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For a Healthy Liver, Drink More Coffee

Decades ago, researchers in Norway came upon an unexpected finding. Alcohol consumption was associated with liver inflammation (no surprise), but a protective association was found for coffee consumpt…

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How Dietary Toxins are Linked to Essential Hand Tremor

Essential tremor, affecting 1 in 25 adults over 40 and up to 1 in 5 of those in their 90's, is one of the most common neurological diseases. In addition to the potentially debilitating hand tremor, th…

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How Learning to Cook Can Save Your Life

The eating habits of modern Americans have been described as, “eating breakfast in their cars, lunch at their desks and chicken from a bucket.” Within the last few decades, Americans are eating out mo…

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How to Cook Sweet Potatoes to Best Retain Nutrition

I previously talked about the cancer fighting properties of sweet potatoes (See Anti-Cancer Potential of Sweet Potato Proteins). It seems that the only potential downside to eating too many sweet pota…

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How Sweet Potato Proteins May Help Prevent Cancer

Sweet potatoes can be considered a superfood. They are one of the healthiest and cheapest vegetables on the planet. (And one day, perhaps, even off the planet, as NASA has chosen the sweet potato for …

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Yoga for Gardeners: Recover from the Garden on the Mat

My husband and I gave our garden its yearly spring overhaul last weekend, and I am paying for it this week. All of that bending, lifting, and digging did a number on my poor body, and it's time to…

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How Meat and Grain Impact Brain Health

The rates of dementia differ greatly around the world, from the lowest rates in Africa, India, and South Asia, to the highest rates in Western Europe and especially North America. Is it all just genet…

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Top Conflicts of Interest Within the American Dietetic Association

The American Dietetic Association (ADA), the world’s largest association of nutrition professionals, is, in its own words, devoted to “improving the nation’s health.” They promote a series of Nutritio…

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How Dark Chocolate Affects Our Arteries

Chocolate: delicious beauty or harmful beast? Or both? Although chocolate products can contain high levels of fat and sugar, the cocoa powder itself may have beneficial effects in a number of chron…

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How Do Broccoli Supplements Compare to Sprouts?

Your grandparents and parents were smart to tell you to "eat your broccoli." But how often did they tell you to eat broccoli sprouts? What about broccoli supplements? Is one version of the green cr…

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