Friday, November 29, 2013

Gluten-Free Going Mainstream

Gluten-free is going mainstream as nearly one-third of Americans seek to avoid gluten.
Panic must really be setting in for the wheat industry these days, as consumers increasingly seek to avoid food products that contain gluten. According to the latest available figures, as many as one in three people, or about 105 million Americans, now actively shun gluten due to diagnosed celiac disease, gluten sensitivity or intolerance, or personal choice, proving that the "gluten-free" designation has officially gone mainstream. Read more

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Countless Uses of Coconut Oil

Joseph Mercola lists the countless uses of coconut oil.
Coconut oil has been a dietary and beauty staple for millennia. It’s a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa, many of which can be harmful, and provides your body with high-quality fat that is critical for optimal health. Read more

Monday, November 18, 2013

The Secret to a Health Heart: Simple Tomato Sauce Made with Onion, Olive Oil, and Corn Flour

Spanish researchers found tomato-based sauce contains as many as forty antioxidants which are believed to protect the heart from oxidative stress, but to=o get the health benefits the ingredients have to be combined in the sauce, rather than eaten separately.
The Mediterranean secret to longevity and a healthy heart is down to a simple tomato sauce, researchers believe.

Sofrito - made out of tomato as the main ingredient along with onion, olive oil, corn flour and occasionally garlic - is eaten widely around the Med but scientists could help prevent a heart attack or stroke.

Spanish researchers have found that tomato-based sauce contains as many as 40 antioxidants, called polyphenols, which are believed to protect the heart from 'oxidative stress.' Read more

Friday, November 15, 2013

15 Simple Rules to Reduce the Risk of Dying Early

Jonny Bowden has fifteen very simple rules to avoid the risk of dying early.
Back in 2007, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) together with the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) issued their official recommendations on diet, physical activity, and weight management for cancer prevention. They based these recommendations on the best and most comprehensive scientific evidence currently available.

I’m going to tell you what these 8 recommendations are in just a minute, but there’s a more important issue we need to address first, namely: do the recommendations matter?

I mean, if following them made no difference, who needs to bother to know what they are? They only matter if they actually work.

And by “work”, I mean: Do they help you live longer? Read more

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

You’re Right - Everyone IS Always Looking at Your Breasts

You're right: everyone is always looking at your breasts - and it's not just guys who are guilty.
This may not come as a huge shock, but guys spend a good amount of time checking out your chest. But, uh, so do women. When shown a picture of a woman, both men and women spend more time looking at her breasts and waist than her face, according to a new study in the journal Sex Roles. Read more

Monday, November 11, 2013

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Yeast Infections

Edward Group reveals ten things you didn't know about yeast infections.
It’s hard to live in a living world without some living organisms taking residence on or inside of your body. It might not be the most pleasant idea, but everyone is carrying bugs of some sort. Harmful organisms in the intestines and bacteria in the gut are among the most common. Another is Candida albicans. If you’ve ever experienced a yeast infection, then you probably know this one well. Although everyone has Candida, problems are unlikely to arise if it’s kept in balance. However, if an imbalance occurs, so may a yeast infection. Yeast infections can affect the mouth, skin and genitals (and that includes women AND men) and range in severity from inconvenient and uncomfortable to life-threatening. Additionally, overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract may be a catalyst for serious problems if the fungus enters the blood stream.

Let’s take a look at a few other must-know facts about yeast infections. Read more

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fennel’s Top 4 Health Benefits

Fennel is not only a tasty culinary herb, it also has several health benefits.
If you’re looking to give that salad some extra zing or add flavor to a special recipe, fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) is a great choice. Not only does the bulb boast a slightly sweet flavor reminiscent of licorice making it an enjoyable addition to many meals, but it’s loaded with healthy benefits.

Maybe you currently enjoy fennel. Perhaps you’ve pondered the somewhat unusual-looking plant, a white bulb from which tall stalks protrude, only to pass it up in the store (however after reading this, we’re sure it’ll end up in your cart next time). Either way, fennel’s health benefits should not be overlooked. Here’s a deeper look at fennel, including some little-known fun facts. Read more

Monday, November 4, 2013

The 7 Worst Health Habits Ever

These seven habits are really bad for your health, says Lauren Tumas Schumacher.
It may surprise you that one of the worst health crimes you're committing is as small as forgetting to take your contacts out at night. Here, tips to bounce back fast from long days in high heels, fast food, and more. Read more

Friday, November 1, 2013

Drink More Water: Take 10 Years off Your Face

Sarah was hoping to solve her headaches and poor digestion, but drinking three liters of water a day also took TEN YEARS off her face.
You might think I'd have little in common with a camel, but we do share one useful skill: both of us can go for a very long time without water.

Usually I start my day with a cup of tea, then I might have a glass of water with my lunch and one with dinner - that's about a litre of liquid in 24 hours. It feels like plenty, but apparently it's not nearly enough. Read more