Effects of Binge Eating

Binge eating, formally known as binge eating disorder, is the most common eating disorder in the United States according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. BED should not be confused with bulimia, a separate eating disorder that involves binging followed by purging, inducing vomiting or taking laxatives to counter the […]

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5 Best Cheeses for A Healthy Diet

Cheese is typically high in saturated fat and calories, eating too much will often lead to weight gain. But cheese is a rich source of calcium, a key nutrient for healthy bones and teeth, blood clotting, wound healing, and normal blood pressure. A single ounce of cheese provides 20 percent of your daily requirement of […]

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The DASH Diet Explained

What is the DASH diet? DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. It is the diet most often recommended by physicians and nutritionists to help control hypertension. The DASH diet simply includes foods that have been shown to lower high blood pressure while eliminating foods known to contribute to high blood pressure, primarily salt […]

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Health Benefits of Nuts

When most people think of “healthy” foods, they often think of fruits and vegetables. Many people do not realize that nuts also offer a variety of health benefits. Nuts are one of the most nutritionally dense foods available. They are high in protein, high in fiber and high in healthy fatty acids you need to […]

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How Salt Affects Your Diet                  

Many of the foods you crave are either sweet or salty. In the distant past, before packaged and processed foods, salt was a valuable commodity as it was important to add salt to foods to replace the salt (sodium) lost through sweating and urination. Too little sodium in your blood can cause dangerously low blood […]

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Food Allergies

It is estimated that as many as 1 in every 6 people is sensitive to specific foods, and that 1 in 10 children and 1 in 20 adults suffer from true, life threatening food allergies. Yet, 25 years ago, no one had ever heard of food allergies. Food allergies are on the rise in all […]

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10 Healing Plants and Their Use

Long before traditional medicines, plants and herbs were used for healing and personal empowerment. Many of these medicinal plants and herbs can be grown in your garden, and they make for a beautiful garden. Here are ten healing plants that you may consider for natural healing: Peppermint – Peppermint is available as leaves, capsules and […]

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The Truth About Plastic Containers

Plastic and plastic containers are an unavoidable part of modern living. Plastic containers are convenient, portable, lightweight and as plastic does not shatter, plastic is often considered safer than glass when used in baby bottles and drink containers. However, not all plastics are safe or healthy and many may release toxic chemicals including BPA, BPS, […]

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How the Health Insurance Industry is Controlling Our Health Care

Healthcare in the U.S. costs nearly twice that of any other developed country. To understand this imbalance, it is important to review the history of the health insurance industry. Between 1900 and the 1940s, rural physicians were rare, but competition between urban doctors was fierce. To reduce competition and increase profits, physicians banded together in […]

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Health Risks of Processed Foods

Processed foods are any foods that have been altered, packaged or preserved for convenience. Typical examples include a frozen dinner, luncheon meat, canned soup or your breakfast cereal. Any food that is delivered to your table from a box, can, bag or carton has been processed and modified to extend its shelf life, often resulting […]

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