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Does Coffee Cause Cancer?

Does Coffee Cause Cancer?

It’s java that jump-starts your day. It’s the elixir of work. It’s coffee, the beverage enjoyed daily by an estimated 62 percent of all Americans, according to the National Coffee Association. For many, coffee is the “rocket fuel” that transforms us from sleepwalkers into go-getters, from lethargic to lively. But

Vitamins for Skin Health

Vitamins for Skin Health

In the never-ending quest for clear, smooth, and youthful skin, Americans spent $3 billion on skin care products in 2016. And as science and technology continue to advance, many of the most popular skin care products tout vitamins as their active ingredients. But what are the best vitamins for skin

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

6 Health Benefits of Aloe Vera Juice for Your Heart

The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

What Is a Normal Cholesterol Level?

You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably

Ask the Experts: Exploring Kaniwa; Raw Mushroom Safety

Q. What is kaniwa, and what are its health benefits?

A: Like quinoa, kaniwa (a.k.a. cañihua) is a pseudo-cereal from South America. Cultivated primarily in Peru and Bolivia, kaniwa is the seed from the flowering plant, goosefoot. Kaniwa is from the same genus as quinoa (Chenopodium), but it’s a different species

Normal Glucose Levels: Check Your Numbers

Normal Glucose Levels: Check Your Numbers

Normal glucose levels are important to monitor, even if you have not been diagnosed with diabetes. Diabetes, also known as diabetes mellitus, is the name of a group of diseases in which the body is unable to properly utilize blood sugar (glucose) for energy. There are three primary forms of

Natural Food Sources of Vitamin D

Natural Food Sources of Vitamin D

Looking for worthy foods to give you the vitamin D your body needs? Consider these top sources, with a pair of recipes you’ll want to add to your menu.
Vitamin D in Fish
While few foods naturally contain vitamin D, fish is the major exception. The exact amount of vitamin D

Low Energy Causes May Be Rooted in These 3 Nutritional Deficiencies

Low Energy Causes May Be Rooted in These 3 Nutritional Deficiencies

It’s not surprising that nutrient deficiencies are low energy causes, given that your body’s trillions of cells rely on vitamins and minerals to generate energy. What is surprising is that few doctors recognize the fact that fatigue and lacking energy is often an early symptom of multiple vitamin and mineral

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