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5 Huge Health Benefits From Eating Magnesium Rich Foods
March 31, 2013 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Magnesium is an essential mineral for staying healthy and is required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. Multiple health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.

7 Health Benefits of Cauliflower and Mashed Cauliflower Recipe
March 29, 2013 | Nutrition | Editor
It's that time of the year when markets bloom up with that spongy, anti-inflammatory, heart healthy flowering vegetable know as cauliflower. You'll want to include cauliflower as one of the cruciferous vegetables you eat on a regular basis if you want to receive these 7 fantastic health benefits.

Solar Panel Efficiency Headed Towards 80 Percent
March 27, 2013 | Sunlight | K.Bergman
Current solar cell on panels widely distributed to retailers offer a maximum of 16-25 percent efficiency rate. Accordingly, they need to be quite large to obtain maximum power. Scientists at Stanford University have improved the efficiency of a revolutionary solar cell by around 100 times, but solar panels made with Lepcon or Lumeloid could turn 70 to 80 percent of the energy from sunlight they receive into electricity.

Raw Easter Cookies
March 26, 2013 | Nutrition | Editor
Splurging can be guilt-free. Raw cookies have minimal ingredients and they're very easy to make. You can use a dehydrator or bake them in an oven at the lowest temperature setting. All of the flavors are fresh and fun: Strawberry Mint, Berry Vanilla and Pseudo-Carrot Cake Cookies. These recipes also work if you want to make Lara Bar-like snack bars, for on the go!

Why Choosing Nature Will Only Advance Human Societies
March 26, 2013 | Healing | M.Torres
We all have our opinions, principles and philosophies about life and we must be very careful about infringing on those of others. Every person should be able to follow that inner voice without external influences constantly telling them they're wrong. However there is one choice we could all make right now that would transform our world to benefit all living things and the Earth itself.

More Than Half of Adults Now Prefer Dr. Internet For Health Advice Rather Than Their Own Physicians
March 22, 2013 | Healing | J.Summerly
As more people are empowering themselves to make their own health decisions, while abandoning toxic pharmaceuticals and conventional medicine, many are going online to self-diagnose rather than waiting for a doctor's appointment. Only one in five people now turn to their doctor to discuss medical matters - only slightly more than the proportion who speak to friends about health problems. More than 78 percent of men and women seeking health advice from the internet can properly diagnose their condition in less than 8 minutes.

Processed Foods Responsible For More Than 2 Million Heart-Related Deaths Worldwide
March 22, 2013 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Eating too many processed foods with high sodium levels contributed to 2.3 million deaths from heart attacks, strokes and other heart-related diseases throughout the world in 2010, representing 15 percent of all deaths due to these causes, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions.

Vitamin D Reduces Muscle Fatigue and Improves Efficiency
March 19, 2013 | Sunlight | M.Chan
Supplementation with vitamin D could help to improve muscle functions in people with low levels of the sunshine vitamin, according to new research.

The Unknown Dangers of Antibiotics
March 17, 2013 | NaturalLiving | E.Schumacher
Most of us have taken antibiotics at some point in our lives. We take these powerful drugs because we are told by our healthcare professionals that we must. After all, who would want to risk a serious bacterial infection when it could be easily avoided? Antibiotics are designed to kill disease-causing bacteria, however, they cannot distinguish between good bacteria and bad bacteria. In addition, they contribute to our largest source of toxins - those generated within our own digestive system.

Foods Highest In Vitamin E Prevent Cancer, Not Supplements
March 15, 2013 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Vitamin E's role in cancer prevention has been ambiguous due to several conflicting studies. Research suggests that the Vitamin E found in its natural form in foods such as almonds and sunflower seeds is indeed protective, while synthetic Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol acetate) supplements do not show the same protective effect. Researchers have identified an elusive anti-cancer property of vitamin E that has long been presumed to exist, but difficult to find.

