Archive for September, 2016

How to Beat Sugar Addiction Easily

How to Beat Sugar Addiction Easily

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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By Jacob Teitelbaum, MD Are you a sugar addict? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. american adults consume about 15 to 18 percent of our calories from sugars that are added to foods during processing — or 140 to 150 pounds of sugar per person per year! A mind-blowing 37 percent of added sugars […]

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Vitamin D for Kids with Eczema

Vitamin D for Kids with Eczema

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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A daily vitamin D supplement might be helpful for children with eczema that gets worse in the winter. A recent study included 107 kids between the ages of 2 and 17, all with atopic dermatitis that flared up in cold weather. The children were divided into two groups — those who received 1,000 IU of […]

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The Skinny on Fat: More of the Good, Less of the Bad

The Skinny on Fat: More of the Good, Less of the Bad

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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Here’s the good news: Over the last three decades, we Americans have cut our intake of artery-clogging saturated and trans fats. The bad news? We’re still not consuming enough of the healthy omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) found in fatty fish. A recent report, which looked at surveys that polled […]

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Improve Your Mood with Selenium

Improve Your Mood with Selenium

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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A recent study from New Zealand finds that maintaining optimal levels of selenium may improve mood and be associated with a reduced risk of depressive symptoms in young adults aged 17 to 25. Study authors found that both too low and too high levels of this trace mineral may have a detrimental impact on mood. […]

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Sip Green Tea for Memory

Sip Green Tea for Memory

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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Extracts from green tea may boost a range of cognitive functions, with particular benefits for short-term memory. Japanese researchers recently found that two grams per day of green tea powder daily for three months benefited elderly nursing home residents, aged 88, on average, with cognitive dysfunction. This study adds to growing evidence of the benefits […]

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Flavoniods: The Key to Healthy Aging?

Flavoniods: The Key to Healthy Aging?

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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Flavones, flavanones, anthocyanins, and flavonols — flavonoids, or plant chemicals found naturally in fruits and veggies such as oranges, berries, onions, and apples — may boost healthy aging in women. A Harvard study reports that women with the highest intake of flavoniods during middle age were most likely to experience healthy aging, which study authors […]

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Supplements to Support Women

Supplements to Support Women

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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By Jolie Root Women are busier than ever. As a result we suffer nutritionally because of time-crunched, multitasking lifestyles and eating on the run. Not surprisingly, surveys show that most women are not getting 100 percent of the various vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that support peak health. The busier the woman, the less likely it […]

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What Are Telomeres?

What Are Telomeres?

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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By Jolie Root The aging process is inevitable — but to a great extent, aging well and staying healthy are under our control. Positive lifestyle changes, such as adopting a healthy diet and moderate exercise, affect how we age. These healthy choices impact structures on our genes called telomeres. Biological age can be predicted by […]

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Stay Well This Winter: 4 Steps to Boost Immunity Naturally

Stay Well This Winter: 4 Steps to Boost Immunity Naturally

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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By Margaret Jones By this time of year, many of us are so over winter — the cold weather, the sniffling, the sneezing . . . it seems like everyone has had their turn fighting the latest ‘bug’ going around. And if you have kids, forget about it — a wintertime cold or the flu […]

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All in a Day’s Work: Is Job Stress Affecting Your Health?

All in a Day’s Work: Is Job Stress Affecting Your Health?

Posted on 21. Sep, 2016 by .

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By Jack Challem Is your job stressing you out? Stress can deplete important nutrients and take a toll on other aspects of health, including sleep and eating habits. It’s important to supplement with the nutrients that are depleted by stress and those that are needed for the body to produce a healthy stress response. Many […]

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