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This Vitamin Protects You from Polluted Air, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

Air pollution is one of the world’s biggest killers, causing more than 7 million deaths a year.1

It causes heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). All told, air pollution kills one in eight people, according to the World Health Organization.

Now, a new study shows there is a simple way to protect yourself.

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Why Eating Organic Helps You Sleep Better

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, General Health by INH Research0 Comments

Health Watch readers know we’re big fans of eating organic. We’ve told you about research showing chemical-free food is more nutritious, fights cancer, and lowers the risk of Parkinson’s and autism.

Now, a new study finds another reason to go organic… Insecticides on conventionally raised fruits and vegetables can keep you awake at night.1

Researchers from the University at Buffalo looked at the effects on the human body of two chemical insecticides: carbaryl and carbofuran.

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6 Food Cravings That Can Signal a Nutrient Deficiency

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Have you started craving chocolate so much that you dream of visiting the Hershey factory? Do you consider salt one of the major food groups? Or maybe you can’t stay away from the sweet stuff.

It might not be your willpower that is collapsing. Food cravings can be triggered by nutrient deficiencies. Research by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has found that the urge to eat certain foods may be a symptom of a specific vitamin or mineral shortage.

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Here’s a Better Way to Lower Blood Pressure

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

If you have high blood pressure, chances are your doctor will do two things:

  1. Tell you to cut salt.
  2. Put you on a blood pressure drug.

The problem with reducing salt is that it tastes good. We feel like we are depriving ourselves when our food is bland. Many people find it hard to stay on a low-sodium diet.

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Think You’re Allergic to Nuts? Chances Are, You’re Not

In All Health Watch, Cancer, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular by INH Research0 Comments

More than 3 million Americans have been told by their doctors that they have a nut allergy.

Typically, they are diagnosed after eating something containing nuts and having a reaction. When they go to their doctor, they are given a skin prick or blood test to confirm their sensitivity.

If the test is positive, their doctor tells them to stay away from all nuts.

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