Bitter Melon Juice Regulates Insulin and Prevents Cancer
March 13, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Pochelli
Bitter melon is often used in Chinese cooking and is a significant ingredient in Japanese cuisine. It has biologically active substances which have been shown to exhibit anticancer, antiviral, and cardioprotective properties. A new study shows that bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cellsí energy source and eventually killing them.

Rosemary Reduces Blood Sugar Spikes and May Help Reduce Body Weight By Over 60 Percent
March 13, 2013 | Herbs | J.Summerly
Rosemary is a perennial herb containing 19 chemicals with antibacterial action and a number of other medicinal uses. The plant is well known for improving memory. Scientists have now unlocked the mechanism behind rosemary's ability to reduce blood sugar spikes and reduce body weight.

This Root Prevents Cancer, Lowers Blood Pressure, Boosts Your Brain And Sex Life
March 11, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
A single serving of beets can do more for your health than most foods in the produce isle. Not only can they boost your energy and lower your blood pressure, but eating beets in the long-term can help you fight cancer, reduce arthritic pain, boost your brain as well as help you lose weight.

How Leafy Greens Boost Activity of Vital Immune Cells To Prevent Disease
March 6, 2013 | Antioxidants | K.Foster
Leafy greens are likely the number one food you can eat to regularly help improve your health. They're filled with fiber along with crucial vitamins, minerals, and plant-based phytochemicals that may help protect you from almost every disease known. Immune cells play an essential role in protecting intestinal health and could be boosted by consuming leafy greens, say researchers.

Grape Seeds Reduce Blood Pressure and Protect Against High-Fat Diets
March 5, 2013 | Nutrition | N.Longo
Intake of grape seeds or grape seed extracts can reduce blood pressure and protect against obesity-induced organ damage caused by high-fat diets.

The Number One Nutrient To Protect Your Body From Premature Aging
March 4, 2013 | Antioxidants | M.Pochelli
Free radicals are unstable molecules that occur in the body from normal body processes as well as from exposure to toxins. Antioxidants are a type of nutrient that lessen or neutralize these free radicals. Insufficient levels of antioxidants, or inhibition of the antioxidant enzymes can cause oxidative stress and may damage or kill cells. They are are widely used in dietary supplements and have been investigated for the prevention of diseases such as cancer and coronary heart disease. However, your best sources are real food.

12 Reasons To Eat Sprouts, A Living Food With Amazing Health Benefits
March 4, 2013 | Nutrition | K.Foster
A true sprout is the baby which comes out of the seed the day it is born to life. Sprouts when born are given all the nutrients they will ever need, including all enzymes and proteins. When you consume sprouts you are consuming a living food that metabolically works with the human body effortlessly. Considering the many health and environmental benefits, if you haven't considered adding sprouts to your diet, here are 12 reasons to why you should start.

The Bad News About Bananas
March 1, 2013 | Nutrition | E.Schumacher
Ahh - the banana. Cherished by most. But especially loved by children, apes, and clowns. They are colorful, nutritious and tasty. Whatís not to love?! The banana is vitally important in many regions of the tropics, where different parts of the plant are used for clothing, paper and tableware, and where the fruit itself is an essential dietary staple. People across the globe appreciate the soft, nourishing flesh, the snack-sized portions, and the easy peel-off covering that conveniently changes color to indicate ripeness. The banana, however, is actually a genetic freak of nature and might not be the healthiest choice for you. Despite its phallic appearance, the banana hasnít had sex for thousands of years! And did you know, youíre not even eating the same banana that your grandparents ate?

Do Vegans and Vegetarians Need To Consume EPA and DHA Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
March 1, 2013 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
If they don't eat fish, vegans and vegetarians get very little EPA and DHA, the long chain omega-3 fatty acids we are told are key for maintaining cardiovascular and cognitive health. But is this a problem that needs to be fixed? And are algal omega-3 supplements the answer?


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