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Foods That Fight Osteoarthritis & Inflammation

Osteoarthritis is the most frequent cause of physical disability among older adults in the world, affecting more than 20 million Americans. It is estimated that 20% of us will be affected in the comin…

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Salad Dressing and Dip With Bone-Building Nutrients

Building strong bones isn’t just a matter of popping calcium supplements.  It’s important to eat a diet rich in many essential nutrients to build strong bones, including:  boron, calcium, manganese, m…

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Tomatoes: Toxic Nightshade or Wonder Food?

The claims for and against the healthfulness of the common tomato are many and varied. Let's take a closer look at the reported pros and cons of this popular summer staple. Cons Throughout the 1…

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Which Spices Protect Against DNA Damage?

In my post Which Spices Fight Inflammation? I profile a landmark study that compared the ability of different spices to suppress inflammation. The study also compared the spices' ability to protect DN…

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Is More Sun Exposure Healthier for Our Skin?

Author's note (6/19/2014): This article is a rewritten version of the one published on June 14, 2014. The media adviser for SunSmart at Cancer Council Victoria reached out to let me know that the Naut…

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A-Z Crucial Vitamins & Why Your Body Needs Them

Our bodies need various vitamins and minerals to achieve optimum health and prevent illness. The following are some of the most crucial vitamins for our health. Certain nutrients are beneficial when p…

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How Beans Help Our Bones

Health authorities from all over the world universally recommend increasing the consumption of whole grains and legumes—beans, split peas, chickpeas, and lentils—for health promotion. But what about t…

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What the Dairy Industry is NOT Telling You

Why are so many people convinced that dairy is the best source of calcium? A strategic marketing campaign from the dairy industry would have us believe that by drinking milk, we will be protected from…

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8 Ways Eating Tomatoes Keeps You Young

When most people think of tomatoes they think of pasta and pizza, not necessarily their ability to keep people younger-looking and feeling. But tomatoes are an anti-aging superfood that deserves a pla…

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Alkaline Diets, Meat & Calcium Loss

For most of the last century, a prevailing theory within the field of nutrition was that by eating acid-forming foods such as meat, we were, in essence, at risk of peeing our bones down the toilet. An…

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