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Legumes: peas, beans and lentils — the new carbohydrate

December 23, 2012

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by Dorothy Krupnick —  Peas, beans and lentils have been a nutritious staple for thousands of years. The remnants of these foodstuffs, also called pulses or legumes, have been found in ancient settlements in Egypt, Peru and East Indian civilizations. They are the edible seeds of plants, which are high in soluble fiber and protein, […]

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The sweet taste of Alzheimer’s disease

December 9, 2012

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by Mary Budinger — Evidence is mounting that the same bodily mechanisms that lead to type 2 diabetes may be causing the current epidemic of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The culprit is sugar. When we think of insulin, we think of the pancreas. Insulin provides the cue for muscles, liver and fat cells to extract […]

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Healing diabetes naturally

February 28, 2012

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by Kathleen Gould —  According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 23 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells are resistant to insulin’s effects, causing a buildup of glucose in the blood, which can deprive the cells […]

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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 many strings does your guitar have?

February 25, 2012

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 Stephanie Reese, Ph.D. —  Do you play a single-stringed guitar? How about a piano with a single key? Think of a guitar with six strings — you need them all for the sounds they make. Your life should not be limited to a single string, either. To give your life melody, you, your body and […]

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Health updates: Weight gain and infertility

February 24, 2012

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The following is new information regarding fructose and weight gain, and researchers find that infertility rises as levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) rise in women. You could easily gain 15 pounds this year One of the principal arguments food corporations have used to defend high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is that it is chemically similar to […]

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