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How Much Is Too Much Salt?

The American diet holds a reputation for overconsumption of plenty of things that are less than healthy. Among some of those unhealthy things Americans are known for overindulging in includes salt. A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that the problem of too much salt intake is not limited to the American diet though. The study, done out of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, says that too much sodium … [Read more...]

Too Much Kale?

No list of super foods seems to be complete without the inclusion of the dark leafy green kale. Touted for its remarkable list of nutritional advantages, kale is recommended for everything from stir fry to smoothies to chips. But, in the case of kale, does the old adage of there being no such thing of as too much of a good thing hold true for kale or can too much kale hold risk for consumers? Benefits of Kale Kale is rich in antioxidants and packed with a long list … [Read more...]

Diabetes Rates Continue To Rise

Despite ever increasing knowledge and research on the risks of both processed, sugar-laden foods and a sedentary lifestyle, diabetes rates continue to rise. A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that though treatments for diabetes are improving, the incidences of diabetes onset are still continuing to climb. According to the study, forty percent of Americans will experience the onset of diabetes during their lives. The … [Read more...]

Reducing Toxins and Their Impact in Your Home

Study after study reveals the risks that various toxins found within the walls of the home can have on health. Cancers, lung problems, allergies, and more have all been linked with the exposure to toxins people face each day. While it is not possible to completely remove the presence of toxins in people’s lives, it is possible to reduce exposure and impact with a few simple steps. Switch to Green Cleaners. Strong chemicals can do an effective job getting the dirt off … [Read more...]

How Ice Water Is Being Used To Fight Disease

It is not uncommon to hear health professionals recommend more water for better health. But typically when you hear about the importance of getting plenty of water, the advice is for drinking the water. A trend now sweeping the country involves not drinking the water, but having ice water dumped on a person to help do fight against disease. The trend, started months ago, involves willingly having a bucket of ice water dumped over one’s head in order to raise money and … [Read more...]