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Month: March 2014

What the Dairy Industry is NOT Telling You

What the Dairy Industry is NOT Telling You

Magda Rod      March 26, 2014 Why are so many people convinced that dairy is the best source of calcium? A strategic marketing campaign from the dairy industry would have us believe that by drinking milk, we will be protected from bone crippling osteoporosis, but the opposite may be true. Starting them young: the dairy industry supplies school curriculum that teaches children about the “nutrition” in cow’s milk. Also, most western doctors carry the “3 glasses of a milk a day…

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A Better Way to Think About Your Body

A Better Way to Think About Your Body

Deepak Chopra MD (official)     Founder, Chopra Foundation We desperately need a new model of the human body. Compliance with the standard model of prevention (moderate exercise, abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, a Mediterranean diet, and stress management) remains fitful and haphazard. Why? It’s not for lack of information but lack of motivation. A positive lifestyle requires that you comply day in and day out for decades if you want to receive the full benefit, which arrives fairly late in life….

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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Stay Positive

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Stay Positive

March 25, 2014    By Sally Wadyka Before you go on Facebook to check out your friends’ status updates, beware of what might happen. According to new research, there’s a high probability that you’ll catch the prevailing mood online—whether it’s positive or negative. That’s right, Facebook feelings are contagious. In a recent study published in the online journal PLOS ONE, James Fowler, professor of medical genetics and political science at University of California, San Diego expanded on previous research he’d done…

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Mother and child activity levels linked: study

Mother and child activity levels linked: study

By Andrew M. Seaman    NEW YORK    Mon Mar 24, 2014 (Reuters Health) – The amount of physical activity mothers get is linked to their children’s activity levels, according to a new study from the UK. Researchers found that the exact relationship between mother and child physical activity depended on certain lifestyle factors, however. “It’s a positive thing that maternal physical activity levels can influence the activity level of their child,” Kathryn Hesketh told Reuters Health. “If more time is spent…

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Scientists Probe Dark Chocolate's Health Secrets

Scientists Probe Dark Chocolate's Health Secrets

Heart benefits may stem from reaction in stomach bacteria, research suggests By Robert Preidt      HealthDay Reporter    WebMD News from HealthDay TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) – It’s said that dark chocolate can be good for your heart, and new research may have uncovered why. Louisiana State University researchers tested cocoa powders in a model of the digestive tract and found that certain bacteria in the stomach eat dark chocolate, ferment it and then release anti-inflammatory compounds that benefit the…

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Canada's obesity rates triple in less than 30 years

Canada's obesity rates triple in less than 30 years

N.L. and N.B. have highest rates of obesity, while rates are lower in western provinces CBC News Posted: Mar 03, 2014 Obesity rates in Canada have tripled between 1985 and 2011, according to a study from Memorial University in St. John’s. Dr. L.K. Twells analyzed national and provincial data from a number of Canadian health surveys conducted in that time period. His findings, published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), project that about 21 per cent of Canadian adults…

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Has the Gluten Health Mystery Been Solved?

Has the Gluten Health Mystery Been Solved?

By Tom Philpott   Wed Feb. 12, 2014 Washington State University’s agriculture research and extension facility in Mount Vernon, about an hour due north along the Puget Sound from Seattle, looks at first glance like any recently built academic edifice: that is to say, boring and austere. On the outside, it’s surrounded by test plots of wheat and other grains, as well as greenhouses, shrouded in the Pacific Northwest’s classic gray skies and mist. Inside, professors and grad students shuffle through…

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5-HTP: Is This Right for You?

5-HTP: Is This Right for You?

by The Dr. Oz Show 5-HTP is a chemical compound that is naturally produced in your body as it makes serotonin, an important hormone for regulating your mood. Some doctors consider 5-HTP to be the best natural appetite suppressant. 5-HTP is also naturally produced in various plants, including the seeds of griffonia simplicifolia, a West African shrub. In addition to suppressing your appetite, there is some research that suggests that 5-HTP can also help treating headaches, insomnia, depression and fibromyalgia…

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Polyphenols Can Aid Gut Health, Boost Longevity

Polyphenols Can Aid Gut Health, Boost Longevity

Written by Kristen Fischer | Published on December 12, 2013 New research on polyphenols shows they can help microorganisms in your digestive system, and may extend your lifespan, too. How can you get more of these antioxidants into your diet? Antioxidants are the wonderful compounds that make some of our favorite foods good for us—dark chocolate and coffee, anyone? Polyphenols, a type of antioxidant, have recently been in the spotlight as researchers uncover the health benefits of eating polyphenol-rich foods….

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6 Great Reasons To Fall In Love With Olive Oil

6 Great Reasons To Fall In Love With Olive Oil

By Austin Perlmutter      March 11, 2014 As a top importer of the world’s olive oil, the United States has a serious passion for this popular salad topper. America’s olive oil consumption has increased by nearly 1000% since the mid 1900s. With all this hype, you might just ask, why? If you haven’t already discovered the benefits of olive oil — or if you’re looking for more reasons to love your favorite fat — here are six characteristics of olive oil…

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