Changing The Way You Clean Salad Greens And Spinach Can Reduce Illness Outbreaks

 

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Researchers have reported a new and easy to implement method that can eliminate or at least reduce instances where people got sick from cross contamination in the processing of greens. Spinach or other leafy salad greens were responsible for 18 food poisoning outbreaks over the last decade according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Read More

 


Tips To Encourage Your Young Patients’ Healthy Dental Habits

 

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School is just around the corner, which means backpacks and packed lunches await your young patients. Whether it’s their first year at school or they’re already climbing the ranks, parents will want to ensure that their children are making healthy choices when it comes to lunch. However, one aspect they may not have considered when Read More

 


Study Reveals Missing Teeth Predict Cardiovascular Events

 

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Advanced tooth loss often indicates that a person has a history of inflammatory oral diseases. In an extensive cohort study, it was shown that tooth loss was associated with future cardiovascular events, diabetes and death. The study was conducted in Finland at the University of Helsinki in collaboration with The National Institute for Health and Read More

 


Teeth Reveal Lifetime Exposures To Metals And Toxins

 

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Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s in adulthood — and are teeth the window into the past that can help us tell? This and related theories were described in a “Perspectives” article authored by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Read More

 


Can High-Intensity Training Help Ease Arthritis Pain?

 

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Arthritis is a chronic illness that causes inflammation in joints which causes weakness and loss of movement. Arthritis sufferers often also have reduced endurance and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. While arthritis affects only about one percent of the population and does affect about three times as many women as it does men. It Read More

 


Is Cardamom In The Cards For You?

 

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Elettaria cardamomum – chew on that, why don’t you! Cardamom, as it’s more popularly known, is a spice which hails from Asia (specifically, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan); and more recently from Guatemala, which is now the second biggest producer in the world after India. It is also grown in Vietnam and New Read More

 


Can Weight Loss Contribute To A Healthy Liver?

 

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New studies reveal that weight loss through lifestyle modification and bariatric surgery can indeed significantly reduce features of a disease characterized by fat in the liver. The studies were published in Gastroenterology, the official journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. The disease, known as NASH or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, affects two to five percent of Americans, Read More

 


Can You Tell If Your Favorite Restaurant Is Making You Fat?

 

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New research – presented recently at the 2015 Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference – reveals an effective tool for measuring how well your favorite restaurant helps diners make healthy choices. Developed by Brand Lab and Cornell Food researchers Brian Wansink, Gnel Gabrielyan and Steven A. Wendel, The Restaurant Scorecard for Healthier Dining can Read More

 


Seeing The Light With A Himalayan Salt Lamp

 

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Wouldn’t you love to have a crystal ball that purified the air in your house, purged your sinuses of allergies, and mellowed your mood? Well, they’re not exactly crystal balls, but proponents claim that Himalayan salt lamps are the next best thing.   Himalayan pink salt contains an astonishing 84 minerals including calcium, iron, magnesium, Read More

 


Transitioning From Trans Fats

 

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Leave it to us humans to take something that Mother Nature made and transform it into a poison! Unsaturated fats occur naturally in avocados, nuts, olive oil, and the like. They’re good fats. Then there are the man-made, Frankensteinian trans fats or trans-unsaturated fatty acids, the by-products of fatty acid saturation.   The Industry Of Read More

 


Are Your School Lunches Healthy?

 

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Studies have shown that good nutrition, improved hydration and proper sleep all contribute to academic success. One of the best ways to guarantee that the students in your home start the year off right is with a healthy and nutritious diet. Parents can help their children in the area of nutrition by making sure they Read More

 


Would You Know What To Do If Your Child Had Hives?

 

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If your child breaks out in an itchy rash it could be hives. While most cases are harmless and temporary some common symptoms can include skin swelling that begins to lessen and go away within minutes or hours, slightly raised pink or red areas, or welts that can appear alone or connect in a group Read More

 


Can Blood Vessels Get Better With Age?

 

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Oxidative stress is considered a main culprit of many age-related diseases and has been linked to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and age-related cancers. Recently, researchers at the University of Missouri found that aging actually offers significant protection against oxidative stress and suggests that aging may trigger an adaptive response to counteract Read More

 


Can Beet Juice Lengthen Your Workouts?

 

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A new study – published in the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology – reveals that regular consumption of beet juice has positive cardiovascular effects during exercise and leads to increased endurance. For the study, healthy males drank beet juice for 15 days. They experienced lower blood pressure and more dilated blood vessels Read More

 


Beauty’s More Than Skin Deep With Aloe Vera Juice

 

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Mirror, mirror on the wall….. if you’re dodging the sun, battling smog and other airborne pollutants, using toxic makeup, or eating non-organic processed foods, the reflection in your mirror may not be as healthy as it could be.   Enter the awesome aloe vera plant. Aloe gel that’s been filtered into aloe juice can benefit Read More