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The Healthy Fiber Fad is Back

Remember when fiber was a fad and we ate food that tasted like cardboard? Back in the 80s and 90s, we read labels looking for added fiber and bran muffins and bran flakes became very popular. No one w…

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What Your Poop and Pee are Telling You About Your Body

Ever wonder what's going on inside your body? Sometimes it may seem hard to tell without blood tests, doctor's appointments and expensive screenings. However, there are numerous ways you can assess yo…

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Vegetarian Diet Could Lower Colon Cancer Risk by 22%

People who eat mostly vegetables could be reducing their chances of getting colon cancer by over 20%, reported the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently. Colorectal cancer, as it…

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6 Food-Cancer Connections You Need to Know

The notion of using food to prevent or delay the onset of certain ailments is centuries old -- Hippocrates himself is famous for saying "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." But, as mor…

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4 Easy & Effective Ways to Care for Your Colon

When thinking about getting tested for possible health problems, most people think about routine blood tests, eye exams, mammograms and such. A colon health check up is usually far from our minds. But…

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10 Surprising Ways Apples Are Good for Your Health

Martin Luther once said, "even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."  New research gives more reasons than ever to plant apple trees and enjoy their…

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Good News for Chocolate Lovers: Cocoa Fights Colon Cancer

If you love chocolate, there is some delicious news for you. Research studies have shown that the antioxidants in cocoa can lower your risk of colon cancer, which is one of the leading causes of death…

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Exercise More Effective Than Prescription Drugs

We all know we need to get moving, but new research gives us one more reason to stay or become active. According to a large review published in the British Medical Journal this week, researchers from …

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Cancer’s Scary Link to Height

If you've ever been jealous of long-legged supermodels it might be time to reconsider the advantages of being short.  According to new research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers…

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More Meat Equals More Inflammation

OK, the link between higher amounts of meat and inflammation isn't exactly news to most people but it's always great when research backs up our understanding: eating more meat spells higher inflammati…

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