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Articles under "health1"

Tips On Understanding Food Date Labels and How Not To Waste Food

An analyses of the U.S. food date labeling system has concluded the system is basically worthless and misleading. The examination was conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 1.3 million members … Continue reading

5 Unbelievably Vegan Foods

Living off a strict vegetarian diet is no rocket science to most vegans. But for those who have no 24/7 access to organic produce, they find refuge in processed food. And that’s one cause of dilemma for most vegans. Understanding … Continue reading

Study: Dental Damage From Diet Soda Bad As Meth & Crack

Based on a new study published in the journal General Dentistry, heavy consumption of diet soda can damage teeth as badly as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, according to a news report on Fox. Dr. Mohamed Bassiouny, a professor of restorative … Continue reading

New Plastic Tea Bags Are Potentially Toxic

Writing for the Atlantic, Los Angeles based journalist Taylor Orci raises some serious questions about the safety of the new tea bags some companies are using. These so-called flow-through Infuser bags are described as having an innovative and revolutionary design … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Chef Sal Scognamillo’s Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara, one of Italy’s most delicious dishes, and one of everyone’s favorites atNYC’s landmark, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant. I know you think you can’t possibly enjoy this and keep your figure, but there are ways. And lucky for all of … Continue reading

Professions that Rely the Most on Coffee (Infographic)

I’m quite a coffeeholic, I have it with me at my desk during working hours – everyday. Yes I rely on coffee most of my days like any other workers too. So which group of workers really needs their daily … Continue reading

Chef’s Summer Recipes: Terry Walters’ Jícama Strawberry Guacamole

Going vegan (or vegetarian) does not have to suck. If you’re thinking of making that lifestyle change, Terry Walter’s Clean Food is an essential for your kitchen. Terry is one of the original leaders of the clean-eating movement. She shares … Continue reading

Top 8 Food Items You Thought Were Good But Are Bad

8 food items you thought were good for you that are actually bad Continue reading

How To Eat Healthy When You’re Broke

Tips on feeding your family as healthy as possible when you’re broke or on a budget. Continue reading

Low Carb Diet Myths and Misconceptions (Infographic)

Get a grip on yourself becuase you’re gonna find out the truth about what you’ve been believing as the ‘truth’. Our infographic today is from lowcarbfoods.org discusses some common myths and misconceptions associated with low carb lifestyle. A few of us … Continue reading

What Nutrition Labels Should Look Like

There has been much talk about nutrition labels lately. Before my infatuation with food began I barely looked at them. Then I went to college, gained a little weight and was forced to start looking at labels and packages. I … Continue reading

What’s the Difference with Types of Milk? (Infographic)

There’s more to milk than just a difference in calories. Which one is best: whole fat milk, skim milk, organic milk, grass-fed milk, raw milk, chocolate milk? Research has linked some types of milk to better nutrition and specific health … Continue reading

New Extreme Weight-Loss Method: Sewn On Tongue Patch

The latest weight-loss fad in Venezuela is the “miracle” tongue patch: a plastic patch that is actually sewn onto the tongue with six stitches, rendering the consumption of solid food so painful, users are forced on a liquid-only diet. Time … Continue reading

What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

If you have been struggling with weight control, you may want to start counting calories. My experience with staying reasonably thin (I say reasonably because I LOVE food) has led me to infer that counting calories is the most effective … Continue reading

10 Sleep Promoting Foods To Encourage Sweet Dreams

For those living in modern industrialized countries, the lack of physical activity, among other things, has contributed to an insomnia epidemic. The over-the-counter sleep aid market now accounts for over $600 million in annual sales. In addition to increasing physical … Continue reading

10 Easy Tips on Losing Those Last Ten Pounds

According to Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, founding director of the Weight Management Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and author of The Runner’s Diet, the last 10 pounds are harder to lose than the first 30. Why? Because the … Continue reading

Healthy Baking Substitutions (Infographic)

One thing I could say, this is a brilliant idea! This is one of things everyone should be doing: substituting butter and sugar with some healthier ingredients. This healthy baking substitutions chart will help you bake healthier food. The source … Continue reading

Future Food to be “Made From Lab-Created Chemicals”

This year’s meeting of the Euroscience Open Forum featured a workshop held by White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses, who proclaimed to audience members how the food of the future will not actually contain real food, but various combinations … Continue reading

Dog Food May be More Nutritious than School Lunches

Fussy moms who worry about what Junior may be eating in the school cafeteria might be better off sending him to school with a can of dog food.  A recent investigation of the school lunch program by USA Today revealed … Continue reading

