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Cholesterol Feeds Breast Cancer Cells

One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. There are a number of compounds in plant foods that may protect against breast cancer by a variety of mechanisms. I’ve…

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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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How the Meat Industry Designed a Highly Misleading Study

Imagine working for the now defunct Twinkie division of Hostess and wanting to take the tobacco industry tact of not just downplaying the risk of your product, but actually promoting it as healthy. Ho…

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11 Reasons to Love Tomatoes

This year my husband and I planted 18 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.  We also made a long distance move.  Our tomatoes were in the ground even before we opened most of the boxes, which may sound absu…

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What Can Blood Tell You About Your Health? (Infographic)

While you may think of a blood test as nothing more than an annoying annual formality, there's a lot more that you can learn from your blood, as long as you know the right questions to ask it. This…

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9 Surprising Reasons to Love Tomatoes

‘Tis the season for tomatoes—lots of them.  If you have a garden, you may already be enjoying the harvest of your tomato plants.  If not, there are many reasons to stop at your local market and pick s…

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Who doesn’t love a sprinkling of cinnamon on fresh apple pie or atop a chai latte?  It’s just one of those spices that tastes fantastic.  But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon.  Here are 1…

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7 Ways Vitamin C Fights Heart Disease

A recent study showed that men who consume at least 300 milligrams of vitamin C, through food and supplements, slash their risk of death from heart disease by 40 percent. Here are seven proven ways…

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