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Sep 17 2014

How to Reduce Your Mercury Exposure From Seafood - Consumer Reports

How to Reduce Your Mercury Exposure From Seafood – Consumer Reports

This site has a great calculator for you to see levels in different types of fish, per ounce. How to reduce your mercury exposure from seafood

Will eating grilled swordfish or tuna sushi expose you to too much mercury? Find out by using the Got Mercury? calculator, provided by Turtle Island Restoration Network. Just enter your body weight, along with the type and amount of fish or shellfish…

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Sep 16 2014

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States today, accounting for direct and indirect costs of more than $190.3 billion each year, and the American Heart Association forecasts that these costs will increase by a minimum of 200 percent over the next 20 years.

Magnesium is essential to the proper functioning of the body. This master mineral is a necessary ingredient for…

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Sep 15 2014

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t : The Salt : NPR

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t : The Salt : NPR

Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn’t

by RAE ELLEN BICHELL

To refrigerate or not to refrigerate? It boils down to bacteria, aesthetics and how much energy you’re willing to use. Go in search of eggs in most foreign countries and you might encounter a strange scene: eggs on a shelf or out in the open air, nowhere near a refrigerator.Shock and confusion may ensue. What are…

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Sep 14 2014

Drink Soda? Take 12,000 Steps - NYTimes.com

Drink Soda? Take 12,000 Steps – NYTimes.com

Drink Soda? Take 12,000 Steps

Gretchen Reynolds on the science of fitness.People who consume the sweetener fructose — which is most people nowadays — risk developing a variety of health problems. But the risk drops substantially if those people get up and move around, even if they don’t formally exercise, two new studies found.

Most of us have heard that ingesting fructose, usually in the form…

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Sep 06 2014

A Call for a Low-Carb Diet - NYTimes.com

A Call for a Low-Carb Diet – NYTimes.com

People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows.

The findings are unlikely to be the final salvo in what has been a long and often contentious debate about what foods are best to eat for weight loss and…

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Sep 05 2014

Early Antibiotics Change Gut Microbes, Fuel Obesity – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

Early Antibiotics Change Gut Microbes, Fuel Obesity – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

by Ed Yong

What’s the short version?

There are tens of trillions of microbes in our guts, which are important for our digestion and our health. The antibiotics that we take to kill off disease-causing bacteria also indiscriminately nuke these beneficial bugs. Now, a new set of experiments in mice have shown that low, regular doses of antibiotics at an early age can disrupt these microbe…

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Sep 04 2014
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7 Common Foods That Spoil Sooner Than You Think | Women’s Health Magazine

Certain foods you think last forever may actually lose valuable nutrients during the months they linger in your pantry.

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Sep 03 2014

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks : The Salt : NPR

Seeking Proof For Why We Feel Terrible After Too Many Drinks : The Salt : NPR

Really interesting article. Click through to read more

On a hangover being an inflammatory response

[Scientists] finally have a survey instrument that they can give somebody and assess, “You have a Level 9 hangover, and you have a Level 7 hangover,” and they finally started to see that overlap with both migraine and also an inflammatory response, so the kind of thing you would have if you had the…

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Sep 02 2014

Can Lollipops Keep Nausea Away? - WSJ

Can Lollipops Keep Nausea Away? – WSJ

I use similar ginger candies. Got me through some terribly long car rides.

The Ache: Whether from morning sickness, chemotherapy or a bad trip in a car or a boat, nausea is a common complaint.

The Claim: Lollipops in flavors such as green apple or ginger, or infused with a vitamin, can settle the stomach and keep the queasy feeling at bay.

The Verdict: While the lollipops haven’t been tested in a…

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Aug 29 2014

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese : The Salt : NPR

Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese : The Salt : NPR

The unique browning patterns on mozzarella come from the way it bubbles, James says. Since it’s made by repeatedly stretching and molding fresh curds, “mozzarella has a lot of elasticity,” she explains. “If you look at it under a microscope, you see it has these channels of fat surrounded by protein.”

In the oven, the water in the cheese evaporates to create of steam, which causes it to bubble.…

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Aug 15 2014
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Relearning How to Eat Fish – NYTimes.com

On a recent weeklong cruise along the shores of southeast Alaska, the dining room menu included wild salmon, Dungeness crab and sablefish.

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Aug 14 2014

Obese preschoolers already show signs of health problems | Fox News

Obese preschoolers already show signs of health problems | Fox News

Obese preschoolers already show signs of health problems | Fox News

Some overweight and obese preschoolers may already have risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, a new study from Italy suggests.

The study involved more than 5,700 healthy children ages 2 to 6 who visited pediatricians in Rome between 2011 and 2012. Of these children, about 600 (about 10 percent) had become overweight or obese within the last year, and the researchers ran detailed blood…

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Aug 13 2014

Lower meat consumption will help water scarcity issues, say researchers

Lower meat consumption will help water scarcity issues, say researchers

According to the new study, reducing use of animal products can have a considerable impact on areas suffering scarce water resources, as meat production requires more water than other agricultural products.

This dietary change, together with other actions such as reductions of food losses and waste, could also tackle the future challenges of food security, says lead author Mika Jalava from Aalto…

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Aug 12 2014

This Supermarket Came Up With A Brilliant Way To Keep Food From Going To Waste

This Supermarket Came Up With A Brilliant Way To Keep Food From Going To Waste

People don’t really think of starvation when they’re about to toss a perfectly fine batch of vegetables into the trash after dinner.

Furthermore, people don’t think about all of the food being wasted when they sort through their refrigerators.

Perhaps what’s even more frightening, is the fact that no one thinks about the fact that “spoiled” fruits and vegetables found at supermarkets can be used…

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Aug 11 2014

Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe - ElizabethRider.com

Easy Healthy Homemade Granola Recipe – ElizabethRider.com

Been making my own granola the last month. It’s so much better than packaged. Here are some good tips -

Homemade granola can be a healthy, comforting, and delicious treat. Most of the store-bought stuff is high in sugar, contains unhealthy fats and oils, and is packed full of fillers and unnecessary ingredients.

Whipping up your own at home is super easy, quick, and allows you to control the…

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