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What are Phytates? And Could They Help Prevent Colon Cancer?

Dietary factors are considered the most important environmental risk factors for cancer. Within recent years, a large number of naturally occurring health-enhancing substances of plant origin known as…

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How Healthy is Coconut, Really?

Coconut is a superstar in the healthy food world, but does it deserve its status as a superfood? Maybe not. A couple of recent pieces about coconut water were the first inklings that coconut might…

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4 Ways to Maximize Your Memory at Any Age

From never-ending social media streams to 24-hour news cycles, our brains are constantly being bombarded with more stimulation than we could process in hundreds of lifetimes. "Digital dementia" is the…

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7 Ways Your Pet Is Making You Sick — and How to Fix Them

Cats and dogs are wonderful for their companionship, affection and unconditional love, but as much as we hate to admit it, they're not always the easiest to live with. Behaviors like barking, pull…

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Fiber Can Help You Lose Weight, But Only a Specific Type

Fiber is a well known nutrient, but not well understood. Put simply, fiber refers tocarbohydrates that cannot be digested by humans. They are classified as either soluble or insoluble, depending on w…

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7 Sensational Miso Recipes

These seven simple soups, sauces and sides are a great way to start integrating miso and all its health benefits into your daily meals. These recipes use miso to create tangy salad dressings, warming …

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Top 5 Fears of Americans

What do Americans fear the most? A nationwide poll on the subject conducted by Chapman University has turned up some fascinating results about what we fear -- and what factors are likely to ratchet up…

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5 Good Reasons to Eat Your Oats

Turns out your grandmother was right, oatmeal really is good for you. In honor of National Oatmeal Day on October 29, Id like to point out some reasons why you should listen to her and eat your oats.…

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18 Crazy & Inspiring Facts About Water

Each person in the United States uses around 100 gallons of water every day. These water facts inspire me to be conscious of my water use. I hope they have a similar impact on you and your perspective…

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5 Home Remedies to Soothe Your Cold Symptoms

Cold season is upon us - have you dodged the germy bullet so far? If you're struggling with uncomfortable cold symptoms, check out these natural home remedies to help give you some relief! Just abo…

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I've always thought we have had the ability to help our pets die before suffering, something denied …

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I've read that garlic is healthier to add to your food without cooking it first, so I chop it and ad…