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An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away



 An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away: 15-year study Date: July 12, 2018 Source: Westmead Institute for Medical Research Summary: A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop macular degeneration than people who do not eat oranges. Researchers interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 50 and followed them over a 15-year period.   A new study has shown that people who regularly eat oranges...

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Daily fasting works for weight loss, finds report on 16:8 diet



Date: June 18, 2018 Source: University of Illinois at Chicago Summary: Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a new study that examines the effect of time-restricted eating on weight loss in obese individuals. Daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure, according to a new study published by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers in the journal Nutrition and Healthy...

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High vitamin D levels linked to lower cholesterol in children



Date: June 7, 2018 Source: University of Eastern Finland Summary: There is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children, new research shows.   There is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children, new research from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Children whose serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels exceeded 80 nmol/l had lower plasma total...

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Raw fruit and vegetables provide better mental health outcomes



Date: April 16, 2018 Source: University of Otago Summary: Researchers have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables.   Seeking the feel good factor? Go natural.   That is the simple message from University of Otago researchers who have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables. Dr Tamlin...

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Mediterranean diet is linked to higher muscle mass, bone density after menopause



Date: March 18, 2018 Source: The Endocrine Society Summary: The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet also appears to be good for an older woman's bones and muscles, a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil finds. The study results will be presented Monday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society's 100th annual...

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Consuming low-calorie sweeteners may predispose overweight individuals to diabetes



Date: March 18, 2018 Source: The Endocrine Society Summary: Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests. Consumption of low-calorie sweeteners could promote metabolic syndrome and predispose people to prediabetes and diabetes, particularly in individuals with obesity, a new study on human fat-derived stem cells and fat samples suggests. The...

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Fasting diets reduce important risk factor for cardiovascular disease



Date: March 19, 2018 Source: University of Surrey Summary: Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets - reducing an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a new study reports. Intermittent energy restriction diets, such as the 5:2 diet, clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals than daily calorie restriction diets - reducing an important risk factor...

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High consumption of red and processed meat linked to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and insulin resistance



A new study adds NAFLD to the list of diseases associated with a Western diet that includes relatively high consumption of red and processed meat Date: March 20, 2018 Source: Elsevier Summary: World meat consumption has increased during the last decades, and evidence is mounting that high consumption of red and mainly processed meat is unhealthy to humans and is related to chronic diseases such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. A new...

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Vegetable compound could have a key role in 'beeting' Alzheimer's disease



Date: March 20, 2018 Source: American Chemical Society Summary: A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its distinctive red color could help slow the accumulation of misfolded proteins in the brain, a process associated with Alzheimer's disease. Scientists say this could lead to the development of drugs that could alleviate some of the long-term effects of the disease, the world's leading cause of dementia. A compound in beets that gives the vegetable its...

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Vegetarian and Mediterranean diet may be equally effective in preventing heart disease



Date: February 26, 2018 Source: American Heart Association Summary: Low-calorie lacto-ovo-vegetarian and Mediterranean diets appeared equally effective in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors. Both diets reduced body fat and overall weight by the same amount. Those on the vegetarian diet experienced greater reductions in LDL ('bad') cholesterol while those on the Mediterranean diet experienced greater reductions in triglycerides than those on the other diet. Share:   FULL STORY   /story_photo   A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet,...

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Low magnesium levels make vitamin D ineffective



Up to 50 percent of US population is magnesium deficient Date: February 26, 2018 Source: American Osteopathic Association Summary: Vitamin D can't be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans. In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person's calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. People may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren't...

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Beetroot juice supplements may help certain heart failure patients



Date: February 22, 2018 Source: Indiana University Summary: Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new proof-of-concept study. Exercise capacity is a key factor linked to these patients' quality of life and even survival. Share:   FULL STORY   /story_photo   Beetroot juice supplements may help enhance exercise capacity in patients with heart failure, according to a new proof-of-concept study. Exercise capacity is a key...

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Vegetarian and Mediterranean diet may be equally effective in preventing heart disease



Date: February 26, 2018 Source: American Heart Association Summary: Low-calorie lacto-ovo-vegetarian and Mediterranean diets appeared equally effective in reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors. Both diets reduced body fat and overall weight by the same amount. Those on the vegetarian diet experienced greater reductions in LDL ('bad') cholesterol while those on the Mediterranean diet experienced greater reductions in triglycerides than those on the other diet. Share:   FULL STORY   /story_photo   A lacto-ovo-vegetarian diet,...

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Detoxification Recipe Ideas



                            5-R Connecticut Center for Health  Detoxification DIET RECIPES and MEAL PLANNING Breakfast Ideas ·        Mochi with cashew butter,  pear or apple·        Rice toast or sprouted bread toast with cashew butter, pear·       Brown rice cereal and soy milk·        Tofu shake with pear and brown rice syrup·        Rice pudding with soy milk and brown rice syrup·        Whey protein powder shake and sprouted bread toast·        Sauteed tofu or "tofu scrambler" with spelt or millet toast Lunch and Dinner Ideas ·        Lamb, rice and...

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Detoxification/Cleansing Program Spring 2018 Month of May



Join us for a Spring Detox   We are all exposed to toxins on a daily basis. Our body must handle the burden of eliminating these chemicals along with the detoxification of hormones and by products of metabolism. If the body cannot handle this toxic burden the result is illness and disease. Optimize your body's cleansing abilities by joining us in our spring cleansing program!   Benefits of Detoxification Include: §  Jump-start a weight...

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Nutritionally-speaking, soy milk is best plant-based milk Closest to cow's milk in range of nutrients it offers



Nutritionally-speaking, soy milk is best plant-based milk Closest to cow's milk in range of nutrients it offers Date: January 29, 2018 Source: McGill University Summary: A new study looks at the four most-commonly consumed types of milk beverages from plant sources around the world -- almond milk, soy milk, rice milk and coconut milk -- and compares their nutritional values with those of cow's milk. After cow's milk, which is still the most nutritious, soy...

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Fast food makes the immune system promote inflammation



Study shows that even after a change to a healthy diet, the body's defenses remain hyperactive Date: January 11, 2018 Source: University of Bonn Summary: The immune system reacts similarly to a high fat and high calorie diet as to a bacterial infection. Unhealthy food seems to make the body's defenses more aggressive in the long term. Even long after switching to a healthy diet, inflammation towards innate immune stimulation is more pronounced. These...

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New mechanisms found of cell death in neurodegenerative disorders



New mechanisms found of cell death in neurodegenerative disorders Date: November 22, 2017 Source: King's College London Summary: New mechanisms of cell death have now been discovered, which may be involved in debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, report scientists. Researchers at King's College London have discovered new mechanisms of cell death, which may be involved in debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. This novel research, published...

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Canola oil linked to worsened memory and learning ability in Alzheimer's



Canola oil linked to worsened memory and learning ability in Alzheimer's Date: December 7, 2017 Source: Temple University Health System Summary: Canola oil is one of the most widely consumed vegetable oils, yet little is known about its health effects. Now, a study links canola oil consumption in the diet with worsened memory, worsened learning ability and weight gain in mice which model Alzheimer's disease. It's the first study to suggest that canola oil is...

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Introduction of Solid Foods to Infants



CONNECTICUT CENTER FOR HEALTH       Introduction of Solid Foods to Infants     For the first 6 months of life breast milk is the only food required by most infants.  Premature infants normally thrive on breast milk as it provides essential antibodies that protect their immune function and nutrients that optimize growth.  A nursing mother just needs to be sure her nutritional needs are being adequately met.  Generally, an additional 500 calories...

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