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Can Putting Away the Salt Shaker Help Osteoporosis?

…the salt shaker, or not? The debate over salt has raged for decades—it even came up in conversation with a neighbor here in Texas the other day. Up until now, the focus has been the effect of salt on blood pressure. But more recently, researchers have taken a closer look at the link between salt intake…

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Replacements and Substitutions for Healthier Cooking

…Tbsp. Salt Substitute In a recent taste test at the University of California at Berkeley, volunteers reported that low-salt tomato juice spiked with fresh lemon juice “fools the taste receptors in the brain, adding a zest that makes you think of salt.” Fresh lemon juice can be used as a salt substitute…

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A Full Day Meal Plan

…unbleached flour 1 Tbsp. baking powder ½ tsp. salt 2 eggs (or equivalent egg substitute) 1 cup nonfat or 1% milk or soymilk ¾ cup plain, nonfat yogurt ½ cup canola oil 1 Tbsp. xylitol Preheat waffle iron. In a big mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Separate the eggs into two small…

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Digestive Diet Tip: Make Your Own Sauerkraut

…. of shredded cabbage, loosely packed 1 tsp. juniper berries ½ tsp. cumin seeds ½ tsp. mustard seeds 2 tsp. sea salt 2 tsp. whey* (if not available, add an additional 1 teaspoon salt) 1 c. filtered water** In a bowl, mix cabbage with juniper berries, cumin, and mustard seeds. Mash or pound with a…

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Foods to Avoid With GERD

…don’t drink alcohol in the evening. In Norway, they discovered that individuals who routinely added salt to their meals had almost twice the risk of experiencing acid reflux. Reducing your salt intake is a simple GERD remedy. If the food seems too bland, then try substituting other herbs, spices,…

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Simple Everyday Relaxation Rituals

…suggestions worth trying: 5 Everyday Relaxation Rituals 1. An Epsom salt bath. Instead of plopping down in front of the television when you get home from work, use the 30 minutes normally spent on a sitcom to soak in an Epsom salt bath. Epsom salt helps draw out toxins and relaxes the muscles and joints. 2.…

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Don't Ignore This Medication Side Effect

…or more medications (average 3.4 medications) were 11.6 times higher for sodium salts, 4.3 times higher for acids, 7 times higher for bitter compounds, 2.5 times higher for amino acids, 5 times higher for glutamate salts, and 2.7 times higher for sweeteners. And for highly medicated individuals in nursing…

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7 Best Anti-aging Herbs: Ginger

…It may also be effective in weight loss. Ginger is also a wonderful food to cook with, giving your dishes a spicy flavor lessening the needs to use salt. Whether or not you include ginger in your diet, I recommend that you take it in supplement form to ensure a consistent daily dosage. Fifty to 150 milligrams…

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Sesame Cookies

…whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour) * ¼ cup sesame seeds, ground * 3 Tbsp. sesame seeds, whole * 2 tsp. baking powder * ¼ tsp. sea salt * (optional: ¼ tsp. ground cardamom) * ¼ cup whole sesame seeds How To * Preheat oven to 350°. * Cream the soft butter and xylitol together, then…

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Food Causing Your IBS? Use Food to Fight It

…beneficial bacteria that are known to protect against everything from bowel troubles to cancer. It’s inexpensive and easy to make and keep. A little salt, cabbage, and a crock are all that’s needed. * Focus on fiber. Remember that fiber comes in different forms. If you can’t handle wheat or other…

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One of the Best Flu Prevention Tactics Revealed

…TVs out of bedrooms. I also suggest that you: * Avoid less obvious sources of caffeine like chocolate, chocolate-flavored foods, soft drinks, and salt, which can act as a mild stimulant to the adrenal glands. * Take a look at the medications you’re using. One of the biggest detriments to sleep is…

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Super Antioxidant Chocolate Cake

…extract * ¾ cup rolled oats (or oat flour) * ¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour * 1½ cups unsweetened cocoa powder * 2 tsp. baking powder * ½ tsp. sea salt * ½ tsp. nutmeg * ½ cup chopped walnuts * ½ cup chopped baking chocolate How To * Preheat the oven to 375°. * In a large bowl, mix the eggs well…

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Chunky Chocolate Shard Cookies

…(or dairy butter) * ¼ cup 1% milk * 1 cup roughly ground rolled oats * 1 cup rye flour (or whole wheat flour) * 1 tsp. baking powder * ¼ tsp. sea salt * 1 tsp. each: cinnamon and nutmeg * ½ cup (or more) roughly chopped unsweetened baking chocolate * ½ cup roughly chopped pumpkin seeds (or sunflower…

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The Best Probiotic Foods for Digestive Relief

…East Coast regions. * Cottage cheese: This traditional fermented food is an excellent source of protein, calcium and friendly bacteria. Look for low-salt options. * Whey: Goldilocks may have been on to something, eating her curds and whey. The liquid left over from clabbered milk can be used in soups…

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Rye Gingerbread

…spices. * 1 cup rye flour * 1½ cups whole wheat flour (pastry or white whole wheat flour) * 2 tsp. baking powder * ½ tsp. baking soda * ¼ tsp. sea salt * 2 tsp. ground ginger * 1 tsp. cinnamon * ½ tsp. each: cloves, nutmeg * 2 large free-range eggs (or equivalent of egg substitute) * ½ cup canola…

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Why Health Nuts Eat Nuts

…weight. I would suggest, however, that you not consume nuts that have been oiled or fried, or heavily salted or sugared nuts. Fresh, whole nuts should be your first choice, followed by lightly salted or dry roasted nuts. One other note about almonds. Studies have also found that they can significantly…

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Kava and L-Tryptophan for Anxiety

…take it in supplement form. Foods with higher L-tryptophan content include: * Wheat germ * Oat flakes * Eggs * Cottage cheese * Avocados * Pork * Salted anchovies * Swiss and Parmesan cheeses * Almonds Like, Kava, there is some concern around L-tryptophan. Until the fall of 1989, supplemental L-tryptophan…

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The Health Benefits of Whey

…1980s, dairy groups began to explore possible uses for whey other than disposing of it. Researchers developed several methods to remove fats, milk salts, and water from whey. During that same period, there were efforts underway to reduce various fats in the diet—which triggered a considerable amount…

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Clear Your Skin With a Good Digestive Cleansing

…would suggest trying a good digestive enzyme supplement with each meal. Make sure it contains betaine hydrochloride, protease, and ox bile or bile salts, all of which are necessary for the proper breakdown of protein and fats. A shortage of these digestive compounds is frequently a problem in cases of…

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