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What You Eat Can Prevent Toxic Accumulations of Arsenic
June 29, 2012 | Toxins | Editor
Millions of people worldwide are exposed to arsenic from contaminated water, and we are all exposed to arsenic via the food we eat. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition Journal has demonstrated that people who ate more dietary vitamin B12 had lower levels of arsenic (measured by deposition in toenails).


Your Hair Tells More About Your Body Than Your Blood
June 29, 2012 | HumanBody | Editor
Although it is a superficial organ, your hair is a mirror to your metabolic system. The nutrients when consumed first reach your vital organs such as the heart, kidney and liver, and are then supplied to the hair.


12 Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds
June 29, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Among the many benefits of pumpkin seeds, they are the only seed that is alkaline-forming in this world of highly acidic diets.


German Court Rules Religious Circumcision a Crime
June 28, 2012 | HumanBody | A.McCarthy
While critics of circumcision are rejoicing, Jewish and Muslim groups are condemning a court ruling that deemed the procedure equivalent to grievous bodily harm, claiming the ruling trampled on religious freedom and could lead to "circumcision tourism".


Newly Approved Tests on Vitamin D Are At Least 40 Percent Inaccurate
June 28, 2012 | Sunlight | M.Torres
Inaccuracies in vitamin D blood tests may be confounding efforts to establish optimal recommended levels for health, warn researchers.


Get Kids Involved In Meal Preparation And Their Desire For Healthier Foods Skyrockets
June 28, 2012 | Lifestyle | Editor
Getting kids to pass up junk food in favour of healthier fruits and veggies has led to many a mealtime meltdown for parents everywhere. Now, researchers from the University of Alberta offer a simple solution: give them an apron.


Study Challenges Popular Misconception That Every Calorie Is The Same
June 27, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
A new study published in the Journal of American Medical Association challenges the notion that "a calorie is a calorie."


Vitamin B: The Happy Vitamin that Packs a Punch
June 27, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Crossman
Vitamin B is sometimes called the "happy vitamin," and for very good reason. Vitamin B is a dietary powerhouse, boosting energy levels and enhancing performance of nearly every system in the body. Hundreds of delicious and abundant foods are packed full of vitamin B, ready to unleash the raw power in even the most timid consumer.


Interconnective Timing and Abundance
June 27, 2012 | Consciousness | S.Sifandos
Have you ever sat still and simply observed life? A life, which comprises of your own personal happenings, your fears, your joys, your breath, your ideas, your thoughts, your everyday actions, your tasks, your experiences, your feelings, your relationships, the way in which you communicate, what makes you basically you and so much more... Then perhaps you may observe all of these phenomena in others and within the context of their personal lives. This consciousness may then expand to a collective sphere of observation and comprehension towards all of us at a deeper and connected level of being...


Vitamin Deficiencies Widespread Across Europe and U.S.
June 26, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Vitamin deficiencies causes many different types of symptoms and illnesses. We generally assume that these types of deficiencies are confined to third world and underdeveloped nations. However contrary to popular beliefs, this is not the case. Writing in the British Journal of Nutrition, researchers reveal that despite the wide range of foods available, many developed countries -- including Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, and the USA -- suffer from 'widespread' vitamin inadequacies in the population.


Green Banana Flour: Full of Potassium and an Appealing Alternative For Gluten-Free Dieters
June 26, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
People with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities struggle with limited food choices, as their condition makes them unable to tolerate gluten, found in wheat and other grains. Researchers from the University of Brazil have developed a gluten-free pasta product from green banana flour, which tasters found more acceptable than regular whole wheat pasta. The product has less fat and is cheaper to produce than standard pastas.


Apple Peels May Help Increase Muscle and Calories Burned
June 26, 2012 | YourWeight | Editor
Ursolic acid from apple peels could help to fight growing waistlines by increasing calories burned, according to new research.


EPA Defines 83 Toxic Chemicals To Examine In 2013, But Has No Power To Restrict Them
June 25, 2012 | GovernmentAbuse | M.Torres
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supposed to have the authority to regulate or ban toxic substances, but they simply do not have the power. In practice, the agency faces so many hurdles that it hasn’t tried to ban any chemicals since it made an ill-fated run at asbestos in 1991. This year, the EPA has identified 83 "chemicals of concern," however any assessments will remain on a computer hard drive without ever leading to any kind of ban or enforcement to restrict those chemicals.


