Food and Health

Coral Calcium Supplement - Calcium Absorption Comes With Risks

Perhaps you have considered a coral calcium supplement as a possible source of calcium to supplement your diet. Many products are available touting the benefits of "marine" grade coral calcium. So I wanted to check into this possible valuable supplement.

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Low Stomach Acid Causes Digestive Problems

Low stomach acid causes discomfort for many people. Yet, most don't relate their digestive problems with low hydrochloric acid.

When you eat, the food passes down into the stomach. The stomach has muscles which act to churn and gyrate your food. The stomach also has two key secretions for digestion. These are hydrochloric acid and pepsin. You need both of these in order to properly digest proteins and to absorb minerals from your food.

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Pregnancy and Caffeine

Caffeine is a naturally occurring stimulant found in coffee, tea, yerba mate, and a number of other plants. Caffeine can have a number of harmful health effects when it is consumed in excess. The Mayo Clinic recommends cutting back if one consumes more than 500 mg of caffeine daily. For pregnant women, however, more caution is recommended, as caffeine can cross the placental barrier and enter the bloodstream of the developing fetus, and high doses of caffeine have also been implicated in increased risks of miscarriage, low birth weight, and other complications.

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Give Your Brain a Mental Edge With Caffeine

Drinking coffee during middle age may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and the risk of dementia in the elderly. Coffee drinkers at midlife have a lower risk for dementia or Alzheimer's later in life than people who drink little or no coffee at midlife. It is helpful to understand the brain chemistry involved in memory loss.

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Symptoms of Low Potassium

Few people recognize the symptoms of low potassium. That is because few of us know the role potassium plays in health.

Every living cell, whether plant, animal or human needs potassium.

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Healthy Eating For Children - The 3 Components

The biggest difference between healthy eating for children and healthy eating for you is the serving size.

As obvious as this sounds, let me ask you this...

How many times has your younger child complained, "It's not fair, he gets more?"

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Rooibos and Skin Cancer - Can Rooibos Prevent Skin Cancer?

Rooibos is a plant, Aspalathus linearis, native to the West Cape province of South Africa. It is used to make a caffeine-free herbal tea, sometimes called Red Tea, which is often touted for its health benefits. In addition to its use as an herbal tea, rooibos has been used in creams, cosmetics, sunscreen, and other skin care products which are used topically (applied directly to the skin). A similar plant, honeybush, is related to rooibos and is also used to make a similar tea, often called bush tea.

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Reshape Your Body With a Brain Healthy Diet and Coffee

The brain, like any other organ, needs the right balance of nutrients to function well. It is important to take every effort to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and to encourage good blood flow to the brain. A brain-healthy diet can help lower "bad" fat, cholesterol and increase both physical and mental activity. As a result of feeling more alert, social interaction also increases. In turn, this helps to promote participation in intellectually stimulating activities. All combined, these behaviors and activities are good for the brain and the body.

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Organic Food Diet - 10 Mistakes People Make

Organic food production standards require that the integrity of organics is maintained through out the growing and processing stages. So, how many of these organic food diet mistakes do you make?

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Health Benefits of Lemongrass

Lemongrass, or lemon grass is a type of grass native to Asia and used both as a culinary herb and to make a caffeine free herbal tea. Lemongrass widely used in Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Thai cuisine, and is also frequently used as an ingredient in herbal teas and other blends.

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