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“Anti-Nutrients”: Myth or Threat?

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The internet is bursting with controversial and contradictory health, fitness and diet advice. And right in the middle of all the chaos are anti-nutrients. Many would have you believe that you should avoid them, but doing so contradicts the majority of medically sound diet advice available. For example, avoiding anti-nutrients would mean eating white rice instead of brown, which...

4 Strategies for Dealing with Social Anxiety

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Social anxiety, which is characterized by fear and nervousness caused by interactions with other people, affects an estimated 15 million adults living in America. This anxiety disorder is actually among the most common, second only to specific phobias. For individuals with this kind of anxiety, everyday activities can feel nearly impossible because they require communicating with and interacting with other...

Vegans and Vegetarians: Over the Protein Argument? Let’s Talk Lectin

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In recent years, some undeniably healthy foods, such as legumes, fruits and peppers, have come under scrutiny for containing plant-based proteins called lectins. With passionate people on both sides of the debate, it’s difficult to tell if lectins are the healthy protein-based powerhouses that vegans and vegetarians thrive on or a source of chronic inflammation and digestive problems. Let’s...

These Drinks May Be Turbo for Cancer

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Sugar-sweetened drinks are a staple for many adults, as well as teens and children. Some adults reportedly downs 12 cans of soda on a daily basis, and pediatricians report that nearly half a child’s fruit intake comes from juice. Unfortunately, too many sugary drinks may increase your risk of cancer, particularly breast cancer or prostate cancer, experts warn. Find...

Bizarre Truth About Soy Sauce Ingredient

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Soy sauce has a long history that began in Chinese cooking over 2,500 years ago. Today, it can be found in any grocery store and is used widely in American iterations of Asian cuisine. Typically made from soy and wheat, the health of soy sauce has been called into question for a myriad of reasons, including gluten and sodium content....

Do You Read Your Doctor’s Notes? Here’s Why You Should

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At the end of every doctor’s appointment, patients are generally given a summary of their visit and/or instructions to access a patient portal containing the same information. The information gleaned from these sources, while valuable, is usually very basic, consisting of test results, a diagnosis and after-care instructions. Other vital information can be found in the clinical notes portion...

4 Sweeteners That Aren’t As Healthy As You Think

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Many of us find it difficult to resist a sweet treat, but eating too much sugar can lead to weight gain, type 2 diabetes and even heart disease. It can also trigger headaches, rot your teeth and make you cranky or tired. Because of these reasons, some adults are on the quest for healthy alternatives to refined sugar. Unfortunately, many...

New Pathogens Discovered in Beef and Cow’s Milk

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A previously unknown pathogen has been discovered in beef and cow’s milk products. The discovery may shed more light on the link between red meat and certain types of cancers in humans. Previous research has shown that consuming more than 18 ounces of  beef and other types of red meat per week increases the risk of developing colorectal cancer....

This Simple Swap Could Have Major Health Benefits

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Looking for an easy way to gain substantial health benefits? Eat more fish! According to a Danish study, replacing red meat and processed meat with certain types of fish can add healthy years to your life. While everyone benefits from eating more fish, men over the age of 50 and women of childbearing age stand to gain the most...

First 3-D Printed Middle Ear Transplant Cures Deafness

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Some forms of hearing loss can be harder to treat than others. Conductive hearing loss occurs when damage, defect, infection or obstruction affects the tiny bones along the middle ear, impairing their ability to stimulate the eardrum. Prosthetic implants have been available, but they have their setbacks. With advances in 3-D printing technology, that could soon change. Quick Read: Researchers at...

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Sleeping Pills May Be Deadly for Some Users

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Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a scary warning regarding the popular prescription sleeping pill called Ambien. According to the FDA,...