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How Glutamine Can Help Sugar Addiction or Craving

2015-11-13 15:07
Sugar Craving

Maybe you are trying to cut carbs to lose weight; maybe you just want to cut down on sugar. Either way, there will come a time when most people have cravings. So, if sugar is your kryptonite, you should consider taking L-glutamine.

Why do we crave sugar? That’s like asking an alcoholic why that person craves alcohol. Sugar is addicting and elicits a physical and psychological response when ingested.

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Benefits of Mango and Why Mangos Are a Superfood

2015-11-09 19:31

Mangos while said to be the most eaten fruit on the planet may be one of the most underappreciated. Growing up in the southern U.S. mangos weren’t exactly part of our diet. I was in my 50’s before I came to appreciate this amazing fruit. Mangos belong to the drupe family meaning the fruit has a pit like peaches and apricots, as well as olives and dates. Mangos are a superfood that is high in fiber, vitamins, anti-oxidants, enzymes, and flavonoids. [1][8]

Mangos contain over 20 nutrients including.

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Papaya - Superfood and Natural Remedy

2015-11-09 16:01
Papaya home remedies and benefits

Papayas are a large sweet seeded fruit that grow in tropical climates but are usually available year round in most developed countries. Papayas are native to Central America and have been long revered by the Latin American Indians. On their journeys, Spanish and Portuguese explorers brought papayas to many other subtropical lands. Christopher Columbus called papaya, “the fruit of the angels”. Papaya was introduced to the United States in the 20th century, and they have been cultivated in Hawaii, the major U.S. producer since the 1920s. Today, the largest commercial producers of papayas include the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. [2]

Eating papaya may help reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, digestive disorders, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and macular degeneration.

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Your Diet Impacts Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

2015-11-09 08:59
diet impacts risk of rheumatoid arthritis

People who want to reduce their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis may want to adjust their food choices. Two new studies show that your diet impacts risk of rheumatoid arthritis, and the changes you should make may not be so dramatic.

At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, experts revealed their findings about the effect your food choices have on the risk of developing this often debilitating au

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Cheerios lawsuit involving General Mills focuses on serious recall

2015-11-05 22:38

Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against General Mills because of the recent recall of gluten-free Cheerios. The company recalled 1.8 million boxes of the cereal because they contained gluten. Both regular Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios were affected by the recall. Now, two consumers are suing General Mills and claim the company is practicing false advertising.

Keri Van Lengen and Deborah Nava are the two consumers who have filed the class action lawsuit.

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The Health Benefits of Lion's Mane and Other Mushrooms

2015-11-04 21:03
Lion's Mane Mushroom

Mushrooms may be the easiest plant in the world to grow because they take very little care. There are over 10,000 varieties of mushrooms in North America, but not all are edible. In fact the largest part of them can make you sick. However there are a few varieties that are not only gourmet but also have medicinal properties and can be grown in your home.

Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) is known by many names including bearded tooth mushroom, hedgehog mushroom, satyr's beard, dear tail mushroom, mountain priest mushroom, monkey’s head mushroom, and

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Benefits of Natural Unprocessed Salt - From the Tables of Kings to Celebrity Chefs

2015-11-04 09:17

I grew up on table salt. You remember it, the old Morton salt in the navy cardboard container with a picture of a little girl in a yellow dress holding an umbrella. I even remember my mom ordering a Morton salt umbrella for me when I was a kid. But I digress.

Thinking back that’s a confusing image which must have had a story behind. So, I googled. As it turns out the little girl represents the exact problem with table salt that I’m about to explain.

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7 Reason for Iodine Deficiency and 37 Symptoms

2015-11-03 15:31

Iodine deficiency remains one of the most important public health issues globally, and an estimated 2.2 billion people live in iodine-deficient areas. [1] Iodine is a mineral that is absolutely essential for every cell in the body to function, especially the thyroid. It is crucial for immune function, fetal development [2], neurocognitive function and prevents the formation of cancer cells.

Iodine is stored in the thyroid, breasts, and the prostate and in every cell in the body and is critical to maintaining good health because our thyroid uses iodine to create the hormones which cont

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Why You Should Eat Like a Bear: Benefits of Ellagic Acid

2015-11-02 10:10
Ellagic Acid fruits

Have you ever heard of ellagic acid? Probably not, unless you are a botanist, a chemist, or a health nut. Truth is most people just don’t care what’s in their food, even if they’re smarter than the average bear. They just want something healthy that tastes good. But knowing what foods contain ellagic acid and including them in our daily diet can be very beneficial to health.

Ellagic acid (EA) is a plant phenol and when it comes to this cancer fighting nutrient wild strawberries are by far the winner with 10 times more of this nutrient than other foods that are high in

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Metabolic Syndrome - Small Lifestyle Changes, Big Results

2015-10-29 21:37
Metabolic Syndrome

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to put two and two together, and we all know when we’re not doing the right things to stay healthy. It’s not always easy but making small changes can make a big difference in health. If not you may eventually have one or more of the signs of metabolic syndrome and experience the associated complications including diabetes, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease and an increased risk not only for stroke but cancer.

Metabolic Risk Factors

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