Food and Health

Regular Ground Beef vs Organic Ground Beef: What's The Difference?

2016-06-03 17:03
Organic Ground Beef vs Regular Ground Beef

Is organic ground beef just as bad as regular meat, or is it at least a bit better?

In one of the Facebook groups called Natural Healing Plus Food I stumbled on the discussion comparing organic ground beef vs regular ground beef. What is the difference.

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Fruit Salad Combination Can Improve Health and Reduce Obesity

2016-05-27 15:06
Fruit Salad

Having a salad for lunch today? Be sure to include these two fruits as the combination may be especially good for your health.

Researchers in the UK have found that a compound found in red grapes and a compound found in oranges worked especially well together to improve the health of people with diabetes and reduce the ris

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Paulding Just Released This Delicious Summer Poached Pear Recipe

2016-05-19 15:27
A Delicious Summer Poached Pear Recipe

For any upcoming summer dessert recipes please consider these poached pears with chocolate sauce. They really look good.

Peel the pears. Gently remove the core from the bottom with a corer or paring knife. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each, so they stand. Place pears in the pan, stem end up.

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13 Peppermint Oil Uses to Reduce Pain, Give you Energy, Relieve Allergies, and More

2016-05-17 20:54
Peppermint Oil Uses

Peppermint oil is a fantastic essential oil to begin using right away. There is a plethora of uses for it, and you will be shocked at how many ways it can help you. There is basically no reason not to try peppermint oil because it is 100% natural and has no side effects. The more you can use natural home remedies the more your body will thank you in the long run.

Peppermint oil exists alongside similar oils such as hemp oil and avocado oil, and all thre

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The Simple Secret To Losing Weight and Keeping It off with Right Nutrition

2016-05-16 12:31
Nutrition and weight loss

Every day I hear someone ask me, “How can I lose weight quickly?” The truth is, weight loss is a constant struggle with both men and women. According to the CDC, 37.9 perfect of adults age 20 years and over are obese and 70.7 perfect are overweight. To achieve permanent weight loss that sticks, it’s important to do it slow and in an intelligent manner. Many key factors include: paying attention to your biochemistry, your food preferences and of course genetics.

First piece of advice: stop dieting, change your eating habits permanently. Practice mindful eating. Experience the food you are eating.

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Burger Study from Clear Labs Reveals Calorie Count Coverup

2016-05-10 19:42
burger study reveals calorie count coverup

When Clear Labs released its new extensive analysis of 258 hamburger meat samples from 22 retailers and 79 brands, 13.6 percent had some type of quality problem. Among those problems was a calorie count coverup.

I am not saying that some of the other findings of the study are not worrisome. For example, rat DNA was found in three samples, 4.3 percent of burgers showed germ contamination (including E.

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Coconut Oil Might Just Be The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

2016-05-06 19:26
Coconut Oil for Weight Loss

Watch out water, coconut oil might have just overtaken you for the best way to lose weight. While the benefits of water are very widely known (and indeed of the best ways to start losing weight is to drink more water) coconut oil is more than just a new fad. It is one of the best ways to start losing weight right now, and adding it into your diet is crucial.

In this article I will give you 4 reasons why you should have more coconut oil, and 7 practical ways to add it into your daily regimen.

The Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Linking High-fat Diet and Obesity to Increased Cancer Risk

2016-03-03 13:44
High Fat Foods - NCI Visuals

Many studies over several years have linked excess weight with an increase in a number of cancers, including colon cancer. Aside from not smoking, reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is one of the most important lifestyle changes you can make today to reduce your risk of cancer.

Researchers from many institutions have tried to focus in on the most important diet components that will help you achieve both a healthy weight and lowered cancer risk.

Semir Beyaz, Ömer H. Yilmaz et al. High-fat diet enhances stemness and tumorigenicity of intestinal progenitors. Nature, 2016; 531 (7592): 53 DOI: 10.1038/nature17173
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When Family Asks a Vegan Dieter to give Up Being a Vegan Just For the Trip

2016-03-02 20:24
Vegan lifestyle

2015 Vegan statistics show that 6 percent of US population is vegan. This means about 19.3 million people are vegan according to 2014 US population data. What happens when these people go on the road and make interstate trips? This creates issues in some families who sometimes ask their family members to give up being a vegan just for the trip.

"I am going out of town with my family next week to Iowa, but as we were planning things together food became a bit of a battle.

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What You Eat Affects Your Sleep

2016-01-16 11:06
what you eat affects your sleep

If you want a good night’s sleep, pay more attention to what you eat. A new study explains how what you eat affects your sleep, which means you could be resting more peacefully by changing your eating habits.