Even Mild Physical Activity Reduces Breast Cancer Risk
June 25, 2012 | Prevention | Editor
A new analysis done by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found that physical activity – either mild or intense and before or after menopause – may reduce breast cancer risk, but substantial weight gain may negate these benefits.


Cut Poison Burn: A Must See Documentary Illuminating The Truth About Cancer Treatment
June 24, 2012 | JunkHealthcare | Editor
Cut Poison Burn is a searing film that illuminates the grim truth about America's so-called War on Cancer. This thought-provoking documentary takes on the forces that have conspired to thwart meaningful advances in cancer research and treatment over the past century. 


9 Powerful Healing Herbs and Spices We Need To Talk More About
June 24, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
It's time to turn your spice rack into a medicine cabinet. Herbs and spices hold much higher antioxidant values than foods and they can add incredible taste especially when used correctly with the right dishes. Personal chef and registered dietician Diane Hendricks shares her top picks.


Organic Homemade Sprouted Raw Almond Butter Recipe
June 24, 2012 | NaturalLiving | Editor
One of the problems with nut butters purchased at grocery stores is that most of them contain undesirable ingredients. Others are made using roasted nuts which removes most of the nutritional value, and lastly, most don't use organic sources which means that nuts may be pasteurized or grown in chemical environments. Here's an excellent raw organic almond butter that is healthy, delicious, cost-effective and rectifies all the short-comings of conventiona nut butters.


5 Delicious Smoothie Recipes To Mobilize Belly Fat
June 22, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Quick and easy to prepare, these smoothie recipes not only contain a variety of refreshing fruits, they pack monounsaturated fatty acids and probiotics --two ingredients that help mobilize belly fat. These filling, creamy smoothies are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a Flat Belly snack and each recipe is less than 400 calories per serving.


5 Fruits For Radiant Skin
June 22, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Fruits are one of the best medicines. Increased intakes of fruit and vegetables may decrease markers of inflammation linked to a range of chronic diseases. We also know that a cup of fruit juice a day is sure to guarantee a clear complexion. How about a massage with a fruit pulp or a fruit facial? With people getting more wary of effect of chemicals on the skin, a majority of them are now resorting to using something from their own kitchen. What better way to pamper your skin than with pure stuff which is free of toxins and not harmful to your skin?


Respect Influences Your Happiness Much More Than Money
June 22, 2012 | Happiness | Editor
New research suggests that overall happiness in life is more related to how much you are respected and admired by those around you, not to the status that comes from how much money you have stashed in your bank account.


Genetic Engineers Produce Damning Report Exposing Genetically Modified Foods
June 21, 2012 | GMO | Editor
A damning new evidence-based report about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has just been published – and it reveals that most of the claims made by the pro-GM camp are nothing more than hot air.


A Celebration For The People
June 21, 2012 | Consciousness | S.Sifandos
I have noticed that as time passes and as we move through various epochs of our cultural age it has become apparent that there is an increase in our ability to live, know, be and learn. This increase and change presents itself in many forms, but the form of concentration today would like to extend itself to the youth of the age.


Prescription Drugs For Pain Top Car Accidents For Leading Cause of Accidental Death
June 21, 2012 | ManagingPain | Editor
Prescription painkillers have now surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, according to a new report.


Five Nutrients Every Man Should Take
June 20, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Turner
Typically, men are still less likely than women to see a doctor when they get sick or at the first sign of a bothersome health symptom. And it's even more unlikely that they'll take supplements to prevent illness. Whether it's your significant other, brother, father or best guy friend, there are some basic supplements every guy should take for optimal health. Here are the top six you should encourage the men in your life to take:


What Are The Most Contaminated Surfaces In Hotel Rooms?
June 20, 2012 | Pollution | Editor
It's a no-brainer to most, but it's something to be very aware of while traveling and using facilities that are not your own. An experiment of surfaces in hotel rooms finds television remotes to be among the most heavily contaminated with bacteria and items on housekeeping carts carry the potential to cross-contaminate rooms. Researchers from the University of Houston report the findings today at the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.


