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  • Eating to Keep Young: Diet for Anti-Aging

    Eating to Keep Young: Diet for Anti-Aging

    No matter how young you feel, your face is a reflection of your life. Years of smiles, frowns, good times and bad may be etched in the crow's feet, laughter lines and wrinkles that we all acquire over time, but no-one wants to look older than they have to. We are what we eat, and that not only a...

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  • The Link between Lecithin and Aging

    The Link between Lecithin and Aging

    Many people believe that the use of lecithin as a supplement can be beneficial in slowing down the aging process. It is a natural substance widely found in animal tissue, egg yolks and some plants and is necessary for the metabolism of fats in the body. It is a major constituent of cell membranes a...

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  • Can Exercise Slow Cellular Aging?

    Can Exercise Slow Cellular Aging?

    Study after study has conclusively shown that exercise can greatly slow the impact of aging. In fact, studies have indicated that with exercise it is possible to impact nearly every system and part of the body. The days of exercise only being associated with muscle strength and endurance and cardi...

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  • Natural Ways to Preserve a Youthful Mind

    Natural Ways to Preserve a Youthful Mind

    Preserving a youthful mind is serious business, and there are natural ways to achieve this goal. People are now living longer, and this is, of course, wonderful. However, there is another side to this equation as well, which comes in the form of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. As the number of Ba...

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  • Anti-Aging Tips

    Anti-Aging Tips

    Looking for natural Anti-Aging Tips? Have you wondered what you can do to look younger or slow down the aging process without plastic surgery? Below are tips that offer some proven anti-aging advice. Eat plenty of whole, organic fruits and vegetables. When waging war against the effects of ...

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  • Natural Remedies:  Anti-aging Superfoods

    Natural Remedies: Anti-aging Superfoods

    Everyone is looking for natural remedies for anti-aging, but keeping the body young starts with what you put into it. In fact, according to Adam Friedman, M.D., director of dermatological research at New York City's Albert Einstein College of Medicine, "Nutrition plays an important part in limiting...

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  • Are you Aging Too Fast?

    Are you Aging Too Fast?

    Early signs of aging can be very depressing and, let's face it, more than a little alarming as well. Luckily, there are easy and straightforward steps that you can take to stop the process. First, take a look at the list below and see if any of the "aging factors" apply to you. Not sleeping...

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  • Amino Acids Are The “Building Blocks” Of Life

    Amino Acids Are The “Building Blocks” Of Life

    Amino acids, which are often referred to as the "building blocks of protein," play an essential role in supporting the body's vital functions. Their role is so critical that we literally cannot survive without them because proteins provide the structure for all living cells. Next to water, proteins...

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  • Memory Loss Can Occur in the 40s

    Memory Loss Can Occur in the 40s

    Misplaced car keys, forgotten movie endings, temporary inability to recall a co-worker's name, as we get older, we all experience these brief lapses in memory. Age-related memory loss has been thought to set in at around 60 years of age, but a new study suggests that some memory loss may actually o...

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  • Anti-Aging and a B12 Vitamin Deficiency

    Anti-Aging and a B12 Vitamin Deficiency

    The lack of vitamin B12 can have profound and serious negative consequences. It is a vital vitamin supplement for anti-aging. It is important to understand the relationship between healthy anti-aging and a vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 and Brain Health A proper level of vitamin B12 is i...

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  • Exercise: How it  Increases Life Expectancy

    Exercise: How it Increases Life Expectancy

    The number of different ways that exercise can increase life expectancy is nothing short of staggering. Over the last few decades, study after study has revealed just how much of an impact exercise, as well as a smart diet, can have on human health. In this article, we will examine some of the key ...

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  • Three Simple Tests That Could Save Your Life

    Three Simple Tests That Could Save Your Life

    A simple tape measure, a blood pressure cuff and a pin prick are all capable of providing information that could potentially save your life. Studies show that your waist size, blood pressure reading and blood sugar levels can be significant indicators of your risks for heart disease, stroke, diabet...

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  • Sleep Apnea Linked To Serious Health Problems

    Sleep Apnea Linked To Serious Health Problems

    Sleep apnea and its related symptoms are more than just annoying. Left untreated, they can be life-threatening, according to a recent study released by the American Heart Association. Sleep apnea has been linked to high blood pressure, plaque buildup, irregular heartbeat, heart attacks and strokes....

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  • Laughter is the Best Medicine

    Laughter is the Best Medicine

    Whether a person is experiencing physical illness or just feeling a little glum - a giggle, a chuckle or an all-out belly laugh can always brighten spirits and sometimes seems to have an effect on the body as well. In fact, many people subscribe to the belief that "laughter is the best medicine," a...

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  • Using Hyaluronic Acid for Skin Care

    Using Hyaluronic Acid for Skin Care

    Hyaluronic acid (HA) came to media attention when ABC News Reporter Connie Chung visited the Japanese village of Yuzurihara. The local villagers in their 80s and 90s were living longer, were agile and active, and had noticeably smooth youthful looking skin. The conclusion of the report was that...

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  • Dietary Strategies that Extend your Lifespan

    Dietary Strategies that Extend your Lifespan

    Have you ever wondered if you diet affects how well you age? Want to better understand the best diets tips for anti-aging? Doctors and researchers now suggest that a certain diet and lifestyle can extend our lifespan and improve our memory while improving overall physical health. Less Carbs = L...

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  • How to Boost Energy Levels with Greek Yogurt

    How to Boost Energy Levels with Greek Yogurt

    Not all yogurts, it seems, are created equal. Greek yogurt is particularly beneficial for healthy eating as it has more protein and less lactose, carbohydrates and salt than regular yogurt without sacrificing anything in taste. A cup of yogurt makes a great instant breakfast, dessert or snack t...

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  • Medications That Reduce Libido

    Medications That Reduce Libido

    A drop in libido can be caused by medications. Medications are designed to have an impact on your body, and some medications can disrupt the delicate balancing act that is the body itself. As a result, medicine prescribed by your doctor can reduce your libido, perhaps even substantially. At the to...

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  • Fiberglass and Lung Disease

    Fiberglass and Lung Disease

    When asbestos was found to be the cause of lung disease and mesothelioma, new regulations were implemented banning its use fromnew buildings. Its replacement, fiberglass, is now being considered equallyharmful to those who are exposed to it in their workplace or home. Unfortunately many yea...

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  • Beans May be Helpful for Diabetes

    Beans May be Helpful for Diabetes

    Diabetes is ranked #7 for leading causes of death in the United States. Those who are afflicted with the disease have two times the risk for heart attack and stroke than otherwise healthy people who do not have diabetes. Typically developing gradually over time, type 2 diabetes is the result of too...

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  • Is There A Link Between Caffeine And Crankiness?

    Is There A Link Between Caffeine And Crankiness?

    Feeling cranky lately? Maybe you should assess your caffeine intake. A double latte on the way to work, another cup of coffee on your morning break, a soft drink for lunch, espresso in the afternoon and a couple of chocolate fixes along the way can wreak havoc with your physical and mental health. ...

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  • Peppermint for Energy

    Peppermint for Energy

    Peppermint has a long history as a medicinal plant, with evidence of its use going back over thousands of years. It is considered the world’s first medicine and has a wide range of healing properties. Peppermint is a hybrid plant, a cross between water mint and spearmint and it grows ...

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  • Find Your Missing Libido

    Find Your Missing Libido

    There are many side effects that come with aging, and a waning libido is one. Unfortunately for many of us who are getting older, the sex drive is just not what it used to be. In some instances this may result from a medical condition which may require treatment, but in other cases, more natural me...

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  • Vitamin D Deficiency & Risk Of Death

    Vitamin D Deficiency & Risk Of Death

    Vitamin D is an essential vitamin which assists in the maintenance of proper calcium and phosphorus levels within the body, and is very important for overall health. For instance, Vitamin D builds strong bones because it helps the body use calcium from the diet. Vitamin D deficiency causes ricke...

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  • Add Omega 3 to Your Skincare Routine

    Add Omega 3 to Your Skincare Routine

    Your skin is actually the largest organ in your body. Because it is an external organ it is particularly susceptible to irritation and infection. Studies have shown a clear link between omega 3 essential fatty acids and overall wellness, including healthy skin. A diet that is rich in omega 3 fatty ...

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  • Why Should You Pass on Botox?

    Why Should You Pass on Botox?

    There is no way around it, most of us want to look our best. But there are limits to how far you should go in the process. The simple fact is that not every beauty measure that you can take is one that you should. A great example of a popular and heavily pushed "beautification" procedure that you s...

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  • Reduced hGH Levels and Aging

    Reduced hGH Levels and Aging

    Human growth hormone (hGH) is manufactured in a pea-sized gland at the base of the brain called the pituitary gland. This important hormone is essential for normal growth and development, affecting every cell within the human body. Most people have an adequate supply of growth hormone within the pi...

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  • Healthy Skin Contributes to Long Term Health

    Healthy Skin Contributes to Long Term Health

    There are many ways that you can keep your skin looking its best. Luckily, natural supplements and vitamins also have important additional health benefits as well, such as providing your body with important antioxidants and anticancer chemicals. Smart supplementation, diet choices and lifestyle cho...

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  • How Hyaluronic Acid Benefits the Skin

    How Hyaluronic Acid Benefits the Skin

    There are many different ways that people look to improve the look of their skin. Often these approaches take place in the form of creams and lotions and, of course, topical applications do have their place as well. Since roughly 2003, hyaluronic acid has been used to treat wrinkles in the ski...

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  • Refined Sugar Accelerates The Aging Process

    Refined Sugar Accelerates The Aging Process

    Recent studies have confirmed that refined sugar accelerates the aging process by adding inches to our waistlines and wrinkles to our faces. While sugar in its natural form can be rich in vitamins and minerals, refined sugar contains zero nutrients. Our country's addiction to sugary treats, especia...

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  • Physical Activity Can Add Years to Your Life

    Physical Activity Can Add Years to Your Life

    We all have friends, loved ones, co-workers, that we talk to every day people who prefer inaction and then wonder why they don't feel well. People who would rather take a pill and expect a quick fix, and then wonder why they still don't feel well. Procrastination is one thing when it comes to cha...

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  • 4 Commonly Missed Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

    4 Commonly Missed Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

    IVL examines the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer , including abdominal pain, weight loss, jaundice, and more. Pancreatic cancer is serious and is unlike many other forms of cancer. It is not just important to know the signs of potential pancreatic cancer, but also act on them quickly when ...

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  • 3 Healthy Foods That Support Healthy Aging

    3 Healthy Foods That Support Healthy Aging

    Want a delicious meal that supports healthy aging? Make sure the menu includes an appetizer of Brazil nuts, an entrée of broiled cod and a dessert featuring fresh blueberries. The glutathione, selenium and antioxidants in those three foods are proven health boosters for older people. Let's ...

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  • Detoxify Your Body - 7 Reasons Why

    Detoxify Your Body - 7 Reasons Why

    Body cleanse and detox tips. Insights on why and when to detox, finding the right detox program and 7 reasons why it is important to detox 4 times a year. Toxic chemicals. Air pollution. Mercury fillings. Tainted soil. Processed foods. Contaminated water. Those are just a few of the harmful poll...

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  • A Roll In The Hay Keeps The Doctor Away

    A Roll In The Hay Keeps The Doctor Away

    Now and then some sound health advice comes along that is easy to embrace. We've always surmised that regular lovemaking can make you look and feel younger, reduce stress, fight depression and improve the quality of your sleep. Recent studies show that frequent sex can also decrease the risk for he...

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  • Lowering the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    Lowering the Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women aged between 35 and 74, after breast, bowel, lung and womb cancers. Unfortunately it is known as the "silent killer" as the symptoms are hard to detect until it is in an advanced stage. There are currently no effective screening methods for ov...

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  • Walk to Reduce Risks for Colon Cancer

    Walk to Reduce Risks for Colon Cancer

    Colon or colorectal cancer begins in the colon (large intestine) or in the rectum. It is one of the leading causes of cancer among U. S. Citizens according to the American Cancer Society. Over the years, research has shown that a nutritious diet may help reduce risks for colon cancer, and now it ap...

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  • Dying to be Beautiful?

    Dying to be Beautiful?

    In our search for immortality and beauty, did you know that many products such as hair dye, nail polish and face creams contain harmful ingredients known to cause migraine, asthma, nerve damage, cancer, or even birth defects? Before booking your next appointment at the beauty salon, you may want to...

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  • Beware of Foods that Accelerate Aging

    Beware of Foods that Accelerate Aging

    While foods that increase blood sugar may add inches to the waist, they can also contribute to aging. Research has shown that sustained high blood sugar can cause chronic inflammation , inhibiting sugar from leaving the bloodstream and making its way to cells. Instead, it adheres to proteins in a ...

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  • Step Away From The Toning Shoes

    Step Away From The Toning Shoes

    Toning shoes are marketed as footwear fitness miracles guaranteed to burn calories, tone leg muscles and deliver "buns of steel." The airways are peppered with advertisements lauding their merits. Millions of people have rushed out to buy them, hoping for a shortcut to a trim, toned body. But befor...

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  • Coffee or Green Tea for Lung Cancer?

    Coffee or Green Tea for Lung Cancer?

    Coffee or tea? That is the question. Both have been touted for various benefits to the health, but many people wonder which beverage is best when it comes to the development of cancer specifically lung cancer. TEA RESEARCH Next to water, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage across...

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  • Delay the Development of Cataracts

    Delay the Development of Cataracts

    High blood sugar" it can create chronic health problems within the human body if it persists over a long period of time one of which is diabetes. Along with diabetes comes a host of health issues like neuropathy, kidney disease and conditions of the eye. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of ...

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  • Tips for Fighting RLS Symptoms

    Tips for Fighting RLS Symptoms

    Restless Leg Syndrome, or RLS, has received a good deal of attention in recent years. The drugs for treating RLS are widely advertised and are a substantial source of pharmaceutical industry profits. RLS is defined as a neurological disorder that includes having parts of the body move uncontroll...

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  • Signs of Prediabetes

    Signs of Prediabetes

    Do You Have the Signs of Prediabetes? Often, prediabetes has no signs or symptoms. By being aware that you have the first warning signs of prediabetes and making early changes to diet and lifestyle, it is possible to avert developing type 2 diabetes. Complications and health problems for those w...

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  • Tea Tree Oil Natural Solutions For Acne

    Tea Tree Oil 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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  • Sports Drinks and Dental Health

    Sports Drinks and Dental Health

    Fact: Sugar is bad for dental health. It's a common sense fact that most of us seem to know, and maybe even take for granted. What doesn't seem to make much sense is that sports drinks appear to be high on the list of "dental don'ts." Recent studies are revealing that not only are soft drinks and f...

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  • A Gel Manicure Could be Dangerous

    A Gel Manicure Could be Dangerous

    A great manicure can be a lot of fun. In fact, many people find a manicure to be a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Yet, there are many health related concerns that must be addressed when it comes to getting a manicure. For example, many people are shocked to learn that a gel manicure could ...

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  • Full Moon Disrupts Sleep Cycles

    Full Moon Disrupts Sleep Cycles

    There is a scientific basis for the restlessness associated with a full moon and it appears that werewolves and vampires aren't the only ones affected by it. Studies suggest that the human body is cued not only to the rising and setting of the sun, but also to the phases of the moon. Additionally,...

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  • Colorectal Cancer (Crc): Impact Of Dietary And Lifestyle Risk Factors

    Colorectal Cancer (Crc): Impact Of Dietary And Lifestyle Risk Factors

    Colon rectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common non-skin cancer and the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in men and women in the US and other developed countries. Approximately 1 million new cases of CRC are diagnosed every year, and more than half a million people die from this ...

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  • Is Bacteria Keeping You Awake at Night?

    Is Bacteria Keeping You Awake at Night?

    According to Dr Oz, over two-thirds of the world's population have a troublesome bacterial infection called Helicobacter Pylori (H. Pylori) living in their stomach. Although many people manage to live without noticing the side effects of this bad bacteria, others are affected by fatigue, acid indig...

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  • Two Tips for Improved Longevity

    Two Tips for Improved Longevity

    The older we get, the more interested we become in the mythological "elixir of youth"! Why do some people live to be centenarians while others struggle to reach the irbiblically allotted three-score years and ten? A recent study at the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil found two interesting...

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  • ZZZs Needed to Mind Your Ps and Qs

    ZZZs Needed to Mind Your Ps and Qs

    There's nothing like a good night's sleep to get the day off to a great start. On the flipside, a night without sleep produces day-long brain fog. Studies show that just one night of sleep deprivation can slow reaction times, impair concentration, and diminish memory formation. Because it has...

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  • Fountain of Youth in the Fridge: Five Foods to Fight Aging

    Fountain of Youth in the Fridge: Five Foods to Fight Aging

    The myth that Juan Ponce De Leon died searching for the Fountain of Youth means it is still out there waiting to be discovered. The good news is that it could be closer than you think. In fact, it might be in your refrigerator right now. Am I Blue? Blueberries are small fruits, but big time a...

