Drinking This Once a Day Can Triple Your Stroke Risk

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by Kali Coleman

More than three quarters of first-time stroke patients have high blood pressure, the American Heart Association (AHA) reports. Their data shows that 77 percent of first-time stroke suffers’ have blood pressure higher than 140/90 mmHg, whereas normal is considered less than 120/80 mmHg, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s why doctors say the best way to avoid a stroke is to lower your blood pressure, and the best way lower your ...

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The Standard American Diet Kills Us Slowly

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‘The Standard American Diet Kills Us Slowly in Normal Times and Quickly in Covid Times’

Michael Pollan, This Is Your Mind on Plants, discusses his psychedelic journey and what highly processed foods are doing to our bodies.

Audio Interview : nytimes.com/2021/08/09/opinion/sway-kara-swisher-michael-pollan.html

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Kara Swisher
I’m Kara Swisher, and you’re listening to “Sway.” My guest today is Michael Pollan. He describes his work as an investigation of the places where the human and natural ...

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Pregnancy and Low Back Pain

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Did you know that between 50% of all pregnant women suffer from back pain and 50-75% experience back pain during labor?

By chiro-trust.org

There are MANY reasons why back pain becomes an issue for women during their pregnancy. The first and most obvious reason is the displaced weight gain of 25-35 pounds (on average) resulting in pain in both the upper quarter (often from the increase in breast volume and weight) and lower quarter (from the growing baby). As the ...

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“Fact” About Diet Soda, Debunked

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If you drink diet soda—or any artificially sweetened beverage, for that matter—chances are you do so because you’re under the impression it’s a healthier option than its regular counterpart. After all, diet drinks typically don’t have any actual sugar, the substance known to cause obesity and a number of other health problems, including heart disease. But, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, artificially sweetened drinks like diet soda are just as ...

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Poor Diets Threaten National Security

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Poor diets threaten US national security — and it’s serious.

America’s poor diet isn’t just bad for us. It’s now considered a threat to national security.

Diet-related illnesses are a growing burden on the United States economy, worsening health disparities and impacting national security, according to a white paper published Monday in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Poor nutrition is the leading cause of illnesses in the US, with unhealthy diets killing more than half a million people each year, a group ...

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Health Benefits of Coffee Never Seem to End

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Coffee Can’t Repair Your DNA, but It Does Do Something Potentially Even Better

The health benefits of drinking coffee never seem to end.

Measured by how much people spend on it, coffee is the most popular beverage in the world. In America, the amount of coffee consumed each day is greater than the combined total amount of teas, juices, and soft drinks.

Coffee, however, isn’t a guilty pleasure; it’s a superfood that reduces your risk of serious diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, ...

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Coronavirus on Fabric: What You Should Know

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Many emergency room workers remove their clothes as soon as they get home — some before they even enter. Does that mean you should worry about COVID-19 transmission from your own clothing, towels, and other textiles?

While researchers found that the virus can remain on some surfaces for up to 72 hours, the study didn’t include fabric. “So far, evidence suggests that it’s harder to catch the virus from a soft surface (such as fabric) than it ...
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Diet Soda May Be Hurting Your Diet

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Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, but the jury is still out on whether these chemicals are harmless. Also called non-nutritive sweeteners, these can be synthetic — such as saccharin and aspartame — or naturally derived, such as steviol, which comes from the Stevia plant. To date, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved six types of artificial and two types of natural non-nutritive sweeteners for use in food.

That’s been great news for those working hard to curb their sugar consumption. ...

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