Artificial Sweeteners: What is the Truth?

Artificial Sweeteners and Their Dangers Artificial sweeteners are man-made sugar substitutes developed chemically in a lab or occasionally altered sugars. These sweeteners are often many times sweeter than the sugar they are intended to replace. The Food and Drug Administration has approved five of these artificial sweeteners including saccharin, acesulfame, aspartame, neotame, and sucralose. This […]

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Red Wine Can Protect Your Heart?

Red wine: Can It Protect Your Heart? Red wine, long associated with the Mediterranean Diet has been considered “heart healthy” since the diet high in healthy olive oil, garlic and spices became popular. But is a moderate amount of red wine truly healthy? Or is it healthy only for its connection with the Mediterranean Diet? […]

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Stress and How It Affects Your Body

  Stress Can Affect Your Body Stress isn’t intended by nature to be a bad thing. It’s an effective survival system that has been within us since the beginning of time. When stress or an external threat are present, it ignites a biochemical process known as the “fight or flight response”  that provides our body […]

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The Importance of Iodine in Your Diet

Iodine deficiency Iodine is considered an essential trace mineral. The term essential means that your body does not produce it, and it must be supplied by your diet. Your body needs this essential trace mineral for the production of thyroid hormone. Inadequate or deficient iodine can result in thyroid conditions ranging from hypothyroidism to enlargement of […]

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Anemia and How It Affects the Body – Will Iron Supplements Help?

 Anemia and its Effect on the Body Anemia is a clinical condition related to the total number of red blood cells or the lack of hemoglobin in your blood. It is the most common blood disorder experienced and different types are classified based on their underlying cause. There are three main classes of anemia: Production Anemia […]

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Gluten: What is it and How does it Affect Your Body?

How Does Gluten Affect the Body What is gluten? Have you noticed that every guest on every talk show claims to follow a gluten free diet? Should you also avoid it even though you have no apparent physical problems with it? Glutens are simple proteins found primarily in cereal grains including wheat, rye, and barley. […]

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Magnesium Deficiency – How It Affects Your Body.

Magnesium Deficiency and How Supplementation Can Improve It. Magnesium deficiency is not talked about like most of the other deficiencies. We are fairly well educated on the variety of vitamins we need to stay healthy – Vitamin C, for immunity, Vitamin D for strong bones, Vitamin A for vision, etc. But we know very little about the […]

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Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome: What is it? The term metabolic syndrome is not so much a disease, as a label for a cluster of metabolic disorders that when combined, greatly increase a patient’s risk for diabetes, heart attack and stroke. The Big 5 – There are generally five disorders included, and your risks grow exponentially if more […]

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The Benefits of Chia Seeds and How to Use Them

Chia, salvia hispanica, is a member of the mint family and grows wild in Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seeds were first used by the Aztecs and Mayans as a concentrated, nutritious and fibrous food source. Your introduction to chia and chia seeds was most likely the chia pet commercials where the seeds were used to […]

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7 Dieting Tips That YOU Can Use

Dieting tips to help you achieve your goals. Losing weight and dieting are hard, right? But once you find the right combination of a healthy balanced diet and calorie burning exercises, you’ll be on the path to reaching your weight loss goals. And losing those excess inches and pounds will decrease your risk for type […]

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