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Reasons to Eat Papaya
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, February 26, 2009
The papaya is a delicious fruit with innumerable nutritional benefits, including helping digestion and reducing the risk of cancer. The papaya is also known as "Paw Paw", and it is a pear-shaped fruit with yellow-orange skin, an orange-pink flesh and black seeds in ...
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Exercise Can Cut Your Risk of Colon Cancer
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, February 26, 2009
Regular exercise can cut your risk of colon cancer by a quarter, a detailed new study has revealed. Even simply walking reduces the likelihood of developing this form of cancer. The comprehensive study analyzed data from studies conducted over several decades and fou ...
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Dark Chocolate in Moderation is Beneficial
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Chocolate is known to be an unhealthy food high in sugar and fat, but research has shown that raw, dark chocolate is good for you, and has health benefits. Chocolate comes from the fruit pods of the cacao tree. These cocoa beans contain minerals like magnesium, calci ...
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Soak Your Grains for Maximum Benefit
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Whole grains like brown rice or rolled oats contain more fiber and nutrients than refined, processed grains so it makes sense to eat more of them. However, grains require careful preparation because they contain a number of antinutrients that can cause health proble ...
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Cancer-Fighting Properties of Apples
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Numerous recent studies have proven that apples help fight cancer. At least three studies published in the last year by a professor of food science add to growing evidence that apples, as well as other fruits and vegetables, are powerful ways to help prevent breast canc ...
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Carcinogenic Chemical Found in Potato Chips and Fries May Also Raise Heart Risk
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, February 17, 2009
A new study published in the March 2009 [i]American Journal of Clinical Nutrition[/i] suggests that the substance acrylamide which is found in many foods may increase the risk of heart disease. Acrylamide is a chemical compound found in high-starch foods that are cooked ...
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The Healing Properties of Curcumin in Turmeric
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The following are a selection of frequently asked questions put together by the MD Anderson Cancer Center (at the University of Texas). It's great to see research like this coming out on the properties of natural foods, spices etc. [quote][title]Frequently Asked Ques ...
olives
Ibn al-Qayyim: The Benefits of Olive Oil
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, February 16, 2009
Ibn al-Qayyim described the benefits of olive oil in his [i]Prophetic Medicine[/i]. He said that the characteristics of olive oil corresponded to the type of olives from which it came from; oil pressed from ripe olives was the better than oil from unripe olives. He also ...
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High Fructrose Corn Syrup and Diabetes
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Monday, February 16, 2009
There is much available on the detrimental effects of high fructrose corn syrup (a non-natural, refined product made from mostly genetically-modified corn) and it is best if you avoid foods containing this as much as possible. If you care for your kids, don't subject th ...
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High Fructrose Corn Syrup, Ingredient in Many Popular Foods, Contaminated With Mercury
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Monday, February 16, 2009
The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy ([[url>http://www.iatp.org>IATP]]) issued a press release regarding the finding that many popular food products containing high fructrose corn syrup (HFCS) are contaminated with mercury. [sidebar] [b]Much High Fructose ...
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Lignans found in Flax Seeds Linked to Healthier, Slimmer Women
Posted by SoundHealth on Saturday, February 14, 2009
A new study has shown that women with increased intake of lignans, found in foods like flax seeds, tend to have a lower body mass index (BMI) and less total body fat mass. [b]Study details [/b] Researchers looked at post-menopausal women and found that those who ...
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Five Brain-Drainers
Posted by SoundHealth on Saturday, February 14, 2009
Optimizing your brain function is not only about getting the right nutrients. It's also important to minimize the nutrients that can pollute the brain and potentially damage and age it. Here are five 'anti-nutrients' for the memory that you should avoid. [title] ...
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Seven Anti-Ageing Foods
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, February 12, 2009
Eating a balanced diet can not only keep us fit and healthy on the inside, what we eat can also help our skin look younger and help us age gracefully. Here are seven foods that are not only great for health in general, but are also important for healthy, younger-loo ...
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Study Suggests that Olive Skins Protect Against Colon Cancer
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, February 12, 2009
New research has shown that a compound found in olive skins can defend against colon cancer. Researchers from the University of Granada and the University of Barcelona have shown that treatment with maslinic acid, a compound isolated from olive-skin pomace, results in ...
