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There are good reasons why vitamin C is added to many products and why that’s often a selling point: a powerful and efficient antioxidant, vitamin C kills every virus it has come up against. Water-soluble, the body doesn’t produce vitamin C but must extract it from food. It isn’t stored in the body and so [...]

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What you eat affects everything about you: energy level, mood, how you look, and overall health. If you pay attention, you can actually notice a difference in how you feel after you eat certain foods. Caffeine is obvious. Sugar is more complex: first we feel full of energy—zippy—then we crash and feel lethargic and weak. Of [...]

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Technology and humans have a two-way action/reaction relationship. Sometimes technological capacity influences our lives and sometimes we endeavor to devise means to solve our problems using technology. Given the concerns over the quality of the air we breathe, one company has developed a small device that can measure local conditions. PerkinElmer’s “Elm” is available for groups, [...]

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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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The average human body is around 70% water. By not drinking enough water we are causing a whole raft of health problems which can all be avoided by simply increasing our water intake. When you feel thirsty it is a sign that your body is already dehydrated and many bodily functions are already at risk. [...]

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