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Daylight Saving Time Starting Dates: Benefits, Costs and Risks

Daylight Saving Time beginning dates: tomorrow at 2 in Sunday morning. Now understand benefits, costs and risks of daylight saving time, and you’ll be fine. The switch back to standard time kind of drains my energy.

Daylight Savings Time Schedule: Sleep Disorders to Healthy Body Calculator

Daylight Savings Time Schedule 2010: It’s daylight saving time, not savings. We should petition to get rid of Daylight Savings Time. And keep the Spring time always. For our health, easier if i got therapy?

Most Common Eating Disorder: Ednos

“Eating disorder not otherwise specified” is usually known by its acronym, Ednos. Ednos is actually more common than anorexia and bulimia.

Weight influences the world

Weight issues around the world: A new Reader’s Digest survey has analyzed responses from 16,000 people in 16 countries to find out what people around the world think about weight. Here are some of the findings:

Healthful Food Lists: 11 Best Foods

Nutritionist and author Jonny Bowden has created several lists of healthful foods people should be eating but aren’t.

Beets: Think of beets as red spinach, Dr. Bowden said, because they are a rich source of folate as well as natural red pigments that may be cancer fighters.

How to eat: Fresh, raw and grated to make a salad. Heating decreases the antioxidant power.

Cabbage: Loaded with nutrients like sulforaphane, a chemical said to boost cancer-fighting enzymes.

How to eat: Asian-style slaw or as a crunchy topping on burgers and sandwiches.

Swiss chard: A leafy green vegetable packed with carotenoids that protect aging eyes.

How to eat it: Chop and saute in olive oil.

Cinnamon: May help control blood sugar and cholesterol.
How to eat it: Sprinkle on coffee or oatmeal.

Pomegranate juice: Appears to lower blood pressure and loaded with antioxidants.

How to eat: Just drink it.

Dried plums: Okay, so they are really prunes, but they are packed with antioxidants.

How to eat: Wrapped in prosciutto and baked.

Pumpkin seeds: The most nutritious part of the pumpkin and packed with magnesium; high levels of the mineral are associated with lower risk for early death.

How to eat: Roasted as a snack, or sprinkled on salad.

Sardines: Dr. Bowden calls them “health food in a can.” They are high in omega-3’s, contain virtually no mercury and are loaded with calcium. They also contain iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper and manganese as well as a full complement of B vitamins.

How to eat: Choose sardines packed in olive or sardine oil. Eat plain, mixed with salad, on toast, or mashed with dijon mustard and onions as a spread.

Turmeric: The “superstar of spices,” it may have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

How to eat: Mix with scrambled eggs or in any vegetable dish.

Frozen blueberries: Even though freezing can degrade some of the nutrients in fruits and vegetables, frozen blueberries are available year-round and don’t spoil; associated with better memory in animal studies.

How to eat: Blended with yogurt or chocolate soy milk and sprinkled with crushed almonds.

Canned pumpkin: A low-calorie vegetable that is high in fiber and immune-stimulating vitamin A; fills you up on very few calories.

How to eat: Mix with a little butter, cinnamon and nutmeg.
You can find more details and recipes on the Men’s Health Web site, which published the original version of the list last year.

In my own house, I only have two of these items — pumpkin seeds, which I often roast and put on salads, and frozen blueberries, which I mix with milk, yogurt and other fruits for morning smoothies. How about you? Have any of these foods found their way into your shopping cart?

Healthy diet and weight to reduce bowel cancer risk

Bowel cancer is common. How can you prevent bowel cancer? Adjusting your diet and keeping a healthy weight can help you avoid this deadly disease.

How to help your child lose weight

Your child might be overweight or obese? Is there some way to get your child to try a bite of vegetables without turning dinner into a pitched battle every night?

Listening in on bacterial communication could improve chronic wound care

Eavesdropping On bacterial conversations may improve chronic wound healing, says a team of researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Their findings have been published in the Journal of Applied Microbiology.

Cold medicine Vicks Dayquil Popular Announced for Packaging

Vicks Dayquil recalled because packaging isn’t child-proof. Procter & Gamble recalls Vicks DayQuil capsules. The Proctor and Gamble Co. has announced a recall of the popular cold medicine Vicks Dayquil due to its packaging.

Iflove Health Headlines Collection: Fitness Is Not Fantasy But Romantic Experience

Iflove Health Headlines: Fitness Is Not Fantasy But Romantic Experience. Never Ignore your health unless you don’t want to go up to heaven. Health Buzz: Bad Flu Season and Other Health News This year’s flu season was the worst in four years because the vaccine wasn’t a good match for circulating strains of the virus, […]