May 2006 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

Minerals: A web of benefits

A new study examines three minerals to show how their web of influences can create either nurturing or debilitating effects depending on how the three are balanced.

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Extra pounds may lower mortality rate for the elderly

Here’s something you don’t hear too often these days: To stay healthy, you should gain a little weight. But that doesn’t go for everyone, of course.

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Withdrawal from exercising causes depression and other mental symptoms

Those who exercise regularly are well aware of the many benefits of physical activities that get your blood pumping and your limbs moving. Nevertheless, here’s another reason to keep at it: you’re keeping the blues at bay.

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What is olestra?

If Marie closely examines the information on her bag of tortilla chips she’ll notice that the chips have been fortified with vitamins A, D, E and K. That’s the good news (such as it is). The bad news: olestra has been shown to deplete the body of

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Trampoline for exercise

If you don’t like to exercise, or if a condition such as arthritis keeps you from exercising, your problems might be solved with a rebounder; a small trampoline that provides gentle, nearly effortless exercise

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7up

What grabbed my attention? It was a 7Up advertisement that made the implausible claim that the reformulated soft drink is now “100 percent natural.”

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Eating fresh garlic and onions may lower your risk of developing stomach cancer

If you enjoy eating plenty of fresh garlic and onions, safe to say you aren’t the most popular guy on an elevator, but your risk of developing stomach cancer may be comparatively low.

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