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Month: July 2013

How Turmeric Reduces Oxidative Stress and Supports Your Brain and Heart

How Turmeric Reduces Oxidative Stress and Supports Your Brain and Heart

June 13, 2013  By Dylan Charles   Mae Chan, Prevent Disease   Waking TimesCurcumin has increasingly come under the scientific spotlight in recent years, with studies investigating its potential health benefits. It has even been found to outperform pharmaceuticals in preventing disease. Curcumin is a compound found in the spice turmeric which gives it a natural pigment. It has been linked to a range of health benefits, including potential protection against prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s, protection against heart failure, diabetes, and…

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3 Reasons Why You Should Say Hello to Hemp This Summer

3 Reasons Why You Should Say Hello to Hemp This Summer

by Kate Geagan MS, RD   06/13/2013 Looking for a super simple addition you can make to your diet this summer that delivers significant health benefits? Say hello to hemp.If the thought of eating hemp makes you a little uneasy, rest assured that the edible hemp seeds you see in the store do not contain THC (the psychoactive component of marijuana). In fact, you should think of hemp in the same way you do poppy seeds – which come from the…

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Easy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet & Sticking to It

Easy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet & Sticking to It

Healthy EatingEasy Tips for Planning a Healthy Diet & Sticking to It Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy, stabilizing your mood, and keeping yourself as healthy as possible– all of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition basics and using them in a way that works for you. You can expand your range of healthy food choices and…

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Acid Alkaline Imbalance

Acid Alkaline Imbalance

    Over acidity, which can become a dangerous condition that weakens all body systems, is very common today. It gives rise to an internal environment conducive to disease, as opposed to a pH balanced environment which allows normal body function necessary for the body to resist disease. A healthy body maintains adequate alkaline reserves to meet emergency demands. When excess acids must be neutralized our alkaline reserves are depleted leaving the body in a weakened condition. A pH balanced diet,…

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Probiotics can ‘benefit brain function’

Probiotics can ‘benefit brain function’

By Tim Sandle    May 30, 2013 Scientists now argue that beneficial bacteria ingested in food (‘probiotics’) can affect brain function in humans. This is based on a study of women who consumed probiotic yoghurts. The research found that women who regularly consumed probiotics (a term applied to beneficial bacteria) added to yogurt showed altered brain function in terms of less stress and anxiety when exposed to images designed to trigger such reactions. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of fermented…

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22 Cheap and Easy Ways to Eat Healthy

22 Cheap and Easy Ways to Eat Healthy

by Kate Morin    April 10, 2012 At the Grocery Store 1. Make a grocery list (and stick to it). By heading to the store with a clear list of what’s necessary, it’s much easier to avoid last-minute purchases. (Some studies say shoppers may still make impulsive buys… but the list can’t hurt.) Feeling techy? Try one of the many apps that can help with shopping, like GroceryIQ or Shopper. 2. Don’t go shopping hungry. Even after you take the time…

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5 Foods to Make You Happy (Hint: Omega-3s)

5 Foods to Make You Happy (Hint: Omega-3s)

By Sherry Guastini   June 13, 2012 Do you ever feel depressed or disconnected from your daily life, as if you’re just going through the motions? Are your relationships suffering because you feel numb and joyless? Do you forget appointments or events and then wonder why? Do you have a child who seems to cry easily, feel sad a lot or just seems withdrawn? If so, you are not alone. Depression rates in the U.S. “have roughly tripled over two decades,”…

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Potatoes much healthier than you might think

Potatoes much healthier than you might think

LESLIE BECK     Special to The Globe and Mail     Monday, Jun. 03 2013, 12:00 AM EDTWhite potatoes are often regarded as the “white bread” of vegetables, a starchy food with little nutritional value. The truth is, potatoes are good for you provided, of course, they’re not laden with butter and cream or deep-fried in oil.One medium sized baked Russet potato – with the skin – has 168 calories, no fat, 37 grams of carbohydrate and four grams of fibre….

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How to Avoid Summer’s Health Woes

How to Avoid Summer’s Health Woes

Experts explain strategies for preventing 6 common maladies from ruining your summer funBy Heather Hatfield     WebMD Feature     Reviewed by Louise Chang, MDIt’s summer, which means the mercury is on the rise, the beach is where it’s at, and a cold glass of lemonade is exactly what the doctor ordered.WebMD looks at how to survive the summer season – from heat waves to poison ivy to bad burgers.Dehydration and Heatstroke“Dehydration and heatstroke go hand in hand,” says Peter…

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Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12

What high-vitamin B12 foods can do for you: support production of red blood cells and prevent anemiaallow nerve cells to develop properlyhelp your cells metabolize protein, carbohydrate, and fatWhat events can indicate a need for more high-vitamin B12 foods? red or sore tongue tingling or numbness in feet nervousness heart palpitations depression memory problems Excellent sources of vitamin B12 include calf’s liver, sardines, and salmon What is vitamin B12? Vitamin B12 is one of the most controversial members of the…

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