Monthly Archives: March 2013

Black Cohosh

What is black cohosh? Black cohosh is an herb that comes form the roots of a plant grown in North America.  In some people, it seems to work similarly to estrogen and may increase or decrease estrogen in different parts of the body.  Black cohosh root also contains chemicals that work similarly to serotonin and […]

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FAMILY DINNER HAS POSITIVE EFFECT ON ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH

The Journal of Adolescent Health published a study that examined Canadian adolescents aged 11-15 to determine whether eating more family meals together had an effect on communication with their parents and improved mental health. The study found that those adolescents who had more family meals had better emotional well being and better behavior. The results […]

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Link Between Skeletal Fluorosis and Drinking Tea Excessively

Skeletal fluorosis is a disease of the bones that occurs from excessive intake of fluoride. Fluoride is found in drinking water and in brewed tea. Skeletal fluorosis causes pain in the bones and brittleness in the teeth. The New England Journal of Medicine found this condition was caused by excessive intake of fluoride (>20 mg […]

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Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have started to become popular because of their health benefits. They contain fiber, protein, antioxidants, minerals and omega 3 fatty acids. More research needs to be done to determine the benefits of chia, but the current studies suggest that chia may aid with weight loss, decrease blood pressure, and lower triglycerides and cholesterol. […]

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SMALL CHANGES IN DIET MAKE A DIFFERENCE

The Journal of Medical Internet published the results of the National Mindless Eating Challenge, which showed an average two pound weight loss per month of people who changed eating behaviors for at least 25 or days more per month. This shows that making a few small changes can make a difference in your weight. You […]

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