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What is the Best Juicer to Buy? The Omega 8006 Juicer

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what is the best juicer to buy? the omega 8006 juicer

If you’ve got a couple grand laying around and want to open a juice stand, you can buy a juicer with a thousand pounds of hydraulic pressure to extract every possible drop of juice from a plant. For those of us happy to spend a more reasonable amount, the Omega 8006 Juicer answers the ‘what is the best juicer to buy’ question.

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Chemical Calories – When Lettuce is More Fattening than a Burger

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toxins and weight gain

In terms of weight gain, “chemical calories” may actually be more significant than the caloric value of those calories. Environmental chemicals known as obesogens may actually program our bodies to store fat and develop disease. And these obesogens can have such an effect that a head of conventional romaine lettuce may actually cause more weight gain than a grass fed burger.

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Kevin Ware, Vitamin D, and Keeping Your Bones Inside Where They Belong

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Vitamin D, sunlight, vitamin d foods

This past weekend’s freak accident during the Louisville and Duke basketball game has put vitamin D back in the spotlight. How do you get enough?

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15 Ways to Ensure a Healthy Life

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No, we can’t guarantee that we’ll never get sick or have a major illness, but we can sure do our part to make those possibilities far less likely.

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Sugar Sweetened Soda Tops the Chart for Prostate Cancer Risk

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Studying 8,128 men over a 15-year period, men who drank just a soda a day or other drinks with added sugar saw a 40% increase in the risk of developing prostate cancer. Other non-liquid sugars were implicated as well, but surprisingly, at less of an increased risk.

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Antibiotics not the Answer for Asthmatics

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Analyzing over 5,000 outpatient visits of, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that some antibiotics may be overprescribed for kids with asthma. Antibiotics were prescribed in 1 of 6 routine visits even though national guidelines don’t recommend them as therapy. However, when best practices and alternative therapies were discussed by the pediatrician during those visits, patients were much less likely to receive antibiotic prescriptions.

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Fructose Keeps You Hungry and Makes You Overeat

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This is your brain on sugar — for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.

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Detox Made Safe and Simple

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With the holiday season right around the corner, there is no better time than the present to fortify our diet and cement healthy eating. Ironically, while healthy eating is our birthright, for many of us it seems like taking the plunge into eating a whole foods-based diet is the equivalent to traveling to some distant land. But it doesn’t have to be such a scary or foreign experience.

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Do You Need Nutritional Supplements?

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Many people ask me whether or not they need nutritional supplements if they eat a healthy diet. The next question that almost inevitably comes up is what they should take and where they can get high-quality supplements. Today, I’d like to bring some light to this issue and outline what I recommend most people take.

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Fact: There’s No Such Thing as a Healthy Low Fat Diet

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Similar to myths like “eating cholesterol will increase your cholesterol,” or “diet sodas don’t cause weight gain,” or “dairy is the best source of calcium,” the idea that eating fat makes you fat is just one more result of bad, outdated science that continues to be propagated.

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What You Need to Know Before Mixing Supplements and Prescriptions

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Drug and vitamin interactions

A clean diet can eliminate the need for many types of prescription medications, but for many reasons there may be a need for continued use of them. And in reality, even with the best diet, our modern lifestyle and environment can make it very difficult to get all of the nutrients we need without a little help. Knowing about natural solutions that can reduce the need for pharmaceutical drugs, and knowing how to use them wisely in combination with necessary medications, can enhance the overall quality of life.

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Could a Dairy-Free Diet Be Your Ticket to Perfect Health?

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We’re told from the time we’re kids that dairy’s the thing strong bones and healthy bodies are made of. Is that not true? What about the calcium, where else would you get it? Why would we be told it’s healthy if it’s not? Those were my questions, and here’s the truth I learned.

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Why is Soy Bad for You, and Why It’s Good Too

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Is soy good for you?

Soy is one of those foods that seems to be just about every where. It’s a main ingredient in a significant number of processed foods at the grocery store. Most common protein bars and drinks include some version of soy. And of course there’s a list of familiar forms like soy sauce, tofu, and the whole bean itself (edamame). But because a food is widely used is by no means a sign of its worthiness as part of the human diet. So what’s the deal? Should we eat soy?

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