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Nutrition: April 2013 Archives



Natural Health News

Carnitine in blood is indicator of cardiovascular issues, not cause, expert says



Carnitine in blood is indicator of cardiovascular issues, not cause, expert says A recent headline-grabbing study from the Cleveland Clinic linking L-carnitine with atherosclerosis is a case of shooting the messenger, according a doctor who did much of the early research on the substance. http://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Research/Carnitine-in-blood-is-indicator-of-cardiovascular-issues-not-cause-expert-says...

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Ten things to do with chia seeds.



Ten things to do with chia seeds.   1. As a Safe Egg Substitute I recommend a lot of egg consumption and many of my recipes contain eggs. I occasionally get emails from readers who need to adapt a recipe to avoid eggs, and from my research/testing, Chia Seeds are the best option for this. To substitute for an egg: Use 1 tablespoon finely ground chia seeds (grind them dry in a blender, food processor or coffee grinder) and 3 tablespoons...

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More Evidence Berries Have Health-Promoting Properties



Apr. 21, 2013 -- Adding more color to your diet in the form of berries is encouraged by many nutrition experts. The protective effect of berries against inflammation has been documented in many studies. Diets supplemented with blueberries and strawberries have also been shown to improve behavior and cognitive functions in stressed young rats. To evaluate the protective effects of berries on brain function, specifically the ability of the brain to clear toxic accumulation,...

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CDC Report: Illnesses Linked To Poultry, Seafood Rising.



The AP   (4/19) reports, "Bacteria commonly linked to raw milk and poultry is causing more and more food poisonings, health officials said." Over the past five years, the number of Campylobacter cases "grew by 14 percent," according to a report   (pdf) released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the report, which the CDC refers to as "the nation's annual food safety report card," was "based on foodborne infections in only 10 states" (about...

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Drinking Cup of Beetroot Juice Daily May Help Lower Blood Pressure



Apr. 15, 2013 -- A cup of beetroot juice a day may help reduce your blood pressure, according to a small study in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.People with high blood pressure who drank about 8 ounces of beetroot juice experienced a decrease in blood pressure of about 10 mm Hg. But the preliminary findings don't yet suggest that supplementing your diet with beetroot juice benefits your health, researchers said."Our hope is that increasing one's intake...

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Making Fruit Easier to Eat Increases Sales and Consumption in School Cafeterias



Apr. 17, 2013 -- Previous studies and surveys have shown that kids love to eat fruit in ready-to-eat bite-sized pieces, yet in most school settings, the fruit is served whole, which could be the cause that children are taking fruits but not eating them. Most people believe that children avoid fruit because of the taste and allure of alternative packaged snacks. A study by Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab researchers Brian Wansink, David Just, Andrew...

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Foods That Increase Prostate Cancer Risk



    Rick Liva RPh, ND Wives, daughters, sisters, fiancés, and mothers give this information to your husbands, brothers, fathers, husbands to be, and sons.    Researchers reported in October 2012 that men who consume the most ground beef more than double their risk of aggressive prostate cancer. Interestingly, the consumption of rare or less cooked meat was not associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer.  Seems like well cooked or charred beef is...

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Culprit in Heart Disease Goes Beyond Meat's Fat



NY Times By GINA KOLATA Published: April 7, 2013 ·                                It was breakfast time and the people participating in a study of red meat and its consequences had hot, sizzling sirloin steaks plopped down in front of them. The researcher himself bought a George Foreman grill for the occasion, and the nurse assisting him did the cooking.   For the sake of science, these six men and women ate every last juicy bite of the...

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GMO Labeling Bill Passes First Hurdle-



HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut took the first step requiring producers to label genetically modified food Wednesday, as a legislative committee overwhelmingly backed a measure promoted as giving consumers more information while avoiding the debate over health concerns.The legislature's Environment Committee voted 23-6 to approve the measure, allowing supporters to prevail over opponents who said the measure would lead to higher packaging costs."It's something that's coming, and I think we can be in the...

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Are Egg Yolks Healthy?



Are egg yolks healthy? This is a confusing one. Egg yolks are known primarily for their high cholesterol content. But the medical research community has learned that dietary cholesterol is a different measure than blood level of cholesterol, which is associated with increased risk of heart attack and stroke. One recent study echoes the growing research, showing that egg consumption had no effect on the overall blood cholesterol levels of 115 healthy adults. What's more,...

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Pollinator Protection is Needed- Save our Bees



Two new studies confirm that common pesticides are scrambling the circuits of bees' brains. Researchers report that certain neonicotinoids and an organophosphate pesticide -- particularly in combination -- interfere with the insects' ability to learn, smell or remember, all critical capacities for foraging honeybees. The new studies add to a growing body of evidencepointing to pesticides as a key driver to the dramatic losses in bee colonies reported by beekeepers. The research, reported in the journals Nature Communications and the Journal of...

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