What to reject when you’re expecting…

A very neat article about some superfluous medical procedures during pregnancy and birth: http://consumerreports.org/cro/2012/05/what-to-reject-when-you-re-expecting/index.htm

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One more reason to give up soda (diet or not)

Drinking a soda per day raises cardiovascular disease risk by 20% !                                   Now’s the time to switch to green tea or carbonated water with lemon juice.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/760100?src=emailthis

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sunlight for anti-aging

being outdoors is good for insomnia, memory loss, depression…

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/21/health/aging-of-eyes-is-blamed-in-circadian-rhythm-disturbances.html?_r=2&src=tp&smid=fb-share

 

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nutrition for brain health

This is a powerful 18-minute TED talk by Terry Wahls, MD.  She had progressive multiple sclerosis for six years and then changed her diet.  Within 9 to 12 months, she had recovered much of her ability to function normally  Also, a good review of vitamins for my Nutrition class students.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc&feature=share

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Calcium is important. But milk isn’t the only, or even best, source.

Interesting link from Harvard school of public health. There is a link here for the full text version of the article.  http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/calcium-and-milk/index.html

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if you could change one thing in your life…

very neat video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aUaInS6HIGo

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Vit D: the latest

Interesting lecture by by Dr Clifford Rosen of the Mayo Clinic. Vitamin D is great, but not the miracle cure that we all think. Its greatest activity is in the gut, increasing Calcium absorption.

http://www.uwmed.org/gr/10-13-2011/

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