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Vitamin Deficiency Linked to Weight Gain and Obesity

There is more reason than ever now to eat a nutritionally-balanced diet. According to research from scientists at the University of Queensland presented in the Journal of Nutrition, certain vitamin de…

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How Texting Actually Affects Your Body

How much time do you spend texting? According to Pew Research Center, almost three quarters of cell phone users text on a regular basis. A typical 18-24 year old sends/receives an average of 50 texts …

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Top 5 Natural Mosquito Repellents that Really Work

Many years ago I stood outdoors with a group of people and within two minutes was swarmed by mosquitoes while the others were almost completely unaffected. After making my escape indoors, a quick coun…

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Victory! FDA Bans Trans Fats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it will give the food industry three years to eliminate trans fats from foods in the food supply. The news comes after an advisory in 2013 in…

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9 Surprising Ways Yogurt Gives Your Health a Serious Boost

There is no question that yogurt is one of the most commonly enjoyed fermented foods in our diet. In addition to being delicious, there are many other reasons to make yogurt (non-dairy versions includ…

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Thousands of Groceries Claiming ’0 Trans Fats’ Actually Contain Them

A new study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) estimates that at least 27 percent of 84,000 foods in grocery stores contain artificial trans fats, known to have a well-documented connection to h…

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Share a Bathroom? There’s Probably Fecal Matter on Your Toothbrush

Is there fecal matter on your toothbrush? If you share a bathroom with a lot of people, chances are there is. A study from Quinnipiac University confirmed that fecal coliforms in communal bathrooms…

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Natural Ways to Protect Yourself Against Growing Skin Cancer Rates

According to a statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most serious form of skin cancer, known as melanoma, has more than doubled between 1982 and 2011. The CDC indicate…

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3 Simple Rules for Finding a Healthier Breakfast Cereal

Cereal can make a convenient, nutritious breakfast, but buyer beware! Many, many cereals are labeled as nutritious and healthy, when in reality, they are nutrition-less sugar bombs. While Cinnamon Toa…

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The Dirty Dozen Cleaning Products

It is easy to overlook cleaning products as the culprit behind health problems. After all, they are improving the cleanliness of our homes, aren't they? According to the Environmental Working Group (E…

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