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Damning report on state of U.S. health care

August 28, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that Americans are living longer these days — an average of 78.2 years now — but we are sicker. Our senior years are increasingly marked by chronic illness or disability. The landmark study compared the U.S. with 34 other […]

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Low-fat milk promotes obesity

August 22, 2013

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by Mary Budinger —  Harvard researcher David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., analyzed a recommendation from the USDA and the American Academy of Pediatrics to drink three cups of reduced-fat milk per day. He concluded that it is very bad advice. “It is perhaps the most prevailing advice given to the American public about diet in the […]

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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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Reduce blood pressure naturally

June 29, 2013

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  More than 74 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association. And as any person who is diagnosed with high blood pressure can tell you — it is frightening. Once diagnosed, many patients are placed on medications, such as diuretics. These medications deplete the body […]

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Menopause making you miserable?

June 2, 2013

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by Dr. Tracy Mageruss —  Menopause is a normal part of healthy aging, but some of the associated symptoms can be very troubling. For example, are hot flashes and night sweats interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep? Is the sleep deprivation causing anxiety or irritability or making you lose focus? Are […]

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The skinny on fats

March 6, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  High-quality fats and oils are one of the most essential foods to consume every day. They are needed as an energy source for your brain and for producing many vital hormones in the body. They are also essential for transporting all vitamins, minerals and hormones through every one of your […]

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Ways to curb your sugar craving

February 26, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Food and sugar cravings are a dieter’s dilemma. You might reduce your caloric intake, but get shaky because you are not eating enough. The consequent dip in your blood sugar level then causes you to crave a sugared food. Your brain tells your body, “Give me sugar, now!” So you […]

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Back to school

February 8, 2013

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by Dr. Denise Quance  —  Fall is quickly approaching, even if the weather does not feel like it yet, and that means a bevy of back-to-stress activities. Now that the lazy days of summer are coming to an end and the kids are returning to school, to homework and to sports, it is easy to […]

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How to eliminate food cravings

December 29, 2012

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  If you are overwhelmed with an urge to wolf down chocolate or cookies, you should head straight to the kitchen. Although mindless snacking packs on the pounds like no other pastime, certain foods can make a difference in your need to nibble. Dietitians will tell you that eating low-calorie, fiber-rich […]

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Healthy and tasty fruitcake

October 30, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Holiday food should not be the object of snickering and ridicule. Yet the fruitcake always makes its way onto the scene as the joke of the season. How sad. This holiday treat has nutritional value and is delicious when the appropriate ingredients are used. When we rename it “spice cake,” with […]

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Saturated fat — Let us tell the truth and get healthy

March 1, 2012

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by Mary Budinger —  A recent newsletter from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) examined different types of fats — which ones are naughty and which are nice. Unfortunately, the NIH flunked the assignment. No wonder the American public is famously overweight and chronically ill. The NIH writes: “Unsaturated fats are considered ‘good’ fats … […]

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Are symptoms related to foods?

February 25, 2012

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by Paula Owens —  At least 80 percent of my female clients complain of lower abdominal bloating, and 70 to 80 percent of male clientele report suffering from indigestion or chronic sinus issues. Did you know that the leading cause of obesity is food sensitivity, and 60 to 80 percent of the population is sensitive […]

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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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