5 Steps to Avoid Processed Foods (When You're Surrounded by Them)

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Processed foods is an enormous buzzword, both because increasing evidence implicates processed foods in a variety of negative health outcomes; and also because we are continually faced with them at every turn, despite this increasing evidence of their harm. In a nutshell, we keep learning how dangerous they are; processed food manufacturers continue...

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Sweating Through Summer: How to Work Out the Right Way

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Summer's right around the corner, bringing ample opportunity to get into great (or even better) shape without even trying. After all, a full day at the beach, park, pool or lake can burn hundreds to thousands of calories while toning and tightening every muscle in your body, depending on the activities you pursue. That said, summer calls for special...

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Antibiotic Use and ALS: Food for Thought

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurogenerative disease with an eventual death sentence. As motor neurons die, the brain is unable to initiate and control muscle movement, compromising activities we take for granted, such as the ability to speak, eat, move ... and breathe. While people have been known to live with the disease for...

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Depression in Older Adults: Magnesium Matters

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Depression and anxiety are often unrecognized and as such, unaddressed in older adults. When these disorders are identified, a common treatment option, unfortunately, is the option that's become all-too-standard for any senior health issue: medication. But it doesn't have to be that way. Research suggests a simple mineral can help reduce depression and...

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Is Your Poor Diet Fueling Cancer?

It's no secret that too many people – particularly Americans – eat too many low-nutrient, high-fat, high-carb, processed foods. It's also no secret that a consistent diet along those lines can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. What isn't talked about enough, however, is the link between poor diet and cancer....

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Walk Faster, Live Longer

Sounds like a simple premise, although not nearly enough people seem to be believers these days. Yes, walking faster can increase your life expectancy – a great reason to step things up the next time you step out your door.

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