Scientists are increasingly finding that many of the “common truths” we hold about exercise and the human body are in fact pretty inaccurate. Here are some common myths and the common sense behind the science http://greatist.com/fitness/gretchen-reynolds-fitness-myths
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Exercise: myths and science
A Calcium Primer for men. FYI
Calcium is important for bone and general health–and most of us don’t get enough of it. Ideally, we’d get what we need from food. If that’s not possible, supplements are available–but we can’t say confidently that these are 100% safe for everyone or that they are a fix for fragile bones. http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/high-calcium-intake-from-supplements-linked-to-heart-disease-in-men-201302065861
What you DON’T say to your doctor could kill you
Advice from a doctor on how to talk to doctors and tell them ; in that initial 12 – 20 seconds when they are listening, what your concerns and symptoms are in the best way it can be understood medically. http://www.bottomlinepublications.com/content/article/health-a-healing/the-misdiagnosis-epidemic-how-to-answer-the-doctors-questions?utm_source=email&utm_medium=SilverpopMailing&utm_campaign=2013-05-05%20BLS%20NL%20CID-0000001004%20C&utm_content=&spMailingID=41439963&spUserID=NTE4NTc5MDUxOTIS1&spJobID=186924877&spReportId=MTg2OTI0ODc3S0
26 Superfoods ~ one for every letter of the alphabet, plusplus
Superfoods are the planet’s best natural foods when it comes to nourishing your mind and body. They have the ability to transform your health and life. And, they are affordable and accessible. Which ones are in your grocery basket, or garden? http://greatist.com/health/superfoods-a-to-z
Diet may delay the onset of symptoms of dementia
In a study of 17,000 people with an average age of 64 it was found healthy people who followed the Mediterranean diet were 19 percent less likely to develop problems with their thinking and memory skills. However, the Mediterranean diet was not associated with a lower risk of thinking and memory problems in people with [...]
Treating elderly patients with overlapping issues can be extremely complicated
Treating patients with multiple conditions can be very difficult. “Much of the way we practice medicine is looking at disease by disease. We aren’t doing enough thinking about how to add them together and really integrate care.” Dr. Cynthia Boyd, a professor of geriatric medicine at Johns [...]
Insights: Best ways to reduce the spread of food-borne illness in the kitchen.
Ways to reduce food borne illnesses like E.coli or salmonella in the kitchen. The worst offenders may take you by surprise, some of the areas people considered most likely to be contaminated, like microwave keypads, were not, while some they had never thought of, like refrigerator water dispensers and the rubber gasket on most blenders, were [...]
The incredible, edible egg may have another beneficial effect, reducing blood pressure
New research suggests a substance in the chemistry of the egg white acts much like a low dose of a high-blood-pressure drug. “We have evidence from the laboratory that a substance in egg white — it’s a peptide, one of the building blocks of proteins — reduces blood pressure about as much as a [...]
Eating for health, it’s the overall pattern not the specific foods
The Mediterranean Diet still holds top honors in many health organizations. Yet two newer regimens are coming to light that might protect the heart just as well, if not better. Which plan is best for you? http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2013-04/fiftysomething-diet-3-best-ways-eat-healthy-heart
Hold the fat and make the health benefits of chocolate even sweeter!
“We have established the chemistry that’s a starting point for healthier chocolate confectionary. This approach maintains the things that make chocolate ‘chocolaty’, but with fruit juice instead of fat. Now we’re hoping the food industry will take the next steps and use the technology to make tasty, lower-fat chocolate bars and other candy,” Stefan A.F. [...]
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