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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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Unlock the Secret to Longevity: The Health Benefits of Green Tea

Japanese tea ceremony

Unlock the Secret to Longevity: The Health Benefits of Green Tea

With the growing popularity of green tea, you might dismiss this tasty brew as just another fad. The truth of the matter is that there is scientific evidence that green tea actually does help prevent cardiovascular disease and slow the progression of certain types of cancer. What substances give green tea its health promoting qualities?…
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Add Flavor to Your Life with the Many Benefits of Basil

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Add Flavor to Your Life with the Many Benefits of Basil

When you think of basil, maybe an image of rich aromatic tomato and zesty pesto with pasta dishes come to mind, since this Mediterranean herb is a staple of Italian cooking. Something that you might not know, however, is that practitioners of native Tamil traditional medicine and ayurvedic medical treatments1, which originated on the Indian…
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Diet Rich in Omega-3 Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer by 33%

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Diet Rich in Omega-3 Reduces Risk of Breast Cancer by 33%

Scientists in Canada have just reported unequivocal experimental evidence that omega-3 can fight breast cancer. Dr David Ma and his colleagues at the University of Guelph in Ontario1 conducted an experiment involving laboratory mice. A group of the mice were fed omega-3s in the diet. These mice displayed a 33% reduction in the number of…
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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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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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Feeling Stressed? Take a Multivitamin

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Feeling Stressed? Take a Multivitamin

Scientists in Australia and the United Kingdom have recently published the results of a randomized controlled clinical trial indicating that dietary supplementation with a multivitamin may improve mood and general well-being in healthy young adults1. A population of 138 adults between the ages of 20 and 50 were given a multivitamin supplement containing high levels…
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Infographic: 68% of U.S. Adults Take Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional Supplements Survey

Infographic: 68% of U.S. Adults Take Nutritional Supplements

If you are taking supplements on a daily basis, you are not alone. In the past four years, the annual survey by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) showed a steady increase in the number of people taking nutritional supplements. Since 2009, these numbers have gradually increased by 3% to reach 68%. This online survey…
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New Help for Asthma Sufferers – Can Ginger Help You Breathe Easier?

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New Help for Asthma Sufferers – Can Ginger Help You Breathe Easier?

Asthmatics have a hard time being happy. Spring and summer bring pollen, pollution, coughs, wheezes and sneezes. Winter time is a drag because low temperatures and rainy weather bring the same thing. For only a few short weeks of the year, people with asthma enjoy having nothing to complain about. In addition to being a…
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Lycopene – The Secret Ingredient That Can Prolong Your Life

tomato sauce with raw spaghetti

Lycopene – The Secret Ingredient That Can Prolong Your Life

If you want to forestall the signs of aging and prevent chronic health problems like cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and heart disease, you could move to Italy, where the standard diet includes regular consumption of processed tomato-based pasta sauces. Alternatively, you could stay right where you are and incorporate plenty of processed tomatoes in your diet….
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