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What You Need To Know About Fatty Liver Disease

NAFLD, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is defined as an excess accumulation of fats within your liver that is usually accompanied by elevated liver enzymes.  As the name implies this condition is present in those who don’t consume significant amounts of alcohol.    Alcohol intake is one of the leading causes of fatty liver...

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Obesity’s Connection to Cancer

Almost 30 percent of the worldwide population is overweight or obese (BMI, or “body mass index” greater than 30 for adults = obesity).  Worldwide, obesity is also responsible for about 5 percent of deaths annually 1.  In one recent report obesity is driving an estimated half a million cancer cases annually 2-3.  Two-thirds of...

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Diabetes: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

“Diabetes”: the dreaded diagnosis that silently creeps up on you. However, it really shouldn’t be a surprise considering Diabetes is one of the fastest growing conditions and is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. According to latest report from the CDC, Diabetes affects nearly 30 million children and adults in the...

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Flu Season

A severe cold can mimic the flu. There are more than 200 cold viruses, they mutate a lot, and virtually everyone has the symptoms of one from time to time. Although the worst colds might feel like the flu, lots of people say they have the flu when they really don’t.  Only about 20...

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Fennel Receipes

  There are many videos on the internet that can teach you how to prepare fennel for cooking. Visit www.youtube.com and search “Best Fennel Tips”.   Italian Fennel Casserole Serves 4 2 tablespoons oil (preferably coconut oil) 1 large onion, peeled and sliced thin into ½” – 1” pieces 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1...

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Choosing a Multiple Vitamin

Everyone should take a multiple vitamin-mineral (MVM) supplement.  One double-blind study of healthy volunteers published in Psychopharmacology2000;150:220–5, found that an MVM supplement significantly reduced anxiety and perceived stress levels, and possibly improved energy and the ability to concentrate. Preliminary and double-blind trials have shown that women who use an MVM containing folic acid, beginning...

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Reasons to Eliminate Dairy

Today’s Milk Modern feeding methods substitute high-protein, soy-based feeds for fresh green grass and breeding methods to produce cows with abnormally large pituitary glands so that they produce three times more milk than the old fashioned scrub cow. These cows need antibiotics to keep them well. The pasteurization destroys many  valuable enzymes in the...

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“What About My Calcium?”

Calcium Deficient In 2001, Americans consumed 23 gallons of milk per person and 30 pounds of cheese.  Despite the country’s appetite for dairy products, one out of every two women over 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime. The number of physician visits for osteoporosis increased 4- fold...

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Milk & Dairy Substitues

  Sources of Calcium   For a reference point, 1oz of cheese has 207mg and 8oz milk has 300mg of calcium. 1 cup collard greens 357 mg               1 cup rice milk (plain, calcium-fortified) 200-300mg 1 cup turnip greens 249 mg                         1 cup black eyed peas 211 mg 1 cup kale 179 mg                             2 tablespoon...

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Gluten

What is Gluten?   Gluten is a protein which is found in wheat, rye, and barley.  Other grains, like oat and spelt, as well as processed foods can contain gluten as well without being labeled as such. The properties of gluten are what hold the bread and cake together. However, these same properties are...

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