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6 Habits That Help Balance Blood Sugar

With so many Americans suffering from obesity and diabetes, it is becoming more important than ever to be aware of your foodís effect on your blood sugar levels. Having high or low blood sugar can lea…

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Are You Taking Too Much Vitamin D?

A University of Copenhagen study linked too much vitamin D in our blood to increased risk of death from a stroke or heart attack. I've been talking a lot about vitamin D lately. There is more and m…

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‘Mind Over Platter’: 5 Things That Make Us Eat More Food

You know you should stop eating that pile of food on your plate but it's soooo good and it's just so hard to stop eating.† How much will you eat?† You may be surprised to learn some of the factors tha…

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Do You Think That Healthy Food Tastes Bad?

A new study looked at the link between how we perceive food's healthfulness and its taste, and the results reveal an important piece of the obesity epidemic. More specifically, participants in the …

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The Natural Remedy that Nixes Yeast Infections

Most women have experienced a yeast infection at some point in their life. Thatís because these infections are a common problem plaguing many women and tend to be persistent in nature. While there are…

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Belly Fat Study Finds a Key to Losing That Spare Tire

A Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) study looked at different types of exercise to find which is best at reducing belly fat. The study is published in the December issue of the journal Obesity. …

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Your Smartphone is Changing Your Brain

New research indicates that heavy touchscreen use -- like on your smartphone or tablet -- might just change your brain activity. The study compared brain activity in smartphone users and folks who …

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Is Your Produce Trying to Kill You?

Fruits and veggies are good for you, but maybe not for the reason you think. Everyone seems to be smitten with the thought that fresh produce is loaded with antioxidants -- which reduce oxidative stre…

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The Surprising Reason Chocolate is SO Darn Healthy

Chocolate is something of a miracle food -- it can ease depression, boost circulation, lower blood pressure, and even help you lose weight. In a strange correlation, it could even make you more likely…

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Beware! The 6 Most Mislabeled Foods

It is unthinkable that we allow companies to get away with blatant dishonesty on food labels. All ingredients should be listed, no matter what. †Be wary when you buy these 6 foods, and seek out their …

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