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Super Bowl Food/Stress Can Trigger Heart Attacks

Super Bowl Food/Stress Can Trigger Heart Attacks

According to two studies published in 2008 and 2011, intense emotional strain, excitement, and distress experienced during viewing dramatic athletic games such as the Super Bowl can trigger a cardiovascular event. A study published in the 2008 New England Journal of Medicine revealed that heart attacks among German men spiked during matches involving the German...

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Antibiotic Resistance = 23,000+ Yearly Deaths

Antibiotic Resistance = 23,000+ Yearly Deaths

Four out of five patients are given antibiotics every year, making them the most widely prescribed drug in doctor's offices today. In most cases, this is due to patients expecting them, even though many illnesses are caused by viruses which do not respond to these drugs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states...

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Plant-Based Diet Improves Fertility

Plant-Based Diet Improves Fertility

Lisa Silvius and her husband desperately tried to conceive a child for many years, yet she had not had a monthly cycle in ten years, and no doctor was able to figure out why. Lisa and her husband conceived their first two children through the process of in-vitro fertilization (IVF).  Lisa states that it was "emotionally, mentally,...

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Classic Tale of the African Green Monkeys

African Green Monkey Portrait

Many people love the classics. Swiss Family Robinson. Jane Eyre. Or even Good Night Moon. All genres have their classics. These stories often owe their appeal to an artful exploration of some truth regarding the human condition. There truly is "no place like home;" a family really can survive by pulling together and using their wits; we...

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Who's Influencing Your Children?

Who's Influencing Your Children?

As a parent, you make many choices throughout the day concerning the health and safety of your children. Adequate sleep, proper dental hygiene, and getting enough fresh air and exercise are just a few of the many good habits you instill in your children. Yet when it comes to dietary choices, are you making the...

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Why Eating Legumes May Help Your Heart

Variety of Beans in Spoons and Bowls Variety of Beans in Spoons and Bowls

Whenever possible, eat a daily serving of legumes, which are an essential component of every heart-healthy diet. (Beans! Beans! Good for your heart!) The legume family of split peas, beans, lentils, and dal is rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals that promote heart health. In addition, legumes do not c...

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Benefits of Eating Citrus Fruits Daily

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What do oranges, lemons, grapefruits, limes and tangerines have in common, besides all being members of the citrus fruit family? These fruits are widely cultivated and consumed all over the world for their pleasant taste and health benefits. They are loaded with minerals, phytochemicals, dietary fiber, and vitamins, particularly vita...

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Protect Your Lungs From Cancer

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Lung cancer causes the most deaths from cancer in the US for both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer accounts for 26% of all cancer deaths and 14% of all new cancer diagnosis. Smoking tobacco or vaping nicotine is the principal cause of lung cancer, responsible for nearly 85% of all cases o...

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Are Ear Infections Normal?

Are Ear Infections Normal?

Ear infections (otitis media) in children are one of the most common reasons to be seen by a doctor. It's hard on any parent to watch their child struggle with ear pain. However, most ear infections, whether viral or bacterial in nature, typically clear up on their own, without the use of antibiotics. Over treating every...

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Say Goodbye to Acid Reflux!

Say Goodbye to Acid Reflux!

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a painful, chronic health condition in which the lower esophageal sphincter (a muscular valve between the esophagus and stomach) relaxes, which causes the contents in the stomach to travel up the esophagus. This may cause painful acidic burning of the esophagus. Obesity, pregnancy, and certain prescription medications can contribute to...

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Going Plant-Strong With Rip Esselstyn

Going Plant-Strong With Rip Esselstyn

Rip Esselstyn, author of The Engine 2 Diet and Plant-Strong (Previously titled "My Beef With Meat"), often shows the image of a man drinking milk from a cow during his presentations to drive home the point that humans are the only mammals on the planet which consume the mother's milk of another species. Milk really...

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Share Healthy Habits with Your Children

Share Healthy Habits with Your Children

Childhood obesity is the number one health concern today, and obesity rates continue to climb. Obesity statistics don't surprise Dr. Joel Fuhrman. He says that less than 2% of children's diets come from whole fruits and vegetables. The majority of calories consumed comes from meat, dairy, and heavily processed foods which are fiber and micronutrient...

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