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Americans LOVE their coffee. It's estimated that eighty percent of all adults drink caffeine on a daily basis and of those, over half are taking it in coffee. Coffee has been studied probably more than any other beverage in recent years and the majority of conclusions are positive. Decidedly so. Coffee improves memory, combats diabetes, [...]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 600,000 people in the United States die each year from heart disease and related heart conditions.[1] Luckily, there are many warning signs to alert of a heart attack--these are the most common: Before a heart attack occurs, most people will experience profuse, cold sweating without [...]

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Acne is an uncomfortable embarrassment most of us seek to avoid. From birth into our 50's, we can all suffer acne breakouts that may lead to painful sores, cystic infections, and scaring. There are many factors that lead to acne breakouts, including but not limited to stress, certain foods, lackadaisical hygiene, contact with certain chemicals, [...]

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Blackberries are so much more than a dessert fruit staple. Not only are they able to help keep you looking younger, but they can also protect your skin from the sun's UVA/UVB (ultraviolet) damage. It is the anthocyanocides and polyphenols, two types of antioxidants, that help to halt the aging process by fighting free radicals. And [...]

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We hear about new diets all the time and each sort of sounds good at the beginning but after a while most of them fall by the wayside. When scientific research supports a diet regimen, however, credence is given and we can look a little further. A new study published in the Annals of Internal [...]

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According to statistical information obtained from the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 3,442 heat related deaths were reported during 1999-2003. [1] Someone can have a heatstroke from exposure to high temperatures and it is most often combined with dehydration. The medical definition of heatstroke is when the core temperature of the human body is greater [...]

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The Farmer's what? Almanac? What's that? With all the information of the world so readily available, sometimes it's difficult to find exactly what you're looking for. Such was the experience of Rory Aronson, a mechanical engineer and social entrepreneur. He has an avid interest in farming, having designed the FarmBot, an automated farming machine that [...]

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Organic sweet potatoes are relatively cheap considering the amount of goodness they contain. They contain high levels of vitamin B6, which is needed to help keep homocysteine levels low within our body. High homocysteine levels has been linked to heart attacks and other degenerative diseases. Sweet potatoes are also a good source of cold and [...]

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