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Overlooked Superfood Lowers Cholesterol

"Eat your peas!" is a common refrain in many households at meal time.  That particular command may be rivaled by "Eat your beans!" thanks to new research compiled by a group of American and Canadian s…

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Heart Disease Starts in Childhood

A landmark paper in 1953 radically changed our view about the development of heart disease forever. The study looked at a series of 300 autopsies performed on U.S. battle casualties of the Korean War.…

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6 Little-Known Heart Health Boosters

When it comes to heart health, many people are already familiar with the old standbys like exercise, garlic, magnesium and flax.  But these aren’t the only ways to prevent heart disease or to boost yo…

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Sea Buckthorn: Ancient Healer and Modern Superfood

An ancient Tibetan healing secret is finally being discovered in the West.  For thousands of years Tibetans used a fruit that grows wild in the Himalayan Mountains as food and medicine to treat many s…

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The Healing Power of Water

Would you believe that drinking water is one of the most healing things you can do for your body?  It’s true—as long as it is pure, filtered, alkaline water. Yet most water is acidic. Water that measu…

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Exciting New Research to Stop Sugar Cravings

Who hasn’t felt an intense desire for chocolate, ice cream, cake or candy?  Exciting new research into a spice extract sheds light on our yearning for the sweet stuff.  It may also help us eliminate o…

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Lowering High Cholesterol with Statins

Sometimes, regardless of your lifestyle changes, you may still have high cholesterol levels. If that's the case, it may be time to consider taking a statin.…

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6 Gluten-Free Grains to Add to Your Diet

Whether you're sensitive to gluten or just wanting to eat less of it, here are 6 gluten-free grains that offer many health benefits: Brown Rice Unlike white rice, brown rice is high in fiber and…

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The Health Hazards of a Fast Food Diet

Photo Courtesy Of:  iStockphoto/Thinkstock If you value your health, you would be wise to avoid fast food restaurants at all costs. Not only does the fast food diet promote high cholesterol, hyp…

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Can a Stone Age Diet Make You Healthier?

Photo Courtesy Of:  Thinkstock/AbleStock.com During the Paleolithic period, many thousands of years ago, people ate primarily vegetables, fruit, nuts, roots and meat—and a wide variety of it. To…

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