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    Top 4 Foods to Completely Avoid

    by Vic Shayne, PhD
    Nutrition Research Center Director
    author, The Super Foods Diet

    What has been referred to as the “modern” diet is truly health-defying.

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    Cancer awareness: natural solutions

    Can cancer be healed naturally?

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    What to do about dropping blood sugar blues

    Dropping and low blood sugar should be addressed with wise dietary changes that include higher fats and good proteins.

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    Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone

    A correlation was discovered between a high score for mindfulness and a low score in cortisol both before and after meditation retreat.

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    Stress can make you sick; Relaxation can heal you

    Mind-body medicine is not a new idea.

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    What do Minerals do for Your Body?

    It’s safer to rely on nature to do the math when it comes to consuming the right balance of minerals.

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    Andrew Weil Dumps Grocery Association

    from the Organic Consumers Association…

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    Is Your Breakfast Cereal Dead?

    Breakfast Cereals in Boxes Are Dead
    Several years ago I spoke with a PhD at one of the major organic cereal companies.

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    Garlic is great for the Immune System

    3 Ways to Boost Your Immune System

    Here are three key ways to give yourself an immune system boost.

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    Why Potassium Imbalance Leads to Health Problems

    Potassium is a mineral that helps your body create electricity and energy. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t get enough of it, which can result in numerous health problems.

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    Green Tea Promotes Brain Function

    Sometimes, a good cup of tea really can clear your head and help you think more clearly.

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    Kill Cancer Cells with Grape Seed Extract

    According to studies done at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, Grape seed extract creates conditions that are unfavorable to cancer growth — in particular, cancer of the head and neck, which affects more than 10,000 people a year.

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    Women Who Eat Berries Cut Heart Attack Risk by 1/3

    According to a study featured in Circulation (published by the American Heart Association), a specific sub-class of flavonoids, called anthocyanins, found in berries, may help expand arteries, stop the buildup of plaque and provide other cardiovascular benefits.

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    Cancer Tied to Hormone Replacement Therapy

    Breast cancer incidence declined among postmenopausal women in Canada as their use of hormone replacement therapy declined, according to a study published online September 23, 2010 in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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    Consuming rutin to prevent death from blood clotting

    Foods high in rutin can help prevent blood clots

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    Were the Puritan witch trials caused by ergot food poisoning?

    Evidence shows that the Puritan witch trials were caused by ergot food poisoning

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    Can under-nourished people also be over weight?

    Obesity is caused primarily by eating too many carbohydrate foods.

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    America’s Food Fight: The Time is Right for a School Lunch Makeover

    by Vic Shayne, PhD
    with information and graphics provided by
    Peter Kim, Insurance Quotes

    As the US battles an obesity epidemic, the state of school lunches has become a focal point for what needs to change in the nation’s habits.

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    There’s arsenic in rice — are you being poisoned?

    There’s arsenic in rice — are you being poisoned?

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    When gluten-free diets are not enough: Watch out for FODMAPS

    FODMAPS: People suffering with irritable bowel syndrome and similar digestive tract problems may want to take notice.

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    Farmers feed their cows candy and call it nutrition

    Farmers complaining that corn is too high-priced are feeding their cows candy

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    Leptin’s role in vision and hearing loss prevention

    The fat hormone leptin may play a role in hearing and vision loss.

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    Is the Flintstone Diet any less fictional than today’s Paleo Diet?

    The Paleo — prehistoric, or early human — diet seems to create more questions than answers.

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    How you can get sick and die on a vegetarian diet

    Vegetarianism does not equate with eating a healthful diet.

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    The misleading world of health gurus and natural lifestyles

    People have a propensity to look in all the wrong places to cure their illnesses and soothe their symptoms via natural health modalities.

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    When food corporations support nonprofits, does this make their products any more healthful?

    Food giants work hard to become reputable and good not by the products they produce, but by the friends they make.

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    Invented Truths Get in the Way of Good Health

    Among the reasons people make poor dietary choices, politics is the most insidious.

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    With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemas?

    Can enemas or colonics help prevent illness, treat disease or expel toxins? The answer is yes…

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    When experts make assumptions about health, people get the wrong idea

    Statements made by “experts” that are frequently misleading and erroneous. The impact of what’s said has the power to color people’s perception of reality

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    What if the low-fat craze was based on flawed thinking?

    Now some (not enough) researchers are saying the low-fat idea was a big mistake.

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    Cost of an Eating Disorder

    The High Price of Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders are costly all the way around.

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    Period Problems? Try Eating More Fats

    When it comes to feeding your hormonal system you need to eat good fats

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    Strawberries protect heart, prevent diabetes

    Scientists at the University of Warwick say strawberries prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes.

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    Are these poisoned fruits and vegetables on your plate?

    …there’s a list of foods that are so sprayed with poisons that you’ll want to avoid them.

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    And the survey says ‘I’d Rather Do Taxes Than Improve My Diet’

    Slightly more than half of all Americans (52 percent) say that figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they eat to be healthier…

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    Drink Coffee and Live Longer? Really?

    Older adults who drank coffee — caffeinated or decaffeinated — had a lower risk of death overall than others who did not drink coffee,

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    The real cave man diet — foraging for food in the wild

    Eating like a caveman by foraging for food in the wild

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    Locally grown food is only as good as the farmer who chooses not to poison you

    Locally grown food is only as good as the farmer who chooses not to poison you

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    Grape seed extract kills head and neck cancer cells, leaves healthy cells unharmed

    As time marches on, more and more evidence emerges that grape seed extract is a super-healer.

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    The Olive Oil Industry is Full of Fraud — you may not be eating the real thing

    The olive oil industry is riddled with fraudulent practices. Most olive oil is a low-grade mixture of olive oil and canola oil that has been deodorized and artificially colored — even if the label states “extra virgin, cold pressed.” Even if the label states that it was made in Italy.

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    Beans, beans…they’re good for your health?

    Professor Maurice Bennink, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University, says eating beans can reduce malnutrition and chronic diseases.

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    Eating more fruits, vegetables and grains results in fewer strokes for women

    Eating more fruits, vegetables and grains results in fewer strokes for women

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    Diverticulitis: trouble brewing in the bowels

    Diverticulitis is a condition wherein there is inflammation in the bowel.

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    Does eating mustard help build muscles?

    Scientists have found that when a specific plant steroid was given orally to rats, it triggered a response similar to anabolic steroids.

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    Where does the mind end and the body begin?

    Psychology and physiology are merging in some areas, and nutrition helps.

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    The big apple keeps more than the doctor away

    Almost half of the vitamin C content is just underneath the skin.

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    Oy, my aching varicose veins! What to do, what to do…

    Varicose veins plague the elderly. But they aren’t the only ones to suffer…

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    Secret Ingredient in Fruits & Veggies to Avoid Strokes

    Researchers found that eating a lot of fruits and vegetables with white flesh may protect against stroke.

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    What’s in YOUR supplements? Hint: It’s not natural.

    Not all whole food supplements are good for you…

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    Chef Boy-ar-dee® was the Man®

    Why isn’t eating more healthfully an obvious choice for most people?

    Creative Commons License photo credit: John McNab

    by Vic Shayne
    One of the reasons people are slow to change into a more healthful eating pattern with non-toxic foods is that they identify with the foods they’ve been eating.

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