One of the most interesting and surprising findings by the research team at Columbia University Medical Center in New York was that just one day of eating more of certain foods could have an impact

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8 Reasons to Love Seaweed

2016-01-06 09:21
reasons to love seaweed

Some people are touting seaweed as a super food for 2016, but this treasure from the oceans reached that status before the turn of the new year. In fact, experts have uncovered lots of reasons to love seaweed, so here are some of them plus a few ways to enjoy this sea vegetable during 2016 and many years to come.

First of all, there are many different kinds of seaweed, a blanket term that refers to several species of multicellular, macroscopic marine algae. Seaweed is commonly grouped by color

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Do You Donate Canned Food Past its Expiration Date?

2015-12-11 00:15
Canned foods are safe beyond expiration dates

Should you feel a little guilty selecting canned food items from your pantry that are past its “sell-by” date and giving them to your kid’s food drive at school? Here’s a recent reminder from ABC News about what “sell-by” and “best-used-by” labeling really means on food items.

We’re all guilty of it at one time or another—digging through the pantry and picking out that old can of pumpkin pie mix or condensed milk with the sell-by dates expired and passing it onto our kid

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Pomegranate Seed Oil for Multiple Sclerosis

2015-11-30 12:35
pomegranate seed oil for multiple sclerosis

The pomegranate is a challenging fruit with a tough rind, and it appears that fighting appearance harbors seeds with potential to battle multiple sclerosis. Researchers have found that pomegranate seed oil contains an extremely strong antioxidant that inhibited demyelination in a mouse model for MS.

Although it’s much too early in the game to stock up on pomegranate seed oil for multiple sclerosis, scientists have uncovered what appears to be a beneficial use for a nano droplet form of pomegra

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How Glutamine Can Help Sugar Addiction or Craving

2015-11-13 15:07
Sugar Craving

Maybe you are trying to cut carbs to lose weight; maybe you just want to cut down on sugar. Either way, there will come a time when most people have cravings. So, if sugar is your kryptonite, you should consider taking L-glutamine.

Why do we crave sugar? That’s like asking an alcoholic why that person craves alcohol. Sugar is addicting and elicits a physical and psychological response when ingested.

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Benefits of Mango and Why Mangos Are a Superfood

2015-11-09 19:31

Mangos while said to be the most eaten fruit on the planet may be one of the most underappreciated. Growing up in the southern U.S. mangos weren’t exactly part of our diet. I was in my 50’s before I came to appreciate this amazing fruit. Mangos belong to the drupe family meaning the fruit has a pit like peaches and apricots, as well as olives and dates. Mangos are a superfood that is high in fiber, vitamins, anti-oxidants, enzymes, and flavonoids. [1][8]

Mangos contain over 20 nutrients including.

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Papaya - Superfood and Natural Remedy

2015-11-09 16:01
Papaya home remedies and benefits

Papayas are a large sweet seeded fruit that grow in tropical climates but are usually available year round in most developed countries. Papayas are native to Central America and have been long revered by the Latin American Indians. On their journeys, Spanish and Portuguese explorers brought papayas to many other subtropical lands. Christopher Columbus called papaya, “the fruit of the angels”. Papaya was introduced to the United States in the 20th century, and they have been cultivated in Hawaii, the major U.S. producer since the 1920s. Today, the largest commercial producers of papayas include the United States, Mexico and Puerto Rico. [2]

Eating papaya may help reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, digestive disorders, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and macular degeneration.

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Your Diet Impacts Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

2015-11-09 08:59
diet impacts risk of rheumatoid arthritis

People who want to reduce their risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis may want to adjust their food choices. Two new studies show that your diet impacts risk of rheumatoid arthritis, and the changes you should make may not be so dramatic.

At the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in San Francisco, experts revealed their findings about the effect your food choices have on the risk of developing this often debilitating au

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Cheerios lawsuit involving General Mills focuses on serious recall

2015-11-05 22:38

Two consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against General Mills because of the recent recall of gluten-free Cheerios. The company recalled 1.8 million boxes of the cereal because they contained gluten. Both regular Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios were affected by the recall. Now, two consumers are suing General Mills and claim the company is practicing false advertising.

Keri Van Lengen and Deborah Nava are the two consumers who have filed the class action lawsuit.

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The Health Benefits of Lion's Mane and Other Mushrooms

2015-11-04 21:03
Lion's Mane Mushroom

Mushrooms may be the easiest plant in the world to grow because they take very little care. There are over 10,000 varieties of mushrooms in North America, but not all are edible. In fact the largest part of them can make you sick. However there are a few varieties that are not only gourmet but also have medicinal properties and can be grown in your home.

