The holidays are now passed and the regret of too much unhealthy food indulgence is fully setting in.  You wish you hadn’t had that 3rd helping of Grandma Deb’s Sensational Double-Layer Pumpkin Pie but, you just couldn’t resist.  And then there’s the other things: the turkey, the sugar cookies, the fudge, the mashed potatoes and…well […]


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By Bill Hendrick
WebMD Health News
Regularly eating a handful of walnuts can affect the blood pressure response to stress, according to a new study.
“People who show an exaggerated biological response to stress are at higher risk of heart disease,” study author Sheila G. West, PhD, of Pennsylvania State University, says in a news release. “We wanted to find out […]

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Post image for High Fructose Corn Syrup Causes Obesity & Liver Disease in Children

By Aaron Melius
High fructose corn syrup has been suspect for some time as being an underlying cause for obesity.  Found in many everyday items from juice drinks, chips and even bread, it has become the sweetener of choice for most manufacturers because it’s cheaper than sugar and more concentrated.
Most people understand that if you eat […]


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 […]


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 […]


Post image for Stevia FAQ: What’s Next for the Sugar Substitute?

By Elizabeth Lee
Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD
What is stevia?
Stevia rebaudiana is a shrub native to South America. Its leaves have been used there for centuries to sweeten beverages. Stevia is sold in the U.S. as a dietary supplement — a category that gets little regulatory scrutiny. Those supplements are often used as […]


Post image for Nestle study to examine weight benefits of whole grains

By Lorraine Heller
Nestle is teaming up with the Cleveland Clinic research center to conduct what it says will be amongst the largest controlled studies on the benefits of whole grains.
The Swiss firm’s research center has pumped $500,000 into the project, which it says it will use to build the scientific substantiation and the marketing communication […]


Post image for Scientists discover olive oil directly impacts genes to halt inflammation

(NaturalNews) Research has been steadily accumulating that olive oil, a main component of the Mediterranean diet, has extensive health-protective properties. For example, phytonutrient components of olive oil have been found to be effective against breast cancer cells and studies suggest the abundance of olive oil in the Mediterranean style of eating may be the reason […]


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 […]