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  • Medical Myths that can Kill You

    Medical Myths that can Kill You

    Irrational, medical myths have been handed down for centuries, but false information can sometimes have dire consequences. Here are a few medical myths that can be harmful even sometimes fatal if taken to heart. Good or Bad Health is Genetic The reason that this belief is so harmful is that it...

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  • The Link between Household Chemicals and Cancer

    The Link between Household Chemicals and Cancer

    Due to an abundance of synthetic chemicals found in household products and furnishings, roughly 15 percent of Americans have developed chemical sensitivity, according to the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, some chemicals found in household products have been linked to cancer, birth defects a...

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  • Is Fulvic Acid a Wonder Supplement?

    Is Fulvic Acid a Wonder Supplement?

    Over millions of years, microbes help to break down dead and dying plants,and fulvic acid is the by-product of this process. It is an organic materialthat can be found in nutrient-rich soil (humic deposits) where plants onceflourished. In a review paper entitled, Effects of Humic Acid on Animals a...

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  • Is Radiation Damage from CAT Scans & X-Rays Dangerous?

    Is Radiation Damage from CAT Scans & X-Rays Dangerous?

    CAT scans and x-rays are marvels of science and they stand as a way to help doctors literally look into the body to determine what problems may exist. It should be clearly stated that CAT scans and x-rays truly are amazing tools that have served to save countless lives and aided doctors in treati...

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  • Do Doctors Take Supplements?

    Do Doctors Take Supplements?

    Logic dictates that the doctors who value supplements tend to recommend them to their patients, and take them. American author Upton Sinclair (1878-1968) was quoted as saying, "It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." Sinclair p...

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  • Why Doctors Do Not Prescribe Natural Alternatives

    Why Doctors Do Not Prescribe Natural Alternatives

    A new study published in the Health Services Research journal shows that physicians and nurses are more likely to turn to alternative and complementary medicine than the general public, when treating themselves. This is strangely at odds with the fact that few doctors will prescribe or recommend na...

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  • Why Antioxidants Are So Important

    Why Antioxidants Are So Important

    First, it is important to understand that antioxidants are your friends. Antioxidants work to repair the natural damage that occurs throughout the body. The process of oxidation is necessary for life and occurs naturally. Yet, it also causes cell damage. Cell damage, not surprisingly, can lead to a...

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  • Poor Sleep and Fibromyalgia

    Poor Sleep and Fibromyalgia

    Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia also suffer from problems related to sleep. The symptoms associated with fibromyalgia are such that it comes as no real surprise that those suffering from this condition could have difficulty getting solid rest. Aches and pains, tingling sensations, headache...

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  • The Healing Properties of Plants

    The Healing Properties of Plants

    Plants have healing powers. Plants are healers, powered by nature When we say plants, we are talking about all plant life: vegetables, fruits, herbs, mushrooms, algae, seaweed, trees; the whole kit ‘n caboodle. All these and more are brimming with healing properties. Did you know that ch...

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  • How Damaging Are Your Prescription Drugs

    How Damaging Are Your Prescription Drugs

    A recent report published in the Los Angeles Times stated a shocking fact that drug deaths now outnumber those killed in traffic accidents. The report was not referring to crack, marijuana and heroin, but prescription drugs. Drug-induced disease and toxicity is a growing concern for many. It is ...

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  • Is Sodium Worth Its Salt?

    Is Sodium Worth Its Salt?

    Most of us know that salt can cause high blood pressure, strokes, calcium deficiency, osteoporosis, weight gain, fluid retention, stomach ulcers and more. With all this bad press, it is easy to believe that we should eradicate salt from our diet altogether. But, not so fast here is the other side o...

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  • Short-Term Pain Relief Causes Long-Term Issues

    Short-Term Pain Relief Causes Long-Term Issues

    Approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1951, acetaminophen is part of a class of drugs that are pain relieving (analgesic) and fever reducing (antipyretic). Acetaminophen products (like Tylenol) are found in a majority of U. S. households. Many people are not aware however, that Tylenol an...

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  • Soy Health Benefits: Myth v. Fact

    Soy Health Benefits: Myth v. Fact

    Myths about the health risks of soy persist, despite the evidence that this protein-packed superfood has sustained robust populations in Asia for thousands of years. Soy protein is considered nutritionally complete, meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids in sufficient quantities to...

