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Barley Fiber Improves Blood Sugar Control

Fiber is known to be one of the most important dietary factors for healthy blood sugar regulation and diabetes prevention. A study in Nutrition and Metabolism… 119 more words

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Olive Oil’s Potentially Positive Heart Health Effects

By Jane Hart, MD

Olive oil, when included in a healthy diet, has been linked to important health benefits, and now a study in Clinical Nutrition… 140 more words

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How to Avoid Arsenic and Still Enjoy Juice

By Suzanne Dixon, MPH

Following reports by famed Dr. Mehmet Oz indicating that some apple juices exceed the drinking water safety limits for arsenic, Consumer Reports conducted tests that confirmed these findings: Approximately 10% of 88 apple and grape juice samples tested contained more than 10 ppb of arsenic. 62 more words

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Think Fiber First for Healthier Teens

By Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD

This study suggests a strong connection between a healthy, fiber-rich diet and lower risk of metabolic syndrome in teens… 191 more words

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Dietary Supplement Industry Calls for Overhaul of FDA’s NDI Draft Guidance

Industry associations join together to request revisions and a more reasonable guidance

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2011—The dietary supplement industry’s trade associations—the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the Natural Products Association (NPA), and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA)—joined together to call for an overhaul of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Draft Guidance for Industry: Dietary Supplements: New Dietary Ingredient Notifications and Related Issues, which in its current form undermines both the letter of the law and the intent of the Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act  (DSHEA) of 1994. 709 more words

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Vegan and Gluten Free Southern Pacific Salad Sandwich

Many of our readers suffer of Celiac Disease, are lactose intolerant or vegans; so we thought it would be nice to have recipes they can all enjoy. 222 more words

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Mediterranean Diet Protects Everybody

By Maureen Williams, ND

A new study looked at the impact of the increasingly popular Mediterranean diet on heart attack and stroke risks in a diverse group that included women, blacks, and Hispanics. 114 more words

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