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Blog Entries Tagged as Health

  • Apr
  • 22

Worried About Hot Flashes? Go Vegan!

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A new study showing that some women can suffer from hot flashes for up to 14 years has a lot of women breaking into a cold sweat. But there’s really no need to panic. There are natural ways to eliminate or diminish hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, including by eating low-fat vegan foods and exercising regularly.

According to Dr. Neal Barnard, the president of the …

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  • Apr
  • 1

Why We Need Fiber and Where to Get It

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Did you know that eating high-fiber foods can help lower cholesterol, stabilize blood-sugar levels, aid in digestion, promote regularity, control weight, and prevent heart disease?

A new analysis published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that for every 10 grams of fiber consumed, a person’s mortality risk was cut by 10 percent. Another study of people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes found that those who increased their fiber intake …

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  • Mar
  • 3

For Healthy Bones, Go Nuts

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Studies left and right are proving that the milk mustaches in those “Got Milk?” ads are covering up more than upper lips. The desperate dairy industry is using a massive advertising campaign to promote its product as healthy. But it seems that the answer to healthy bones may lie in beans, nuts, and grains.

Numerous medical studies indicate …

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  • Nov
  • 4

Have You Heard the Surprising News About Salt?

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New studies suggest that slashing sodium intake isn’t necessary for heart health—and consuming potassium could offset sodium’s effects and protect your heart.

If you’re a fan of salty foods but also want to keep your blood pressure in check, take heart. A new study on sodium intake from McMaster University indicates that switching to a very low-sodium diet might not be …

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  • Oct
  • 8

Retiring: Your Health and Your Wealth

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AARP just released a new poll that says that more than half of working Americans over age 50 don’t think they’ll have enough money for health care after retirement. We dug into the PETA Prime archive and found this blog on that very topic, so we’re re-posting it. Read on!

What happens if you retire, and the next thing …

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  • Aug
  • 6

Like Mushrooms? You’ll Love This Recipe

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Niacin is an essential and beneficial nutrient, a B vitamin that’s necessary for the health of your hair, skin, eyes, liver, and nervous system. It helps your body make hormones and metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and protein. But recent studies show that people who take prescription niacin, along with statins or another drug, called laropiprant, to combat high cholesterol, may …

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  • Jun
  • 30

For Goodness’ Sake: 5 Easy Ways to Be Kind (and Why You Should)

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Here’s an easy way to ease depression, reduce anxiety, boost your immune system (and overall health), and increase your self-esteem: Be kind. New research is showing that practicing the Golden Rule is as beneficial to the “giver” as it is to the recipient. In a recent article in Martha Stewart Living magazine, Barbara Fredrickson, a professor of psychology at …

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