Calorie-Restricted Diet can Stop Brains from Aging

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According to Italian scientists, eating less may help keep your mind young. Scientists have discovered the molecular process by which a strict diet may save the brain from the aging process. The research, published in the US journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is based on … [Read more...]

Does the New ‘MyPlate’ Serve Us Well?

Recently, I have decided to use up the last of the dairy and animal products in my refrigerator and pantry in order to make the switch to a vegan diet. A vegan diet is, essentially, an entirely plant-based diet. While I do have strong political commitments to non-human animal welfare and deep … [Read more...]

Are Those Real Blueberries?

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Many "blueberry" cereals, pastries, bagels, breads and bars are not made with real blueberries at all! Instead, the blueberries are faked using artificial colors (Red #40, Blue #2), partially-hydrogenated oils and liquid sugars like High Fructose Corn Syrup. Watch the 7-minute mini-documentary … [Read more...]

Overcome Your Basic Desire for Sweet Foods

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Why do we need to sweeten everything we eat? Is it because nothing in its natural state tastes good? Or, have we been programmed to think sweetness is the only taste that is truly satisfying because sugar has been increasingly added to most packaged foods? It is interesting that if you stop eating … [Read more...]

The Only Weight Loss Tips You’ll Ever Need

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There will always be some new fad diet out… some Mother-of-All-Weight-Loss-Plans… some “secret ingredient” found in some fruit you’ve never heard of before. If you’ve tried one or more of the latest diet plans and the only thing you ended up losing was your “will power,” then the following weight … [Read more...]

Are Organic Foods Healthier for You?

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What makes a food product "organic?" Organic foods must meet certain standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, such as being produced without the use of hormones, herbicides, pesticides, antibiotics or fertilizers created with sewer waste or ingredients that aren't natural.  This … [Read more...]

Green Tea May Protect Against Glaucoma

Green tea contains healthful substances that can penetrate eye tissues, raising the possibility that the tea may protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases. Scientists have confirmed that the healthful substances found in green tea — renowned for their powerful antioxidant and … [Read more...]

Why Brown Rice is Heart-Healthy

Researchers report that brown rice is better than white rice when it comes to protecting you from high blood pressure and artherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). The two kinds of rice that may reduce the risk of heart disease by interfering with a protein (angiotensin II) linked to these … [Read more...]

Health Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina is one of hundreds of algae species and is commonly known as blue green algae. It’s a rich source of nutrients, containing up to 70% protein, B-complex vitamins, phycocyanin, chlorophyll, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and numerous minerals. In fact, spirulina contains more beta-carotene than … [Read more...]

Red Yeast Rice Cuts Cholesterol

New research by Cardiologists David Becker, M.D. and Ram Gordon, M.D., published in Annals of Internal Medicine, may provide alternative treatment option for statin-intolerant patients An over-the-counter dietary supplement sold at pharmacies and health food stores may be an alternative for … [Read more...]