Archive | Nutrition

Study Links Cola to Bone Loss in Women

By Salynn Boyles WebMD Health News 2006. © 2006 WebMD Inc. Oct. 6, 2006 Women who are concerned about thinning bones may want to limit the number of colas they drink. Researchers found that drinking cola soft drinks on a regular basis was associated with lower bone mineral density in the hip. Lower bone density […]

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The Nutritional Color Wheel

Red: Get your reds from beets, strawberries, red onion, cranberries, tomatoes, radishes, and red grapefruit. They promote heart health with phytochemicals lycopene and anthocyanin. These also lower cancer risk and increase memory function. White/Tan/Brown: White foods such as bananas, cauliflower, mushrooms, potatoes, brown pears, garlic, and turnips are healthy, contrary to recent fad diet suggestions and promote […]

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Sun and Vitamin D – Is Your Sunscreen More Harmful than the Sun?

By Dr. Michael Smith “Sunlight is more powerful than any drug; it is safe, effective and available free of charge. If it could be patented, it would be hyped as the greatest medical breakthrough in history. It’s that good.” ~ Mike Adams, consumer health advocate It has been drilled into our minds to wear sunscreen to […]

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Brain Food For Kids: Feed Your Children So They Excel At School

Article from www.thedietchannel.com By Marissa Lippert, RD To the dismay of countless youngsters and to the delight of parents across the nation, another new school year has begun. Amidst all the back-to-school shopping, after-school activities and hours of homework, don’t forget to stock the fridge and pantry with nutritious food choices for a healthy head-start this […]

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Dietary Agents for cancer therapy and their molecular targets

Jacob Schor, ND, September 16, 2007 On the hunt at Costco this past week, I tracked down a BlendTec home blender, probably the wildest and most expensive blender I will ever own. With a three-watt motor, it can puree a quart of ice cubes, fruit and miscellaneous ingredients into a smoothie in 25 seconds. The […]

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8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

By Ben Hewitt, Best Life 1. Spinach Sexual enhancement, Muscle growth, Heart healthy, Bone builder, Enhances eyesight It may be green and leafy, but spinach is also the ultimate man food. This noted biceps builder is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate, which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. […]

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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

By Michelle M. Dillon, ND Statistics show that more people come down with a cold around the holiday season than any other season. Here are three ways we can stay healthy during the holidays: 1. Pick the right foods to support your immune system When feeling under the weather, it is of extreme importance to […]

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In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

  Food. There’s plenty of it around, and we all love to eat it. So why should anyone need to defend it? Because most of what we’re consuming today is not food, and how we’re consuming it — in the car, in front of the TV, and increasingly alone — is not really eating. Instead […]

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Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs: Get in the mood with fruits & veggies

Love Potions May Be As Close As Your Neighborhood Produce Bin Chocolate and oysters have long had a reputation as sexual superfoods, but if you’re on the prowl for a healthier love potion this Valentine’s Day, the fruit and vegetable experts at FruitAndVeggieGuru.com have an intriguing tip: replace that box of candy with a bag […]

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Nutritional Supplements – think twice before taking them

By Michael T. Smith There are so many different nutritional supplements on the market today. Most people are thoroughly confused about what they should or should not take. Many people are taking too many supplements; while some are taking the wrong nutritional supplements, and others may take nothing at all. Do we need to supplement […]

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Food Labels Revealed

By Michelle M. Dillon, ND Do you read food labels? Do you understand the information that is provided? Do you know how to apply the information to your food purchases This article will highlight some of the history, benefit, and shortcomings of food labeling. It will alert you to the most useful and revealing elements […]

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Nutrition and Brain Power

By Dr. Michael Smith, Naturopathic Physician with Carolinas Natural Health Center Good nutrition is the basis for vibrant health. Nutrition affects ALL aspects of our health, including physical, mental and emotional. Our bodies crave the naturally occurring nutrients in whole, unprocessed foods. When we provide our bodies with the nourishment they were designed for, we […]

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Allow me to Reintroduce The Concept of Good Health

By Dr. Kivette Parkes I recently took it up on myself, to start asking people if they thought they were in good health. Their answers were somewhat surprising and, it led me to a process of reevaluation and redefining the Concept of good health. For example, this is how three different people, all of whom […]

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