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Why We Need Holistic Nutrition
Are you wondering why you still are not as healthy as you wish to be despite choosing whole foods, counting calories and reading labels? While feeding the body with healthy foods is good, it is not enough to ensure health, well-being, and happiness. To do so, you must nourish your holistic self by satisfying at least seven aspects of your life: love, spirituality, nature, learning and growth, movement, self-expression, and pleasure. Holistic nutrition also involves understanding how these aspects affect your relationship with food. By learning more about the psychology of eating, you can set out on your own path toward a more positive relationship with the food you eat and the holistic self that you aim to nourish.

Calcium-Rich Foods Lower Colon Cancer Risk
Itís pretty much well known that taking calcium supplements is a good idea, and this article explains a medical study that found that calcium-rich foods can decrease the risk of colon cancer. It discusses how researchers examined the connection between calcium intake and colon cancer risk among nearly 88,000 women in the Nurses' Health Study and more than 47,000 men in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. They found that consuming 700 mg of calcium each day significantly reduced both men's and women's risk of developing colon cancer. The bulk of calcium in the diets of study participants came from dairy products, the article states. The site gives some good examples of foods high in calcium that you can start eating now to decrease the risk.

Preventing Kidney Stones Through a Healthy Diet
If you or someone you know has kidney stones, there are dietary changes you can make to help the stone pass. The Kidney Stones Health Center on WebMD has information that says the main change is simple, which is to increase the consumption of water. But now you need a diet that will promote this. It says there is speculation that the DASH diet used to prevent hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease may also be helpful in preventing kidney stones. It references a large-scale study that was conducted and found that participants with the highest DASH scores were 40 percent less likely to developer a kidney stone. Thus, in addition to high water intake, a healthy DASH style diet—fruit, vegetables, nuts and legumes, low-fat dairy, whole grains and lower intakes of salt—will help prevent kidney stones.

Radish: Nutrition Facts, Preparation and Safety Reminders
Radish is one of the vegetables many love in salads as well as in main recipes. But in this article, you will know more about this nutritious root vegetable. Here, you will understand the different types of radishes. You will also learn its health benefits, including being a good source of vitamin C, and containing anti-oxidant compound called sulforaphane. For a more in-depth analysis, you can check the table from the USDA National Nutrient Database. There are also some recommendations on how to prepare radish, besides the fact that it can be eaten raw. The last part has brief information on the compounds that may be present in radish.

Osteoporosis and Nutrition
With so many women developing osteoporosis, itís important to take some nutritional steps to prevent the condition. This site has information on calcium supplements, calcium citrate, calcium carbonate, Vitamin D and osteoporosis, lactose intolerance, soy and osteoporosis, coral calcium and Vitamin K. calcium not only builds bones, but it helps maintain your heartbeat and can regulate blood pressure, help your nerve system function, and it may even relieve premenstrual syndrome. New studies even say it can reduce colon polyps. It includes a section about common calcium-rich foods, such as dairy, soy and canned fish. A great resource for women who want to prevent osteoporosis.

Everything Organic
More and more people are eating organic. This site provides reviews on organic foods, basic information about organic foods, organic gardening and organic living. The health section features useful information, such as topics like relieving an earache, dealing with sore throats, ancient healing treatments, antioxidants and organic foods, organic teas and more. If you want to live the organic lifestyle, this site has plenty of information to help you do so.


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