February 2009 - Page 3 of 5 - Health Sciences Institute - Official Site

One more excellent reason to avoid high fructose corn syrup

HFCS joins peanuts and honey in the spotlight of potentially contaminated products.

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How could the peanut scare happen? How could it NOT happen?

According to a five-month Seattle P-I investigation, more than 60 percent of honey consumed in the U.S. is imported. And about half of the imported honey comes from China.

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Tips on how to live to celebrate birthday 100

A woman in Towson, Maryland, says she survived 100 birthdays by never taking any medications.

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Control blood sugar levels with botanical extracts

What do banaba leaf extract, bitter melon, and nopal cactus have in common? Each of these botanicals has been shown to help control blood sugar levels.

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A much-forwarded e-mail about an ovarian cancer test is revised

While the CA-125 test is useful in monitoring the potential for ovarian cancer, the test alone is not reliable enough to make an ovarian cancer diagnosis.

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Get heartburn relief with a common food

An HSI member named Margaret relies on sauerkraut to treat heartburn.

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How quercetin works to protect your heart

Researchers found that subjects who consumed the greatest quantities of flavonoid-rich foods were less likely to suffer from a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease, lung cancer, stroke, asthma, and type 2 diabetes.

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