How Is Your Olive Oil Knowledge?

 

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The beneficial role of olive oil in a healthy diet has been proven time and again in studies around the globe and science related to olive oil’s health benefits continues to evolve. A diet with olive oil as a main source of fat has been linked to health benefits related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke Read More

 


Are High-Fat Meals More Harmful To Males Than Females?

 

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High-fat meals are more harmful to males than females, according to a new research study. When it comes to the biological response to a high-fat diet, male and female brains are not equal says the study published in the journal Cell Reports. Research conducted at Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute reveals that the brains Read More

 


Essential E Is For Every Body

 

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Vitamin E is one of the essential building blocks of vibrant, optimal health. And like most nutrients, the best source is derived from your diet. E Is For Eating Vegetables, fish, and plant oils are rich natural sources of vitamin E. Among foods with the highest vitamin E content are green leafy vegetables like Swiss Read More

 


Could Turmeric Compound Boost Brain Stem Cell Regeneration?

 

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Findings just released by the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy reveal that a bioactive compound found in turmeric promotes stem cell proliferation and differentiation in the brain. The study suggests that aromatic turmerone could be a future drug candidate for treating neurological disorders like stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. “While several substances have been described Read More

 


Why Lemons Have Such Appeal

 

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Someone really should invent a cape tailored to fit a lemon! Silly? Maybe, but entirely appropriate. In the fight against infections and systemic toxins, the lemon is a super hero. It’s a detoxifying agent, a blood purifier, an antiseptic, and has even been used as an antidote for some poisons. Looks like the only thing Read More

 


The Link Between Fruits And Vegetables And Your Mental Health

 

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New research – published by BMJ Open – suggests that fruit and vegetable consumption could be as good for your mental as your physical health. The research focused on well-being and found that high and low mental wellbeing was constantly associated with an individual’s fruit and vegetable consumption. Low mental wellbeing is strongly linked to Read More

 


Can Lifting Weights Improve Your Memory?

 

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There’s lots of positive reasons to hit the gym,  but did you know that lifting weights can improve your memory? A new study – conducted by the Georgia Institute of Technology – shows that intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory – or long-term memory for previous events – by Read More

 


Have You Seen These New Supermarket Trends?

 

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Convenience and value are still what grocery shoppers demand, but many retailers have begun adapting to other changing preferences and needs. Here’s a few trends that many of today’s supermarkets are implementing. Healthy Living And Fresh Prepared Foods Ninety-two percent of U.S. adults believe that eating at home is healthier than eating out. Consumers often Read More

 


A Dental Discussion With Dr. Doug Lowy

 

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What is your dental background and experience? I have been practicing periodontics since 1988. Prior to obtaining my periodontal specialty training at The University of Connecticut and DMD degree from The University of Louisville, I practiced Clinical Psychology for two years at the Cave Run Comprehensive Care Center in Morehead, Ky. I strongly believe that Read More

 


Dental News – Bad News For Hollow-Head Toothbrushes

 

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Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry. The results of the study are published in the August issue of the Journal of Dental Hygiene. Lead author and professor at the UTHealth School of Dentistry, Donna Read More

 


7 Questions Dentists Should Be Able To Answer

 

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Dentists, here’s some questions you may not know the answers to, but should. Do you know Staphylococci, coliforms, pseudomonads, yeasts, intestinal bacteria and – yes – even fecal germs may be on your toothbrush? Appropriate toothbrush storage and care are important to achieving personal oral hygiene and optimally effective plaque removal, says Maria L. Geisinger, Read More

 


Pulp Fiction: The Juicy Truth

 

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We’ve all heard it before: 6 to 8 servings of fruit and vegetables every day. According to leading health authorities, that’s the minimum requirement for optimal health. But who has time to prep, cook, and eat it all? For millions of us, the daily grind trumps good dietary habits every time. That’s where juicing can Read More

 


Can Physical Exercise Protect The Brain From Stress-Induced Depression?

 

Did you know that physical exercise has many beneficial effects on human health – including the protection from stress-induced depression? It’s true – however, until now the mechanisms that mediate this protective effect have been unknown. A new study using mice researchers show that exercise training induces changes in skeletal muscles that can purge the Read More

 


The “Body Of Evidence” For Coconut Oil

 

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When sixteenth century Portuguese and Spanish explorers first encountered the towering palm trees of the tropics,  they were struck by how closely their big brown fruit resembled a human head, so they named it  coco, meaning “head” or “skull.” Thus the coconut was introduced to the European palate. Ironically, while they do resemble skulls or Read More

 


Are You A Member Of The Clean Plate Club?

 

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The Clean Plate Club – known for those that eat everything they put on their plate -  is alive and well. A new study – conducted by Cornell University – reveals that the average adult eats 92 percent of whatever they put on their plate. The study – published in the International Journal of Obesity Read More