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How Sugar Weakens the Immune System

Want to avoid getting sick this winter? In addition to washing your hands frequently and staying warm--mom was right, bring a sweater; viruses thrive in cold weather--perhaps the best way to prevent illness is to avoid eating excess sugar. Sugar weakens the immune system.


After you drink a regular soda or eat a piece of cake, or anything else th

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Why You Shouldn't Cook With Canola Oil

 Why You Shouldn't Cook With Canola Oil

 

Mmmm…rapeseed….

 

Sounds delicious, does it not?

Unless you live on a farm and grow all your own food and never eat packaged foods, you’ve consumed rapeseed. And if you do eat out often or buy packaged foods, you’re likely swallowing the seed’s unpalatable-sounding oil every day.

It doesn’

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What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels?

If only you could feel like Superman all day…alert, energetic, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound….

 

How do we often try to feel like Superman? By drinking energy drinks, multiple cups of coffee, a few donuts and other high-glycemic or caffeinated fixes.

For the first few minutes after consuming a sugary or chemi

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Fasting: It's Not Just For Yom Kippur

 

Both secular Jews and non-Jews alike might be surprised to learn that Yom Kippur isn’t the only Jewish holiday that calls for fasting.

 

There are six other major traditional tzomot (Jewish fasting days), and more if you include fasts for the tzaddikim (righteous ones).

Almost every, if not all, religions, have at least o

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Want To Lose Weight? Learn To Manage Stress

Wouldn’t it be so much easier to live like a caveman?

 

Wake up, forage for some berries, hunt some wild game, eat, nap, shape and sharpen tools, perhaps procreate, tend to the fire, eat leftovers, call it a day.

 

The only two stressors our Neolithic ancestors faced, granted they were big ones: finding/hunting enough food an

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Addicted To Carbs? It's Not (All) Your Fault!

Addicted To Carbs? It's Not (All) Your Fault!

 

 

 

 

Are you carb crazy? Does one serving of pasta never satisfy? Do you frequently crave high-carbohydrate meals, even though you frequently crash after eating them?
 
You’re certainly not alone. Many of us love high-carb foods, but it’s not only because of the taste. Think about it: when you eat spa

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Skipping Breakfast Can Kill You

Skipping Breakfast Can Kill You

New research from the Harvard School of Public Health concludes that the one in five U.S. adults who regularly skip breakfast are at greater risk for heart disease. 
 
The researchers interviewed over 25,000 people about their eating habits and tracked them for 16 years. Those who often skipped breakfast were 30 percent mor

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Why am I Always Thirsty?

Why am I Always Thirsty?


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Water—the ultimate thirst quencher for most, but for some people, water, water everywhere and plenty a drop to drink fails to provide relief from a parched palette. Some people are just always thirsty, thirsty, thirsty.

 

If you’re one of those people, and wonder, “Why am I always thirsty

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Headaches, though common, not normal

Headaches, though common, not normal

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Millions of people suffer from headaches every day. With so many people experiencing them, one would think that it's normal to get a headache, at least every now and then. But just because something is common does not mean it's normal. 

In addition to headaches, other common syptoms include:

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    2. Why You Shouldn't Cook With Canola Oil
    3. What Are Normal Blood Sugar Levels?
    4. Fasting: It's Not Just For Yom Kippur
    5. Want To Lose Weight? Learn To Manage Stress
    6. Addicted To Carbs? It's Not (All) Your Fault!
    7. Skipping Breakfast Can Kill You
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    9. Headaches, though common, not normal
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