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What Are The Differences Between Meat, Soy, Whey, Dairy, Hemp and Other Proteins?
July 31, 2012 | Nutrition | N.Longo
There's so much hype around getting enough protein that few of us stop and think about what type of protein we're ingesting and the differences that exist between different proteins. What's the difference between animal and vegetable protein? Which has more usable protein? Which is more efficient or healthier and does it matter?

How To Grow Organic Apples Without Any Kind of Spray or Pesticide
July 31, 2012 | NaturalLiving | T.Swensen
Apples may seem like the last bastion of pesticide-dependent gardening. In many commercial orchards, apples are sprayed 10 to 20 times per year. It's not hard to find organic home gardeners who still believe it's nearly impossible to grow good fruit without pesticides. Furthermore, most people probably expect organic fruit to come with a few spots or chew marks. I used to rely on insect traps and biological sprays, and I would still have fruit that was covered with disease and infested with worms. Then I found a way to grow pristine apples without using any kind of spray.

Can The Simple Act of Remembering Change The Way We Think?
July 31, 2012 | Memory | Editor
Can the simple act of recognizing a face as you walk down the street change the way we think? Or can taking the time to notice something new on our way to work change what we remember about that walk? In a new study published in the journal Science, New York University researchers show that remembering something old or noticing something new can bias how you process subsequent information.

Two Apples a Day More Effective At Reducing Heart Disease Than Statin Medications
July 30, 2012 | NaturalLiving | M.Torres
More evidence continues to surface supporting the superior effectiveness of nature's foods over medication in preventing disease. New research shows that just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease lowering blood fat levels by almost 25 percent, a claim unattainable by cardiovascular prescription medications.

Man Cures Eye Infection With Honey After Medicated Eye Drops Failed
July 29, 2012 | Healing | Editor
A man who spent eight years searching for a cure for a chronic eye condition was amazed when he finally found the remedy in a jar of honey which surpassed any attempts at healing with prescription medication.

Blocking Sunlight Stops Critical Proteins Which Prevent Heart Attacks
July 27, 2012 | Sunlight | J.Summerly
It's that time of year when the media loves to terrify the public about how dangerous the sun is. The evidence for the health benefits of sunlight and vitamin D are overwhelming, yet all I can do is shake my head in disbelief as I see people massage the sunscreen on themselves and their children as if it's some magical protection against a foreign invader. There's nothing foreign or invasive about our sun, in fact researchers are now identifying how blocking its rays may actually increase the risk of heart attacks and dying.

Have We All Gone Multigrain Crazy?
July 26, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Multigrain snacks have proliferated throughout the food industry, but are these products really healthy as what their labels suggest?

Raisins As Effective As Popular Sport Chews To Boost Your Workout
July 25, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
According to a new research, you can now replace your dose of sports chews with the good old raisin as it provides the same workout boost without the extra preservatives or chemicals.

15,000 Chemical Compounds Identified In Biodiverse Algae
July 24, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
From omega-3, to protein, vitamins, and antioxidants -- algae has big potential as an industrial source of high value functional ingredients for food production. But with less than 10% of the world's algae species properly characterized, we are only beginning to realize the full potential of this amazing seaweed.

High Doses of Vitamin D Needed For Elimination of Low Vitamin D Levels in African Americans
July 20, 2012 | Sunlight | Editor
Over 90% of African Americans may have vitamin D deficiency, and daily doses of 4,000IU or more may be needed to eliminate deficiency, says a new study from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Contrary To Popular Belief, Men and Women Have The Same Sexual Fantasies
July 20, 2012 | Sex | Editor
A study conducted at the University of Granada have demonstrated that there are not significant differences between men's and women’s sexual fantasies. The fact is that both sexes have intimate and romantic sexual fantasies involving their partner or loved one.

Don't Crash and Burn After Your Flight: Nutritional Carry-On Items Are The Key
July 19, 2012 | Immunity | M.Crossman
When you're flying, your carry-on bag is your home away from home and holds all of your essentials, from sleep masks to books that will hold your attention during your trip. For a pleasant flight, fill your bag with items that are relaxing, entertaining and even immunity-boosting. You’ll have everything you need to sit back, relax and enjoy your flight.

