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What Do Oil Spills and Laxatives Have in Common?

You guessed it: another nasty chemical. It's also the same chemical used to mix the ingredients in soda. Dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate, or DOSS, is†used to disperse oil when there's a major oil spill.…

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8 Homemade Alternatives to Soda

Soft drinks are the beverage choice for millions of Americans, but these sugar-loaded drink bombs increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. Sticking to w…

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The 6 Worst Foods for Sleep

Quality sleep is one of the pillars of good health, along with physical activity, proper hydration, low stress, and healthy eating habits. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep througho…

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11 Bad Habits You Need to Stop

Everyone has a vice, whether itís a mild Starbucks addiction or a weakness for online shopping. But there are a number of seemingly innocuous habits that are doing more damage than you realizeóconstan…

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A Soda A Day Increases Cancer Risk

It's no secret that soda consumption is directly linked to obesity, but could a can a day also be linked to cancer? According to a Swedish study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition…

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity Epidemic

In a new study released in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, researchers link the ingestion of artificial sweeteners to increased blood sugar levels (an early indicator of Type 2 diabet…

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This Post Will Make You Stop Drinking Soda Instantly

Think that daily can of soda is something you're sneaking into your diet? Your mouth knows what's it drinking. And even though your body craves it, your insides beg to differ. Of course, it's hard …

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The Ingredient to Avoid if You Want a Sharp Brain

This week, researchers revealed a study damning soda for yet another reason: it interferes with brain function in young people. High-fructose corn syrup (and to a lesser extent, sucrose) was the fo…

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Do You Need to Decaffeinate Your Child?

A new report looking at kids and caffeine had some shocking findings. Here's how to help your kid decaffeinate! What I found most surprising was the sheer number of young kids drinking caffeine dai…

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14 Reasons to Ditch Diet Soda

Before you take another sip of that aspartame-laden diet soda, here are 14 reasons to rethink that drink: 1.† Only one year after aspartame was approved by the FDA, its own task force learned that …

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