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Medical marijuana laws reduced alcohol consumption

SAM COMMENT > Look for the liquor, beer and wine industries to be lobbying against the passage of laws making marijuana possession and use legal. They of course are well aware of alcohol sales, yet they represented to lawmakers and to the public that alcohol plus other drug usage would increase if marijuana became legal. Marijuana […]

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Potassium is critical to circadian rhythms in human red blood cells

An innovative new study from the University of Surrey and Cambridge’s MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, has uncovered the secrets of the circadian rhythms in red blood cells and identified potassium as the key to unravelling the mystery. Red blood cells, similar to other cells in the body, […]

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Benefits of Taurine

 The Forgotten Longevity Benefits of Taurine By Ian Macleavy The Japanese have a life expectancy that is among the highest in the world. In fact, Okinawa, Japan’s famous “Island of Longevity,” likely has the world’s highest percentage of people over 100 years old.1 Undoubtedly, there are many factors that play into the life spans of […]

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Memory Loss Caused by Over-the-Counter Medication

How Memory Loss Can Be Caused by Over-the-Counter Medication June 13, 2016 Alissa Sauer Some common medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, have a certain property that can contribute to memory loss and mild cognitive impairment. Learn more about these drugs, how they may accelerate cognitive decline, and what to do if you or a loved one […]

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How Fast Food Cues Can Lead You to Overeat

  TUESDAY, Nov. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Before heading out to shop this holiday season, steel yourself for an onslaught of tempting aromas that might lure you into a fast-food restaurant. Latest Diet & Weight Management News How Fast-Food Cues Can Lead You to Overeat A Pantry Makeover for a Healthier Diet It’s the […]

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How losing weight affects your body and brain

Special thanks to John Gunstad, Professor with the Department of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University, for speaking with us about his cutting-edge research on how losing weight affects brain function. Following is a transcript of the video. Here’s what losing weight does to your body and brain. During the first week you may find it […]

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Should women shave their face? Here’s why some beauty experts vote yes VIDEO

Could shaving your face become as unisex as owning a razor? That’s what a popular beauty blogger advocates recently (and a New York Times trend piece once posed, spotlighting women who openly admit to doing this stereotypically male grooming habit). New trend: Women shaving their faces The Times spoke to women, like celebrity facialist Kate […]

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Melatonin Dosage, Melatonin Benefits & Melatonin Cautions

For millions of people, melatonin might be the answer to avoiding another terrible slumber. We know that sleep is highly important to maintaining the health of the entire body and warding off acute and chronic health issues. But what is melatonin? It’s actually a hormone that is responsible for setting our sleep-wake cycle, so long as you have the proper […]

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Water and Salt – Balanced Intake Are Essential for Health and Hydration

Water and salt regulate the water content in the body. Drinking water without adequate salt and potassium intake will not correct chronic dehydration. Refined salt contains additives, such as 0.01% of potassium-iodide (added to help prevent thyroid disease), sugar (added to stabilize iodine and prevent clumping), and aluminum silicate. Water and Salt – Balanced Intake […]

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Megaloblastic Anemia: Causes, Symptoms & Diagnosis

Megaloblastic anemia is a blood disorder marked by the appearance of very large red blood cells that crowd out healthy cells, causing anemia. Megaloblastic Anemia Highlights Megaloblastic anemia occurs when your body produces red blood cells that are larger than normal and you have a low red blood cell count. The most common symptom of […]

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7 Wonderful Oregano Benefits 

  7 Wonderful Oregano Benefits  Some of the most impressive and important health benefits of oregano include its ability to protect the immune system, prevent the onset of chronic disease, improve digestion, detoxify the body, strengthen the bones, improve heart health, increase energy levels, and even protect against diabetes. Oregano Oregano is a popular herb that many people think of as […]

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Ginger Root for Migraines 

  Ginger Root for Migraines Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on June 22nd, 2017 Many successful herbal treatments start like this: Some doctor learns that some plant has been used in some ancient medical tradition, like ginger for headaches. Well, the physician has patients with headaches and so tries advising one with migraines to give it a […]

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Sushi Worm Parasite

Sushi Worm Parasite Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on June 20th, 2017 There was a report recently of a woman in San Francisco suffering from gnathostomiasis. I had learned about the disease while I was in medical school, but never actually saw a case. Evidently, it’s now on the rise. Clinically, the disease commonly presents as “migratory cutaneous swelling” […]

