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April 1, 2015

Commentary: Happy April Fools’ Day! – Have a Laugh or Two for Your Health

A man walks into his doctor’s office with cucumber slices on his eyes, a carrot up his nose and bananas in his ears. “What’s wrong with me, doc?” he asks. “That’s easy,” his doctor replies. “You’re not eating properly!”  

OK, so maybe you thought that was funny and maybe you didn’t, but if you got a belly laugh, you just burned, on average, 3.5 calories. And according to Maciej S. Buchowski, who headed a study on calorie expenditure, 15 minutes of laughter per day could burn up to 50 calories, which… is roughly the equivalent of one Hershey’s Kiss.

The physiological study of laughter is called gelotology. It’s an actual thing – I’m not even kidding – and while we all [...]

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March 31, 2015

3 Quick Tips For Baby Health

If you have a baby, your plate is definitely full. But there are some things to keep in mind that can affect the future health of your child.

Donna Gates, an expert in digestive health, diet and nutrition and the international best-selling author of The Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Health and Rebuilding Your Immunity, has a few bits of advice.

Breast Milk Is Key

Gates says it is important that mothers feed infants breast milk as the sugars in the breast milk are prebiotic in that they are feeding the beneficial microbes that the baby has growing in his or her stomach.

“They’re also sugars and real mucous-y, as they should be, but they’re coating the [...]

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March 30, 2015

Red Wine Offers New Health Benefit? Go On.

In case you need an excuse to go for the Cab Sav at happy hour, we’ve compiled a list of red wine’s health benefits.

Before we go on, however, we should point out that it’s actually resveratrol, a compound found in red grape skin, that has been touted as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Countless studies over the past decade or so have found that this red wine compound can possibly prevent blood clots and reduce bad cholesterol – leading to reduced risk of heart disease. It’s also been linked to helping slow the aging process and may even fight cancer.

But the latest findings around resveratrol is from a new study conducted by Ashok K. Shetty, Ph.D., a [...]

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