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Brain-Boosting Foods
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
The foods we eat directly affect our brain function, and eating the right foods has been proven to sharpen your memory, boost intelligence, improve your mood and emotional stability, and keep your mind young. So what foods and nutrients are essential brain-boosters ...
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The Dietary Fat, Cholesterol and Heart Hypothesis: What if Bad Fat Isn't So Bad?
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Tuesday, February 10, 2009
An article that very concisely gives a good and accurate overall picture of the saturated-fat heart disease hypothesis. [quote][title]What if bad fat isn't so bad? [/title]
[b]No one's ever proved that saturated fat clogs arteries, causes heart disease[/b] MS ...
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Food Combining For Optimum Nutrition: Food Categories
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, February 10, 2009
An earlier article introduced the concept of food combining, which follows the basic principle of avoiding foods that don't go well together (in the same meal), for optimum nutritional value and better health. Foods that are high in protein are not digested well when ...
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Do Eggs Increase Cholesterol and Increase Risk of Coronary Heart Disease?
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Tuesday, February 10, 2009
In this article we will investigate whether the cholesterol content of the egg is harmful to health, particularly in relation to heart disease. We have mentioned previously in articles that the "dietary cholesterol hypothesis" - as a prime causative factor - in heart di ...
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Warming Squash and Nigella Seed Soup
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, February 10, 2009
This filling soup is a great winter warmer. Butternut squash is a good source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), as well as vitamin C, potassium and fiber. The nutritionally beneficial nigella seeds provide a flavorsome addition to this soup; they taste li ...
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Blueberries are Packed with Antioxidants
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Blueberries are a great superfood; they are packed with nutrients and antioxidants, and full of flavor and sweetness. These tiny berries have many health protective benefits, but these benefits can be lost when blueberries are eaten with other foods, especially milk. ...
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Nutrients and Superfoods for Healthy Skin
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, February 09, 2009
Good nutrition is essential for a healthy body, and the skin is a visible sign that our body is healthy from the inside. Good food choices can help to combat ageing skin and transform a dull complexion, making you feel healthier and more energetic, inside and out. He ...
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Health Benefits of House Plants
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, February 09, 2009
House plants are used to brighten up a room and help to create a relaxing atmosphere, but they can also bring real health benefits. Common house plants have found to purify indoor air, removing toxic air emissions like ammonia, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, benzene ...
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Research Paper on Fasting in Ramadan - Intermittent, Long-Term Fasting Reduces Inflammatory Markers in the Body
Posted by abuiyaad on Monday, February 09, 2009
This is a study done on the effects of fasting on the inflammatory response in the body. Inflammation refers to the immune response triggered within the body in response to a variety of states, conditions and triggers. Factors that determine the levels of inflammatory p ...
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Chili Peppers Have Powerful Health Benefits
Posted by SoundHealth on Sunday, February 08, 2009
Chili peppers are known for their heat and are frequently used to add spice and zest to dishes. But these fiery plants also have many benefits for health, including fighting cancer and providing pain relief. Chili peppers are from the family [i]Capsicum[/i]; and incl ...
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Food Combining for Optimum Nutrition: The Acid/Alkaline Balance
Posted by SoundHealth on Saturday, February 07, 2009
For optimum health, the body needs balanced quantities of acid / alkaline substances (vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals). The acidity or alkalinity of a substance is measured by the pH scale. This is a logarithmic scale ranging from 0 (greater in acidity), ...
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Fluoride Journal: Fluoridation in Europe
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Saturday, February 07, 2009
Rudolf Ziegelbecker. [b]Fluoridation in Europe. Letter to Editor[/b]. [i]Fluoride 31(3), 1998, pp 171-174[/i] [title]Fluoridation in Europe[/title] I have been engaged in scientific and political work on water fluoridation for 30 years. During this time I have ana ...
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Rejection of Fluoridation By Countries and States
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Saturday, February 07, 2009
[title]Fluoridation Rejection by Countries[/title] Water fluoridation was stopped in the following World Health Organization (WHO) Countries: [ul] [li] Federal Republic of Germany (introduced 1952, stopped 1971) [li] Sweden (introduced 1952, stopped 1971 ...
