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Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome? What to Watch Out For

Just when we think we are aware of all the diseases out there that should concern us, out pops a new one. The good news in this case—well, sort of—is that the condition, metabolic syndrome, has actual…

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20 Nutrition Facts That Should Be Common Sense (But Aren’t)

Common sense is surprisingly rare in nutrition. All sorts of myths and misconceptions are being spread around, even by so-called experts. Here are 20 nutrition facts that should becommon sense (but cl…

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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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Just 2 Teaspoons of This Fiber May Help Lower Cholesterol

Most Americans get about only half of the fiber that is recommended. Soluble dietary fiber can help control weight and lower cholesterol, which studies suggest can help prevent heart disease. We can f…

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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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Low Carb Diets and Coronary Blood Flow

People going on low carb diets may not see a rise in their cholesterol levels. How is that possible? Because weight loss by any means can drop our cholesterol. We could go on an all-Twinkie diet and l…

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4 Signs You Are Not Eating Enough Fiber

The average American gets less than 15 grams of fiber per day -- not even 40% of the recommended amount, 40 grams. Unfortunately, foods stripped of their fiber abound around us -- such as white flour,…

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Can Peanut Butter Protect Your Heart?

Americans love their peanuts. According to the National Peanut Board, each American, on average, consumes more than six pounds of peanuts or peanut butter products every year. That might not be a b…

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How To Lower Cholesterol Naturally

The two leading causes of death in the world are heart disease and stroke -- both of which are linked to high cholesterol. September is National Cholesterol Education Month so let us learn what it …

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7 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

There are countless claims on the internet about seemingly miraculous health benefits of apple cider vinegar consumption, but is it all true?  I hit the research journals to separate fact from fiction…

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