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Vitamin D may help prevent atherosclerosis and diabetes

Vitamin D may help prevent atherosclerosis and diabetes

Vitamin D may help prevent atherosclerosis and diabetes, according to research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. “Because low vitamin D levels are associated with diabetes and heart disease, we looked at the connections between vitamin D, immune function, and these disease states,” explains senior author […]

by March 27, 2015
First osteoarthritis blood test to be developed

First osteoarthritis blood test to be developed

The first osteoarthritis blood test could soon be developed, according to new research from the University of Warwick. The study findings could lead to patients being tested early for osteoarthritis and diagnosed years before severe symptoms. While there are already tests for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the researchers have identified a […]

by March 26, 2015
McDonald’s to remove antibiotics from chicken

McDonald’s to remove antibiotics from chicken

McDonald’s, the world’s biggest fast food chain, has made an announcement that could change the entire fast food industry. A recent press release states the intentions of McDonald’s to remove antibiotics from chicken. The overuse of antibiotics is becoming an epidemic in the United States, as they are prescribed for […]

by March 25, 2015
Top 5 weight loss foods

Top 5 weight loss foods

Obesity is an epidemic in America. The Weight Control Information Network reports that two-thirds of American adults and one-third of children and teens are overweight or obese. Weight loss can be difficult, and many struggle to understand what they are doing wrong. “It is important to understand that while exercise […]

by March 24, 2015
WHO labels Monsanto’s glyphosate as possible carcinogen

WHO labels Monsanto’s glyphosate as possible carcinogen

The most commonly used weed-killing spray Roundup is “probably carcinogenic to humans,” according to a recent statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Glyphosate, one of the chemicals in Roundup is believed to be responsible for the pesticide’s possible carcinogenicity. This […]

by March 23, 2015
Stress relieving lavender mint tea

Stress relieving lavender mint tea

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is a hardy and heavenly scented perennial. It has a beautiful color. It is revered in Provence (France) as a medicinal plant. It is also used for its scent in many body and bath products, as a tea, for home décor and accessories and so much more. When made into a […]

by March 22, 2015
High sugar intake greatly increases heart disease risk

High sugar intake greatly increases heart disease risk

According to a 2013 study published in the American Journal of Public Health, almost 1 out of every 5 deaths in the US is obesity related. While obesity is a risk factor for serious diseases, there is an underlying condition that associates obesity to serious conditions including heart disease — […]

by March 21, 2015
Costco is working to ban antibiotics from meat

Costco is working to ban antibiotics from meat

Costco is working to ban antibiotics from meat. The overuse of antibiotics is now an epidemic in the United States. The issue with taking too many antibiotics is that they kill good bacteria in the gut, which makes it more difficult to fight infections in the future. The immune system […]

by March 20, 2015