5 Steps to avoid processed foods (When you’re surrounded by them)

By Editorial Staff Processed foods is an enormous buzzword, both because increasing evidence implicates processed foods in a variety of negative health outcomes; and also because we are continually faced with them at every turn, despite this increasing evidence of their harm. In a nutshell, we keep learning how dangerous they are; processed food 

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Walk faster, live longer

By Editorial Staff Sounds like a simple premise, although not nearly enough people seem to be believers these days. Yes, walking faster can increase your life expectancy – a great reason to step things up the next time you step out your door. Here’s the connection, based on new research: Among a large study 

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Is your poor diet fueling cancer?

By Editorial Staff It’s no secret that too many people – particularly Americans – eat too many low-nutrient, high-fat, high-carb, processed foods. It’s also no secret that a consistent diet along those lines can lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. What isn’t talked about enough, however, is the link 

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Want your child to eat better? It’s all about repetition

By Editorial Staff Teaching children healthy eating habits is tough these days – far tougher than it used to be. Why? Because our children are continuously inundated with unhealthy food choices, from the advertisements they see on TV and their many other “screens,” to the foods many unsuspecting parents stock in their pantries and 

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Protect your kidneys with plant power

By Editorial Staff We take our kidneys for granted, pure and simple. How important are the kidneys? They’re responsible, first and foremost, for filtering waste out of the body. Don’t want your body to be filled with waste? Keep your kidneys working properly. Unfortunately, people abuse their kidneys routinely with processed foods, excess sodium 

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Road map for the healthy child

By Editorial Staff As adults, most people realize how much their childhood experiences, good, bad and everything in between, influenced who they are today. Sometimes the seeds are planted early in life – even during the first few years.The moral to the story: A plant-based diet is important, particularly in terms of kidney health 

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Too much soda or too little water? The double-edged sword for kids

By Editorial Staff Soda and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is out of control, and while adults can take their fair share of the blame – both for their own consumption and the example it sets for their children – we can’t let kids off the hook by any means. A recent study suggests one in 

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Less Sleep = Higher Concussion Risk?

By Editorial Staff Concussion is a big buzzword these days in health care and athletic circles, so much so that some athletes – from amateur to professional – are deciding the risk (particularly the potential long-term consequences) doesn’t outweigh the benefits of playing. But no one can reduce concussion risk entirely, which makes prevention 

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Skipping breakfast is bad for your heart

By Editorial Staff What’s wrong with skipping breakfast? It could increase your risk of suffering a heart-related death. Enough said. OK, let’s take a deeper look at the potential connection, if you haven’t already rushed off to ensure your pantry and fridge are well-stocked with breakfast essentials. According to recent research, people who never 

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Can’t Shed the Weight? Stress Could Be the Culprit

By Editorial Staff Stress isn’t good for your health, pure and simple, and research continues to prove it. The latest study links chronic stress with weight gain and difficulty losing weight. According to the study, which tracked more than 2,500 men and women ages 54 and older for more than a decade, levels of 

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