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Eating for Health

Thanksgiving: Turnip Mash, Rice Dressing, Fall Salad

Here in America, where the nation prepares to celebrate its annual Thanksgiving Day, all of us at the Institute of HeartMath would like to wish you and your families a happy Thanksgiving! SOUTHERN TU…

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11 Proven Ways to Reduce or Eliminate Bloating

Bloating is the condition of your belly feeling swollen after eating (1). It is usually caused by excess gas production, and/or disturbances in the movement of the muscles of the digestive system (2).…

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Eating for the ‘Change’: Best Foods for Menopause

Yes. Menopause Can Be Sexy! Menopause is the normal cycle of life where the menstrual cycles cease. It often begins around forty years after menarche. Menopause can be natural, premature (occ…

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The Dried Fruit That Could Prevent & Reverse Bone Mass Loss

Think prunes and the first word that pops into the mind is probably something along the lines of "digestion." For centuries, grandmas have encouraged us to eat prunes for keeping things smooth and reg…

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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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Is Organic Food More Nutritious Than Conventional? Large Study Says Yes.

On the heels of media reports declaring that organic food is no more nutritious than conventional produce grown with pesticides, a larger, comprehensive study declares otherwise. A meta-analysis pu…

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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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10 Foods for Immune Health

My family is getting over our first colds of the fall, so cold and flu season really feels like it's in effect now. Help build your body's immunity to prevent cold and flu with these foods. Flu sea…

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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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Why Pastured Turkeys Are Better For Your Health

Remember the old adage, "you are what you eat"? Well, current research is taking that principle one step further. When it comes to meat, you are what your food ate. Most people recognize intuitively t…

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When I did a stint with on-line 'looking' - I had to stop soon afterwards - before the local men cau…

This little guy is very lucky. Unfortunately, many people feed the live raccoons that wander throug…

I have never trusted the wisdom of a low-carb diet. But a couple of my family members are on the Pa…