, the minimum definition of sleep apnea.Among women with hypertension or who were obese – two…

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10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

10 Reasons to Eat More Carrots

Carrots are more than a tasty addition to almost any dish. They are also good for your body’s overall health, especially that of the skin, eyes, digestive system and teeth! Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati   September 15, 2012 So if the sweet flavor isn’t enough, enjoy these 10 reasons to eat more carrots: 1. Beta carotene: Carrots are a rich source of this powerful antioxidant, which, among other vital uses, can be converted into vitamin A in the body to help maintain healthy…

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Say These Two Words to Eat Less, Lose Weight: Study

Say These Two Words to Eat Less, Lose Weight: Study

September 13, 2012 | By Amy O’Connor Can saying two simple words help you lose weight and stick to your healthy habits? Researchers cautiously say yes! In a series of experiments, dieters who said “I don’t” rather than “I can’t” when offered tempting treats were more likely to choose healthier options or abstain from food completely, according to a study published in the Journal of Consumer Research. In “‘I Don’t’ versus ‘I Can’t’: When Empowered Refusal Motivates Goal-Directed Behavior,” Vanessa Patrick, Ph.D., of the University of…

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Ont. couple seeks injunction to stop wind-farm expansion

Ont. couple seeks injunction to stop wind-farm expansion

‘I’m not interested in being a guinea pig,’ says resident, citing health concerns of turbines By Dave Seglins, CBC News  Posted: Sep 11, 2012 A rural Ontario couple is heading to court to halt development of a large wind farm near the shores of Lake Huron – at least until Health Canada completes a new two-year study on the potential risks of living next to industrial wind turbines. Lawyers for Shawn and Trish Drennan sent notice Monday to the Ontario government…

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The 10 healthiest foods on the planet

The 10 healthiest foods on the planet

These 10 superfoods are proven, expert-beloved disease fighters and energy boosters, says fitnessmagazine.com. Add them to your meals and get on the fast track to a super-healthy body.SpinachSpinach is rich in two antioxidants that contribute to eye health- lutein and zeaxanthin.LemonsJust one lemon has more than 100 per cent of your daily intake of vitamin C, which may help increase ‘good’ HDL cholesterol levels and strengthen bones. And the citrus flavonoids found in lemons may help inhibit the growth of…

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30 Most Popular Herbs for Natural Medicine

30 Most Popular Herbs for Natural Medicine

Aloe Vera – Antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, wound and burn healer, natural laxative, soothes stomach, helps skin disorders. Basil – Powerful antispasmodic, antiviral, anti-infectious, antibacterial, soothes stomach.Black Cohosh – Relieves menopausal hot flashes, relieves menstrual cramps, helps circulatory and cardiovascular disorders, lowers blood pressure, reduces cholesterol, useful for nervousness and stress. Note: Do not use during pregnancy.Black Walnut – Good for eliminating parasites, good for fungal infections, good for warts and poison ivy, aids digestion.Cinnamon – It has been proven that…

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7 Foods Experts Won’t Eat

7 Foods Experts Won’t Eat

1. GMO FOODS (Any of them) The Expert: Jeffrey Smith, author of Seeds of Deception and founder of Institute for Responsible Technology The Situation: GMO foods encourage the massive spraying of herbicides on our topsoils, polluting the ground, waterways, animals and humans. Scientific studies have shown the RoundUp Ready genes in GMOfoods to transfer to our intestinal flora and the pesticide producing genes, called Bt-toxins, to be present in both unborn fetuses and their mothers. In short, GMO foods pollute our environment and out bodies. No long term health…

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Coconut Health Benefits, Life Saving and Antioxidant Properties

Coconut Health Benefits, Life Saving and Antioxidant Properties

Danica Collins Coconuts are one of the wonder foods on earth that amply provides for all human needs and have multiple health benefits… They can even save your life! Few people (even fewer doctors) understand how important the coconut is to stabilizing blood sugar; lowering cholesterol; healing; hydration; and even replacing blood plasma in an emergency. Referred to as kalpa vriksha (Sanskrit for “the tree that supplies all that is needed to live”) in ancient India, the coconut palm has…

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Sweetened drinks may be linked to premature births

Sweetened drinks may be linked to premature births

By Natasja SheriffNEW YORK | Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:19pm EDT(Reuters Health) – Women who drink a lot of sweet sodas during pregnancy may be more likely to give birth prematurely, a new study suggests.The study, of more than 60,000 pregnant women in Norway, found that those who drank one sugary soda a day were up to 25 percent more likely to give birth prematurely than those who avoided the sweetened drinks.However, it’s not clear whether the drinks themselves are…

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Omega-3s as Study Aid? DHA May Help Lowest-Scoring Readers Improve

Omega-3s as Study Aid? DHA May Help Lowest-Scoring Readers Improve

In a four-month trial of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA, some improvement was seen in children’s reading scores and behavior, but only in the lowest performing studentsBy MAIA SZALAVITZ | @maiasz | September 7, 2012 Supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA may help improve reading skills and behavior in kids who need help most — those whose test scores place them in the bottom 20% of their elementary school class — according to a new controlled trial. Researchers at…

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