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articles by: Diana Herrington

12 Christmas Dangers For Your Pets

It is the season to enjoy all that festive food and drink. Those delicious chocolates, special cakes and alcohol, may not be the healthiest things to eat, but we won't get seriously sick. This is not …

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New Blood Test Could Diagnose Early Breast Cancer

The zinc test for early breast cancer looks promising. It could detect cancer earlier than mammograms and X-rays and be useful in screening for early signs of cancer. A study, led by Oxford Univers…

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Cut Breast Cancer Risk With These Everyday Habits

Studies have found that eating fruits and vegetables, especially carotenoid-rich ones, helps reduce breast cancer. There are numerous scientific studies to support this. Let’s go into some of the deta…

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The Easiest Recipes When Cooking for One

Cooking for one can be a lonely experience. Cooking huge portions that you end up eating for the next five days is boring--and it's a lot of work, too. This cooking tactic creates more food waste, and…

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6 Powerful Cranberry Health Benefits & Cranberry Recipes

This tart little berry is a powerful food packed with surprising health benefits. Cranberries are most famous for helping heal urinary tract infections, but their real health benefits go far beyond th…

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French Kisses Give 80 Million Healthy Bacteria

A study in the journal Microbiome found that a ten-second French kiss can spread 80 million bacteria between mouths. 80 million may sound scary, but these bacteria may actually benefit your body. S…

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5 Peanut Butter Lover’s Recipes

I love Peanut Butter and know many others do too! Recently, you learned how surprisingly good peanut butter is for your health in the article 8 Health Benefits of Peanut Butter. November is Nationa…

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Antioxidants: Lifesaving Nutrient or Expensive Fad?

Antioxidants are essential participants in the ongoing war between cancer-causing free radicals and healthy cells in your body. Our bodies can create their own antioxidants, but we can also need to…

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8 Health Benefits of Peanut Butter

Peanut butter isn't just for school lunches. This versatile spread is surprisingly good for your health. The high protein and healthy oils help with weight loss, diabetes and even Alzheimer's disease.…

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A Handful of Walnuts May Keep Alzheimer’s Away

Are you concerned about getting Alzheimer’s?  The walnut that resembles a brain may be the answer to keeping Alzheimer’s disease at bay. The latest research suggests that eating 1/4 cup of walnuts a d…

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about Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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