Foods High in Potassium

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    Potassium is one of the essential minerals in our body. One of the ways we can increase our blood potassium level is to consume higher amount of foods that are high in potassium.   To understand the importance of potassium to our body and health, I would suggest reading … [Read more...]

Foods High in Cholesterol

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  One of the ways to prevent a high blood cholesterol level is to reduce the consumption of foods that are high in cholesterol to begin with. There are common foods that we know and enjoy on a regular basis that contain a greater amount of cholesterol than others. In this article, I’d like … [Read more...]

The Largest Genetic Map of Obesity is Created

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Obesity and the genes It is no secret that our personal genetic makeup plays a significant role in how our body stores and/or burns fat. Many people struggle to maintain a healthy weight even on the strictest of diets while others don’t gain any additional pounds when they eat whatever they … [Read more...]

Red Wine Linked to Lower Incidence of Cancer

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  Certain types of cancers, such as liver cancer and cancer of the head and neck, are known to be associated with the excessive consumption of alcohol. However, recent research demonstrated that some chemicals found in red wine can help to reduce the cancer risk. Alcohol and particularly … [Read more...]

Late Night Eating Facilitates Weight Gain

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Overall caloric intake and the quality of diet are not the only factors that may result in  weight gain. It is well known that the timing of food intake is also important. Dietitians and the physicians often recommend avoiding the consumption of food before going to sleep and restricting food … [Read more...]

eReaders and Tablets could Cause Sleep Deprivation

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There is no doubt that our modern lifestyle disturbs our normal sleeping patterns and sometimes results in sleep deprivation. Working night shifts, late partying and simply watching television late at night takes a toll on the quality of sleep and, consequently, our general health. However, it … [Read more...]

Measles Vaccine Controversy

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  What do you think about vaccines? Are you concerned about their long-term side effects? You are not alone, some percentage of the population (nationally and internationally) are concerned about getting vaccinated (e.g. against measles) and end up suffering from other diseases, such as a … [Read more...]

What Causes Low Blood Pressure?

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  Two weeks ago, one of my patients asked me about the causes of low blood pressure. I can imagine that many people have the same question that is why I have decided to write this article for you. Blood pressure is essential to maintain a sufficient delivery of nutrition and oxygen to … [Read more...]

Touchscreen Phones do Change our Brain!

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  The increasing use of digital technology in everyday life causes many people to worry about its impact on our health. These concerns are reflected by the growing number of research publications investigating the influence of mobile phones and computers on various components of our … [Read more...]