As many of you already know, our biggest detox organs in the body are our kidneys and livers. When they're not functioning well, we experience all kinds of unpleasant symptoms. But did you ever consider that the skin, encasing your entire body, could also be an important detox organ. Consider the following information and remember that exfoliating your skin is a great way to improve the gateway of substances that are absorbed into and out of your skin.
The symptoms of gluten intolerance can vary greatly from person to person, which often makes diagnosis of the condition difficult. People with celiac disease -- the most severe form of gluten intolerance -- wait an average of six to 10 years for a correct diagnosis, according to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. The most common symptoms of gluten intolerance are gastrointestinal issues, but the condition may present in other ways, such as chronic fatigue or weight loss. If you suspect you may have gluten intolerance, learning the signs and symptoms can help you and your doctor correctly diagnose and treat your condition.
Foods defined as 'superfoods' usually offer a high nutrient or phytochemical content with lots of health benefits. According to recent research, you can now add chicken soup to your list of superfoods because of a special compound found in the soup – carnosine – that helps the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of flu. Good news considering the rampant outbreak in flu so early in the season.
(the following article was sourced from: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2252167/Souper-broth-An-old-wives-tale-No-chicken-soup-really-CAN-fight-cold-say-scientists.html#ixzz2JOk8uPbZ)
Chicken soup is good for the soul, they say. And as a homespun remedy for everything that might ail you during winter, there are few things as deliciously soothing. But could such a broth be more than just a cold comfort? According to the latest scientific study, the answer is yes. Research in the American Journal of Therapeutics showed that a compound found in chicken soup – carnosine – helped the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of flu. But the authors warned this benefit ended as soon as the soup was excreted by the body, so that means you may need to have a fairly constant supply. The study wasn’t the first to look at this.
Nutritionists and foodies alike are sold on the brimming flavors, health benefits of olive oil
Author: MARIA DESIDERATA MONTANA; SPECIAL TO THE U-T
Edition: First Edition
Olive oil is a key component of the Mediterranean diet, a centuries-old eating lifestyle widely recognized as one of the healthiest diets in the world.
The staples of that diet are fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and legumes, seafood, olive oil and moderate amounts of wine. Olive oil replaces butter or other fats in most Mediterranean cooking.
Olive oil has a high level of monounsaturated fats; research has suggested that the oleic acid in olive oil may be linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. Other studies have indicated that olive oil can reduce LDL cholesterol and that it may also have anti-inflammatory and antihypertensive benefits.
But beyond the health claims, it's the flavor of the oil that makes it a favorite of nutritionists and chefs.
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