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Learn How To Maximize Health and Absorption of Nutrients By Optimizing Food Pairings
October 26, 2012 | Nutrition | N.Longo
Which pairing is more conducive towards optimal digestion - rice and fish or rice and salad? Knowing the answer and practicing acid-base relationships in your meals could make a big difference in digestion and assimilation of nutrients.


Watermelon Shown To Have Weight Loss Benefits and Boost Heart Health
October 24, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
New findings reported in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry showed that watermelon juice reduced weight and arterial plaque better than a control group, suggesting that citrulline, a compound found in watermelon, plays a role in cardiovascular health.


The Only Reason To Celebrate Halloween: Pumpkin Seeds
October 23, 2012 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Ghosts and ghouls just don't do it for me, but pumpkin seeds do. In fact, it's the only reason I look forward to Halloween. In my opinion, this celebration is a very poor example to children, even if it is only for one evening. Imagine going from house to house dressed as a blood sucking vampire whose only goal is to obtain toxic candy. Then we wonder why our children don't seek worthy role models. So let's change the tune. How about we promote decent nutrition on Halloween and distribute a responsible snack to all the little gremlins, sending them on their way with health rather than sugar. The smallest part of a pumpkin is a power packed nutrition house of goodness. If you're carving pumpkins and throwing out the seeds, you really are missing the best part.


Study Shows Laughter Works Better Than Pharmaceuticals Alone To Increase Good Cholesterol and Decrease Inflammation
October 19, 2012 | Happiness | A.Angelakopoulos
Multiple research studies have shown that repetitive laughter has the same effects on the body as exercise. Laughing not only enhances a positive mood, but lowers stress hormones, increases immune activity, and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, similar to moderate exercise and better than pharmaceuticals. In fact, you can maximize these health benefits for yourself by doing fun and simple "laughter exercises."


Moving Away From Old Ideas of Nutrition and Immunity
October 19, 2012 | Immunity | Editor
New technologies are proliferating throughout the world to help foster a greater understanding of the mechanisms that regulate the complex interactions between nutrition and immunity. They are also paving the way for many areas of research to investigate new aspects of this complex relationship.


When It Comes To Sexual Behavior As a Teenager, Dad Makes a Difference
October 19, 2012 | Sex | A.McCarthy
A new study by New York University professor Vincent Guilamo-Ramos and colleagues suggests that fathers' parenting behavior influences the sexual behavior of their adolescent children. However, to date most parent-based research on adolescent sexual risk behavior has neglected the role of fathers, a missed opportunity to contribute to their adolescent childrenís health and well-being.


The Number One Cause Of a Bloating Belly
October 18, 2012 | Nutrition | N.Longo
The number one cause of a bloating belly is not flatulence, irritable bowel syndrome or gastrointestinal stress as claimed by many doctors. These are only symptoms, not causes. If you would like to address factors that affect a bloating belly, look no further than food intolerance.


Heart-Centered Healing Produces The Most Powerful Effect On The Human Body
October 18, 2012 | Healing | M.Forrester
Every cause of disease first begins with an imbalance in the body's energy systems, specifically, the interaction between how the heart communicates with the brain and the body. Fix that and there is no disease, ever. The heart can produce an electrical field 100 times greater than the brain and a magnetic field 5000 times greater. Which one are you using to heal?


CoQ10 and Vitamin B6 Levels Lower Artery Disease Risk
October 16, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Increased blood levels of coenzyme Q10 and vitamin B6 are associated with a reduced risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), says new data published in Nutrition Research.


Turmeric Prevents One of The Most Malignant Cancers In The World
October 14, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
Powdered turmeric has been used for centuries to treat a host of illnesses. Its active ingredient, curcumin, inhibits inflammatory reactions, has anti-diabetic effects, reduces cholesterol among other powerful health effects. A new study led by a research team at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitšt (LMU) in Munich now shows that it can also inhibit formation of metastases.


New Analysis of Over 300,000 People Shows Magnesium Reduces Colon Cancer Risk
October 10, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Increased intakes of magnesium may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, says a new meta-analysis of data from 338,979 people.


What Is Your Emotional Type?
October 9, 2012 | Healing | M.Jawer and M.Micozzi
Different people process their feelings in different ways--your emotional style is a fundamental aspect of who you are. It affects more than just your outlook on life; it can affect your very well-being. Many chronic ailments are not the result of germs or genes but are rooted in our emotional biology. The link between emotional type and health explains why modern medicine--which views treatment as "one size fits all" --often fails to successfully treat chronic pain and illness.


Identifying 5 Healthy and Preventative Foods
October 9, 2012 | Nutrition | R.Bracke
Take a stroll into your local grocery store and I bet you canít even make it in a few strides without being bombarded with product labels boasting their latest, fat-free, no sugar, protein-crammed, age-defying, super-awesome-amazing-tasting latest creation. Aside from what these labels are telling you, can you be absolutely certain that these products are going to live up to their claim?†Instead of playing nutritional roulette, next time you are at the store go straight to the source. Below is a list of five great foods that come packed with preventative vitamins and minerals, naturally.


You Put What In My Mouth?
October 5, 2012 | OralHealth | Editor
An excellent soon to be released documentary You Put What In My Mouth? follows the lives of 4 people as they struggle to inform the federal government, public and dentists of the extremely large amounts of mercury vapor and mercury contaminated particulate matter generated during the making, placement, polishing and removal of mercury "amalgam" dental fillings. Mercury vapor thousands of times higher than safety limits is NOT harmless.


Major Source of Aging Dysfunction May Be Related To Zinc Absorption
October 3, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Researchers may have identified a primary cause of ailments as we age. A study outlines the way in which zinc deficiency increases with age and links this dysfunction with increased levels of inflammation and immune system impairment.


Direct Link Between Low Levels of Vitamin D and Mortality
October 2, 2012 | Sunlight | A.McCarthy
Low levels of vitamin D and high levels of parathyroid hormone are associated with increased mortality according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM). The study also indicates that the potential impact of remediating low vitamin D levels is greater in African Americans than Caucasians because vitamin D insufficiency is more common in African Americans.


Probiotics Battle and Reduce Duration of Colds
October 1, 2012 | Healing | Editor
Daily supplements of probiotics (good bacteria) may reduce the duration of symptoms of colds and enhance immunity, says a new study.



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