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  • Tai Chi and Depression

    Tai Chi and Depression

    In the United States alone, approximately two million people age 65 or older suffer from depression. Over half of those are living in nursing homes. It's a serious public health issue for an aging population where the suicide rate among white men over the age of 85 is six times the national average...

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  • Beauty Sleep is Real

    Beauty Sleep is Real

    You've heard the phrase "I've got to get my beauty sleep," but what does that mean really" Does a healthy amount of sleep really have that dramatic of an effect on your appearance? The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, getting a full night's sleep may just be the best anti-aging skin care trea...

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  • Increased Antioxidant Intake Associated with Lower Risk of Frailty

    Increased Antioxidant Intake Associated with Lower Risk of Frailty

    Looking for healthy aging tips ? The latest research shows getting sufficient antioxidants decreases your risk of frailty. Study on Frailty in Elderly Japanese Women This was the problem posed to a group of public health students at the University of Tokyo. They collected the data from 2,121...

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  • Are Frequent Bone Scans Really Necessary?

    Are Frequent Bone Scans Really Necessary?

    The first important fact that you should realize about a bone scan is that it is serious medicine. How serious? If a doctor tells you that you need a bone scan, if the situation allows, seek out at least one additional opinion. Why? Bone scans involve the use of nuclear medicine, and for this reaso...

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  • Bone Loss in Men – Not Just a Woman’s Disease

    Bone Loss in Men – Not Just a Woman’s Disease

    Early bone loss (or osteopenia) can lead to osteoporosis. While women are four times more likely to experience bone loss, men can get it too. In fact, up to two million men in the United States are afflicted with bone loss which thins the bones - making them porous, brittle and prone to fracture. ...

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  • Does Green Tea Improve Bone Density?

    Does Green Tea Improve Bone Density?

    The color green has come to represent many products and services that are seen to be eco-friendly, healthy and natural. When we think of tea, green tea is known to give even more health benefits than ordinary black tea. Green tea has been found to: Lower cholesterol Maintain...

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  • Weak Bones may Run in the Family

    Weak Bones may Run in the Family

    Bone is live tissue that is made up of protein and calcium. Bones undergo a perpetual remodel, which means that bone tissue is continually absorbed into the body and replenished with new bone. If more bone calcium is absorbed than replenished, density is reduced and the bones become weaker with a g...

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  • Soy Extracts May Help Maintain Bone Health

    Soy Extracts May Help Maintain Bone Health

    Soy contains isoflavones that can keep the bones from breaking down. Isoflavones are compounds that are naturally derived from plants. When isoflavones are in the body, they turn into phytoestrogens that have similar properties to natural estrogen. New research has indicated that intake of soy i...

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  • Recent Study Confirms Calcium Supplements As First Line Of Defense Against Osteoporosis

    Recent Study Confirms Calcium Supplements As First Line Of Defense Against Osteoporosis

    Because osteoporosis has received so much attention in recent years, millions of Americans have swarmed to their doctors for information about how to prevent and treat it. While there is no doubt that osteoporosis can have devastating impacts on the quality of life for older people, the current tre...

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  • Mild Exercise May Help Women Reduce Hip Fractures

    Mild Exercise May Help Women Reduce Hip Fractures

    One interesting fact about exercise that many people do not realize to this day is that exercise can actually strengthen bones. Virtually everyone realizes that exercise can produce larger and stronger muscles. Yet, many people are unaware that exercise can also work to improve the strength of our ...

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  • Prescription Bone Strengtheners – More Harm than Good?

    Prescription Bone Strengtheners – More Harm than Good?

    Bisphosphonates are one of the most widely prescribed FDA-approved drugs for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, a common disease in women over the age of menopause. However, various studies on those who have taken these drugs (commonly prescribed as Fosamax, Actonel, Didronel, Boniva and...

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  • Mercury Threat at the Dentist Office

    Mercury Threat at the Dentist Office

    Regular trips to the dentist are considered a healthy routine to commend, but revelations about the toxicity of mercury fillings may, in fact, prove to be quite the opposite. Dental amalgam, which is used to fill tooth cavities, is made up of silver, copper and tin, with about 50% being the most t...

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  • Health Care Dilemma: Some Prescription Medications Can Lower Bone Density

    Health Care Dilemma: Some Prescription Medications Can Lower Bone Density

    As women age, they may find themselves between the proverbial 'rock and a hard place' where their health is concerned. Women over 50 are likely to take prescription medications to treat conditions such as thyroid disorder, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia and depression. Unfortunately, some of...

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  • The Story of Calcium: Benefits and Indications

    The Story of Calcium: Benefits and Indications

    Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. It is essential for the development and maintenance of strong bones and teeth, which is where nearly all calcium is found in the body. Calcium also helps the heart, nerves, muscles and other body systems work properly. It is probably best know...

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  • Magnesium Plays Vital Role In Bone Health

    Magnesium Plays Vital Role In Bone Health

    The body cannot manufacture magnesium so it must be obtained through bone health supplements or through the foods we eat. Dietary sources of magnesium include almonds, peanuts, lentils, long-grained brown rice, halibut, soybeans, sunflowers seeds, pumpkin seeds and spinach. Unfortunately most...

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  • Bone-Building Duo: A Healthy Diet Supported By Nutritional Supplements

    Bone-Building Duo: A Healthy Diet Supported By Nutritional Supplements

    Hippocrates maintained that "food is medicine" and proper nutrition can help prevent and treat a host of physical maladies. That wisdom has withstood the test of time and many people with conditions like osteoporosis understand that a healthy diet can go a long way toward prevention and treatment o...

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  • Heart Failure Linked to Osteoporosis

    Heart Failure Linked to Osteoporosis

    Heart disease is known to be a major killer, but recent studies found a strange correlation between calcification of the arteries leading to heart attacks and strokes and lower bone mineral density indicating osteoporosis. The common connection between these two serious diseases is a deficiency ...

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  • Best Vitamin Supplements for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Best Vitamin Supplements for a Healthy Mind and Body

    Many of the commonly prescribed mood-enhancing medications can be addictive and almost all of them have potentially dangerous side effects. Despite what the large pharmaceutical companies would have you believe, chemicals are not the answer. Mother Nature has provided us with the tools we need for ...

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  • Research Shows Hearing Loss Can Affect the Brain

    Research Shows Hearing Loss Can Affect the Brain

    Hearing loss" 30 to 40 percent of people 65 years of age and older suffer from this debilitating sensory disability, and approximately 85 percent of these go untreated. The loss of hearing can be frustrating as it worsens, which can sometimes lead to depression. In fact, the chances of experienc...

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  • Alpha Lipoic Acid - The Antioxidant your Brain Loves

    Alpha Lipoic Acid - The Antioxidant your Brain Loves

    Free radicals are waste products that can cause cell-damaging reactions within the body. In their fight against free radicals, many of the body's antioxidants are used up. Evidence indicates that alpha-lipoic acid - an important antioxidant - can help rekindle and reactivate other antioxidants like...

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  • Is What You Are Eating Killing Your Brain Cells

    Is What You Are Eating Killing Your Brain Cells

    There is plenty of information available about foods for a healthy brain, but how about highlighting some of the foods that are damaging to brain health. Knowing the dangers of some of these additives and processed foods may help you make an informed decision about what you and your family should c...

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  • How GABA Naturally Aids Sleep

    How GABA Naturally Aids Sleep

    When doctors talk about the brain, they talk about all sorts of things that often baffle most of us. They talk about neurons and neurotransmitters and dendrites. They talk about receptors, axons, synapses, hemispheres and lobes. They tell us that neurotransmitters are really communicating chemicals...

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  • Do Memory Exercises Really Improve Brain Function?

    Do Memory Exercises Really Improve Brain Function?

    There has been a great deal of press in recent years about the importance of keeping one's brain active. Many articles have been written touting the benefits of activities such as crossword puzzles, suduko and puzzles in general. While many seniors have been told quite religiously that this is the ...

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  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Protection for the Brain

    Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Protection for the Brain

    Omega-3s aka polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) - are "essential" fatty acids, meaning humans need them for good health. Since the body doesn't make them however, we must get them through food. Certain types of fatty fish like halibut, salmon and tuna are good dietary sources of Omega-3 fatty acid...

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  • Astaxanthin: food for a healthy brain

    Astaxanthin: food for a healthy brain

    By now most of us know that salmon is a nutrient-packed superfood, recommended as part of a healthy diet by Dr. Oz and practically every other health expert on the planet. Among the most powerful health benefits of salmon is one of its components known as astaxanthin (pronounced asta-ZAN-thin). ...

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  • DHA for Brain Health

    DHA for Brain Health

    Keeping your brain healthy should be at the very top of your health related goals. New technologies are very promising in terms of being able to help the human body heal in a variety of ways. Everything from gene therapy to organ cloning and printing and nanotechnology stands to improve medicine's ...

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  • Boost Brain Health with Vitamin B12

    Boost Brain Health with Vitamin B12

    Vitamin B12 is a nutrient essential to the nervous system and healthy red blood cells. It is also important in the production of DNA - the genetic material present in all body cells. In addition to these key physiological functions, vitamin B12 may also be important to brain health. People with ...

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  • Don’t lose your mind as your age?

    Don’t lose your mind as your age?

    A little-known Indian herb which has been used for thousands of years is now being hailed as an aid to memory recall, concentration and improved brain function. It may also be a treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Bacopa monnieri has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to aid memo...

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  • Pros vs. Cons of Taking Fish Oil

    Pros vs. Cons of Taking Fish Oil

    Fish oil gets a lot of attention from health specialists. As it turns out, this attention is most well deserved. Countless studies from all over the world have shown the importance of omega-3 fatty acids in maintaining and improving one's overall health. In particular, research has shown that omega...

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  • Turmeric: The Spicy Superstar That Tempts Your Taste Buds And Guards Your Health

    Turmeric: The Spicy Superstar That Tempts Your Taste Buds And Guards Your Health

    Turmeric, which is often referred to as the "kitchen queen" in India, packs a powerful punch that benefits both your recipes and your health. In fact, modern researchers have deemed it "the super spice" because of its vast potential to boost your immune system and protect you from inflammatory dise...

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  • Brain Health: Benefits of Purple Fruits and Vegetables

    Brain Health: Benefits of Purple Fruits and Vegetables

    Did you know that the health of your brain can benefit from the daily consumption of colorful fruits and vegetables? Recent studies have featured the brain health benefits of purple and blue fruits and vegetables. The rich colors in ripe blueberries, black currants, eggplant and plums are derived f...

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  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Cognitive Function

    Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Cognitive Function

    Amino acids are the body?s building blocks for protein, and L-carnitine isone that is made naturally in the liver and kidneys and is important forproduction of energy. Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter which is essentialfor healthy mental function, and when this is combined with L-carnitine,...

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  • Coffee May Protect from Alzheimer’s Disease

    Coffee May Protect from Alzheimer’s Disease

    If you're a coffee drinker, you are probably rather tired of people telling you that caffeine is bad for you. Now you may have some good news to fire back at critics, for recent studies at the University of South Florida show that drinking coffee every day protects against Alzheimer's disease. T...

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  • B12 Benefits for the Brain

    B12 Benefits for the Brain

    Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a vital role in the proper functioning of the human brain as well as the nervous system. Why is B12 so critical and important? First, it is important to understand that B12 plays a role in the metabolism of every cell of your body. It also plays a r...

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  • Reduce Stroke Risk with Tomatoes

    Reduce Stroke Risk with Tomatoes

    Eating a diet high in fruit and vegetables has long been advocated as a healthy way to live. Scientists from the University of Eastern Finland have now revealed that tomatoes, in particular, can lower your risk of having a stroke. What is a Stroke? A stroke occurs when a clot in the brain blocks...

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  • Faking It Could Lead to Alzheimer’s

    Faking It Could Lead to Alzheimer’s

    The title of this article no doubt is likely conjuring up a few different thoughts. But the truth is that certain chemicals and food additives can cause disease and a range of health problems. There are many examples of this fact in action, and the list is growing every day. A good example of th...

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  • 5 Little-Known Stroke Risk Factors for Women

    5 Little-Known Stroke Risk Factors for Women

    Several links to increased stroke risk are specifically female-related, and strokes are on the rise even in younger women. Recognizing these stroke risk factors may enable you to make a change of lifestyle to limit your exposure to this deadly disease. Migraines Women typically suffer more migr...

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  • Vitamins And Mental Health

    Vitamins And Mental Health

    The University of Swansea, in Wales, UK, recently issued results of a study on the effects of vitamin and mineral supplementation on stress, mild psychiatric symptoms, and mood. Researchers Long and Benton studied the objective biochemical processes in the brain that affect mood, and found that m...

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  • Alzheimer's Disease: Beta-Amyloid Plaques

    Alzheimer's Disease: Beta-Amyloid Plaques

    Located between the cells, in the brains of people with Alzheimer's, are small spots called beta-amyloid plaques. Some scientists believe that these plaques - which under a microscope resemble tiny balls of yarn - might be responsible for the destruction of cells. It has been suggested that th...

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  • Can Omegas and Vitamin D Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

    Can Omegas and Vitamin D Help Prevent Alzheimer’s?

    The cause of Alzheimer's disease is as yet unknown, making treatment difficult. However, a new pilot study by researchers from the University of California discovered that vitamin D3 and omega-3 fatty acids may be the key to curing or preventing dementia. They found that these two nutritional subs...

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  • Top 3 Foods that May Harm Your Memory

    Top 3 Foods that May Harm Your Memory

    Healthy food and memory There are 3 foods that may harm your memory. Are they part of your regular diet? Regular consumption of trans fatty acids, saturated fats or sugar can raise levels of harmful LDL cholesterol and turn on inflammatory genes, raising risk for heart attacks, cancer, d...

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  • How to Relieve Depression Without Prescribed Medication

    How to Relieve Depression Without Prescribed Medication

    Sadness, worry, sleep drought, low libido and negative thoughts" these are all symptoms of depression. Currently, depression affects roughly six percent of men and just over nine percent of women across the globe, which amounts to a staggering 120 million people. The World Health Organization (WHO)...

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  • The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

    The Health Benefits of Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is made by skin cells in response to sunlight. Just 10-15 minutes of daily exposure to the sun is sufficient to make enough vitamin D for maintaining good health. It is also found naturally in fatty fish, fish liver oils, egg yolks as well as in fortified grains and dairy products. A...

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  • Does Vitamin D Levels Cause Depression?

    Does Vitamin D Levels Cause Depression?

    Several studies have linked a deficiency of Vitamin D, aka "the sunshine vitamin," to an increased risk for depression. One of the studies, which were conducted at Joseph's Hospital in Ontario, Canada, followed 31,424 participants. "A systematic review revealed an association between vitamin D...

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  • Does Sex Help Relieve Headaches?

    Does Sex Help Relieve Headaches?

    At some point, most adults in a loving relationship have heard the words, "not tonight, I have a headache" in response to sexual advances. Now it seems that sex may be just what the doctor ordered when one is suffering from pain due to certain types of headache. Published in Cephalalgia, the J...

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  • Natural Therapies For Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Natural Therapies For Seasonal Affective Disorder

    The cold, grey winter months can be a challenge even for optimistic people. When days are short, nights are long and sunshine eludes us it's no wonder that many of us struggle with an occasional short bout of "winter blues." But for people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) the winte...

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  • Are There Dangers to Drinking Diet Soda?

    Are There Dangers to Drinking Diet Soda?

    The answer is a very solid and emphatic "everything!" Consuming soda and diet soda is one of the worst health decisions that anyone can make. In order to truly appreciate why this isn't an overstatement, it is important to step back and ponder the "ingredients" that are in soda and diet soda. Soda ...

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  • Understanding The Iron-Dementia Connection

    Understanding The Iron-Dementia Connection

    Attempting to decipher the causes of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia, is no easy task. Neurodegenerative diseases are complex and their root causes, to date, have been difficult to pinpoint. That is, of course, the bad news. Yet, there is also good news. Cou...

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  • Supplements that May Delay Alzheimer's Disease

    Supplements that May Delay Alzheimer's Disease

    Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is a form of dementia that gradually causes progressive memory loss. It also impairs judgment and decision-making and even affects language, orientation and other normal everyday functions. Researchers have found that the brains of those suffering from AD are affected by...

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  • 5 Nutrients That are Vital to Your Brain Health

    5 Nutrients That are Vital to Your Brain Health

    With memory related diseases on the increase in the aging generation of Americans, studies on the brain are of increasing relevance. Although there is no known cure for dementia and Alzheimer's,understanding what nutrients support brain health may be the way to enjoy the best possible chance of sta...

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  • Meditate for Mental Health and Wellbeing

    Meditate for Mental Health and Wellbeing

    People who meditate on a regular basis have long touted the practice for it benefits to mental and physical health, from boosting energy and creativity to lowering stress. While millions around the world regularly practice meditation, the evidence for improved health has been largely circumstantial...

