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Plant based diet study debunks eating for your blood type for weight loss, health

You may have read that it's important to eat certain foods based on your blood type. Depending on whether your blood type is O, A, B or AB, proponents of the blood type diet say there are foods to eat and foods to avoid for optimal health and a longer life.  Can eating certain foods based on blood type really help you live longer? The blood type diet was first introduced in 1996 by a naturopathic physician, Peter D'Adamo who alleges that even the spices you put on your food could contribute to better health and should be individualized for your specific blood type.  The theory is that certain foods and even the type of exercise you do should be individualized.  For instance, if you have type O blood you should eat plenty of meat and fish protein, vegetables and fruits but stay away from legumes - at least so the dietary guidelines say.  Recommendations for weight loss include avoiding dairy, corn and wheat and filling up on red meat, broccoli, spinach and olive oil.  Type A ind

In a down economy, nursing jobs thrive

Today's economy is not the best for many people looking for employment. If you are considering a certification for nursing assistance, are in school for a nursing degree, or already have a nursing degree but have not yet found a job, you may be wondering if available nursing jobs decreasing.  Although some hospitals and clinics are experiencing budget cuts like many other organizations, even in the worst of times, healthcare positions are always a priority.  ABC news has reported that there is a dire need for nurses, so much so that larger sign-on bonuses are often offered. A huge portion of the population needs health care at any given time. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, X-ray technicians, and others will be able to find employment within the range of their profession. Hospitals, clinics and nursing homes are trying to cut costs in order to stay in business, but they are required to have a specific number of required personnel on duty at all times in order to pas