Tomatoes: Unlikely Heroes!

The American Cancer Society had a wonderful post about Summer Nutrition: How Tomatoes Are An Unlikely Hero! The following is attributed to them: Tomatoes possess several interesting properties that make them exceptional at helping prevent cancer, particularly prostate cancer. Their most interesting quality: they supply lycopene which is a strong antioxidant. Also the onions in this…

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Link Between Anxiety and Type 2 Diabetes?

Jack Woodfield wrote a great and interesting article on diabetes.co.uk called Anxiety could increase risk of type 2 diabetes, study reports… American researchers have established a connection between stress, inflammation and type 2 diabetes that could be linked to the brain’s ability to control anxiety. Scientists at Rice University, Texas, found this control occurs with the brain’s executive functions…

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Reducing Sugar for Better Health

reducing sugar

AICR recommends limiting sugar including sugary beverages, to prevent gaining extra body fat that can lead to cancer. Here is how one woman cut back on sugar by giving up soda. FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER JUDY ROLFE was shooting a session at AICR annual meeting two years ago when something she saw stopped her in her tracks. “The presenter showed…

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Sun Safety

Sun Safety

The year is rolling by so quickly. Before long we’ll be celebrating Christmas and the New Year. Yet in those fleeting moments and in reflection, I have accomplished many things. I am grateful that I’m healthy, blessed to be alive and working to make a difference in people’s lives by providing evidence-based information in food, nutrition, health and…

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Why is Vitamin D Important?

why is vitamin d important

According to The Chopra Center’s article “The Importance of Vitamin D” by Valerie Sjoberg, L.Ac., Vitamin D has a slue of health benefits you do not want to miss out on. Are you getting enough vitamin D? According to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, two thirds of the U.S. population was deficient…

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Easy Breezy Rice or Macaroni Salad with Herbed Oil & Vinegar Dressing

macaroni salad with herb oil dressing

Who wants to spend long hours in the kitchen on a beautiful summer day when you could be frolicking at the beach with family and friends? Here is a simple, healthy, and delicious dish that you can make to take with you.  All you need are the following ingredients (scroll down to find the printable…

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Jumbo Banana Nut Muffins

These muffins are intended to be mega – size, and appealing to those who want more. The muffins are nutritiously delicious, so you needn’t feel badly about eating the whole thing. However, you can make 12 muffins with this recipe instead of 9 mega (jumbo) muffins. Over-ripe bananas are good to use to make these muffins…

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Record High Obesity Rate for US Women

high obesity rate women - women holding belly fat

According to Stat’s article Obesity rate among women reaches record high in the US, by ANNA VLASITS @AnnaIntegrated A shocking 40 percent of women in the US are obese! Survey data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association also found that 35 percent of men are…

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Exercise: Don’t Worry, Be Active

exercise: don't worry. be active.

People with Panic and anxiety disorders may want to go to the gym. According to a study, exercising regularly may prevent anxiety, stress and even future panic attacks.  Researchers tested the anxiety levels of adults without panic disorders and asked them how often they worked out and how hard. The participants then breathed in a…

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Long-Term Bone Health Linked to High-Load Exercise

bone health

Article as posted on Healio Endocrine Today…  Compared with nonweight-bearing activities, such as cycling, running and other exercises that put greater strain on bones may help improve long-term bone health, according to study findings presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Munich. “Chronic large and repetitive loads — as in mountain ultramarathon, but also…

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