Can Eating Meat Help You Sleep Better?

Those looking to lose excess bodyweight are advised to get enough sleep, as this helps to balance the hormonal cascade and initiates cell repair and normalization. New research is showing that a diet higher in protein not only helps with weight loss, but also improves sleep at the same time, making it twice as easy […]

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Good Nutrition Benefits Childhood Behavior and Development

Since Liu and Raine noted that positive social behavior, intelligence, and overall mental and physical well-being begins with childhood behaviors, they aimed to show that good nutrition has a positive effect on these developmental landmarks. “In the same study,” Raine said, “we’ve shown that children with positive social behavior, eight years later, they have higher […]

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Fast Food Increases Exposure to Phthalates

Phthalates are a type of additive found in many plastics used to make them more flexible and more difficult to break. These chemicals are often referred to as plasticizers. Some phthalates are used as solvents for other materials, while others are used in common products like adhesives, vinyl flooring, detergents, and waterproof clothing like raincoats. […]

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Fighting off Alzheimer’s

blueberries and Alzheimer's disease

There may be hope for clients suffering from cognitive decline from the juicy powerhouse that is the blueberry. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and flavonoids, specifically anthocyanins that have been shown to increase cognition. This has previously been observed in animals, but now is being documented in humans as well.The first of two exciting new […]

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Careful Increasing HDL cholesterol

HDL LDL Cholesterol

Usually patients with lipid profiles too high in LDL, the low-density “bad” cholesterol, and too low in HDL, the high-density “good” type, have been prescribed drugs that increase the amount of HDL cholesterol produced in the body with the goal of taking advantage of the protective effects of this waxy, fatty molecule. However, a recent […]

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Coffee May Help Prevent Skin Cancer

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Often the standard practice in many clinics is to recommend against coffee drinking. The more we study coffee and its effects, however, the more we may want to revise this plan. Research by the National Cancer Institute from late 2015 shows that there are certain types of skin cancer that are less likely to occur […]

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Eating Fish can Improve Brain Health

eating fish can improve brain health

Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to improve the health of human brains, as the presence of this type of oil seems to contribute to improved cognitive function. Some parents supplement their children’s diets for exactly this reason, as this study from the Public Library of Science shows, which included 362 healthy children. In […]

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Egg Cholesterol Found Not Harmful

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Modern medicine has suggested for over two decades that those at risk for heart attacks should reduce or eliminate eggs from their diet. The thinking was that the cholesterol in eggs was a contributing factor in arterial plaques, increasing atherosclerosis and heart disease. Further research is showing that egg consumption, and cholesterol consumption overall, does […]

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