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  • Eat Smart for a Healthier Brain

    Eat Smart for a Healthier Brain

    Studies show that eating berries can strengthen the immune system, improve mental function, boost stamina and fight inflammation. Berries derive their age-defying power from naturally occurring antioxidants called phytochemicals. Blueberries, strawberries, bilberries and acai berries are particular...

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  • Does Alcohol and Cigarettes Cause Early Alzheimer’s

    Does Alcohol and Cigarettes Cause Early Alzheimer’s

    With all that is happening in the world these days, it seems that people are dealing with more daily stress than ever before. Unfortunately, some individuals turn to unhealthy methods to reduce stress like smoking and drinking. While research has already determined a number of health concerns for c...

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  • A Lack of Shuteye can lead to Brain Shut Down

    A Lack of Shuteye can lead to Brain Shut Down

    A good night's sleep can make a world of difference when it comes to physical and mental health. While seven to nine hours is the recommended amount of sleep per night according to the National Sleep Foundation, roughly 40 million Americans are getting less. Sometimes this is due to insomnia, but o...

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  • Lycopene for Brain Health

    Lycopene for Brain Health

    Medical scientists have found an interesting connection between fructose-laden drinks, insulin resistance, Alzheimer's disease (AD) and lycopene. For anyone who drinks fruit juice on a regular basis, this article could sound a warning bell about your increased risk of cognitive impairment and brain...

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  • Alzheimer's is a Diabetes Disease

    Alzheimer's is a Diabetes Disease

    It is a well-documented fact that there appears to be a connection between impaired insulin use and more common ailments including obesity, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Is it possible that the amyloid protein deposits that are thought to cause dementia may actually be suppressed by in...

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  • Acupuncture for Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia

    Acupuncture for Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular Dementia

    Until recently, medicine has turned a skeptical eye towards acupuncture. However, in recent years, research has shown that the ancient practice of acupuncture may indeed have tangible health benefits. Now, studies are beginning to mount that point to the fact that acupuncture can be beneficial in a...

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  • Sip Your Stress Away

    Sip Your Stress Away

    Tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world, second only to water. While tea lovers can choose from several types, green and white teas contain a host of compounds that have been shown to enhance the health. In addition to other proven benefits, scientists have recently discovered that c...

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  • Zinc and Depression

    Zinc and Depression

    Zinc is an essential mineral for the human body. More than 300 known enzymes depend on it, which means even a mild deficiency might have serious consequences to the health. Over the last two decades, research has shown that zinc deficiencies can affect many areas of the body including the brain. ...

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  • The Link Between Alzheimer's Disease and Depression

    The Link Between Alzheimer's Disease and Depression

    Could depression actually be an early symptom of Alzheimer's disease (AD)? Researchers report that depression, particularly Late Life Major Depression (LLMD), is a risk factor for developing Alzheimer's. They also found that those with depression suffer a more rapid decline in memory skills than th...

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  • Brain Health and Iron

    Brain Health and Iron

    We all know that low levels of iron can cause anemia, but it seems that excess iron can be a factor in brain aging and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. It seems that getting the correct balance of iron in our body is vital for long-termphysical and mental hea...

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  • Ginger and Brain Function

    Ginger and Brain Function

    At the young age of only 45, our memory and reason can begin to decline. Happily, there are many things one can do to help slow down the gradual decline of cognitive function, and we don?t mean doing crossword puzzles or making strange motions with your limbs. You can simply add ginger to your diet...

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  • Is Your Gut Giving You Dementia?

    Is Your Gut Giving You Dementia?

    Neurogastroenterology is a cutting-edge field that studies how the brain and gut interact in order to better understand and manage digestion and digestive disorders. What scientists have discovered is that these two areas of the body are closely connected, and this relationship is referred to as th...

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  • Exercise Linked To Reduced Risk For Alzheimer's

    Exercise Linked To Reduced Risk For Alzheimer's

    Staying physically active and taking vitamins for memory may be one of the most important steps you can take to help prevent Alzheimer?s disease. A study published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience said that the benefits of exercise are especially important for those with a geneti...

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  • Is There a Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease  and Cholesterol Imbalance?

    Is There a Link Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Cholesterol Imbalance?

    As the studies continue to mount, one fact regarding Alzheimer?s is certain: Alzheimer?s disease is complicated and it is possible that many factors could be playing a role in causing the disease. Recent medical developments have added yet more complexity to the picture. Many people are now asking ...

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  • Stressed Out of Your Mind

    Stressed Out of Your Mind

    There's no doubt that a typical 21st century lifestyle is a stressful one. Learning about what causes stress and how to deal with the associated elevated cortisol levels can be a key to reducing the harmful effects stress may cause later in life. If you need extra help, there are supplements for s...

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  • Get Your Groove on for Brain Health

    Get Your Groove on for Brain Health

    What can you do to improve memory and brain health? Study after study is showing that those who exercise are not just building stronger bones and muscles but are also helping to preserve and even boost brain function. Physical activity as seemingly simple as taking a walk will improve brain funct...

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  • Can Exercise Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

    Can Exercise Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?

    Exercise is known to have many health benefits, including: Maintaining a healthy weight Lowering blood pressure Reducing the risk of heart disease Lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes Reducing stress levels Improving circulation and lymph flow Eliminating toxi...

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  • Three Keys to Prevent Cognition Loss

    Three Keys to Prevent Cognition Loss

    Alzheimer's disease is something most people fear as they grow older. Many studies are looking into how to treat or prevent the development of Alzheimer's and are showing promising results. One of the most recent studies focused on three risk-reduction strategies that we are never too young to impl...

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  • Good Bacteria for the Brain

    Good Bacteria for the Brain

    People have long reported being so upset that it caused their stomach to hurt. Anecdotal information aside, researchers are finding that what goes on in our gut can actually be affecting our brains. Specifically, research study results show how taking probiotic supplements has the potential to al...

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  • Pomegranates for Alzheimer’s

    Pomegranates for Alzheimer’s

    Alzheimer?s is a devastating disease, and to date, it has no cure. It affects 44 million people around the globe and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There are limited treatments for Alzheimer?s disease, and most of what researchers and doctors know about the disorder h...

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  • Benefits of Exercise on your Body and Brain

    Benefits of Exercise on your Body and Brain

    Does having a fit and healthy body automatically mean a healthy mind? Apparently one of the many benefits of exercise is that it indirectly boosts memory, brain health and cognitive function, as well as keeping your body healthy. Here's why! A study conducted at the University of Montreal ...

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  • Resveratrol for Brain Health

    Resveratrol for Brain Health

    Anyone who enjoys drinking red wine will be pleased to know that with every glass they are getting around 9 mcg resveratrol. Although this falls well short of the unofficial recommended daily dose of 5-10 mg per day (there is currently no official RDA), it's certainly a very pleasant way to get a t...

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  • Does Stress Impair Memory

    Does Stress Impair Memory

    The short answer to the question "Does stress impair memory?" according to scientists is yes. However, seeing the signs, realizing the implications and having a plan to de-stress can help counter the long-term effect that stress has on our memory and cognitive skills. When we are stressed, a hor...

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  • Feverfew - An All-Natural Supplement for Migraines

    Feverfew - An All-Natural Supplement for Migraines

    Often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and problems with vision, migraine headaches can be debilitating. Many migraine sufferers have relied on NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for treatment, but some are looking for a more natural remedy. One type of all-natural treatment for migraines...

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  • Superfoods for Your Brain

    Superfoods for Your Brain

    Brain health couldn't be more important. Luckily, there are ways that you can use foods to your advantage to ensure that your brain stays healthy and vibrant. Proper nutrition in the form of a good diet is one way to help ensure that your brain will stay in tip-top shape. Of course, it goes without ...

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  • Tips for Avoiding Memory Loss

    Tips for Avoiding Memory Loss

    Do you sometimes forget where you parked your car or misplace your keys? Do you ever have trouble remembering names? This can be alarming, but as we age the following common signs of forgetfulness are not thought to be warning signs of dementia: Failure to recall where you left things used o...

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  • Vitamin D Deficiency and Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s Disease

    Vitamin D Deficiency and Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s Disease

    Recent studies at Emory University School of Medicine found that 55% of patients suffering from the debilitating Parkinson's disease had a deficiency of vitamin D. This compared to 36% of healthy elderly people who had a similar deficiency. In addition, those with the lowest levels of vitamin D were...

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  • Folate, Vitamin B12 and Homocysteine Levels in Patients with Confirmed Alzheimer’s Disease

    Folate, Vitamin B12 and Homocysteine Levels in Patients with Confirmed Alzheimer’s Disease

    Homocysteine is a toxic amino acid produced in the body and a byproduct of the amino acid methionine. Increased homocysteine levels are thought to cause narrowing and hardening of the arteries and may be linked to the formation of blood clots. According to a 2002 report from Boston University, t...

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  • The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements

    The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements

    Fish oil supplements have long been recognized as being an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for a long and healthy life. Fatty acids have to be obtained from the food we eat, such as oily fish, flax seeds and walnuts, or from daily supplements as the body cannot produce t...

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  • 4 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

    4 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

    Ah, stress a word we all hear way too much in today's hectic world. It's always on the news, and we see and feel it all around us to varying degrees. Sometimes it gets overwhelming and can feel like there's nothing we can do to reduce the burden of stressed-out, negative feelings. But just as the ...

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  • How to Get a Healthy Digestive System: The Role An Alkaline Diet Plays

    How to Get a Healthy Digestive System: The Role An Alkaline Diet Plays

    Have you wondered how to naturally regulate your digestive system? Do you know the role that an alkaline diet plays in keeping your digestive system regular? One element of digestion that is seldom discussed is the importance of keeping the body's cells alkaline. The pH level of your body is ver...

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  • Soil Conditions Affect on Food Nutrients

    Soil Conditions Affect on Food Nutrients

    Studies show that crops grown in the past were actually healthier than crops grown today. Modern agricultural methods have depleted nutrients from the soil which results in less nutritious fruits, vegetables and grains. Researchers from the University of Texas in Austin examined data from 1950 and...

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  • Is Your Colon Healthy?

    Is Your Colon Healthy?

    Death begins in the Colon. This shocking statement was first made by Dr Bernard Jensen, D.C. whose work has earned him the nickname "the father of colonics." He studied the digestive system and how food passes through the intestines and how problems such as constipation can lead to a build-up of to...

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  • The Benefits of Chlorella

    The Benefits of Chlorella

    Just living in the modern world means that you are likely being exposed to a wide variety of harmful agents. This isn't "alarmist talk," but is, in fact, an unfortunate reality. One of the key components of the technological revolution is heavy metals. Heavy metals are found in our electronics, and...

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  • Probiotic Foods and Supplements May Help Diarrhea

    Probiotic Foods and Supplements May Help Diarrhea

    Probiotics are friendly microbes that can be found in supplements and foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, tempeh and natto (two foods made from fermented soybeans). Diarrhea has been linked to an upset in the balance of friendly bacteria in the gut, and studies have suggested that probiotics food...

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  • Benefits of Detoxifying with Cilantro

    Benefits of Detoxifying with Cilantro

    There is no shortage of detox diets and detox approaches on the market today. Look up the term "detox" on any search engine, and you will not just find an array of different approaches and theories regarding detoxification, but you will also find scores of books and even elaborate products designed...

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  • Safe detox with Artichoke Extract

    Safe detox with Artichoke Extract

    Looking for a safe, natural, effective way to detox? Consider the artichoke, which has been prized for centuries as a culinary delicacy and a potent liver and blood cleanser. Artichokes are actually the buds of a plant that originated in the Mediterranean region. Today, global artichoke cultivation...

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  • Simple Tips for Relieving Common Digestive Issues

    Simple Tips for Relieving Common Digestive Issues

    While it might seem simple to grab a bite to eat, the digestive process is actually quite complicated. The food must travel through the intestines and then various processes work together to eliminate it from the body. If you have been having digestive issues like gas, cramps, constipation or acid ...

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  • Can Green Tea Regulate Your Digestive System as a Digestive Aid?

    Can Green Tea Regulate Your Digestive System as a Digestive Aid?

    Green tea is made by steaming the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant at an intense heat which releases antioxidants called polyphenols or catechins. Due to high concentrations of these powerful antioxidants, green tea has been getting a lot of press for a myriad of health benefits including redu...

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  • Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating & Optimum Liver Health

    Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating & Optimum Liver Health

    Do you struggle to eat well during the holidays? You're not alone. Thankfully, the secret to healthy holiday eating is not difficult. All you need to do is spend a little time naturally detoxifying your system. Detoxification can eliminate impurities from the body allowing health and wellness to t...

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  • How Vitamins and Supplement May Help Improve Your Liver Health

    How Vitamins and Supplement May Help Improve Your Liver Health

    There is no doubt that the Internet has made finding the answer to a vast array of questions easier than at any time in human history, but there is a very big "however," that must be addressed. Many people attempt to answer the question, "can I take supplements with my current medications?" on thei...

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  • How to Support a Healthy Liver

    How to Support a Healthy Liver

    The liver is one of the major organs that the body needs to survive. It is one of the largest and most important organs in the body and performs many important functions. The liver is essential to life as it filters toxins out of the blood and breaks down vitamins and minerals so that the body...

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  • Regulate Digestion with Enzymes and a Healthy Lifestyle

    Regulate Digestion with Enzymes and a Healthy Lifestyle

    There are natural solutions that can help to regulate your digestion. Every single day more than 70 million Americans suffer from digestive problems with symptoms that range from uncomfortable and embarrassing to life-threatening. Common digestive complaints include gas, bloating, constipation, nau...

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  • Natural Treatment for  Lactose Intolerance

    Natural Treatment for Lactose Intolerance

    While that little milk mustache may look cute in dairy advertisements, it is anything but cute to the 40 million Americans who suffer some level of lactose intolerance. For those who suffer from this condition a simple glass of milk can lead to severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence and bloat...

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  • Missed Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

    Missed Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

    Pancreatic cancer is serious and is unlike many other forms of cancer. You may have two lungs and two kidneys. However, you only have one pancreas. When something goes wrong with this important and vital organ, the results can be nothing short of grave. For this reason, it is not just important to ...

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  • Natural Treatments for IBS

    Natural Treatments for IBS

    Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a gastrointestinal condition that is becoming increasingly common. Symptoms of IBS include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea. Affecting roughly 15 percent of the American population, dealing with IBS can be frustrating, uncomfortable and cos...

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  • Shed Some Light on Crohn’s Disease

    Shed Some Light on Crohn’s Disease

    Some new studies have been making waves in regards to natural treatments for Crohn's Disease. It seems that receiving vitamin D through natural sources and taking a multivitamin with natural probiotics can make a difference to the occurrence and severity of this health issue. Crohn's Disease...

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  • Top 3 Tests for Kidney Health

    Top 3 Tests for Kidney Health

    Quite often in nature, good things come in pairs. Even the kidneys come as a dynamic anatomical duo; but interestingly, people can live with only one-but it?s best to avoid splitting up this pair, and the only way to do that is by taking good care of your health, especially while you have good hea...

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  • Five Uncommon Causes of Constipation

    Five Uncommon Causes of Constipation

    Living with chronic constipation is no fun. It can cause severe stomach pains, loss of appetite, bloating, rectal pain, hemorrhoids and difficulty passing a stool. There are many causes of constipation which can be treated simply by increasing water or fiber in the diet. Some causes of constip...

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  • IBS Sufferers Face Significant Physical And Emotional Challenges

    IBS Sufferers Face Significant Physical And Emotional Challenges

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a painful bowel function disorder that affects 58 million people in the United States. Symptoms of IBS include cramping, pain, bloating and an urgent need to use the restroom. Some people are affected by 'diarrhea predominant' IBS where abdominal pain may occur after...

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  • Probiotics May Prevent Endothelial Dysfunction

    Probiotics May Prevent Endothelial Dysfunction

    When we think of cardiovascular disease we think about maintaining a healthy heart function. However, endothelial dysfunction in the arteries and veins can cause coronary artery disease, hypertension and plaque build-up (atherosclerosis). Endothelial dysfunction is a medical term for the medical c...

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  • Probiotics for Skin Health

    Probiotics for Skin Health

    Many eyebrows raised recently when a major study came out indicating that probiotics are not just good for boosting health and increasing immunity, but also for helping improve the health of one?s skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and the health of your skin can be a major indicator ...

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  • Baby Probiotics

    Baby Probiotics

    Colic is a very common condition in infants, affecting eight to 15 percent of babies. Their inconsolable crying, sometimes for hours on end, can cause great strain on parents, and even lead to depression and marital strain. In extreme cases, colic and inconsolable crying can lead to parental abuse....

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  • Flaxseed Oil or Olive Oil for Constipation Relief

    Flaxseed Oil or Olive Oil for Constipation Relief

    Whether merely sluggish or completely stopped up, constipation is uncomfortable. With over four million Americans affected each year, it is one of the most common digestive problems in the country and people can suffer from occasional bouts or chronic constipation. Generally, people are thought to ...

