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Top 10 health benefits of fiber

8/2/2013 - Dietary fiber provides numerous benefits to the human body. The top ten benefits include keeping the heart healthy, cancer prevention, it lowers cholesterol, prevents gallstones and kidney stones, promotes healthy skin, prevents stroke, aids in weight management, regulates bowels, increases energy,...

Five simple fiber-rich recipes that help to lose weight

6/24/2013 - The average individual gains about a pound or two every year. There are now a lot of diet programs and products to remedy the situation, but losing weight can actually be as easy as increasing one's fiber. Various research studies show that eating fiber-rich meals can successfully aid in weight loss....

Six ways to improve your IBS symptoms using proper food combining

5/26/2013 - Eliminating foods and food combinations that trigger IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) symptoms is the first step toward coping with IBS. Eventually, coping can lead to healing. However, relying on conventional, mainstream medicine will put you into a life of coping with the side effects and dependency...

Eat these six delicious healing foods high in fiber to regulate your digestion

4/26/2013 - Fibers are considered an important part of our daily diet. Yet, there are no nutrients taken into our bodies from fiber, and fiber content is not even digestible. So what's the point? Fiber functions primarily to ensure proper and complete digestion of the nutrients from our food and most importantly...

Increased dietary fiber consumption dramatically lowers risk of first stroke event

4/3/2013 - Incidence of stroke in the U.S. and western cultures continues to grow at a staggering rate as it takes the lives of nearly 150,000 Americans each year, making this debilitating illness the fourth leading cause of preventable death. Closely aligned with heart disease and other vascular disorders, stroke...

Eating more nuts and fiber in adolescence helps young women avoid breast cancer later in life

3/25/2013 - Teenage girls who eat a diet higher in nuts and fiber may reduce their risk of breast cancer as adults, according to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and published in the journal Cancer Causes Control in March 2010. The study was conducted...

High fiber diet halts the progression and spread of prostate cancer

1/25/2013 - The sobering fact is that one in six men will be affected by prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime, as nearly a quarter of a million are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Although many men can live a normal lifespan as long as the disease remains localized, the cancer can become aggressive...

Four easy home remedies for chronic indigestion

12/22/2012 - Indigestion has many aspects, from simply feeling bloated and too full to full blown IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) or IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). The latter includes both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Basic eating habits can prevent simple indigestion and keep gastrointestinal disorders...

Don't blow off breakfast (opinion)

12/2/2012 9:20:17 PM - Most of us think if we blow-off breakfast we'll lose weight. How would you like to lose 30 pounds within a year? Let's face it, losing weight isn't easy. But keeping it off is way harder. The people that study weight dilemmas say it can be done with little effort. Reports say that one in five...

Avoid these six foods that could trigger acid reflux and IBS symptoms

11/22/2012 - Acid reflux or heartburn is a fairly common digestive problems that is annoying and uncomfortable, but not serious unless it becomes chronic. Then it's called GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), which gets to the point of seriously irritating the esophagus. Symptoms include chest pains, upper...

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit..

11/11/2012 11:46:25 PM - The more you eat, the lower your risk of certain cancers. Beans have more servings of fiber than any other vegetable. One single serving will give you 20 percent of your daily-recommended fiber. Researchers in Japan did a seven-year study. They studied more than 43,000 people between the ages...

GMOs - Suspected culprit in devastating 'fiber disease'

11/7/2012 - Straight out of a sci-fi horror film, a mysterious disease that produces sores, rashes and sharp fibers beneath the skin may be linked with genetically modified organisms. Along with bug-like crawling sensations, Morgellons disease causes other alarming symptoms: extreme chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia,...

Diet and Diverticulitis

11/6/2012 12:18:57 PM - Before getting into diverticulitis I need to inform of you something that I forgot in the constipation article. The best, easiest and most natural way to take a dump is to squat, seriously. Stand on the toilet, then squat and let her rip. This position puts the channels of elimination in a straight...

An Apple A Day

9/14/2012 4:27:22 PM - Before getting into the crux of this article, what you are now about to read is probably the most essential and important piece of information concerning apples. If organically grown, all the vital health benefits are located right under the skin of the apple. If conventionally grown all the detrimental...

Inhaling tiny nanofibres just as deadly as asbestos inhalation

9/1/2012 - Most Americans are familiar with the dangers and health hazards associated with asbestos exposure, but a new study has found that inhaling tiny nanofibers generated by the nanotechnology industry can be just as harmful. In fact the new research, which was conducted on mice and whose results were...

Chocolate-based fuel and plant fiber car - A new wave of eco-friendly innovation

8/17/2012 - Chocolate is not just a pleasurable treat anymore. Researchers in the UK have discovered a way to convert waste produced from chocolate manufacturing into viable eco-fuel. Whether environmentally friendly biodiesel or hydrogen for fuel cells, both can now be produced using chocolate factory refuge....

