Food Matters

Overweight and obesity linked to 10 common cancers, over 12,000 cases every year in UK

A higher body mass index (BMI) increases the risk of developing 10 of the most common cancers, the largest study of its kind on BMI and cancer, involving more than 5 million adults in the UK, published inThe Lancet?shows........ Read more......

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Oregano and rosemary lower blood sugar and prevent diabetes 

Diabetes, which currently affects more than 8 percent of the American population, is increasing at an unprecedented rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the incidence of this disease skyrocketed over the last three decades, rising 176 percent in the years 1980 through 2011...... Read more......

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Top 6 herbs and spices for losing weight

Herbs and spices have long been used to enhance the taste of foods. It is only within the past few years that researchers have discovered that these popular components of everyday life can also aid in the weight loss battle that so many people wage. Below are six of the most potent herbs and spices that have been shown to have positive effects on weight loss..... Read more....

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Studies show that broccoli can treat cancer, respiratory diseases and more 

Along with spinach and kale, broccoli is one of the most nutritious "regular" vegetables in existence. Indeed, this cruciferous, cabbage-like vegetable, which was first grown in the Italian province of Campania, was seen as uniquely valuable among the Ancient Romans due to its significant healing properties....... Read more.......

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Losing weight looks easy in principle but its really difficult in practice.  Why?  Could one reason be a lack of discipline?  Or are we no longer concerned about the consequences of being overweight?

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Carrots contain compounds that boost vision, prevent cognitive decline and more

The carrot is native to Europe and southwestern Asia, but has been cultivated worldwide for over 2,000 years. It bears a crunchy taproot that is usually orange in color, but can also be purple, red, white or yellow....... Read more......

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What the Science Says About Intermittent Fasting

Is it a good idea to “starve” yourself just a little bit each day, or a couple of days a week? Mounting evidence indicates that yes, Intermittent Fasting (IF) could.......Read on........

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Are You Eating These 5 Foods The 'Wrong' Way?

Editor - Agora Health

I sometimes think we look for big answers instead of simple solutions, especially at this time of year when many of us dwell on the do's and don'ts of dieting and healthy eating........Read more....

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Diets lacking fresh, whole foods lead to multiple chronic diseases, study confirms

It's no secret that a nutritious diet is the key to living a healthy life; however, until now, scientists hadn't produced any studies directly linking poor nutrition to the development of multiple chronic diseases over time..... Read more.....

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Watercress gets perfect score of 100 in study that ranks foods by nutrient levels

A study conducted by researchers at William Patterson University in New Jersey has put watercress at the number one spot among a list of top powerhouse fruits and vegetables, all ranked by their levels of key nutrients...... Read more....

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Acid reflux - Three classic home remedies

Acid reflux is a common medical condition in which digestive acids rise from the stomach into the esophagus. This causes the esophagus (the passage between the pharynx and the stomach) to become irritated, resulting in a burning sensation which, in the most acute cases, can last for up to 48 hours........ Read more.....

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Suggested foods for diabetics: Top 10 list

If you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, your doctor has probably already advised you to limit simple sugars in your diet, avoid highly processed carbs and perhaps even increase your intake of whole grains, leafy greens and vegetables. These are your first steps toward better health. But, what if there were foods that had very targeted effects on blood sugar and type 2 diabetes?.......... Read more.......

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Three superfoods that nourish and rejuvenate the skin

Many health researchers now understand that our skin is a reflection of our internal health. A body that is fed nutritious whole foods, for instance, is more likely to enjoy clear and radiant skin,..... Read more.......

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Turmeric naturally increases brain cell growth

The results of a new study published in the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy suggests that the popular ancient Indian spice, turmeric, could help repair the brain following an injury and could also be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases...... Read more.....

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Green Tea extract weight loss secrets explained

Every year, dozens of less-than-reputable companies seek out new ways to capitalize on Americans' desire to lose weight, and the stakes can be huge: In the U.S. alone, consumers spend about $35 million on weight loss programs and products each year, making it a market ripe for scams......

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12 Frightening Facts About Milk

A large observational cohort study in Sweden found that women consuming more than 3 glasses of milk a day had almost twice the mortality over 20 years compared to those women consuming less than one glass a day. In addition, the high milk-drinkers did not have improved bone health. In fact, they had more fractures, particularly hip fractures........Read more.......

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Weigh-in more than once a week or you'll gain weight

Stepping on the scale is common among dieters but how does the frequency of weigh-ins impact weight? A new study showed that the more frequently dieters weighed themselves the more weight they lost, and if participants went more than a week without weighing themselves, they gained weight...... Read more....

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Four foods proven to lower cholesterol and protect the heart

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 71 million Americans, or 33.5 percent of the total population, suffer from high LDL cholesterol. Only one in three of these individuals has their condition under control, while less than half of them choose to treat it at all. Moreover, the average total cholesterol for adult Americans is around 200 mg/dL, which is borderline high risk. We are, in short, at greater risk of heart disease than ever before....... Read more....

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Beetroot shows heart health benefits for overweight older people: Study

Three weeks of supplementation with the juice led to reductions of systolic BP of 1.3 mmHg, report researchers in Nutrition Researc , but the effects were not maintained after stopping consumption........ Read more....

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When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Most of the mass is breathed out as carbon dioxide, study shows

Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW Australia study shows........ Read more....

Decreased social anxiety among young adults who eat fermented foods

Date:June 9, 2015Source:University of Maryland, BaltimoreSummary:A possible connection between fermented foods, which contain probiotics, and social anxiety symptoms, is the focus of recent study.......... Read more.......

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15 benefits of adding lemon juice to your water

There are plenty of awesome health benefits of lemons to justify starting your day with a nice glass of lemon water  . Today, we’ll take a closer look at 15 reasons why you should consider making lemon juice in water your favorite breakfast drink..........

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Oxygen.

The next diet craze?

Its simple enough.

Human energy by and large comes from the air we breathe and from the water we drink and much less from the food we eat than we think......

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Fructose powers a vicious circle

Researchers have found a hitherto unknown molecular mechanism that is driven by fructose and can lead to cardiac enlargement and heart failure.

High consumption of fructose can lead to uncontrolled growth of cardiomyocytes and heart attack........... Read more.......

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Type 2 Diabetes is reversible and drug free.Why aren’t doctors encouraging people to do what this lady did?

Last year a large and extremely overweight client of mine with high blood pressure began a weight loss programme with me. His equally overweight  wife was so impressed

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Type 2 Diabetes is reversible and drug free

Gluten sensitivity isn’t a fad—it’s a real problem, say scientists

Not eating wheat is all the rage, and some sceptics regard it as a fashionable fad—but scientists have discovered that gluten sensitivity is a very real problem, and they’ve also figured out the biological mechanism behind it..........

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Ginger makes cancer prevention a reality

Ginger is proving to be an effective treatment for cancer. In fact, ginger extract has been shown to have anti-metastatic properties and can inhibit a wide range of cancers. In the near future, ginger (no doubt) will be part of a low-cost, effective treatment option for cancer patients.......  

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Height influences risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer

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Germs, humans and numbers: New estimate revises our microbiome numbers downwards

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Blood sugar levels in response to foods are highly individual

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Research Sheds Light on Why People Who Lose Weight Gain It Back

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Lose and `gain weight  Intermittent Fasting

Tired of 3 meals a day?

Try just 2.

And feel amazing

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Do you ever think about the effect the food you are eating is going to have on your cells and tissues?

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How eating less can slow the aging process

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How eating less can slow the aging process

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Early birds may make healthier food choices than night owls

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