Foods linked to better brainpower

Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single food can ensure a sharp brain as you age. Nutritionists emphasize that the most important strategy is to follow a healthy dietary pattern that includes a lot of fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains. Try to get protein from plant sources and fish and choose healthy fats,…

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Cutting Carbs

Researchers randomly assigned 38 people who had prediabetes and were obese to one of two diets. Each cut 500 calories a day.1 After six months, 14 people had dropped out. However, blood sugar levels in all of the remaining 12 people on the higher-protein diet—but in only four of the remaining 12 on the higher-carb diet—had fallen into the normal range. What’s…

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The Worst Kind of Meat and Where to Find the Right Kind! (Milk too!)

June 21, 2017 • 17,623 views Disponible en Español Story at-a-glance The first large-scale animal farms were designed to protect egg-laying hens from predators and extreme weather, but quickly grew to include meat farmers who used technical advances to increase profits Today, concentrated animal feeding operations are often run by contract farmers who are under the thumb of large corporations;…

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Why The American Heart Association Can’t Admit They’re Wrong

Posted by Tom Naughton in Low-Fat Nonsense, The Food Evangelists If you’re a sympathetic sort, you could almost feel sorry for people who work for the American Heart Association, the British Heart Foundation, the Australian Heart Foundation, etc.   They’ve been promoting anti-fat hysteria for more than 40 years now, people have dutifully cut back on their saturated fat intake and…

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Did You Know We Eat Petroleum?

By Mark Sisson Did you know that the federal government allows oil to be added to foods? Not the vegetable kind of oil, either – I’m talking about that oil. The oil that runs your car, lubricates machinery, and gets made into clothes and computers and cars and containers. The same oil that is made into makeup and lotion and…

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What Are the Health Benefits of Coconut Oil? Despite naysayers, coconut oil has proven itself. Some of its notable health benefits include improved brain function, stimulating your body’s metabolism, generating energy and helping you shed excess body fat!

Story at-a-glance Despite naysayers, coconut oil has proven itself. Some of its notable health benefits include improved brain function, stimulating your body’s metabolism, generating energy and helping you shed excess body fat Some populations that use coconut oil as a staple food report far lower rates of the strokes, heart disease and brain diseases prevalent in the West Medium-chain triglycerides…

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Stop using dryer sheets immediately!!

Dryer sheets are among the worst offenders for harboring chemicals linked to hormone disruption and asthma. Dryer sheets are part of the laundry routine for millions of people. Most of us don’t think twice about tossing a sheet or two into the dryer — it’s just part of the clean clothes process. And while pulling a warm, fresh load of scented…

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A single meal “changed my life forever”

The culprit: ground beef contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. David Schardt • Posted in Food Safety. Ken Koehler lay curled up on the floor of his bathroom in late November of 2011, waiting for the diarrhea and stomach pain to finally end. A week earlier, the 53-year-old business consultant had grilled hamburgers from ground beef he bought at a local supermarket…

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