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Prominent Researcher Apologizes For Pushing Fluoride
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Saturday, February 07, 2009
[quote][title]Prominent researcher apologizes for pushing fluoride[/title]
By Barry Forbes, [i]The Tribune[/i], Mesa, AZ
Sunday, December 5, 1999 "Why'd you do it, Doc? Why'd you toss the fluoride folks overboard?" [b]I had just tracked down Dr. Hardy Li ...
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Refreshing Celery Soup
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, February 06, 2009
This is a really simple but nutritious and refreshing soup. It is quick to make and can be eaten as a snack or light lunch. Celery is a good source of vitamin A as well as vitamin C, B1 and B2 and calcium. [title]Ingredients[/title] [ul][li]1 tbsp olive oil [li] ...
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The Many Benefits of Coconut Oil
Posted by SoundHealth on Friday, February 06, 2009
There are many health and nutritional benefits to be gained from coconut and coconut oil, and to a lesser extent from palm kernel oil, which is from a different part of the same plant. Coconut oil has got a bad reputation because it consists of about 92% saturated f ...
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The Prophetic Medicine: Milk As A Cure For Disease And A Great Video Interview on Real Milk, Immunity and Nutrition
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Thursday, February 05, 2009
This is a very informative video on raw milk in the form of an interview with Mark Mcafee, owner of Organic Pastures dairy in California. There is a lot to be learned from it about nutrition, immunity etc., alongside the issue of fresh, natural, raw milk. By the way ...
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Food Combining for Optimum Nutrition: The Basics
Posted by SoundHealth on Thursday, February 05, 2009
Food combining follows the simple idea that proteins and starches should not be combined in the same meal, because they are digested by the body in different ways. Proteins like meat, chicken or fish are broken down by acid gastric juices in the stomach, while starches ...
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Why Choose Organic Food?
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Much of the food available to us has been produced using pesticides, antibiotics, artificial additives and genetically modified organisms. These can accumulate in the body over time and cause a variety of health problems. Organic food is always fresher and therefore ...
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Foods for Healthy Hair
Posted by SoundHealth on Wednesday, February 04, 2009
We all want strong, shiny and healthy-looking hair, and the condition of the hair can also be a good indication of how healthy the body is from the inside. A key factor for healthy hair is good nutrition. [u][b]Hair Facts[/b][/u] Hair is 97 % protein. The rest is ...
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Fluoride: Now It Can Be Added to Our Food
Posted by SoundHealth on Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Fluoride has been classified as a safe supplement, according to Europe's highest authority on food standards and can now be added to foods manufactured and supplied in Europe. The decision, by the [i]European Food Safety Authority [/i](EFSA), means that food manufac ...
fatty-acids
The Big Fat Con: Saturated Fat and Cholesterol
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Tuesday, February 03, 2009
[b]Did you know that 50% of all heart attacks are in people with perfectly "normal" cholesterol levels?[/b] The man responsible for the dietary cholesterol and saturated-fat hypothesis, Ancel Keys, had data from 22 countries, which collectively, showed absolutely no ...
The Relationship Between Pharmaceutical Companies and The Medical Profession
Posted by HealthyMuslim on Monday, February 02, 2009
In this article we provide series of articles from the British Medical Journal (Online) and other news coverage pieces that explore the issue of the pharmaceutical industry and its influence over doctors, and the nature of the relationship that exists between them by ne ...
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Mercury Found in Common Food Sweetener
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, February 02, 2009
High levels of mercury have been found in popular drinks, breads, cereals, breakfast bars, yogurts and soups. Two studies found that many popular brands contain the dangerous chemical in the form of HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup), the artificial sweetener. Accordin ...
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Cutting Back on Calories May Improve Memory
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, February 02, 2009
Making an effort to cut out those unnecessary calories in your diet could improve your memory by as much as 20 percent, in addition to helping to reduce weight, according to a new study published in [i]The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.[/i] Accordin ...
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St John's Wort Effective for Depression
Posted by SoundHealth on Monday, February 02, 2009
A recent study has found that extracts of the plant [i]Hypericum perforatum L[/i], popularly called St. John's Wort is as effective as drugs at treating depression. The review was published in the [i]Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008[/i]. The studies came ...
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