Tag: nutrition


May

12

2012

Soda consumption dramatically increases risk of stroke and vascular disease

(NaturalNews) Americans drink more than 216 liters of carbonated soft drinks each year, a number that continues to increase at an alarming rate. Many people use low-calorie diet soda in a futile effort to lose weight, yet find that these drinks have the opposite effect leading them to be overweight or obese. The high acid content in most carbonated beverages leaches calcium and other critical...

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May

08

2012

Here are four great reasons to consume organic, grass-fed beef

There are certainly more, but these are a great start. 1.) Beef is full of the fats humans need. Fat can be a good thing! About half the fat found in beef is oleic acid, a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat found in olive oil. The fat in beef that is saturated has been shown to decrease heart-attack risk by lowering bad cholesterol (LDL). Beef is rich...

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May

03

2012
No Deaths from Vitamins

No Deaths from Vitamins

America’s Largest Database Confirms Supplement Safety (OMNS, Dec 28, 2011) There was not even one death caused by a vitamin supplement in 2010, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System. The new 203-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published online at http://www.aapcc.org/dnn/Portals/0/2010%20NPDS%20Annual%20Report.pdf, shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of...

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Feb

05

2012

Licorice as treatment for Barrett’s esophagus

(NaturalNews) Licorice, or Glycyrrhiza glabra, is a legume and member of the Fabaceae, or pea family. It has been used for over 3,000 years to treat a variety of ailments. Currently, medical studies support the use of licorice for the treatment of inflamed intestinal tissues, but its does much more than just that. Not only is licorice an adaptogen and strong anti-viral, but it can...

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Jan

30

2012

Cancer Cells Use Fructose to Grow: Don’t Blame Us, Says Corn Lobby – HealthPop – CBS News

(CBS) Afraid of fructose? You may have good reason to be, as an alarming new study shows that the popular sweetener can fuel the growth of cancer. The study, conducted by scientists at UCLA, found that pancreatic cancer cells grew faster when “fed” with fructose. Study author Dr. Anthony Heaney, associate professor of medicine and neurosurgery at the university’s cancer center, said it was likely...

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Feb

12

2010

Might the Flu be Little More Than a Symptom of Vitamin D Deficiency?

Vitamin D, “the sunshine vitamin,” may very well be one of the most beneficial vitamins there is for disease prevention. Unfortunately it’s also one of the vitamins that a vast majority of people across the world are deficient in due to lack of regular exposure to sunshine. Published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection in 2006, the hypothesis presented by Dr. John Cannell and colleagues in the paper Epidemic...

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Feb

09

2010

Study links soda drinks to Pancreatic Cancer

Mon Feb 8, 2010 12:00am EST WASHINGTON, Feb 8 (Reuters) – People who drink two or more sweetened soft drinks a week have a much higher risk of pancreatic cancer, an unusual but deadly cancer, researchers reported on Monday. People who drank mostly fruit juice instead of sodas did not have the same risk, the study of 60,000 people in Singapore found. Sugar may be...

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Feb

08

2010

Got Milk? I hope not . . .

Myth: Milk is Good For You The other night, after we gave a lecture in which we mentioned that we seldom recommend drinking milk, one of our guests jumped up and asked, “Well, if we don’t drink milk, how are we ever going to get our calcium?” The answer is: Plenty of ways.  And milk isn’t the best of them.  In fact, the Federal Trade...

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Jan

29

2010

Osteoporosis and Arthritis

by Darryl Roundy, DC We’ve all heard the phrase “use it or lose it.” This is the case with your bones and how they relate to osteoporosis (meaning porous bone). Just as muscles begin to atrophy (decrease in strength and size) within 72 hours, bone density decreases when there is a lack of demand placed on it. NASA astronauts were found to have bone resorption...

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