Tantalizing Tidbits On Turmeric And Tarragon

 

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Turmeric A member of the ginger family, turmeric originated in southeast India and has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years as a staple in Asian cooking and also as a popular medicinal herb.   The leaves are used in confections like patoleo, and they are perfect for wrapping and cooking foods. Ground to Read More

 


Do You Really Know What’s In A Can Of Caramel-Colored Soda?

 

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With the goal of finding out the harm in caramel-colored soft drinks, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future analyzed soda consumption data to learn more about exposure to a potentially carcinogenic byproduct of some types of caramel color. The results – published in PLOS One as Caramel Color In Soft Drinks Read More

 


Is Lack Of Exercise More Deadly Than Obesity?

 

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Did you know that a brisk 20 minute walk every day can be enough to reduce your risk of an early death? It’s true says a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers taking a look at 334,000 European men and women that participated in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer Read More

 


Is Unhealthy Food Consumption On The Rise?

 

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While the consumption of healthy foods – such as fruits and vegetables – has improved worldwide over the last two decades, it is still being outpaced by the increasing consumption of unhealthy foods – including sweetened drinks and processed meats. A recent study published in The Lancet Global Health journal took a look at the Read More

 


Can An Empty Stomach Lead To An Empty Wallet?

 

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Researchers from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management say that if you are looking to save money on your next shopping trip, you should eat something before you go. According to their research, hunger increases our intention to acquire not only food, but also non-food items. Five studies were conducted for the research. Read More

 


Are You Aware Of Broccolini’s Health Benefits?

 

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You want to eat right, but you need a little adventure every now and then, right? Next time you’re cruising the veggie section of your neighborhood green grocer, mumbling to yourself “eenie meenie miney mo,” stop and check out broccolini. Broccolini? Think broccoli on stilts. Broccolini is a hybrid of broccoli and gai-lan, a green Read More

 


Are You Aware Of These Risk Management Tips That Can Possibly Prevent A Dental Malpractice Suit?

 

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Good dental risk management can prevent or minimize some malpractice claims and provide a better defense for the others. There are a number of clinical techniques that can be used to minimize the chance that an object will be ingested or aspirated during treatment. They include: Rubber dam — arguably the best preventive device; however, Read More

 


Flabby Gums Are Worse Than Flabby Abs

 

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When you hear your dentist or dental hygienist reciting numbers while the inside of your mouth is being examined you may think your teeth are being counted. Not so. Your gum health is actually being assessed. “Gum health can be assessed with a calibrated dental instrument,” says Martin Hogan, DDS, Loyola University Medical Center. “The Read More

 


The Link Between Milk And Ancient Dental Plaque

 

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Archaeologists and geneticists have been puzzling over the benefits of milk since it was revealed that the mutations which enable adults to drink milk are under the strongest selection of any in the human genome. These mutations cause the intestinal enzyme lactase – which digests lactose milk sugar during infancy – to continue to be Read More

 


Zumba And All That Pizzazz

 

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So you’re eager to lose weight, but not all that jazzed about sweating it out in a gym or fitness center. Well, maybe a little jazz is just what the doctor ordered a la an amazing fitness regimen called Zumba. Zumba is a lively blend of continental African, African-American, Caribbean, Spanish, Latin, and Mexican dance Read More

 


Are You Ingesting Pesticides?

 

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A new study published in Environmental Health Perspectives predicts that a person’s pesticide exposure can be based on information about their usual diet. This study supports the belief that health-conscious people understand the benefits of eating fresh fruits and vegetables but may not be aware of the pesticides they are ingesting. Forty-five hundred people from Read More

 


Heart Health: Do You Have A Plan?

 

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February is American Heart Month – and also a great opportunity to analyze your diet and exercise routine and make sure you have a healthy heart plan. Were you aware that only one out of six people who try to fight fat with a weight control pan actually stay with it over a sustained period? Read More

 


Is Optimism Good For Your Heart?

 

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You’ve probably heard before that having a positive attitude is good for you but now research reveals that those with an upbeat outlook on life can also have significantly better cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association studied 5,100 adults and examined associations between optimism and heart health. What they discovered was that these adults did Read More

 


The Link Between Nutrition And Mental Health

 

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A study – just published in The Lancet Psychiatry – states that evidence is rapidly growing that shows vital relationships between diet quality and potential nutritional deficiencies and mental health. For the collaboration – led by the University of Melbourne and Deakin University – leading academics claim that as with a range of medical conditions, Read More

 


Wassail! Wassail! A Flagon of Mead!

 

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A who of what? Not in 2015, right? Wrong! Mead – that honey wine we usually associate with medieval bacchanalian revelry is making a surprising comeback as the brew of choice for millions of wassailers around the world. Flagons of the golden beverage – that is, large leather, metal, or ceramic containers – have been Read More