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Month: April 2016

Two Ways You And Your Family Can Help Minimize Your Cancer Risk

Two Ways You And Your Family Can Help Minimize Your Cancer Risk

By: Care2 Healthy Living Guest Blogger David Benjamin    April 16, 2016 Disease affects all of our lives on some level or another. Our families are affected by it, our friends and co-workers too. Most people only see disease as either a distant potential future event, or something that affects their friends and family. Unfortunately, disease can become a part of our life overnight if we don’t take the right actions to live a healthy lifestyle each day. Did you…

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How Fast Food Messes With Your Hormones

How Fast Food Messes With Your Hormones

Alexandra Sifferlin @acsifferlin  April 13, 2016      A new study shows people who eat fast food have higher levels of chemicals in their system If you want to eat healthy, you’ll need to forgo fast food, which is high in sodium, sugar and grease. A new study supplies even more incentive to do so by finding that fast food is a source of chemicals called phthalates, which have been linked to a list of possible health burdens like hormone…

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Why Complaining Is Literally Killing You & Making You Sick

Why Complaining Is Literally Killing You & Making You Sick

April 4, 2016    by Sharmini Gana We all do it — you know, complain about people or situations in our life. We may even call it “venting” in an effort to disguise our complaining, but when it all boils down to it, they’re both the same behaviour. On the surface, complaining may seem harmless — perhaps even helpful, as venting may make us feel better — but complaining can have serious physical and mental ramifications. Society itself seems to…

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12 Foods to Help You Focus

12 Foods to Help You Focus

by: Emily Holland Staying focused in today’s world can be a challenge. Technology presents countless distractions. The constant ping from your smartphone—alerting you to the latest social media notification or text message—can cause even the most focused individual to become scattered. But technology isn’t solely to blame. Stress can add to the challenge. Aging can also play a role as your ability to ignore distractions can decline as you get older. What many people may not realize is that diet…

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Real Preventive Medicine: The 5 Keys to Staying Healthy

Real Preventive Medicine: The 5 Keys to Staying Healthy

Elson M. Haas, MD What is called “Preventive Medicine” in America in the 21st Century is really more appropriately termed early intervention and early diagnosis. Having immunization injections or taking tests such as x-rays and mammograms, prostate exams, and blood tests are not really preventive in nature. Rather, they are an attempt to detect diseases in an early state. What is promoted as cancer prevention with the use of mammograms or prostate exams, sigmoidoscopes or colonoscopes is really early cancer…

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11 Awe-Inspiring Facts You Never Knew About Your Brain

11 Awe-Inspiring Facts You Never Knew About Your Brain

by Annalise Mantz for Thrive Market      April 8, 2016  It only weighs 3 pounds. It runs on about 20 watts of electricity. It’s what sets us apart from other animals. Figure it out yet? We’re talking about the human brain. While it’s undoubtedly the most important organ, we tend to forget about it while it’s quietly keeping the body breathing, walking, and talking. The brain does so much, in fact, that scientists still don’t understand exactly why and…

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A Handful of Walnuts a Day May Help Lower Cholesterol: Study

A Handful of Walnuts a Day May Help Lower Cholesterol: Study

Relaxnews    Published Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Results of a study published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care showed that adding walnuts to the daily diet of those at high risk of developing diabetes lowered cholesterol and improved blood vessel cell wall function while also boosting overall quality of diet. Researchers followed 31 women and 81 men, all varying in age between 25 and 75, and all at a high risk of developing diabetes. Participants were in two…

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Edible Marijuana in Canada’s Future

Edible Marijuana in Canada’s Future

Pesto With a Punch: Edible Marijuana in Canada’s Future Munching treats like ‘weedish meatballs’ may soon outpace smoking, but some doctors are concerned By Chris Brown, Chris Corday, CBC News  Last Updated: Apr 09, 2016 Canada’s infatuation with getting a legal high may soon lead straight to Mary Jean Dunsdon’s Vancouver kitchen. The self-described diva of cooking with cannabis has been baking and selling intoxicating edibles for the better part of 20 years. “I’ve easily sold 700,000 to one million…

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Potatoes Are Healthy

Potatoes Are Healthy

By: Becky Striepe   April 8, 2016  Potatoes sometimes get disregarded because we associate them with greasy fries and chips, but whole potatoes cooked with healthy techniques give you a lot of nutritional bang for your buck. My family eats a LOT of potatoes. Mashed, baked, roasted or steamed, sometimes we eat potatoes every single night of the week. No, really. My first cookbook was inspired by my husband’s enthusiasm for my dairy-free mashed potatoes. Potato Nutrition The problem with…

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The Everyday Foods Which Reduce Social Anxiety

The Everyday Foods Which Reduce Social Anxiety

People who are particularly neurotic may benefit from this group of common foods — plus exercise. People who eat more fermented foods have lower social anxiety, a new study finds. The benefit is particularly noticeable amongst people who are highly neurotic. Neurotic people are prone to anxiety. Fermented foods that are a regular part of the Western diet include milk, cheese, yogurt and bread. They typically contain probiotics, which are likely behind the benefit. Professor Matthew Hilimire, one of the…

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