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Understand and Correct Your Body’s pH Balance

Many health experts now believe an acidic body is an unhealthy body. An acidic environment allows illness, bacteria and yeast to thrive. If the body is too acidic, it will pull minerals from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid and expel it from the body. When this happens, your reserves of minerals such as calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium are eroded, and the damage may not be fully realized for years. The American diet is filled with acid forming foods such as dairy, grains, meats and sugar. As…

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5 Top Benefits of Drinking Lots of Water

As Americans have become more health conscious, detoxification has become a multi-billion dollar industry. Health food stores, drug stores, and Internet sites offer all kinds of products that promise to remove toxins from the body. Many of them are very expensive; a simple “detox drink” can cost as much as $10. Many of these products do not work as advertised. Some can actually do harm. All this is frustrating to genuine health experts, who know the truth. Real results are available with something you already have on hand, and for…

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Top 4 Probiotic Foods

Twenty-five hundred years ago, Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” Medical science now supports the truth of that statement. The human intestinal tract is home to 100 trillion bacteria, about three pounds of it! Some of these bacteria are beneficial, and others are a hazard to your health. The authors of a recent report published in BMC Immunology write: The gut microbiota makes up the majority of the human bacterial population, and although the gut microbiota resides in the intestines, it is able to exert systemic effects. Therefore,…

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Vitamin C Reduces Breast Cancer Deaths

Research recently published in the European Journal of Cancer has found that high consumption of vitamin C by breast cancer patients improves the odds of survival. For decades, vitamin C has been touted as an effective treatment for cancer. The nutrient is a powerful antioxidant, and experts speculate it is part of a chemical reaction that produces hydrogen peroxide, which may destroy malignant cells. The Swedish study followed 17,696 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The researchers analyzed the effects of both dietary and supplemental vitamin C on…

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How Instant Noodles Could Wreck Your Health

Instant noodles have long been a staple for struggling college students. Sure, we know they are processed and full of artificial flavors, but they’re cheap and easy to prepare, so many people who are short of money or time come to rely on them as a go-to meal or snack. One of the things people often mention is that these instant ramen noodles really fill you up. Now we know there is a reason for that. In a study conducted through Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Braden Kuo used a pill-sized…

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Get the 411 on Probiotics

Probiotics are a type of friendly bacteria that can benefit human health. The term “probiotic” comes from the Greek phrase “for life.” These live microorganisms live in your gut, and help support your body in a variety of ways. The benefits of probiotics have been demonstrated through numerous health studies. Health experts often recommend that clients take a high-quality probiotic supplement and consume food rich in probiotics. These include unpasteurized fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, lassi (Indian yoghurt), kefir (fermented milk), natto (fermented soy), and picked cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, eggplants,…

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Protect Yourself from Osteoporosis

As women grow older, it is important to be aware of the dangers of osteoporosis, a condition that affects primarily post-menopausal females. The word osteoporosis comes from “osteo” (bone) and “porosis” (porous). Osteoporosis is a reduction in the strength and durability of bones. Over time, the patient’s bones become more brittle and less able to heal after fractures, for which risk is greatly increased to to loss of flexibility in bone tissue. The substances that keep bones strong are protein, collagen and calcium. Over time, osteoporotic bones lose these vital…

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This Cardiologist Follows One Dietary Rule

In a recent article in MindBodyGreen.com, cardiologist Dr. Robert Ostfeld says that during his education at Yale and Harvard, he never received any nutritional training. Now he understands his experience is not unusual. He rectified the situation by seeking out the information he wanted. Today, he has one cardinal rule he follows for his own health, and he shares that with his patients. That rule is to follow a plant-based diet. For many years, Dr. Ostfeld has been the Director of Preventive Cardiology at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx,…

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5 Supplements That Burn Fat

If you’re an avid exerciser, you may be familiar with this problem. You hit the gym regularly, and you know you’re strengthening and sculpting your abs. But it’s hard to show the world, because a little layer of fat hides those hard-earned gains. If you want to drop that those last few pounds of fat, or if you’re dealing with an even bigger problem, consider fat-burning supplements. Here are five of the best fat burning aids. You can use them individually, or purchase a supplement that combines them. 1. Caffeine…

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Things to Know About Matcha

Matcha is the newest trendy beverage. This green powder is featured in tea and coffee drinks, smoothies, and even gourmet restaurant recipes. If you haven’t yet tried it, here are some things to know. Matcha is a form of green tea; the name itself means “powdered tea.” Traditional green tea is made by diffusing the leaves in hot water, then discarding them. Matcha is the actual leaves in fine powder form. To prepare, a teaspoon of the powder is mixed with a third cup of hot water and heated, then…

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