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A healthy diet is a cornerstone of good health. Find out what to eat, what not to eat, and what to avoid like the plague!
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How the Mediterranean Diet Alone Can Fight Diabetes

How the Mediterranean Diet Alone Can Fight Diabetes | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
There is no ultimate diet, but if there were, the Mediterranean plan would come darn close. Featuring staples like olive oil, nuts and vegetables, the Mediterranean diet has been heralded as a game changer for health and longevity.

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Fiber-rich foods cut risk of heart disease

Fiber-rich foods cut risk of heart disease | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Fiber-rich foods may cut risk of heart disease Visalia Times-Delta “With so much controversy causing many to avoid carbohydrates and grains, this trial reassures us of the importance of fiber in the prevention of cardiovascular disease,” said one...

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10 Surprising Ways to Use Coconut Oil

10 Surprising Ways to Use Coconut Oil | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it

Coconut oil is definitely having a moment. From the kitchen to the beauty aisle, the white stuff is being touted as a miracle cure-all. But be honest: Do you know what to do with it? We've rounded up some of the most useful—and unusual—uses for coconut oil.

 

From cooking to personal beauty, coconut oil has many uses that are often overlooked. Check out this list to be sure you're not missing any!


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Callie Maddalena-Maloney [http://calliemm.blogspot.com.au/]'s curator insight, January 3, 1:52 AM

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The Planetary Archives™ 's curator insight, January 3, 12:34 PM

Who knew?coconuts

Coconuts have amazing health benefits. 

 

Dawn Sylvester's curator insight, January 6, 9:23 PM

So many ways to use this tasty and healthy fat!

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Anxiety Attacks Caused by Food

Anxiety Attacks Caused by Food | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Do you struggle with debilitating anxiety attacks? You're not alone. It may surprise you to know that food can bring on panic attacks. Heal and treat anxiety.
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The Busy Mom's Daily: Guest Blogger: How to Stop Childhood Obesity by Stephanie Ingram

The Busy Mom's Daily: Guest Blogger: How to Stop Childhood Obesity by Stephanie Ingram | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it

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Boost your Immunity with Yogurt | Health tips

Boost your Immunity with Yogurt | Health tips | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Did you know that if you're the average American eater you will consume a total of twenty tons of food during your lifetime?

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NEJM — Association of Nut Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality

NEJM — Association of Nut Consumption with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it

Nuts are nutrient-dense foods that are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins, minerals, & many other bioactive substances, such as phenolic antioxidants and phytosterols. Observational studies & clinical trials have suggested that nut consumption has beneficial effects on coronary heart disease and its intermediate biomarkers (e.g., blood cholesterol). FDA concluded in 2003 that for most nuts, consumption of 43 g (1.5 oz) per day, as part of a low-fat diet, “may reduce the risk of heart disease.” More recently, a randomized primary-prevention trial involving persons at high cardiovascular risk showed a significant reduction in major cardiovascular events among participants assigned to a Mediterranean diet — one component of which was supplementation with walnuts, hazelnuts, or almonds — as compared with a control diet.


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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:16 PM

This short multimedia film is an excellent review for the public to understand a large epidemiologic study of over 100,000 men and women.  Diets were assessed and the impact of eating peanuts and tree nuts is explained and how to interpret and not OVER interpret this data is well explained.

Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, December 14, 2013 7:53 PM

I love pecans and have found a place in DFW that usually has the best I ever found.

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Secrets of Balanced Diet & Healthy Meals - Just for Hearts

Secrets of Balanced Diet & Healthy Meals - Just for Hearts | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Balanced diet is easy to follow if we do innovations. Healthy diet must contain all the nutrients in right amount and must be consumed at right time.

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Dr Manisha R Deokar's curator insight, December 12, 2013 6:52 AM

Some secrets which make your meals healthy yet easy to maintain. - See more at: http://www.justforhearts.org/secrets-balanced-meals/#sthash.oKfIZdx8.dpuf

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How to detox

How to detox | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Lemons When asking the “how to detox” there is not one simple answer. There are many methods and ways on how it can be done, and of course some are better than others. Our Assistant Manager at our gym in Cardiff, Joel ...

