Jill Staas

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Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Type 2 diabetes and the diet that cured me

Why me? At 59 I was 10st 7lb, 5ft 7in, and had never been overweight. I ran and played cricket regularly and didn't drink alcohol excessively. Yet at a routine check-up I was told that I had type 2 diabetes. In 10 years I could be dependent on insulin, it could affect my sight, feet, ears, heart …

Low-calorie diet offers hope of cure for type 2 diabetes

People who have had obesity-related type 2 diabetes for years have been cured, at least temporarily, by keeping to an extreme, low-calorie, diet for two months, scientists report today.<p>The discovery, reported by scientists at Newcastle University, overturns previous assumptions about type 2 …

CONSUMER REPORTS: The Best Sunscreens For Your Money

holisticmonkey/FlickrIn a recent round of tests, Consumer Reports found that out of 20 popular sunscreens, only two provided the SPF protection promised after time spent in the water.<p>Most of the sunscreens tested by Consumer Reporters were between 4% and 40% below their SPF claims. Beyond Coastal …

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