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  • Sleep Disorders Linked To Serious Health Issues

    Sleep Disorders Linked To Serious Health Issues

    More than 80 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Sleep problems are more than just an inconvenience - it can be dangerous and potentially life threatening. You may not remember the hours you spend sleeping, but your body does. Insomnia has been linked to a host of health maladies incl...

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  • Treat Yourself To The Life-Enhancing Benefits Of The Lychee Berry

    Treat Yourself To The Life-Enhancing Benefits Of The Lychee Berry

    The lychee berry, which is considered a symbol of romance and love in China, has been popular in Asian countries for centuries. The fruit has a reddish husk and a juicy sweet-tasting pulp that makes it an instant hit with anyone who samples it. Lychee berries are frequently eaten as deserts and are...

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  • Local Honey:  Allergy Treatment with a Twist?

    Local Honey: Allergy Treatment with a Twist?

    Springtime has arrived, and with it comes pollen which can be an uncomfortable nuisance for people with seasonal allergies. In these individuals, pollen can trigger the release of histamine, a chemical made by the body in response to allergens that can irritate soft tissues and cause inflammation. ...

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  • Benefits of Wheatgrass

    Benefits of Wheatgrass

    At first glance, you might not think too much of wheatgrass and there are good reasons for this. Wheatgrass basically looks just like the regular grass that you would find in your front or backyard, but that doesn't mean that wheatgrass doesn't have impressive health properties. Many people swear b...

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  • What is Leptin Resistance?

    What is Leptin Resistance?

    Leptin is a hormone that was only discovered in the last 20 years. Nicknamed the "fat hormone" it is in truth a "starvation hormone". Leptin is actually a protein that is made in the fat cells. It circulates around the body in the bloodstream and when it reaches the brain it...

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  • The Vitamin Water Trap

    The Vitamin Water Trap

    Calories seem to be hiding just about everywhere, and this includes in all sorts of drinks. Many people are looking for ways to improve their health and turn to products like Vitamin Water in the process. While Vitamin Water, of course, has the word vitamin in its name, does that mean that Vitamin ...

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  • Herbal Uses for Pleurisy Root

    Herbal Uses for Pleurisy Root

    A variety of milkweed that grows well in arid and sandy soils, pleurisy root (botanical name: Asclepias tuberosa) is a popular plant in country gardens due to its brilliant orange flowers that bloom from June to September. The plant grows to about one foot in height, and the colorful flowers app...

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  • Cell Phones and Cancer

    Cell Phones and Cancer

    Tremendous breakthroughs have been made in cancer research in just the last few years. While cancer still afflicts millions, the rates of those surviving from the disease go up every year. Exciting possibilities for treatments, cures and even vaccines populate the news with new discoveries coming a...

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  • The Benefits of Iodine for Thyroid Health

    The Benefits of Iodine for Thyroid Health

    Iodine is an essential mineral that the body needs for a healthy thyroid. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) of iodine is 150 mcg per day, which is about one sixth of a gram - a tiny speck! Although the amount of iodine we need is miniscule, it plays an important role in thyroid function which c...

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  • Do Hair Dyes Cause Cancer?

    Do Hair Dyes Cause Cancer?

    Most of us don't give much thought to the possible health risks of using hair dyes. They're so ubiquitous a third of women over age 18 color their hair, as well as about 10 percent of men over 40 that we take their safety for granted. If these products were risky, we wouldn't be able to buy them at...

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  • The Perfect Power & Punch of Pineapple

    The Perfect Power & Punch of Pineapple

    Health-savvy folks have always known that plants have healing powers. Just ask your neighborhood nutritionist. But if you ask your local shaman or Hawaiian kahuna elder, and they'll direct you straight to the nearest pineapple. That's right; the sweet, tasty pineapple is brimming with beneficial br...

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  • The Salt Debate

    The Salt Debate

    We need salt in our diet to regulate blood sugar, aid digestion and control nerve and muscle function, but most physicians and health professionals now recommend a diet that is low in salt. We need to understand the facts about why salt can be harmful, and the difference between the different salts...

