Can Pears Help Manage Diabetes?

 

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You’ve heard the old saying that “An apple a day keeps the doctors away” but now pears can have their own phrase – something like “A Pear a day can be a part of a healthy diet that helps manage diabetes.” Not as catchy, I know, but it’s true. A new study – published in Read More

 


Food Additives Part 2: More Than A Matter Of Taste

 

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When it comes to our choices of fashion or lovers, the old saying that there’s no accounting for some people’s taste holds true. But it’s usually not a matter of life and death. Our food choices are another matter entirely. What tastes good is not necessarily good for us and in fact some foods can Read More

 


The Importance Of Developing Healthy Eating Habits As A Child

 

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Developing good eating habits in children and providing them with a healthy diet not only provides them with the important nutrients they need to grow, but also promotes better concentration and alertness. This also translates into good mental, physical and emotional health. Developing good eating habits also helps fight obesity. Nearly one in four children Read More

 


Dental Practice Tips For Continued Success

 

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There are many aspects to running a successful dental practice – and the way you manage yours will leave a lasting impression on your patients as well as impact your retention success and bottom line. Here’s a few tips to always keep in mind as you continue to build and grow your practice. Keep Your Read More

 


Treating A Common Gum Condition Could Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack In Kidney Disease Patients

 

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Treating a common gum condition in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients could significantly reduce their risk of potentially fatal heart disease, Aston University researchers say. Over 10% of the adult population have CKD and those affected often have poor health outcomes due to an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease compared to the general population. CKD Read More

 


New Survey: Oral Pain Specialists Treat Complex Issues

 

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Andres Pinto, an orofacial pain and oral medicine specialist at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, often feels like the doctor in the television series House, who solves medical mysteries each week. Pinto is among about 700 facial pain and oral medicine specialists nationally who patients often turn to when their own doctors Read More

 


The Link Between Health Risks And Worker Productivity

 

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Can changes in employee health risk factors have a significant impact on work productivity? Yes, says a new report in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. The researchers took a look at 97,000 health assessment surveys of workers between 2009 and 2011. The participants’ “Health Risk Scores” were analyzed as predictors of work Read More

 


Power-Packed Pomegranates And Persimmons

 

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Last week we told you about the link between dates and red pomegranates – and that consuming them together is a winning combination against heart disease. This week we expand on the power of pomegranates and persimmons. Pomegranates The pomegranate, which means “apple seeded” in Medieval Latin, first grew thousands of years ago in Iran, Read More

 


Protein, Carbs And Long-Term Weight Gain

 

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Researchers have learned that making small but consistent changes to the types of protein and carbohydrate-rich foods you eat can have a big impact on long-term weight gain. The results were reported this week in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The Studies Researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts Read More

 


Can Working Up A Sweat Save Your Life?

 

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Researchers surveying a large group of middle-aged and older adults report that physical activity that makes you sweat is key to avoiding an early death. In fact, they found that the risk of mortality for those who included some vigorous activity was nine to 13 percent lower compared with those who only undertook moderate activity. Read More

 


The Perks Of Papaya

 

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Papayas originated in Mexico, Central, and South America, but have migrated around the globe. Indeed, India is now the top producer of this delicious super-fruit. It is ranked among the top five favorite tropical fruits in the world, and is enjoyed all over the world from Australia to Tanzania. Papayas with yellow or red flesh Read More

 


Can Dates And Pomegranates Keep The Doctor Away?

 

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Red pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants and research shows that eating organic pomegranate seeds and drinking pomegranate juice can increase oxygen levels to the heart and significantly reduce oxidative stress. Dates, which are rich sources of phenolic radical scavenger antioxidants, also inhibit the oxidation of LDL and stimulate the removal of cholesterol from lipid-laden arterial Read More

 


25 Anti-Aging Tips For Your Skin

 

We’ve selected 25 of our favorite anti-aging tips for you to consider. This selection offers everything from natural foods, remedies and antioxidants to exercise and items you may want to avoid. 1. Drink Pure Water Your body is made up of between 55 and 75 percent water and every cell in your body is in Read More

 


Hibiscus Leaves: Have You Heard What Researchers Are Now Saying?

 

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Hibiscuses leaves contain vitamin C and minerals and are known for their use in teas as a natural diuretic as well as for use traditionally as a mild medicine. In Africa, the hibiscus leaf is consumed as a vegetable and served in soups and sauces. Hibiscus sabdariffa is also used in folk medicine to treat Read More

 


Additives You Should Subtract From Your Diet – Part 1

 

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Most food additives are the perfect ingredient in a recipe for poor health. While no one in their right mind would deliberately procure and use such a recipe, many of us ingest these toxic chemicals every day. It’s hard to understand how people could willfully and deliberately add poisons to the food chain knowing that Read More