Smartphones Boost Veggie Intake

Texting- Creative commonsWe all know we should probably pack more vegetables into our diets but with busy schedules and the temptations of junk food, forgoing the greens is an unfortunately common reality. This of course is an age-old problem for chiropractors and other health professionals trying motivate patients to engage in preventive health measures.

To try to fix this conundrum, researchers turned to something most of ...

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Overweight? Don’t blame it on overeating

weightlossPick up most any weight loss book and one of the first things the authors usually address is scaling back on portion sizes and reducing your calorie intake. However, Medical News Today reports that a study just published by the American Journal of Medicine now points to lack of exercise as the biggest culprit in the growing obesity crisis, potentially changing the focal point behind what it takes ...

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Doctors Writing Off Vitamin D for Asthma

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Is vitamin D the magical supplement for chronic inflammatory diseases? In the case of asthma, a new study says “no.” But there are reasons to assume the study didn’t examine the whole picture.

In this new study performed at 19 different hospitals in the U.S., patients were supplemented with 100,000 IU vitamin D once, and then 4000 IU daily for 28 weeks. The researchers reported that ...

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Sodium Accelerates Aging in Teens

Sodium Accelerates Aging in TeensMost teens come home from school starving, throwing down their backpacks and reaching for anything convenient and tasty, without considering things like sodium or sugar. They’re young and relatively healthy, so what harm could a few chip or crackers do? A lot, according to new research.

Salty snacks don’t just contribute to weight gain in kids, they may accelerate aging, suggests the results from recent research presented at ...

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Asthma & Allergies Eased by Soy & Flax

 Asthma & Allergies Eased by Soy Beans & Flax SeedsGot asthma or allergies? Eating soy beans and flax seeds may help, according to research presented at the 2014 conference of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.

Jessica Savage, MD, from Harvard Medical School, showed that phytoestrogens found in soy beans and flax seeds were tied to a decreased risk of asthma and allergies. Although more research is needed to confirm ...

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Zinc Levels Tied to Osteoarthritis

We’ve all heard that calcium is crucial for preventing bone and joint problems, but new research suggests there may be another mineral we need to be mindful of: zinc. In particular, a study suggests that levels of zinc within the cartilage cells may help to explain why tissue destruction occurs in patients with osteoarthritis.

Arthritis is a leading cause ...

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