Tag Archives: glycemic index

Obesity, abnormal hair growth and lack of menstruation: Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome

May 9, 2013

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by Sima Aidun —  Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a health problem that can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, heart, blood vessels and appearance, is the most common hormonal reproductive problem in women of child-bearing age. PCOS is seen in four to 10 percent of women of reproductive age. While the cause […]

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Juicing vegetables the correct way

April 23, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  After the award-winning documentary “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead” became available from Netflix in mid-2011, juicers started showing up in people’s kitchens, big time. In the film, Australian entrepreneur Joe Cross decided to take charge of his health by juicing vegetables and fruits for 60 days. He dropped about 80 pounds […]

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Are all honeys equal?

November 21, 2012

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San Diego State University researchers who investigated claims that some honeys have a better glycemic index than others have found that one honey may be just as good as another. The study, funded by the National Honey Board, appears in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. The glycemic index is […]

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Beat the blues — without medication

February 28, 2012

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by Dr. Denise Grobe —  According to the National Centers for Health Statistics, the number of Americans using antidepressants has more than tripled over the past decade. Five percent of men and 11 percent of women are taking antidepressants, according to Scientific American. During these troubled times, there are legitimate reasons to feel blue, but […]

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