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A Message Regarding Supplement Quality and Safety

You may have heard about the recent investigations of nutritional supplements done by the New York Attorney General’s office.The authorities said they had run tests on popular store brands of herbal supplements at the retailers — Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC — which showed that roughly four out of five of the products contained none [...]

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Eating for Life - Part 4

Mealtime StrategiesWe've given you some basic information on fat, fiber, and sodium. And, we've provided some tips on decreasing fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium; and increasing fiber. But, how do you put it all together when it comes to breakfast, lunch, and dinner? These mealtime strategies should help.BreakfastStrategy #1--Choose fruit more often. Just a [...]

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Eating for Life - Part 3

In Eating for Life Part 2 we mentioned the Choose More Often approach. Here's how the Choose More Often approach works:Choose More Often: Low-fat meat, poultry, fish Lean cuts of meat trimmed of fat (round tip roast, pork tenderloin, loin lamb chop), poultry without skin, and fish, cooked without breading or fat added. Low-fat dairy products 1 percent or [...]

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Eating for Life - Part 2

How Do the Foods We Eat Affect Our Chances of Getting Cancer and Heart Disease?There is much still to be learned about the relationship between the foods we eat and our risk of getting cancer and heart disease. The NHLBI and NCI are conducting a great deal of research to find out more about this [...]

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Eating for Life - Part 1

Eat for life? Can what you eat improve your chances for a long and healthy life? Yes, it can.At a time when we seem to be overwhelmed by conflicting diet and health messages, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) have some good news: by making the right [...]

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Melt Body Fat with Exercise

If you want to reduce your body fat, focus on increasing the amount of exercise you get rather than decreasing your food intake. A recent national study was done using two groups of sedentary men, one group in their 20's and the other over age 65. A lot was learned from this accumulated data and [...]

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A Consumer's Guide to Fats

Once upon a time, we didn't know anything about fat except that it made foods tastier. We cooked our food in lard or shortening. We spread butter on our breakfast toast and plopped sour cream on our baked potatoes. Farmers bred their animals to produce milk with high butterfat content and meat "marbled" with fat [...]

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5 Surprising Diet Busting Foods

It’s that time of the year when the dining table is groaning with delectable goodies and our waistline begins groaning with added pounds. But did you know there are many hidden diet busters in many of the foods we eat and drink everyday? They can cause many diet plans to crash and burn, or make [...]

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How Diet Soda Makes You Fat

How do you lose weight? Substitute diet drinks for sugary drinks. Eat low fat foods. Just eat less of the bad foods – it’s all about the calories. We are told, “Just have more willpower”. These ideas are false.They are food and diet industry propaganda that make and keep us fat [...]

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Treating Depression - Naturally (part 4)

In this, our final article in the Treating Depression Naturally series, we'll explore the benefits of a relative newcomer to the natural supplement field in the fight against depression - SAM-e. SAM-e, pronounced "sammy", is short for S-adenosyl-L-methionine. It's a synthetic form of a chemical that's found naturally in the human body and is believed to [...]

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