The best foods to eat for type-2 diabetes

5/17/2012 - Getting diagnosed with type-2 diabetes can do a lot of things to your perspective: Your life, your priorities, your family and even your food. "What am I supposed to eat now?" is a common question after the initial prognosis. Fortunately, enjoying food may still be possible. Diabetes educator, Kathy...

Fiberglass fibers cause lung diseases and cancer

4/26/2012 - The case against asbestos in building materials was finalized after decades of research traced several severe lung cancer incidents to asbestos poisoning. Now fiberglass, the replacement for asbestos, is under similar scrutiny for the same reasons. Independent researchers at Cornell University discovered...

Use fiber-rich, vegetable-based diet for fibroid treatment

2/18/2012 - Up to 77 percent of women have fibroids, according to "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibroids." Many women have them and never know, but they can cause symptoms that significantly lower your quality of life. Eating the right foods helps to shrink fibroids by lowering estrogen levels naturally. FibroidsFibroids...

High fiber foods reduce disease

2/6/2012 8:59:23 PM - According to a health review put together at the Rain Forest Research Institute in India, and recently published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health, increased dietary fiber consumption can reduce the risk of developing a number of health complications. Dr. Vikas...

High fiber, low carbohydrate diet dramatically lowers inflammatory disease risk

1/31/2012 - Researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have published the result of a study showing that a diet rich in slowly digested carbohydrates, such as leafy green vegetables, legumes and other high-fiber foods, significantly reduces markers of inflammation associated with the onset of chronic...

Seaweed fibers boost weight loss

12/20/2011 3:00:35 PM - A team of scientists at the Faculty of Life Sciences (LIFE) at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark has discovered evidence that seaweed fibers have a high corrective impact on obesity. Dietary fibers increase health statusPrevious studies have already established the benefits of natural fiber intake....

Soluble fiber-rich foods protect against abdominal obesity

12/7/2011 - Eating more soluble fibers is the way to lower the levels of dangerous visceral fat, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The experiments performed by a team of scientists have proven that as much as 10 grams of soluble fiber taken in our daily...

High fiber diet significantly lowers colorectal cancer risk (Opinion)

12/2/2011 - Researchers from Britain and The Netherlands provide conclusive evidence that a high fiber diet can have a dramatic effect on colon cancer incidence. Reporting in the British Medical Journal, scientists performing a meta-analysis of twenty five prospective studies, including more than two million participants,...

Examine constipation conundrums

11/10/2011 - Constipation plagues people of all ages. Sometimes it's temporary and easily corrected. But when it leans toward chronic, all sorts of other health issues can arise. Consider that as part of your digestive system, bowel movements eliminate the waste from your colon that could become a breeding ground...

Oil palm trunk fiber increases colon health

10/20/2011 - The colon is an essential organ that contributes greatly to the proper digestion of foods and the excretion of waste. Without a properly working colon, bacteria, toxins, fats, cholesterol, and other potentially harmful substances could build up in the gastrointestinal tract, causing colon cancer and...

Red meat and processed meat raise colon cancer risk, while fiber lowers it

5/31/2011 - An international research team has issued a report stating there is convincing evidence that consuming too much red meat and processed meat can dramatically increase colorectal cancer risk, while consuming lots of fiber from plant-based foods can lower it. Researchers from Imperial College London proclaim...

High-fiber diet significantly lowers risk of future heart disease

4/22/2011 - Nutrition researchers from Northwestern Medicine in Chicago report that a diet naturally high in fiber provides critical protection from heart disease in a study of adults aged 20 to 59 years. Results presented to the American Heart Association`s Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism/Cardiovascular...

Bulk up on dietary fiber to lower all-cause risk of death

3/8/2011 - We`ve been told that a diet high in fiber is good for our health as it improves digestion and lowers biomarkers associated with chronic disease. Researchers publishing in the Archives of Internal Medicine provide important evidence to show that a high daily intake of fiber can lower the incidence of...

Negative Implications: Rethink the Role of Dietary Fiber (Opinion)

10/3/2010 - Since the early 1970s, dietary fiber has been promoted to prevent and heal everything from constipation to cancer. In truth, fiber, especially when overdone, is irritating and leads to intestinal damage and dysbacteriosis (not to mention discomfort, pain, bloating, and gas)*. Contrary to popular opinion,...

Satisfy Your Appetite and Become Regular with Psyllium Supplements in Smoothies

1/15/2010 - As the New Year begins, most people are searching for ways to rejuvenate their health. Two keys are to satisfy your appetite and to regulate your digestive system. Psyllium supplements are a well-known remedy for irregularity of the bowels. But ground psyllium husks added to smoothies do more than just...