Lion’s mane (Hericium erinaceus) is known by many names including bearded tooth mushroom, hedgehog mushroom, satyr's beard, dear tail mushroom, mountain priest mushroom, monkey’s head mushroom, and

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Benefits of Natural Unprocessed Salt - From the Tables of Kings to Celebrity Chefs

2015-11-04 09:17

I grew up on table salt. You remember it, the old Morton salt in the navy cardboard container with a picture of a little girl in a yellow dress holding an umbrella. I even remember my mom ordering a Morton salt umbrella for me when I was a kid. But I digress.

Thinking back that’s a confusing image which must have had a story behind. So, I googled. As it turns out the little girl represents the exact problem with table salt that I’m about to explain.

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7 Reason for Iodine Deficiency and 37 Symptoms

2015-11-03 15:31

Iodine deficiency remains one of the most important public health issues globally, and an estimated 2.2 billion people live in iodine-deficient areas. [1] Iodine is a mineral that is absolutely essential for every cell in the body to function, especially the thyroid. It is crucial for immune function, fetal development [2], neurocognitive function and prevents the formation of cancer cells.

Iodine is stored in the thyroid, breasts, and the prostate and in every cell in the body and is critical to maintaining good health because our thyroid uses iodine to create the hormones which cont

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Why You Should Eat Like a Bear: Benefits of Ellagic Acid

2015-11-02 10:10
Ellagic Acid fruits diet plan

Have you ever heard of ellagic acid or followed an ellagic acid weight loss diet plan? Probably not, unless you are a botanist, a chemist, or a health nut. Truth is most people just don’t care what’s in their food, even if they’re smarter than the average bear. They just want something healthy that tastes good. But knowing what foods contain ellagic acid and including them in our daily diet can be very beneficial to health.

Ellagic acid (EA) is a plant phenol and when it comes to this cancer fighting nutrient wild strawberries are by far the winner with 10 times more of this nutrient than other foods that are high in

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Metabolic Syndrome - Small Lifestyle Changes, Big Results

2015-10-29 21:37
Metabolic Syndrome

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to put two and two together, and we all know when we’re not doing the right things to stay healthy. It’s not always easy but making small changes can make a big difference in health. If not you may eventually have one or more of the signs of metabolic syndrome and experience the associated complications including diabetes, insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease and an increased risk not only for stroke but cancer.

Metabolic Risk Factors

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Herr's potato chip recall creates dangerous gluten-free confusion for celiac disease

2015-10-29 18:58

If you have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, then you may have been excited to notice another gluten-free item on the grocery store shelves. However, if that item was Herr's Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips, you will want to pay attention to the latest recall. Herr Foods Inc. is recalling specific lots of some of its Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips because they are mislabeled as gluten-free. These chips actually contain wheat and should not be consumed by people who are sensitive to wheat or allergic to it.

Herr Foods Inc. shares that the front of the package on some Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chips has the label gluten free.

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You Have Heard That Processed Meats Cause Cancer But Do You Understand Why?

2015-10-27 07:59
WHO says processed meat causes cancer

I majored in chemistry in college before I decided to get my nursing degrees. So, I think about everything I eat. I also read labels. In general, though I eat only fresh products and stay away from the inner aisles of the grocery store and processed meat products. So, for me, the recent news from the World Health Organization that processed meat and even red meat cause cancer is old news, about 30 years old to be exact.

They say “you are what you eat” and well, I don’t exactly want to be a polska kielbasa sausage, do you?

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Monk Fruit Sweetener Has Zero Calories, Good for Diabetes and Weight Loss?

2015-10-24 10:12
monk fruit sweetener

For all of you who are looking for a natural, zero or low-calorie alternative to artificial sweeteners, monk fruit may be the answer. Is this relatively new addition to the sugar substitute market good for those with diabetes or who want to lose weight?

Monk fruit is native to southern China and northern Thailand.

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How Following a Low Carb - High Protein Diet Saved My Life

2015-10-13 19:07
Low Carb High Protein Food

Several years ago, I was asked to speak to a group of medical school residents about nutrition. What I told them was this: “Whatever you do, don’t put your patients in the hospital and then starve them.”

Many years later while living in Hawaii, I met a woman at a restaurant. During the course of our conversation I started talking about nutrition, diet, and supplements.

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Seaweed: Health Benefits for the Body and Planet

2015-10-05 23:25
Health Benefits of Seaweed

For thousands of years, seaweed has been used in many cultures, especially those in coastal regions, not only as a food source, but for its health benefits. Many of these areas such as Japan are considered “blue zones” where people are known to live longer and with fewer health problems. In fact, Japan has the highest number of octogenarians, people who live to be over the age of 100, in the world. Other well known “blue zones” are Sardinia, Italy, Loma Linda, California, and Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica.(1)

Although seaweed was part of the diet of American settlers and even used in agriculture as a fertilizer for land-based plants, it did not remain popular and only began to again gain a modicum of po

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