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Vitamin D Proven More Effective
Than Vaccines For Preventing Flu

March 18, 2010 | Sunlight
The risk of children suffering from flu can be halved if they take vitamin D, doctors in Japan have found. The finding has implications for flu epidemics since vitamin D, which is naturally produced by the human body when exposed to direct sunlight, has no significant side effects, costs little and can be several times more effective than anti-viral drugs or vaccine.

An Apple A Day Boosts The Immune System
March 18, 2010 | Nutrition
A new University of Illinois study touts the benefits of soluble fiber -- found in oats, apples, and nuts, for starters -- saying that it reduces the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and strengthens the immune system.

What is Guided Imagery Therapy?
March 17, 2010 | Healing
Guided imagery is a traditional mind-body technique that is also considered a form of hypnosis. Visualization and guided imagery offer tools to direct one's concentration on images held in the mind's eye. It can help elicit physiologic changes in the body, including therapeutic goals.

The Unsavory Truth About Vegetable Oils
March 17, 2010 | Nutrition
It used to be that heavy weights were used to squeeze the oil from plants (which is what's really meant by the term "vegetable oil"), but now most manufacturers use heat and chemical solvents, in particular petroleum-derived hexane. Both methods end up removing potential health benefits

Coffee's Anti-Diabetes Benefit
March 17, 2010 | Antioxidants
Regular coffee drinking may reduce levels of inflammatory markers linked to diabetes, according to new findings from a human study.

Why Going Veggie Is Good For You
March 17, 2010 | Nutrition
Experts tell you why going veg is a good idea, even if it's just once a week.

Timing is (Almost) Everything
March 16, 2010 | Memory
Memory for visual scenes is enhanced when events occur at behaviorally relevant times.

Calorie Counts On Food
Labels Could Be Off By 25%

March 15, 2010 | Nutrition
The first thing most of us do when we pick up supermarket food is look at the calorie content.

Berries May Reduce Risk
Factors For Metabolic Disorders

March 15, 2010 | Antioxidants
A diet rich in berries may reduce levels of inflammatory markers associated with liver health and metabolic syndrome, says a new study from Finland.

Olive Can Do Wonders For Your Diet!
March 15, 2010 | Nutrition
Whether you prefer them green or black, olives are a healthy fruit to add to your meals. For the Greeks, they represent nobility and peace but more than that they know the wonders it does for your health.


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