NEW STUDY – The Link Between Walking And Diabetes


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It is now suggested that training with alternating levels of walking intensity may be better than walking at a constant speed to help manage blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes. The effects of exercise on blood sugar control in individuals with type 2 diabetes have been well documented but the optimal exercise intensity Read More


A Celebratory Pause For Pawpaws


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Annona, Custard-Apple, Sugar-Apple, Soursop, Poor Man’s Banana, Hoosier Banana, and Banango—these are just a few “terms of endearment” expressed by devotees of the humble pawpaw. The pawpaw plant, by any of its mouthwatering names, produces the largest edible fruit indigenous to North America. Late summer is pawpaw season and in September they are at their Read More


Why You Need To Watch What Your Fruits And Vegetables Eat



We know that people suffering from food allergies have to watch what they eat. Now, a study reveals that they may also have to watch what their fruits and vegetables eat – because it is possible to have an allergic reaction to antibiotic residues in food. Specifically, allergists examined the case of a 10-year-old girl Read More


More Bad News For Energy Drink Lovers


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Last month we told you about the dangers of high acidity in sports drinks. Now, new research claims that energy drinks can cause heart problems. The research – provided by the European Society of Cardiology – states that consuming a number of energy drinks in a row can lead to many adverse conditions such as Read More


Sleep Well And You Will Be Well – Study And Campaign Advocates


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New research – from a study for the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project – underscores the importance of sleep and suggests that sleeping seven to eight hours per night is associated with the lowest risk of absence from work due to sickness. The study took a look at 3,760 men and women 30 to 64 Read More


The Slow Food Movement Gains Momentum


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One-hour dry cleaners…30-minute pizza delivery…same-day eyeglass service…minute clinics…and instant lottery winnings. In a world screaming, “I gotta-have-it-now-no-matter-what,” the idea of slow anything flies in the face of the whole culture. Right? Well, if the slow food movement has anything to say about it, it’ll fly slowly, but relentlessly in the face of the fast food Read More


A Dental Discussion With Coulter Crowley, DDS


Coulter Crowley, DDS

What is your dental background and experience? COULTER: I received my DDS degree from UCLA in 1991 and have been practicing cosmetic and general dentistry for 23 years. What procedures and dental technology/treatment methods do you specialize in and why do you use them? My expertise is safely removing mercury fillings and replacing them with Read More


Steep Decline In Tooth Loss, Increase In Socioeconomic Disparities Found By Study



The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled “Projections of U.S. Edentulism Prevalence Following Five Decades of Decline.” This study, by lead researcher Gary Slade, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, follows edentulism (tooth loss) over the last hundred years and highlights the numbers of people losing teeth Read More


10 Dental Care Tips Every Dentist Should Pass Along To His Patients


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 It is always a good time for your dentist to educate or even just remind patients about 10 great things they should be doing as part of their oral hygiene regimen. Here they are: 1)      Make it a point to visit your dentist every six months. Even if you think your teeth are fine – Read More


A Closer Look At The Positive Effects Of Physical Activity


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New evidence suggests that being physically active may significantly improve musculoskeletal and overall health as well as minimize or delay the effects of aging. The findings appear in a review of the latest research on senior athletes ages 65 and up in the September issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Read More


Blueberries – It’s All About The Flavor



While most people are aware of the health benefits found in blueberries, it is the taste that keeps them coming back for more. And now a new study – conducted by University of Florida researchers – backs up the message that fruit consumers value flavor the most. In two recent national online surveys, 61 percent Read More


Let’s Hear It For Artichoke Power!



Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus. Try saying that three times really fast. Okay, how about this: ar-ti-choke. Not a whole lot better, right? Well the word artichoke, [also known as Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus]  may not roll trippingly off your tongue, but it’s one of best foods you can put in your mouth. Artichokes are a Read More


Tonsil Stones: Why They Form And How You Can Treat Them



Tonsilloliths or tonsil stones are an assemblage of calcified material formed in the tonsil glands. This material contains large quantities of calcium along with magnesium, ammonia, phosphorous and carbonate and on average they can weigh between 30 milligrams and 42 grams. Similar to glands, your tonsils are present in your throat towards the back side. Read More


Fomenting Fermentation: An Ode To Following Your Gut


Fermentation….hmmm. The word makes your mouth pucker, doesn’t it? And I suppose that if you imbibe something that has been fermented long enough, it’ll make your brain pucker, too.  I guess I’ve always associated the word fermentation with other equally unpalatable, puckery words like pickled, sour, pungent, and soused – it all sounds, you know, Read More


Boost Your Brain Health With Baked Or Broiled Fish


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Researchers now say that eating baked or broiled fish once a week is good for the brain – and that is regardless of how much fatty acid it contains. In fact, the anti-oxidant effect of omega-3 fatty acids – found in high amounts in fish, seeds, nuts and certain oils – have also been associated Read More