One Teen’s Journey From Crippling Arthritis to Competing in Olympic-Style Weightlifting

One Teen’s Journey From Crippling Arthritis to Competing in Olympic-Style Weightlifting

There’s been a lot of drama in my life, but very little of it has to do with being a teenager. My 16 years of life have not been easy. I was around 2 when my parents first noticed something wasn’t right. I would cry through the night and scream in pain every morning when I got out of bed. I would crawl down the […]

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Fruit for Diabetes – Is it Actually Safe to Eat?

Fruit for Diabetes – Is it Actually Safe to Eat?

If you are living with diabetes, you’ve probably been told to minimize or eliminate your intake of fruit because “fruit is high in sugar.” And if this is the case, maybe you refrain from eating fruits because it causes your blood glucose to spike. Attracted by the smell, color and taste, you may find yourself asking a simple question: “Should I avoid fruit in the […]

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EXCLUSIVE: NBC’s The Biggest Loser CANCELED after 17-season run | Breaking the rules on The Biggest Loser

EXCLUSIVE: NBC’s The Biggest Loser CANCELED after 17-season run | Breaking the rules on The Biggest Loser

NBC’s The Biggest Loser will not be returning for another season according to the show’s resident doctor, Dr Robert Huizenga who is putting the blame on a former contestant who alleged the participants were given drugs on set to lose weight. The revelation was made in court documents obtained by DailyMail.com in which the doctor accuses a participant of bringing bad publicity to the show. […]

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Another Study Associates Red Meat and Early Death

Another Study Associates Red Meat and Early Death

Heme iron and nitrate additives drove association in population-based study Intake of both processed and unprocessed red meat was associated with all-cause and cause-specific mortality, in part due to heme iron and nitrate or nitrite, reported researchers. In a large U.S. cohort of more than 500,00 people, red meat intake was associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality during the median 15.6 years of follow-up […]

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Eating More to Weigh Less

Eating More to Weigh Less

Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, testified before Congress, appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and The Colbert Report, and was invited as an expert witness […]

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12 Incredibly Useful Properties of Turmeric That Will Make Your Life Easier

12 Incredibly Useful Properties of Turmeric That Will Make Your Life Easier

Turmeric is one of the most well-known spices. In addition to its excellent taste, it possesses a number of other extremely useful qualities. We put together a selection of unexpected ways you can make use of turmeric. Source: BrightSide Preview photo credit: Depositphotos Share This:

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High-Fiber Diet Tied to Less Knee Arthritis

High-Fiber Diet Tied to Less Knee Arthritis

Researchers have found yet another benefit of a high-fiber diet: It is associated with a reduced risk for arthritis of the knee. Knee osteoarthritis, which is common in aging populations, can be both painful and debilitating. Researchers used data from two long-term observational studies, one with 4,796 subjects and the other with 1,268. The new analysis is in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. As […]

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Why Hormones Matter and Three Ways to Mess Them Up

Why Hormones Matter and Three Ways to Mess Them Up

Janice Stanger, PhD, author of The Perfect Formula Diet, is a health and wellness expert who has worked with employers and individuals for thirty years. She communicates the science of whole-food, plant-based nutrition in a way that consumers can easily understand and use to make healthier choices. Janice has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Aging from University of California, San Francisco, an MBA from […]

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From Sick, Disabled, and on Multiple Meds to Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

From Sick, Disabled, and on Multiple Meds to Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

When I was 38 years old, my doctor told me that I was on my way to an early death. He also threatened to hospitalize me if I didn’t make an effort to improve my health. I walked out of the doctor’s office in defeat, but I knew he wasn’t exaggerating. My cholesterol and triglycerides were off the charts (literally). My blood pressure was 255/115. […]

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Calgary woman credits plant-based diet for reversing chronic lung disease, restoring sight

Calgary woman credits plant-based diet for reversing chronic lung disease, restoring sight

WATCH ABOVE: Several years ago, Kate McGoey-Smith relied on oxygen and was legally blind, today, she’s in much better health and as Heather Yourex-West explains she says food has been the fix. Eight years ago, Kate McGoey-Smith spent most of her days at home, reliant on oxygen and unable to see. “I had been diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, a very rare disease with no […]

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