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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

Arizona University Scientists Develop Ebola Vaccine

Credit: Wikimedia commons Image is Ebola virus Researchers from Arizona University have developed a vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus that works on mice. The scientists have found a way to grow and purify the vaccine using the tobacco plant. According to the finding, reported in more detail today at  EmaxHealth , the production of the vaccine is inexpensive and could be stored for extended periods without expiring. The Ebola vaccine is different because it doesn't use a live virus, which means it doesn't require special storage for safety reasons. The vaccine isn't used to prevent Ebola, but instead provokes the body's immune system to fight the infection. The next step is to see if the Ebola vaccine works as well humans as it did in mice.