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Omega-3s Linked to Prostate Cancer? Not So Fast...

…-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, men in the highest levels had increased risks for low-grade, high-grade, and total prostate cancer. Higher linoleic acid was associated with reduced risks of low-grade and total prostate cancer. The researchers concluded that men with high blood concentrations…

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Why Health Nuts Eat Nuts

…There's a growing number of individuals who don't want to take cholesterol-lowering medication, but at the same time have a difficult time sticking to a low-fat diet. Nuts provide an effective alternative. I can almost hear your mind churning at this point. What about the weight gain from eating all these…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…find a drug that would safely do the same without side effects would be a pharmaceutical company’s dream. Whey fits the bill as an excellent low-fat, low-carb source of nutritional protein. As a protein powder, it can be included in a filling, satisfying meal replacement drink that is ideal for weight…

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Fecal Transplants for Severe GI Issues

…themselves and the results have been just as successful. One Canadian study found that self- or family-administered fecal transplantation, using a simple, low-volume enema, resulted in a 100% success rate among seven individuals with serious C. difficile infections. (Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 10;8(5): 471–473…

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Fiber and Digestive Cleansing

…diabetes, and numerous bowel problems. Fiber has decreased dramatically as our food supply has become more and more processed. To make matters worse, low-carb diets like Atkins and South Beach often shun the complex carbohydrates that contain insoluble fiber or roughage. The most commonly consumed "vegetable…

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Flaxseed: The Perfect Food

…quality, tastiest oil on the market. I can't recommend their product highly enough. It is pesticide- and herbicide-free. During processing, they use very low temperatures, the oil has only limited exposure to air and light, and it is packaged in light-resistant bottles. Unlike many flax oil products on the…

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Health Benefits of Fiber for Weight Loss

…white rice—all of which are low in fiber. From a dietary standpoint, high-fiber foods are very versatile. Some, like beans, can be the main course, while others, such as fruit, popcorn, and raw vegetables, make excellent snacks. High-fiber foods generally are very low in fat and are made up mostly…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

…sugar are not surprising. Other Health Benefits of Chia In addition to having a high omega-3 content, chia is a good source of protein and calcium, low in sodium, lower in net carbs than other grains, and an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Chia is 16 percent protein, 31 percent…

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Four Ways to Curb Food Cravings

…out of balance nutrition-wise. That’s why they accompany most weight-loss diets that restrict certain food groups. Low-fat dieters will crave things like pizza or ice cream. Low-carb dieters will crave the candy and sweets. This explains why most diet plans allow for a weekly “cheat” day, where…

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A Spicy Alternative to NSAIDs

…makes its way into your bloodstream. Turmeric is metabolized quickly, and it passes through the digestive tract quickly. Both factors contribute to the low absorption rate. One strategy for improving the absorption of turmeric is a technology called phytosome encapsulation, in which droplets of an extract…

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Six Healthy Ways to Incorporate Fat In Your Diet

When it comes to fats, the tables have turned back and forth. Years ago, Americans were focused on low fat, high carbohydrate diets—which caused many of us to not only gain weight, but to become obese. The fact is, your body does require fats. The trick is incorporating them in your diet the right…

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7 Steps to Healthy Sleep

…-NONE 1) First, do not use melatonin supplements for sleep on a daily or regular basis. For occasional jet lag or to help re-adjust your body clock, low melatonin dosages of 2 to 3 milligrams may be justified. 2) Arrange your sleeping quarters so that you have as close to complete darkness as possible…

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A Little-Known Natural Solution for Depression

…takes 30 minutes for the body begin to release mood-enhancing endorphins and increase blood levels of serotonin.); * Supplementing with nutrients like low-dose lithium, fish oil and other essential fatty acids, melatonin, tryptophan, St. John’s Wort, and niacinamide; * Eliminating food allergies; and…

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Will the Egg Controversy Ever End?

…to poor gallbladder function or some other digestive disease); a deficiency of vitamin E, folic acid, B12 or essential fatty acids like DHA or EPA; low dietary levels of antioxidants; unresolved stress; an underactive thyroid; diabetes; metabolic syndrome; or obesity. Isolating a single food and condemning…

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Three Foods That Promote Prostate Health

…-cancer of the prostate gland. In a study at Duke University Medical Center, researchers placed 15 men with suspected early-stage prostate cancer on a low-fat diet that included 30 grams of flaxseed a day. All of the men were scheduled to undergo repeat prostate biopsy. At the six-month point, PSA levels…

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Got the Flu? Here's What to Do.

It’s hard to turn on the news these days and not hear about how devastating this flu season has become. The media is quick to point out that those who haven’t gotten the flu shot are partly to blame, and that everyone should still rush out and get the vaccine because it’s not too late. So why…

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Can Sunscreen Do More Harm Than Good?

…and young children are the most susceptible to estrogen-mimicking compounds. Young children are generally the ones covered in these chemicals. Even low doses of these chemicals have been shown to alter sexual characteristics in developing fetuses, cause the early onset of puberty, and damage estrogen…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginseng

…-quality ginseng powder. * Heart Protection: Taking ginseng can also help the heart in two ways: First, it improves blood flow to the muscle in times of low oxygen. Second, the Chinese have found that ginseng has antioxidants that combat free radical injury to the heart muscle. * Healthy Blood Flow: Ginseng…

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Onions May Hold the Key To Freer Breathing

…increased to achieve the same effects.) First, remove and discard the outer dry skin of the onions and then drop the onions into the blender. Blend them on low, slowly adding drops of alcohol until the mixture becomes a mush about the consistency of thin pancake batter. Pour the mush into the quart jar, and…

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Olive Oil Eases Inflammation

…think you could effectively treat acute pain and inflammation strictly through the use of olive oil since the concentration of oleocanthal is quite low. Based on the research, if 1¾ ounces of extra virgin olive oil were consumed a day, the oleocanthal content would be equivalent to only about 10 percent…

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Detoxify the Body for Bone Health

…common example is carbon dioxide; the simple act of breathing helps regulate your blood pH by getting rid of acidic CO2. Sweat is acidic as well, as low-pH body toxins leave through your skin. Many promoters of body detox regimens tout the value of removing environmental toxins. Certainly this is beneficial…

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Preventing Diarrhea With Sour Milk?

…also drop LDL cholesterol levels as much as 10 percent in one week, while raising HDL cholesterol levels (the good kind). And regular yogurt (not the low-fat kind) contains the hormone-like substance prostaglandin E2, which, among other things, can prevent ulcers. It can even boost the immune system. Like…

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Reduce Estrogen Dominance With Probiotics

…that our diet influences estrogen levels, with specific research linking the highest rates of breast cancer with women who eat diets high in fat and low in fiber. Soluble fiber breaks down into a gel-like consistency and slightly delays stomach emptying, helping with weight loss and blood sugar control…

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