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Warmer water temperatures increase mercury risk

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(NaturalHealth365) If the current trend towards warmer surface temperatures in our oceans and lakes continues, we can expect to see higher mercury concentrations in fish and shellfish – along with increased health risks for humans. In a new study published in the scientific journal PLoS One, researchers at Dartmouth College examined killifish – small fish common in saltwater marshes – ... Read More »

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Fast food found to destroy the ‘enjoyment’ of life

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(NaturalHealth365) Yet another reason to avoid fast food: recent research shows it promotes impatience, while hampering your ability to appreciate simple pleasures. In a study conducted at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and published in 2013 in Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers surveyed 280 participants in the United States, questioning them on their ability to savor ... Read More »

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FDA says ‘No’ to mercury labeling of seafood

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(NaturalHealth365) Coming to a seafood aisle near you: concise and clear signage and labels, detailing the exact amount of mercury that may reside in those fresh salmon fillets sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it’s not likely to become a reality anytime soon. Under pressure from a lawsuit filed by consumer advocacy groups, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has promised ... Read More »

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Energy drinks linked to unhealthy habits in teens

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(NaturalHealth365) When used by teens, Red Bull – as well as other energy drinks – can be a red flag, indicating a propensity for harmful behaviors. According to new research, adolescents who consume sports and energy drinks at least once a week are likelier than their peers to indulge in a constellation of unhealthy behavior patterns, including smoking cigarettes. Teenagers ... Read More »

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Raw milk: Health food or health disaster?

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(NaturalHealth365) The topic of raw milk, and whether it is good or bad for us as a food, has been a controversial one for a long time. Many highly respected health teachers like Dr. John McDougall have pointed to studies and their own long experience, showing health problems and dangers associated with consuming dairy products at all. On the other ... Read More »

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True Blue: How blueberries help reverse signs of aging

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(NaturalHealth365) With millions of baby boomers closing in on age 65, the American population is aging at an unprecedented rate. The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics predicts that by 2030, boomers over age 65 will be 72 million strong. As they enter their “golden years,” they will be accompanied by an increased vulnerability to age-related conditions such as osteoarthritis, ... Read More »

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Traditional raw milk cheeses protect against pathogens

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(NaturalHealth365) For centuries, traditional cheeses such as authentic French Brie, goat’s milk cheese and blue cheese have been treasured by gourmands for their rich, distinct flavors. Now, a new French study shows that cheeses made from raw, unpasteurized milk offer not only superb taste but protection against pathogens. In the study, published in the May 2014 edition of International Journal ... Read More »

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Watermelon reduces blood pressure and prevents heart disease

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(NaturalHealth365) Cardiovascular disease is currently the leading cause of death in the United States, and factors that contribute to it – such as obesity and high blood pressure – are endemic. One in three Americans is obese, and 60 percent of all Americans either have high blood pressure or are at risk of developing it. New research suggest that watermelon ... Read More »

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Is Whole Foods Market and Coca-Cola lying?

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(NaturalHealth365) Most health conscious consumers already know that food labeling and advertising campaigns like Milk Does the Body Good can be deceptive – to say the least. But, when food labeling ‘inaccuracies’ endanger public health – that ought to be called criminal. For example, my most recent trip to Whole Foods Market motivated me to sound the alarm. I asked ... Read More »

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