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Does Eating Miso Help Protect Against Radiation?

Since the Fukushima nuclear disaster a few years ago, one of the common questions I hear is “does miso really protect against radiation?” The answer is “yes” and “no.” If you’re not familiar with m…

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Study Links Ethnicity to Prostate Cancer Risk

No man wants to hear the diagnosis of prostate cancer, no matter his ethnic background. But, according to new research published in the Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research, some men are at a si…

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New Hope for Arthritis Sufferers

Anyone who has experienced the debilitating pain and inflammation of arthritis will tell you how much these symptoms can rob a person of the joy of living. Arthritis pain can interfere with the abilit…

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Study Finds Common Cleaning Products Fail Safety Testing

Before you wash another load of laundry or scrub a pile of dishes, keep reading. Women’s Voices for the Earth launched a new report called “Deep Clean” in which the non-profit organization graded four…

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In Praise of Yogurt

While yogurt is perhaps the most widely-known and used fermented food in North America and parts of Europe, the yogurt fad is not a new one. We have been obsessed with yogurt for thousands of years. …

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How Nature Reduces Mental Illness Risk

Have you had your daily dose of trees, flowers and shrubs? No, I don’t mean in the form of herbal medicine. I’m referring to spending time communing with nature. Thanks to a new study published in the…

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Impotence Linked to Undiagnosed Diabetes and Heart Disease

If you’re male and suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED), you might want to look beyond the little blue pill to find the solution. Erectile dysfunction is described as “the inability to achieve or …

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Are You Aging Faster Than You Think?

In our youth-obsessed world, the thought of aging quickly probably scares more than a few people. And, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the…

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21 Signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

It’s the season for barbecues, swimming, camping and sunshine. While it is understandable that we want to be outdoors more, enjoying the beautiful summer weather, excessive amounts of heat or sun expo…

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10 Reasons to Love the Herb St. John’s Wort

The popular herb St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) often gets an eyebrow raise from the media, even in the face of whole volumes of research espousing its effectiveness for many health concerns. …

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