Food and Health

How pet food can affect your entire family's health

2015-01-23 19:27

The pet food and treats sitting in your pantry, kitchen shelves or other parts of the house can affect your entire family’s health. It is not just your adorable poodle or Maine Coon who can suffer from medical issues. Pet food can affect people’s lives in more than one way.

Natural, healthy and safe pet food and treats are essential for maintaining a healthy household.

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MSG health concerns come under scrutiny

2015-01-22 19:34

MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a controversial food additive commonly used to enhance products by giving them a savory flavor. Although MSG is typically associated with Chinese restaurants, it can be found in a variety of items ranging from canned soup to processed sausages. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) labels MSG as generally recognized as safe, but there are reports of reactions to the flavor enhancer.

The European Food Information Council acknowledges that some people are sensitive to monosodium glutamate and can have a re

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How to make Chili with Tofu

2014-10-29 21:31

America’s leading tofu purveyor since 1983, House Foods, is cooking up a meatless feast for the conclusion of Vegetarian Awareness Month. House Foods Tofu Chili is a healthy and flavorful dish for all to enjoy.

By combining House Foods Extra Firm Tofu with onions with a variety of spices from garlic and pepper to cumin and chili powder, House Foods created a delectable fall favorite with half the calories

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Dr. Oz Goes After President Obama

2014-09-24 02:22

Would you will be willing to eat food that has been exposed to some of the same chemical components as the infamous and deadly Agent Orange defoliate used widely during the Viet Nam War? Well you may not be able to avoid doing just that, cautions Dr. Oz as he reveals to viewers his concern that the foods you buy tomorrow for your health may be more harmful than beneficial, and only President Obama has the power to prevent this from happening.

"The Environmental Protection Agency is on the brink of approving a brand new toxic pesticide that you don’t know about.

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Eat well to help control type 2 diabetes

2014-09-01 15:32

The evidence is in that good nutrition appears to help prevent and control type 2 diabetes. There has been a surge of type 2 diabetes due to poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles and the associated obesity epidemic over the years. An understanding of the value of good nutrition to help control this serious health problem is therefore very important.

The quality of dietary fats and carbohydrates consumed is a significant factor when it comes to type 2 diabetes.

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Celiac disease tips for making bread at home

2014-08-29 16:53

Bread is a diet staple, but people with celiac disease cannot grab the first fresh French baguettes they see in the stores. The bread must be gluten-free. Unfortunately, it is often much more expensive than the wheat, rye or barley versions, and taste is sometimes an issue. This is why some people have turned to making their own bread at home.

There are many recipes online for gluten-free bread, and it is important to experiment with several of t

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Is the low FODMAP diet a treatment for IBS?

2014-08-26 12:40

If you are looking for a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome known as IBS that could work, consider the FODMAP diet. What did researchers find in a study about how certain foods can significantly alleviate symptoms of IBS?

If your child suffers from irritable bowel syndrome or IBS you may want to consider the FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols) diet.

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Smoothie Blender Recommendations and Warning from Consumer Reports

2014-08-25 11:15

Smoothies are a great way to lose weight and keep it off. But who wants to take the time to clean a large, full-scale blender for one quick healthy drink? The solution is a personal mini-model blender that can save on cleanup time and help with your fight against belly fat.

Here is a summary of two smoothie blender recommendations from Consumer Reports as well as a warning about one model that they say is a safety risk and should be avoided.

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Gluten-free food banks for celiac disease sufferers exist

2014-08-22 17:04

A recent report from NPR highlighted the problems those with celiac disease often face if they are forced to use a food bank. Many food pantries are not aware of the condition and do not have the items necessary for someone with this disorder. However, there is a movement to change how food banks handle celiac disease sufferers.

The number of people who are using food banks in the United States has increased dramatically in recent years.

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Gluten Free Desserts to Satisfy Any Sweet Tooth

2014-08-13 07:29

There are a number of reasons why a person might choose to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle. Perhaps they are experimenting with the benefits of a wheat-less diet (i.e. Paleo, Atkins); maybe certain health restrictions demand it (Diabetes, Celiac Disease). Whatever the reason, one singular concern regarding the gluten-free transformation always seems to surface: satisfying one's sweet tooth.