First Study To Show Brain Measurement of Effective Leadership
June 20, 2012 | HumanBody | Editor
Scientists trying to understand why some people excel -- whether as world-class athletes, virtuoso musicians, or top CEOs -- have discovered that these outstanding performers have unique brain characteristics that make them different from other people.


Government of India Declares That All Genetically Modified Foods Be Labeled
June 19, 2012 | Labeling | A.McCarthy
Can we give a thumbs up to the ministry of consumer affairs in India? They have issued a gazette notification early this month indicating that every food package containing genetically modified food shall bear at the top of its principal display panel, the words 'GM.'


New Findings Demonstrate That Even Lower Doses of Radiation Than Those Used In X-Rays and CT Scans Cause Cancer
June 19, 2012 | EMF | M.Torres
A statistically significant link between risk of childhood leukemia and the gamma rays we are all exposed to from our natural environment has been detected in an Oxford University-led study. The research gives credibility to critics of medical imaging techniques and provides evidence contradicting medical authorities who insist that other low doses of radiation, such as from medical X-rays and CT scans are of no consequence to human health.


If You Live Alone, You Have a Higher Risk of Heart Disease and Death
June 19, 2012 | Lifestyle | Editor
Loneliness has been linked with poor sleep quality, a depressed immune system and even alzheimer's, but now an international study also showed that living alone was associated with an increased risk of overall mortality and cardiovascular death according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine.


How Flawed And Outdated Is The Body Mass Index (BMI) Measurement?
June 18, 2012 | YourWeight | T.McKenzie
The body mass index (BMI) is a poor measurement and a controversially inaccurate indicator to assess health. Despite this reality, almost every doctor is still trained in this useless analytical tool which is meant to provide a heuristic proxy for human body fat based on an individual's weight and height. The problem is, BMI doesn't actually measure percentage body fat or lean muscle tissue and makes absolutely no distinction between either of them.


Research Highlights How Persistence Is Learned From The Unique Role of Our Fathers
June 18, 2012 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
What do you do when the going gets tough? Do you face the challenge head on or coward away from obstacles? New research from Brigham Young University shows that dads are in a unique position to help their adolescent children develop persistence.


Can You Lose Weight By Changing The Colour And Size of Your Plate?
June 18, 2012 | YourWeight | Editor
Instead of only focusing on the foods we eat, new research is suggesting that those who want to lose weight should think about the plates on which they serve their meals.


U.S. Government Admits CT Scans Are a Major Cause of Breast Cancer That They Are Supposed To Detect
June 15, 2012 | JunkHealthcare | Editor
Findings from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) have found that CT (computed tomography) scans are a major cause of the breast cancer they are supposed to detect, and women should avoid all ‘just-in-case’ and routine screening, a US government report has concluded.


New Research Shows Breast Milk Blocks HIV, Does Not Transmit The Virus Contrary To Previous Assumptions
June 15, 2012 | Breastfeeding | A.McCarthy
More than 15 percent of new HIV infections occur in children. Although breastfeeding is attributed to a significant number of these infections, most breastfed infants are not infected with HIV, despite prolonged and repeated exposure. Once again, the liquid gold that is breast milk defeats all odds.


5 Foods Women Should Have Every Single Week
June 15, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Ladies... feel younger, stay slim and thwart diseases by including these amazing foods in your diet every week.


Drinks Containing Hibiscus Are The Highest In Antioxidants
June 14, 2012 | Antioxidants | J.Summerly
The tea made from hibiscus flowers is known by many names in many countries around the world and is served both hot and cold. The beverage is well known for its color, tanginess and flavor. A new study conducted in Portugal found that drinks containing hibiscus exhibited higher antioxidant activity than other beverages.


It's Time To Treat All Life As One, As Equal and As Part of All That Is
June 14, 2012 | Consciousness | M.Forrester
Millions of hearts and minds are now moving away from separateness and distancing themselves from this virtual reality -- the feeling that we are all apart from each other. In reality, we could not be apart if we tried. But we have played this game called earth very well and the facade has been very successful. It's now time to move on and see all life as it really is, rather than what it appears to be.


Why Drinking Too Much Water Can Be Harmful To Your Health
June 14, 2012 | Water | B.Kim
Whenever you disregard your sense of thirst and strive to ingest several glasses of water a day just because you have been told that doing so is good for your health, you actually put unnecessary strain on your body in two major ways...


