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Sun Exposure - The Fine Line Between Vitamin D Necessity and Cancer Risk

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Sun Exposure - The Fine Line Between Vitamin D Necessity and Cancer Risk

The sun is the giver of all life on our planet. Through photosynthesis the sun triggers nutrient production in plants. Plants then feed herbivores, which in turn feed carnivores. Humans have evolved to live with the sun. Its rhythm tunes our circadian cycle, helping us secrete the right hormones at the right time to wake up and fall asleep well. When bathed in sunrays, our skin switches on the production of Vitamin D, a very important nutrient. But as is occasionally the case in biology, a good thing can have dark sides. In this case, it’s the potential damage to our retinas,...

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Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs): Their Damage and How To Minimize Your Exposure to Them

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What Do Cancer, Weight Gain, Chronic Fatigue, And Birth Defects Have in Common? They may all result from endocrine disruption. The scary thing is that we almost constantly come into contact with the dangerous chemicals that cause this disruption. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are a group of extensively-used synthetic agents that have been shown to disrupt the hormonal system. They are found in food containers, in the food itself, in the water supply, in electronics, mattresses, paint, pesticides, furniture, sheetrock, cosmetics, and many other products and materials. They enter our bodies through breathing, ingesting, and touch, and the hormonal damage they...

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Losing Weight Should NOT be your goal!

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Your goal should be healthy living. Weight loss is a side effect of a healthier lifestyle, which consists primarily of four factors: Good nutrition, exercise, sound sleep and stress avoidance.[1] [2] Dieting and starving oneself are not a long-term solution to managing weight. Severe restriction of food intake deprives cells of the crucial tools they need to keep the body well-functioning. These tools are vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients that the body needs in order to fight off disease, maintain hormonal balance, run the digestive system, keep the cardiovascular system pumping, enable good brain functioning, and otherwise manage millions of...

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Are You Feeding Your Kids Gluten Free Snacks? | Plantraw.com

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Are your kids eating healthy snacks, sweets & desserts? When the best for your child is the worst. As parents, the health and wellbeing of our children is at the top of our minds. However, “health” and “wellbeing” can be two entirely different terms. In fact, they may be contradictory in some cases. Health is what’s best for your child. Wellbeing is what your child loves best. Sometimes the latter can be the worst for your child’s health. We are all familiar with children’s affinity to snacks, sweets & desserts. Treats are invariably greeted by children with unbridled glee, and...

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High Protein Vegan Snacks - Tasty And Nutritious| Plantraw

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Vegetarian sweet snacks with a boost of protein More and more people are turning to plants for their protein. Three major reasons are driving this trend. The first is the concern for the environment. In particular, environmental worries revolve around methane emission in the form of bovine belches. The second is the growing awareness that animal welfare is being compromised in meat production facilities known as Confined Feeding Operations, or CFOs, where cows are raised in harsh enclosures sheerly for their meat with no consideration for their wellbeing. The third is personal health reasons. Starting with the famously extensive China...

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