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Healthy Foods, Happy Hormones

Eating Right Puts Our Bodies in Balance by Linda Sechrist Our body’s hormones work like an orchestra; when one instrument is out of tune, the entire production struggles to maintain harmony. Each plays a part in influencing the others and determining how well the whole concert works. Fortunately, our body has masterful conductors, including the endocrine system, which coordinates all ... Read More »

Antioxidant Supplements Improve Eye Health

Eye health may be improved by taking certain antioxidant supplements, according to researchers at Austria’s Medical University of Vienna. They studied 40 healthy volunteers between the ages of 18 and 30 split into two groups, giving a control group a placebo pill and the other a supplement containing vitamins C and E, lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc, copper, selenium, gingko biloba, flavonoids, ... Read More »

Toxin-Free Fish

How to Find the Safest Seafood by Judith Fertig We love our seafood, a delicious source of lean protein. The latest data reports U.S. consumption of more than 4.8 billion pounds of seafood, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with the average American eating 3.5 ounces of seafood a week. About half of the catch is wild-caught and ... Read More »

Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure

Eating flaxseed reduces blood pressure according to researchers from Canada’s St. Boniface Hospital Research Center. They attribute the effect to its omega-3 fatty acids, lignans and fiber. The researchers examined the effects of flaxseed on systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) in patients with peripheral artery disease, a condition typically marked by hypertension. Patients consumed a variety of foods ... Read More »

Health Tip: Choosing a Healthy Cooking Oil

by Dr. Bryce Arndt Most bottled oils we see on the shelf in the cooking aisle are in a liquid form; they are processed using a high-temperature pressing technique and the application of an extraction solvent called hexane, a component of gasoline. Remnants of hexane can then be ingested after the process of separating the oil from the seed is ... Read More »

Four Fresh Food Trends

Respecting Ourselves and Our Planet by Melinda Hemmelgarn Food experts have listed local, regional and sustainable foods among the top food trends for 2014. Consumers’ heightened environmental awareness and their love for fresh flavors are responsible. There’s even a new term, “hyperlocal”, to describe produce harvested fresh from onsite gardens at restaurants, schools, supermarkets and hospitals—all designed for sourcing tasty, ... Read More »

Pet Heart Health

Supplements to Prevent Disease by Dr. Shawn Messonnier Symptoms that suggest a dog or cat’s heart is not pumping effectively include coughing and an inability to tolerate exercise. Before it shows in outward signs, it is far better to check for heart disease during regular twice-yearly visits to the veterinarian. Using a stethoscope, a skilled doctor can pick up telltale ... Read More »

The Whole Fish is Best for Blood Pressure

Over the years, a broad range of research has confirmed that omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish like salmon, tuna and sardines promote heart and brain health. Now researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine have found that taking fish oil supplements isn’t as effective at keeping blood pressure under control as eating an actual fish. ... Read More »

Heart Healthy Foods

by Felicia Brower According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. In fact, each year 600,000 people die of heart disease and 715,000 Americans suffer from heart attacks. Diabetes, obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol use are all contributing factors to ... Read More »

Sweets Sour Brain Power

Binging on sweets and soda in an effort to bone up for exams or presentations probably has the opposite effect, according to a new animal study from the University of California, Los Angeles. Researchers found that eating or quaffing too much fructose, like that found in cane sugar and the high-fructose corn syrups permeating many processed foods, can cause unclear ... Read More »

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