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All Shook Up over Salt

In Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by INH Research15 Comments

The wheels have come off the low-fat bandwagon. Scientific studies have stopped it in its tracks. Dietary experts have accepted defeat and revised their earlier national guidelines. But not before making a fortune in marketing-and-selling low-fat products.

The dust has had a couple of years to settle since then. But it looks like the industry is at it again. When the National Dietary Guidelines are released this year there could be a new, lucrative dietary experiment in the mix.

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The Truth behind the Headlines: The Diet Battle Heats Up

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by INH Research6 Comments

You may have seen several articles in the press in the last week or two promoting the “fact” that low-carb and low-fat diets deliver equal weight-loss results.

That’s because a new two-year study has revealed that two groups of dieters – one sticking with low carbs, the other with low fat – both wound up losing about the same amount of weight.

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The Mighty Powers of Magnesium

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article by INH Research3 Comments

Did you know that deficiency in just one mineral can cause anxiety… diabetes… even heart disease?

In fact, deficiency in this mineral makes you twice as likely to die, according to findings published in The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. And the bad news is that 80 percent of Americans are deficient in it.

The mineral we’re talking about is magnesium.

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Coconut Water — A Great Way to Diet… and Hydrate

In Diet and Nutrition by Natural Health Dossier21 Comments

If you’ve ever vacationed in the tropics, you’ve probably seen people drinking from what looks like peeled coconuts with straws inserted. Now I’m finding more and more skinned coconuts in the fruit and vegetable section of grocery stores. Chop off the top, insert a straw and drink up. Coconut water is becoming so popular that there is now a whole bunch of canned coconut water drinks on the market.

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Fermented Foods and Gut Health

In Diet and Nutrition, General Health by Natural Health Dossier1 Comment

When was the last time that you ate balao-balao, magou, nham or kimchi? If you have no idea what I’m talking about, join the club! Many people have never heard about or tried these fermented foods eaten around the world.  Other fermented foods, which are more familiar to Westerners are yogurt, sauerkraut, and sourdough bread.

Throughout ancient history, fermented foods have played a role in sustaining thriving civilizations, and many cultures continue to consume these health-promoting traditional foods. 

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