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There Is Only One Type of Cholesterol: Here's Why

There Is Only One Type of Cholesterol: Here's Why | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
We keep hearing about different types of cholesterol. It's all nonsense. There’s only one cholesterol molecule, so there’s only one type of cholesterol. What started this nonsense of types of cholesterol?

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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, December 4, 2013 4:34 PM

We're constantly told we have to "lower cholesterol". 

 

Why should we, when cholesterol is an important molecule needed for a number of vital metabolic functions?

 

Heidi Stevenson's article affords us a look behind the flawed science...

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How Flavored Water is Ruining Children's Health ("kids might hate the real thing & get hooked on this")

How Flavored Water is Ruining Children's Health ("kids might hate the real thing & get hooked on this") | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Many individuals think that flavored water is healthful, but it is actually ruining children's health with sugar and making them reject real water.

Many parents pat themselves on the back when they give little Johnny a flavored water rather than a soft drink. But while it might be an improvement from soda, flavored water is far from healthy. As a matter of fact, experts (and everyone else) are now warning against using it as a substitute for the clear stuff, indicating flavored water could make children abhor the real thing.

“My children abhor the taste of plain water,” says one mother to the Huffington Post.

“We always have to add a little bit of juice,” says another.

Whether soda, juice, or a flavor packet added to water, beverages other than water are training children to push aside anything their taste buds can’t rejoice over. With sugary beverages making up about 15-25% of the daily recommended caloric intake for children ages 2-19, children are already consuming a whopping 7 trillion calories of sugar each year. Although that certainly includes soda, parents are pushing flavored waters thinking that it’s a sound alternative.


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Functional gastrointestinal problems are not uncommon in autism

Functional gastrointestinal problems are not uncommon in autism | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
The presence of bowel issues, whether functional bowel habit problems such as constipation or diarrhoea or more chronic bowel pathology, occurring alongside the presentation of at least some cases of autism have perhaps more that any other...

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Want to Feel Great in the Morning? Start the Day off Right with a Morning Ritual. ~ Nicole Carlin

Want to Feel Great in the Morning? Start the Day off Right with a Morning Ritual. ~ Nicole Carlin | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
I created a morning ritual for myself that not only helped increase my energy levels, but was so nourishing to my body and soul that I actually wanted to get up in the morning to start my day.

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10 reasons to give up diet soda - CNN.com

10 reasons to give up diet soda - CNN.com | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
10 reasons to give up diet soda (Did you know diet soda could lead to weight gain, not weight loss?

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Bloated? Try Apple Cider Vinegar.

Bloated? Try Apple Cider Vinegar. | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
If you suffer from heartburn, bloating, or indigestion, one of the best natural solutions is raw apple cider vinegar.

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Why You NEED to Get Enough Vitamin D | Rodale News

Why You NEED to Get Enough Vitamin D | Rodale News | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
A new analysis suggests your whole body could benefit from more of the sunshine vitamin.

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Dark Side to Trans Fat Ban - demarcio6@gmail.com - Gmail

Dark Side to Trans Fat Ban - demarcio6@gmail.com - Gmail | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Google's approach to email

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The 12 Easiest Healthy Eating Tips--Ever! - Yahoo News

The 12 Easiest Healthy Eating Tips--Ever! - Yahoo News | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
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The 12 Easiest Healthy Eating Tips--Ever!
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These expert tips will take the guesswork out of eating right once and for all.1. Make room for dessert. "Ditch the all-or-nothing mentality.

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A Dark Side to the Trans Fat Ban?

A Dark Side to the Trans Fat Ban? | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Last month, the FDA announced a proposed trans fat ban. Is there a dark side? Learn about the $60 million dollar effort to replace trans fat with GMO soy.
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When the FDA proprosed to ban trans fat from the food supply last month I thought, "Way to go!" That's until I did a little digging and discovered the real truth behind the trans fat ban. Click to learn for yourself. 

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Study: Coconut Oil Could Prevent Neurodegeneration in Diseases like Alzheimer’s

Study: Coconut Oil Could Prevent Neurodegeneration in Diseases like Alzheimer’s | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
The anecdotal evidence for coconut oil treating and even reversing Alzheimer's Disease, as well as other neuro-degenerative diseases, has become so strong, that you can be sure the medical community has definitely taken notice.

