Diet and Nutrition

The endocrine system produces and regulates hormones in the body, telling other systems of the body what to do. From brain function to reproduction, hormones are the chemical messengers that manage metabolism, growth, heart rate, and virtually every other bodily function. In modern North America, our endocrine systems are under attack by diet, environment, and [...]

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Some people assert that “organic” foods are a marketing ploy--they cost more but there is no other difference between these and conventionally-grown plants. A report released by Newcastle University in the United Kingdom--the largest of its kind--reviewed 343 studies and concluded that, in short, organics are more nutritious than non-organic grains, fruits, and vegetables--and are [...]

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Popcorn made in those microwave bags with the shiny silver insides are a very popular snack but recent health concerns have come to light that have health experts worried. Here’s three microwave popcorn health risks and three good reasons to switch to healthier alternatives such as nuts, or at the very least make your own popcorn [...]

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Making healthy eating choices is more difficult than ever. The concerned shopper faces many challenges including genetically engineered ingredients, preservatives, artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners, to name a few. Busy lifestyles take a toll on the amount of time people have to cook for themselves and their families. Convenience items, restaurants, and take-out have become [...]

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No one can deny there is an ongoing obesity epidemic in North America. Finally, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows a definitive connection between high sugar intake and cardiovascular disease mortality [1]. In other words, sugar will kill you—even the doctors now say so. And it’s not limited to [...]

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