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Questions tagged [livestrong]

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Do certain fruit combinations ripen faster?

It is commonly claimed that certain fruits (e.g. apples, bananas, high-ethylene fruits and their dastardly "ripening hormone") make other fruits ripen faster. These claims appear on mainstream media ...
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What is the best way to sit while having food?

I have read various claims regarding the best position to eat: sitting on the floor, sitting on a chair, standing, etc. For example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating: Eating while sitting on ...
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Can yoga or stretching aid in cleansing organs?

I go to yoga class every Monday and Wednesday and my instructor says we are doing this stretch to cleans the "X" which can be either blood, kidneys, liver, etc. This website says yoga has "cleansing"...
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Does eating soy affect men's virility?

Several sources claim that eating soy has an effect on estrogen levels (for example, Livestrong, American Cancer Society and sfgate). Some sources go further and say eating soy affects men's sex-...
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Does taking honey and apple cider vinegar lower blood pressure in humans?

Livestrong claim: You can now lower your blood pressure by consuming apple cider vinegar. Other herbs, foods and dietary changes can assist in increasing the effectiveness of the vinegar. You can ...
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Does parsley improve bad breath?

This Livestrong article - Does Parsley Help With Bad Breath? suggests that parsley can improve bad breath. The article suggests that bad breath is caused often by poor oral hygiene, allowing ...
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Is electric muscle stimulation (EMS) training safe and effective?

Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) is touted as having the ability to strengthen muscles, reduce weight, minimize body fat and improve local blood circulation. During physical activity, your brain (...
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Do boiled potatoes have a higher glycemic index than baked?

I have found conflicting information on how different cooking methods affect the glycemic index (GI) of (white) potatoes and now I'm confused. My question is: does boiling potatoes lowers their GI ...
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Is corn oil bad for arthritis?

Livestrong claim that: Sunflower, safflower, corn and soybean oils are polyunsaturated fats, also known as omega-6 fatty acids. These oils are bad for arthritis sufferers because they increase ...
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Does neosporin reduce scarring?

It is a widely held belief, and oft-advertised property of neosporin that its use reduces scarring, especially as opposed to other triple antibiotic ointments. For example: Livestrong Neosporin ...
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Is placing a tea bag at the site of wisdom tooth extraction beneficial?

I have heard this on multiple occasions at the dentist and a quick search lists dentist after dentist telling patients to do this. For example: These facial surgeons recommend: If bleeding ...