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  • The Best and Worst Foods for IBS

    The Best and Worst Foods for IBS

    IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, is a chronic abdominal pain whose cause is currently not known, although there are many theories. In addition to pain, other symptoms include bloating, and bowel issues, like constipation or diarrhea. In this article, we will examine IBS and look at some of the be...

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  • Risk Factors for Wet Macular Degeneration

    Risk Factors for Wet Macular Degeneration

    Macular degeneration usually impacts older adults and involves a loss of vision. This loss of vision is most often associated with damage to the retina. The results can be quite serious as macular degeneration can result in substantial vision loss. Macular degeneration comes in two different cla...

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  • Exploring Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Eye Health

    Exploring Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Eye Health

    A type of polyunsaturated fat, Omega-3s are said to be "essential" because they cannot be manufactured by the body. People must obtain these important fatty acids through their diet with foods like fatty fish, nuts and plant-based oils. There are three types of Omega-3 fatty acids. These are: 1....

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  • Does digital technology impact vision health?

    Does digital technology impact vision health?

    "If Your Kids Are Awake, They're Probably Online," goes the headline of a New York Times report on a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation. The study found that those ages 8 to 18 spent 7 1/2 hours of their day using a computer, watching TV, playing video games or using some other electro...

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  • Aging Eyesight: When to See the Eye Doctor

    Aging Eyesight: When to See the Eye Doctor

    Your eyesight can dimish as your age. These serious eye health problems include cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. The danger is that, if left untreated, some eye diseases can cause irreparable damage and once lost, the eyesight can never be recovered. If in doubt, it is a case of better...

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  • How to Avoid Macular Degeneration Naturally

    How to Avoid Macular Degeneration Naturally

    Macular degeneration is a condition of the eye in which the cells in the macula slowly deteriorate and affect healthy vision. The macula is a small area located near the center of the retina. As vision is the sharpest in the macula, deterioration affects central vision, which impacts the ability ...

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  • Could Aspirin Cause Blindness?

    Could Aspirin Cause Blindness?

    Causes Of Blindness? Could it be the aspirin you are taking? Aspirin is included in a class of drugs called salicylates, and it is used to reduce fever, inflammation and pain in the body. Doctors also sometimes prescribe aspirin as a blood thinning agent to prevent angina, heart attack and ...

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  • Aspirin Use Increases Risk for AMD

    Aspirin Use Increases Risk for AMD

    Fact: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people aged 55+, according to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation. Many older people take a small dose of aspirin daily as a preventative measure against blood clots, which are known to be a potential caus...

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  • Bilberry for Retina Health

    Bilberry for Retina Health

    Bilberry is a very impressive berry. While it is not as popular nor as studied as some other berries, such as blueberries, there is no doubt that bilberry has a good deal to offer in terms of its ability to positively contribute to human health. One of the more impressive ways that bilberry can imp...

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  • Vitamin D Improves Eye Health

    Vitamin D Improves Eye Health

    We are all increasingly aware of the harm environmental chemicals can cause to our health. To underline that fact, a recent study by the University of Exeter, UK studied the urinary presence of environmental chemicals in a cross-section of people. They discovered a worrying correlation between th...

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  • Antioxidants and Fruit May Help Reduce Vision Disabilities

    Antioxidants and Fruit May Help Reduce Vision Disabilities

    One of the main problems that reduces the quality of life for those living in Central Africa is the high recurrence of visual disability. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 284 million people worldwide suffer from visual disabilities. Eliminating preventable blindness is one...

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  • Protect Your Self From Cataracts

    Protect Your Self From Cataracts

    Warm, sunny days provide many healthful benefits for the body and soul. But the same sunshine that lights up your spirits can damage your precious eyesight if you don't take proper precautions. Excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays, whether from natural sunlight or artificial rays, can lead to cat...

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  • Antioxidants Combat Glaucoma, Depression

    Antioxidants Combat Glaucoma, Depression

    Although there is no cure for glaucoma, antioxidants have been use to prevent and treat it. Research has shown strong links between antioxidants and eye health. The Glaucoma Research Foundation recommends the consumption of foods that are high in antioxidants, particularly lutein and zeaxanthan. ...

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  • Taurine Protects Against Degenerative Disorders of the Retina

    Taurine Protects Against Degenerative Disorders of the Retina

    A depletion of taurine in the retina is a known cause of rapid degeneration of the essential photoreceptors in the eye. There is no commercial cure for AMD and other retinal diseases, although some treatments are available for the wet form of the disease. However, recent tests show taurine has been...

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  • Go Vegetarian, Prevent Cataracts?

    Go Vegetarian, Prevent Cataracts?

    There are some health considerations that are of the paramount importance.Protecting heart and brain health are the two that most often come to mind, but there is another aspect of health that deserves a great deal of attention and that is maintaining eye health. The bottom line is that we r...

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  • Check out these ‘FABULOUS FIVE’ vision-boosting foods

    Check out these ‘FABULOUS FIVE’ vision-boosting foods

    Statistics show that macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 65. Macular degeneration is a condition that leads to the breakdown of the macula, which is located in the retina. The breakdown is progressive and eventually leads to diminished central vision. ...

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  • Top 6 Supplements for Improving Your Eyesight

    Top 6 Supplements for Improving Your Eyesight

    For everything from boosting brain power to weight loss, dietary supplements are popularly consumed as a remedy for a number of health issues. While not all have been adequately studied, there is a good deal of research to back up taking certain supplements to protect eye health. A number of co...

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  • Nearsightedness Boosts Risks for Glaucoma

    Nearsightedness Boosts Risks for Glaucoma

    Roughly one-third of all adults in the United States are nearsighted, needing some type of visual correction. Technically labeled myopia, nearsightedness is a condition in which objects that are near can be clearly seen, while objects further away appear blurry. With a tendency to run in famili...

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  • Aspirin for the Eyes

    Aspirin for the Eyes

    Aspirin has long been prescribed to help those who have heart disease or are at a high risk for the disease. However, emerging research has given rise to a conflict within the medical community about whether or not regular aspirin use may result in developing a debilitating eye disease called age-r...

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  • How to Avoid Cataracts and Macular Degeneration

    How to Avoid Cataracts and Macular Degeneration

    Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration are the main causes of blindness and both are age-related. Both diseases are thought to be a direct result of accumulated oxidative damage. Research is now looking at the connection between the free radical theory of ageing, with cell damage being caus...

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  • Improving Your Eyesight Naturally

    Improving Your Eyesight Naturally

    Improving your eyesight naturally can take a variety of paths and can vary depending upon your particular needs. However, maintaining overall eye health should be your number one priority, and there are many different ways that you can achieve this goal. The good news is that proper nutrition may b...

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  • How To Strengthen Your Eyesight

    How To Strengthen Your Eyesight

    What proactive steps can you take to improve eyesight naturally? Learn how supplements and vitamins can help you strengthen your eyesight as your age. In recent years medical research has confirmed the benefits of certain vitamins and minerals in maintaining eye health. Lutein, an antioxidant in...

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  • How to Improve Vision with Natural Nutrients

    How to Improve Vision with Natural Nutrients

    When evaluating your diet, consider adding these important natural nutrients for improving eyesight naturally. Learn more about the best vitamin supplements that help improve your eye health as you age. Vitamin A: Retinol is a component of vitamin A that is important for vision. It is relat...

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  • The Shocking Truth About Who Writes Medical Guidelines

    The Shocking Truth About Who Writes Medical Guidelines

    A recent report investigating those who produce clinical practice guidelines has brought to light a shocking prevalence of conflicts of interest among these trusted panel members. Published by the British Medical Journal in October 2011 the report studied the people who make up medical panels that ...

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  • Nutrition Guidelines for Adults 40+

    Nutrition Guidelines for Adults 40+

    No one likes to admit that getting older requires a change in what we eat. In particular, those over the age of 40 start to need fewer calories. Those who do not adjust to eating smaller portions will soon find that "middle-age spread" creeping up on them. As if that problem is not enough, it also ...

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  • Foods the Health-Conscious Will Want to Avoid

    Foods the Health-Conscious Will Want to Avoid

    No one would knowingly fill their plate with foods that are loaded with toxins and chemicals, but that is exactly what some people are doing. Unfortunately, even foods deemed to be healthy can be laden with additives or corrupted by unhealthy processing that can cause all sorts of health problems f...

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  • Recharging Your Body in 5 Days

    Recharging Your Body in 5 Days

    Is it possible to recharge your body in just five days?  At first glance, you might think that this isn't realistically possible. However, the fact is you have something helping you make it happen. That something is the amazing power of the human body. The human body is able to make impress...

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  • Do Statins Raise the Risk of Diabetes?

    Do Statins Raise the Risk of Diabetes?

    If you are taking statins to reduce cholesterol levels and improve your overall cardiovascular health, the last thing you want to know is that statins may increase the risk of diabetes. However, experts are quick to point out that the risk is far outweighed by the benefits here's why. A recent s...

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  • Why Fruits Used to be Healthier?

    Why Fruits Used to be Healthier?

    Most health organizations are united in recommending we eat 5 portions of fruit and vegetables per day, but researchers from the University of Texas found there has been a decline in the nutritional content of produce over the last 50 years. The study compared modern-day fruit and vegetables with...

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  • Preventing Chronic Health Problems with Exercise

    Preventing Chronic Health Problems with Exercise

    Did you know that the US spends more than $1.9 trillion every year on health care? In fact more money is spent treating people with chronic diseases that are preventable than is spent on treating cancer. The shocking truth is that more than 45% of Americans suffer from chronic diseases that are pre...

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  • How Turmeric  Improves Your Health

    How Turmeric Improves Your Health

    The Indian spice turmeric has earned quite an impressive reputation in recent years. Curcumin is the main curcuminoid found in turmeric, and it is responsible for both its color and partially for its anti inflammatory properties. Prized for its unique and unmistakable taste for thousands of years, ...

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  • Improve Your Health Step By Step

    Improve Your Health Step By Step

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 50 million American adults have arthritis or another rheumatic condition. Arthritis is characterized by inflammation in one or more joints which leads to chronic pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased range of motion. The condition can attack...

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  • Disturbing Facts about Drug Sales by Big Pharmaceuticals

    Disturbing Facts about Drug Sales by Big Pharmaceuticals

    Over 180,000 people die each year from side effects attributed to legal pharmaceuticals, a disturbing fact that has many concerned about the prevalence of prescription drug use in the United States. According to Gwen Olsen, a former sales rep in the pharmaceutical industry and author of Confes...

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  • How Harmful to our Health is the Indoor Air We Breathe?

    How Harmful to our Health is the Indoor Air We Breathe?

    How much time to you spend indoors each day? The average person spends 90% of their time indoors, breathing in what they believe is clean air, but research shows that may be far from the truth. New research undertaken by the Environmental Science and Technology journal states that indoor air can...

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  • How to Boost Your Metabolism Every Day

    How to Boost Your Metabolism Every Day

    You might be wondering why you would potentially want to boost your metabolism, and the answer couldn't be more interesting for those looking to lose weight. By boosting your metabolism, you will burn more calories, even at rest. Clearly this is good, interesting and intriguing news for anyone look...

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  • The Dangers of Antacids

    The Dangers of Antacids

    Have you wondered how to naturally regulate your digestive system? Do you know the role that an alkaline diet plays in keeping your digestive system regular? One element of digestion that is seldom discussed is the importance of keeping the body's cells alkaline. The pH level of your body is ver...

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  • The Dangers of Prescribed Sleep Aids

    The Dangers of Prescribed Sleep Aids

    In this day and age, life can be fast-paced and hectic, so it is not surprising that roughly one third to one half of people in the United States suffer from insomnia. A prevalent "quick-fix" attitude has brought a flood of sleep aids to the marketplace some of which may actually endanger our healt...

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  • 6 Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones from Forming

    6 Ways to Prevent Kidney Stones from Forming

    Around one million Americans develop kidney stones every year. Unfortunately, according to Harvard Medical, once you have had a kidney stone, the chances are high that they will recur. Kidney stones are formed when minerals in the urine crystallize. If you have gone through the pain of passing a...

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  • Rediscover the Magic of Spring with Natural Allergy Relief

    Rediscover the Magic of Spring with Natural Allergy Relief

    Spring is typically the most difficult season of all for allergy sufferers and 40 million Americans will spend the next several weeks dealing with itchy eyes, runny noses, persistent coughs and perpetual sneezes. Allergy symptoms are usually triggered by pollen in the air. Pollens are tiny powdery ...

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  • Blend, Don’t Juice

    Blend, Don’t Juice

    Juicing is loved by countless "health nuts" around the world, and it does have its place in a healthy diet. Juicing does providing a great deal of nutrition, but the results are lacking in fiber. Further, depending upon what you are juicing, you may be left with a final juice that is very high in s...

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  • Can Saturated Fat Be Good for You?

    Can Saturated Fat Be Good for You?

    Health-conscious individuals used to steer clear of coconut oil because of its classification as a saturated fat. Recently, however, researchers have uncovered some very different properties and causing a reversal of opinion about the health benefits of this tropical wonder. The difference? Coco...

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  • Agave as a Health Food Uncovering the Myths

    Agave as a Health Food Uncovering the Myths

    Agave is often listed as a health food. After all, it is naturally sourced and agave extract is known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Unfortunately, manufactured blue agave syrup, also cleverly marketed as "nectar of the gods" , is closer to high-fructose corn syrup than actua...

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  • Interval Training Health Benefits

    Interval Training Health Benefits

    Are you familiar with interval training? There is plenty of evidence that interval training can benefit your health in many ways ranging from improving heart health to fighting diabetes. Most certainly interval training greatly assists with weight loss. The good news is that it isn't difficult to c...

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  • Organic Isn’t Always the Way to Go

    Organic Isn’t Always the Way to Go

    For many healthy conscious individuals, it may come as something of a surprise to learn that "going organic" isn't necessarily always the best or optimal pick. The reasons that this is the situation are not instantly obvious at first glance, but in fact take a degree of reflection to discern. While...

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  • Is Coffee a Health Risk?

    Is Coffee a Health Risk?

    Lattes, mochas, Americanos or a strong cup of Joe" coffee is #2 on the list of most-traded commodities in the world, second only to oil. As some of us just can't seem to get by without coffee, it is important to know the facts when it comes to our health. The Good News It has been suggested th...

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  • The Dangers of Splenda

    The Dangers of Splenda

    In the ongoing battle against obesity, the artificial sweetener industry has massively expanded over the last 30 years. When aspartame was found to have possibly dangerous side effects to health as it penetrates the blood-brain barrier, Splenda came to the fore, promoting itself as ?made from sugar...

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  • Fatigue and Exhaustion and Cortisol Levels

    Fatigue and Exhaustion and Cortisol Levels

    Did you know that there is a link between your cortisol levels and fatigue and exhaustion? You might not have heard of cortisol, but it might be one of the most important factors in your life, whether you realize it or not. Cortisol is a stress hormone that your body produces when you are under eit...

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  • Our Toxic Environment:  Our Gift to Future Generations

    Our Toxic Environment: Our Gift to Future Generations

    When I was just a little girl, my family had a wonderful dog named Taffy. She was a beautiful combination of Cocker Spaniel and Dachshund. Not only was she beautiful, but Taffy was smart, too. We had an old-fashioned playhouse that my dad built, and when it came time for Taffy to deliver a litter o...

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  • How to Get Healthy Skin

    How to Get Healthy Skin

    What is the largest organ in the human body? If you answered, "the skin," then you would be right! Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and it can tell you a great deal of information regarding your health. This is one of the reasons that doctors are usually at least somewhat concerned with...

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  • Is Canola Oil Dangerous to Your Health?

    Is Canola Oil Dangerous to Your Health?

    Canada, oil, low acid...these are words that blend to form ?canola? - an oil that comes from Canadian rapeseed, which is a member of the mustard family. Canola oil has been hyped in the media as a cheaper, healthier version of olive oil, but evidence shows that it is anything but healthy. It is typ...

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  • Fight Chronic Fatigue with Breathing Techniques

    Fight Chronic Fatigue with Breathing Techniques

    Do you suffer from chronic fatigue? Did you know that there are natural treatments for fatigue? By understanding how breathing works and implementing new breathing techniques you can combat the extreme causes of chronic fatigue. How Breathing Works The diaphragm in the body draws air into the ...

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  • Five Healthy Summertime Recipes

    Five Healthy Summertime Recipes

    Skip the high-fat, sugary ice cream cones, and take a look at these five healthy recipes for fun easy summertime treats. These healthy recipes incorporate lots of fresh fruit and lower-calorie ingredients. Creamy-Dreamy Orange Pops: (servings depend on size of mold) Ingredients: 14 oz. can...

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  • Medications That Reduce Libido

    Medications That Reduce Libido

    A drop in libido can be caused by medications. Medications are designed to have an impact on your body, and some medications can disrupt the delicate balancing act that is the body itself. As a result, medicine prescribed by your doctor can reduce your libido, perhaps even substantially. At the to...

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  • Can the Lack of Vitamin D Affect Your Health?

    Can the Lack of Vitamin D Affect Your Health?