Drinking Champagne Could Delay Alzheimer’s And Improve Memory

Studies show moderate champagne blanc de noir consumption may slow down Alzheimer Disease Continue reading

Top 10 Super Hydrating Foods

Foods to eat that will keep you hydrated Continue reading

18 Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Foods pregnant women should avoid Continue reading

How To Make Healthier Choices At Fast-Food Restaurants

What are the healthiest choices at Fast Food restaurants Continue reading

11 Reasons Why You Should Eat Turmeric

Studies show that the spice turmeric may help with Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Chemotheraphy, anti-inflamation, blood thinning, and depression. Continue reading

Toxic Sweetener Aspartame Changes Name to AminoSweet

Aspartame is the technical name for the brand names NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, and Equal-Measure. According to Dr. Mercola, an osteopathic physician and leading health advocate, Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to … Continue reading

Updated 2013 “Dirty Dozen” List

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) 2013 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Continue reading

10 Foods That Help Lower Blood Pressure

According to The American Heart Association, high blood pressure, or hypertension, typically has no symptoms but can have deadly health consequences if not treated. About 76.4 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. By keeping your blood … Continue reading

Study: brand-name butter contaminated with flame-retardants

The same research group that found traces of the chemical BPA (Bisphenol A) in a wide range of canned foods has discovered extremely high concentrations of a flame-retardant compound in a supermarket sample of brand-name butter. Based on some of … Continue reading

Chemicals in fast food wrappers found in human blood

One of the hottest trends of the decade is the farm-to-table movement, or the Local Food Movement. Many top chefs in restaurants across the country plan their daily menus by sourcing vegetables and meats from local farmers or farmer’s markets. … Continue reading

Top 10 Hangover Cures

It’s Sunday and you’ve got a pounding headache. You’re fatigued and dehydrated. Your stomach is upset and the bathroom is quickly becoming your best friend. You went on a drinking binge; your body is trembling. Technically, when you have a … Continue reading

The Dangers of Buying Commercial Ground Beef

All year, we have reported on the dangers of purchasing commercial ground beef. More than 70,000 Americans are sickened each year by E. Coli infections, and most are caused by contaminated hamburger. The latest E. coli outbreak linked to ground … Continue reading

The Hidden Dangers of Food Colorants

We are grateful to one of our readers, Brian, for bringing food dyes (scroll down for list) — specifically tartrazine, also known as “FD&C Yellow Number 5″ or “E-102″ — to our attention. Brian is one of many of the … Continue reading

Tip On Hand Washing Hygiene – Avoid Warm-Air Hand Dryers

When it comes to handwashing hygiene, drying your hands doesn’t just remove water, drying your hands should also remove bacteria. That’s why the method you use to dry your hands is very important. Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki holds degrees in mathematics, … Continue reading

New Food Product From China – Plastic Rice

In 2008, around ninety percent of the infant formula sold in the US was contaminated with Melamine from China which is linked to kidney failure. Now Chinese wholesalers have come up with a new product — plastic rice. The Weekly … Continue reading

Dirty Little Secrets Exposed- Veggie Burgers Made With Gasoline By-product

These days, taking the road less traveled in search of a diet free of chemicals and pesticides is not for the faint of heart. Even vegetarian burgers, once thought of as a healthy alternative to ground beef, is fraught with … Continue reading

(Almost Complete Guide) to Body Fat Percentage Of Celebrities

For a long time people equated thinness with health.  I can show you plenty of pictures of Olsen twins and you’d know this isn’t so…[sociallocker]We are now wiser and have learned that Body Fat percentage is a much better marker … Continue reading

Deconstructing The McRib’s Cult-Like Allure

  Cable and network airwaves are ablaze with McDonald’s McRib sandwich commercials. The McRib is supposedly making another brief comeback since its first introduction to the McDonald’s menu in 1981. After slack sales the McRib was yanked off the menu … Continue reading

Fourteen Drugs Found in New York City’s Drinking Water

Water samples taken from three upstate watersheds by New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) revealed 14 different drugs, and unspecified types personal care products in New York City’s drinking water. The water samples were extracted between March and … Continue reading

Japanese Scientist Makes Edible Steaks From Human Feces

A Japanese researcher, Mitsuyuki Ikeda, who is a scientist at the Environmental Assessment Center in Okayama, has apparently masterminded the making of an imitation meat product from human feces. After Tokyo Sewage assigned Ikeda and his team the task of … Continue reading