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“Nuts” to Hyperbolic Health Headlines

Every so often, you hear about this study or that touting the health benefits of this food or that. The headlines are catchy and often seem unambiguous. For instance, consider these that came in the wake of recent research on nut consumption: Eat Nuts Every Day to Cut Heart and Cancer Risk Eating a Handful […]

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How You Age Is in Your Hands

As we get older, most of us tend to worry about how aging may affect our bodies and health. But a new study in Aging Cell suggests that worry might be misplaced. While it’s easy to think that aging predisposes you to disabilities and chronic health issues, the truth is, we all age differently. Time […]

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Does the Mediterranean Diet Offer New Hope for ADHD?

By now we’re all familiar with the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A lack of attention, concentration, memory, motivation, and applied effort are all common traits that can short-circuit a child, teen or adult’s executive functioning skills. Often, ADHD affects one’s ability to learn from mistakes, control impulses, and develop appropriate social skills. Unfortunately, the […]

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Easing OA Pain with Glucosamine & Chondroitin

If you have osteoarthritis (OA), you may be taking glucosamine and chondroitin supplements to help ease the pain, swelling, and stiffness – perhaps on your own, perhaps on a doctor’s recommendation. It’s common treatment that many will swear by. So what to make of new research that says, “Not so fast, Charlie”? A study recently […]

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What’s the Safest Seafood to Eat?

The FDA recently released it’s “final advice” on which fish to eat and which to avoid. It’s not much different than in previous years – save a new attempt to make the info more accessible. All good, right? Not according to The Center for Science in the Public Interest, (CSPI), a nonprofit advocacy group. CSPI […]

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8 Things You Need to Know About Bone Broth & Your Health

As a person interested in health, you’ve probably heard about bone broth by now. Many traditional cultures use it as a healing agent. Some consider it an almost magical elixir. A quick look at the benefits attributed to it may have you wanting to gulp the stuff daily. It may repair leaky gut syndrome.The gelatin […]

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Improve Your Oral Health with One Lifestyle Change

With 2016 now a memory, you might be thinking of improvements to make in this new year. And if one of those involves your oral health, we’ve got some good news for you. You may be able to do wonders for your mouth with just one lifestyle change. Now, we’ve all been told at one […]

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Keeping Dental Mercury Out of Our Environment

There’s even more good news from the fight for a mercury-free future. Here in the US, the Environmental Protection Agency has at last finalized standards to limit mercury pollution from dental offices. The new rule will require all offices that place or remove amalgam to Install amalgam separators that meet EPA standards or replace any […]

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A Big Step Away from Mercury Amalgam

There once was a time when nearly all dentists made their “silver” fillings with mercury amalgam. Today, about half of all US dentists are mercury-free. Several countries around the world have already banned or are phasing down use of this toxic material. And now, the European Union as a whole has agreed to a partial […]

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The New Vital Sign? Your Level of Aerobic Fitness

You know the usual list of cardiovascular risk factors – smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic stress, gum disease, and the like. Now the American Heart Association (AHA) is charting a new course in the prevention of heart disease. In a new scientific statement, the AHA says that aerobic fitness should be considered a […]

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