Importance of High Fiber and Low Fat Foods

High Fiber Food

While it is true that overcooking certain vegetables can result in some loss of nutrients, cooking has no effect whatsoever on fiber content.

By: Troy Francis

The easiest and most effective changes that you can make to your diet is to eat more fiber rich foods, and fewer foods rich in fat. Why boost fiber intake?

Boosting the intake of fiber while controlling fat and increasing exercise, can lead to decreased weight and helps you maintain a healthier lifestyle.

The fact of the matter is most people consume too much of the bad stuff- things like sugar, salt and …

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You Know But Do You Believe It?

You Can Make Positive Changes

Exercise, alcohol and drug abuse, sleeplessness, working long hours, and controlling your budget all influence your life.

By: Natasha Morgan

For some time now, television, newspapers and magazines have been shouting out results of the latest studies ranging from the harmful effects of snoring to the benefits of eating blueberries. When the American Cancer Society or Heart Foundation, whom we all believe to be credible organizations, confirm these studies, most of us will admit to believing them.

Why then is it so difficult for us to make lifestyle changes that can affect the quality of our life and possibly even …

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Brain Exercises

Simple brain exercises to strengthen your memory can be the repetitive use of any memory techniques. Here are some general brain exercises you can do anywhere, followed by a few ideas for exercising specific areas of brain function.

By: Steve Gillman

Some brain exercises can be as simple as an intelligent conversation or reading something new. Others can be more involved, like doing crossword puzzles or solving lateral thinking puzzles. Here are some general brain exercises you can do anywhere, followed by a few ideas for exercising specific areas of brain function.

Some Simple Brain Exercises

An entertaining brain exercise …

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The Macs-Lift Explained

Macs Lift

Patients want more of a European-type change that is subtle and youthful rather than the more obvious American-type facelift, which can create a wind-tunnel effect or skin that looks too tight.

By: Dr. Kourosh Tavakoli

Lise Petersen spoke with Sydney plastic surgeon Dr. Kourosh Tavakoli about the MACS-lift, a new European facelift that gives a more natural and softer result than a traditional facelift.

According to Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, the MACS-lift, or minimal access cranial suspension lift, is a new European facelift that compares very favourably with the traditional facelift. ‘Today in Australia the emphasis is definitely …

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Olive Oil in Diet Better Than Whole Grain Bread


Olive Oil

A diet containing olive oil is effective for significantly lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Both of these factors are an important determinant of the long-term onset of cardiovascular disease.


By: Hans Dekker

For those who want to live a healthy lifestyle, new research has shown that the daily use of Olive Oil in your meal is especially beneficial. In fact the use of Olive Oil seems to be even more beneficial then eating an extra slice of whole wheat bread. This is the outcome of research by members of the John Hopkins University on a comparison between three …

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Woman Dreaming

Dreaming is our mind’s way of cleaning the clutter from our mental computer so we can retain the more important stuff. This might explain why we wake up tired.

By: Regenia G. Butcher

It will be several hours until the alarm buzzes, but suddenly a man bolts up to a near-sitting position in bed. The room is peaceful, yet he’s terrified, and can’t immediately reason why. Then, after convincing himself that all’s calm and he’s safe, he begins to unravel a few details of what has just scared him awake.

Another alarm sounds and a woman shuts it off, pulls …

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What Does Cosmetic Surgery Typically Cost?

Cosmetic Surgery
Depending upon the individual, a facelift, eye lid surgery, liposuction and breast implants can
all presents a unique challenge to the doctor.

By: Gray Rollins

The costs for cosmetic surgery vary greatly throughout the United States. A number of factors contribute to these cost differences including the type of cosmetic surgery procedure performed, the level of complexity presented by the patient (in other words, how much work is needed), the location, and the surgeon’s individual fees. It is entirely feasible that two individuals visiting the same surgeon for a consultation on a procedure will be quoted two different prices. This …

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Are You Still Struggling with Dry Brittle Nails?

End to Dry Brittle Nails

Cosmetic companies advertise products that will alleviate nail splitting, peeling and breaking. They promise strong healthy nails, and tell you that it’s possible to have beautiful hands with a home manicure.

