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Healthy Aging

Thanksgiving as a Wellness Practice

Celebrations of a day of thanks are common around the world. Whether these observances mark an annual harvest, peace or something else, their underlying theme is appreciation and gratitude, sentiments…

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How Toxic Are California Children? A Study Examines Their Diets

Researchers analyzed the diets of California children ages two through seven to determine the cancer and non-cancer health effects from food contaminant exposures. It turns out food may be the primary…

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These are the Cities You’ll Want to Live in When You’re Old

Raise your hand if you're tired of seeing the following headline, "Top [insert number here] Cities for Seniors." Assuming that most people reading this put their arm in the air, let's get one thing st…

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How What We Eat (And Don’t Eat) Impacts How We Age

Many studies have shown that calorie restriction, without malnutrition, can increase lifespan and lower the risk of age-related diseases, such as cancer. However, for many people, calorie restricti…

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Avoid These Foods if You Want to Prevent Diabetes of the Brain

Nearly 12 million older Americans (65 years and older) suffer from diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. More than five million older Americans have Alzheimer's disease, the sixth l…

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Start Your Day With Heart

In many cultures around the world, people start each morning thinking about what they'll do that day. They check their schedules, plan their activities and make their lists. Understandably, they're fo…

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The Holiday Spice that Fights Diabetes and Heart Disease

When I think of autumn, Thanksgiving, and the holidays I think of cinnamon. Who doesn’t love the aroma of cinnamon wafting through the air?  The real deal, that is, not the fake “holiday spice,” chemi…

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13 Amazing Benefits of Walking

You don’t need to train for a marathon, spend hours on an elliptical, or turn your guest room into a gym to get fitter, healthier, and happier. Keep reading to find out how a brisk walk can make major…

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3 Health Benefits of Being a Grandparent

The day a person becomes a grandparent is eagerly anticipated with a commingled sense of pride and wonder about one's place in the never-ceasing circle of life. But new research suggests that the role…

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5 Meaningful Ways to Say ‘Thank You’

At the beginning of the year, I wrote about how gratitude jars are a helpful way of reminding yourself of the many things in your life to be thankful for. While I might not be as diligent at using my …

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people are talking

Maybe the argument is more that it takes more 'manliness' to go against traditional (read stereotypi…

Thanks for sharing. Now, my house smells very festive and I'm not afraid that I'm spreading toxic mi…

When I was in Seattle about 14 years ago, I never heard of this gum wall - and if I had, I most cert…

Dr. Michael Greger is back again, warning us not to eat Agent Orange. He may have a point.

Steve F. Steve F.
on Fish and Diabetes
1 minute ago

Now he, in my opinion, is a true hero !