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The Enduring Superfruit
Health
Thursday, 27 July 2017 20:33
Most Everywhere, July 2017—In case you haven’t heard, cherries, that historic, and in many parts of the world, ubiquitous and pretty-to-look-at fruit, can be found in various varieties most everywhere. And it can be said they are this (and every) summer’s superfruit.

Not only do cherries have a wonderful, tart/sweet taste, they also work like magic to reduce inflammation—something we all fight, in varying degrees.

Research has shown that consuming sweet cherries can significantly decrease circulating concentrations of inflammatory biomarkers in the body and help to prevent chronic inflammatory diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancer. Here are some things to know and run with:
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Keeping That Jump in Your Step
Health
Thursday, 27 July 2017 20:24
Groucho Marx once said “Anyone can grow old; all you have to do is live long enough.” But is that all there is?

Critical to living a full and active life is frequent social interaction. Along those lines a study from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has shown that higher levels of social activity decrease the risk of disability, increasing everyday functioning as we age.
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An Idle Brain is the Devil’s Playground
Health
Thursday, 27 July 2017 20:04
Everywhere, July 2017—This line, from the timeless musical The Music Man, implied that if you didn’t keep your mind busy with acceptable thoughts, it might lead to ‘terrible vices’, (like playing pool!)

Acceptability aside, there are some tips to pass on that can help exercise that unique brain of yours — advice beyond the ‘givens’ of regular physical exercise, eating right, taking vitamins, supplements, getting enough rest and frequent interaction with your fellow human beings. Here goes:
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The Power of Psyllium
Bio-Based
Friday, 23 June 2017 22:21
Ashland, Oregon, June 2017—For those seeking a vegan, organic, gluten-free way to promote regularity, heart health, and weight control, Yerba Prima now offers organic psyllium in capsules made entirely from vegetables.

Unlike gelatin based capsules, created from bone and other animal products put through a process to make a gel-like substance, veggie caps are created using cellulose, which is naturally derived from plants and allows rapid delivery to the body.
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Straight from the Source
Health
Friday, 23 June 2017 22:06
Ramsey, New Jersey, June 2017—Cascadia Managing Brands, a leading Brand Management and Consulting firm in the beverage industry, is launching Genuine Coconut Water, an organic and raw coconut water that comes with an easy opening system.

Its origin is in the heart of Thailand, where coconuts are grown naturally to be picked before being fully ripe. It is the ideal time when the coconut holds a large quantity of water inside, containing vital nutrients and minerals.
Drinking coconut water directly from the coconut itself, as nature intended, with no processing, is what makes Genuine Coconut unique.
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Something to Make Exercise That Much More Fun
Health
Thursday, 27 July 2017 20:14
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 2017—(Your editors do a lot of research with regard to health and wellness, both for this 10 year old site and for our health-oriented clients. During our inquiries we found that practicing yoga is one of the most healthful things we can include in our daily lives as we age. The following article supports that endeavor. Ed.)

A company in the Middle East has recently introduced a product that should introduce it to a worldwide market. Chanmaya, popular in its own backyard for its distinctively designed and obsessively engineered yoga mats, recently made the move to introduce Western audiences to their products.
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Major U.S. Research University Aims at Revolutionizing Holistic Medicine
Health
Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:50
Columbia, Missouri, July 2017—Ayurvedic medicine (pronounced “Ay-ur-VADE-ic”) is one of the world’s oldest medical systems. Originating in India more than 5,000 years ago, this holistic medicine system uses herbal compounds, special diets and other health care practices to augment conventional preventative and disease treatments. Now, Kattesh Katti, a researcher at the University of Missouri, has developed a non-toxic delivery method, using gold nanoparticles that may revolutionize Ayurveda. His technique for producing the nanoparticles recently was licensed by Dhanvantari Nano Ayushadi (DNA), a company based in Tamil Nadu, India.
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“Pear Shape” Takes on New Meaning
Research
Friday, 23 June 2017 22:16
Urbana, Illinois (University of Illinois), June 2017— At $8 each, is buying a Buddha-shaped pear foolish or fun? Your age may predict your answer.

Square watermelons, star- and heart-shaped cucumbers, and those Buddha-shaped pears can be found today in the produce bins of some grocery stores. Who buys them? And why? A recent University of Illinois study found younger consumers with an eye for adventure are more likely to purchase these avant-garde fruits.
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Summer Solstice Study: Hamburgers Victorious!
Research
Friday, 23 June 2017 21:56
Western Hemisphere, June 2017—(Every once in a while we like to run articles that are primarily lists. This is one of those babies.)

With summer officially kicking off this week (June 20), we’re here to report on Postmates’ Summer Solstice Study—which recently found that hamburgers narrowly beat hot dogs as America's favorite summer food. To celebrate, they are awarding residents of 100+ cities with free hamburgers and hot dogs all week long. For more check out (springboard.postmates.com/summersun).
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