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    Mediterranean diet to reverse your bad health

    Mediterranean diet linked to reduced risk of CVD wealth of research has documented the link between the Mediterranean diet and better heart health. Providing further evidence of this association, a new study suggests the diet could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Lead author Dr. Nita Forouhi, of the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and colleagues report their findings in the journal BMC Medicine. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels, including stroke, heart attack, and heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the…

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    Heart disease risk linked to genetics

    New genetic links for heart disease risk factors identified     Scientists from the Welcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have discovered 17 rare human genetic variations associated with risk factors for diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Reported in Nature Genetics, the research shows how large scale genomic datasets can be used to help identify potential novel biological targets for studying cardiovascular and other diseases. Genetics have been implicated in cardiovascular and blood diseases for some time, however as these are complex diseases, it is extremely difficult to find specific genetic causes. In this study, scientists studied the genomes of almost 36,000 healthy people with European ancestry,…

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    Sugar is actually an enemy for the heart findings reveal

    Sugar and heart disease: The sour side of industry-funded research     While there is a general agreement that sugar intake is bad for heart health, this was not always the case. In the 1960s, when deaths from heart disease in the United States reached a peak, researchers were divided on the primary dietary contributors to the condition: sugar or fat? For years, studies blamed the latter, but recent research suggests the sugar industry may have played a pivotal role in which way the finger was pointing. Earlier this month, dentist-turned-researcher Dr. Christin Kearns, of the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), and colleagues reignited the debate over the influence the…

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    The South American health magic foods

    Are you from south Africa and looking to obtaining optimal healthy? well here is just what you looking for South American Superfoods Check out the hottest health-boosting foods from across the pond… Oh, our beloved superfoods.  In recent years they’ve become staples on supermarket shelves and our plates, hailed for their ability to pack a mean nutritional punch in our diet. With superfood royalty quinoa and maca originating from South America – foods that David Wolfe, nutrition writer and spokesperson for NutriBullet, describes as ‘the food and medicine of the future’ – we decided to take a look into what else this beautiful continent has to offer.  The verdict? Quite a lot. There’s…

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    2016 healthy tips

    Latest healthy living tips that can save your life Below is a PDF, from the Academy of Nutrition and Diet, with the latest tips to ensure your health is at it’s optimal level in 2016 and further. I find out thse tips are great because they are not restricting you from eating what you eating and what you are doing in your health but rather they give you advice for reducing the intake of some food.                PDF BELOW  16healthtipsfor2016  

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    Do we all have cold sores?

    There is more to cold sores than we think an article reveals: Genital herpes: Can you get it during oral sex with someone who gets cold sores? Ask anyone who gets cold sores and they’ll tell you how unpleasant these little sores and blisters can be. Key points Key points: The same virus that causes cold sores can also cause genital herpes and it can happen even if there are no symptoms Previously HSV type 1 was common near the mouth and HSV type 2 mostly affected the genitals But HSV type 1 is now also common near the genitals Cold sores, which usually appear on your lips or the…

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    Secrets of water as a diet tool

    Did you know water can be the best diet you have ever had? Check out the following recent study by Sharita forrest at the Illinois University: For people who want to control their weight or reduce their intakes of sugar, sodium and saturated fat, tap water may be what the doctor ordered. A new study that examined the dietary habits of more than 18,300 U.S. adults found the majority of people who increased their consumption of plain water – tap water or from a cooler, drinking fountain or bottle – by 1 percent reduced their total daily calorie intake as well as their consumption of saturated fat, sugar, sodium and…

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    is the E-cigarette becoming a cue for smoking addition?

    A recent study in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) recently revealed a link to the E-cigarette in decreasing the smoking rates in England. The following is a passage from the BMJ about the E-cigarette: “There has been concern that the increase in population use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) could be undermining quitting activities. If this is true, then e-cigarettes could have a negative effect on public health, even if they might increase the chances of success for an individual smoker using them in a given quit attempt. England is a country with a relatively liberal regulatory framework for e-cigarettes and has seen a considerable growth in their use. It also…

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    secrets of eating healthy VERY CHEAP

    Most people think eating healthy involves expensive. I have always had the same belief when I started my journey to healthy living. Overtime I discovered it is not expensive it is actually but the way you structure it will make it cheap. Here are some of the tips from Dr OZ about how to attain a cheap healthy diet. Although I do share the same sentiments as he does but what I have seen in my life is that they way to a inexpensive health diet is about buying veggies and fruits in bulk and using that mostly to make your food. Not only will that decrease your expenses but…