How Real Is The Science Behind Snake Oil?
June 13, 2012 | JunkScience | S.Weiss
Regardless of the merits of the scientific method in the analysis of the exterior world, it is still open to many forms of abuse. It is always important to remember the results of any particular study mean nothing unless proven through continual repetition of the study's methodology. The importance of being able to replicate results is something instilled in every elementary school science student and yet as we enter adulthood we often tend to take with a great deal of faith any professions of scientific knowledge. Have you seen the data? Science is built on skepticism.


A Father's Love Holds One of The Greatest Powers To Influence A Child's Development
June 13, 2012 | ChildHealth | Editor
A father's love contributes as much -- and sometimes more -- to a child's development as does a mother's love. That is one of many findings in a new large-scale analysis of research about the power of parental rejection and acceptance in shaping our personalities as children and into adulthood.


Cultural Values Have Far-Reaching Implications For A Sustainable Global Society
June 13, 2012 | Sustainability | Editor
Differences in attitudes and cultural values could have far-reaching implications for the development of a sustainable global society, according to an analysis to be published in the International Journal of the Sustainable Economy.


Canada and U.S. Refuse To Ban This Food Produced By Animal Torture
June 12, 2012 | GovernmentAbuse | N.Longo
Readers who follow my work know I consistently strive to promote foods specifically to those who are eaters for health. I don't shy away from any specific foods unless they are consistently proven to either be harmful for health or abusive to life itself. Although that invariably comes down to perception, Foie Gras ("fatty liver") is one of those foods I refuse to acknowledge as consumable. The production of this "delicacy" is simply animal torture. It requires geese or ducks to be forced fed until their livers become fatty. Despite 15 countries banning its production, Canada and the United States refuse to join those nations in banning this atrocity to animals.


Decrease Your Heart Rate and Reduce Fatigue With This One Vitamin
June 12, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Daily consumption of at least 500mg of vitamin C may decrease heart rate during exercise and reduce the perception of fatigue and exertion, suggests new data.


Top Risk of Stroke: Healthy Adults Who Habitually Sleep Less Than 6 Hours
June 12, 2012 | Sleep | M.Torres
Habitually sleeping less than six hours a night significantly increases the risk of stroke among middle-age to older adults who are of normally healthy according to a study over 5000 people followed for up to three years.


Groundbreaking Research Shows How Nanoparticles Are Causing Autoimmune Diseases
June 11, 2012 | Nanotechnology | A.McCarthy
New groundbreaking research by scientists at Trinity College Dublin has found that exposure to nanoparticles, commonly used in sunscreen, cosmetics and other personal care products can have a serious impact on health, linking it to rheumatoid arthritis and the development of other serious autoimmune diseases.


Scientists Discover Radioactive Tuna Contaminated From Fukushima Nuclear Crisis
June 11, 2012 | Pollution | Editor
Scientists have - for the first time - discovered Bluefin tuna that were contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan last year - swimming off the coast of California. Radioactive cesium ten times above the normal level was found in the fish.


Omega-3s Lower Heart Failure Risk by 15 Percent
June 11, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Increased intakes of omega-3s and higher blood levels of the fatty acids are associated with a 15 percent decrease in the risk of heart failure, says a new meta-analysis.


8 Glasses of Water Invented By Plastic Water Bottle Companies With Vested Interests
June 10, 2012 | JunkScience | A.McCarthy
There has never been any supporting evidence to back up the popular recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water per day. In an editorial for the June issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Dr. Spero Tsindos from La Trobe University says most people get enough water from the foods and beverages -- including tea and coffee. Humans need about two litres of fluids per day -- not two litres of water specifically. He even takes his message a step further by suggesting the eight-glass-a-day rule is a myth invented by plastic water bottle companies who have made it fashionable to tote around what he says have become ubiquitous accessories.


Chalkboard Campaign: A Video We All Need to See and TALK About
June 10, 2012 | Vaccines | D.Mihalovic
Ask any mainstream medical physician about vaccines and they will tell you "the studies have been done." The Chalkboard Campaign is setting the facts straight. Specifically, there has never been a single study of the current vaccine schedule. Not one. A brilliant educational video developed by VaxTruth titled "We Need to Talk..." highlights the unprecedented rates of autoimmune and neurological issues plaguing our children and simply encouraging the public to do their own research to answer the question...why?