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  • The Power of Vacation

    The Power of Vacation

    The term "power" is used with great frequency and, as a result, is often overused quite regularly as well. However, when it comes to vacation, the term "power" is well used. The Japanese have coined a term, "Karoshi," which roughly translates into "worked to death" or "death due to overwork." Yes, ...

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  • Kale: Health-Boosting Nutritional Superstar Is Easy To Prepare

    Kale: Health-Boosting Nutritional Superstar Is Easy To Prepare

    Despite its reputation as a health-boosting nutritional superstar, many people don't take advantage of kale's benefits because it is not a "mainstream" vegetable and they don't know how to prepare it. A member of the cruciferous family of vegetables, it originated in Asia Minor and descended from a...

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  • Tea Tree Oil Provides Natural Solutions For Acne

    Tea Tree Oil Provides Natural Solutions For Acne

    Tea tree oil, which is produced from the leaves of a plant that grows in swampy areas of Australia, has gained popularity as an inexpensive and chemical-free treatment for acne. Celebrities flood the airways promoting expensive products like ProActiv and Americans spend millions of dollars each yea...

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  • Maca Root: Mother Nature’s Aphrodisiac Can Boost Energy And Libido

    Maca Root: Mother Nature’s Aphrodisiac Can Boost Energy And Libido

    Often referred to as Peruvian ginseng, Nature's Viagra or Mother Nature's aphrodisiac, the maca root has been lauded by natural healers for centuries for its medicinal properties. It was used to boost stamina by Incan Warriors before going to battle and today it is noted for its ability to increase...

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  • Peanut Allergy or Toxic Reaction?

    Peanut Allergy or Toxic Reaction?

    The question, "peanut allergy or toxic reaction?" pops up a good deal these days. Peanut allergies, after being ignored for so long, are now receiving a good deal of much deserved attention. Those with peanut allergies already know that it is a potentially deadly allergy that must be taken seriousl...

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  • The Dangers of Vitamin D

    The Dangers of Vitamin D

    A new study by the University of Copenhagen is turning advice about Vitamin D on its head. Results of the study, focusing on the association between death (all causes) and vitamin D levels, showed that too much vitamin D could be as harmful to health as too little. The study took information fro...

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  • A Natural & Safe Alternative to Prescription Sedatives

    A Natural & Safe Alternative to Prescription Sedatives

    A tea derived from the beautiful passion flower can relieve stress and eliminate the need for over-the-counter and prescription sedatives. Passion flower has been used for centuries by Native Americans for its medicinal properties and its ability to soothe the mind. Herbalists have conducted extens...

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  • The many benefits of ginger.

    The many benefits of ginger.

    Ginger" Spice, Medicine or Aphrodisiac? Originally from Southeast Asia, ginger is a dried and peeled root that is now cultivated in many tropical countries. The word ginger comes from the Sanskrit word stringa-vera, meaning "with a body like a horn" in reference to the fact that it somewhat rese...

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  • Xylitol for Oral Health

    Xylitol for Oral Health

    Imagine a futuristic world where a sweetener could actually prevent and repair cavities in teeth. That world could actually be here right now, with the discovery and development of xylitol. What is Xylitol? Xylitol is a non-fermentable sugar alcohol, a natural sweetener found in berries, oats,...

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  • Beat Poor Health With Beets?

    Beat Poor Health With Beets?

    Researchers from Wake Forest University had 14 seniors (70 years old and up) drink either 16 oz. of beet juice or eat a control diet in the morning for two days, then used MRI machines to measure blood flow to the brain. The groups switched diets for another two days, and then were tested again. Th...

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  • Is your scalp making you sick?

    Is your scalp making you sick?

    Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp and, like the rest of the body, it is dependent upon a healthy diet and lifestyle. Biotin is actually the key nutrient for preventing hair loss and, according to scientists; it promotes growth of strong nails and hair. A deficiency in biotin will lead to a d...

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  • Can Cranberry’s Protect Against UTI’s

    Can Cranberry’s Protect Against UTI’s

    Infections in the urinary tract, or UTIs, are a fairly common health problem that results in roughly eight million trips to the doctor's office each year. UTIs are more common among women than men with approximately one in five women experiencing a UTI within their lifetime. Symptoms of a urinar...