    Approximately one billion people throughout the world are deficient in vitamin D , a nutrient that is much needed by the body. Among the many health benefits that vitamin D offers are: simulation of the pancreas for insulin production, immune system regulation and prevention of up to 25 different ...

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  • Is There a Connection Between Breast Cancer and Stress?

    Is There a Connection Between Breast Cancer and Stress?

    We all accept that stress is harmful to health, but studies by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that there appeared to be a link between stress and more aggressive types of breast cancer. It also looked at why breast cancer is generally more aggressive in Latino and Black ...

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  • Eat the Whole Egg

    Eat the Whole Egg

    Should you eat the whole egg? Eggs for the longest time have received what can only be called, bad press. In fact, eggs received a tremendous amount of bad press for years. Yet, as it turns out, eggs, in moderation, are actually very good for you and can do wonders to improve your health. Eggs a...

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  • The Top 3 Gluten-Free Grains

    The Top 3 Gluten-Free Grains

    Every year, more and more people are looking for gluten-free grain options and for good reasons. A decade ago comparatively few people realized the problems that gluten could be causing for them in their diets. For people with gluten issues gluten causes inflammation, often throughout the body. For...

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  • What you need to know about GMO foods

    What you need to know about GMO foods

    If you haven't been following the issue closely, you might be surprised to learn about the exponential growth of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. Between 1996 and 2011, the total surface area of land cultivated with GMOs increased from 4.2 million acres to 395 million acres...

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  • Acupuncture Can Unlock Pathways To Fertility

    Acupuncture Can Unlock Pathways To Fertility

    Having a baby is one of the greatest joys of life and the inability to conceive can be a devastating blow to couples who are ready to start a family. While the medical specialty of infertility has become increasingly sophisticated in recent years, more and more couples are finding their solutions i...

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  • Healthy Dinner Ideas from the Grill

    Healthy Dinner Ideas from the Grill

    The snap and sizzle of meat cooking on a grill and the pungent aroma of zesty sauce combined with warm rays of sunshine make barbecuing a favorite summertime activity. Unfortunately, research is showing that meats grilled on high heat can be hazardous to the health with the formation of heterocycli...

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  • The Importance of Warding Off Mosquitoes Naturally

    The Importance of Warding Off Mosquitoes Naturally

    Are there natural mosquito repellents? Now that it is summertime, you are likely wishing there was a way to ward off mosquitos naturally. Over the years, there have been many approaches to dealing with the annoying, and even deadly, mosquito. Many of those approaches have involved the use of chemic...

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  • Broccoli Fights Breast Cancer

    Broccoli Fights Breast Cancer

    One out of every eight women in the U. S. develops breast cancer, making it the second leading cause of cancer for American women. Risk factors for breast cancer include heredity, use of hormone replacement therapy or birth control pills, alcohol use and excessive body weight. New research shows th...

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  • Healthy Recipes: Five Fun Summertime Treats

    Healthy Recipes: Five Fun Summertime Treats

    The hot weather is here" and nothing tastes better on a sultry summer afternoon than a cool and delicious treat! Skip the high-fat, sugary ice cream cones, and take a look at our five easy recipes for fun and healthier summertime treats. These incorporate lots of fresh fruit and lower-calorie ingre...

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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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  • Diet soda can be dangerous to your health

    Diet soda can be dangerous to your health

    Back in the day, when diet sodas were new on the scene, they were considered a savior for diet-conscious individuals who had become addicted to the fizzy sweet stuff. Here was an alternative to sugar-sweetened soda that tasted sweet (if harboring somewhat of a chemical aftertaste) and sparkling " a...

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  • 5 Common Myths About Sleep – Busted!

    5 Common Myths About Sleep – Busted!

    An occasional sleepless night is normal. But when that occasional one night turns into two, three or more " it's time to nip it in the bud before sleeplessness becomes a chronic condition requiring medical intervention. Lack of good quality sleep plays havoc with our lives, not to mention the well-...

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  • Is Your Cookware Dangerous

    Is Your Cookware Dangerous

    With modern times often comes technology that can bring added convenience to a product. That can be a good thing with some products, but not necessarily when it comes to cookware. Despite modern innovations, certain metals and non-stick surfaces in some types of cookware may be more hazardous to th...

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  • Parsley is Packed with Health Benefits

    Parsley is Packed with Health Benefits

    Often used to decorate a restaurant dinner plate, a sprig of parsley is more than just a pretty garnish. In fact, parsley is full of flavor and packed with many important health benefits! High in vitamins A, B, C, E and K, parsley is also a rich source of calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, p...

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  • What You Need To Know About GMO Foods

    What You Need To Know About GMO Foods

    If you haven't been following the issue closely, you might be surprised to learn about the exponential growth of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our food supply. Between 1996 and 2011, the total surface area of land cultivated with GMOs increased from 4.2 million acres to 395 million acres...

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  • Benefits of Glandular Supplements

    Benefits of Glandular Supplements

    For hundreds of years, problems affecting the health of glands, organs and tissues were traditionally treated with consumption of raw glands, organs and tissues. Today, glandular supplements in powdered or tablet form have become a popular choice for good health in lieu of a raw product. Glandu...

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  • Is the Medical System Geared Towards the Overtreatment of Patients?

    Is the Medical System Geared Towards the Overtreatment of Patients?

    So many drugs are being prescribed and at such a high level that water contamination has resulted. Clearly, too many drugs of all kinds are being prescribed to patients for a range of reasons. The end result could have health implications for all of us. As it turns out, water purification systems a...

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  • Are Phthalates The New Hazard To Your Health?

    Are Phthalates The New Hazard To Your Health?

    Recent studies have shown that phthalates may be a new hazard to our health. These ingredients, commonly found in many household chemicals and plastics, may double the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers have found an alarming association between phthalates and diabetes, but their adver...

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  • Safe And Natural Alternatives To Harsh Cleaning Chemicals

    Safe And Natural Alternatives To Harsh Cleaning Chemicals

    Americans spend billions of dollars each year on commercial cleaning agents that promise to keep their homes fresh, sanitized, shiny and fragrant. While most people purchase and use commercial cleaning agents with the best of intentions, many of the substances have toxic side effects that can inadv...

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  • Red Wine Vinegar Health Benefits

    Red Wine Vinegar Health Benefits

    Red wine vinegar... paired with a splash of olive oil, it makes a delicious dressing for salads, but science is confirming that this condiment is more than tasty... it's healthy too! In fact, red wine vinegar has been used for thousands of years as a folk remedy for many ailments. Like red wine, it...

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  • The Healing Power of Laughter

    The Healing Power of Laughter

    There?s tremendous irony to the quote ?He who laughs... lasts.? While good old Mark Twain may have been chuckling years ago as he spouted out that famous quote, he would be thrilled today to learn that modern research is supporting his theory. Proverbs tells us, ?Laughter is good medicine, but a br...

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  • How safe is your hospital?

    How safe is your hospital?

    A silent yet deadly healthcare epidemic is raging through America. Infections, surgical mistakes, and other forms of medical harm are causing the deaths of up to 180,000 hospital patients every year, according to a 2010 report from the Department of Health and Human Services. An additional 1.4 mi...

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  • Natural Health Solutions: Lemon Oil

    Natural Health Solutions: Lemon Oil

    To help prevent wrinkles and sign of premature aging, lemon juice has been used for centuries. Lemon juice rejuvenates skin by ridding the body of dead skin cells, which can help to reduce wrinkles and lines. It also helps to clear up blemishes and age spots by bleaching the areas. Use fresh le...

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  • Could Food Intolerance be the Cause of your Health Issues?

    Could Food Intolerance be the Cause of your Health Issues?

    Food intolerance is a medical condition that has come to the forefront in the last few years. Originally thought to be a "phantom" disorder, it is beginning to garner serious attention from health professionals and the food industry alike. Differences between food allergy and food intolerance ...

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  • Healthy Eating on the Cheap

    Healthy Eating on the Cheap

    Eating wholesome and delicious foods can help to ensure long-term health. With our current economy however, it can be a challenge to maintain a healthy diet while sticking to a budget. The good news: you don't have to break the bank to enjoy tasty, nutritious foods. Here are some tips to healthy ea...

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  • A Guide to Healthy Living

    A Guide to Healthy Living

    The simple fact is that there are numerous benefits to healthy living. There are so many, in fact, that you may be hard pressed to find a good reason not to strive towards a healthier lifestyle after reading this article. Best of all, most of these steps cost little or nothing and are easy to imple...

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  • Alternative Medicines to Consider: Acupuncture and Meditation

    Alternative Medicines to Consider: Acupuncture and Meditation

    Some people are under the impression that the only kind of medicine that can be effectively used is traditional medicine. However, this isn't really the case. Not too long ago, the medical community did look at many alternative medicines and alternative wellness practices with a good deal of suspici...

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  • Amino Acids for Weight Loss, Metabolism, Heart Health and More

    Amino Acids for Weight Loss, Metabolism, Heart Health and More

    Amino acids are a vital component to good health and play many important roles in the human body.They build cells, help produce enzymes and hormones, form antibodies to fight bacteria and viruses and help with tissue repair. Heavily researched for their effects on health and wellness, it has been s...

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  • Healthy Living Is A Personal Choice

    Healthy Living Is A Personal Choice

    Healthy living is about making the right choices. Every day we are faced with hundreds of decisions, large and small, that affect our health for better or worse. Every single one of us has the keys that unlock the door to a healthy life. It's just a matter of learning how to use them. One of the...

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  • Natural Weight Loss Secrets

    Natural Weight Loss Secrets

    Many overweight people have lost dozens of pounds during their lifetime. Unfortunately, it is usually the same ten pounds over and over again! If you are serious about long-term weight loss to improve your health, you need to understand the principles of natural weight loss. If you are overweigh...

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  • Alternative Medicine for Depression

    Alternative Medicine for Depression

    Lost of interest in enjoyable activities, persistent sadness or a feeling of worthlessness, weight or sleep problems, loss of energy, thoughts of death or suicide these are all symptoms of depression. Approximately 20 million adults in the United States have depression and although it can be helpfu...

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  • Relieve Coughs and Colds Naturally with Alternative Medicine

    Relieve Coughs and Colds Naturally with Alternative Medicine

    Coughing is often a secondary symptom of a minor ailment such as cold, flu or bronchitis. It is the body's way of clearing the lungs and airways, but sometimes the reflex reaction to a tiny tickle can be very annoying, disturbing everyday life, work and sleep. Coughing can be triggered by smokin...

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  • Alpha Lipoic Acid The Fight Against Free Radicals

    Alpha Lipoic Acid The Fight Against Free Radicals

    Antioxidants are the soldiers who defeat free radicals that threaten to wreak havoc on the body's immune system. Free radicals are unstable molecules that contribute to aging as well as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and other serious illnesses. Some free radicals are produced within the body but th...

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  • The Guide to Natural Weight Loss

    The Guide to Natural Weight Loss

    Combine ultra-busy schedules and fast food, and what do you get? The answer is a lot of overweight and unhealthy people. Fortunately, health and wellness is on the rise in our country, and folks are looking for the easiest ways to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Here is a guide to natural we...

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  • The Importance of Muscle Mass as We Age

    The Importance of Muscle Mass as We Age

    It is a well-documented fact that we can lose an average 5% of our muscle mass every ten years over the age of 35 unless we make a conscious effort to retain and build muscle mass. Historically our bodies were designed as hunter-gatherers to be strong and able until about the age of 35 when t...

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  • Sex After 60

    Sex After 60

    The natural aging process brings with it natural changes in sexual function. It doesn't necessarily get worse, but our physiology changes as we get older. The danger is that people come to accept the stereotypes that aging equals a loss of sexual desire and ability. But we are sexual creatures, no ...

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  • Top 5 Women’s Health Concerns

    Top 5 Women’s Health Concerns

    Women's health concerns may be slightly different from men's as they have to deal not only with the threat of breast and cervical cancer but also are more likely to suffer from depression. Scientific research has made some giant steps in helping us understand and deal with the cause of many disease...

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  • What Makes Fatty Acids So Essential?

    What Makes Fatty Acids So Essential?

    Upon discovery in 1923, alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) and linoleic acid (omega-6) were originally labeled vitamin F. Research conducted on rats in 1930 however, showed that these two essential compounds belonged with fats as opposed to vitamins. Essential fatty acids or EFAs are necessary for g...

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  • Women’s Health Alert: Take Some Time For You

    Women’s Health Alert: Take Some Time For You

    Women's health concerns often take a back seat to the other demands in their lives. That's because women are biologically, socially and emotionally programmed to be nurturers. We juggle careers, husbands, children, aging parents, friends, co-workers, household chores and volunteer activities. The f...

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  • Tame Your Seasonal Allergies With Natural Remedies

    Tame Your Seasonal Allergies With Natural Remedies

    It has been a long hot summer but in a few short weeks the sizzling temperatures will give way to the colorful, breezy days of autumn. Nothing is more refreshing than hiking through the woods on a brisk fall morning and taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the new season. But for the millions...

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  • The Dangers of Midlife Weight Gain

    The Dangers of Midlife Weight Gain

    As the birthdays increase in number, "middle age spread" creeps up on most people, even though you may be eating and exercising exactly as you always have. Unfortunately, being overweight has absolutely no health benefits and it does significantly increase the risk of all types of health problems. ...

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  • Keep the Flu Grinch at Bay

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    Dangers of Plaque & Gingivitis to Your Health

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    Top 10 Supplements for Men's Health

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    Stroke Risk in Women Dramatically Cut With Regular Walking

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    The Shocking Truth about Flu Vaccines

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    Effects of Mineral Deficiency on the Body

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    Environmental Toxins – Are They Jeopardizing our Long-Term Health?

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    How Blood Sugar Affects Your Health

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    Six Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

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    The Dangers of Energy Drinks

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    How To Avoid Mold-Related Health Hazards

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    The Health Benefits of Honey

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    What Dangers are Lurking in Your Energy Drink?

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    The Health Benefits of Avocados

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    Zithromax Z-Pak Is it Dangerous

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    5 Tips To Alkalize Your Body

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    Three Handy Tips to Keep your Kitchen Free of Disease

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    Can Seaweed Help in the Treatment of Breast Cancer?

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  • The Dangers of Bleach

    The Dangers of Bleach

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    Is Aspartame Dangerous to your Health?

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    Cell Phone Is Teeming with Germs

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    Three Delicious Foods That Support Healthy Aging

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    Burger with a Side of WHAT???

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    Drug for Diabetes Lowers Vitamin B12 Levels

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    Exploring the Most Common Home Health Tests

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    Three Medical Tests Every Man Should Have

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    5 Natural Hangover Remedies

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    Skip the Food Coloring – Make Green Drinks Instead

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    Dangers Of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

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    Looking for Help with Arthritis? Get to know Regenokine Therapy

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    4 Amazing Spices for the Bedroom

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    How to Ease Prostatitis Naturally

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  • Harmful Effects Of Energy Drinks

    Harmful Effects Of Energy Drinks

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    Wine Away Depression

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    Can PUFAs in Fish Oil Supplements Prevent Breast Cancer?

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  • Prevent Kidney Cancer with Wine

    Prevent Kidney Cancer with Wine

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  • Organic vs. Local: Which is Better for Good Health?

    Organic vs. Local: Which is Better for Good Health?

    Because consumer awareness has grown when it comes to pesticides, herbicides and genetically-modified (or GMO) foods, many people have elected to eat only organic foods that are sustainably produced.While it has been suggested that organic is the only choice when it comes to good health, this may...

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  • 7 Benefits of Refreshing Fruit Smoothies

    7 Benefits of Refreshing Fruit Smoothies

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    iPhone = iFat

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    Five Steps for Boosting Energy

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    Detoxify the Organic Way

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    Dietary And Lifestyle Causes Of Disease

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    Walk Away From Migraines

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    Lead Poisoning In Children

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    Understanding Ayurvedic Medicine

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    Three ‘Kidney Killers’ To Avoid

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    The A-B-Cs of Detox

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    Five Fabulous Detoxifying Herbs and Spices

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    Safe And Natural Alternatives To Harsh Cleaning Chemicals

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    Are Prostate Drugs Harmful?

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    What are the Risk Factors for Prediabetes?

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    Ayurveda For Healthy Fabulous Youthful Skin

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    What Causes ED? Could it Be Your Medication?

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    Relaxation Techniques for Fighting Cancer

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  • The Cosmetic Hazard of Drinking Diet Coke

    The Cosmetic Hazard of Drinking Diet Coke

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    Common Carpet Chemicals Could be Destroying Your Thyroid

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    Warning Signs of Low Hormone Levels

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    5 Ways to Get Great Skin

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  • What Causes Low Libido In Men?

    What Causes Low Libido In Men?

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    The Sunshine Miracle

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    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Breast Cancer

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  • The Benefits of Green Drinks and Five Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes

    The Benefits of Green Drinks and Five Delicious Green Smoothie Recipes

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    Anti-Cancer Answer from the Sea?

