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This Diet Cuts Liver Fat By More Than 20 Percent In Only Nine Days
August 30, 2017 | Dieting | A.McCarthy
In a nine-day experiment, researchers from Touro University and UC San Francisco found that a diet with reduced sugar cut liver fat by more than 20 percent.


Key To Weight Loss Success Is The Rate You Lose It
August 29, 2017 | YourWeight | K.Foster
The fastest way to gain weight quickly is often to lose it quickly. Losing steady as it goes appears to be the key to successful weight loss, according to a new Drexel University study appearing in the journal Obesity.


Cardiovascular Failure 12 Times More Prevalent In Those With Vitamin D Deficiency
August 28, 2017 | Sunlight | M.Chan
More trials are needed to test vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of heart disease, say researchers behind a new study showing heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency.


Bursts of Endorphins Are Released With This One Type of Exercise
August 25, 2017 | Prevention | J.Battaglia
Researchers in Finland have found that when youíre working out, the level of endoprhins released in the brain directly correlates to the intensity of exercise youíre doing. Thatís a good thing for people doing high intensity interval training, or HIIT, because HIIT can be miserable.


Psychedelic Medicine Is The Topic For Discussion
August 24, 2017 | Consciousness | M.Torres
There is a growing body of evidence that some psychedelic drugs can be used to treat a variety of conditions. The potential, the people and the politics are all up for discussion.


Hear Voices? Your Brain May Be Sharper Than The Rest
August 23, 2017 | MentalHealth | A.McCarthy
Researchers in the United Kingdom say they've discovered that such individuals use unusual skills when their brains process sound and that such 'voice-hearers' may be able to detect disguised speech-like sounds more quickly and easily than folks who had never had a voice-hearing experience. It suggests their brains tend more readily to detect meaningful speech patterns in ambiguous sounds.


Contrary To Popular Belief, Dietary Calcium Does Not Prevent Bone Loss
August 22, 2017 | Nutrition | M.Torres
Dairy products, specifically milk is one of the beverages still aggressively pushed as a health promoting food, especially relating to strong bones. However, Bone Mineral Density (BMD) and rates of bone loss showed no association with dietary calcium intake in men, according to a recent study in British Journal of Nutrition.


Walnuts Keep You Feeling Full By Lighting Up The Brain
August 21, 2017 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Perhaps their brain-like shape should have been a giveaway. Scientists in Boston have shown that eating walnuts lights up a part of the brain associated with hunger and cravings. The good news is that instead of making us crave calories, walnuts appear to help make us feel full.


How Hormones Influence Your Body and Mind
August 20, 2017 | Hormones | E.Young
We like to think we are in charge of our own behaviour -- that our thoughts are under our conscious control and that our actions are mostly reasonable. But our behaviour is also in the sway of an ancient system of mind control: hormones. These protein messengers are best known for their fundamental duty as regulators -- think of insulin and blood sugar, for example -- but they also bathe the brain in chemical information that tells us about the world around us and the people in it.


To Restore Soils We Need To Feed The Microbes
August 15, 2017 | NaturalLiving | M.Wallenstein
Our soils are in trouble. Over the past century, we've abused them with plowing, tilling and too much fertilizer. What many think of as "just dirt" is actually an incredibly complex mixture of rock-derived minerals, plant-derived organic matter, dissolved nutrients, gases and a rich food web of interacting organisms.


Higher Amounts of Sugar, Salt and Fat In Gluten-Free Products Over Conventional
August 9, 2017 | Nutrition | M.Chan
A new study has found gluten-free products are often not as healthy as their conventional counterparts.


Intense Physical Activity Can Be Done Safely At Any Age With Incredible Results
August 8, 2017 | Prevention | K.Foster
Growing older may not have to mean growing frail. A preclinical study has revealed that brief periods of intense physical activity can be safely administered at advanced age, and that this kind of activity has the potential to reverse frailty.


Natural Antioxidant Prevents Severe Flu
August 4, 2017 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Microbes that live in the gut don't just digest food. They also have far-reaching effects on the immune system. Now, a new study shows that a particular gut microbe can prevent severe flu infections, likely by breaking down naturally occurring compounds -- called flavonoids -- commonly found in foods such as black tea, red wine and blueberries.


Soda Consumption Lowest In Over Three Decades
August 3, 2017 | JunkFood | J.Battaglia
Carbonated soda pop provides more added sugar in a typical 2-year-old toddler's diet than cookies, candies and ice cream combined. The good news is that soda consumption in the United States fell to a 31-year low in 2016, new figures reveal.†



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