Prevention

FDA To Change Food Labels For First Time In 20 Yrs.

Written by on February 27, 2014 in Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
FDA To Change Food Labels For First Time In 20 Yrs.

After more than two decades, the Federal Drug Administration is moving to change nutrition labels to help fight obesity and fit modern eating habits.

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Fried and Grilled Meat May Raise Risk Of Diabetes and Dementia

Written by on February 26, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Fried and Grilled Meat May Raise Risk Of Diabetes and Dementia

Toxic chemicals found at high concentrations in fried and grilled meats may raise the risk of diabetes and dementia, researchers say. US scientists found that rodents raised on a Western-style diet rich in compounds called glycotoxins showed early signs of diabetes, along with brain changes and symptoms that are seen in Alzheimer’s disease.

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One Tree: Over 92 Nutrients and 46 Natural Antioxidants

Written by on February 23, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 5 Comments
One Tree: Over 92 Nutrients and 46 Natural Antioxidants

Moringa oleifera is a tree native to the Himalayas and cultivated throughout the subtropics. Also called the ‘drumstick tree’ due to its odd shape, moringa oleifera grows very well in numerous climate types and offers many health benefits. It has over 92 nutrients and 46 natural antioxidants, as well as anti-inflammatory compounds

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Garlic Substance Effective Against Even The Strongest Bacteria

Written by on February 18, 2014 in Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
Garlic Substance Effective Against Even The Strongest Bacteria

Garlic contains a substance that is particularly effective in encounters with even the hardiest bacterial strains. A young researcher at the University of Copenhagen will soon be defending his PhD thesis on the positive properties of the malodorous plant.

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Mammography is Risky – Consider Safe, Accurate Thermography for Breast Health

Mammography is Risky – Consider Safe, Accurate Thermography for Breast Health

Mammography can increase breast cancer risk and cause spreading of existent tumors. Why is this recommended for screening? Digital infrared thermal imaging (thermography) is safe, accurate and can detect disease years earlier than any other method.

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The Amazing Healing Properties of Fermented Foods

The Amazing Healing Properties of Fermented Foods

There is no lack of scientific confirmation for the indisputable value of fermented food for the promotion of health and wellbeing. In fact, one could consider fermented foods like kimchi, natto, apple cider vinegar, and even – in moderation – wine, coffee, chocolate and beer, ‘medical foods’ of sorts.

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Sugar: Killing us Sweetly. Staggering Health Consequences of Sugar on Health of Americans

Written by on February 3, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 1 Comment
Sugar: Killing us Sweetly. Staggering Health Consequences of Sugar on Health of Americans

In September 2013, a bombshell report from Credit Suisse’s Research Institute brought into sharp focus the staggering health consequences of sugar on the health of Americans. The group revealed that approximately “30%–40% of healthcare expenditures in the USA go to help address issues that are closely tied to the excess consumption of sugar.” The figures suggest that our national addiction to sugar runs us an incredible $1 trillion in healthcare costs each year. The Credit Suisse report highlighted several health conditions including coronary heart diseases, type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which numerous studies have linked to excessive sugar intake….

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14 Alkaline Foods and Drinks for Optimal Health

Written by on February 3, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 1 Comment
14 Alkaline Foods and Drinks for Optimal Health

One study from the Arizona Respiratory Center at the University of Arizona found that foods high in acid content (often those with an abundance of animal proteins and salt and low in fruits and vegetables) can lead to “a sub-clinical or low-grade state of metabolic acidosis,” potentially leading to an increase in the risk of cancer. In an effort to keep that balance within, eating foods that are alkaline-forming can offset the acidity of modern food sources.

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Turmeric’s Curcumin Anti-Inflammatory Properties Prevent Liver Damage, Liver Cirrhosis

Turmeric’s Curcumin Anti-Inflammatory Properties Prevent Liver Damage, Liver Cirrhosis

Researchers in Israel have discovered that turmeric’s curcumin may be a potentially effective natural treatment for liver cirrhosis, an ailment where normal, healthy tissues in the liver are replaced with scar tissues.

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New Study: Meditation Alters Genes Rapidly, Triggers Molecular Changes

Written by on January 30, 2014 in Health, Prevention with 0 Comments
New Study: Meditation Alters Genes Rapidly, Triggers Molecular Changes

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Institute of Biomedical Research in Barcelona, Spain found subjects who partook of 8-hour intensive mindfulness meditation showed significant molecular changes.

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Anti-Inflammatory Power: Turmeric Extract Trumps Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Written by on January 29, 2014 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health, Prevention with 3 Comments
Anti-Inflammatory Power: Turmeric Extract Trumps Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis

As a copious amount of studies would suggest, the spice turmeric is one of the most healing foods in existence. A recent study on the benefits of turmeric was published in the journal Phytotherapy Research in 2012.

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Flaxseed Proven a Potent Healer: Study

Flaxseed Proven a Potent Healer: Study

A promising new study published in the journal Hypertension titled, “Potent antihypertensive action of dietary flaxseed in hypertensive patients,” reveals that dietary flaxseed may represent a powerful therapeutic intervention in patients with cardiovascular disease.

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Cinnamon: King for Regulating Blood Sugar – But Which Kind is Best?

Cinnamon: King for Regulating Blood Sugar – But Which Kind is Best?

Not all ‘cinnamons’ are created equal. The kind you find in your local grocery store may be able to reduce your blood sugar, but a more expensive variety could be even better. Cassia cinnamon is the kind of cinnamon you likely have in your kitchen right now. It’s more abundant and is the type sold in most grocery stores. Ceylon cinnamon is a milder cousin to Cassia, and may be safer to take in higher doses.

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‘Mushrooms of Immortality’: Reishi Mushrooms an Ancient Medicine for Modern Diseases

‘Mushrooms of Immortality’: Reishi Mushrooms an Ancient Medicine for Modern Diseases

In China, reishi mushrooms have earned the nickname, “The Mushrooms of Immortality,” and if their longstanding reputation is any indication, this nickname could be appropriate for a few different reasons. The benefits of these mushrooms aren’t only applicable to diseases and conditions that existed thousands of years ago, but to those that plague mankind today as well.

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Kava Kava For Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Sleeplessness

Written by on January 16, 2014 in Healing & Natural Remedies, Health, Prevention with 2 Comments
Kava Kava For Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Sleeplessness

Kava beverages are used in tropical climates in a manner similar to the use of alcoholic beverages in the West. However, the plant from which the beverage is made from was found to have useful properties for anxiety, hyperactivity, stress, and restlessness.

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