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Research Proves Sugar Is Addictive

Research Proves Sugar Is Addictive

A study offers scientific proof for what many dieters already know: Sugar is addictive. The research showed binging on sugar can act on the brain in ways very similar to a drug abuse. It can produced behavioral and neurochemical…

December 10, 7
About 1 in 9 US Kids Use Alternative Medicine

About 1 in 9 US Kids Use Alternative Medicine

Just like their parents, kids are taking supplements from fish oil to ginseng, a sign of just how mainstream alternative medicine has become. More than one in nine children and teens try those remedies and other nontraditional options. Their parents’ practices played a big role. Kids were five times more likely to use alternative […]

December 10, 5
Appetite For Organic Food Wilts As Economy Suffers

Appetite For Organic Food Wilts As Economy Suffers

The rotten economy is eating into sales of organic foods as fewer Americans put these often costly groceries on their plates. Overall sales of organic food are still rising, though the industry’s robust growth of recent decades is tapering off. Many devotees of organic foods are not willing to cut back though they say […]

December 09, 8
Vermont Healthiest State; Louisiana Deemed Unhealthiest

Vermont Healthiest State; Louisiana Deemed Unhealthiest

Vermont is the healthiest U.S. state, while Louisiana is the least healthy, according to the 19th annual America’s Health Rankings report, issued by the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association, and the Partnership for Prevention advocacy group. The rankings are based on 22 health measures […]

December 09, 3
chia seeds

Chia Seeds Are Natures Perfect Food

Chia seeds are an ancient superfood that’s making a big comeback and for good reasons. These little black and white seeds are one of the most powerful, functional and nutritious superfoods in the world! Chia seed are an excellent source of fiber, packed with antioxidants, full of protein, loaded with vitamins, minerals, and the richest known […]

December 09, 10
What is Stevia?

What is Stevia?

Stevia, also known as Stevia Rebaudiana, is an herb that has been used as a natural sweetener for centuries. Its been suppressed for decades by the FDA, but with Coca-Cola and Cargill interested in using it, Stevia is about to go mainstream. Extracts from the leaf of the Stevia plant have been found to be high in […]

December 05, 7
Corrupt Food Industry Killing Us With Salt

Corrupt Food Industry Killing Us With Salt

It is well known among the medical and health community that to much sodium in your diet can lead to strokes, heart attacks and other health problems. However the food industry doesn’t care. They have fully acknowledges that sodium levels are too high in there products, but are not making any plans on changing […]

December 04, 4
Wine Boosts Omega-3 in the Body

Wine Boosts Omega-3 in the Body

A major new finding shows moderate alcohol intake is associated with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in plasma and red blood cells. The alcohol acts like a ‘trigger’, boosting the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in our body. It does this by influencing the metabolism of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids, as […]

December 04, 0
Too Little Vitamin D Puts Heart at Risk

Too Little Vitamin D Puts Heart at Risk

Several large studies have shown that people with low vitamin D levels were twice as likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or other heart-related event. Traditionally associated with bone and muscle weakness, but in recent years a number of studies have shown that low levels of the vitamin may […]

December 03, 0
Man Tries to Become ‘Certified Organic’

Man Tries to Become ‘Certified Organic’

A pediatrician has spent the last three years only eating organic food, whether he’s cooking at home, dining out or snacking on the road. Why three years, because that was the amount of time it took to have a breeding animal certified organic by the Department of Agriculture and he wondered whether a person could meet the […]

December 03, 4
Blueberries Reverse Memory Loss and Prevent Alzheimer’s

Blueberries Reverse Memory Loss and Prevent Alzheimer’s

As if blueberries weren’t already amazing, new research found adding blueberries to a regular diet, resulted in improvements in memory and may have implications in the treatment of Alzheimer’s. Blueberries are rich in flavonoids, which have always been associated as an antioxidant, but this study indicates they also activate the part of the brain […]

December 03, 1
Fast Food Causes Alzheimer’s

Fast Food Causes Alzheimer’s

Swedish researchers discovered that mice fed junk food for nine months began developing the abnormal brain tangles associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The study concluded that a diet of high fat, cholesterol and sugar severely affect the brain. The biggest probable is that what most people don’t think is junk food, is […]

December 02, 2
Depression Linked to Belly Fat

Depression Linked to Belly Fat

Research conducted at the University Medical Center in Amsterdam concluded that adults with symptoms of depression are more likely to gain abdominal fat. The study recorded depression and abdominal fat at the beginning and again after five years. The major contributing factors were chronic stress and depression that […]

December 02, 5
Acupuncture Beats Aspirin for Chronic Headache

Acupuncture Beats Aspirin for Chronic Headache

Recent research at Duke University found that acupuncture works better than drugs like aspirin to reduce the severity and frequency of chronic headaches. A study involving nearly 4,000 patients with migraine, tension headache and other forms of chronic headache showed that 62 percent of the acupuncture patients reported […]

December 01, 5
Research Proves Heart Disease Can be Reversed

Research Proves Heart Disease Can be Reversed

Research finally agrees with naturopathic physicians that heart disease can be reversed. The study provides hard evidence that tiny pieces of genetic material called microRNA, which degrades the function of heart cells, plays a key role in the development of heart disease. Research using mice concluded by blocking microRNA in heart […]

December 01, 0

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