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New option approved for treating GERD

2015-01-27 13:11
FDA approves generic version of drug for treating GERD

Options for treating gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) offer new hope for those suffering from the condition, including FDA-approved generic drugs that provide greater access to healthcare for Americans.

The FDA has approved the nation’s first generic version of the drug Nexium for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, also referred to as GERD, which occurs when an excessive am

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How pet food can affect your entire family's health

2015-01-23 19:27

The pet food and treats sitting in your pantry, kitchen shelves or other parts of the house can affect your entire family’s health. It is not just your adorable poodle or Maine Coon who can suffer from medical issues. Pet food can affect people’s lives in more than one way.

Natural, healthy and safe pet food and treats are essential for maintaining a healthy household.

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MSG health concerns come under scrutiny

2015-01-22 19:34

MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a controversial food additive commonly used to enhance products by giving them a savory flavor. Although MSG is typically associated with Chinese restaurants, it can be found in a variety of items ranging from canned soup to processed sausages. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) labels MSG as generally recognized as safe, but there are reports of reactions to the flavor enhancer.

The European Food Information Council acknowledges that some people are sensitive to monosodium glutamate and can have a re

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How to make Chili with Tofu

2014-10-29 21:31
Chili with Tofu

America’s leading tofu purveyor since 1983, House Foods, is cooking up a meatless feast for the conclusion of Vegetarian Awareness Month. House Foods Tofu Chili is a healthy and flavorful dish for all to enjoy.

By combining House Foods Extra Firm Tofu with onions with a variety of spices from garlic and pepper to cumin and chili powder, House Foods created a delectable fall favorite with half the calories

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Dr. Oz Goes After President Obama

2014-09-24 02:22
Dr. Oz and pesticides

Would you will be willing to eat food that has been exposed to some of the same chemical components as the infamous and deadly Agent Orange defoliate used widely during the Viet Nam War? Well you may not be able to avoid doing just that, cautions Dr. Oz as he reveals to viewers his concern that the foods you buy tomorrow for your health may be more harmful than beneficial, and only President Obama has the power to prevent this from happening.

"The Environmental Protection Agency is on the brink of approving a brand new toxic pesticide that you don’t know about.

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Eat well to help control type 2 diabetes

2014-09-01 15:32
A Mediterranean salad

The evidence is in that good nutrition appears to help prevent and control type 2 diabetes. There has been a surge of type 2 diabetes due to poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles and the associated obesity epidemic over the years. An understanding of the value of good nutrition to help control this serious health problem is therefore very important.

The quality of dietary fats and carbohydrates consumed is a significant factor when it comes to type 2 diabetes.

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Celiac disease tips for making bread at home

2014-08-29 16:53
Gluten-free bread

Bread is a diet staple, but people with celiac disease cannot grab the first fresh French baguettes they see in the stores. The bread must be gluten-free. Unfortunately, it is often much more expensive than the wheat, rye or barley versions, and taste is sometimes an issue. This is why some people have turned to making their own bread at home.

There are many recipes online for gluten-free bread, and it is important to experiment with several of t

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Is the low FODMAP diet a treatment for IBS?

2014-08-26 12:40
FODMAP diet a treatment for children with IBS

If you are looking for a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome known as IBS that could work, consider the FODMAP diet. What did researchers find in a study about how certain foods can significantly alleviate symptoms of IBS?

If your child suffers from irritable bowel syndrome or IBS you may want to consider the FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) diet.

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Smoothie Blender Recommendations and Warning from Consumer Reports

2014-08-25 11:15
smoothie blender review

Smoothies are a great way to lose weight and keep it off. But who wants to take the time to clean a large, full-scale blender for one quick healthy drink? The solution is a personal mini-model blender that can save on cleanup time and help with your fight against belly fat.

Here is a summary of two smoothie blender recommendations from Consumer Reports as well as a warning about one model that they say is a safety risk and should be avoided.

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Gluten-free food banks for celiac disease sufferers exist

2014-08-22 17:04
Gluten-free food for Celiac disease patients

A recent report from NPR highlighted the problems those with celiac disease often face if they are forced to use a food bank. Many food pantries are not aware of the condition and do not have the items necessary for someone with this disorder. However, there is a movement to change how food banks handle celiac disease sufferers.

The number of people who are using food banks in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years.

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