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Too much omega-6s can increase heart risks

Too much omega-6s can increase heart risks

Omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for the heart and brain and their many health benefits are numerous. Yet, excess consumption of omega-6 fatty acids can actually be detrimental to our health. According to a publication from the National Institutes of Health, evidence is piling up that contradicts popular belief about omega-6 […]

by June 12, 2013
5 mainstream nutrition myths uncovered

5 mainstream nutrition myths uncovered

There are many health myths. Fortunately the truth always finds its way. It is important to know your foods and understand food labels. Here are five common myths and the real truth behind them that may shock you. Myth #1 – Artificial sweeteners are safe alternatives to real sugar for […]

by May 27, 2013
Processed meats may accelerate death

Processed meats may accelerate death

Processed meats such as hot dogs, pepperoni, and salami have been known for their heavy content in fats. A large population study shows that there are connections between processed meats and dying early. The study also shows that a diet with processed meats can raise the risk of cancer and […]

by May 18, 2013
Sugary drinks can cause weight gain and increase depression risk

Sugary drinks can cause weight gain and increase depression risk

Too much sugar is known for being unhealthy. Sugar suppresses the immune system and promotes disease by its tendencies to make white blood cells ineffective against killing germs in our bodies. Unfortunately in America, sugary beverages like soda account for one in every five calories consumed by the average person. […]

by February 21, 2013
Berries may reduce heart attack risk in women

Berries may reduce heart attack risk in women

Berries are known for their potent antioxidant properties and their superfood status. New studies are showing that berries may be very effective for preventing heart attacks in women. The new analysis found that young and middle-aged women who ate three or more servings of blueberries and/or strawberries per week cut […]

by February 3, 2013
Meditation provides calm that lasts

Meditation provides calm that lasts

Mediation has been known for a long time as an excellent way to relieve stress  and calm the soul. But can it help our emotional responses to the negative things that happen to us daily? A new study shows that after two months of daily meditation, emotional responses to negative […]

by January 31, 2013
Exercise can be a memory saver

Exercise can be a memory saver

Out of all the signs of aging, the one people seem to fear the most is the loss of memory and mental sharpness. As brain expert Daniel Amen M.D. says, “brain health is enhanced by good diet as well as physical, mental, and social activities.” We lose gray and white […]

by January 24, 2013
Vitamin D may combat daytime fatigue

Vitamin D may combat daytime fatigue

Sleep deprivation is becoming an epidemic in the United States and across the world. With the “sleep is overrated” culture, working into the late hours of the night is becoming a more common practice. Sleep deprivation affects the quality of your day and leads to fatigue. It can also cause […]

by January 19, 2013