By: Natasha Morgan

Are you still struggling with dry brittle nails that lead to splitting and breaking?

For years, cosmetic companies have advertised products that will alleviate nail splitting, peeling and breaking. They promise strong healthy nails, and tell you that it’s possible to have beautiful hands with a home manicure.

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy! Yet, it can be done if you are willing to make the effort. …

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The Health Aspects Of Chocolate


Chocolate contains high levels of potassium and magnesium, as well as vitamins B1, B2, D and E. Chocolate can also lower blood pressure and prevent arteries from hardening, therefore protecting the heart.

By: Elli Potrelli

Chocolate is relaxing. It’s calming. It soothes our nerves and makes us feel good. And we often think of it as a sinful indulgence. But it doesn’t have to be. If you choose your chocolate wisely, you can enjoy it without the guilty feelings we normally associate with it.

What Are the Healthy Aspects of Chocolate?

By eating small amounts of the right chocolate, you …

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Water Purification Units – Every Home Needs One

Filtered water will hydrate you and help to regulate your internal functions. It will also help to flush out impurities that accumulate within the body. There are different units that provide different levels of filtration.

By: Juliette Pickup

If you had to take a sample of the water that we drink ever day then you would probably be absolutely horrified at the contaminants that we put into our bodies every day. This is over and above the unhealthy food and drinks that we consume at every opportunity. Water is supposed to be the way in which we flush those …

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What You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal

Hair Removal

With the advent of the new YAG laser line and the reinvention of the IPL, even those with darker skin and hair can get excellent results with laser hair removal.

By: Deirdre Jones

Laser hair removal has seen a huge increase in popularity in recent years, mainly because it is a relatively safe way to remove unwanted body hair. Until recently, it was best for those with light skin and dark hair. But with the advent of the new YAG laser line and the reinvention of the IPL, even those with darker skin and hair can get excellent results with …

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Should Boomers Age Gracefully? No Way!

Baby-Boomer Women
Baby-Boomers are interested in a theory by gerontologist John W. Rowe, MD, who states that 70 percent of the aging process is controllable with wise lifestyle choices.

By: Barbara Morris

Andrew Weil, MD, an influential advocate of alternative/integrative medicine has decided to “age gracefully” according to Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2005, “Aging with grace, naturally.”

Age gracefully? He has to be kidding!

From my 76-year-old perspective, Weil, at 63, is a youngster who has made an untimely decision to become a poster boy for acceptance of early decline. Unfortunately, countless people will follow his example.

It’s difficult to be …

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Orchard of Health … Natural Health Benefits from Everyday Fruit

Blueberries and Strawberries

Recent studies have indicated that the antioxidants in fruit provide a whole host of health benefits: The anti-aging power of blueberries and the joint pain relieving properties found in cherries are two.


Eating healthy is fast becoming a way of life. Studies show Americans are living longer and enjoying more active lifestyles. Due to advances in food technology, we are only just beginning to discover the health secrets Mother Nature placed in simple everyday fruit. In fact, in early 2005, the U.S.D.A. revealed the updated version of the food pyramid that suggests five to nine daily servings of fruit …

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How to Choose Over-the-Counter Products for Your Hair


Hair Products

When it comes to over-the-counter hair care products, a high price does not always equal high-quality. Sometimes the most inexpensive shampoos can be your best bet and can make your hair shiny, thick and strong.


By: Jenny Andrews

We all know that professional hair-care products are best, but what happens if you can’t find something that you like or can afford in professional product lines? Are there any products that you can purchase from the department store that will not cause too much damage? You bet there is, but you have to be choosy and have an eye …

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How to Easily Obtain an Elegant Style

Elegant Style

Jackie Onassis, Grace Kelly or even Gwyneth Paltrow are figures of female elegance. What all of them have in common is what sets them apart: A unique and non-transferable style. They simply add new touches to their classic and personal style.

By: Maria Llorente

With each new season, a new trend appears. The time comes when one does not know what to do to keep up with the fashions! And worst of all, everything gets so complicated and then boils down to the question, What should I wear?

Has this ever happened to you?

You have to dress up to …

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