Diet Soda Damages Teeth as Badly as Smoking Crack

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Heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, a new study contends. “You look at it side-to-side with ‘meth mouth’ or ‘coke mouth,’ it is startling to see the intensity and extent of damage more or less the same,” said Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny, a professor of restorative dentistry […]

Talking About Being Old Is Important Indicator of Body Dissatisfaction

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Similar to talking about being fat, talking about being old is an important an indicator of body dissatisfaction, shows research in BioMed Central’s open access journal Journal of Eating Disorders. Body dissatisfaction is known to be correlated with, and predictive of, physical and mental health problems including binge eating, emotional eating, stress, low self-esteem, depression, […]

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food – LONG but GREAT!

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On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, […]

Why Four Workouts a Week May Be Better Than Six

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A common concern about exercise is that if you don’t do it almost every day, you won’t achieve much health benefit. But a commendable new study suggests otherwise, showing that a fairly leisurely approach to scheduling workouts may actually be more beneficial than working out almost daily. For the new study, published this month in […]

Get Up. Get Out. Don’t Sit.

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Just as we were all settling in front of the television to watch the baseball playoffs, two new studies about the perils of sitting have spoiled our viewing pleasure. The research, published in separate medical journals this month, adds to a growing scientific consensus that the more time someone spends sitting, especially in front of […]

Erectile Dysfunction Natural Support

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A report article in Prevention Magazine says: In a study by the International Journal of Impotence Research, they find that men who drink pomegranate juice for four weeks have improved scores on an E.D. assessment finding. Researchers in Turkey recently found that by eating 100g (3-l/2 oz) of pistachio nuts a day for 3 weeks, […]

Yoga and Sex Scandals: No Surprise Here

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The wholesome image of yoga took a hit in the past few weeks as a rising star of the discipline came tumbling back to earth. After accusations of sexual impropriety with female students, John Friend, the founder of Anusara, one of the world’s fastest-growing styles, told followers that he was stepping down for an indefinite […]

Exercise as Housecleaning for the Body

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When ticking off the benefits of physical activity, few of us would include intracellular housecleaning. But a new study suggests that the ability of exercise to speed the removal of garbage from inside our body’s cells may be one of its most valuable, if least visible, effects. In the new research, which was published last […]

Pharma’s “Don’t Take Vitamins” Study Diametrically Opposed by Valid Study

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I am very passionate about educating the public regarding natural health and the truisms related to knowing the choices between traditional medicine practices and naturopathic/holistic ones. Over the past couple of weeks, the media is putting out some pretty outrageous information saying that supplements or herbs are actually more harmful than helpful and to be […]

Pets Make Life Healthier for their Pet Parents

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Many of us agree that we should do everything within our power to make sure that our companion animals enjoy the best possible life. But did you know that simply by playing a role in your life, your furry kids could actually help you to be not only happier but healthier?  Of course you did. […]