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(NaturalNews) Millions of Americans have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, resulting in excessive fatigue and even more serious consequences. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC): “Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression…it is also responsible for motor vehicle and […]

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When you shop for a good supplement you expect a clean product right?  Think again.  In a recent study completed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on 40 major herbal dietary supplement products tested showed 37 contained trace amounts of at least 1 potentially hazardous contaminant (such as lead, mercury, or arsenic), although none of them in amounts […]

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By Elaine Magee, MPH, RD
WebMD Feature
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. There’s some evidence it can help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries: flaxseed.
Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as […]

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Although the beneficial effects of antioxidants have been well established, a recent study has now shed light on how antioxidants improve hormonal action in obese individuals with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic risk factors including problems with blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, abdominal fat and more. Metabolic syndrome significantly increases a […]

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Post image for Grapefruit compound could treat diabetes, lower cholesterol and produce Atkin’s diet benefits without dieting

(NaturalNews) Big Pharma has been doggedly searching for drugs that target a group of nuclear receptor proteins in the human body known by the long title of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs, for short). The reason? PPARs regulate the expression of genes that are involved in fat and carbohydrate metabolism, among other functions — so the […]

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Post image for Study links cholesterol, nonstick coating chemical

By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chemicals used to make non-stick coatings on cookware and to waterproof fabrics may raise levels of cholesterol in children, U.S. researchers said on Monday.
Children in a study with the highest levels of these compounds in their blood had measurably higher levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein, or LDL – […]

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Post image for 10 Reasons to eat an apple a day

by Jan McBarron M.D., N.D. (Health Headline News)
There are many wonderful things that I can say about apples.  If the fact that they are delicious and that they are readily available at the grocery store is not enough to convince you to eat an apple a day, let’s talk about some of the other things […]

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Post image for Early Cholesterol Problems Spell Trouble For Middle-Aged Arteries

by Patti Neighmon

Researchers say too much cholesterol isn’t safe — at any age.

And a recent study suggests it really does matter what you eat and how much you exercise in your 20s and 30s.
How come? A heart-healthy diet and regular exercise can lower LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. That’s the stuff that can really clog up arteries […]

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Post image for Heart risk factors less common in fish lovers

By Amy Norton
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Middle-aged and older men who eat fish every day are less likely than infrequent fish eaters to develop a collection of risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and stroke, a new study suggests.
Whether a fishy diet itself is the reason for the benefit is not clear from the […]

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