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Is Organic Really Better?

Is the superiority of organic food just a marketing ploy, or is organic really better for you? Scientists at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom recently completed the largest study of its kind, and they have a verdict: Organic food is, in fact, more nutritious than food grown conventionally. The scientists at Newcastle reviewed 343 studies that compared conventional to organically grown food. They found that organic grains, fruits and vegetables are higher in nutrition, and therefore better for you. The reviewers noted that the quality of studies has improved…

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Diet Health Studies Healthy Foods 

Celery Offers Extensive Health Benefits

Most of us think of celery as a low-calorie salad vegetable, rather than a foundational staple of a health-focused diet plan. But recent research has demonstrated the anti-inflammatory benefits of celery, as well as the protection it offers against inflammation in the human digestive tract. Equally importantly, celery appears to support cardiovascular health and optimal blood pressure. Celery has unique non-starch polysaccharides, including apiuman, that have particular importance in preventing inflammation. Other plants use starchy polysaccharides to store simple sugars, while the non-starch variety in celery are comprised of pectins…

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Parents Trusted This Brand to Help Keep Kids Safe, What They’ve Just Been Found Guilty of Will Shock You

Parents expect that drug companies who make products specifically for younger children are following the best practices and procedures available to ensure their children’s safety. After all, they know their young children are highly susceptible to environmental toxins, bacteria, and disease, so if they’re going to have their children take any kinds of medicines, they expect those medicines will have been made with great attention to detail. However that doesn’t really look like it’s true, at least all the time. In an ironic twist, a pharmaceutical company has been found…

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Your Desk Job May Be Worse for You than You Know

You may have heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” “The enzymes in blood vessels of muscles responsible for ‘fat burning’ are shut off within hours of not standing…. Standing and moving lightly will re-engage the enzymes, but since people are awake 16 hours a day, it stands to reason that when people sit much of that time, they are losing the opportunity for optimal metabolism throughout the day.” An NIH analysis of past studies confirms that sitting too much increases the risk of “hospitalizations, all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, diabetes,…

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New Research Confirms Safe, Effective, Natural Alternative to Anti-depressants

According to the most recent depression statistics from the CDC, 1 in 20 Americans age 12 and older report current depression. The pharmaceutical industry claims that more than 20 percent of Americans take some sort of prescribed mood or mind-altering medication. Two new studies have revealed very good evidence that the spice, saffron, may offer an effective alternative to anti-depressants. A report published this year analyzed data from six different studies that all tested saffron for use with depression. This “meta-analysis” reported promising results: “In the placebo-comparison trials, saffron had…

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New Study – Natural Cure Helps Smokers Quit

You may be familiar with the many benefits of fish oil. Eating fatty fishes like Wild Alaskan Salmon, Arctic Char, Atlantic Mackerel, Sardines, Black Cod, Anchovies, Farmed Rainbow Trout, Albacore Tuna, Pacific Halibut, as well as oysters and mussels may help with many common health issues: May help lower cholesterol, tryglicerides, LDLs and blood pressure, while increasing HDL. May help to break up clots before they damage to the heart or brain. May help prevent breast, colon, and prostate cancers. May help regulate inflammation. May improve memory, reasoning, and the…

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Disease Health Studies Natural Remedies 

Why Being Optimistic Could Save Your Life

In the realm of medicine, observational studies show how one condition can be correlated to another condition. One of the more encouraging observational studies to make the news is how optimism can actually have a beneficial boost on your health. At least that’s what’s been shown by more than a handful of studies. What researchers have been able to determine is those who are optimistic generally have better health than those who aren’t. In particular they’ve been able to notice that their hearts and their immune systems work in an…

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Evidence Shows This Common Beverage Can Help Fight Cancer

What you may or may not know is what you drink can have a pretty significant affect on your health. What researchers have found is there’s a particular drink, an ancient beverage, that’s quite adept at helping improve health in a really big way. The beverage in question is green tea. The reason green tea is receiving so much love from researchers is because of a group of flavonoids called catechins. In particular is the catechin known as Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). EGCG is an antioxidant, and as you know antioxidants have…

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The Hidden and Deadly Dangers of America’s Most Common Pain Killer

Odds are you have some of this in a medicine cabinet at this very moment. And whether you realize it or not, every dose you take, or hand out to loved ones, could be potentially life threatening. The drug in question is acetaminophen. You might know it by its brand name of Tylenol. Whatever you call it, this drug is one of the most problematic in the world. Mainly because of its pervasiveness as well as the wealth of misinformation surrounding it. The reason acetaminophen is so dangerous is because…

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