coconut oil

Understanding the Hype About Coconut Oil

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This little jar of oil has been making quite a splash in internet news and diet trends the past couple of years. But it’s no new thing: heritage cuisines have been making use of this naturally occurring substance for hundreds of years, using it in everything from cooking to topical remedies. It seems everybody these […]

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Obesity Among American Adults Hits All-Time High

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It’s official: 1 in 4 Americans are obese. The National Health Center for Statistics’ latest findings, published in early October, show nearly 40% of all adults and 19% of young people are clinically obese. This is the highest obesity rate the US has ever seen, and the study’s lead author Dr. Craig Hales, medical epidemiologist […]

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6 Essential Tips For Avoiding Colds & The Flu

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This is the season for colds and the flu. Here are some tips on how to avoid them.

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Skipping Breakfast = Hardened Arteries

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With the hustle and bustle of modern day living, it’s easy to simply forget about breakfast. A cup of coffee and you’re ready to face the world, right? Not so fast. Skipping breakfast can have a harmful effect on the cardiovascular system, says new research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Eating […]

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cancers associated with obesity

40% of Cancers Associated with Obesity

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Health officials have announced a link between obesity and 40% of cancers diagnosed here in the United States. This new report, Vital Signs, hails from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and highlights a direct connection between obesity and cancer. Authors of the study believe that these cancers could be avoided if people […]

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acid reflux, liver disease

Acid Reflux Drugs Can Increase Your Chance Of Liver Disease

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Researchers have found the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) could encourage growth of a specific bacteria that increases a person’s chance of liver disease. PPIs are commonly-used to reduce the amount of gastric acid – also known as stomach acid – produced. It also prevents acid reflux, the burning sensation caused when acid from […]

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BLT frittata

Slow-Baked BLT Frittata

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Who isn’t partial to a good frittata? They’re full of protein and all sorts of deliciousness that makes facing the day ahead approximately a million times easier. Sometimes that flavor is because you’ve shredded half a block of cheddar into it — so what can you do if you’re saying no to cheese? Simple. Try […]

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Obesity Causes Serious Structural Damage to the Heart

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More and more Americans are succumbing to obesity, as the number of people diagnosed as clinically obese across the globe recently hit 2 BILLION. This escalating issue caused leading researchers to label the problem a “growing and disturbing global health crisis.” The severity of obesity isn’t merely an aesthetic problem: additional weight in excess leads […]

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cancer drugs

Over 50% of Cancer Drugs “Show no Benefit” to Survival or Wellbeing

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A new study exploring the efficacy of cancer drugs shows that very few increase survival rates. Research published in the British Medical Journal focuses on a major issue; that of the 48 cancer drugs approved between 2009 and 2013, 57% of uses showed no survival benefits and many were “clinically meaningless.” While that in itself […]

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opioid epidemic

The Opioid Epidemic Has Driven Down Life Expectancy in the US

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The opioid epidemic escalating across the U.S. is now having a detrimental impact on life expectancy. New research from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that increased death rates are due to the rise in accidental overdoses caused by pharmaceutical medications along with illicit opioids. With the United States was once at the forefront […]

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