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  • 4

    Gluten-Free Diet is NOT a Fad

    5 months ago

    Gluten-free diet is not a fad diet. There are people who do get seriously ill if they eat gluten.

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    How EMF May Affect Health

    4 months ago

    I knew that EMF radiation has some effects on health (and that was why I sometimes avoid drying my hair at night). However, I previously believed that the effects were small enough that it is not something that I have...

  • 3

    Foods and Supplements to Help Support Liver Detoxification

    5 months ago

    With an increasingly toxic load, the liver needs all the help it can get to detox our body. Here is what to feed it.

  • 3

    Problems with a Vegetarian Diet

    2 months ago

    The main problem with vegetarian diet is how some people are implementing it. Some people on vegetarian diets are either consuming too many processed carbohydrates or too much soy or both. This is not to say that all...

  • 0

    The Comedy of Demetri Martin

    2 years ago

    Demetri Martin is an American comedian from New York. He is a thinker, perhaps a philosopher. After all, he does talk about the philosopher Socrates a lot -- well at least in his book This is a Book and in his one-man...

  • 0

    Which Probiotics to Choose?

    8 months ago

    There are so many probiotics out there, it is hard to choose. Here are some that I have heard good mentions about.

  • 3

    Pros and Cons of 5-HTP Supplements

    2 years ago

    The supplement 5-HTP is generally used for anxiety, depression, and enhancement of mood and feelings of well being. 5-HTP stands of 5-Hydroxytryptophan and is sometimes known as oxitriptan. It is an compound produced...

  • 7

    Why I do not blow dry my hair at night -- EMF effects of hair dryers

    17 months ago

    Update: Okay, I've changed my mind. I do in fact blow dry my hair in the evenings. But only quickly and for short duration. The below article about me not using hair dryer at night was written during the summer season...

  • 2

    Should We Be Taking Calcium Supplement?

    8 months ago

    It is obvious that it is best to get calcium from foods. However, should we be taking calcium supplements in addition? Based on the number of calcium supplements in the store shelves, it looks like many of us are...

  • 2

    How to Install Google Chrome Browser on Windows 8

    2 years ago

    Microsoft Windows 8 operating system comes with Internet Explorer 10 web browser. Of course it does, because both Windows 8 and Internet Explorer are made by Microsoft. And of course, the default search engine on...

  • 5

    Why Pork Should Always Be Fully Cooked

    2 years ago

    Some people have their steaks medium rare. And some cook their lamb that way too. I have even heard of lamb tartar (raw lamb) in some parts of the world. Sushi grade fish can also be eaten raw. But what about pork? I...

  • 4

    My Experience Installing Windows 8 Release Preview on Netbook

    2 years ago

    At the time of this writing in August 2012, Microsoft Windows 8 has not been released to consumers yet. However, many software developers, operating system testers, book authors, tech enthusiasts, and bloggers already...

  • 8

    Beware of Twitter Direct Message (DM) Spam and Scams

    2 years ago

    Have you ever received a "Direct Message" in Twitter with a link in it? Stop and think twice. You might not want to be clicking on it. The link might be a spam. Or worst, it may be a phishing scam. This is...

  • 4

    What is the Low Oxalate Diet?

    2 years ago

    Even though there are so many different types of diets out there, many people may not have heard of the "low-oxalate diet". Some may have heard of the word oxalate only in context of calcium-oxalate kidney...

  • 15

    What is the Paleolithic diet?

    8 days ago

    In short, the Paleolithic Diet (or Paleo Diet) is a diet that avoids grains, legumes, and dairy. It revolves around eating whole natural foods that was present in our diet millions of years ago. It revolves around...

  • 9

    Traffic Fines Proportional to Income

    3 years ago

    Many people are familiar with the traditional way in which traffic fines work in the United States. Afterall, who hasn't gotten a speeding ticket or a parking ticket for an expired parking meter. Most likely, the...

