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Month: July 2014

Five Reasons to Avoid Plastic Containers

Five Reasons to Avoid Plastic Containers

By Joshua Corn    Guest writer for Wake Up World The great American novelist Norman Mailer once said, “I sometimes think that there is a malign force loose in the universe that is the social equivalent of cancer, and it’s plastic. It infiltrates everything. It’s metastasis. It gets into every single pore of productive life.” You would think this was a recent quote, something he might have said after the green movement became popular. But no – he said this…

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9 Rules Of Smart Snacking

9 Rules Of Smart Snacking

BY JEANETTE BRONÉE     JULY 28, 2014 As a health and nutrition consultant, two big questions I’m always asked are: When should I snack? and What should I snack on? Snacking often ends up being more like erratic eating so here are some tips to help you snack smartly: 1. Snack when your hunger is real. When there is too much time between meals, you might need a bite to hold you over. The stomach takes three to four…

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Health Benefits of Onions

Health Benefits of Onions

Onion Health Research Onions not only provide flavor, they also provide important nutrients and health-promoting phytochemicals. High in vitamin C, onions are a good source of dietary fiber, and folic acid. They also contain calcium, iron, and have a high protein quality (ratio of mg amino acid/gram protein). Onions are low in sodium and contain no fat. Onions contain quercetin, a flavonoid (one category of antioxidant compounds). Antioxidants are compounds that help delay or slow the oxidative damage to cells…

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7 Food Rules Anyone Can Live By

7 Food Rules Anyone Can Live By

BY ASHLEY KOFF     JULY 21, 2014  As a registered dietician, every time I begin a talk or a client session with “better nutrition is actually simple” I get looks that range from incredulous, to hopeful, to (frankly) pissed off. Because if there’s one thing most people agree on today, it’s that nutrition — what to really eat, drink, and pop to achieve your personal health goals — is confusing. It seems to change every day and so dramatically…

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10 reasons to eat sourdough bread

10 reasons to eat sourdough bread

A Healthy Bread That is Good For You! by Halle Cottis  There is so much debate out there on whether or not we should be consuming grains.  I agree, that modernized grains are most likely not good for you.  Most of them are made from genetically modified grains and can damage your health.  For the past year or so, I have eliminated grains from my diet…I needed the break.  I have slowly started to reintroduce grains back to my diet….

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Need A Natural Energy Boost? Here Are 7 Food Strategies

Need A Natural Energy Boost? Here Are 7 Food Strategies

Kara, selected from TreeHugger     July 19, 2014 Food is fuel for our bodies, and our bodies reflect what we put into them. By learning how to eat in ways that boost energy and combat fatigue, you can do a lot to optimize your mental and physical performance throughout the day. 1. Make sure you’re getting enough iron Iron is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States. An estimated 10 percent of women between 20 and 40…

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Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress

Bingeing On Bad News Can Fuel Daily Stress

by JON HAMILTON    July 10, 2014  Tracking frightening events closely for days on end even overwhelms some newshounds. If you’re feeling stressed these days, the news media may be partly to blame. At least that’s the suggestion of a national survey conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health. The survey of more than 2,500 Americans found that about 1 in 4 said they had experienced a “great deal” of stress in…

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5 Tricks to Avoid Being Hungry All the Time

5 Tricks to Avoid Being Hungry All the Time

July 11, 2014    By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Once, one of my clients half-jokingly requested an exorcism from the demon possessing her body: hunger. Kind of a gruesome analogy but, truth be told, it’s fairly accurate considering how out of control she felt. When my clients struggle like this, I often say I wish I could wave a magic wand to make it all better, which of course I can’t. But what I can do is offer some tried…

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Send the kids outside to play: study

Send the kids outside to play: study

BY RONNIE COHEN     NEW YORK      Thu Jul 17, 2014 (Reuters Health) – Children who spend time outdoors after school are more likely to be physically fit, a new study shows. Researchers found that Canadian kids who spent most of their after-school time outside were three times more likely to meet guidelines for daily physical activity and were in better shape than those who spent all of their after-school time indoors. “This is just evidence reifying how…

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13 Small Choices That Can Change Your Life In Great Ways

13 Small Choices That Can Change Your Life In Great Ways

By   Dr. Jon Lieff   October 29, 2013  We know that food is our medicine. But movement is also our medicine. We have tremendous power to create health and cure disease through how we move in our bodies, all day, every day. Read While practicing neuropsychiatry and studying neuroscience for 40 years, my interest expanded from the human brain to include evidence of mind throughout nature—in animals, plants, microbes, and other cells. Amazingly, even plants and cells have intelligence, which…

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