Do Affirmations Work?
June 10, 2012 | Consciousness | S.Srivastava
According to American memoirist Augusten Burroughs, affirmations or the process of repeating positive words may boost the spirits of already happy people but can leave sad people feeling worse.


Scientists Suggest That All Food Should Be Irradiated, Pasteurized and Sterilized by 2030
June 8, 2012 | JunkFood | M.Torres
University of Notre Dame network physicists in collaboration with food scientists have recently published an analysis of the international food-trade network that claims to show a vulnerability to the fast spread of contaminants as well as the correlation between known food poisoning outbreaks and the centrality of countries on the network. The study is causing a new batch of fear mongers to reiterate what many others have already stated--specifically that all food should sterilized by 2030.


City Kids Are More Likely To Have Food Allergies: Here's The True Cause
June 8, 2012 | Allergies | D.Mihalovic
A recent study published in the latest issue of Clinical Pediatrics has found that children living in urban centers have a much higher prevalence of food allergies than those living in rural areas. It's the first study to map children's food allergies by geographical location in the United States. In particular, kids in big cities were found to be more than twice as likely to have peanut allergies compared to rural communities. The study humorously found a correlation between higher population density and greater likelihood of food allergies; however the actual cause is another story.


Meditation Reduces Heart Disease In Teens
June 8, 2012 | Healing | Editor
Regular meditation could cut the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in teens who are most at risk, according to Georgia Health Sciences University researchers.


Are Chia Seeds The Perfect Superfood?
June 7, 2012 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
In South America, as far back as 3000 BC, Chia Seeds (Salvia Hispanica) had been a staple of daily nutrition and commerce in Pre-Columbian societies. In Mayan and Aztec life, the seed was so important, it was incorporated into religious ceremonies and tribal trading, even having the harvest time for the seeds outlined in ancient Aztec calendars. It seems it only took modern day humans another 5000 years to revive the importance for these super seeds which are truly amazing and whose health benefits are still being discovered. It may be the single best all around food!


A Powerful Antioxidant That Treats Autism, Diabetes, Bronchitis and Removes Heavy Metals
June 7, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
A metabolite from an amino acid which is classified as both a nutritional supplement and pharmaceutical drug, has been used to treat bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, high cholesterol, diabetes, HIV, autism and even cancer. It assists in the production of glutathione, which plays a key role in regulating many cellular functions and helps keep the immune system in check. Moreover, it helps detox the body chelating dangerous heavy metals.


Power of Suggestion: How Our Expectations Influence Our Behavior
June 7, 2012 | Consciousness | Editor
In a new article, psychological scientists delve into the phenomenon of suggestion, exploring the intriguing relationship between suggestion, cognition, and behavior. The article is published in the June issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.


All Things Are Not Created Equal: Huge Gaps In Quality In The Natural Health Industry
June 6, 2012 | Labeling | E.Dahl
Dr. Eldon Dahl explains how product quality is being sacrificed for convenience and price point ultimately creating an entire industry filled with supplements of non-therapeutic value.


European Academics Are Speaking Out On Ignoring and Suppressing Tradition-of-Use Data
June 6, 2012 | JunkScience | M.Torres
The Chinese have successfully used acupuncture for 2500 years for many different ailments. For untold millenia African tribes have employed hallucinogens pharmacologically to stimulate the central nervous system and treat hundreds of disorders. South Americans have wisely learned how specific medicinal herbs counter disease for centuries. Yet, all tradition-of-use data obtained from our ancestors is discarded and trashed by modern science. European academics are now speaking out on the likely devastation to the botanicals sector if Europe ignores tradition-of-use (TOU) data in favour of randomized clinical trials when assessing herbal food supplement health claims.


The Local Air Pollution In Your City Is Linked To Local Rates of Heart Disease
June 6, 2012 | Pollution | Editor
Air pollution, a serious danger to the environment, is also a major health risk, associated with respiratory infections, lung cancer and heart disease. Now a Tel Aviv University researcher has concluded that not only does air pollution impact cardiac events such as heart attack and stroke, but it also causes repeated episodes over the long term.


