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Month: April 2013

More evidence adding nuts is a healthy choice

More evidence adding nuts is a healthy choice

By Genevra Pittman   NEW YORK   Fri Apr 26, 2013 (Reuters Health) – People can safely add a few nuts to their diet – or replace other foods with the high-unsaturated fat, high-fiber snacks – without gaining weight, a new review of past studies suggests. Researchers combined data from 31 trials conducted across the globe and found that on average, there was very little difference in changes in weight or waist measurements between people who were put on a normal…

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Pour on the olive oil: Big study finds Mediterranean-style diet cuts heart attack, stroke risk

Pour on the olive oil: Big study finds Mediterranean-style diet cuts heart attack, stroke risk

MARILYNN MARCHIONE / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS    FEBRUARY 25, 2013 Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests this style of eating can cut the chance of suffering heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk of them. The study lasted five years and involved about 7,500 people in Spain. Those who ate Mediterranean-style with lots of olive oil or nuts had a…

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How To Tell If Vitamins Are Synthetic

How To Tell If Vitamins Are Synthetic

Apr 20, 2011    By Cheryl Myers You can make wiser choices when purchasing vitamins by learning to identify synthetic dietary supplements from natural vitamin products. Manufacturers of dietary supplements sometimes use synthetic materials for increasing the vitamin’s potency and stability. According to the Organic Consumers Association, some of these materials come from coal tar derivatives, the same toxins that cause throat cancer in tobacco smokers. Before shopping for vitamin supplements, know what to look for in a vitamin product…

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7 Ways to Curb Junk-Food Cravings

7 Ways to Curb Junk-Food Cravings

April 9, 2013    By Jenny Sugar, POPSUGARDecadent hot-fudge brownie sundaes, greasy chili cheese fries, and ooey-gooey pizza—sometimes it’s hard to resist the temptation of these delicious, high-calorie, sodium- and sugar-laden foods. If your junk-food cravings are taking over and it’s affecting your mood or your weight-loss goals, here are some ways to control your desire for not-so-healthy foods.Set some limits. Going cold turkey and restricting yourself from every single type of crave-worthy junk food may be asking a bit…

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Why your garage could pose a health threat

Why your garage could pose a health threat

Angela Mulholland, CTV News.ca Saturday, April 13, 2013  If you have a garage attached to your house, you could be at higher risk of developing leukemia or other forms of cancer. Health Canada has expressed concern that benzene from car exhaust and other fumes could be entering homes. It’s now working on guidelines to help homeowners prevent the toxic gas from seeping into their homes. Benzene is a volatile organic compound, or VOC, that’s found naturally in crude oil and…

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17 Essential Reasons to Eat Organic Food

17 Essential Reasons to Eat Organic Food

Michelle Schoffro Cook   April 4, 2013 Organic food was the only option for thousands of years.  Now, with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and genetically-modified foods, organic is still the best option.  Here are 17 reasons to eat organic food: 1.  Genetically-modified foods were unleashed on the environment and the public by corporations like Monsanto without prior testing to determine their safety.  In other words, eating genetically-modified foods (which most people in in large amounts) is participating in a long-term, uncontrolled experiment….

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It’s Not Just the Fat: There’s Another Way Red Meat May Harm the Heart

It’s Not Just the Fat: There’s Another Way Red Meat May Harm the Heart

By Alexandra Sifferlin   April 08, 2013 Eating Red, Processed Meat Raises Your Risk of Early Death Saturated fat? Cholesterol? Sure, red meat has plenty of those, but it also contains a compound that toys with gut bacteria and can lead to clogged arteries.When it comes to explaining exactly why steaks and hamburgers and other red meats can be so harmful to the heart, the saturated fat that the body breaks down and sequesters in blood vessel walls where they…

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Tactics to Eat Less at the Buffet Table

Tactics to Eat Less at the Buffet Table

Study reveals how people stay in control when faced with endless portions, many choices By Brenda Goodman  HealthDay Reporter  WebMD News from HealthDay FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) – Few situations can trip up someone who is watching their weight like an all-you-can-eat buffet. But a new research letter published in the April issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests two strategies that may help dieters survive a smorgasbord: Picking up a smaller plate and circling the buffet…

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Music as medicine has huge potential, study suggests

Music as medicine has huge potential, study suggests

McGill University researchers sought patterns in 400 published researcher papers CBC News Posted: Apr 1, 2013  Music boosts the body’s immune system and is more effective than prescription drugs in reducing anxiety before a surgery, a research review from two psychologists at Montreal’s McGill University suggests. “I think the promise of music as medicine is that it’s natural and it’s cheap and it doesn’t have the unwanted side effects that many pharmaceutical products do,” said Daniel Levitin, who co-authored the…

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10 Foods High in Calcium

10 Foods High in Calcium

By Dr. Edward F. Group III DC, ND, DACBN, DABFM Guest Writer for Wake Up World     20th February 2013 We all know that we need adequate amounts of calcium in our diet for strong bones and teeth. And while most people associate calcium with the consumption of cow’s milk, although recent research reveals a different story. Although homogenized and pasteurized milk does have high amounts of this important mineral it is not well absorbed or utilized in the body,…

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