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The Food Flavouring That Causes Dementia

The Food Flavouring That Causes Dementia

90% use too much of a flavouring that can cause inflammation of blood vessels in the brain. A high-salt diet is linked to dementia, new research finds. Salt causes the delicate lining of the brain’s blood vessels to inflame, because of signals sent from the gut. Fully 90% of Americans consume above the recommended dietary maximum of 2,300 mg per day. Dr Costantino Iadecola, study co-author, said: “We discovered that mice fed a high-salt diet developed dementia even when blood…

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Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

by APRIL McCARTHY    March 7, 2013 The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, including alopecia, asthma and eczema. A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. ‘This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of…

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Top 10 Ways To Stop Cravings For Sugar, Salt and Fats

Top 10 Ways To Stop Cravings For Sugar, Salt and Fats

by Dr. Mark Hyman     October 14, 2013According to a recent article in the New York Times, “Food Corporations Turn to Chefs in a Quest for Healthy Flavor,” Big Food companies like PepsiCo, Kellogg’s, and even fast food giants like Taco Bell are changing their ways in response to the increasing public demand for healthier food options. To improve their image as healthy food manufacturers, Big Food corporations have called upon top chefs to help them create healthy menu…

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Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

Scientists Officially Link Processed Foods To Autoimmune Disease

March 8, 2013  by: True Activist The modern diet of processed foods, takeaways and microwave meals could be to blame for a sharp increase in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, including alopecia, asthma and eczema. A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame. ‘This study is the first to indicate that excess refined and processed salt may be one of the…

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6 Simple Steps to Keep Your Heart Healthy

6 Simple Steps to Keep Your Heart Healthy

A healthy heart – and a healthier you – starts today with these quick tips. By Wendy C. Fries WebMD  Feature Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD  Keeping your heart healthy is simple when you look at the big picture: Get exercise. Eat right. Stress less. Watch your weight. Don’t smoke. Putting those goals into action, of course, isn’t so simple. Which matter most? How can you put them into daily practice? Here are practical hints for a way of…

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High blood pressure and healthy eating

High blood pressure and healthy eating

It’s always wise to make healthy food choices. It becomes even more important when treating hypertension. Changing the foods you eat is a great way to help lower blood pressure. Eating healthier foods at home and outside of the home is an important part of reaching a goal of lower blood pressure. Here are some tips on eating to help lower blood pressure: Limit your alcohol intake to 2 drinks daily or less, to a maximum of 9 drinks per…

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