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More Than Half of What Americans Eat Is ‘Ultra-Processed’

And those foods account for 90 percent of U.S. added sugar intake, new research says. Tom Grill / Corbis JULIE BECK MAR 10, 2016 HEALTH Michael Pollan’s guideline that people should “eat food, not too much, mostly plants,” is oft-quoted, less oft-followed. Once again, research…

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Jenn Brown shares her favorite pregnancy tips

For all you moms out there. Listen up as sports broadcaster Jenn Brown shares her favorite pregnancy tips to stay healthy and happy. Posted by USANA Health Sciences Inc. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

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Canada’s Senate Set to Tackle the Food Industry

MONDAY, MARCH 07, 2016 Yoni Freedhoff MD Last week saw the publication of the Canadian Senate’s Report Obesity In Canada A Whole-of-Society Approach for a Healthier Canada. My friend and colleague Dr. Arya Sharma criticized the report for not recognizing the pervasive and damaging nature…

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Nutrition 101: Carbohydrates [INFOGRAPHIC]

Continuing with our Nutrition 101 series, today we’re talking carbohydrates! Love ’em or leave ’em (personally, I’m a fan), carbohydrates are found in pretty much everything – fruits and vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds, dairy, sweets, soda, the list goes on. It’s a good thing…

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Elimination diets. [Infographic]

Try eliminating processed foods from your diet first, then add a few fermented vegetables or a good probiotic.  Quite often that’s all that is necessary. Give your gut some time to adjust to real food again and you’d be a mazed at the difference in…

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Can eating too little actually damage your metabolism?

Exploring the truths and fallacies of ‘metabolic damage’. By Brian St. Pierre   There’s a lot of discussion in the fitness industry about whether crash dieting can cause metabolic damage. In this article, we’ll take on this interesting topic and separate fact from fiction. We’ll…

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Would I be healthier if I quit drinking?

My quest to understand the real tradeoffs of alcohol consumption. by Camille DePutter In my mind, Friday = cocktails. If I quit drinking, would it mean better health and ripped abs? Or is that end-of-week Old Fashioned actually good for me? Want to listen instead…

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Research Review:

Weight lifting improves blood pressure By Helen Kollias A program of regular weight training decreased blood pressure in middle aged hypertensive men. Consider exercise before you rush to medicate yourself. Ask your doctor what activity improves your health — whether that’s losing weight, fixing your…

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