Does Green Tea Cut Your Risk of Cancer?

For centuries, people have been drinking green tea for medicinal purposes—from improving brain function and digestion to losing weight and preventing cancer. Green tea is loaded with powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. These antioxidants reduce free radicals in the body, which contribute to aging and a wide range of diseases. A…

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Are Your Sleep Habits Making You Sick?

Many people focus on eating right, exercising regularly and getting annual checkups; yet they ignore the single biggest factor in achieving all-around good health—getting enough sleep. Fifty to 70 million people struggle with a sleeping disorder, and one out of every three adults gets less than the recommended seven hours…

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Which Veggies Pack the Healthiest Punch?

Vegetables are one of the healthiest foods on the planet, yet only 9 percent of adults eat the recommended amount, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. That means Americans are missing out on many essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that are vital to our long-term…

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Don’t Sugar Coat It

Eating too much sugar not only adds inches to your waistline, but also fuels inflammation, which is a major cause of many chronic diseases. Sugar comes in a number of different forms – including refined sugar (sucrose), naturally occurring fructose found in fresh fruit, and man-made high-fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, used…

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Alzheimer’s: I’m still IN HERE

As we age, we all have times when we struggle to find a word or forget where we parked our car. These “senior moments” are considered a normal part of aging. But if you’re noticing a marked increase in your forgetfulness or difficulty solving familiar tasks on a consistent basis, it could…

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