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  • Is Your Lack Of Proper Nutrition Killing You?

    Is Your Lack Of Proper Nutrition Killing You?

    Experts agree that obtaining your vitamins and minerals from whole foods is better than relying on a pill or powder, but a daily multivitamin is a good way to make sure you're getting all the nutrients you need to be healthy. True, a healthy diet should provide nearly all the nutrients you need. Bu...

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  • Do you have Symptoms of Irregular pH Balance?

    Do you have Symptoms of Irregular pH Balance?

    An irregular pH balance can be the underlying cause of many troublesome health issues. Most diseases cannot survive in an alkaline environment and parasites thrive in acidic conditions. Understanding our body's acidity is the first step to getting it in balance, simply by what we choose to eat. ...

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  • Natural Supplement Zinc - Support Ear Health

    Natural Supplement Zinc - Support Ear Health

    Studies have shown that taking an oral zinc supplementation can offer natural and effective support for healthy ears which translates to healthy hearing. 28 people were studied at the Ankara Numune Research and Education Hospital in Turkey. Researchers determined that low zinc levels in the bloodst...

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  • Which Foods Contain Zinc?

    Which Foods Contain Zinc?

    1) Oysters: They vary, but in general, oysters provide 16-182mg of zinc per 100g serving; or 110%-1200% of the RDA. The best bang for your oyster dollar is the Steamed Wild Eastern Oyster, providing 182mg of zinc per 100g serving, or 76mg (509% RDA) in 6 oysters, and 154mg (1029% RDA) in a...

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  • Natural Health Solutions: Vitamin C

    Natural Health Solutions: Vitamin C

    Also identified as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that it dissolves in water. Because the human body doesn't manufacture its own vitamin C, it must be obtained through the diet. Good food sources of vitamin C are melons, citrus fruits, berries, leafy greens, broccoli, ...

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  • Boost Vitamin D in the Winter

    Boost Vitamin D in the Winter

    Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin aptly coined the "sunshine vitamin" because the sun is our best natural source. This important vitamin partners with calcium in the building and maintenance of strong bones, and it plays a role in cell development and in the regulation of hormone levels and a heal...

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  • The Facts about Dietary Supplements

    The Facts about Dietary Supplements

    There is a growing trend toward health and wellness in this country. As part of this trend, many Americans are taking a more holistic approach to good health. Dietary supplements play a big part, with a focus on disease prevention instead of the treatment of disease symptoms. Here are a few commonl...

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  • Why Chlorella and Spirulina are Nutritional Superstars

    Why Chlorella and Spirulina are Nutritional Superstars

    Many people are not very familiar with chlorella and spirulina, but these nutritional supplements have a great deal to offer anyone who is looking to improve his or her health and wellbeing. There are many supplements on the market, but few are in the league with chlorella and spirulina. These...

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  • Millions Of Americans Suffer From Protein Deficiency

    Millions Of Americans Suffer From Protein Deficiency

    Did you know that protein was the first substance to be recognized as a part of living tissue? The word "protein" comes from the Greek word "proteos " which means "primary" or "taking first place." Proteins account for 20 percent of our body weight and perform a wide variety of functions that are ...

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  • Reconnect-The Best Hearing Supplement

    Reconnect-The Best Hearing Supplement

    Hearing loss is clearly a serious problem and one that we all want to avoid at all costs. The idea of losing one's hearing, much like losing one's eyesight, is a frightening and daunting prospect and one that produces an understandable degree of fear. While there are many outcomes in life that w...

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  • Top 3 Vitamin Supplements for Overall Heart Health

    Top 3 Vitamin Supplements for Overall Heart Health

    As we reach middle age, maintaining a healthy heart becomes more of a concern. The aging process leads to a decline in lean muscle mass, including the heart muscle, so anything that supports a healthy heart and cardiovascular system becomes increasingly important. Three natural supplements have ...

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  • IVL’s Ultimate Supplement Checklist

    IVL’s Ultimate Supplement Checklist

    Is it possible to eat great food and still receive the nutrition that you need? Even the best planned and executed diets could still leave you deficient in a range of different ways. Why? It might seem unlikely that a carefully constructed diet could still have "gaps"? but it is quite d...

