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6 Cancer Fighting Foods That Should Be Part of Your Diet

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6 Cancer Fighting Foods That Should Be Part of Your Diet

To reduce your risk of cancer, look no further than your fridge. “All the studies on cancer and nutrition point to eating plant-based foods for their phytonutrients and other special compounds,” says Richard Béliveau, PhD, chair in the prevention and treatment of cancer at the University of Québec at Montreal and author of Foods to…
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Folic Acid Supplementation in Early Pregnancy Cuts Risk of Autism by 50%

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Folic Acid Supplementation in Early Pregnancy Cuts Risk of Autism by 50%

Every pregnant woman knows that she should take folic acid in order to reduce the risk of spina bifida (split spine) in her baby. However a new study by researchers from Norway found that pregnant women who consistently took folic acid even before getting pregnant reduced the risk of having an autistic child by as…
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How Can Children Get Enough Vitamin D in Areas with Little Sunshine?

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How Can Children Get Enough Vitamin D in Areas with Little Sunshine?

Scientists in Canada have determined that drinking cow’s milk and dietary supplementation are more important determinants of vitamin D levels in children than either skin color or exposure to sunlight. Deficiency of vitamin D during development can lead to a softening of the bones, a condition known as rickets. One of the most common childhood…
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CoQ10 and Omega-3 Linked to Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

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CoQ10 and Omega-3 Linked to Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that daily supplementation of CoQ10 and omega-3 significantly reduced the levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) by 30% and 33% respectively in a group of 504 healthy men. Since increased blood serum levels of PSA are associated with an increased incidence of prostate cancer,…
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Low Vitamin D Levels May Place Pregnant Women and Newborns at Risk of Complications

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Low Vitamin D Levels May Place Pregnant Women and Newborns at Risk of Complications

Clearly, pregnant women do not have enough to worry about. Unlike the mothers of children in the Baby Boomer generation, today’s expectant moms have to quit smoking, avoid alcohol and stop eating an ever-lengthening list of foods, from swordfish to pate and blue cheese. Now, according to the British Medical Journal, they also need to…
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DHA Supplementation During Infancy Improves Performance in Early School Years

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DHA Supplementation During Infancy Improves Performance in Early School Years

The importance of omega-3 fatty acids in brain development and in healthy brain function is well recognized1. Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), a major lipid found in the brain, is essential for healthy brain function. Low brain DHA in animals leads to impaired learning and behaviour. In human infants, DHA is essential for development of vision and…
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Keep Your Liver Healthy with Vitamin E

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Keep Your Liver Healthy with Vitamin E

Modern life takes a heavy toll on the liver. Alcohol, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, environmental toxins. Every day, we assault this vital organ with one damaging chemical after another, expecting it to process it all and detoxify our systems without complaining. Here’s a sobering thought for you. It is possible to develop cirrhosis of the…
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Infographic: 20 Calcium Rich Foods That Should be Part of Your Diet

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Infographic: 20 Calcium Rich Foods That Should be Part of Your Diet

Calcium is one of the most important nutrients for our health. Everyone knows that it helps us build strong bones and enables us to avoid osteoporosis. But this mineral does much more than that. Did you know that calcium is necessary to maintain regular heartbeat, tense and relax your muscles, and even enables your organs to receive signals from your brain? In order…
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Drink Before You Think – Drinking Water Can Improve Your Brain’s Reaction Times

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Drink Before You Think – Drinking Water Can Improve Your Brain’s Reaction Times

Being dehydrated by as little as 2% slows down the brain in tasks that need our attention1. These include immediate short-term memory and psychomotor function (movement related to mental activity). Researchers in London have studied the effects of drinking water prior to performing a battery of tests and found that responding to feelings of thirst…
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Following a Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce Your Risk of Stroke by 49%

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Following a Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce Your Risk of Stroke by 49%

It is no secret that adhering to a Mediterranean diet is good for your heart1. This idea has been reinforced by a study recently conducted in Spain in which participants were randomly allocated to one of three dietary regimes. None of the diets were calorie-controlled. The three study diets consisted of: Control diet that is…
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Relieve Symptoms of Depression Naturally with St. John’s Wort

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Relieve Symptoms of Depression Naturally with St. John’s Wort

Saint John’s wort (Hypercium perforatum) is a small perennial bush with yellow flowers that people have cultivated all over the world. You most likely have heard of Saint John’s wort supplements in reference to their use as remedy for depression. In fact, numerous scientific studies and clinical trials show that Saint John’s wort is as,…
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How to Eat Garlic with a Clear Conscience – Drink Milk

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How to Eat Garlic with a Clear Conscience – Drink Milk

Ever had one of those wonderful, spicy dinners that was so strong you had to take the following day off work because of your killer garlic breath? Next time, say scientists at Ohio State University, try drinking a glass of milk with your meal1. Volatile sulfur-containing compounds in garlic are responsible for the malodorous breath…
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