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Surviving Keto in Quarantine

In addition to being a popular diet for weight loss, people follow the ketogenic diet for a number of medical conditions, including epilepsy, diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome. The extremely low-carbohydrate diet relies mostly on meat, dairy, non-root vegetables and some nuts and seeds. Dairy in particular has been hard to acquire in many stores. Here are

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The Best Disinfectant for Surfaces Amidst CoVid-19

COVID-19 (initially called 2019-nCoV) has, since December 2019, spread to 127 countries and regions. While causing milder symptoms than SARS, and having a far lower mortality rate than either SARS or MERS, its infection rate appears far more accelerated. Due to it being an enveloped virus (meaning its single-strand RNA is enveloped in a bubble

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Great Allies Against Coronavirus

As the outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19,1 continues to spread around the world,2 researchers are feverishly searching for effective remedies. According to a February 15, 2020, Nature article,3 more than 80 clinical trials are underway testing remedies ranging from intravenous vitamin C and stem cells from menstrual blood to HIV drugs and malaria medication. There’s also a study looking at

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Keto Diet Helps Shield Mice With Flu Virus, Study

A study published n the journal Science Immunology, researchers reported that feeding mice a low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet helped shield the critters against influenza infection. The influenza A virus, commonly called the flu, is a viral infection that targets the respiratory system — the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. In the U.S., it causes more than 20,000

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Hidden Health Issues of Splenda

A 2013 review uncovered the hidden health issues of Splenda long after many people consumed large quantities of it. The sweetener is a highly recommended ingredient for baked goods. However, the baking process triggers chemical reactions in sucralose that produce toxic chlorinated compounds. These include dioxins, long-lived chemical compounds usually found in industrial processes and considered to be

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Normal Weight or Overweight, Drinking Sugary Drinks Increases Cancer Risk

New research from Cancer Council Victoria’s Cancer Epidemiology and Intelligence Division and University of Melbourne’s Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics concluded that the frequent and long-term consumption of these toxic beverages increases the risk of 11 obesity-related cancers (i.e., liver, aggressive prostate, ovary, gallbladder, kidney, colorectal, esophagus, postmenopausal breast, pancreas, endometrium, and gastric cardia), regardless of what you actually

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