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  • Vitamin D: A Natural Way To Boost Insulin Sensitivity

    Vitamin D: A Natural Way To Boost Insulin Sensitivity

    The health benefits of Vitamin D are extremely well documented. In fact, the vitamin is so highly regarded among nutritionists that it is often added to foods like cereal, breads and milks to help consumers boost their daily intake. Recent studies have given us one more reason to pay homage to this...

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  • Are Generic Prescription Drugs Safe?

    Are Generic Prescription Drugs Safe?

    Do you know why you should use extreme caution with generic prescriptions? Because they are less expensive than branded medicines, the use of generic drugs in this country is growing. In fact, roughly 75 percent of medications prescribed to American adults are purchased in generic form. Gener...

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  • Health Benefits Of The Carotenoid Antioxidant Astaxanthin

    Health Benefits Of The Carotenoid Antioxidant Astaxanthin

    Is it possible to eat great food and still receive the nutrition that you need? Even the best planned and executed diets could still leave you deficient in a range of different ways. Why? It might seem unlikely that a carefully constructed diet could still have "gaps"? but it is quite d...

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  • Get to Know Lingnonberry

    Get to Know Lingnonberry

    Lingnonberries are widely used in jams, juices and syrups throughout Europe and Canada and are particularly popular throughout Nordic countries. They are also known by the name cowberry and the alternative spelling, lingonberry. In traditional folk medicine, lingonberries have been used as a d...

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  • What is Quinoa?

    What is Quinoa?

    Quinoa: the non-grain grain. A few years ago, the odds were excellent that you would never have heard of the ancient "grain" quinoa. But today, quinoa is becoming quite widespread. There are many diverse reasons to explain quinoa's burgeoning popularity. As it turns out, quinoa isn't just another g...

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  • Calcium Deficiency and Effects on Health

    Calcium Deficiency and Effects on Health

    Calcium is a common mineral found in many foods. The body needs calcium to maintain strong bones, for muscles to do their job properly and nerves to carry messages between the brain and the rest of the body. Calcium is also used to move blood and manage the release of various hormones and enzymes ...

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  • Does Hypothyroidism Cause Hair Loss?

    Does Hypothyroidism Cause Hair Loss?

    Hair is an important part of who we are and how we present ourselves to society. It can be an accurate indicator of our overall health and quickly loses its healthy shine if we are suffering from ill health or a medical condition. The Normal Rate of Hair Growth A healthy head of hair norm...

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  • Don’t Go Naked This Winter: Take Vitamin D Supplements

    Don’t Go Naked This Winter: Take Vitamin D Supplements

    Many Americans mistakenly believe that the coming of winter lowers requirements for sunscreen. In fact, only about 2 percent of Americans use a sunscreen product in the wintertime. What people may not realize is that winter snow reflects the sun's rays as readily as water and pavement in the summe...

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  • ED Drugs – Which One is Right for You?

    ED Drugs – Which One is Right for You?

    As men reach middle-age, sexual performance can gradually decline. Erectile dysfunction, also known as ED or impotence, may be caused by lower testosterone levels, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, side effects to medication or to a blockage in the blood vessels which can all lead to a disap...

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  • Is Maca Nature's Viagra?

    Is Maca Nature's Viagra?

    Maca has been used by the Peruvian Indians for centuries as a rich source of vitamins and amino acids. They also used it to boost energy and endurance and found it enhanced sexual desire and fertility. It is now widely available as a natural aid to boost libido, but is it an effective sexual aid or...

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  • What are the Best Vitamins for Depression?

    What are the Best Vitamins for Depression?

    Depression has , not surprisingly, a variety of roots and causes, and that means there are many different ways to address this issue. We should note at the beginning of this article, however, that serious depression is a condition that demands immediate professional, medical attention and care. T...

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  • Prescription Drugs that Cause Depression

    Prescription Drugs that Cause Depression

    All medications and prescription drugs come with a host of small print listing possible side effects, which drug companies are legally obliged to provide. We may smile at the warning that a sleep aid may cause drowsiness, but in some cases medications can cause serious side effects or drug interact...