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    Paroxetine may Cause Breast Cancer

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  • Attention Women: Ditch the Diet Soda or Die

    Attention Women: Ditch the Diet Soda or Die

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  • Bare Your Feet To Boost Your Health

    Bare Your Feet To Boost Your Health

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  • Do Microwave Ovens Pose Health Risks?

    Do Microwave Ovens Pose Health Risks?

    Between eight hours at work, running errands, and driving kids to evening soccer or band practice, who has time to cook dinner? Because of busy schedules, many Americans rely on a microwave oven for fast, easy meal preparation. In fact, over 90 percent of American homes have one, and 68 percent of ...

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  • Drink Tea for your Health

    Drink Tea for your Health

    Contrary to what coffee drinkers may imagine, tea ranks second for the most consumed beverage worldwide, with the first being water. When given a choice, some coffee devotees in the United States might benefit from joining over 158 million tea drinkers, especially if dealing with a particular healt...

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    Concerned about Insulin? Get to Know Leptin

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  • Does Ginkgo Biloba Help Regulate Blood Sugar?

    Does Ginkgo Biloba Help Regulate Blood Sugar?

    One of the oldest living species of trees on the planet, gingko biloba (or gingko) has been traced back almost 300 million years. While it has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine for a variety of ailments, modern-day medical professionals are also discovering gingko's benefits. ...

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    Hot (and other) Yoga for Hot Flashes

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    Some Creative Ideas for Natural Bug Repellents

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    Lattes to the Rescue

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    The Link between Spray Tans and Cancer

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    Dangers Of Krill Oil

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    Rosemary: Protective In Cancer?

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    Insulin Resistance and Angina

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    Keep the Fat in the Salad Dressing

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    Could Wine Be Good For Your Kidneys?

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    Reduce Cholesterol at the Gym

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    Ayurveda for Cancer

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    Bad Breath? Probiotic Supplements Can Help

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    Foods Rich in Polyphenols May Offer Prostate Protection

    Many health articles gush about the cancer-fighting merits of polyphenol-rich foods like broccoli, green tea, turmeric and pomegranate. But is it true that certain foods can really improve PSA (prostate-specific antigen) in men already diagnosed with prostate cancer? That's the question researchers...

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    Natural DEET-Free Bug Repellants that Work

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    How To Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

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    Are There Health Risks to Exercising Outside in Cold Weather

    Exercising is, of course, vitally important for good health. However, many people worry that exercising outdoors when it is cold could come with negative health benefits. This is a complex issue with a variety of variables, and we will look at this topic from several different directions. Taki...

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  • Three Deadly Food Toxins

    Three Deadly Food Toxins

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  • Ginseng to the Rescue

    Ginseng to the Rescue

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    Late-Night Snacks Cause Heartburn

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  • The Importance of Joint Mobility

    The Importance of Joint Mobility

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    Does Extra Virgin Olive Oil Go Bad?

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    Why Can’t You Sleep?

    A good night's sleep is one of the most important requirements for good health. Yet, an alarming number of us find it nearly impossible to experience consistent, restorative sleep. In fact, Americans are plagued with sleep problems. According to a study published March 2104 in the journal Maturita...

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  • Supplements Help Offset Environmental and Lifestyle Factors

    Supplements Help Offset Environmental and Lifestyle Factors

    When it comes to getting necessary daily nutrients, few diets provide all the amounts needed for optimal health. Even with an ultra-nutritious diet, many outside factors influence the absorption of nutrients. This is why dietary supplements are essential for good health. Here are several reasons ...

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  • Go Fishing to Stop Smoking

    Go Fishing to Stop Smoking

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  • The Dark Truth About Cola Chemicals

    The Dark Truth About Cola Chemicals

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    Poor People More Likely To Die From Cancer

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  • Is Diabetes your Parent's Fault?

    Is Diabetes your Parent's Fault?

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    Blood Sugar Benefits with Good Bacteria

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  • Olive and Rosemary for Liver Toxicity

    Olive and Rosemary for Liver Toxicity

    Millions of people across the globe develop cirrhosis of the liver, which causes a buildup of scar tissue. Scarring prevents the liver from digesting food properly, making protein, fighting infections, cleansing the blood, and storing energy. While cirrhosis has many causes, the most common causes ...

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  • Parinari Curatellifolia Protects the Liver from Drug-Induced Toxicity

    Parinari Curatellifolia Protects the Liver from Drug-Induced Toxicity

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  • The Asthma-Stroke Connection

    The Asthma-Stroke Connection

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  • Exercise Is The Best Prescription For A Healthy Liver

    Exercise Is The Best Prescription For A Healthy Liver

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  • Exercise and Cancer Treatment

    Exercise and Cancer Treatment

    With a new year comes a variety of resolutions for self-improvement, one of which is more exercise. There are many benefits of exercise . Regular exercise helps people maintain a healthy body weight; builds bones, muscles, and joints; lowers chances for the development of diabetes and high blood p...

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  • Is Church Good for Your Body as Well as Your Soul?

    Is Church Good for Your Body as Well as Your Soul?

    While weekends offer an opportunity for much-needed rest and relaxation, many Americans dedicate a few hours each Sunday to church service. While the faithful have always believed that going to church is good for the soul, it turns out that it may be good for the body as well. A number of studies s...

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  • Antioxidant Intake Reduces Risks for Metabolic Syndrome

    Antioxidant Intake Reduces Risks for Metabolic Syndrome

    With rising obesity rates among adults in the United States, metabolic syndrome is becoming commonplace. Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from this condition in which risk factors like excessive abdominal fat, high levels of triglycerides, low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, elevated blood pres...

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    What Are The Benefits Of CLA?

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  • Aromatherapy: Healing That Makes ‘Scents’

    Aromatherapy: Healing That Makes ‘Scents’

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  • The Dangers of Sugar-Free Sodas

    The Dangers of Sugar-Free Sodas

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  • Four Lifestyle Factors Contribute to One-Third of All Deaths

    Four Lifestyle Factors Contribute to One-Third of All Deaths

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  • Top Five Wheat-Free Grains + Green Tea Extract Benefits

    Top Five Wheat-Free Grains + Green Tea Extract Benefits

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  • Will An Aspirin A Day Keep Cancer Away?

    Will An Aspirin A Day Keep Cancer Away?

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  • Study Found Women with a Diet High in Antioxidants Experience Fewer Strokes

    Study Found Women with a Diet High in Antioxidants Experience Fewer Strokes

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  • Heart Disease - What your Doctor isn't telling you

    Heart Disease - What your Doctor isn't telling you

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  • Eating Fruit can Help Reduce the Risks for Stroke

    Eating Fruit can Help Reduce the Risks for Stroke

    Ranked third in the list of leading causes of death in the United States, stroke affects roughly one million people per year. Research from a Dutch study published in Stroke, an American Heart Association journal, found that higher consumption of fruits and vegetables with white flesh can lower the...

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  • Is Lack of Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure?

    Is Lack of Sleep Linked to High Blood Pressure?

    Stressful jobs or juggling work and family commitments often means that a full night's sleep is a luxury rarely enjoyed. Caffeine to keep us going through the day can also have an effect on sleep patterns. However, as well as feeling drowsy, gaining weight and having difficulty concentrating, studi...

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  • Biofeedback Provides Natural Solutions For High Blood Pressure

    Biofeedback Provides Natural Solutions For High Blood Pressure

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  • Omega-3’s – Counting on Good Health

    Omega-3’s – Counting on Good Health

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  • Green Coffee Extract and Blood Pressure

    Green Coffee Extract and Blood Pressure

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  • The Benefits of Swimming on Blood Pressure

    The Benefits of Swimming on Blood Pressure

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  • Biofeedback and High Blood Pressure

    Biofeedback and High Blood Pressure

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  • Red Yeast Rice for Cholesterol:  The Pros and Cons

    Red Yeast Rice for Cholesterol: The Pros and Cons

    Red yeast rice is produced by fermenting rice with a type of yeast called Monascus purpureaus. Because of its unique, reddish-purple color, it is used as a natural dye for a wide variety of foods, including red rice vinegar, Peking duck, pickled tofu and fish sauce. Red yeast rice is also used to m...

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  • The Health Dangers of Omega-3 Deficiency

    The Health Dangers of Omega-3 Deficiency

    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids commonly referred to as omega-3s have been the subject of years of study and are well known as positive components of a healthy diet. Both forms of omega-3s, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), effectively reduce the level of cytokines,...

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  • Are OTC Cold Remedies Harmful to Your Heart?

    Are OTC Cold Remedies Harmful to Your Heart?

    Are you one of the millions of Americans who reach into their medicine cabinets at the first sign of a stuffy head, cough or sore throat? If so, you're not alone. Over-the-counter cold remedies are a $4 billion dollar business in the United States, according to a 2010 congressional report. But i...

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  • Statins and CoQ10: What you need to know

    Statins and CoQ10: What you need to know

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  • Omega Max Gold Benefits

    Omega Max Gold Benefits

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  • Is Beer Bad?

    Is Beer Bad?

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  • The Real Cholesterol Risk

    The Real Cholesterol Risk

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  • Lower Cholesterol with Beta-Glucan

    Lower Cholesterol with Beta-Glucan

    Would you believe that there may be a relatively easy way for you to lower your cholesterol? If you have high cholesterol, then it is simply imperative that you lower your cholesterol levels as quickly as possible. Over time, high cholesterol can actually damage your arteries and your heart. Thus, ...

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  • Red Yeast Rice and Cholesterol

    Red Yeast Rice and Cholesterol

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  • Help Lower High Blood Pressure?

    Help Lower High Blood Pressure?

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  • Who is Most at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

    Who is Most at Risk for High Blood Pressure?

    High blood pressure is a dangerous and undesirable health condition that almost one in three adults suffer from. Optimal blood pressure readings are generally considered to be anything less than 120/80. Pre-hypertension is between 120/80 and 139/89 and hypertension is 140/90 and above. Related ...

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  • Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

    Lower High Blood Pressure Naturally

    High blood pressure is an early warning system that all is not as it should be health-wise and should be taken seriously. It forces the heart and blood vessels to work harder, putting undue stress on the walls of blood vessels. There are natural alternatives known to lower blood pressure naturally....

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  • Heart Health: Is Winter the Heart's Worst Enemy?

    Heart Health: Is Winter the Heart's Worst Enemy?

    According to medical statistics, winter is your heart?s worst enemy. The National Registry of Myocardial Infarction reports that Americans experience 54 percent more heart attacks in winter than in summer, with January as the leading month for heart attacks. Winter heart attacks also tend to b...

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  • Think Inflammation, NOT Cholesterol

    Think Inflammation, NOT Cholesterol

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  • Omega 3 Fats Can Boost Heart Health In Smokers

    Omega 3 Fats Can Boost Heart Health In Smokers

    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are essential dietary fats which the body cannot make on its own. Made mainly by cold water algae, they also occur in cold water oily fish such as sardines, wild salmon, herring, mackerel and tuna that feed on these plants. Eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) and docosahe...

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  • Heart Health: How Sleep can Help

    Heart Health: How Sleep can Help

    How much sleep do you get per night? In a national study by the American College of Cardiology in Chicago, it showed that those who had less than six hours sleep per night were at increased risk of having congestive heart failure or suffering a stroke. Other studies have shown that conversely, th...

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  • Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

    Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)

    High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is any corn syrup that has undergone enzymatic processing to convert some of its glucose into fructose to produce a desired level of sweetness. HFCS is easier to blend with other foods, has a longer shelf life and is cheaper to produce. Because of all these great re...

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    Drug for Diabetes Lowers Vitamin B12 Levels

    Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient needed for healthy nerves and red blood cells. Primarily found in meat and dairy products, vitamin B12 has a number of very specific health benefits: It helps regulate the nervous system reducing stress, depression and shrinkage of the brain. Vitamin B1...

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  • Statins Hurt Muscle Mass

    Statins Hurt Muscle Mass

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  • Top Five Ways to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

    Top Five Ways to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

    Heart disease has become one of the world's leading health concerns, and the problem is growing with shocking speed. As the obesity epidemic has gone global, the same holds true for two other killers in the form of diabetes and heart disease. These two killers have reached true epidemic proportions...

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  • Extreme Cold Can Trigger Heart Attack And Stroke

    Extreme Cold Can Trigger Heart Attack And Stroke

    The extreme cold winter conditions that can put people at greater risk-male and female-not only for hypothermia and frostbite, but also for stroke, heart attack and asthma flare-ups. In the winter and cold-weather season, heart attacks can increase by over 50 percent. During cold weather, the art...

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  • Eat Blueberries for Healthy Blood Pressure

    Eat Blueberries for Healthy Blood Pressure

    Sweet, juicy blueberries" not only are they delicious, but they may be important in the prevention of certain types of disease, specifically hypertension (otherwise known as high blood pressure). Hypertension affects over one third of American adults, but making a simple addition of dark-colored fr...

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  • What Causes Vitamin D Deficiency

    What Causes Vitamin D Deficiency

    Skin Color The increased melanin pigment in darker skin reduces the skin's ability to make vitamin D from sunlight. Studies show that older adults with darker skin are at particularly high risk of vitamin D deficiency. Weight Those who are clinically obese, with a body mass index (BMI)...

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  • The Connection Between Anger And Heart Disease

    The Connection Between Anger And Heart Disease

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that heart disease is the number one killer; and information is abundant to guide us toward a heart-healthy lifestyle. You can help prevent heart-related illnesses such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease, which...

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  • Walk Your Way to Stroke Prevention

    Walk Your Way to Stroke Prevention

    A stroke is one of the more serious medical conditions that one can face. The effects of a stroke can and do vary dramatically. But, with that stated, the odds of a stroke leading to serious physical and even mental impairment are high enough that any step that you can take to prevent this issue is...

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  • Are Statins Worth The Price?

    Are Statins Worth The Price?

    According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies, heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the US today. Heart disease is caused by a process called atherosclerosis i...

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  • Dark Chocolate: Take It To Heart

    Dark Chocolate: Take It To Heart

    Believe it or not, one of the best prescriptions for a healthy heart can be found at the candy counter. Researchers have confirmed that consuming a small amount of dark chocolate every day provides key cardiovascular benefits that can reduce "bad" cholesterol and prevent hypertension. An artic...

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  • The Role Of Inflammation In Heart Disease

    The Role Of Inflammation In Heart Disease

    Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the US today. Heart disease is caused by a process called atherosclerosis in which fatty deposits called plaques gradually build up in coronary arteries, causing blockages that restrict blood flow to the heart. One out of every 2 Americans over the ag...

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  • Sipping Hibiscus Tea Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

    Sipping Hibiscus Tea Can Help Lower Blood Pressure

    Ah, tea' for us tea-lovers, it's like a hug in a cup. But tea brings with it many more benefits than just 'simply' pleasure. Different types of tea offer different sorts of therapeutic benefits and medicinal properties. According to research, the lovely Hibiscus sabdariffa plant also offers some ...

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  • What is Your Risk of Developing Heart Disease Later In Life?

    What is Your Risk of Developing Heart Disease Later In Life?

    A British report on Age and Aging recently looked at four lifestyle factors that affected the overall risk of senior women suffering disablement or disease in the following seven years. The study focused on women in their 60s and 70s and looked at their current lifestyle in terms of smoking, alc...

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  • Three Biomarkers to Reduce Stroke Risk

    Three Biomarkers to Reduce Stroke Risk

    Did you know that simple changes in your lifestyle can reduce the risk of stroke by 60%? This fact was released in a recent study published in Stroke magazine. Every year, around 795,000 US residents suffer from a stroke. It is the fourth leading cause of death, but those who survive are often left...

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  • Reduced Inflammation (NOT Cholesterol) is the Key to Heart Health

    Reduced Inflammation (NOT Cholesterol) is the Key to Heart Health

    According to the American Heart Association, 75 million Americans currently have heart disease, and the numbers are growing. While many in the American medical community continue to insist that heart disease is caused by high cholesterol, a new paradigm is being offered for consideration. Some ...

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  • Omega 3 Fats And Heart Disease Risk

    Omega 3 Fats And Heart Disease Risk

    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), also known simply as omega-3 fats are essential dietary fats which the body cannot make on its own, so they have to be consumed regularly via the diet. Omega-3 fats play a crucial role in brain function as well as in normal growth and development duri...

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  • Three Unusual Heartburn Triggers

    Three Unusual Heartburn Triggers

    Heartburn, especially serious heartburn, will disrupt the lives of those that suffer from the condition. Eliminating heartburn can be complicated as it can stem from genetic factors to food allergies and food choices. Adding yet another level of complexity to the heartburn equation is the fact that...

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  • Dangers of Statins as You Age

    Dangers of Statins as You Age

    There's no doubt that lowering your cholesterol can be a health benefit, but taking statins to do so may do more harm than good for older patients, according to recent studies. Most doctors agree that prescribing statins should be on an individual case-by-case basis, weighing the risk of heart dise...

