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Comparing gluten-free diets to the fat-free diet fad

3/15/2014 - Diets come and go, but every now and then a fad turns into a dogmatic obsession. The nonsense of avoiding all fats to stay slim and avoid cardiac diseases did provide a revenue bonanza for food processors to supply the market with even worse foods containing all sorts of synthetic fillers and sweetened...

Processed foods contain healthier ingredients in foreign markets than they do in US

11/6/2013 - It is bad enough that many processed foods currently on the market today still contain artificial dyes, chemical stabilizers and preservatives, refined sugars and various other toxic, yet FDA-approved, ingredients. But a recent investigation by reveals a shocking double standard within...

Babies that eat fresh foods instead of processed foods have fewer allergies

8/15/2013 - Research now indicates that 8 percent of children have some kind of food allergy. Common childhood food allergies include reactions to peanuts, nuts, seafood, soy, wheat, and eggs. Medical professionals try to help parents avoid specific foods that seem to be the root of childhood allergies. According...

Nine reasons to never eat processed foods again

4/2/2013 - Resisting the urge to drink that soda pop or eat those chips can be tough, especially if you have grown accustomed to eating these highly addictive foods as part of your normal diet. But once you understand a little bit more about how these and other processed foods affect your mind, body, and even...

Four tips to cut processed foods from your diet for good

2/25/2013 - They're convenient, they're enticingly packaged, and for some people they're so addictively tempting that indulgence is a constant, uncontrollable urge. But processed foods are a collective Trojan horse of bad health just waiting to rear its nasty head when you least expect it, sometimes immediately...

Modern-day America spends most of its grocery money on processed foods

6/17/2012 - The "typical" American family has changed over the past 30 years, no question about that. It is smaller, for one thing, and when it does expand parents are waiting until they are older before having kids. There has been a rise in one-parent households as well, which is troubling to some religious leaders...

Explosive reports reveal toxic mercury in processed foods, ignored by FDA

12/21/2011 6:04:00 PM - High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is known to be a contributor to obesity and a number of serious health ailments, but very few health experts and medical publications ever discuss the highly toxic substance hiding within a large percentage of HFCS -- mercury. Found in a large number of processed foods...

Processed foods linked to increase in obesity and cancer

9/15/2011 - When processed food comes to mind, many people think they are safe because of the fact that they do not consume takeouts or eat at restaurants. The truth is that any food or food product found on grocery store shelves in bags or boxes is in fact processed, as it is not in its natural form. Many of the...

Poor Nutrition Causes Impacted Wisdom Teeth

7/19/2010 - Wisdom teeth, also called the Third Molars, are the furthest back teeth, erupt between the ages of about 16 and 25 years old and are the last teeth to come in. In a large percentage of the population, these third molars either come in improperly or get 'stuck' behind other teeth, leading to infections...

Processed Foods Linked to Lung Cancer

12/30/2008 - Why do some people get lung cancer even if they never smoke? New research suggests eating a lot of processed foods containing inorganic phosphates could be the explanation. What's more, the study also suggests that dietary changes to avoid these chemical additives may play an important role in lung...

Consequences of the American Processed Foods Diet

6/18/2008 - Regrettably, the processed food industry wastes over $33 billion per year in advertising to lure people to consume sugar-laden, fast, junk foods. These processed foods are overloaded with hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, and trans fats. While lacking in necessary nutrition,...

Avoiding high-carb processed foods cuts heart disease risk in women by 30 percent

11/10/2006 - A new Harvard study has found that women who eat diets low in carbohydrates but high in vegetable-based fats and proteins can reduce their risk of heart disease by as much as 30 percent. The researchers examined a study of more than 80,000 nurses, and found that healthy fats from foods such as avocados,...

Depression and mental disorders can be prevented and treated with simple healing foods

4/7/2005 - A new study published in the February 15, 2005 issue of Biological Psychiatry shows that certain foods are better at treating depression than antidepressant drugs. The study found that omega-3 fatty acids and foods high in a compound called uridine were able to reduce the symptoms of depression as well...

Low-carb vs. low-fat diet debate distracts from the real weight loss solution

11/16/2004 - With all the focus on low-carb versus low-fat diets in the news these days, you might think those are the only two options to consider when it comes to losing weight and reversing obesity. Proponents of one diet or the other debate over the merits of their particular dieting strategy, but neither seem...

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