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The Nuts and Bolts of Nutrition Bars

We know that eating a variety of whole foods from all food groups is the ideal way to eat. But we also know that sometimes life just gets in the way of our best laid plans. That’s when having a nutrition bar in your bag or glove compartment can save

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Heart Disease Is a Woman’s Disease

In the U.S., 1 in 4 women will die from heart disease—almost half a million deaths each year—yet the perception that heart disease is primarily a man’s disease persists. An American Heart Association survey found that fewer than one-half of American women are aware that heart disease is their leading

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Prebiotics, to Feed Your Good Bacteria

From yogurt to kombucha to supplements, probiotics appear to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue, literally and figuratively. Probiotics are live bacteria and are believed to have properties that improve digestive health. Lactobacillus found in yogurt and other fermented foods is just one example. Though the National Center for

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Calcium Supplements and Your Heart

Calcium’s role in overall health is not up for debate. It’s required for bone strength, muscle function and nerve transmission. Consuming enough may also help keep blood pressure numbers down. The question is, then, how should you get your fill of calcium? For many who are concerned they aren’t getting

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Ask the Experts: Goldenseal & Cancer Risk; Wood Pulp in Foods

Q: What is the evidence on goldenseal and cancer risk?

A: Goldenseal is a perennial herb in the buttercup family, native to Canada and the U.S. Native Americans introduced goldenseal to early settlers as part of their traditional medicine to treat digestive problems, skin disorders, and irritated eyes. Today, the supplement

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Mediterranean Diet Under Threat

One of the most well researched eating patterns on the planet, the Mediterranean diet has been linked with multiple health benefits, including lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. This diet pattern—rich in seafood, whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits and healthy fats—was even recommended in

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Choose Water Over Diet Drinks for Weight Loss

Replacing diet beverages with water may lead to greater weight loss in obese women with type 2 diabetes who are following a weight-loss diet, research shows. Among 81 overweight or obese women with type 2 diabetes who usually consumed diet drinks, those who substituted water for the diet beverage after

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7 Weight Loss Myths…Debunked

As warmer weather approaches, our thoughts often turn to the return of shorts season—and possibly whether last summer’s shorts still fit. While weight loss myths never stop circulating, this is one of those times of year when we may be more susceptible to believing them. Here are seven weight loss

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Q&A: CPAP Machine; Black Lung; Zika Virus

Q. How important is it to regularly clean a CPAP device? I recently started using one, but haven’t cleaned it yet.
A. It is important that CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines are regularly cleaned, since this limits any bacteria buildup within the machine, and also helps to preserve the silicone