  • 7

    Florida - flattest state and other interesting trivia

    3 years ago

    Florida is noted as the flattest state. By some definitions -- depending on how you define "low" -- it is also the lowest state. Visited by many theme-park tourists and eco-tourists, Florida has numerous...

  • 4

    Low FODMAP diet may help reduce IBS symptoms

    6 months ago

    FODMAP is an acronym for "Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides And Polyols". These are short-chain carbohydrates (typically sugars) that when incompletely absorbed in the...

  • 0

    Five Ways to Increases Happiness

    3 months ago

    Many people want to be happier. The field of positive psychology has expanded in the past few years. Now there are dozens of books out on the shelves of bookstores and hundreds of articles on the web explaining the...

  • 6

    A Couple of Cases where Diet Is Used to Treat Disease

    2 years ago

    Diet here do not mean losing weight by not eating. Diet refers to the types of food eaten for optimal nutrition. Not all diseases can be treated by diet, and not everyone or every particular situation can be helped by...

  • 0

    Can Oyster Mushrooms Lower Cholesterol?

    3 years ago

    There are some studies that suggest that oyster mushrooms may be able to lower cholesterol because they contain natural phytochemicals that acts similar to statins. Statin drugs (such as lovastatin) are pharmaceuticals...

  • 12

    The Problem with Gluten and Wheat

    18 months ago

    Wheat may be a bigger problem than some people realize. Wheat contains a protein called gluten that is an immunogenic anti-nutrient that increase intestinal permeability and triggers systemic inflammation by the immune...

  • 2

    Reason We Have Leap Years

    2 years ago

    A leap year is a year in which February has 29 days. Sometimes this is also known as an intercalary year. Typically February will have 28 days. However about every four years, February will instead have 29 days. For...

  • 10

    Quinoa - what is this whole grain?

    2 years ago

    Quinoa is the seed that is a whole grain full of nutrients and complete protein. Quinoa can be cooked just like rice. However, make sure you wash the quinoa thoroughly before cooking in order to remove any saponin...

  • 3

    Some Eat 50% of Calories from Healthy Fat

    12 months ago

    Fat is not as bad as some people think it is. Many experts who studies nutritional science and reads the journal studies are coming to the conclusion that certain fats are good for you. Of course it is important to...

  • 6

    Polyunsaturated Vegetable Oils Are Not Healthy

    2 years ago

    If you are interested in your health, avoid consuming polyunsaturated vegetable oils. Do not cook with them. Do not consume foods that are cooked with them. Such oils to be avoided are corn oil, sunflower oil, safflower...

  • 0

    Thin People Can Get Diabetes Too

    12 months ago

    We often associate diabetes with obesity. And for the most part this is true. Obesity is a risk factor for diabetes. Abdominal fat is an indicator of insulin resistance that is a precursor to diabetes. However, it is...

  • 0

    Using the SQ3R Learning Method to Help With Studying

    3 years ago

    The SQ3R learning method is a way of reading and studying text that will help students learn and remember materials for tests or exams. SQ3R stands for "Survey", "Question", "Read",...

  • 4

    Coffee Healthier Than Milk

    2 years ago

    Which is healthier? Coffee or Milk? The premise of this article is that coffee is actually healthier than milk. Many studies are showing that coffee can be healthy. And many health authorities is starting to say that...

  • 3

    Does Homeopathic Medicine Work?

    4 months ago

    Homeopathy is using natural substances in very diluted doses as a therapeutic method to relieve physical symptoms. There are homeopathic medicine for colds and flu, for sleep aids, for leg cramps, and so on. The...

  • 8

    10 Sleep Tips to Help with Insomnia

    6 months ago

    As we get older, sleep becomes more elusive. We do not fall asleep as fast. We do not sleep as long. And we do not go as deep into sleep. And we wake up more easily. Don't take sleep for granted. Sleep is the third...