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  • Need More Calcium? Head To The Salad Bar

    Need More Calcium? Head To The Salad Bar

    You don't have to sport a milk moustache on your upper lip in order to get the calcium you need. In fact, some of the best sources of calcium are not in the dairy aisle, but at the salad bar. From the time we are children we are told that we should drink milk for strong, healthy bones. But...

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  • The Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera

    The Health Benefits Of Aloe Vera

    The Aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of conditions, most notably burns, wounds, skin irritations and constipation. In fact, it has been cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD and remains one of the most commonly used ...

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  • Green Tea Extract: Cure For Prostate Cancer?

    Green Tea Extract: Cure For Prostate Cancer?

    Tea - consumed in Asia since ancient times - is now a popular beverage consumed worldwide, second only to water. Depending on the manufacturing process, tea can be classified as green, black and Oolong - all of which are harvested from the leaves and buds of the same plant, Camellia sinensis. Diff...

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  • Reduce Cholesterol with Oolong Tea and Green Tea

    Reduce Cholesterol with Oolong Tea and Green Tea

    A traditional tea popular in China sinceancient times, oolong is produced by drying and oxidizing tea leaves under thesun, after which the leaves are curled and twisted.Although used in China and Taiwan for centuriesas a treatment for various ailments, western scientists have just recentlybecome in...

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  • Heavy Metals: The Silent Killers

    Heavy Metals: The Silent Killers

    The health benefits of fruit powder drinks are numerous. The simple fact is that most people don't consume enough fruit. That means they are missing out on an array of not just vitamins and minerals, but also antioxidants and important disease fighting compounds. Finding ways to integrate more frui...

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  • The Health Benefits of Whole Food Supplements

    The Health Benefits of Whole Food Supplements

    With health and fitness on the rise across the globe, there are new natural health supplements coming out every day, each offering more nutrition than the last. Although opinions change regarding what foods are the healthiest, it seems all nutrition experts can agree that whole foods are healthier ...

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  • The Kidneys Connection to Heart and Bone Health

    The Kidneys Connection to Heart and Bone Health

    The kidneys are two of our most vital organs yet most people have no idea where they are located in the body or what exactly they do. Kidney disease, or renal failure, seriously affects the whole body. Those diagnosed with kidney disease no longer have the means to balance the electrolytes and vita...

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  • Fight Fatigue with Spinach

    Fight Fatigue with Spinach

    Perhaps Popeye was right all along! It seems that his favorite dish of spinach not only tops us up with plenty of vitamins and minerals. Swedish scientists have now discovered that a daily serving of this green leafy vegetable really can provide extra energy to those bulging biceps! What's so ...

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  • Pulque for Insomnia

    Pulque for Insomnia

    In addition to healthy foods, water and daily exercise, the human body needs regular intervals of sleep in order to properly function. Sleep helps repair body cells, stimulates hormones that regulate mood and cognitive function, boosts the immune system, replenishes energy, and supports a healthy ...

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  • Flax Seed vs. Chia Seeds:  A Comparison

    Flax Seed vs. Chia Seeds: A Comparison

    Americans are slowly becoming more health conscious, but in the quest to maintain a nutritious diet, one category is often overlooked: seeds. Certain types of seeds can be a rich source of healthy fats, vitamins and minerals. Two such types are flax and chia seeds, both of which offer a host of nut...

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  • The Benefits of Green Supplements

    The Benefits of Green Supplements

    Most health and nutrition experts agree that eating more greens lowers chances for the development of chronic disease. Unfortunately, according to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, only 6 percent of Americans are eating enough vegetables on a daily basis. An easy way for people to ensure...

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  • Which Fatty Acids are Associated with Pancreatic Cancer Risk?

    Which Fatty Acids are Associated with Pancreatic Cancer Risk?

    In moderation, fats are an essential part of any healthy diet. Fats are necessary to help the body absorb certain vitamins, such as vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K for a healthy functioning body. New case-controlled studies into diet and cancer have found important new evidence ass...

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  • Caregivers Need Care Too

    Caregivers Need Care Too

    Caregiving can be stressful, and constant stress can take a toll on physical health and well-being. In fact, caregiving spouses between 66 and 96 years of age experience chances for dying that are 63 percent higher than people in the same age group who are not caregivers. Studies also show that car...

