Archives for August 2012

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Fountain of Youth Found at Grocery Store

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Juan Ponce de León claimed that the “Fountain of Youth” was in Florida, but many researchers think it’s in the grocery store. If you look at the produce aisle, you’ll find many fruits and vegetables that you probably eat all the time that are known to have age-defying properties, including spinach, avocados, tomatoes, garlic, carrots, orange-colored melons, …

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  • Aug
  • 30

If You Wouldn’t Smoke a Cigarette, Then Don’t Eat an Egg

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Egg-eaters beware: A recent Western University study indicates that regular consumption of egg yolks is almost as bad for your heart as smoking. That’s largely because eggs are high in saturated fat and cholesterol, which can clog your arteries and raise your risk for a heart attack or stroke.

Researchers believe that eating egg yolks accelerates atherosclerosis, or coronary artery …

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  • Aug
  • 28

Saving Someone Else’s Life—and Your Own!

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Most of us know that being overweight can contribute to diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and other health problems, but here’s something that you might not know: Not only does obesity reduce your quality and length of life, it can also reduce your chances of saving a loved one’s life.

According to The New York Times , many potential organ donors …

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  • Aug
  • 27

Tennessee Underground: Exploring Caves

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If you’re looking for a cool, quiet place to escape, take a cue from bats. Exploring caves is an exciting way to experience new realms of nature amid a constant, comfortable chill, even when it’s extremely hot outside.

Central Tennessee’s swath of the Cumberland Plateau has an estimated 5,700 caves. The sandstone caprock allows water to seep into the …

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  • Aug
  • 24

From Princes to Paupers, Everyone Can Reduce Gout Risk

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Once upon a time, gout was a “ disease of kings .” Historically, only those who could afford to gorge on rich foods developed it, and the disease was anecdotally linked to the consumption of red meats, liver, kidneys, shellfish, and beer.

Today, the tables have turned. With the proliferation of readily available and cheap meat, gout is now a disease …

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  • Aug
  • 23

Would You Like Lemon in Your Water … or Chicken Manure?

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My water pitcher supposedly filters out the chlorine, copper, mercury, and pharmaceuticals found in tap water—I sure hope it can catch chicken poop, too, because untreated factory-farm waste is winding up in our water supply.

Karen Steuer, the director of the Reforming Industrial Animal Agriculture campaign at the Pew Environment Group , says that animal manure can be found “in …

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  • Aug
  • 22

Watermelon: Good to the Bone

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Concerned about osteoporosis? You may want to dump the dairy in favor of watermelons, tomatoes, and red grapefruits.

Recent research suggests that lycopene, the bright-red carotenoid that gives those fruits their luscious hue, may prevent bone loss. A study done on 23 healthy postmenopausal women between ages 50 and 60 found that a lycopene-restricted diet resulted in greater …

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