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Five easy steps to choosing safe foods


People prefer organic foods for varying reasons, such as quality and price, and because they are known to be healthy. In the United States, organic foods are cultivated and gathered without using artificial fertilizers, synthetic pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
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Diet dramatically effects progression of heart failure, study finds


A new cardiovascular study from the University of Michigan is looking beyond modern western medicine. Pharmaceutical drugs for hypertension just aren't the long term answer, as many researchers look to dietary needs to solve heart health problems.
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Mediterranean-style low carb diet lowers diabetes risk by 20 percent


Diabetes is characterized by an excess of glucose circulating in the blood and an inefficiency of insulin to usher the sugar into the cells and muscles where it can be used to fuel metabolic processes or be converted to triglycerides and stored as body fat. Simple, refined and processed carbohydrate laden foods have the most significant impact on elevated sugar levels, and are largely responsible for the dramatic rise in new diabetes diagnoses over the past two decades. Despite extensive studies providing quantitative evidence to the contrary, many individuals and medical professionals alike falsely believe that preventing and altering the course of diabetes progression is futile and can only be accomplished with a myriad of dangerous and even deadly pharmaceuticals.

Five practical ways to add kale to your diet


There is a great deal to be said for kale. Kale is recognized as one of the most nutrient rich foods on the planet. The benefits of kale are multitudinous; it possesses antioxidant properties and beneficial phytochemicals and also serves as an anti-inflammatory agent. When consumed on a regular basis, kale is believed to have the capacity to help lower cholesterol level and even prevent cancer.
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Are diet foods making you fat?


You begin your day with yogurt and granola for breakfast followed by a wrap for lunch. You are able to work in an hour long fitness class after work then stop at a chain restaurant for a large salad for dinner. So why aren't you losing weight? Unfortunately, not all seemingly healthy foods are created equally.
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The Anti-Allergy Diet: Foods And Supplements To Alleviate Seasonal Allergies


It’s spring, the time of year that can mean misery for millions of allergy sufferers. As pollen counts rise, the “season of renewal” renews only a long list of uncomfortable symptoms. Adding to the unhappiness, chronic allergies to airborne irritants like pollen and dust can lead to serious sinus infections. Those sinus problems can not only be extremely painful, but dangerous, because they hide so close to the brain.

Eat your way to weight loss with almonds


Obesity is a perennial issue that is affecting people of all age groups. If the popularity of weight loss reality shows and the continued patronage of the various slimming pills is any indication, then America has a huge problem. A study published in the Journal of Obesity reveals the benefits of eating almonds as far as weight loss is concerned. This is surprising news as people who have been trying to cut down on their food intake have been searching for snack alternatives other than nuts because of their high fat and calorie content.
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Proof that a living foods diet reverses breast cancer


Globally speaking, breast cancer cases have gone from 641,000 (in 1980) to over 1.4 million in 2010 - with 425,000 deaths associated to this preventable tragedy. Naturally, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation suggest that we need to "strengthen established health-system responses to reduce breast and cervical cancer." But, where's the demand for a cure?