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Food and Nutrition

Selenium's role in diabetes; A controversial study indicates that high levels of selenium reduced the chances of diabetes - CNN (video)

The mineral selenium may play a role in the development of diabetes, as HLN's Christi Paul reports.

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Understanding cleanses and detoxes - Today (video)

Our bodies absorbs toxins from our environment, the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe and when this builds up we get toxic overload.

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How food can affect medication - CNN (video)

Sometimes the food you eat can make your medicines too strong or not strong enough.
- food can delay, enhance, or increase absorption of a drug in someone's system.
- grape fruit can boost the absorption of medication and liquorishcan interact with blood pressure medication.

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Bill Clinton talks about a program targeting childhood obesity, and how old eating habits impacted his recent health - CNN (video)

'we now know that if you change your diet and exercise you can reverse heart disease, diabetes, you can get off medicine' - Bill Clinton
- Chelation therapy is a natural healing therapy used to remove plaque buildup.

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Soda; drinking 16 ounces or more daily doubles your risk of chronic kidney disease - Prevention (article link)

- drinking 16 ounces or more daily (whether diet or regular) doubles your risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a recent NIH study of more than 900 people.
- it is associated with several risk factors for kidney disease hypertension, diabetes, and kidney stones.
- the ingredient phosphoric acid may be the culprit; it's been repeatedly linked to urinary changes that promote kidney stones.
- consumption is associated with significantly lower bone density in women, increasing the risk of osteoporosis.

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A 2003 report showed that farmed salmon has the highest levels of PCBs and toxic man-made chemicals - CNN (article link)

- Nearly all salmon Americans eat are farm-raised grown in dense-packed pens.
- A 2003 report from the Environmental Working Group showed that farmed salmon in the U.S. has the highest levels of PCBs, toxic man-made chemicals.
- "grown in dense-packed pens near ocean shores, fed fish meal that can be polluted with toxic PCB chemicals, awash in excrement flushed out to sea and infused with antibiotics"

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Pasture-raised eggs may have 200% more omega-3s compared to omega-3-fortified eggs - Prevention (article link)

- 23 Ways to Eat Clean: Replace processed, fake foods with these healthier choices
- Pasture-raised eggs may have 35% less saturated fat, 60% more vitamin A, and 200% more omega-3s compared to omega-3-fortified eggs and egg beaters, which come from chickens kept in coops.

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Anti-Inflammatory: Muscle and Recovery Food - Men's Health (article link)

Pineapple and Papaya Good for: Muscle recovery?
Both of these tropical fruits are loaded with bromelain and papain, enzymes that not only help break down proteins for digestion but also have anti-inflammatory properties to speed up your post-workout recovery.

It's true: Spinach is muscle fuel.
But not because it instantly turns you lean and sexy. Researchers from Rutgers University found that a compound in the leafy green increases protein synthesis by 120 percent, helping your muscle tissue to repair itself faster after you work out. The problem, however, is that you'd have to eat Popeye-sized quantities to experiences dramatic results (we're talking almost 2 pounds of the iron-packed veggies a day).

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Food Science Michael Pollan: Food Addictions and Health - iReport (video)

(Tobacco Corporation’s nicotine and Food Corporation’s glucose fructose corn syrup super sugars)

- The U.S. obesity epidemic

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Natural Supplement Research - Amen Clinic (article link)

Research shows the therapeutic benefit of using supplements in treating mild to moderate depression, insomnia, and cognitive impairment. We strongly recommend that when purchasing a supplement, you consult your healthcare practitioner to determine what dosage would be most effective for you.

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Brain Healthy Shopping List - Amen Clinics (article link)

To make it easier for you to start or stay on track with your brain healthy eating program, I have created a printable shopping list with nearly 200 of my favorite brain healthy foods.

An extensive list of food items that are brain healthy.

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Top 24 Healthy Foods - Amen Clinics (article link)

The top 24 healthy foods list mix including lean protein, beans, nuts, dairy products, complex carbohydrates, fruits, vegetables, and fats.

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Which Foods Have the Highest Antioxidant Scores? - Amen Clinics (article link)

Foods that contain high amounts of antioxidants help your body and brain stay young. Several studies have found that eating foods rich in antioxidants, which include many fruits and vegetables, significantly reduces the risk of developing cognitive impairment.

A list of food that contain antioxidants and their ORAC score.

Read more: Which Foods Have the Highest Antioxidant Scores? - Amen Clinics (article link)

'Super foods' for women - MSNBC (video)

Diana Gonzalez and a registered dietician weigh in on Health magazine's Top 10 list of "super foods" for women.

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Unlocking foods healing powers - MSNBC (video)

Did you know that eating cherries may cure jet lag? Or, that a papaya may help get rid of a bruise? Blogger Leslie Goldman walks through remedies you may have in your fridge.

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Dr Oz on the poisons in our food - MSNBC (video)

 A video on the poisons accumulating in our food and bodies, and how they affect us from MSNBC

Dr. Mehmet Oz stops by to talk about the safety of our food supply.

immune system nutrition: toxins and dioxin

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Reducing Inflammation: Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at the top 10 foods for your heart - CNN (video)

A good video on Nutrition and the top 10 foods for your heart from CNN.

immune system tips

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Best and worst foods for your sex drive

It's no secret that the unhealthy American diet is contributing to an epidemic of obesity. But there's another hidden epidemic that our fatty diets are at the root of: A national sex crisis.

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