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30 Health & Wellness Articles Worth Your Time

Posted Mar 12 2012 10:22am
  1. Want to damage your teeth? Here’s how!
  2. On the other hand, opening beer bottles with his teeth was not the cause of George Washington’s famous dental woes . (His dentures weren’t made out of wood either.)
  3. Yes, teeth are made for tearing and chewing food. But what to eat? Care2 Healthy Living gives 15 reasons to opt for organic.
  4. Too expensive? Read how one family manages to stay a “foodie family” on food stamps .
  5. Ten more tips for eating well on a budget .
  6. Tip 11: eat less meat .
  7. Or if you’re ambitious, raise your own food. This Vallejo couple did – even while holding full-time jobs. “You just have to make the right priorities,” said one.
  8. In the quest to get kids eating better, school lunch programs evolve .
  9. And evolve .
  10. But “healthy” means nothing if the kids don’t eat it. Dina Rose offers some tips to make it more likely they will .
  11. By the way, the war on fat? It could be making us sicker .
  12. There are foods, and then there are food products – manufactured edibles, plenty of them tarted up with supplements and marketed almost as drugs. The point is profit .
  13. Breakfast cereals often resemble nothing that occurs in nature. Here’s how they get that way (and why you should care).
  14. What goes in must come out. Here’s the scoop on poop .
  15. Cell phones. Wifi. Laptops. Electronic gadgets and gizmos galore. What’s the long-term biological effect of all the extra electromagnetic energy we’re exposed to daily? No one yet knows for sure, but electrosensitivity is a growing concern .
  16. A teenager wondered what chemical residues might be found in dry cleaned clothes, and her science fair project led to a paper in a peer-reviewed journal. It showed that PCE – a carcinogenic and neurotoxic solvent – lingers and accumulates , especially in wool.
  17. Do extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence? Not exactly , argues evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa.
  18. A series of articles at New Scientist looks at some ways in which mind affects matter .
  19. Mind and body are connected, of course. Did you know some physical ailments manifest mental symptoms easily mistaken for psychological distress ?
  20. According to Dr. John P.A. Ioannidis of Stanford University’s Prevention Research Center, almost everything you hear about medicine is wrong .
  21. However much some doctors try to medicalize it, menopause is not a disease .
  22. Why the recent spike in mental illness diagnoses? Marcia Angell explores the issues in a two part review of recent books on the matter.
  23. Yes, mental illness and psychopharmacology: It’s not just for adults anymore .
  24. Yes, there is such a thing as “too much medicine” .
  25. How do you make good medical decision for yourself? Two physicians, husband-and-wife, discuss their new book on how to decide what’s right for you .
  26. Here are 10 easy ways to frustrate your doctor (or dentist or other health professional).
  27. David M. Carter explains the link between well-being and sustainable consumption.
  28. What can babies teach us about being happy? Plenty.

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