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  1. Is Plastic safe? The Dangers of Plastic.

    Is Plastic safe? The Dangers of Plastic.
    For years, we’ve heard that eating or drinking anything that is canned or comes in plastic is bad for your health. But do you really understand why? The quick answer is bisphenol-A (BPA). BPA is one of 800 different endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), compounds that interfere with the action of hormones in the body. Two of the most prolific EDCs in...
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  2. Strawberry Consumption Lowers Cardiovascular Risk Markers

    Strawberry Consumption Lowers Cardiovascular Risk Markers
    Looking for a list of high blood pressure diet foods? Strawberries top that list! In an unusual new study, a team of volunteers ate half a kilo of strawberries daily for a month while researchers examined whether their blood parameters were affected in any way. At the end of the study, the volunteers’ levels of LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol and...
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  3. Healthy Holiday Eating: What Makes a Recipe Healthy?

    Healthy Holiday Eating: What Makes a Recipe Healthy?
    A trend toward health and fitness is on an upswing, and one important component is a nutritious diet that provides needed vitamins and minerals, is satisfying and naturally boosts energy throughout the day. What is it that makes a recipe healthy? Here are some questions to ponder when it comes to deciding whether a recipe is healthful or hurtful. These are...
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  4. 10 Superfoods For The Holidays

    10 Superfoods For The Holidays
    When you’re a kid, the holidays are a time to anticipate Santa, toys and treats. But let’s face it: Most of us grownups are looking forward to the food! This is THE time of year when indulgence is permissible – even expected. While a certain amount of gastronomic revelry is OK, remember to indulge in small portions or you will...
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  5. The Original Aspirin

    When the ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans had pain, fever, pain, or swelling, they all reached for the same thing: white willow bark. White willow bark has been used medicinally for more than 20 centuries. Its first recorded modern use was in England in the late 1700s, and by the mid- to late-1800s, scientists had discovered its active ingredient...
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  6. Foods that Trigger Joint Pain and Inflammation

    Foods that Trigger Joint Pain and Inflammation
    Relieving chronic joint pain can be as simple as eliminating certain foods from your daily diet. Some foods are known to cause flare-ups of joint pain in people prone to arthritis. Approximately a third of arthritis sufferers are sensitive to foods that trigger inflammation, including those in the Solanacea or “nightshade” family. These include white potato, eggplant, tomatoes, peppers (cayenne, paprika...
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  7. Hyaluronic Acid Use for Joint Health

    Hyaluronic Acid Use for Joint Health
    When joints begin to stiffen and are not as flexible as they once were, perhaps it’s time to do what you would do for a creaking door or a stiff hinge – add some lubrication. Human joints are naturally lubricated and protected by a thick gel substance called synovial fluid and one of the main constituents is hyaluronic acid (HA...
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