Monthly Archives: March, 2011

Dark Leafy Green Vegetables

More than one thousand plants have leaves we can eat but how many do we actually eat? If we have just five servings a day, we cut our risk of developing diabetes by 20 percent. Several studies have found that leafy greens such as spinach (best choice), more so then other vegetables, play ...

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Nutrition and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a common condition that is characterized by chronic pain and stiffness in various different muscles, tendons, and ligaments. This condition is also often associated with extreme fatigue. Both symptoms are easily exacerbated by trivial physical activity. When the joints or muscles are tested, patients with fibromyalgia show no abnormalities of ...

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Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a gluten-sensitive digestive disorder that is caused by intolerance to the protein, gliadin, which is found in gluten- a component of wheat that gives flour its smooth, elastic form. Other grains, like barely, rye, bulgur, and matzo meal contain the gliadin protein. People who are sensitive to the gliadin protein experience an ...

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Nutritional Eating for Two

When I was pregnant a great excuse I would use for my indulgence in extra servings of food was that I was “eating for two.” There were times when my hunger was more than usual and the amount of food I was able to eat was staggering compared to before I was pregnant. ...

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is the first vitamin most people think to take when they are sick. It is the first vitamin to come to mind in citrus fruit and it is even added in skin care products. Vitamin C is considered a powerful and beneficial vitamin that can be obtained as a supplement or ...

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Acidic Diets

The type of foods you eat can have a direct affect on your body chemistry which can in turn affect your health. Over the past century the American diet has become extremely acidic. This movement toward acidity may account for the increase in many degenerative diseases that are directly associated with over acidity. Blood ...

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