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  1. The Connections Between Prebiotics and Metabolism

    The Connections Between Prebiotics and Metabolism
    Recent studies have thrown up an interesting connection between our rate of metabolism and the probiotics and prebiotics found in the gut. Research concentrated on 30 obese women who were given either ITF prebiotics in the form of inulin-type fructans, or a placebo. Those given ITF prebiotics showed a change in their intestinal flora which led to an increase in...
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  2. Healthy Hair Tips: How Wheatgrass Helps You Keep Your Hair Color Longer

    Healthy Hair Tips: How Wheatgrass Helps You Keep Your Hair Color Longer
    It's hard to lie about your age once your hair starts to turn gray! Many women over the age of 50 (and some men too!) resort to dying their hair regularly to disguise their increasingly dull gray hair. However, traditional Chinese medicine promotes a natural way to keep your hair color longer, by using wheatgrass. What is Wheatgrass? Wheatgrass looks like...
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  3. The Salt Debate

    The Salt Debate
    We need salt in our diet to regulate blood sugar, aid digestion and control nerve and muscle function, but most physicians and health professionals now recommend a diet that is low in salt. We need to understand the facts about why salt can be harmful, and the difference between the different salts available in the supermarket in order to make...
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  4. Dangers of Sleeping Pills

    Dangers of Sleeping Pills
    Having trouble falling asleep at night?  You may be tempted to try sleeping pills to help send you off to la-la land.  What’s the harm, right?  Dr. Peter Hibberd tells us that short term use of sleeping pills can be a great way to help a person adjust their sleep cycle, particularly if they suffer from jet lag or work...
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  5. Top Natural Solutions for Ringing in the Ears

    Top Natural Solutions for Ringing in the Ears
    Tinnitus is a persistent ringing in the ear that can be annoying to live with. Unfortunately, there is no medical cure, but our healthy living tips explore the holistic treatments for sufferers. The official number of tinnitus sufferers is almost 50 million Americans, according to the American Tinnitus Association, so you are not alone in suffering with this common problem...
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  6. Anemia & Hair Loss – Iron Deficiency Facts To Know

    Anemia & Hair Loss – Iron Deficiency Facts To Know
    Although hair loss is common and affects up to 40% of the population, it is still cause for great concern for men and women.  Alopecia is not limited to just men and often causes greater angst for women because of societal standards of beauty. Genetics is the main cause of thinning locks, but getting your iron levels checked is a good first...
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  7. The Worst Diet for Stress Reduction

    The Worst Diet for Stress Reduction
    You are what you eat. It’s trite but true and some of the most common foods we eat increase the negative effects of stress on our mental and physical health.  Changing your diet may help change your life in a positive way by helping you manage stress more effectively while enhancing your overall physical health. The worst foods for stress...
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  8. Foods for Weight Loss: The Science Behind the Grapefruit Diet

    Foods for Weight Loss: The Science Behind the Grapefruit Diet
    It’s time to give the grapefruit diet another look. It may be more effective than you might think.  Grapefruit to help you lose weight is not a new idea, but more research is giving real weight to the anecdotal evidence that it is one of the best foods for weight loss.  Research shows that you can consume grapefruit regularly with...
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  9. Best Diet for Stress Relief – Best Foods For Stress

    Best Diet for Stress Relief – Best Foods For Stress
    Sometimes the simplest and oldest ideas for dealing with stress management can also be the most effective. We hear a great deal about superfoods and innovative stress-busting techniques, but when it comes down to an effective diet for stress relief, there are three food staples you need. Here are the best foods for stress:   Whole Grains Aid Stress Management...
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  10. Why Spinach May Be the Ultimate Way to Naturally Boost Energy

    Why Spinach May Be the Ultimate Way to Naturally Boost Energy
    Popeye was on to something.  You may not suddenly develop over-the top bulging biceps like he did, but spinach is an effective way to boost energy naturally.  It’s loaded with so many good things, if it’s not on your menu regularly, it should be! History of a Superfood Spinach originated in central and southwestern Asia.  Though it typically did not...
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