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Archive for September, 2014:

Apples

Apples are a common and popular fruit. The crisp, white fruit features red, yellow or green skin and is a surprising member of the rose family. Apples have a sweet, tart or pleasing taste. They are frequently used for cooking, baking, and eaten raw. Common varieties include tart Granny Smith, sweet Braeburn and Fuji, and milder Red Delicious. Recent research … Read more.

Suggested Tests for Better Health

Did you know that you raise the amount of estrogen in your body by drinking from plastic water bottles, or taking birth control pills? This eventually leads to hypothyroidism. Excess amounts of the hormone have a detrimental impact on the active thyroid hormone. If the thyroid hormone is compromised, it cannot assist the cells. Thyroid binding globulin, or TBG, are … Read more.

Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Really that Bad for You?

The prevalent use of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) as the sweetener of choice among manufacturers occurred because it is cheaply derived from corn. HFCS is also sweeter and more easily produced in great quantities. There is strong evidence linking the mass appeal of HFCS in the 1980s with the start of the obesity epidemic. HFCS became more and more a … Read more.

Six Health Foods You Think Are Good for You – Think Again

Here are six health foods you think are good for you,  but really they may be causing more harm than good.   Gluten-Free Foods – For some crazy reason, people are slightly confused. If you have a gluten-free diet, this can be a great thing for your health, particularly if you suffer from exposure to gluten. However, if you consume lots of … Read more.

Acupuncture for Osteoarthritis

Do you think you may be suffering from osteoarthritis? When the cushion between your joints, or cartilage, breaks down, it is referred to as osteoarthritis. Without cushioning, bones rub against each other and stiffness, pain and loss of mobility are the result. The process is gradual, so you must remain in tune with your body and resist the tendency to rely … Read more.

What is your Gut Bacteria Telling You?

Did you know that your intestinal bacteria, and the diseases that compromise your health, are closely linked? Bacteria are microbes that fill and cover your entire body. The lot of them, along with fungi and virus, is your unique assortment called microbiome. They are a gift from you mother during birth ,and developed through your lifestyle. What is Gut Bacteria? … Read more.

Sea Vegetables

Have you had your sea vegetables today? Western cultures are just starting to appreciate the favors and nutrition of sea vegetables, or “seaweed,” as it is more commonly known. The Japanese, on the other hand, have made sea vegetables a staple of their diets for centuries. To get your daily dose, shop at health food and specialty stores, and even … Read more.

Quinoa

In recent years, many people have developed an interest in, and appetite for, quinoa. Most of the quinoa purchased and consumed in the US comes from Peru and Bolivia. Between the two countries, quinoa is an $87 million dollar business. Health Benefits Overall Nutrient Richness While quinoa may be eaten like a grain or ground into flour, it is much … Read more.