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    Turmeric has been used in Asia for centuries for culinary and medicinal purposes. It is and has been one of the most effective natural home remedies in the East but is very quickly gaining popularity in Western countries due to its extraordinarily potent phytochemicals, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-...
     
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    Spring is now upon us, welcoming flowers, warmer weather and of course spring cleaning. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics along with ConAgra Foods encourages Americans to give their kitchens a thorough cleaning with tips from the Home Food Safety program's HomeFoodSafety.org. "Spring cleaning is a great...
     
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    A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that rebates on healthy food purchases cause people to put healthier food in their grocery carts. Led by the nonprofit research organization the RAND Corporation, the analysis examined the purchases of more than 170,000 South African households...
     
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    Confused by all of the studies recommending what foods to eat? California strawberries make the choice simple. A steady stream of research continues to find that the important nutrients in strawberries make this superfruit a healthy part of daily meals and snacks. Spring brings an abundance of fresh California...
     
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    Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report that found kids are getting into medicine at an alarming rate. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under. And 67,000 times each year, or every eight minutes, a young...
     
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    A new study indicates that a simple saliva test could be an effective tool in predicting violent behavior. The pilot study, led by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and published this week online in the journal Psychiatric Quarterly, suggests a link between salivary concentrations of certain hormones...
     
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    Results from the latest consumer survey conducted for the Organic Trade Association (OTA) reveal that as US families are becoming increasingly aware of the presence of unlabeled genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in foods in the marketplace, they turn to organic as the food labeled by law to not have been made with...
     
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    Being obese is likely to shorten life by nearly 10 years for America's young and middle-aged adults, according to research published in the medical journal, Obesity. The article, "Obesity and Early Mortality in the US," by James A. Greenberg, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Nutrition...
     
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    How would you like to blow out 100 birthday candles? More than 84,000 people living in the US today have reached that mark, and the number of centenarians (100-year-olds) is expected to increase to 580,000 by 2040. Per Capita Iowa ranks third in the nation in the number of centenarians. Many scientists estimate that...
     
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    The Natural Products Association (NPA) Board of Directors calls for all foods containing genetically-modified organisms to be accurately labeled under a national uniform standard so consumers can make educated decisions about foods they purchase. NPA is the nation’s largest association for natural products,...