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Eating red, processed meat: What scientists say

Posted March 7, 2014

Recent reports warn about a link between eating red and processed meat and the risk of developing cancer in the gut. These reports have resulted in new nutritional recommendations that advise people to limit their intake of red and processed meats. A recent perspective paper, authored by 23 scientists, underlines the uncertainties in the scientific evidence and points to further research needed to resolve these issues and improve the foundation for future recommendations on the intake of red meat.

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Studies show many health benefits from eating fermented foods

Posted February 26, 2014

Although the human body is made up of 10 times as many bacteria as human cells, mainstream medicine and an unsuspecting public continue to kill off the bacteria that make up their body indiscriminately through the use of antibiotics and antibacterial products. Meanwhile, studies show that many of the health issues being faced by our modern society are being created by damage caused to our internal flora. At the same time other studies along with human experience are showing the health benefits that come from undoing that damage through the consumption of fermented foods.

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Eating and sleeping well hold keys to a longer life

Posted February 5, 2014

Good sleep patterns can help men live longer – but women will only benefit if they also have a diverse diet, a new study shows. The Monash University-led collaborative study found that women who ate a varied diet that included sources rich in vitamin B6 could still live long lives despite poor sleep habits.

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A new treatment for eating disorders that do not respond to standard therapies

Posted February 3, 2014

A new therapy, based on neuropsychological functioning, has been tested in patients with severe or enduring eating disorders and is presented in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (P&P).

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Eating and sleeping well hold keys to a longer life

Posted January 31, 2014

Good sleep patterns can help men live longer – but women will only benefit if they also have a diverse diet, a new study shows. The Monash University-led collaborative study found that women who ate a varied diet that included sources rich in vitamin B6 could still live long lives despite poor sleep habits.

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Americans eating a little less, a little better, study finds

Posted January 17, 2014

Americans are eating a bit less, dining out fewer times and consuming slightly healthier food, the US Department of Agriculture said in a study released Thursday, calling the finding “encouraging.”

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Here’s The Easiest Way to Lower Heart Disease Risk by 25%

Posted January 9, 2014

The report explains that men who reported that they skipped breakfast had a higher risk of heart attack or death from coronary artery disease. The scientists determined that timing of meals, ranging from missing a meal in the morning to eating a meal very late at night, may cause adverse metabolic effects that lead to heart disease.

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Slower-paced meal reduces hunger but affects calorie consumption differently

Posted December 30, 2013

Obesity rates in the United States increased from 14.5% of the population in 1971-1974 to 35.9% of the population in 2009-2010. It’s believed that one contributing factor to expanding waistlines is the reported increase in energy intake. Research suggests that the ability to control energy intake may be affected by the speed at which we eat, and a high eating rate may impair the relationship between the sensory signals and processes that regulate how much we eat.

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Holiday eating tips: What to avoid and when to indulge

Posted December 25, 2013

We’re into the thick of holiday parties, celebrations, get togethers – you name it – it’s non-stop opportunities for eating. There’s food everywhere we go and of course – it’s the stuff that comes out only once a year. Hey – let’s face it – the holidays are a reason to eat, we can justify anything because it’s a special occasion. This year can be different – knowing is half the battle. We are going to focus on the worst holiday foods when it comes to calories and fat.

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Study: Eating More Nuts Improves Mortality and Reduces Cancer Risk

Posted December 2, 2013

In the largest study of its kind, researchers found that eating nuts, including almonds, was associated with a 20% reduction in total mortality, independent of other predictors for death. Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, this new epidemiological study examined the relationship between consumption of nuts and mortality, finding that eating more servings of nuts each week was associated with lower causes of death due to cancer, heart disease and respiratory disease.

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