Health Studies Healthy Foods Natural Remedies Wellness 

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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Digestion Healthy Foods 

Are You Including This Excellent Protein Source in Your Diet?

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to take advantage of the high quality protein available from beans. With beans, you can get the protein your body requires without having to worry about harmful saturated or trans fats you may get from animal food sources. Beans are easy to incorporate into your diet. You can serve them in an omelet, toss them chilled into a salad, roll them up in a whole-wheat tortilla, or just include them in your meal as a tasty side dish. The Centers for Disease Control…

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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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Healthy Foods Weight Loss Wellness 

Healthy Eating Tips for a Buffet

When you’re watching your diet, buffets are a two-edged sword. You can be pretty confident there will be lots of healthy dishes on hand, but it’s also a sure bet there will be temptation! Here are some tips for managing the situation. First, if possible, seat yourself at a table far away from the food. If you can’t see the food, and can’t see other people serving themselves, you will be less tempted. Also, the farther away you are, the more likely you won’t be able to smell the food,…

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Wellness 

Can Money Buy Happiness?

The old saying tells us money can’t buy happiness, and studies confirm that extremely wealthy people are not significantly happier than people earning a middle-class income. Of course, there is a baseline below which having not enough money for essentials certainly creates unhappiness. But beyond a level of income that provides all the needs of life, and a few of the wants, money itself does not guarantee happiness.

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Exercise Natural Remedies Supplements Wellness 

Sleep Well Tonight

Doctors estimate that 30 percent of people sometimes have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Insomnia can be a frustrating problem, and extended periods of sleeplessness can cause physical problems, including an inability to focus, poor concentration, memory problems, disorientation and impaired coordination, mood swings and irritability, and increased vulnerability to accidents. If you have persistent insomnia, see our physician for a checkup to address any underlying medical condition. Although there are over-the-counter medications and sleeping pills, these just suppress the symptoms without actually solving the problem. For less severe…

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Diet Digestion Natural Remedies 

Natural Heartburn Remedies

Acid reflex is a condition that plagues many people. Although there are a number of prescription and over-the-counter medications available, many sufferers prefer to take a natural approach to the problem. Fortunately, there are a number of effective natural remedies for acid reflux. Acid reflux occurs when the digestive juices in the stomach come back up into the esophagus through an action known as reflux. Another name for the condition is gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.¬† The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn, a burning sensation in the chest…

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Disease Prescription Drugs Wellness 

5 Reasons to Stop Drinking Tap Water Today

One of the biggest differences between the developing world and the civilized world is the ready access we have to clean water. In America it’s assumed safe to drink water from the tap. Unlike much of the world, drinking tap water here doesn’t pose an immediate risk of contracting a life threatening disease¬†like diphtheria, cholera, e.coli, and more. But that doesn’t mean our water supplies are 100% safe. In fact, it’s true our water supplies are actually unsafe to drink. The reason why? Tap water is full of toxic chemicals…

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Health Studies Prescription Drugs Wellness 

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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