Daily sodium intake: How much salt is ‘too much’?

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What is the proper daily sodium intake for adults? We all know too much salt isn't healthy for you. We have been told over and over, it increases our blood pressure. But, is that all it does? Researchers suspect salt may also activate what's called 'T helper 17' cells, which can activate an immune response …

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Is ‘olive oil’ good for you? The surprising answer…

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Is olive oil good for you? The quick answer is NO! But, why do I say it isn't healthy when everyone else says it is? Because, everyone likes to hear good news about their bad eating habits. People are sensitive about their food and don't want to be told how to eat. Yet, you see …

Good dental health: What your dentist won’t tell you

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You might need to improve your dental health as a vegetarian by changing a few things you eat. Vegan and vegetarian teeth might not be in better shape than meat eaters. Those who eat healthier than those who eat animal products may still get sick too much, have high blood pressure, bad cholesterol levels possibly …

Perfect health diet: You eat all you want

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In my opinion, the perfect health diet is how we used to eat thousands of years ago. Genetically speaking, we are almost exactly like the great apes. The diet we were made to eat promotes healthy weight loss, provides maximum natural energy, brings better health and longer life. If you look at what chimpanzees eat, …

Holistic health: Why it takes more than healthy food?

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What is holistic health? It has everything to do with the 'whole person'. It's the psychological, physical and social aspects of ones life which should seriously be taken into account and viewed as a whole. If one does not, he will likely suffer quality of life consequences. In other words, it's not just food that …

The unhealthful truth about caffeine in coffee: Is one cup too much?

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Is the caffeine in coffee hazardous to our health? I would say it is not the only health concern when drinking it. Depending upon the source, 'caffeine' can either hurt your arteries or improve endothelial function (interior lining of arteries.) All I know is when I stopped drinking coffee, 'it felt' as though my cardiovascular system …

Where is the best fast food take out window?

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If you are going to pick up from a drive through window, what is the 'best fast food' sandwich you can eat? I would say the best choice is the healthiest, which are those sandwiches or meals containing the most vegetables with no oils or fats like mayonnaise. Probably, eating a 'vegetarian sandwich' would be …

American ‘meat eater or vegetarian’: Who’s healthier?

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From time to time, beginning in my twenties and decades later, I was overweight. I was always a big 'meat eater'! How would I ever know back in the 1970's that eating a lot of meat actually caused poor health? For example, all the beef commercials said you needed beef! Same went for milk. I …

Salt substitute: Which is healthiest and tastes the best?

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I have always loved salt. But, as I got older I began to pay dearly for it. I would overdose on it. My body wouldn't be able to handle any more of it and my lower back would start aching (kidneys.) My ears would start ringing (tinnitus?) and feel plugged up. It would affect me …