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  • Healthy Eating
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • Fitness from the Inside Out
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • The Fit Family
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

  • Healthy Alternatives
    • The Controversy Over Ronald McDonald

      I’ve been watching the war of words concerning the image of Ronald McDonald, the iconic face behind the McDonald’s fast food chain. Much like the Marlboro Man, he may very well fall by the wayside and become a small piece of America’s past.

    • Earth Day: To Meat or Not to Meat

      Today we should pause and reflect on the survival of our planet; what we as an industrialized society have done to damage it and what we can do to repair it so that future generations can prosper as we have.

Hypnosis, even in "real world," may help IBS

Hypnosis may help some people with stubborn cases of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) find some relief from their symptoms, a new study suggests.

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Omega-3s tied to lower risk of heart arrhythmia

More great news about omega-3 fatty acids: they can reduce the risk of irregular heartbeat by 30 percent. 

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Does acupuncture boost IVF success?

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture may help some women conceive through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), a new analysis of past research concludes. But the true benefit in the real world, if any, remains unclear.

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Positive psychology has limited health benefits

The power of positive thinking: a new study shows that patients encouraged by positive psychology techniques kept taking their medications and stuck to exercise goals.

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Florida's Rexall recalls vitamins over shellfish fears

Drugstore chain Rexall has recalled soft gel calcium supplements due to a label mixup. The product inside the recalled bottles contains shellfish, a common food allergy.

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How much iodine is too much?

Too much iodine can lead to subclinical hypothyroidism, which is associated with increased risk of heart disease long-term.

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Vitamin D doesn't ease lung disease symptoms: study

Researchers previously thought the anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin D supplements might reduce symptoms for patients with COPD. A new study shows little difference between the patients receiving vitamin D and a placebo.

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Homeopathic Treatments for Prevention of Colds and Flu

Catching a cold? Homeopathic medicines can help prevent a cold as well as treat the symptoms and are available in most health food stores or online.

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Frequent red meat eaters at higher risk of stroke

Following a high protein diet? Feast your eyes on this: eating more red meat increases the risk of stroke, while poultry lessens it.

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Acupuncture little better than 'sham' for migraine

Study subjects suffering migraines receiving a "sham" version of acupuncture still reported  reduced headaches. Is it a placebo effect? According to researchers, not necessarily.

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Vitamin D Has Mixed Effects on Cancer, Broken Bones

Extra vitamin D and calcium may offer some protection against fractures in elderly people, but have little or no impact on cancer risk, according to a fresh look at the medical evidence.

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FDA Takes Aim at Unproven HCG Weight-Loss Brands

U.S. regulators have taken first steps to remove from the market over-the-counter products containing HCG hormone, saying the  formulations fraudulently claim to produce weight loss and may pose serious health risks.

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Acupuncture Deemed Safe for Children

Canadian researchers have established that treating children with the age-old practice of acupuncture is safe, and poses little risk if performed by a qualified practitioner.

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Arnica Montana: Natural Treatment for Inflammation and Trauma

Back pain? Sports injury? Chronic arthritis? Homeopathic remedy Arnica Montana can help reduce inflammation, swelling, and bruising and improve function quicker than many standard treatments.

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Vitamin E Tied to Higher Risk of Prostate Cancer

Men taking daily vitamin E were more likely to get prostate cancer than those not taking the dietary supplement in a new study of close to 35,000 North Americans.

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