  • 0

    Bloating Caused by SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth)

    15 months ago

    Many people have bloating after a meal. We are not talking about abdominal fat or an extended stomach due to fullness. This is when there is excessive gas in the intestines that causes bloating of the abdominal area. ...

  • 0

    Albert Einstein's Quote on Human Being As Part of the Whole

    2 years ago

    Many people know Albert Einstein for his E=mc2 equation and his theory of relativity and his accomplishments in physics. Einstein was indeed a genius. Because he has wisdom and insights in other realms as well,...

  • 0

    Sardines A Good Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid

    3 years ago

    Sardines are high in omega-3 (as good as salmon) and low in mercury. You get the health benefits of sardines as well as the convenience of it coming in a single serving can.

  • 0

    Mushrooms Needs to be Cooked

    2 years ago

    Mushroom need to be cooked to break down its cell wall in order for us to full access its healthy nutrients.

  • 0

    Difference Between Worrying, Anxiety, and Stress

    3 years ago

    In short, worrying is a thought, anxiety is a feeling, and stress is a physical reaction. Worrying is a thought. It comes from the thinking part of the brain which is the cortex. Worrying is repeative troubled...

  • 0

    Stress Shrinks Hippocampus of the Brain

    2 years ago

    There is evidence and suggestion that excessive chronic stress such as PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) may shrinks the hippocampus of the brain. The hippocampus of the brain is major component of the brain...

  • 0

    How to Listen to Audio Books on Your Smartphone with Audible

    3 years ago

    With the growing popularity of smartphones, more people are listening to audio books on their smartphone now than before. People are reading physical paperback books less and less because they are bulky and you have to...

  • 1

    What is the Best Type of Cooking Oil to Use?

    10 months ago

    The short answer is that olive oil and coconut oil are the best oils to cook with. This article explains why.

  • 2

    Are Eggs Healthy?

    2 months ago

    Eggs are healthy because they contain good fats, proteins, phospholipids, choline, and everything else needed to form a baby chick -- with the caveat mentioned below in the counter argument. Food is supposed to...

  • 0

    Farmed or Wild Salmon?

    2 years ago

    If you are deciding whether to get farmed or wild salmon, welcome to the rest of us. We are trying to figure out the same thing ourselves. But a fairly consistent finding among health authorities is to continue to eat...

  • 0

    What is the Free Food at Google and Facebook Like?

    4 years ago

    It is no longer a secret that Google and Facebook serve free food to their employees -- yes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The media have reported on it. The secret has been leaked out to the Internet for a long time...

  • 0

    Astaxanthin the most powerful natural antioxidant

    2 years ago

    Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that mops up free radicals. Because it is fat soluble, it has the ability to go into your nervous system and is one of the few antioxdiants that can cross the blood-brain barrier....

  • 0

    Noise Pollution from Cars

    4 years ago

    We all are aware of the exhaust pollution from combustible gas engine cars. But cars also produce noise pollution. If you define pollution as the introduction of unwanted contaminants into an ecosystem, then noise from...

  • 0

    Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplement for Brain Health

    5 months ago

    Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is an important amino acid that is normally found in the body. It helps the body produce energy and plays important roles in heart and brain function, muscle movement, and other processes. In...

  • 0

    Glutathione antioxidant and detoxifier

    5 months ago

    Glutathione is an cellular antioxidant and a detoxifier. But it is actually much more than that. Dr. Mark Hyman calls gluthathione the "mother" of all antioxidants because it replenishes the other...

  • 0

    Alpha Lipoic Acid Super Antioxidant

    2 years ago

    Think of alpha lipoic acid as a super antioxidant. If there was any antioxidant that can be called "super", it is alpha lipoic acid. It also is sometime referred to as thioctic acid. The terms may sound...

  • 0

    Aspartame May Kill Brain Cells

    2 years ago

    Aspartame is an artificial sweetener. It is also an neuro-excitotoxin. See why in large quantities, it may kill brain cells.