Bananas Are As Effective As Gatorade For Athletes Study Finds
July 19, 2012 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Can the modest banana provide the same or more health benefits during heavy exercise than high-tech sports drinks? A new US study has found that bananas were as least as effective as PepsiCo sports drink Gatorade in providing nutritional support to trained cyclists during prolonged and intensive exercise.

A Healthy Protein Rich Salad
July 19, 2012 | Nutrition | B.Kim
Looking for a light but filling summer salad while doing our full body cleanse program? Look no further than this colourful medley of antioxidant and protein-rich plant foods.

12 Foods You Can Regrow From Scraps
July 18, 2012 | NaturalLiving | Editor
The versatility of nature allows us to take parts of what we want and regrow it, many times without seeds. Want to talk about reuse and recycle? Nature invented it.

How To Brew 9 Different Types of Tea To Maximize Health Benefits
July 17, 2012 | Antioxidants | T.Remedios
We've all heard claims about green tea being good for weight loss and chamomile tea reducing stress, but what are the other kinds of teas and how do we maximize their health benefit claims? We take a look at the flourishing tea market, its vast and interesting varieties and the health benefits of different kinds of tea available to us today.

Study Confirms Cardioprotective Effect of Chia Seeds
July 15, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Consumption of chia seeds, rich in ALA, may increase blood levels of the long chain omega-3 EPA by 30%, says a new study from the Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina.

Wild Blueberries Protect Against Cardiovascular and DNA Damage
July 13, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
New data suggests that wild blueberries may reduce oxidative damage to DNA and decrease the risk of cardiovascular and degenerative diseases.

Earth Remains on a Collision Course With Disaster If Trends Are Not Reversed
July 12, 2012 | Sustainability | Editor
Despite the ever-louder drumbeat for sustainability and global efforts to advance environmental initiatives, Earth remains on a collision course with "unprecedented levels of damage and degradation." That's according to a new assessment that includes UC Santa Barbara researchers among its authors.

Honey Improves Immunity and Relieves Anxiety
July 11, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
For ages, the anti-bacterial properties of honey have been revered and so it is little wonder that it has been used for medicinal purposes all over the world. If you have a sweet tooth but shrink at the empty calories in processed sugar, honey is your savior.

Study Explains Why Immune-Mediated Diseases Are Now So Common Due To Modern Diets
July 10, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Certain saturated fats that are common in the modern Western diet can initiate a chain of events leading to complex immune disorders such as inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) in people with a genetic predisposition, a new study has claimed.

Extracts From Green Tea and Grape Seed Offer Plant-Based Glycemic Control
July 10, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Extracts from grape seed or green tea inhibit the action of certain starch-digesting enzymes and offer a plant-based alternative for glycemic control, suggests new data from the Linus Pauling Institute.

Why A Protein Meal Tells Your Brain You're Full
July 6, 2012 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Feeling full involves more than just the uncomfortable sensation that your waistband is getting tight. Investigators reporting online on July 5th in the Cell Press journal Cell have now mapped out the signals that travel between your gut and your brain to generate the feeling of satiety after eating a protein-rich meal. Understanding this back and forth loop between the brain and gut may pave the way for future approaches in the treatment and/or prevention of obesity.

Study Shows How Organic Tomatoes Exceed Conventional In Antioxidant Value
July 5, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Tomatoes grown by organic methods contain more phenolic compounds than those grown using commercial standards, say researchers.

6 Healthy Foods To Replace Your Naughtier Preferences Without Sacrificing Flavor
July 4, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Just because you're trying to eat more healthily doesn't mean you have to sacrifice your favorite food preparations! There are a number of nutritious ingredients that can replace your naughtier preferences without forgoing flavor. Try the following examples and see if your palate isn’t as pleased as your waistline!

Parents May Be More Than 50 Percent Less Likely To Catch a Cold Than Non-Parents
July 3, 2012 | Immunity | Editor
New research led by Carnegie Mellon University shows that being a parent influences health in another positive way. Published in Psychosomatic Medicine, the research provides the first evidence that, when exposed to a common cold virus, parents are 52 percent less likely to develop a cold than non-parents.


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