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  • Diabetes Boosts Risks Related to High Blood Pressure in the Elderly

    Diabetes Boosts Risks Related to High Blood Pressure in the Elderly

    Approximately one out of every three adults in the United States has high blood pressure, or HBP. While most people are familiar with the term, many don't fully understand what blood pressure is.When a health care practitioner takes a blood pressure reading, they are measuring the force of blood th...

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  • The Connection Between Frailty and Heart Disease

    The Connection Between Frailty and Heart Disease

    Studies measuring the frailty of aging patients and the risk of heart failure were found to have a significant association which perhaps is not too surprising. However, the study found that simple exercise and other intervention could improve the physical function of at-risk seniors, lowering the r...

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  • Sunshine and Fish are Good for High Blood Pressure

    Sunshine and Fish are Good for High Blood Pressure

    What do exposure to the sun and eating oily fish have in common? They are both excellent sources of vitamin D. This essential vitamin is well known to be important for supporting healthy bones and a strong immune system. However, researchers are now finding that vitamin D is equally vital to ma...

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  • The Snoring/ Heart Disease Connection

    The Snoring/ Heart Disease Connection

    Many older people who are diagnosed with high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease are known to snore and suffer from daytime sleepiness. One study investigated whether there was any medical connection between snoring and heart disease, or whether the presence of both problems was simply co-in...

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  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Dry Eye Syndrome

    Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Dry Eye Syndrome

    Dry eye syndrome negatively impacts the quality of life for many millions of people worldwide, however, a recent study shows that there just may be hope for people who suffer with dry eyes. The secret lies in omega-3 fatty acids. That's just one more item you can add to the list of fish oil benefit...

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  • Berry Good News for Diabetes

    Berry Good News for Diabetes

    With an estimated 8.3% of the American population (25.8 million people) suffering from diabetes, researchers and medical professionals are constantly on the lookout for a way to prevent or cure diabetes. Diabetes is caused by the body becoming insulin resistant which means that the insulin produ...

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  • New Device Could Monitor Blood Sugar In The Blink Of An Eye

    New Device Could Monitor Blood Sugar In The Blink Of An Eye

    Monitoring glucose levels is one of the most important and most difficult aspects of care for diabetics. The traditional pin prick method is reliable, but it is also painful and inconvenient so many people with diabetes don't check their blood sugar levels as often as they should. A new product...

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  • Can Frequent Sex Heal the Heart?

    Can Frequent Sex Heal the Heart?

    In addition to eliciting pleasant sensations within the body, regular sex may offer a number of other benefits to the health. It has been found that sex can boost immunity, burn calories, act as a pain killer, and improve sleep. What might be even more surprising to some is that regular sex may be...

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  • Does Inflammation Cause Heart Disease?

    Does Inflammation Cause Heart Disease?

    According to the book, ?The Great Cholesterol Myth,? all information that the medical community has given about cholesterol is wrong. Co-authors, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a cardiologist, and Jonny Bowden, a doctor of nutrition, suggest that there are two mistakes that have been made when it comes to d...

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  • Go Nuts For Heart Health

    Go Nuts For Heart Health

    One of the best ways to boost your heart health is to go a little "nutty" from time to time. According to the American Heart Association, nuts have an important role to play in a heart-healthy diet and you need at least four servings of nuts, legumes or seeds every week. Nuts are potent sources ...

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  • Study Links Anxiety To Increased Risk Of Stroke

    Study Links Anxiety To Increased Risk Of Stroke

    If you are a "stress mess" you are not alone. We live in a fast-paced world and our daily lives can be fraught with frustrations, problems and demands that overwhelm us and stress us out. Phrases like "relax, chill out, calm down" are easy to say but difficult to heed. But we need to learn how beca...

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  • Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Sugar

    Signs and Symptoms of High Blood Sugar

    Glucose is a sugar that comes from food, but it is also manufactured and stored in the body. Transported through the bloodstream, glucose is the main source of energy for body cells. Insulin is a hormone created in the pancreas that regulates levels of glucose in the blood. Because insulin helps pr...

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  • Top Five Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

    Top Five Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

    When it comes to high blood pressure, there is good news and bad news (and good news). The Good News: High blood pressure is preventable with healthy lifestyle choices. The Bad News: According to the American Heart Association, roughly 28 percent of Americans have high blood pressure, a...

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  • CoQ10 for Diabetes

    CoQ10 for Diabetes

    A recent study discovered something quite impressive and promising: CoQ10 appears to help those with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. How? The answer is that CoQ10 reduces inflammation. Most diseases use inflammation to spread, and reducing inflammation will decrease the severity and symptoms of di...

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  • The Use of Magnetic Therapy in Stroke Recovery

    The Use of Magnetic Therapy in Stroke Recovery

    Stroke is the leading cause of permanent disability in the USA. It is caused by an aneurism or a blood clot which interrupts the blood supply to the brain. Stroke victims may suffer with partial paralysis or speech problems after the episode, due to the death of brain cells caused by a lack of ...

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  • Exercise and Stroke Prevention May Go Hand in Hand

    Exercise and Stroke Prevention May Go Hand in Hand

    A useful study on patients diagnosed with suffering a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) found that implementing an exercise program could be the very best way to prevent a full-blown stroke. In addition to exercise, it?s best to take a multivitamin with natural probiotics to support overall health ...

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  • Mushrooms for High Blood Pressure?

    Mushrooms for High Blood Pressure?

    Mushrooms are a popular cooking ingredient known for their flavor, aroma and multitude of nutritional benefits. Some species are poisonous, but others have been utilized for medicinal purposes since ancient times. Mushrooms belonging to the Pleurotus family are delicious to eat and provide a r...

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  • Increase Protein –Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

    Increase Protein –Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

    Eating protein has lots of benefits. It is essential for building and repairing body tissue, helps produce hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying red blood cells), increases fat burning and makes us feel full for longer. Several scientific studies have now found another interesting benefit from a high-protein...

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  • Snoring and Metabolic Syndrome = Heart Trouble

    Snoring and Metabolic Syndrome = Heart Trouble

    If you have trouble sleeping, you may have more to worry about than just feeling tired in the morning. Scientists studying the effects of snoring and sleep apnea found a definite link between sleep problems, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. It suggests that if you sleep well, you may ...

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  • EPA and DHA on Lipid Levels

    EPA and DHA on Lipid Levels

    Heart disease is a silent but deadly killer. It is by far the number one cause of death due to illness in the U.S., and despite the development of powerful new drugs, heart disease remains a relentless killer. The good news is that there are many things people can do to lower their risk of devel...

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  • Reduce Disease Risk the Mediterranean Way

    Reduce Disease Risk the Mediterranean Way

    There are a million diet plans that claim to help prevent every disease under the sun. But do any of them really work? According to several studies and new research, following a Mediterranean diet may help reduce your risk of developing several serious diseases. Diet and Heart Disease: The Medit...

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  • Flax and Astaxanthin for Heart Health

    Flax and Astaxanthin for Heart Health

    People concerned about maintaining a healthy heart are familiar with the saying "you are what you eat." They also know that a diet high in saturated fats will eventually lead to atherosclerosis - a buildup of arterial plaque made up of fat and cholesterol, which can eventually narrow or block the a...

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  • Heart Healthy Benefits Of The Mediterranean Diet

    Heart Healthy Benefits Of The Mediterranean Diet

    New research further illuminates the heart healthy benefits of the Mediterranean diet by revealing the association between this eating plan and lower levels of platelets and white blood cells, two proven markers of inflammation. Inflammation is known to be associated with greater risk of heart at...

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  • Is Your Blood Pressure Medicine Killing You?

    Is Your Blood Pressure Medicine Killing You?

    Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a dangerous condition that some describe as "silent" due to virtually non-existent symptoms. Initially, some people experience headache, nausea, blurred vision, and dizziness, but if hypertension goes unchecked, it can lead to heart failure, heart attack, strok...

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  • Caregivers at Higher Risk of Diabetes

    Caregivers at Higher Risk of Diabetes

    It seems rather unfair that caregivers are at a higher risk of developing diabetes than others. The link between diabetes and the role of caregiver is one short and simple factor - stress. It is a well-known fact that physical and emotional stress can take a huge toll on health. Few periods in ...

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  • Beans, Beans: Good For The Heart And Very Smart

    Beans, Beans: Good For The Heart And Very Smart

    "Beans, beans, good for the heart and eating some daily is very smart." This slightly more tasteful rendition of the rhyme we used to laugh about as children reminds us that beans offer substantial health benefits. The reference to flatulence in the childhood version of the rhyme comes from the fa...

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  • Beat Back Heartburn

    Beat Back Heartburn

    We have all felt it before; that uncomfortable burning sensation in our chest after a particularly large meal, maybe an extra spicy one at that. Its heartburn; and it affects 20 million Americans once in a while and some even experience it on a daily basis! If you suffer from chronic heartburn t...

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  • Beta-Glucan in Barley Lowers Cholesterol

    Beta-Glucan in Barley Lowers Cholesterol

    High cholesterol levels put people at risk for heart disease, which is the leading cause of death in the United States. A number of foods have been tested for their effects on cholesterol including oats, but in the last decade, researchers have become focused on barley as a possible cholesterol-low...

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  • Red Yeast Rice and High Cholesterol

    Red Yeast Rice and High Cholesterol

    You may not have heard about red yeast rice and its connection to cholesterol reduction, but this topic is receiving a good deal of buzz. Considering the epic size of the cholesterol problem not just in the United States, but increasingly around the world, any treatments or new developments regardi...

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  • Flax Your Vessels

    Flax Your Vessels

    Hypertension (or high blood pressure) tops the list for risk factors that contribute to mortality worldwide, and in the United States, one out of every three adults has it. While most people take medications for hypertension, only 50 percent on average adhere to prescribed regimens. Because many pe...

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  • Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart

    Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart

    "Beans, beans, good for the heart and eating some daily is very smart." This slightly more tasteful rendition of the rhyme we used to laugh about as children reminds us that beans offer substantial health benefits. The reference to flatulence in the childhood version of the rhyme comes from the fa...

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  • Vitamin D and Mortality Risk

    Vitamin D and Mortality Risk

    Doctors and scientists are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, on many aspects of our health. Vitamin D deficiency was the cause of rickets in children until school milk was introduced; and lack of vitamin D can still significantly increase the risk of ...

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  • Simple Water Swap Reduces Triglycerides

    Simple Water Swap Reduces Triglycerides

    It?s easy to raise your triglycerides. Just load your diet with sugary cereals, white bread, spaghetti, burritos, bagels and cream cheese washed down with regular sodas and fruit drinks and you?ll have high triglycerides in your blood in no time. Sound unhealthy? You?re right! However, just as w...

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  • Soy, Swimming and Stroke

    Soy, Swimming and Stroke

    Scientists looking for ways to reduce the build-up of plaque in the arteries, known as atherosclerosis, looked at the effects of diet and daily exercise on mice. The beneficial effects make interesting reading for those wanting to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many health companies have st...

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  • Oil Your Heart Health

    Oil Your Heart Health

    Failing to service your car and top it with regular oil can have expensive consequences, and so too can depriving your body of essential fatty oils. Confirmation of this was found in a study by the University of Toronto. The study screened 655 people and found that 89% of them were deficient in ...

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  • Boost Artery Health with Wine!

    Boost Artery Health with Wine!

    Which wine do you think is better for your health - a red Cabernet Sauvignon or a white Robola wine? Scientists investigating the effects of wine extracts found that both red and white wine are good for arterial and cardiovascular health , making all wine drinkers happy! Molecules present in a...

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  • Embrace The Egg: Warnings Are Not All They’re Cracked Up To Be

    Embrace The Egg: Warnings Are Not All They’re Cracked Up To Be

    Egg-lovers, rejoice! In this article, we discuss the dangers of a high cholesterol diet . As it turns out, eggs are not as bad for you as previously thought, and actually have many health benefits. New research disputes the ?evilness? of eggs and actually celebrates the health benefits of this ...

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  • Pilates for Healthy Blood Pressure

    Pilates for Healthy Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure is an insidious disease that sneaks up on people because it is largely without symptoms. By the time someone has a hypertensive crisis-characterized by an extreme headache, nose bleeds or dizziness-they have probably been hypertensive for many years. Fortunately, there is an ...

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  • Protein Versus Carbs For Lower Blood Pressure Following Weight Loss

    Protein Versus Carbs For Lower Blood Pressure Following Weight Loss

    High protein low carbohydrate diets are well known for helping dieters to lose weight quickly. Diets such as the Atkins Diet restrict carbohydrate intake and increase protein for three meals a day. This type of diet produces weight loss partly by consuming lower calories, but also by depriving t...

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  • Oat Bran for Cholesterol

    Oat Bran for Cholesterol

    Want to know what is good for high blood pressure and cholesterol? A recent study into the benefits of adding oat bran to the daily diet showed that it not only significantly reduced total cholesterol, but it also reduced low density lipoprotein levels, better known as LDL or "bad" cholesterol. ...

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  • Lower Cholesterol Naturally and Safely

    Lower Cholesterol Naturally and Safely

    We can all agree that lower cholesterol equals lower health risks, but there are several ways to achieve that optimal number. The ideal total cholesterol level after a fasting lipoprotein test should be less than 200 mg/dL. If your level is 200-239 mg/dL you are considered borderline high and anythi...

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  • Natural Heart Solutions Are Your Best Defense Against Cardiovascular Disease

    Natural Heart Solutions Are Your Best Defense Against Cardiovascular Disease

    Heart disease continues to be the number one killer of men and women in this country and claims more than 400,000 lives each year. It is also one of the most preventable diseases and half of the deaths could be averted by simple lifestyle changes that support natural heart health. According to t...

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  • The Importance of Natural Heart Health

    The Importance of Natural Heart Health

    You may already know that heart disease is the #1 killer in the USA today, but did you know that it is responsible for more deaths than the next five causes of death combined? The American Heart Association reports that an estimated 64 million Americans are suffering from cardiovascular disease, wh...

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  • 5 Best Heart Healthy Diet Tips

    5 Best Heart Healthy Diet Tips

    A magazine article, a checkup from the doctor or a friend having a heart attack all these things may prompt you to change your eating habits. Here are some simple rules for ensuring a heart healthy diet which will lessen the risk of heart disease. Once you know which foods support a healthy heart an...

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  • Optimal Heart Health – Are Americans Meeting the AHA Target?

    Optimal Heart Health – Are Americans Meeting the AHA Target?

    After all the information and attention focused on heart health, new figures on optimal heart health in America are shocking. A study published in March 2011 in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal, Circulation , found that in a study of 1933 participants, only one person met the criteria f...

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  • Boosting Your Heart Health Naturally

    Boosting Your Heart Health Naturally

    Taking care of your heart is one of the most important health related decisions that you can make. After all, if your "ticker" goes out on you, it can easily mean the end of the road. The heart and the brain are two vitally important organs. Therefore, you should guard, bolster and protect them agai...

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  • Chocolate for Heart Health?  A Dream Come True...

    Chocolate for Heart Health? A Dream Come True...

    I had a dream recently that I reached into my medicine cabinet, and there on the shelf was a little orange plastic pill bottle filled with chocolate. The label said "Take three times daily, between meals." Could this be a dream come true, or could it be possible that eating more chocolate is associ...

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  • Heart Healthy Diet To Prevent Heart Disease

    Heart Healthy Diet To Prevent Heart Disease

    Widespread consumption of highly processed, carbohydrate-loaded, nutrient-poor foods has led to an epidemic of overweight and obesity in America - one of the main factors underlying the high incidence of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Increasing fiber intake, eating who...

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  • Hyperinsulinemia: A Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer and Heart Attacks

    Hyperinsulinemia: A Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer and Heart Attacks

    Insulin is a peptide hormone made by beta cells of the pancreas. It controls carbohydrate and fat metabolism, causing cells in the liver, skeletal muscles and fat tissue to absorb glucose from the blood. In the liver and skeletal muscles, glucose is stored as glycogen, and in fat cells (adipocytes)...

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  • Benefits of Gratitude

    Benefits of Gratitude

    What we think and how we approach life can have a profound impact on how we feel. In the last couple of years, scientists and researches have discovered that meditation, for example, produces tangible benefits in health. Meditation has actually been shown to have neuro-protective benefits that can ...

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  • Natural Relief For Arthritis Pain

    Natural Relief For Arthritis Pain

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 50 million American adults have arthritis or another rheumatic condition. Arthritis is characterized by inflammation in one or more joints which leads to chronic pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased range of motion. The condition can attack...

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  • Natural Relief for Joint Pain

    Natural Relief for Joint Pain

    Chronic joint pain is suffered by a large percentage of the population, particularly as we grow older. In a recent US Government survey by the National Center for Health Statistics, tests showed that 29.4% of adults aged 55-64 reported suffering joint pain in the 30 days prior to being surveyed. Th...

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  • Ways To Permanently Ease Back Pain

    Ways To Permanently Ease Back Pain

    Are you looking for ways to ease your back pain? If you are, then you are certainly in very good company. Back pain influences the lives of millions of people every year. In this article, we will explore back pain and what you might be able to do to address your back pain in an effective fashion. A...

