Health Studies 

7 Surprising Foods That May Cause Cancer

When you think about what you’re going to make for dinner, you’re probably mostly concerned with how long your meal will take to prepare and the ingredients you already have in your kitchen. But, experts say it’s a good idea to be mindful of what we’re putting in our bodies, and the potential health risks of certain foods. What you eat affects more than just your energy levels and how you feel in the short-term, and there are a number of foods that can potentially increase your risk of cancer. If you’re…

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Healthy Foods 

The 10 Worst Foods for Aging, According to a Health Expert

Fast Food You don’t need me to go into more detail about fast foods. Avoid ’em. Hydrogenated Fats As we all know by now, these fats must be avoided because they cause heart disease. They’ve been used for years in snack foods, bakery items and margarine. Avoid buying cookies, crackers, baked goods or anything else that has hydrogenated oil or trans-fats on the ingredients list. Chefs would rather starve than eat these particular brunch foods. Olestra Olestra is a synthetic fat used to make non-fat potato chips and other snacks. You’d think, with…

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Health Studies 

These Researchers Want to Help Your Brain Feel Like a Kid Again

Kids’ brains are clearly designed for learning. Todders easily acquire multiple languages. Children learn musical instruments much more easily than adults, and early musical training makes it easier to attain perfect pitch. In fact, kids and teenagers pick up a variety of skills and abilities much more quickly than we do as adults. This facility in learning is probably attributable to the fact children’s brains are “plastic,” and easily molded. Young children must be able to learn many skills quickly, in order to function in the world. Older people lose…

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Health Studies 

Which Vitamins are Useless, and Which You Should Take

People are accustomed to nutritional advice that includes: eat your veggies, exercise every day, and of course, take your vitamins. But that may be change, as years of research has failed to yield persuasive evidence that supplemental vitamins have positive health benefits. In actuality, recent studies indicate that some vitamins may be bad for you. Some have been implicated in an increase in certain cancers, while others have been linked to elevated risk of kidney stones. Despite these concerns, however, Americans continue to consume supplements. A recent article in Science…

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Health Studies 

New Study Indicates Boys Inherit Fertility Problems from Dads

As a generation of children conceived through a type of in vitro fertilization procedure grows up, research is showing that those boys have much lower sperm concentrations and quality when compared to boys conceived the old-fashioned way. These findings came to light in the most detailed study thus far on children conceived using this type of IVF, and they suggest that men who used IVF to conceive may be passing along their infertility to their sons. Scientists from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium studied the first group of boys in…

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Diet Weight Loss 

Considering a Fast? Read This Remarkable Story.

Fasting is a ritual as old as civilization. It is a tradition in many religions, from east to west. The Bible says Jesus fasted 40 days in the desert, and Mahatma Gandhi often fasted for weeks at a time as he attempted to free India from British occupation. But one remarkable story of fasting happened in recent times, and it is well documented. In 1965, a 26-year-old Scotsman named Angus Barbieri walked into the University Department of Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Dundee, Scotland, seeking treatment for obesity. He…

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Diet Weight Loss Wellness 

The Two Things You Must Have to Lose Weight

The professional literature on dieting is somewhat discouraging. Statistics show that dieting is often unsuccessful. People lose weight, but quickly regain what they lost, and frequently even more. This “yo-yo” effect is frustrating to doctors as well as those of us who hope to lose the extra pounds. A recent article in Psychology Today examined this phenomenon, and suggested ways to improve your chances of successful weight loss. As a baseline, eliminate the word “diet” from your vocabulary. Diets don’t work. The very word shifts your perception from neutral to…

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