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Olive Oil or Seed Oil?

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Don’t know which oil to use when frying food? Believe it or not, the best bet is still olive oil.

Tunisian scientists have found that olive oil is more stable and healthful than seed oils for frying food, as it withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several seed oils to yield more healthful food.

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Beware How Much You Drink

By Austin Perlmutter

When it comes to drinking, too much alcohol wreaks havoc on the body, creating a pro-inflammatory state that burns out the liver and induces dementia.

88,000 Americans die from excessive alcohol use each year. Beyond the expected increase in risk of violence and injuries associated with intoxication, high levels of alcohol over years will damage the heart, liver, brain and blood vessels, as well as increase risk for multiple cancers.

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Walnuts Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

Eat more walnuts for your brain’s sake!

A new animal study indicates that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

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Obesity Accelerates Aging of the Liver: UCLA

Obesity has become an epidemic in the West. It’s linked to many chronic diseases. UCLA researchers and a German team went further and found for the first time that obesity greatly accelerates aging of the liver.

This finding could explain the early onset of many age-related diseases, including liver cancer, in obese subjects.

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Yogurt Protects Against Heavy Metal Poisoning

Yogurt has been known as a great source of probiotic, the “good” bacteria for the health of our digestive tract.

 

An exciting study by Canadian scientists reveals that probiotic yogurt reduces the uptake of certain heavy metals and environmental toxins by up to 78% in pregnant women.

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Chinese Medicine ‘Lost in Translation': UCLA

Millions of people in the West today utilize traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbs, massage and nutritional therapies.

 

Yet only a few U.S. schools that teach Chinese medicine require Chinese-language training and only a handful of Chinese medical texts have so far been translated into English.

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