Tag Archives: junk food

Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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Junk food of consciousness

November 3, 2012

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by Sherry Anshara — “Give us this day our daily bread,” is a very profound statement found in the Lord’s Prayer. Without a doubt, daily bread refers not only to the daily intake of calories from pizza, hamburgers, meat, potatoes, veggies or junk food; it also includes the intake of heavy-duty negative consciousness calories, the […]

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Teaching children to be healthy

August 17, 2012

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by Esta Libero —  Childhood obesity is skyrocketing. In the 1970s, only 1 in 100 children were obese. In 2010, the obesity rate for children in the U.S. was up to 26 percent. Given this trend, what can we expect in the future? On a cable show called “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution,” Chef Jamie traveled […]

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Children, fitness and you

July 28, 2012

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by Heather Demeritte —  Did you know the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed the alarming statistics that 17 percent of today’s youth are overweight and an additional 15 percent are at risk? Children face health problems previously seen only in adults, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and high […]

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The importance of detoxing

July 26, 2012

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by Eulalia Papineau —  Every day we are exposed to a variety of environmental chemicals and toxins that can be absorbed into the body via breathing, eating, drinking and more. In addition, lifestyle choices sometimes include smoking, alcohol, junk food and artificial sweeteners, just to name a few — all increasing the toxic load on […]

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Health updates: Artificial sweeteners and blood pressure

February 27, 2012

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The following is new information regarding the effect of artificial sugar on the brain, and high-fructose corn syrup and blood pressure. Artificial sweeteners do not fool your brain While artificial sweeteners may be able to confuse your taste buds, suspicion is growing that your brain is not so easily fooled. Several studies suggest that your […]

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How to start a clean eating diet

February 25, 2012

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by Heather Demeritte —  Clean eating is nothing new. For many decades, our forefathers ate unprocessed foods that centered around seasonal fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. But in a world governed by junk food ads, convenient vending machines and time-saving frozen dinners, we are far from true clean eating. Clean eating may […]

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Obesity and drug addiction share brain chemistry and genetics

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Martha Grout —  For many people, food and drug addictions are a function of individual brain chemistry. For example, brain-imaging studies conducted by the Brookhaven National Laboratory suggest that many overweight people, like drug addicts, have fewer brain receptors for dopamine — the neurotransmitter that signals feelings of satisfaction and pleasure. The more […]

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Slim up for summer

February 24, 2012

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by Dana Regev —  You dread diet and exercise. You are told it is a lifestyle change and indeed it is, so here are some easy and painless tips to get you on your way to a slimmer body, just in time for summer. Replace butter  — Safflower, grapeseed and coconut oils are high in […]

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Congress wants to classify pizza as a vegetable

February 22, 2012

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In an absurd attempt to counter Federal regulations that greatly limit the amount of junk food that can be served as part of government-funded school lunch programs, the U.S. Congress has proposed a new spending bill that will classify pizza as a vegetable. Reports indicate that the bill allows two tablespoons of tomato paste to […]

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