Diet Health Studies 

Read This and You’ll Never Eat at McDonald’s Again

Next time you drive toward those Golden Arches, think about this: McDonald’s has one of the worst reputations of any fast food restaurants. There are numerous reasons, but in this article, we’re going to look at the inclusion in their recipes of ten very unappetizing ingredients. Here they are: 1. Ammonium Sulfate Ammonium sulfate is an inorganic salt, most often used in fertilizer. It also used in flame retardant and in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer. It causes hormone disruption. 2. Silicone Oil Silicone oil is used in making contact lenses,…

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Diet Healthy Foods Wellness 

The Forgotten Mineral

One nutrient that gets little attention is sulfur. It is sometimes referred to as the “forgotten” mineral. Despite the fact sulfur is present in many foods, many people are deficient. Sulfur is important in healing; when you are deficient you may experience pain and inflammation in muscles and bones. It is important in metabolism; sulfur is contained in insulin, which supports the utilization in the body of sugar from carbohydrates. Ninety-nine percent of the mass of the human body is comprised of six chemical elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium and…

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Diet Healthy Foods Supplements Wellness 

Common Nutritional Deficiences: The Next 6

In our last article, we explained there are eleven common nutritional deficiencies among Americans, and we examined the top five. Even those of us who eat healthy may be vulnerable to deficiencies because of depleted soil, when our food was picked and how long it was stored, and even our own individual biological processes. Here is a look at the next 6 most common deficiencies:

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Diet Wellness 

Could Your Diet be Making You Depressed?

After decades of depression, Jodi Corbitt, a 47-year-old mother from Catonsville, Maryland, believed she would always have to take antidepressant medication to function. Then, in 2010, she decided to lose some weight. She stopped eating gluten, and within a month her life had changed. She says, It was like a veil lifted and I could see life more clearly. It changed everything. Corbitt had accidentally come across a phenomenon that scientists are just beginning to study: the idea food can impact the mind in the same powerful way it impacts…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

How One Woman Lost 88 Pounds on a Ketogenic-Paleo Diet

A woman who lost 88 pounds in a year was recently showcased on the website, Reddit. She lost the weight using a high-fat, low-carb ketogenic-Paleo diet, between July 2011 and July 2012, without exercising. Even better, she has kept it off ever since. The 5-foot-4 inch Amanda, who hasn’t disclosed her last name, dropped from her original weight of 222 pounds to a slender 134 pounds, without exercising. So of course, people are asking for her secrets. She says she ate between 1200 and 1300 calories daily, combining the principles…

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Diet Exercise Wellness 

How to Lower Your Blood Sugar Fast

Diabetes is a journey, and you learn as you go along. If you’ve had the disorder for a while, you probably know what will cause a spike in your blood sugar and how to correct it. If you are newly diagnosed, however, seeing a high number can be scary. First thing: Relax. Stress hormones cause blood sugar to rise even more. Drink a cup of calming herbal tea, breathe deeply, or take a little walk. Now spend a little while thinking about what you’ve eaten recently. It’s even better if…

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Diet Healthy Foods 

This Ancient Fruit Offers Huge Health Benefits

Dates are an ancient fruit, believed to have first been cultivated in what is now Iraq. While they are still important in Middle Eastern cuisine, they are now available throughout the world. They are popular because of their sweet taste, but they also offer a surprising number of health benefits. Here are some of the ways dates support health: Constipation: Dates have a laxative property, and help relieve constipation. For best results, soak them in water overnight. Bone Health and Strength: Dates are high in minerals that strengthen bones and prevent…

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Diet Health Studies Healthy Foods 

2015 Revised USDA Guidelines – What Has Changed?

The field of medicine moves forward through evidence-based practices, using the best scientific data to develop recommendations for policy and treatment. In the related field of diet and nutrition, however, old beliefs die hard. Experts in the field often cling to outdated recommendations, even when the evidence does not support their long-held ideas. For almost half a century, Americans have been told to minimize their consumption of butter, meat and salt. This dietary recommendation was supposed to protect people from heart attacks, strokes, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. In fact, these…

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Diet Exercise Health Studies Weight Loss 

Secret Weapons for Weight Loss

You’ve probably heard that weight loss is a matter of increasing your activity level and decreasing your caloric intake, but it’s not quite that simple. Human bodies burn calories at different rates, according to each person’s individual metabolism. One way to rev up your metabolism is to consume “negative calorie” foods – foods that are low in calories but high in fiber and nutrients. Secret-Weapon Foods Here are some “negative calorie” foods that you can use as your own secret weapons to weight loss. They also prevent chronic disease, improve your eyesight,…

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Diet Disease 

How to Reduce Your Risk of Bladder Cancer

Every year, 60,000 people in the United States are stricken with bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in American men and the eighth most common cancer in American women. As part of the body’s excretory system, the bladder stores urine prior to urination. The lining of the bladder is the urothelium. When the cells of the lining propogate out of control, the result is bladder cancer. The signs of you may be developing bladder cancer include blood in the urine; dark brown, yellow or bright red…

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