  • 0

    Famous Cities and Not-As-Famous Counterpart

    3 years ago

    When you hear cities like Paris, Venice, and Vienna, you think of famous places that are well visited by tourists. However, there are other cities with those same names that if you go there turns out to be not so...

  • 0

    Vitamin B for Brain Health

    8 months ago

    Just remember B for "Brain". Vitamin B is good for brain health. Read more about why that is the case.

  • 0

    Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is too low

    2 years ago

    Have you looked at the percentages of your daily multi-vitamin? By the way, doctors say that we should be taking multi-vitamins. Often the percentages shows number above 100% of "recommended daily...

  • 0

    How Much Sugar Do We Eat?

    2 years ago

    How much sugar do Americans consume? Consume, meaning eating and drinking. Yes, we not only eat sugar, but we also drink it in sodas and sugary beverages. Drinking sugar is a major cause of weight gain. Estimates of...

  • 0

    Possible Causes of Autoimmune Diseases

    18 months ago

    Autoimmune diseases are on the rise. The causes are multifactorial. The possible causes are environmental toxins, food sensitives, pathogens, and stress. Even GMOs are implicated.

  • 0

    Does Gin-Soaked Golden Raisins Help with Joint Pain?

    2 years ago

    Gin-soaked golden raisins have been talked about for decades as a home remedy for arthritis and joint pain. But does it work? This home remedy was made popular by well-known ABC radio broadcaster Paul Harvey when he...

  • 0

    Why Do Doctors Work Such Long Hour Shifts?

    2 years ago

    A question that has popped into my head many times in the past is ... Why do doctors work such long hours? I'm talking about the medical residents that typically work 24 hours shifts. Not having ever been a...

  • 0

    No, the Streets are Not Paved in Gold

    4 years ago

    In the old days long before that age of global travel, it was rumored that America was so wealthy that their streets were paved in gold. In fact, many people in Asia call America "Gold Mountain" whose...

  • 0

    Kale and its Health Benefits

    22 months ago

    Kale is one of the most nutritious vegetables. It scores the highest Aggregate Nutrient Density Index score there is. It has the health benefits of being both a cruciferous vegetable and a dark leafy green vegetables.

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    What is that White Stuff Coming Out of Salmon?

    3 years ago

    Have you ever seen white stuff (or "goo" as some people call it) coming out of the meat of the salmon after you have cooked it? What is it? And is it normal?  And more importantly, is it edible? In...

  • 0

    Avoid Trademark Infringement of Twitter and Facebook

    4 years ago

    This article will provide an overview of the concept of trademark and what you should not do if you want to avoid trademark infringement with Twitter and Facebook. Twitter and Facebook are trademarked terms. Twitter...

  • 2

    What version of iPad by Model Number

    2 years ago

    Since March 2012, Apple has introduced a newer iPad than the original iPad or iPad2. They call it "The New iPad" or "iPad 3rd Generation". But some people colloquially call them iPad 3. However,...

  • 0

    Which is Smarter: Dogs or Cats?

    2 years ago

    A tough question that I am curious about is whether dogs or cats are smarter. Not ever having a dog or a cat, I have no direct personal experience on this topic. So I must rely solely on search engines like Google. ...

  • 0

    Strange Anglerfish has its own light source

    2 years ago

    The strange anglerfish lives and feeds deep down in the seas and oceans where it is virtually pitch black. With a modified fin that hangs out in front of it, it has its own light source at the bulb at the end of that...

  • 0

    Magnesium Health Benefits

    8 months ago

    Magnesium is the relaxation mineral. It contributes to strong bones, heart health, and decreases risk of diabetes. Foods with magnesium includes dark leafy green vegetables, whole grain, nuts and seeds.

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    Dark Chocolate Is Good for Brain Health

    2 years ago

    You may be surprised if you have not heard this before. But dark chocolate does have some health benefits. In particular, it is good for the brain and it helps lower blood pressure. It is important to stress that it...

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