Is Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating?
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Is Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating?

Phytonutrients exclusive to the tea plant appear so powerful that they can reverse disease even when just applied to the skin. Now officially incorporated into the Centers for Disease Control STD Treatment Guidelines, the topical application of green tea extracts on external genital warts results...

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How Much Arsenic In Rice Came From Chickens?
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How Much Arsenic In Rice Came From Chickens?

It may be no coincidence that the rice found most contaminated with arsenic originated from some of the top poultry producing states such as Arkansas, Texas, and Missouri. Earlier this year, researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health found levels of arsenic in chicken feather meal up to...

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How Does Meat Cause Inflammation?
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How Does Meat Cause Inflammation?

The anti-inflammatory effect of plant-based diets is about more than just the power of plants. It’s also the avoidance of animal foods. In my blog last week, Treating Crohn’s Disease With Diet, I profiled the extraordinary power of even a semi-vegetarian diet to calm inflammatory bowel...

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Treating Crohn’s Disease With Diet
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Treating Crohn’s Disease With Diet

Inflammation has recently emerged as an important player in the development of age-related disability and many of our major chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Now that laboratory tests such as C-reactive protein have been developed, we can measure...

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Antioxidants in a Pinch. Augapfel.Flickr
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Antioxidants in a Pinch: Dried Herbs and Spices

In the Washington, DC area we are blessed with more than a dozen farmers’ markets. One local farm I frequent has a hydroponic greenhouse, so I can get fresh basil all year long. I’ve always been curious, though, how hydroponic basil—grown in water—compared nutritionally to basil grown in...

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