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How does the mineral phosphorus help maintain pH balance?

How does the mineral phosphorus help maintain pH balance?

In order for us to stay healthy, different parts of our body need to maintain very specific levels of acidity. In science terms, acidity level is referred to as pH. A conventional pH scale runs from 0 - 14, where "0" is defined as the ...

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3 Ways Sugar Affects Our Health

Sugar is pervasive in our food supply. It’s one of the ingredients added to foods to not only make it taste delicious, but also make you want to come back for more. While we do need some carbohydrates (sugar) to survive, eating too much may wreak havoc on our health.

Refined carbohydrates, or...

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Dr. Mercola's Nutrition Plan

Dr. Mercola's Nutrition Plan

If you’re looking for the best strategy to dramatically improve your health, then you’ve come to the right place.

Many people today struggle with weight issues, diseases, and other health problems that impair their ability to enjoy life. Many resort to phar...

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Learn to Love Berakfast

Learn to Love Breakfast
Reasons to Make A.M. Eating a Habit

By Leanne Beattie, Health & Fitness Writer

As a working mom with three kids at home, mornings are always hectic. Getting everyone u...

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What's New and Beneficial About Beets

What's New and Beneficial About Beets

Beets are a unique source of phytonutrients called betalains. Betanin and vulgaxanthin are the two best-studied betalains from beets, and both have been shown to provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support. The detox support pro...

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PBaJ every day, the healthy way

As a grad student/teacher assistant, my life is very busy and I am often at school from 9 am to 9 pm. It's expensive to eat Subway every day and hard to prep meals ahead of time. I have access to a fridge, but it's shared with about 20 other people, so I can't stock up on lunch meat and stuff, sin...

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PBJ every day, the healthy way

As a grad student/teacher assistant, my life is very busy and I am often at school from 9 am to 9 pm. It's expensive to eat Subway every day and hard to prep meals ahead of time. I have access to a fridge, but it's shared with about 20 other people, so I can't stock up on lunch meat and stuff, sin...

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Conditions Shown to Benefit From a Ketogenic Diet

Conditions Shown to Benefit From a Ketogenic Diet


Obesity and top killers such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer have something significant in common — they’re all rooted in insulin and leptin resistance.

In other words, the underlying problem is metabolic dysfunct...

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Kale: nutritional profile

Kale: nutritional profile

Kale is a nutritional standout in three basic areas: (1) antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, (2) much-needed micronutrients (in which the average U.S. adult is currently deficient), and (3) cancer-preventive nutrients called glucosinolates.
Antioxidant an...

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Well Eating Wont Kill You ... Yet!

s change their mindsets about food. When they We here on Sparkfirst start talking with me, many of m describe fof s as “good” or “bad” – often offhand, like they don’t even realize they are doing it because it has become so engrained in how they think.

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