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Want To Reduce Your Breast Cancer Risk? Spend Three Hours in the Sun Per Day
June 29, 2011 | Sunlight | 
Spending an average of three hours a day exposed to sunlight can slash the risk of breast cancer by up to 50 per cent, according to research.

What Is The Most Powerful Dried Flower On Your Spice Rack?
June 29, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
The curative properties of clove and its oil are legendary. Not only does it have the highest antioxidant value of any spice, its multiple range of uses are exemplary.

25% of Daily Calories Now Come From Snacks
June 27, 2011 | Nutrition | 
Snacking is sneaking in more calories than ever before into our diets, new research says.

Small Farms May Be Better For Food Security and Biodiversity
June 27, 2011 | Sustainability | 
We often assume the only way to feed the world's rapidly growing human population is with large-scale industrial agriculture. Many would argue that genetically altering food crops is also necessary to produce large enough quantities on smaller areas to feed the world's people.

Artificial Meat May Soon Be At A Store Near You, And You Won't Know The Difference
June 22, 2011 | Nutrition | 
Artificial meat, sometimes called in vitro meat, could be grown in lab-like facilities to replace meat from animals. Several current research projects are growing in vitro meat experimentally, although no meat has yet been produced for public consumption. Scientists estimate that artificial meat may be available in grocery stores within the next decade years and that consumers would not know the difference.

Which Herb Can Boost Your Sex Life By At Least 25%
June 20, 2011 | Herbs | 
It's a herb you may have used to add flavour to your curries. But fenugreek can also spice up your sex life, a study suggests.

More Evidence The Sunshine Vitamin Boosts Your Immunity
June 20, 2011 | Sunlight | 
Laboratory-grown gingival cells treated with vitamin D boosted their production of an endogenous antibiotic, and killed more bacteria than untreated cells, according to a paper in the June 2011 issue of the journal Infection and Immunity.

All Ice Creams Are Not Created Equal...Choose Wisely
June 16, 2011 | Nutrition | 
Everyone knows that ice cream isn't a health food, but to make that occasional splurge on a heated summer day guilt-free, you need to know the facts. All ice creams are not created equal and many are outright toxic. Here's a breakdown of exactly which ingredients to avoid in commercial ice creams and when in doubt, make your own.

Make Sure Your Almonds Are Raw and Organic, Otherwise They Have No Nutritional Value
June 15, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
They look just like any other nut, but nutritionists say almonds are packed with heart-healthy nutrients, especially monounsaturated fat, plant protein and dietary fiber. However, they must be consumed in their raw, organic form to have any nutritional value.

Finally A Beer That May Improve Your Health
June 10, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Many amateur athletes have long suspected what research scientists for the Department of Preventative and Rehabilitative Sports Medicine of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen at Klinikum rechts der Isar have now made official: Documented proof that the consumption of wheat beer has a positive effect on athletes' health.

You Must Eat This Part of an Apple For Maximum Health Benefits
June 9, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
An apple a day really could keep the doctor away - as long as you don't throw away this part of the fruit.

Top Foods For Cellular Health
June 8, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
The body is incredibly resilient and efficient, but over time, a poor diet and lifestyle may weaken the health and vitality of your cells. The food you eat is also the food your cells consume, so by eating nutrient-dense food, you provide your cells with the support they need to keep your entire body healthy. Start stocking your fridge with some of the best foods known to support proper cellular health.

Walnuts: The New Stress Buster
June 7, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Are you getting palpitations about an upcoming presentation at work or a looming visit from your least favorite relatives? To help your body cope with the stress you know is headed your way, start popping a daily handful of walnuts a few weeks in advance of the fray. Better yet, have a handful every day regardless, as new research demonstrates that walnuts and walnut oil reduce blood pressure when you are under stress... and even during those all-too-rare, happy moments of calm.

Garden Therapy Being Tested As a Viable Treatment For Depression
June 6, 2011 | Healing | 
Your doctor has told you, as if you didn't know, that you're suffering from depression, a condition that can turn everything black. So how do you get out of it before it turns into a serious downward spiral? Is there any alternative to a handful of pills?

Eating Dirt is Healthy For The Belly?
June 3, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Most of us never considered eating the mud pies we made as kids, but for many people all over the world, dining on dirt is nothing out of the ordinary. Now an extensive meta-analysis forthcoming in the June issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology helps explain why.

Control Cravings and Lose Weight with the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load
June 2, 2011 | Nutrition | 
Knowing the glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) of foods will help you assess how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers and how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. This ultimately gives you the power to better control your weight.

Study Identifies Dose Threshold For Omega-3s Heart Benefits
June 2, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Daily doses of omega-3s of at least 250 milligrams are required to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death and other heart conditions, says a new review and meta-analysis.

Even Modest Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency Damages Your Health Over Time
June 1, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Severe deficiency of the vitamins and minerals required for life is relatively uncommon in developed nations, but modest deficiency is very common and often not taken seriously. A new research published online in the FASEB Journal, however, may change this thinking as it examines moderate selenium and vitamin K deficiency to show how damage accumulates over time as a result of vitamin and mineral loss, leading to age-related diseases.


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