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Month: December 2015

Is goat milk better than cow milk?

Is goat milk better than cow milk?

Here’s a list of health benefits by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM Published on September 6, 2011, Last Updated on October 1, 2015 While cow’s milk remains one of America’s most common daily drinks, it is interesting to note that it may also be the reason why many Americans experience gas, bloating and other forms of indigestion. When the average cow is given growth hormones, antibiotics, GMO feed, vaccinations and exposed to toxic conditions, it is no…

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This Fine Belief May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

This Fine Belief May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

This belief about ageing may protect against memory loss linked to Alzheimer’s. Holding more positive beliefs about ageing may protect against Alzheimer’s disease, a new study finds. The results come from one of the longest-running studies of ageing in the US. People who thought of the old in negative terms, such as being decrepit, were more likely to show signs of Alzheimer’s themselves. Dr Becca Levy, who led the study, said: “We believe it is the stress generated by the…

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Best before dates and expiry dates: 5 things you may not know

Best before dates and expiry dates: 5 things you may not know

People often confuse best before dates and expiry dates By Aleksandra Sagan, CBC News     Mar 25, 2015  Steak, eggs, canned soup — all kinds of fridge and pantry staples have a best before date on the packaging. People often confuse best before dates with expiration dates, but the two labels tell consumers very different things. “It’s confusing,” says Ellie Topp, a professional home economist. “[The best before] date has nothing to do with the safety of the food….

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The Best Foods to Fight Fatigue

The Best Foods to Fight Fatigue

Alexandra Duron    Greatist Exhaustion isn’t a good look on anyone, but it’s all too easy to burn the candle at both ends in the always-connected world we live in. And when that energy slump hits, you need help. But that doesn’t mean downing a dozen cups of coffee or reaching into the candy bowl. Sugar and caffeine will give you a quick rush, but that’s often followed by a crash. So if you’re searching for sustained energy, look for…

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4 Psychological Studies That May Completely Change The Way You See Yourself

4 Psychological Studies That May Completely Change The Way You See Yourself

by Higher Perspective 1. The wooden door experiment. The wooden door experiment was an experiment conducted by researchers in which college students were targeted. The researchers would ask for directions, and halfway through receiving directions from the students, workmen hauling a large wooden door passed between the two having the discussion, and then another researcher switched places with the individual who was asking for directions. Around half of the participants didn’t notice that the person asking for directions had changed….

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on July 23, 2015 Are you getting enough vitamin B12? Many people don’t, and that deficiency can cause some serious problems. Vitamin B12 does a lot of things for your body. It helps make your DNA and your red blood cells, for examples. Since your body doesn’t make vitamin B12, you’ll need to get it from animal-based foods or from supplements, and it needs to be consumed on a regular basis.  Exactly how much you…

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The Health Benefits of Drinking a Little Pinot Noir Wine Everyday

The Health Benefits of Drinking a Little Pinot Noir Wine Everyday

by Ireland Wolfe, Demand Media Instead of drinking soda, consider drinking wine nightly with your dinner. Like all red wines, pinot noir contains polyphenols, antioxidants that can protect your heart. A specific type of polyphenol, resveratrol, is likely responsible for many of the health benefits. The resveratrol content varies depending on the region where the pinot noir is produced, but generally, the wine is high in this vital antioxidant. Heart Benefits Much research suggests that resveratrol may have a number…

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Your Ultimate High-Fiber Grocery List

Your Ultimate High-Fiber Grocery List

By Gina Shaw    WebMD Feature      Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD The next time you go food shopping, put these items in your cart. They’re great sources of fiber, which can cut your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, is good for your digestion, and helps you feel full. Fruits and Vegetables Apples, bananas, oranges, strawberries all have around 3 to 4 grams of fiber. (Eat the apple peels – that’s where the most fiber is!) Raspberries win the fiber…

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10 ways to get the most nutrients from your food.

10 ways to get the most nutrients from your food.

Think raw is always best? Then you seriously need this. By Lee Helland Wondering if your nutrient intake stacks up? Check out these strategies to make sure you’re getting what you need. Last year, I visited a good friend in Vermont. She and her family live in an old farmhouse on a bunch of land — enough for a massive garden, where she grows most of the plants they eat. Picture rolling green hills, baskets of bright heirloom tomatoes, and…

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7 Ways to Fend Off Holiday Stress (and Stay Grateful!)

7 Ways to Fend Off Holiday Stress (and Stay Grateful!)

By: Jordyn Cormier     November 30, 2015 The holidays are the most joyous time of the year, right? Well for some of us, what should be a pleasant season filled with laughter and mirth turns into a 90 day stress marathon. But do the holidays really have to be strangled by a glittering tinsel of stress? Absolutely not. Here are 7 tactics to fend off holiday stress and truly embrace the holidays. Eat mindfully. Instead of stuffing your face…

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