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Whole Foods to reward workers who lose weight

mercurynews.com | November 24, 09 at 01:46 PM

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Whole Foods to reward workers who lose weight

Whole Foods Market, the largest U.S. natural-goods grocer, plans to sweeten store discounts to employees who lose weight and measurably improve their health. Workers will receive discounts of 20 percent, rising to 30 percent, based on blood pressure, cholesterol...

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Give the "Gift of Health"

VegSource.com | November 23, 09 at 11:22 AM

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Give the "Gift of Health"

This holiday, consider giving DVDs and books that will save lives. VegSource offers educational materials you just can't get anywhere else....

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The Comparative Anatomy of Eating

Milton R. Mills, M.D. | November 21, 09 at 10:45 PM

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The Comparative Anatomy of Eating

Humans are most often described as "omnivores." This classification is based on the "observation" that humans generally eat a wide variety of plant and animal foods. However, culture, custom and training are confounding variables when looking at human dietary practices....

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Can Meditation Curb Heart Attacks?

NYTIMES.COM | RONI CARYN RABIN | November 20, 09 at 07:54 PM

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Can Meditation Curb Heart Attacks?

When Julia Banks was almost 70, she took up transcendental meditation. She had clogged arteries, high blood pressure and too much weight around the middle, and she enrolled in a clinical trial testing the benefits of meditation. Now Mrs. Banks,...

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Movie popcorn: Heart Attack in a Cardboard Container

LATIMES.COM | November 19, 09 at 07:07 AM

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Movie popcorn: Heart Attack in a Cardboard Container

It's hard to picture someone mindlessly ingesting three McDonald's Quarter Pounders with 12 pats of butter while watching a movie. But according to new laboratory analyses commissioned by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, that food is...

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Fight With Your Lover? Your Words Can Affect Your Health

LATIMES.COM | LEE DYE | November 18, 09 at 10:52 AM

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Fight With Your Lover? Your Words Can Affect Your Health

Fighting with your lover? If you use the wrong words, you could prolong the conflict, jeopardizing your own health as well as that of your partner. But use the right words thoughtfully and you not only have a better chance...

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Defeating Diabetes: Lessons from the Marshall Islands

Brenda Davis, RD | November 17, 09 at 06:55 PM

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Defeating Diabetes: Lessons from the Marshall Islands

Imagine children indulging in popsicles and soda for breakfast, or ramen noodles with dry Kool-Aid powder sprinkled on top. Picture families dining on white rice, meat and sweet beverages for lunch and dinner every day. What kind of meat? Spam,...

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Study: 40% of U.S. May Be Obese by 2018

CBSNEWS.COM | November 17, 09 at 05:43 PM

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Study: 40% of U.S. May Be Obese by 2018

f current obesity trends continue, more than 40 percent of adults in the United states will be obese and spending on the epidemic will quadruple to $344 billion by 2018, according to a new study released Tuesday. The study, sponsored...

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Prescribing hikes instead of pills...is that legal in America?

WASHINGTONPOST.COM | Daphne Miller | November 17, 09 at 04:57 PM

Read More: alternative treatments, diabetes treatment, hiking

Prescribing hikes instead of pills...is that legal in America?

"I have a StairMaster right in my own basement, but honestly it's been there for years gathering dust and making me feel guilty," said Miriam, one of my patients. "It wasn't until I started walking the three-mile trail in the...

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Is junk food as addictive as drugs?

ABCNEWS.COM | WENDY BRUNDIGE and ERIC NOLL | November 15, 09 at 03:36 PM

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Is junk food as addictive as drugs?

For Cari Banks, one of the hardest things to say no to is food. "I could eat half a pack of Oreos and milk and consider it nothing," she said. "I would eat it, pretty much without thinking." But new...

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Health Hero - T. Colin Campbell PhD

DietDoctor.com | November 15, 09 at 08:06 AM

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Health Hero - T. Colin Campbell PhD

T. Colin Campbell is a retired professor of nutritional biochemistry at Cornell University who is on a mission to share his compelling research on nutrition and diet with the world. T. Colin Campbell is a retired professor of nutritional biochemistry...

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Lobbyists slime their way into Congressional Record

NYTIMES.COM | ROBERT PEAR | November 15, 09 at 08:03 AM

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Lobbyists slime their way into Congressional Record

In the official record of the historic House debate on overhauling health care, the speeches of many lawmakers echo with similarities. Often, that was no accident. Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part,...

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FDA Tells Beverage Manufacturers They Have 30 Days to Prove Combo of Caffeine and Alcohol is Safe

CBSNEWS.COM | November 13, 09 at 04:09 PM

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FDA Tells Beverage Manufacturers They Have 30 Days to Prove Combo of Caffeine and Alcohol is Safe

They're not! The Food and Drug Administration is challenging makers of alcohol-infused energy drinks to prove their beverages are safe, citing complaints that the products can cause risky behavior and injury. The FDA issued a letter Friday to 30 beverage...

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Yuck factor: Pollard Farm Makes Genetic Copies of Livestock

ABCNEWS.COM | Karl Plume | November 13, 09 at 04:05 PM

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Yuck factor: Pollard Farm Makes Genetic Copies of Livestock

To the untrained eye, Pollard Farms looks much like any other cattle ranch. Similar looking cows are huddled in similar looking pens. But some of the cattle here don't just resemble each other. They are literally identical -- clear down...

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On-off fasting helps obese adults shed pounds

YAHOO.COM | Anne Harding | November 13, 09 at 12:23 PM

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On-off fasting helps obese adults shed pounds

Fasting every other day can help obese people lose weight, a small study hints. Even though the study participants ate whatever they wanted on their non-fasting days, they lost an average of 5.6 kilograms (about 12 pounds) after eight weeks,...

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Fasting to save my life - should I go veg or vegan?

November 13, 09 at 06:16 AM

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Fasting to save my life - should I go veg or vegan?

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AARP's "Vitality Project" Getting Seniors to Go Vegan

SEATTLETIMES.COM | WILLIAMS and CONDON | November 12, 09 at 09:04 PM

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AARP's "Vitality Project" Getting Seniors to Go Vegan

Hardware store owner and heart attack survivor Leo Aeikens spent most of his life with a hankering for meat, cheese and ice cream. But an ambitious effort aimed at making his entire southern Minnesota town healthier has Aeikens calling himself...

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Superfoods you should be eating

CHICAGOTRIBUNE.COM | Julie Deardorff | November 12, 09 at 08:48 PM

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Superfoods you should be eating

Many of us tend to eat what we know and what we can pronounce and prepare. To help steer your cart in a new direction, try incorporating these healthful foods that you probably aren't eating--but should be--into your diet. Kamut...

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Don't change your diet, take drugs instead (sarcasm!)

ABCNEWS.COM | BRIAN ROONEY and BONNIE MCLEAN | November 12, 09 at 06:09 PM

Read More: diet pills, obesity, weight loss

This article and whole notion of using drugs to try to get healthy -- is pretty disgusting... At 177 pounds, Meg Evans of San Diego, Calif., now has enough agility to play goalie for her amateur soccer team. Evans, a...

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Shark Attack Left Him Paralyzed; Veg Food Helped Him Walk Again

DiseaseProof.com | Joel Fuhrman MD | November 12, 09 at 10:56 AM

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Shark Attack Left Him Paralyzed; Veg Food Helped Him Walk Again

A great white shark almost cost Bruce Lurie his life. Now, three years later, a recuperating Bruce continues to pay tribute to Dr. Fuhrman for the nutritional guidance that put him on the path to recovery. It all started as...

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