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The Dangers of Acetaminophen

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Each week, around 23 percent of U.S. adults, or 52 million Americans, use a medication containing acetaminophen, according to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (1). The ubiquitous use of acetaminophen, both by itself and as a component of over-the-counter and prescribed medications, is a major public health issue. Acetaminophen is ...

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The Dark Side of Green Smoothies

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Green smoothies: Not necessarily a “health food” In the health community, the green smoothie has become the poster child for healthy eating. If you are a green smoothie fan, your typical recipe probably looks something like this: 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped 8 ounces unsweetened almond milk 2 cups ...

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Do Low-Carb Diets During Pregnancy Increase the Risk of Birth Defects?

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I’m constantly inundated with concerns over the latest media headlines. Last month, a study titled “Low carbohydrate diets may increase risk of neural tube defects” was published in the journal Birth Defects Research (1). Media sources picked up the story: Women with low carbohydrate intake are 30 percent more likely ...

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