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Archive for May, 2012

Maxine Fidler, ND, LAc

Posted May 31, 2012

Maxine Fidler, ND, LAc, MSAOM is a licensed Naturopathic physician and NCCAOM certified acupuncturist in Middlebury, Vermont. She believes that true health is about living well, and her passion is to help people achieve optimal health through integrating the best of conventional and alternative medicine. She joins Deborah Ray to talk about her latest e book “Blueprints for a Healthy Heart”.

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New York mayor seeks ban on sale of big sugary drinks

Posted May 31, 2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to propose a far-reaching municipal ban on sales of large-size sugary beverages by restaurants, mobile food carts, movie theaters and delis, his administration said.

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Antioxidant shows promise as treatment for certain features of autism, Stanford study finds

Posted May 31, 2012

A specific antioxidant supplement may be an effective therapy for some features of autism, according to a pilot trial from the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital that involved 31 children with the disorder.

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Tart Cherries Have the Highest Anti-Inflammatory Content of Any Food

Posted May 31, 2012

Tart cherries may help reduce chronic inflammation, especially for the millions of Americans suffering from debilitating joint pain and arthritis, according to new research from Oregon Health & Science University presented today at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM) in San Francisco, Calif.(1) In fact, the researchers suggest tart cherries have the “highest anti-inflammatory content of any food” and can help people with osteoarthritis manage their disease.

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This humble veggie may help prevent prostate cancer

Posted May 31, 2012

Eating cruciferous vegetables may help prevent prostate cancer, according to a new study. Specifically, the study shows that sulforaphane, a cruciferous vegetable-derived isothiocyanate, inhibits protein synthesis in human prostate cancer cells, which suggests that sulforaphane (SFN) may have an anticancer effect against prostate cancer.

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The Role of Nutrition in Maintaining Good Eyesight

Posted May 31, 2012

The visual system — the eyes, muscles, nerves and vision centers of the brain — is one of the most complex and highly demanding systems of the body. More than 25% of the nutrition your body absorbs goes to feed the visual system. The visual system consumes one third of all the oxygen that you take in. Metabolism in the eyes is faster than anywhere else in the body. The concentration of vitamin C and other important nutrients is higher in the healthy eye than almost anywhere else in the body.

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Green Coffee and Weight Loss

Posted May 31, 2012

We are aware that green tea has antioxidant properties. A study indicates that green coffee bean extract is helpful for those who want to get rid of their excess weight. Green coffee protects you from visceral fat accumulation by its antioxidant property.

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Exercise and a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables extends life expectancy in women in their 70s

Posted May 31, 2012

Women in their seventies who exercise and eat healthy amounts of fruits and vegetables have a longer life expectancy, according to research published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Med diet ‘definitively’ linked to quality of life, say researchers

Posted May 31, 2012

Consumption of a Mediterranean style diet is linked to improved mental and physical heath and a better quality of life, according to the findings of new

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Beat chronic back pain naturally

Posted May 31, 2012

The first thing to consider is qualifying the type of pain you’re experiencing. In many cases, back pain eases away in a few weeks. If it’s strictly muscular from straining with work or exercise, applying heat can help. It’s recommended that regular activity or exercise should continue.

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