Green Spaces Reduce Stress

San Francisco Chronicle (sfgate.com) - Living near trees, green spaces reduces stress, study shows - By Kathryn Roethel - (Tuesday, April 22, 2014) If you’re in need of a little stress relief, it might be waiting just outside your front door – especially in the Bay Area.   A new study from the University of Wisconsin in Madison reveals that people who […]

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Are You Experiencing Chronic Sodium Intoxication?

The New York Times (nytimes.com) – The Public Health Crisis Hiding in Our Food - By Thomas A. Farley – (Monday, April 20, 2014) If you have high blood pressure, you’re in good company. Hypertension afflicts 67 million Americans, including nearly two-thirds of people over age 60. But it isn’t an inevitable part of the aging process. It’s better to […]

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Younger Skin Through Exercise

The New York Times (nytimes.com) – Younger Skin Through Exercise - By Gretchen Reynolds - (Wednesday, April 16, 2014) Exercise not only appears to keep skin younger, it may also even reverse skin aging in people who start exercising late in life, according to surprising new research.   As many of us know from woeful experience, our skin […]

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Sichuan Pepper’s Buzz May Reveal Secrets of the Nervous System

NPR (npr.org) - Sichuan Pepper’s Buzz May Reveal Secrets Of The Nervous System - By Ike Sriskandarajah – (Thursday, April 17, 2014) The Sichuan peppercorn is known to give some Chinese dishes a pleasant tingling feeling.   What’s not so pleasant is that pins-and-needles feeling we get when our foot falls asleep – or when people who suffer from paresthesia experience […]

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Preventing Iron Deficiency in Babies

Health Day (consumer.healthday.com) - Small Childbirth Change Might Help Prevent Iron Deficiency in Babies: Study - By Robert Preidt - (Thursday, April 17, 2014) Changing how newborns are held immediately after birth could boost the use of delayed cord clamping and potentially reduce the number of infants with iron deficiency, according to a new study.   Waiting until about […]

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Reduce Cholesterol With A Daily Serving of Beans, Peas, Chickpeas or Lentils

Science Daily (sciencedaily.com) – Daily serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce bad cholesterol - (Monday, April 7, 2014) Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce “bad cholesterol” and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. However, most people in North America […]

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Mothers’ Breast Milk Tested for Glyphosate Herbicide

Green Med Info (greenmedinfo.com) – World’s #1 Herbicide Discovered in U.S. Mothers’ Breast Milk - By Sustainable Pulse - (Tuesday, April 8, 2014) In the first ever testing on glyphosate herbicide in the breast milk of American women, Moms Across America and Sustainable Pulse have found ‘high’ levels in 3 out of the 10 samples tested. The shocking results point […]

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Unexpected Result in Broken Spinal Cord Research

CNN (cnn.com) – Spinal cord work is unexpected shocker: ‘This is a breakthrough’ - By Elizabeth Cohen - (Tuesday, April 8, 2014) At her research lab at the University of Louisville, neuroscientist Susan Harkema turned her back to her study subject to check a reading on a computer screen. “Hey Susie, look at this,” the patient called […]

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Wal-Mart and Wild Oats Team Up to Push Organic Foods into Mainstream

Chicago Tribune (chicagotribune.com) – Wal-Mart aims to push organic foods into mainstream - By Jessica Wohl - (Thursday, April 10, 2014) Wal-Mart is trying to make organic food more accessible to its budget-conscious shoppers.   The nation’s largest retailer is making a bigger bet on the fast-growing category, teaming with Wild Oats to sell organic packaged food […]

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