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Amy Rouse's curator insight, December 15, 2013 9:45 PM

OK, this isn't new news, but YEA!!!!

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Healing Crisis is Why You Feel Terrible When You Eat Healthy

Healing Crisis is Why You Feel Terrible When You Eat Healthy | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Are you eating healthy but feeling sicker than ever? If so you are in the throes of a healing crisis. Find out why good health is just around the corner.
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Sometimes, patients come to me and complain that they feel much worse from switching a healthy, organic diet. This is the healing crisis and it means that toxins are leaving your body. If you stick with it, you'll emerge in a place of lasting health. 

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Eating healthy is cheaper than you think.

Eating healthy is cheaper than you think. | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it

Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) crunched the numbers and it’s official: the healthiest diets cost just $1.50 more than unhealthy diets.

 While cost is an issue in when it comes to adding more fresh produce and leaner meats such as fish in your daily diet, few studies have actually evaluated how much more expensive a healthier diet might be. An analysis of 27 studies from 10 higher income countries that compared price points for healthy and less healthy diets. The price differences per serving and per 200 calories for a variety of specific foods, as well as prices per day and per 2,000 calories, which is the average daily recommended caloric intake for U.S. adults.

The results confirm that healthier fare, like fruits, veggies and fish are more expensive than unhealthy foods like processed meals and snacks and refined grains.  However, swapping out some of these less expensive, and less healthy foods, for fresher and more nutritious ones added up to only about $1.50 more per day.


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Seth Bilazarian, MD's curator insight, December 6, 2013 6:03 PM

The cost, convenience and accessibility of fast food outlets like McDonald's & KFC challenges healthy eating. In my neighborhood, McDonald's offers the family combo (2 Big Macs, 2 McChickens, 4 small fries, 4 small sodas) for $9.99.  KFC has rolled out its $10 Weekend Bucket that offers 10 pieces of chicken for $10.
The value of this research from HSPH is that we can teach that the cost is not an impediment to healthy eating for most Americans.  Fast food accessibility and ease of use is still something that requires education: it's easier to buy a meal at a drive through window than it is to make a salad.
Like most healthy life strategies including exercise and diet - the healthy way is not the easier way.

Donovan Baldwin's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:12 PM

Why skimp when it comes to good health. You'll wind up paying more in the long run.

Veronika Bujok's curator insight, December 11, 2013 10:08 AM

people have taste, not have the time and willingness, but cooking is fun and live healthy is an art

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Bad Eating Habits Start in the Womb

Bad Eating Habits Start in the Womb | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Research on how food preferences develop suggests that obesity may have its roots in what we eat as babies.

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Bill Palladino - MLUI's curator insight, December 4, 2013 8:34 PM

Guess all that canned food my family loved so well had its effect on me.  Though I've managed to battle the constant cravings for Green Giant peas and corn, margarine, and Skippy peanut butter.

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15 Ways to Naturally Reduce Cholesterol and Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack

15 Ways to Naturally Reduce Cholesterol and Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
15 Ways to Naturally Reduce Cholesterol and the Risk of Heart Attack - from magnesium to vitamin K2 to fish oil, reduce inflammation, promote healing.

 

The new guidelines that were recently issued by the American Medical Association for the use of statin drugs really ticked me off.  Under the new guidelines, roughly 1/3 of all adults should consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.  Many healthcare practitioners already feel there is an overuse of statin medication in the United States.  Many people on statins suffer with serious side effects, which I’ll get to in a bit.  Also, 50% of people who die suddenly from heart attacks do not have high cholesterol.  Clearly, handing out statins like PEZ is not the answer – unless you’re a big pharmaceutical company looking to improve your bottom line.  In this post we’ll discuss the role of cholesterol in the body, side effects of stain medication, and ways to naturally reduce cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attack.


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Robin Thomas's curator insight, December 1, 2013 4:32 PM

I would add a top quality grapeseed formula to this list.  Recent research suggest huge cardiovascular benefits with grapeseed extract. 

#hearthealth  http://robinthomas.usana.com 

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Surprising Causes of Child Behavioral Problems

Surprising Causes of Child Behavioral Problems | Nutrition Dos and Don'ts | Scoop.it
Is your child's behavior making you crazy? Child behavioral problems are a common concern for parents. Before you try medication, learn the real cause.
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