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Beware that cheese is loaded with unhealthy salt

2014-08-11 21:21

Cheese remains loaded with unhealthy salt overall in spite of initiatives to lower the salt content of food. Too much salt is associated with high blood pressure which is a silent killer and other serious health problems. Therefore although cheese is generally considered to be a nutritious food it should not be considered a healthy food to eat as long as its salt content is high.

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Lifestyle factors including eating baked or boiled fish promote brain health

2014-08-05 22:28

There has been a great deal of hype surrounding reports that eating a lot of fish is good for your cardiovascular health. There has also been interest surrounding reports that eating fish is good for your brain health. It has generally been conjectured that the positive health benefits of fish are due to omega-3 fatty acids in fish. New research shows baked or boiled fish is good for your brain independent of omega-3 fatty acid content.

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Cinnamon may offer a natural key to prevent foodborne illness

2014-07-20 11:13

Foodborne illness is a very serious problem which is responsible for a great deal of morbidity and mortality. An awareness of this problem generally prompts people to be a great deal more careful about handling food and where they choose to eat out. Recent research has shown cinnamon may be a natural key to helping to prevent foodborne illness.

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Fungus in yogurt represents a possible threat to consumers

2014-07-11 20:45

Contamination of food can cause very serious illnesses. Food poisoning can hit the very young and the very old particularly hard but has the capacity to cause a great deal of disability or to even be life threatening for anyone. Yogurt has surfaced as being a risk factor for fungal infection which represents a serious risk to the consumer.

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Dark chocolate may help patients with peripheral artery disease

2014-07-04 16:37

There has been a lot of talk about the benefits of dark chocolate to help nurture good heart and brain health. This along with the high feeling you get from eating delicious dark chocolate makes it a really great snack. New research shows that dark chocolate is also helpful for patients suffering from peripheral artery disease.

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Deadly pancreatic cancer can be prevented by lifestyle changes

2014-07-04 08:18

A diagnosis of cancer is feared by people worldwide. Although treatment has been successful for a widening number of cases there are still many deaths from cancer daily. Some cancers such as pancreatic cancer are even more lethal than other types of cancer. Recent research has shown that many cancers including deadly pancreatic cancer can be prevented by lifestyle changes.

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Gluten Free Diet May Help Improve Cognitive Troubles

2014-07-02 21:55

In addition to gastrointestinal issues, another trigger for my getting tested for gluten intolerance was my difficulty in staying focused. I had started to correlate eating wheat with a very significant drop in productivity during the day. Many said it was probably in my head (no pun intended), but research is finding otherwise. For someone with celiac disease, eating gluten may actually cause a drop in brain function similar to being drunk.

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Cocoa extract may be a delicious way to help Alzheimer's patients

2014-06-25 10:10

Alzheimer's disease is a devastating disease in which we witness a deterioration in cognitive functioning. Attempts to deal with this disorder often appear like a waste of time due to the tragic progressive nature of the illness. It therefore appears almost magical that something as tasty as cocoa extract may help with Alzheimer's. Recent research shows this may be true.

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Nature and nurture are at the root of food addiction

2014-06-16 16:39

As the obesity epidemic becomes more apparent the problem of food addiction has surfaced as a serious problem. The problem is so serious some interests have suggested that one of the most addicting high calorie foods, sugar, is actually a drug and should be regulated as if it is a drug. New research indicates nature and nurture play a role in food addiction.

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Surprising Food Claims That Could be a Lie to Get You to Buy

2014-06-14 12:43

In the May 2014 issue of Experience Life magazine, public health lawyer Michele Simon, JD, MPH, warns readers that reading should not equate with believing when it comes to food claims made by both the food industry and government scientists that could be nothing more than a lie to get you to buy.

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Quality of life of women with heavy periods is improved with iron supplements

2014-06-12 21:44

Women often feel irritable and run down from their periods, particularly if they are heavy. It is generally suggested that aside from adequate rest, good nutrition is essential to help women cope in as healthy a way as possible with their periods. There is sometimes skepticism about the value of supplements to help women who are run down from their periods to feel better. New research shows that iron supplements are very helpful and in fact improve the quality of life of women with heavy menstrual bleeding.

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Is the food industry putting profit before America's health?

2014-06-09 08:24

It appears that in spite of the growing awareness of this serious health problem far too many people are continuing to eat unhealthy junk food while leading sedentary lifestyles. Overall it appears the food industry is making this problem worse due to a focus on profits before health.

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