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Alzheimer’s: Extra virgin olive oil staves off disease, new study shows

Temple University research shows extra-virgin olive oil protects against memory loss, preserves the ability to learn and reduces conditions associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the college’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine found mice with EVOO-enriched diets had better memories and learning abilities compared to the rodents who didn’t eat the oil. The real effect […]

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Plant versus Animal Iron 

Plant versus Animal Iron Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on June 15th, 2017 It is commonly thought that those who eat plant-based diets may be more prone to iron deficiency, but it turns out that they’re no more likely to suffer from iron deficiency anemia than anybody else. This may be because not only do those eating […]

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Even moderate drinking linked to changes in brain structure

By Kate Kelland | LONDON Drinking even moderate amounts of alcohol is linked to changes in brain structure and an increased risk of worsening brain function, scientists said on Tuesday. In a 30-year study that looked at the brains of 550 middle-aged heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers and teetotallers, the researchers found people drank more alcohol had a greater […]

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13 Amazing Benefits of Manganese 

13 Amazing Benefits Of Manganese Some of the health benefits of manganese include a benefit to healthy bone structure, bone metabolism, and helping to create essential enzymes for building bones. It also acts as a co-enzyme to assist metabolic activity in the human body. Apart from these, there are other health benefits of manganese including the […]

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Best Foods for Acid Reflux

Best Foods for Acid Reflux Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on May 23rd, 2017 Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common disorders of the digestive tract. The two most typical symptoms are heartburn and regurgitation of stomach contents into the back of the throat, but GERD is not just burning pain and a sour […]

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How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day?

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day? Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on May 25th, 2017 More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” What does […]

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How harmful are processed foods?

The average American eats around 130 pounds of wheat flour per year, and around 65 pounds of added sugar. This begs the question: how bad are processed food for your health? Now this is a trick question, we’ll just say that up front. But it’s also a very important question. Humans have processed their foods for thousands […]

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Tool: BMI calculator – Mayo Clinic

Check your body mass index here. It’s easy to use. Know your stats. BMI calculator — Use this tool to calculate adult or child BMI. Finish reading: Tool: BMI calculator – Mayo Clinic  

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Why the War on Salt Is Dangerous

  Evidence shows having the correct potassium to sodium balance influences risk for hypertension and heart disease to a far greater extent than high sodium alone. By Dr. Mercola The theory that salt is bad for you and contributes to high blood pressure and heart disease is an idea that has become more or less […]

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Monk Fruit vs. Stevia: Pros and Cons

  Monk fruit and stevia are the latest buzz-worthy candidates for your morning cup of coffee or tea. Both have pros and cons, but is one better for you? What is a monk fruit? Monk fruit is a small, green gourd that resembles a melon. It’s grown in Southeast Asia. The fruit was first used […]

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Health Benefits and Side Effects of Turmeric vs Curcumin : Waking Times

  Turmeric and curcumin have many health benefits but pay attention to their differences and side effects. Health Benefits and Side Effects of Turmeric vs Curcumin Deane Alban, Contributor Waking Times Turmeric and curcumin have many health benefits but pay attention to their differences and side effects. Learn if they work better as food or supplements … Historically […]

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What Is Fenugreek Good For? – Mercola.com

Fenugreek Fun Facts Being one of the spices used by ancient Egyptians in their embalming ceremonies, prolonged ingestion of fenugreek is widely noted for its ability to change the odor of perspiration and urine to smell like maple syrup. Summary An ancient herb from Asia and Southern Europe, fenugreek leaves and seeds are loaded with […]

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HUNGER AND CRAVINGS

Boy, do I love a fat slice of pizza or three. When that meaty, cheesy, tomatoey aroma hits my nostrils and I see that greasy cardboard box open and reveal those glistening triangular slices, I know I’m going to have a hard time controlling myself. Put me in front of an unlimited supply and I […]

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Organic versus Conventional: Which has More Nutrients? 

  Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM on April 13th, 2017 Are organic foods safer and healthier than conventional alternatives? Those are two separate questions. Some consumers are interested in getting more nutrients; others are more concerned about getting fewer pesticides. Let’s do nutrition first. As seen in my video, Are Organic Foods More Nutritious?, hundreds of studies have […]

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How to Track Weight-Loss Progress Without a Scale 

Unfortunately, the metric we’ve been relying on for decades — numbers on a scale — isn’t always indicative of the progress you’re making in your weight-loss journey. In fact, some really powerful transformations that appear to be slim downs involve very few pounds lost — some even have gained weight! Here are some little victories to keep an eye […]

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Here’s What a Doctor Has to Say About All That Protein You’re Eating

Though some research does suggest that high-protein diets lead to weight loss in the short term, the greater body of evidence indicates that in the long term, these diets may do more harm than good.

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High Polyphenols Foods

Know Your High Polyphenol Foods & Polyphenol Sources A principle of the Gene Smart Anti Inflammatory Diet & Exercise Program is to increase polyphenols. This is one of the most delicious aspects of the Gene Smart Program!  You can find high polyphenol foods among popular fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, red wine, tea, and even in herbs, spices […]

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Can Pink Noise Help You Sleep?

Soothing pink noise, which sounds similar to rushing water, has a notable influence on sleep quality and may also improve your brain health. By Dr. Mercola You probably don’t think of noise in terms of colors, but there is a rainbow of noise out there — from the familiar white noise that occurs when a […]

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The All-Vegan Impossible Burger Will Be Everywhere Soon 

  From One Green Planet: The Impossible Burger has just opened a new production facility. Welcome to the future of food. Since the Impossible Burger’s debut on the meat-centric menu of restaurateur David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi, Impossible Foods’ premier product has continued to gain momentum. Every day, hungry customers would line up outside Momofuku Nishi waiting to get a taste of […]

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A Point Of A Hundred Diseases

TSOF take on this: I didn’t know that we all have 100 diseases in our bodies waiting to be cured by a push and rub button located beneath our knee caps between two long leg bones. Or, if we push and rub in a certain way, at certain times it will prevent what may not […]

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How to Change Your Life Through Habits

How to successfully engineer your habits to begin changing your life.   How I’ve Begun Changing My Life, One Habit at a Time Written by Matt Frazier I’m not a big movie guy, but I liked Limitless. In it, Bradley Cooper’s character discovers a drug called NZT which allows him to access 100% of his brain, giving […]

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PLANT SOURCES FOR NON-HEME IRON

Eat vitamin C foods with non-heme iron foods for more efficient absorption. http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/iron.php What Every Vegetarian Needs To Know about Iron: http://www.nomeatathlete.com/iron-for-vegetarians/  

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http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html Find out how many calories you need to consume daily for your weight loss goal.

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People are calling for this ‘sexist’ and ‘degrading’ advert to be removed

“Degrading” Saint Laurent Campaign Under Fire by French Ad Watchdog  Kristina Rodulfo, Elle From ELLE France’s advertising watchdog, the Autorité de Régulation Professionnelle de la Publicité (ARPP), has called on Saint Laurent to modify two ads from its spring 2017 campaign for being “degrading” to women. The two photos in question feature a woman in roller skates and […]

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Tom Brady of New England Patriots backs vegan meal delivery

Tom Brady endorses meal subscription service Mar 7, 2017 by Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer In the past year, Tom Brady has put his name on workout equipment, a cookbook and bags of nuts. Now he’s entering the prepared-meal subscription business. Plant-based meal company Purple Carrot of Massachusetts announced Tuesday a partnership with the New England Patriots quarterback, unveiling a […]

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Hibiscus Tea

Written By Jon Yaneff, CNP from Doctor’s Health Press Hibiscus tea benefits your health in many ways. It helps lower high blood pressure, control blood sugar, lower bad cholesterol, reduce depression and many more. Hibiscus Tea: Overview The other day, I was relaxing by the pool in my favorite outdoor recliner. I had my sunglasses on and […]

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How to Lower Blood Pressure with Hibiscus Tea – The People’s Pharmacy

Hibiscus tea (made from Hibiscus flowers) is tart and many people find it pleasant. There is now scientific evidence that it can lower blood pressure. Blood pressure control is essential to maintain good kidney health and reduce the possibility of a stroke or heart attack. But it can be difficult to find blood pressure medication […]