Simple Recipe Plus News on E. coli

Food news – it seems as though there’s something new every day! And, that can be a good thing. The more we learn, the more aware we can be regarding our health. In the Davidson’s Safest Choice newsletter, I came across information about a new E. coli strand, but first we’ll look at the simple,…

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Improve Obesity-Related Inflammatory Profiles With Plant-Based Diets

Being a vegan/vegetarian may have more benefits than first thought. Obesity-related inflammatory profiles may improve when those who suffer consume a plant-based diet – as written about on Endocrinology Advisory in the article Plant-Based Diets May Improve Obesity-Related Inflammatory Profiles. (HealthDay News) — Plant-based diets are associated with improvement in obesity-related inflammatory biomarker profiles, including decreases…

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Homemade vs Shop-Bought Infant Food

Which do you think is better infant food: making your own food (cheaper, no doubt) or buying pre-made food in the store? According to an article written by Denis Campbell, the Health policy editor at The Guardian online, called ‘Shop-bought meals ‘healthier for infants than homemade ones’, there are pros and cons to both. However,…

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Seniors and Exercise

The editorial staff at FamilyDoctor.com wrote a wonderful article about exercising when you’re older. The most important questions you may have in regards to the safety – and even which exercises to do – are included in this article. Exercise and Seniors: Is it safe for me to exercise? It is safe for most adults…

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Benefits of The Mediterranean Diet

Endocrinology Advisor had a write-up by Shannon Aymes, MD called The Mediterranean Diet: What Are the Benefits? There’s a possibility that the Mediterranean Diet can help those with diabetes and other illnesses/diseases. Delve a little deeper… Randomized controlled trials provided some limited evidence that a Mediterranean diet without fat restriction may reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), cancer,…

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10 Day Sugar Detox

Sugar is taking over and we need to help ourselves by not only cutting back, but detoxing from the overload. In an article posted on The Chopra Center website by Mark Hyman called “How to Detox From Sugar in 10 Days,” we find out the truth about this sweet additive and it’s not so sweet…

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Insulin Resistance Cut with Pistachio Nuts?

A link may have been found between eating pistachio nuts and insulin resistance, according to an article posted on the MPR website titled, “Pistachio Nut Consumption Cuts Insulin Resistance.” Article: (HealthDay News) — Consumption of pistachio nuts is associated with decreased insulin resistance in individuals with prediabetes, according to a study presented at the annual European Congress on…

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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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Reducing Sugar for Better Health

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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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Inflammation-Calming Berries And Cherries

Spring and summer are the seasons of mouth-watering cherries and berries. These fresh, sweet-tasting snacks not only delight the palate; they come with a gift of taming chronic, systemic inflammation. Eating anti-inflammatory foods (and avoiding foods that cause inflammation, such as refined grains, sugar, and hydrogenated fats) can help keep inflammation in check and reduce…

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