Marijuana Constituents Effective For Easing Cancer Pain
June 5, 2012 | ManagingPain | Editor
An investigational cannabinoid therapy helped provide effective analgesia when used as an adjuvant medication for cancer patients with pain that responded poorly to opioids, according to results of a multicenter trial reported in The Journal of Pain, published by the American Pain Society.


Have You Tried The Happiness Diet?
June 5, 2012 | Dieting | A.McCarthy
Many diets make us unhealthy and unhappy. We all share a feel-good chemistry with food.The only way to really be healthy is to eat foods that make you happy. It eventually becomes part of your everyday life. You start to feel better and look better. A new weight-loss plan undertakes to get rid of the flab as it enhances the mood. Say hello to the Happiness Diet, that's influenced by how you feel...


Quinoa - One of Nature's Healthiest Complete Proteins
June 5, 2012 | Nutrition | B.Kim
If you're looking for a truly healthy, protein-rich food to anchor your diet, I highly recommend that you consider quinoa (pronounced keen wah). Called the "mother of grains" by the Incan empire, quinoa is native to South America, and is naturally rich in all nine essential amino acids - these are amino acids that we humans can't make from other nutrients, so must obtain from our diet. Quinoa is one of a few grains that are gluten-free, and for most people, it's easy to digest and utilize.


A New Paradigm To Measure Welfare
June 4, 2012 | Sustainability | S.Sifandos
The concept of consumerism and trade exports and imports, and overall incomes should not be responsible for measuring the health and well being of people. This is a grand problem on a socio-economic scale and through repetition we have the ability to learn mastery. Within this context the mastery comes in the ability to conceptualize a new paradigm of managing the health of people.


Parents Protest Vaccination Awareness Week Arranged By The WHO
June 4, 2012 | Vaccines | Editor
It's officially referred to as "World Immunization Week" but as many of us have come to learn by now, vaccination is not immunization by any source of our imagination. In protest of the vaccination campaigning by the WHO (World Health Organization), a group of Belgium parents whose children had been injured following vaccinations, placed a row of tiny white coffins outside the Ministry of Health. Parents demonstrated their anger by attaching two vaccine syringes in the sign of a crucifix onto each coffin, symbolizing the death of a child snatched cruelly by vaccinations.


Seaweed Extracts Can Help You Lose Weight, Mostly Body Fat
June 4, 2012 | YourWeight | Editor
Alginated-based supplements from seaweed enhanced the weight loss results of an energy-restricted diet, suggests new data from Denmark.


How To Make Organic Cleaning Supplies
June 3, 2012 | Sustainability | Editor
Did you know that the amount of chemicals in common household cleaning supplies have enough toxicity to promote over a dozen different cancers? If you're still using conventional cleaning supplies, you would be much healthier if you left your dwelling dirty, bacteria and all. However, if you switch to organic cleaning solutions, not only will you rid your home of dirt and grime, but you'll be giving yourself a toxic-free environment in the process.


Amazing Transformation: Never Stop Believing In Yourself
June 3, 2012 | Consciousness | Editor
How many of us are told we can't do things from a very young age? Our entire society is structured around promoting what we can't do rather than what we can do. Here's another example why you should never stop believing in yourself. Despite what anybody tells you to the contrary, you are capable of absolutely anything you set your mind to.


Barley Water: A Boon For The Kidneys and Your Waistline
June 3, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Which grain is extremely low in calories, does wonders for the kidneys and may even trim your waistline?


Tart Cherries Have The Highest Anti-Inflammatory Potential of Any Food - Comparable To Well-Known Pain Medications
June 1, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
Tart cherries have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. According to new research from Oregon Health and Science University presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM) in San Francisco, tart cherries have the "highest anti-inflammatory content of any food" and can help people with arthritis manage their disease long-term without pain medications.


Consumers Need More Guidance When It Comes To Choice of Fish
June 1, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
In a first-of-its kind summary of fish consumption choices, a team of researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital has determined that consumers are not getting all the information they need to make informed decisions about fish consumption. Their research is published in the June 1 issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.


Dangerous Fat-Soluble Chemical Being Found In Meat, Peanut Butter and Fish
June 1, 2012 | Toxins | A.McCarthy
A common flame retardant chemical is showing up in a variety of store-bought foods including meat, peanut butter and fish. The discovery of the chemical HBCD adds to growing evidence that our food supply is full of unwanted chemicals, including flame retardants.



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