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Smart Summertime Grilling Tips

Picnics and barbecues are a summertime ritual for many, but did you know that you can increase your risk of cancer from grilling? Grilling meat at high temperatures produces cancer-causing compounds called heterocyclic amines (HCAs). And when fats drip onto hot coals or heating elements, additional…

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Vitamin A Helps to Protect Against Melanoma

As summer approaches, skin cancer public health awareness campaigns are reminding us to wear sunscreen and cover up with a hat and long sleeves. Now, a new study shows that to protect yourself from melanoma—the most serious form of skin cancer—you should also consider taking vitamin A.…

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Three Characteristics of Type 2 Diabetes

While type 2 diabetes can sneak up on you, there are three type 2 diabetes symptoms you should be aware of: * Diabetes and weight go hand-in-hand. The vast majority of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight, with the distribution of weight most commonly in the abdominal area. Excess weight is…

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Reversing Type 2 Diabetes: Baked Salmon Dijon

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for good health and salmon is one of the best sources of these healthy fats, especially in you’re interested in reversing type 2 diabetes. Better yet, this diabetic recipe for dinner is tasty and easy to prepare. You can find this and other delicious recipes…

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How to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

Last week, I told you about recent research linking higher blood sugar levels with cognitive impairment. While taking steps to manage your blood sugar is important, there are other ways you can ward off memory loss—and the sooner you start the better. Here is what I recommend. * Exercise…

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Are You Protecting Your Vision?

Take this quiz to see how you’re doing: 1. Do you eat at least five servings of vegetables and fruits each day? Plant foods are powerhouses of protective nutrients that help prevent degenerative eye diseases. 2. Do you include several weekly servings of spinach, collard greens, and other leafy…

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GABA: A Natural Anxiety Treatment

Before we know it, the holiday season will be upon us. While most of us look forward to reconnecting with friends and loved ones—or even the excitement in the air from holiday music and specials—it’s also a time of year when stress piles up and the search for natural anxiety…

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Little-Known Uses for Lemons

When life hands you lemons, lemonade is always an option—though water with a twist of lemon is a lower-calorie, healthier beverage choice. But there are several health benefits of lemons that you may not be aware of, as well as an abundance of other little-known uses for lemons. Uses for…

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Manage Blood Sugar With Two Sweeteners

By far, the best sweeteners—especially if you’re trying to manage blood sugar—are the natural ones. Topping the list is stevia. This herb has been used for over 1,500 years in South America and continues to boast worldwide popularity. It is calorie-free and does not affect blood…

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Vitamin E for Diabetes

Several studies have found that, compared to other drugs, Avandia (a popular drug prescribed to patients with diabetes) increases risk of heart failure by 60 percent, heart attack by 40 percent, and death in patients age 65 and over by 30 percent. We’ve known for some time that this drug is…

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5 Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

There’s no question that there's an obesity epidemic in America. More than half of the women, almost two-thirds of the men, and a quarter of the children in our country are overweight, giving us the dubious distinction of being the fattest country on the planet. How did we get so out of…

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Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

It’s no secret that heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. But did you know that most of these fatalities occur without warning in individuals who are seemingly healthy? Sudden cardiac death kills approximately 325,000 Americans every year and claims more lives…

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Could Quitting Smoking Cause You to Develop Type 2 Diabetes?

We all know that smoking is bad for your health. But a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine just might have you wondering about that, at least at first glance. According to researchers, a review of 10,000 smokers found that the risk of type 2 diabetes actually went up when people quit…

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Natural Treatments for Dry Eyes

According to Voltaire, tears may be “the silent language of grief,” but they’re also your eyes’ natural, protective lubricant. Unfortunately, millions of people have a condition called dry eye syndrome (also known simply as dry eyes) that is marked by problems with tear…

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How to Guarantee A Happy New Year

As the ball drops in Times Square this New Year’s Eve, you can ensure an even brighter new year with one simple secret—think like an optimist. Like nutritious food, pure water, and exercise, a positive outlook on life keeps you healthy. Though scientists aren't sure exactly how…

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6 Reasons to Give Dark Chocolate This Valentine's Day

Today is Valentine’s Day, which means cards, flowers, and of course the traditional box of chocolates. If you make that dark chocolate, you’re not only giving a gift that’s from the heart, you’re also giving a gift that’s heart-healthy. Let's take a closer look at…

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Help for Gallstones

As many as 10 to 15 percent of us harbor gallstones—hard, small objects that form in the gallbladder from cholesterol, bile salts, and calcium. Most people who have them experience no symptoms. However, when gallstones block the flow of bile, they can cause pain, sometimes excruciating, on the…

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