“Exercise Snacking” Improves Glycemic Control

“Exercise Snacking” Improves Glycemic Control (HealthDay News) — In individuals with insulin resistance, short bursts of intense exercise may be an effective alternative to a prolonged bout of continuous, moderate exercise for improving glycemic control, according to research published online May 8 inDiabetologia. Monique E. Francois, of the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand,…

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May 16, 2014

Birth Weight, Breastfeeding Linked to C-Reactive Protein

Birth Weight, Breastfeeding Linked to C-Reactive Protein (HealthDay News) — Higher birth weight and having been breastfed for ≥3 months correlate with lower C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration in young adulthood, according to a study published online April 23 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society. Thomas W. McDade, PhD, from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL,…

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May 15, 2014

The Decline in Male Fertility

Scientists Puzzle Over Declining Sperm Counts; a ‘Crisis’ or Not Enough Data? Are today’s young men less fertile than their fathers were? It’s a controversy in the fertility field, with some experts raising the alarm over what some are calling a “sperm crisis” because they believe men’s sperm counts have been decreasing for a decade…

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May 14, 2014

Dietary Fiber Acts On Brain To Supress Appetite

Dietary fiber acts on brain to supress appetite People have long been told that a diet high in fibre can help to fight obesity, but how it does so has been unclear. “There has been lots of epidemiological information showing a relationship between fiber and obesity, but no one has been able to connect the…

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May 12, 2014

Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attacks? Think Again.

For most people, taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks is not a good idea Lately, aspirin has enjoyed a renaissance, with millions of older Americans taking small doses of the drug daily to lower this risk of heart attacks and strokes. But in a new statement, the FDA is warning that anyone who doesn’t already…

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May 12, 2014

What is Flax Seed?

Flaxseeds (also called linseeds) are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3. The seeds come from flax, one of the the oldest fiber crops in the world – known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt and China. It…

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February 3, 2014

Cocoa Beans Good For You?

Native to South America, cocoa beans have been used in folk medicine to treat a variety of disorders — including coughs and hair loss — and as a source of nutrition. During processing, cocoa beans are roasted and fermented, then processed to remove their fat content, leaving the cocoa powder — pure cocoa solids —…

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February 3, 2014
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The Creation of a New Specialty

Integrative Holistic Medicine is an emerging medical specialty that incorporates (1) caring for the whole person — body, mind, and spirit — to treat and prevent disease; and (2) empowering patients to create a condition of optimal health. Both outside and inside the medical profession, this concept of medicine of the whole person is gathering…

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January 15, 2014