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Target: Blood Sugar Health

Published in WholeFoods Magazine November 2016 … Did you know that more than 29 million Americans have diabetes (1)? That’s more than 9% of the total population. The numbers climb every year with approximately 1.4 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes every year (1). With numbers like these,

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Low Carb Ketogenic Diet Can Treat Cancer

Low Carb Ketogenic Diet Can Treat Cancer Because Cancer Is A Metabolic Disease Cancer is a metabolic disease that can be prevented and treated with the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet, according to a growing body of scientific research. Studies show the ketogenic diet may beat chemotherapy for

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Ketogenic Diet Wins

Study Compares American Diabetes Association Low-fat Diet to High-fat Ketogenic Diet for Helping Diabetes: Ketogenic Diet Wins ... A study published in April 2014 compared two diets with overweight diabetic people. One group ate the standard recommended diet by the American Diabetes Association, which was a low-fat, highRead more

Lettuce varieties have different nutritional value

There are many types of lettuce, and it’s hard to go wrong with any of them. All are loaded with water and they have some fiber, which reduces the risk of colorectal cancer. The popular iceberg lettuce makes a crunchy salad and includes some vitamin K, folate,

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What You Need to Know About Weight Loss if You Suffer From PCOS

PCOS stands for a highly common hormonal imbalance, which affects about 5 million women in US alone: the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. This condition affects women of all ages, starting as early as 11 years old. When you have PCOS, cysts develop on the ovaries, which hardens them and

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Hypothyroidism vs. PCOS, differences in symptoms, causes, and treatment

Hypothyroidism, also referred to as under-active thyroid, has been linked to PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. While many studies show that these two conditions share some of the same symptoms, most experts still say (??) that they are separate health issues. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which

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Is cellulite different from regular fat?

In a sense, yes, but this question is a tad like comparing orange juice to the texture of an orange peel. While cellulite, also known as gynoid lipodystrophy, is often thought of as fat, that isn’t quite accurate. Fat is just a component of what causes cellulite, so

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New food nutrition labeling unlikely to help those who need it the most

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Food and Drug Administration recently unveiled significant changes to nutritional labels. The new labels will give consumers greater insight into how much added sugar is hidden in the food we eat. Calories will be displayed more prominently and serving sizes will better reflect

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How to read the new nutrition label; 6 things you need to know!

As Americans struggle with obesity and diabetes, help is on the way. The iconic black-and-white Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods in the U.S. is getting its first makeover in two decades. The federal government’s decision last month to update the food label means that for the first

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Soda Tax Passes in Philadelphia. Advocates Ask: Who’s Next?

PHILADELPHIA — Forty times, city or state governments had proposed taxes on sugary soft drinks, failing each time. Then, in 2014, liberal Berkeley, Calif., passed such a tax, but most people saw it as an aberration. Several measures, including one in New York, never won much support.

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