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Herbal Foot Care Health

Posted September 29, 2012

As summer approaches, your feet are suddenly thrown into the limelight! Throughout the winter months, feet usually stay bundled up in comfy socks, shoes and boots (unless you are lucky enough to live in a more tropical climate) and, as a consequence, feet often become thought of “as out of sight, out of mind.” However, your feet are perhaps one of the most important parts of your body, and feet deserve a little bit of love with natural skincare whatever the season. Use this summer as you starting point to better foot health!

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Heal those Heels: Naturally

Posted August 29, 2012

Cracked heels are a painful but common problem; they are commonly referred to as heel fissures or calluses. They are unsightly as well as disturbing because they are visible in sandals and they ladder stockings.

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Vitamin A insufficiency linked to hand, foot and mouth disease

Posted July 27, 2012

Vitamin A status is associated with immunity to, and pathogenic condition of, hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) in children, say researchers whose study results show that the majority of those with the infectious disease also had vitamin A insufficiency.

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Herbal Foot Care Health

Posted July 8, 2012

As summer approaches, your feet are suddenly thrown into the limelight! Throughout the winter months, feet usually stay bundled up in comfy socks, shoes and boots (unless you are lucky enough to live in a more tropical climate) and, as a consequence, feet often become thought of “as out of sight, out of mind.” However, your feet are perhaps one of the most important parts of your body, and feet deserve a little bit of love with natural skincare whatever the season. Use this summer as you starting point to better foot health!

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Raspberries are good for your health

Posted April 30, 2012

One way to pretend its still summer all through September is to eat lots of raspberries, whose season extends into October. Its obvious why you should eat them: Theyre delicious, right? But theyre also really good for you.

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Fiber the best bet to help kids with constipation

Posted April 30, 2012

Chronic constipation, or fewer than three bowel movements a week for two or more weeks, occurs in some 3% of children in Western countries and a new study published in Pediatrics shows that most common non-drug constipation remedies provide little relief.

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Childhood diet lower in fat and higher in fiber may lower risk for chronic disease in adulthood

Posted April 30, 2012

A recent study has found that a childhood behavioral intervention to lower dietary intake of total fat and saturated fat and increase consumption of foods that are good sources of dietary fiber resulted in significantly lower fasting plasma glucose levels and lower systolic blood pressure when study participants were re-evaluated in young adulthood. The study was accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM).

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More fiber, but not necessarily less fat, good for teen diets

Posted April 30, 2012

A diet high in fiber but not necessarily one low in saturated fat or cholesterol is tied to a lower risk of heart disease and type-2 diabetes in teenagers, according to new findings from Michigan State University.

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High fiber diet may help prevent colorectal cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

A new review study published in bmj.com suggests that eating a diet high in dietary fiber particularly from cereal and whole grain products may help prevent colorectal cancer.

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Extra weight loss from dietary fibers extracted from seaweed

Posted April 30, 2012

A new research project conducted at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE), University of Copenhagen, shows that dietary fibres from brown algae boost the sensation of satiety, thereby making people eat less and lose more weight. Previous studies have shown that a fibre-rich diet makes it easier to maintain weight, and now a new PhD project documents that dietary fibres from brown algae, the so-called alginates, are excellent at creating an ‘artificial feeling of fullness’ in the stomach.

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