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  • Apples and Green Tea for Pancreatic Cancer

    Apples and Green Tea for Pancreatic Cancer

    Health advisors have been promoting the health benefits of green tea for years, but can we really drink our way to better health when it comes to cancer? A study by the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany shows that this catechin-rich drink could be an effective anti-cancer stem ce...

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  • Potassium Powerhouses: Boost Your Health With Beets and Bananas

    Potassium Powerhouses: Boost Your Health With Beets and Bananas

    Potassium is a vital mineral which sends oxygen to the brain, helps normalize heartbeat and supports the body’s water balance. It stimulates muscles, nerves and brain cells and can help reduce blood pressure and the risk of stroke. Potassium is essential for vibrant health and most of us are ...

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  • Resveratrol - A Powerful Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory And Anticancer Agent

    Resveratrol - A Powerful Antioxidant, Anti-Inflammatory And Anticancer Agent

    Resveratrol is a powerful and effective antioxidant found in red grape skins, pomegranate, raw cacao, peanuts, raspberries and mulberries that is known to have a number of beneficial health effects. It is originally made by plants to increase their survival and resistance to disease during times of...

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  • History and Health Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba

    History and Health Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba

    You've likely heard of Ginkgo biloba before, but did you know that the Ginkgo biloba tree is one of the longest living tree species in the world? Also known as the maidenhair tree, it is a remarkable tree that is similar to fossils dating back 270 million years ago. No other tree species in...

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  • 10 Facts You Should Know About Fluoride

    10 Facts You Should Know About Fluoride

    Is fluoride in drinking water really the ideal solution for dental disease? If so, why is it that the US is the only one of the developed countries that fluoridates its drinking water? Is it because other countries realize that adding fluoride to the water supply is not a great idea? Fluoridati...

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  • Move It Or Lose It?

    Move It Or Lose It?

    Chronic pelvic pain known as prostatitis (CP) or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) strikes more than one third of men over the age of 50. The difficulty in diagnosing the exact cause and treating it has kept this painful condition at the forefront of research related to men’s health. New fi...

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  • What's the Connection Between B Vitamins and Depression?

    What's the Connection Between B Vitamins and Depression?

    Scientists have found a direct connection between levels of B vitamins, mood and depression. It seems that B vitamins play a vital role in our mood and brain functions by helping the body's neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and serotonin, to function correctly. While not all cases of depression c...

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  • CoQ10 and Parkinson’s Disease

    CoQ10 and Parkinson’s Disease

    The debilitating effect of Parkinson’s disease strikes 500,000 people in this country. Despite years of research, very little is known about what causes the disease and treating it can be very difficult. A clinical trial involving laboratory rats and coenzyme Q10 has offered some exciting new...

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  • Morning Joe May Help Protect DNA

    Morning Joe May Help Protect DNA

    Coffee drinkers rejoice!Instead of cutting back on the number of cups you consume each day, consider drinking more! The good news from the medical community is that drinking coffee is linked to a lowered risk of developing several types of cancer because of its potentially protective effect on your...

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  • Probiotics and Vitamin C Critical For Kids

    Probiotics and Vitamin C Critical For Kids

    Every parent of small children knows how awful watching their child suffer through an upper respiratory infection (URTI) is. The coughing, the sneezing, the aches and pains are miserable for their little ones and difficult to treat. New research is showing a promising preventative treatment that...

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  • The Pen is Mightier than the Scalpel

    The Pen is Mightier than the Scalpel

    With a surprising total area spanning roughly 20 square feet, the skin is the largest organ of the human body. Skin helps to regulate body temperature and provides protection from the elements and disease-causing microbes. Because of its critical functions, it's important to pay attention to skin h...

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  • Link between Endothelial Dysfunction and Osteoporosis

    Link between Endothelial Dysfunction and Osteoporosis

    The inner lining of blood vessels is known as the endothelium.When it is working properly, the endothelium helps with a variety of bodily functions like immune response, regulating amounts of fluid and electrolytes the blood delivers to tissues, blood clotting, and dilation and constriction of bloo...

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    How to Get Started Using Natural Supplements

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    The Benefits of Vitamin D

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    Natural Vitamin Supplement Vitamin E

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    Are More Americans Using Vitamin Health Supplements?

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    The Benefits of Natural Supplements

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