• Sodium Bad for Bones

    Sodium Risks for Bones Not only can all that sodium leave you bloated, a new study shows it also may be eating away at your bones. The study shows that high salt intake is linked to an increased level of urinary calcium, meaning the more salt you eat, the more calcium leaves your body. And

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  • Lower Saturated Fat & Sugar

    Reduce Saturated Fats & Refined Sugars To maintain health and reduce risk of heart disease and cancer, Americans should try to eliminate saturated fats and added sugars from their diets and get at least an hour of physical activity a day, according to a new report released recently by the Institute of Medicine’s Food and

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  • Protein Deficiency

    Diet Protein Deficiencies There are some ways you can become protein deficient, but it’s pretty hard. One way to become protein deficient is to get almost all of your calories from alcohol and/or sugar. Sugar contains no protein! Hard liquor contains virtually no protein (beer contains very small amounts.) So if you are an alcoholic

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  • Plant Foods & Cancer

    Do Plant-based Foods Reduce Breast Cancer Will a diet rich in fruits and vegetables decrease your risk of breast cancer? That’s the subject of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Reviewing eight previously published studies of over 350,000 women, the authors of the study determined that there was no

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  • Lack of Physical Activity

    Not Enough Exercise Report Shows 7 in 10 Adults are Not Active Regularly US Dept of Health and Human Services issued a new report showing that 7 in 10 American adults are not regularly active during their leisure time – including 4 in 10 who are not active at all. Not good for health or

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  • Obesity Disease Threatens US Health

    Overweight, Obesity Threaten U.S. Health Gains Health problems resulting from overweight and obesity could reverse many of the health gains achieved in the United States in recent decades, according to former Surgeon General David Satcher. A report issued in December titled The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity outlines

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