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DEET Mosquito Repellents Linked to Brain Damage

DEET, or diethyl-meta-toluamide, by any other name still stinks.  The main ingredient in most commercial mosquito repellents has been linked by Duke University researchers to brain cell damage, harmfu…

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6 Ways to Beat Mosquitoes Naturally

‘Tis the season for sunshine, barbecues, and mosquitoes. Before you grab that DEET-based mosquito repellent in an effort to keep the mosquitoes at bay, consider that research at Duke University lin…

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Surprising Belly-Fat and Disease Link

We all know love handles aren’t exactly good for us and recent research shows they increase our risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other disorders.  But, new research at Harvard Medical School indic…

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Dr. Cook’s Top 8 Weight Loss Supplements

I am regularly asked which supplements are safe and helpful for weight loss.  While I maintain that healthy eating and exercise are essential for weight loss, there are some supplements that can help.…

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7 Benefits of Laughter

Laughter truly is the best medicine.  And, now science proves some of its many benefits.  Here are seven reasons to laugh longer, harder, and more often: 1.  In a recent study published in Geriatri…

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Popular Drink Increases Stroke Risk

In a study of 2564 people of varying ethnic backgrounds, researchers at Columbia University in New York and the Miller School of Medicine in Miami found a significant correlation between diet soda con…

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4 Surprising Fat-Burning Foods

When it comes to burning fat, not all foods are created equally.  We all know we should eat more vegetables, cut back on sugar, avoid fast food, among other dietary changes to lose weight.  But simply…

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New Frankensalmon May Invade U.S.

Over the past several weeks, the US Department of Agriculture approved more genetically-engineered (GE) foods: Alfalfa (which becomes hay and then food for animals that becomes food for humans) …

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Top 10 Worst Foods

Let’s face it:  there are grocery and convenience stores (not to mention schools and school vending machines) that are full of chemical- and sugar-laced foods we should never eat.  I’m frequently aske…

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