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Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health

By, Carolyn Gregoir, Huffington Post We know that food affects the body — but could it just as powerfully impact the mind? While the role of diet and nutrition in our physical health is undeniable, the influence of dietary factors on mental health has been less considered. That may be starting to change. For the first time, a report by …

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Behind New Dietary Guidelines, Better Science

By, Aaron E. Carroll. The New York Times For decades, many dietary recommendations have revolved around consuming a low percentage of your daily calories from fat. It has been widely thought that doing so would reduce your chance of having coronary heart disease. Most of the evidence for that recommendation has come from epidemiologic studies, which can be flawed. Use …

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Venezuelan 14-Year-Old Shot Dead During Anti-Government Protest

By, The Guardian A 14-year old Venezuelan schoolboy has died after being shot in the head during an anti-government protest in the country’s restive western region. Preliminary investigations suggest the boy, named variously as Kluiverth or Kluiver Roa, was injured during a confrontation between police and protesters in the city, and died on the way to the hospital, according to …

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Video Shows Police Brutality On A Terminally Ill Man In Front Young Children

By, Matt Agoris, The Free Thought Project Morgantown, WV — A kind-hearted woman with a cellphone captured the horrific scene of a man choking on his own blood, in front of his children, while pinned under three cops. According to police they were responding to a report of child abuse. Police say when they approached Jeffery Bane, 39, that he …

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Children Have Fewer Allergies When Families Do Dishes by Hand

By, Cari Nierenberg, Live Science Doing dishes the old-fashioned way — by hand — might help curb a modern-day problem: rising rates of childhood allergies, a new study suggests. Researchers in Sweden found that children living in families that hand-washed their dishes were about 40 percent less likely to develop allergies compared with kids in homes that used a dishwasher, …

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How to Make College Cheaper

By, Steve Cohen, New York Times The soaring cost of college — a 1,225 percent increase since 1978, nearly twice the rate of the rise in health care costs — is such a problem for most families that politicians across the ideological spectrum are actually taking notice. President Obama has proposed making two years of community college free. Senator Bernie …

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The Vaccine Safety Myth

By, Jamie Deckoff-Jones, MD,  Green Med Info Vaccines are proven safe, right? You may be surprised to find how non-evidence based this belief really is…. A few days ago, The Washington Post published an op-ed piece by a medical ethicist who thinks that all doctors who have concerns about vaccines should lose their licenses. Last week, it was parents who don’t …

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Victory: Hershey to Remove GMO Ingredients from Milk Chocolate

By, Mike Barrett, Infowars.com Joining the lineup of companies that are kneeling to public pressure, candy-maker Hershey has recently announced that it will soon remove genetically modified ingredients from its milk chocolate and Kisses by the end of 2015. What’s more, the company is pledging to shift to ‘simple ingredients,’ which will exemplified by the removal of emulsifier polyglycerol polyricinoleate (PGPR) and …

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7 heart-healthy superfoods

By, Patricia Bannan, Fox News February is American Heart Month, which reminds us that heart disease is still the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Every year, one in four deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is that your lifestyle choices can improve the health of your heart. Making simple …

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Top 10 Ways to Prepare Kale

By, Mary Crimmins, Eat Local Grown My body has been deprived of leafy greens this summer. It has been so hot here in Nashville, that no greens stood a chance to grow in the blazing heat. Last week, I saw a familiar friend at the Market – KALE! I couldn’t believe it. For me this marked the end of the …