Simple Solutions Help Common Digestive Complaints

10/1/2009 - Poor digestion is a problem most of us will probably face at some point in our lives. It is disrupting in a number of ways, whether through heartburn, gas, constipation, or a number of other uncomfortable conditions. We see products like Gas-X, TUMS, Benefiber, and MiraLAX being heavily advertised every...

Fiber Activates Natural Cancer-Killer

4/20/2009 - You've probably heard that including a lot of fiber in your diet will help prevent constipation and reduce your risk of colon cancer, too. But now scientists at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) have discovered that roughage does more to actively fight cancer than anyone realized before -- incredibly,...

Morgellons: Terrifying New Disease Reaching Pandemic Status

3/3/2009 - It sounds like something from a bad sci-fi movie. People report the sensation of creatures crawling under their skin, mysterious moving fibers appear, and finally bugs and worms pop out. Unfortunately, these terrifying symptoms are all too true. The people having them are experiencing Morgellons, the...

Dietary Fiber and Whole Grains Lower Risk of Small Intestine Cancer

12/13/2008 - The link between the consumption of more dietary fiber and whole grains and a lower incidence of colorectal cancer has been well established through a number of epidemiological studies. Evidence regarding the relationship between such eating habits and the risk of getting cancer of the small intestine...

High Fiber Diets Support Weight Loss

12/10/2008 - Although the National Cancer Institute recommends a daily intake of 20-35 grams of fiber, most Americans consumer less than half that amount. By choosing fiber-rich foods you can improve your overall health and increase your weight loss results. Research at Tufts University in Boston shows people who...

An Ordinary Apple Holds Many Secrets

12/7/2008 - Apples are an important source of phytonutrients. These plant-derived chemical compounds are associated with positive health effects. Many of the phytonutrients found in apples are strong antioxidants, fighting free radicals. When people in the United States consume fruits, 22% of antioxidant compounds...

Barley Beta-Glucan Fiber Lowers Coronary Heart Disease Risk

5/20/2008 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted Cargill, Inc. the right to make health claims for their beta-fiber product Barliv, a β-glucan (beta-glucan) extract from whole barley flour (1, 2). This so-called interim final ruling, effective immediately, is an amendment of the FDA's...

Morgellons: Biotechnology Gone Awry or Simple Psychosis?

5/7/2008 - There's a feeling of bugs crawling under your skin, day and night; continuously haunting you. Sharp stings from what feels like bees constantly torment you, keeping you awake for days on end. Intense burning and itching from these unseen forces invade your life, robbing you of your everyday activities,...

Morgellons Disease May Be Linked to Genetically Modified Food

4/13/2008 - The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has given care giant Kaiser Permanente over $300,000 to test and interview 150 to 500 patients suffering from Morgellons Disease. The study will be done in northern California where many Morgellons patients live. Prior to this news, people had written off the...

Dr. Doug Graham's Thoughts on Empty Calories and Supplementation (Part 3)

3/15/2008 - This is an excerpt from Dr. Doug Graham's interview for the Raw Summit, a complete interview encyclopedia of cutting edge living and raw food knowledge. You can find the complete transcripts and audios at (http://www.RawSummitArchives.com) and (www.RawSummitArchives.com) . In this excerpt, Dr. Doug...

Carbon fibers make tiny, cheap video displays (press release)

10/13/2006 - Engineers who develop microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) like to make their tiny machines out of silicon because it is cheap, plentiful and can be worked on with the tools already developed for making microelectronic circuits. There is just one problem: Silicon breaks too easily. For decades,...

Gecko feet inspire scientists to create micro-fiber adhesive

8/23/2006 - Geckos are able to hang from surfaces perpendicular to the ground with just one toe, or even walk across ceilings using microscopic hairs on their feet. Observing this, a team of researchers and engineers at the University of California, Berkeley has been inspired to create a synthetic material that...

Product Review: Fiberzon combines cleansing fiber with medicinal rainforest herbs to offer potent digestive health formula

4/8/2005 - I've been using psyllium husk as a fiber supplement for many years. To use it, you simply put a tablespoon of psyllium husk powder into a tall glass of water, stir it quickly and chug it down before it gels up (because, believe me, this stuff will gel up very quickly). Psyllium husk fiber is an outstanding...

Trim Spa weight loss supplement is formulated with effective ingredients

3/1/2005 - By now, virtually everyone in the world has heard about the weight loss supplement called Trim Spa. You may be wondering, is this the real thing? Does it really work? Anna Nicole lost 60 or 70 pounds by taking this supplement, but is it just an overhyped weight loss pill, or is it something that actually...

Five appetite control foods that suppress cravings without adding calories

1/20/2005 - There is a reality about weight loss that people need to be aware of. Losing weight requires you to feel hungry from time to time. There is no way to lose weight without feeling some degree of hunger. Believe me, I have exhaustively explored this issue. I have tried appetite suppressants. I have tried...

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