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Diet and Food

Do your eyelids droop and does your energy flag every afternoon around 3 to 4 p.m? Is your answer to energy crashes a soda, coffee, energy drink, or sweet snack to sustain you until dinner? If so, you're making a bad situation worse. Even though it's fairly common, the "afternoon crash" isn't normal. Instead it's [...]

Nothing refreshes the mental landscape better than an exciting trip to a foreign land. However, nothing can have you regretting that adventure more than being glued to the toilet with traveler's diarrhea or vomiting instead of traipsing through temples and markets. With some advance planning and knowledge about gut health, stomach bugs, and supplements that [...]

Now even the U.S. Government is on board with what health specialists have known all along: partially hydrogenated oils and the industrial trans fats they contain are not safe for human consumption. The FDA already requires food manufacturers to list the amount of trans fats in their products. It also removed trans fats from the [...]

A man with celiac disease is  suing  the FDA, demanding they take action on the undisclosed use of wheat in an estimated 150 different prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Although about 1 percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, vastly more have gluten sensitivity and must also abstain from eating wheat to avoid a variety of [...]

After studying dieting for 20 years, a  researcher  concluded diets simply don't work, a fact countless Americans have spent 20-plus years of their own lives validating. Why? Dieting is constructed around faulty principles that defy human biology and psychology. The "calories in versus calories out" model fails to account for hormonal shifts during weight loss, the psychological [...]

If you're like most people, you probably have a vague notion artificial food coloring is "bad." You've also probably heard it makes some kids hyperactive. But did you know the science on artificial food dyes is so thorough and damning that they are banned in two European countries, require warning labels throughout the European Union [...]

Aging people have long since been resigned to living out their latter years avoiding salt and eating a bland, tasteless diet. But new  research  shows the risks of salt may be overblown. Also, if you have low blood pressure, salt can actually serve as a boost to your health. Salt has been recognized as a precious  commodity  throughout human [...]

America is on a never-ending quest to satisfy its sweet tooth without the health risks of sugar and other sweeteners. Anyone with a natural bent knows to avoid toxic artificial sweeteners such as  aspartame  and  sucralose,  but what about the more "natural" ones, such as xylitol, erythritol, and sorbitol? Although they're found on the shelves of health food stores, [...]

If you have been following conventional advice, then you've been told to avoid fats to prevent heart disease. Turns out if you want to maintain a healthy vascular system and prevent heart disease, sugar is the target you want to seek out and eliminate. If you have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, an autoimmune disease that attacks and [...]

Unless you live under a rock, you've probably been hearing about GMOs, or genetically modified organisms. What is the big deal with GMOs, and can they really be that bad for you if the government allows them in our food supply? Sadly, yes, GMOs really are that bad for you despite being legal in the [...]

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