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  • Proper Nutrition Is Critical For Healthy Joints

    Proper Nutrition Is Critical For Healthy Joints

    The pharmacy is the first place that comes to mind for most people when joint pain flares up. While there may be some medications that provide short-term relief, a trip to the grocery store for joint-friendly foods can pave the way for long-term solutions to pain. According to the National Insti...

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  • Back Pain? Immerse Yourself In The Benefits of Swimming

    Back Pain? Immerse Yourself In The Benefits of Swimming

    If you are among the millions of Americans who spend their days awash in a sea of back pain then maybe it's time you took a plunge into the pool.  Top Ways Swimming Can Help: Swimming is low-impact, it provides all of the benefits of a workout without the risks of joint damage.  W...

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  • The Correlation Between Exercise and Lower Inflammation

    The Correlation Between Exercise and Lower Inflammation

    Adults in middle age who regularly engage in exercise over the long-term have been found to have much lower levels of inflammation, according to a study published in Circulation magazine. A comprehensive study by doctors at University College in London plotted the association between inflammator...

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  • Chronic Pain Relief with Perfect Posture

    Chronic Pain Relief with Perfect Posture

    Millions of Americans and people around the world suffer from chronic pain. Pain in the back and neck areas are two of the more commonly cited of all chronic pains, and these issues can be difficult to deal with, treat and eventually remedy. Chronic pain across the board can have many diverse sour...

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  • Adverse Effects Of Statin Drugs On Osteoarthritis

    Adverse Effects Of Statin Drugs On Osteoarthritis

    High blood levels of cholesterol are routinely believed to be responsible for heart disease, even though a large body of evidence now suggests that other factors such as inflammation and oxidative stress may be the real culprits. For instance, the Framingham study showed that nearly half of all hea...

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  • Why Hyaluronic Acid Helps Arthritis Pain

    Why Hyaluronic Acid Helps Arthritis Pain

    When joints begin to stiffen and are not as flexible as they once were, perhaps it's time to do what you would do for a creaking door or a stiff hinge add some lubrication. Human joints are naturally lubricated and protected by a thick gel substance called synovial fluid and one of the main cons...

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  • Anti-Inflammatory Curcumin

    Anti-Inflammatory Curcumin

    Curcumin works by naturally promoting healthy levels of histamine and cortisone. Studies have revealed that curcumin is as effective as either cortisone or the anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone in fighting acute inflammation. An added benefit is that, in contrast to the potential toxicity of ph...

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  • Natural Alternatives for Pain Relief

    Natural Alternatives for Pain Relief

    With so many safe and effective natural alternatives there is no longer a need to rely on expensive prescription medicines or surgery for pain relief . Take advantage of the natural treatments above to get a handle on your pain. Related Article:  Want To Be More Active - Nature's Joint Heal...

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  • Joint Health Supplement for Runners

    Joint Health Supplement for Runners

    Joint Health Supplement Hyaluronic Acid, or HA, is a complex carbohydrate that is produced in the cartilage, the epidermis, and elsewhere in the body as part of the natural repair and recovery process. The HA molecule has a strong ability to attract water, providing needed hydration to the cells...

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  • Is Hyaluronic Acid Safe?

    Is Hyaluronic Acid Safe?

    Despite its rather ominous and foreboding name, hyaluronic acid does appear to be safe for most people in injected form; however, this is most definitely an area for one to consult his or her doctor. Pregnant women and nursing mothers should not use hyaluronic acid. While hyaluronic acid can b...

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  • Joint-Friendly Exercises Naturally Help Fight Pain, Stiffness

    Joint-Friendly Exercises Naturally Help Fight Pain, Stiffness

    Moderate exercise is a critical component in the prevention and treatment of joint problems, but many sufferers avoid working out because they are fearful of the pain it might cause. The old adage "use it or lose it" is very appropriate in this case because a lack of exercise can cause joints to b...

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  • Joint Health Tips

    Joint Health Tips

    Like many parts of our body, we often don't think about our joints and joint health until there is a serious issue. Preventive medicine and maintenance is important at any age, but joint health issues can become increasingly prevalent as we age. In this article, we will turn our attention to how we...

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  • Stretching Exercises Relieve Arthritis Pain

    Stretching Exercises Relieve Arthritis Pain

    Stretching is well known for keeping joints and muscles flexible and has been found to be effective in relieving pain caused by arthritis. Stretching exercises are also good for preventing osteoarthritis in joints that do not have arthritis. Stretching the muscles relieves the pressure and tension ...

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  • Osteoarthritis - How to Stay Active with Pain

    Osteoarthritis - How to Stay Active with Pain

    Arthritis is a health condition marked by inflammation or swelling of the joints. It can cause chronic pain and may also limit movement. While there are many types of arthritis, osteoarthritis (also known as degenerative joint disease) is the most common. Researchers have yet to find an exact ca...

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  • Manage Osteoarthritis Pain with Simple Exercises

    Manage Osteoarthritis Pain with Simple Exercises

    While it may be tempting to use joint discomfort as an excuse not to exercise, people with osteoarthritis won't find significant pain relief unless they keep moving. According to the National Arthritis Foundation, moderate exercise is an essential component of any successful osteoarthritis treatmen...

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  • Relieve Joint Pain with Natural Supplements

    Relieve Joint Pain with Natural Supplements

    Aspirin, Ibuprofen or Naproxen can be found in just about every medicine cabinet in the country especially in those of adults suffering from chronic joint pain. What most of us know is that these are all types of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs - products developed to reduce fever a...

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  • Natural Supplements for Healthy Joints

    Natural Supplements for Healthy Joints

    Osteoarthritis and other chronic joint pain problems are conditions that currently affects 27 million Americans, with debilitating symptoms like inflammation and joint pain. While NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs) are often prescribed for osteoarthritis and chronic joint pain, they c...

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  • Risk Factors For Vitamin D Deficiency

    Risk Factors For Vitamin D Deficiency

    Obesity is an established risk factor for Vitamin D deficiency. Most morbidly obese people have lower than normal blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD, a measure of vitamin D status), which correlate significantly and negatively with body mass and percentage body fat. Lower levels of 25...

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  • What is Kratom?

    What is Kratom?

    Kratom is a substance which can be extracted from leaves of the Mitragyna Speciosa tree which grows throughout Southeast Asia. The flowers of the tree resemble bishops' mitres or hats, hence its name, which means "precious bishop's hat-like tree" . Locals preferred to call it by their own name of K...

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  • Arnica: Uses, Benefits for Chronic Pain

    Arnica: Uses, Benefits for Chronic Pain

    Achy joints. Sore muscles. Back pain. Arthritis. Fibromyalgia. Chronic pain is an unfortunate fact of life for millions of Americans. In many cases the pain is so severe that it hampers the ability to function normally. Consequently pain management is big business and sufferers spend billions of do...

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  • Anti-inflammatory Diet

    Anti-inflammatory Diet

    Is it possible that the kind of diet you eat will actually have an impact on joint pain? In short the answer is, yes! The food choices that you make will impact how you feel and look and even inflammation. Many diseases and conditions revolve around inflammation in some fashion or another. There ar...

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  • Can High Acidity Cause Inflammation in the Body?

    Can High Acidity Cause Inflammation in the Body?

    From the common cold to cancer, inflammation is a major component of disease. Learning ways to prevent inflammation not only helps ease symptoms of disease, but it helps to slow aging, keeping the body young and healthy for as long as possible. What is inflammation? Inflammation is a natura...

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  • Understanding Arthritis and Diet

    Understanding Arthritis and Diet

    Derived from Greek and Latin roots, the word "arthritis" appropriately means joint inflammation. Arthritis affects roughly one fifth of the population of the United States and is the main reason for disability in people over the age of 55 living in industrialized parts of the world. It is not a sin...

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  • Glucosamine And Chondroitin: Dynamic Duo Takes Aim At Joint Pain

    Glucosamine And Chondroitin: Dynamic Duo Takes Aim At Joint Pain

    Many older Americans accept joint pain as an inevitable part of getting older and dial back their physical activity to accommodate their stiff, swollen knees and hips. But it doesn't have to be that way. A recent study conducted at the Osteoarthritis Research Unit at the University of Montreal ...

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  • End Chronic Pain with Perfect Posture

    End Chronic Pain with Perfect Posture

    Millions of Americans and people around the world suffer from chronic pain. Pain in the back and neck areas are two of the more commonly cited of all chronic pains, and these issues can be difficult to deal with, treat and eventually remedy. Chronic pain across the board can have many diverse sourc...

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  • Top 3 Foods For Joint Pain Relief

    Top 3 Foods For Joint Pain Relief

    With a growing trend toward a healthier lifestyle, good nutrition is playing an increasing role in the lives of many individuals. In addition to helping maintain a healthy body weight and boosting energy, scientists are learning that certain foods may also help ease joint pain. Many people...

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  • Zap Arthritis Pain With Low Level Laser Therapy

    Zap Arthritis Pain With Low Level Laser Therapy

    More than 40 million Americans suffer from arthritis and live with chronic pain and stiffness that affects their ability to function normally. Arthritis typically affects joints in the hands, spine, knees and hips. Although it can occur at any age, it is more prevalent in people over the age of 55....

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  • Fend Off Falls with Tai Chi

    Fend Off Falls with Tai Chi

    One of the biggest health risks to elderly adults may surprise you. Most would guess heart disease, cancer or other medical disorders. These certainly are a concern for senior citizens, but one of the most dangerous health hazards the aging population faces is falling. Learning and regularly practi...

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  • Thai Solution to Knee Pain

    Thai Solution to Knee Pain

    How do you respond to constant nagging knee pain caused by osteoarthritis? Do you try ibuprofen, and if that doesn't work do you make an appointment with your doctor? And if the prescribed painkillers don't solve the problem, what then? It?s interesting to see how other cultures deal with joint pai...

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  • Exercise Your Way to Lower Inflammation

    Exercise Your Way to Lower Inflammation

    Physical exercise offers a host of healthy benefits including better control of body weight, improved mood, better sleep, and a boost in energy, but that's not all. A number of studies point to a new health benefit people can gain through regular exercise: reduced inflammation in the body. Tie...

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  • The Importance of Synovial Fluid to Joint Health

    The Importance of Synovial Fluid to Joint Health

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    Joint Health Indicates Heart Health

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  • Supplements for Chronic Joint Pain

    Supplements for Chronic Joint Pain

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    Is Your What You’re Eating Hurting Your Immune System?

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  • Healthy Gut-Strong Immune System

    Healthy Gut-Strong Immune System

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  • Coughing: When it is More Than Just a Cough?

    Coughing: When it is More Than Just a Cough?

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  • How to Boost Your Immune System Before Flying

    How to Boost Your Immune System Before Flying

    Airports and airplanes are always crowded places with a dry atmosphere and recycled air. Inevitably, they are full of germs, viruses and bacteria, which reproduce rapidly in the warmth. A healthy immune system is the best way to combat germs and sickness, particularly on a long-haul flight. As w...

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  • Can Flu Shots Increased Risk Of Alzheimer’s

    Can Flu Shots Increased Risk Of Alzheimer’s

    Our country has become so accustomed to chemical solutions to health concerns that millions of senior citizens line up for flu shots each year without considering the side effects. According to researchers, the flu vaccine has been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's in people over 55 who ta...

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  • The Dangers of Vaccinations

    The Dangers of Vaccinations

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  • Fight the Flu on Your Keyboard

    Fight the Flu on Your Keyboard

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  • To Get (or Not to Get) an Annual Flu Shot

    To Get (or Not to Get) an Annual Flu Shot

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  • Boost Your Immune System With Garlic’s Healthy Benefits

    Boost Your Immune System With Garlic’s Healthy Benefits

    Garlic is one of many examples of a centuries-old natural cure that is gaining fresh respect in the new millennium. Aside from its reputation as a vampire repellent, garlic has been used as both food and medicine in many cultures for thousands of years. Garlic is part of the onion family called All...

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  • Multivitamins and Immune Support for a Strong Immune System

    Multivitamins and Immune Support for a Strong Immune System

    There is a reason that health conscious people love fruit and vegetable juices and powders. First and foremost, fruits and vegetables are very good for you and contain a great deal of important vitamins, minerals and fiber, as well as anti-inflammatory agents. In short, fruits and vegetables are am...

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  • How to Naturally Boost the Immune System

    How to Naturally Boost the Immune System

    Good health has a lot to do with a strong and vigorous immune system with "system" being the operative word. As it affects the entire body, boosting immunity requires balance, harmony and a number of healthy strategies. Take a look at these ways to naturally boost the immune system. Eat a Heal...

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  • Vitamins A, C and E for a Healthy Immune System

    Vitamins A, C and E for a Healthy Immune System

    Bacteria, viruses, parasites and cancer cells are all invaders that can potentially harm the body, but a vigorous immune system can provide protection. A healthy lifestyle may help boost immunity, and good nutrition plays a major role. Regular intake of essential vitamins helps to shield the body f...

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  • Winter Health Tips for a Healthy Immune System

    Winter Health Tips for a Healthy Immune System

    Wash your hands, take your vitamins, go to bed early and eat your veggies. As it turns out, your mother was right and her advice was just what the doctor ordered. With cold and flu season just around the corner, it behooves us to heed those common sense suggestions. Here are some tactics to incl...

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  • Flu Season Basics

    Flu Season Basics

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  • Boost Immunity with Probiotics

    Boost Immunity with Probiotics

    Americans are continually looking for natural ways to improve health, and probiotics are proving to be a valuable asset. Probiotics are "good" bacteria that can be found in the digestive tract. They help to destroy "bad" or harmful bacteria - keeping unwanted parasites, viruses and yeasts in check...

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  • Boost Your Immune System – Coconut Oil Benefits

    Boost Your Immune System – Coconut Oil Benefits

    Can coconut oil work to boost your immune system? Numerous studies and research have indicated that coconut oil is both good for you and your immune system. In fact, many researchers are quite surprised by just how good coconut oil is for us and all the different ways that it can improve human heal...

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  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine for Healthy Liver Function

    Acetyl-L-Carnitine for Healthy Liver Function

    There are many steps that one can take to keep his or her liver healthy and functioning properly . Following these steps can decrease the chances of disease and potentially increase one’s longevity as well. Eating a diet that is mostly based on fruits and vegetables is a great place to begin....

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  • Work Your Way To A Healthier Winter

    Work Your Way To A Healthier Winter

    Looking for a fun and delicious way to boost your family's health this winter? Break out the wok and get the whole family involved in a savory, interactive cooking experience. The wok is a healthier alternative to a traditional frying pan because its curved shape changes the way food is cooked. ...

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  • The Many Healthful Antioxidants In Strawberries

    The Many Healthful Antioxidants In Strawberries

    Antioxidants are widely known to be beneficial for health. An antioxidant is any chemical molecule that prevents other chemical molecules from being oxidized. They perform a critical function because although oxygen and oxidation reactions are crucial for life, they can also damage DNA and other ce...

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  • Understanding Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Understanding Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease

    The liver is one of the body's most important organs. It is responsible for secreting bile to break down fatty food and has many other important tasks including cleansing the blood of toxins as it passes through the liver. The liver creates important proteins and clotting substances, and it handles...

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  • Is Your Temperature Too Low?

    Is Your Temperature Too Low?

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  • Osteoarthritis: Causes, Risk Factors And Solutions

    Osteoarthritis: Causes, Risk Factors And Solutions

    Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of chronic disability in the US and affects nearly 27 million Americans, along with affecting millions more around the world. Also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis has no known cure and occurs when protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears d...

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  • Immunity and Mushrooms—Who Knew?

    Immunity and Mushrooms—Who Knew?

    When I was a kid, I used to go "mushrooming" with my Hungarian grandmother. She knew exactly where to look and which ones were safe to pick. She always insisted that we carried a wide-holed basket or a burlap sack while picking mushrooms, that way, the spores would fall through the baske...

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  • Mindfulness Meditation: Celebrate The Season With Inner Peace

    Mindfulness Meditation: Celebrate The Season With Inner Peace

    Although the holidays are theoretically associated with "peace on earth," most people find quiet moments hard to come by during the hustle and bustle of the season. In fact, some people feel so overwhelmed that they face the approaching holidays with a sense of dread. best anti-aging products, na...

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  • Is it the End for Antibiotics?

    Is it the End for Antibiotics?

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  • Incredible Health Benefits of Peppermint

    Incredible Health Benefits of Peppermint

    The sound of peppermint conjures images of old-fashioned ice cream and summer, and candy canes in winter-and of course, toothpaste and chewing gum. By its nature, peppermint is refreshing because of its inherently high menthol content. While it may be found growing perennially along Grandma's picke...

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  • The Thyroid Gland: Function And Effects Of Toxins

    The Thyroid Gland: Function And Effects Of Toxins

    The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that sits at the base of the neck, below the thyroid cartilage which forms the 'Adam's apple'. The word 'thyroid' comes from the Greek word for 'shield'- and this powerful gland deserves its name as it organizes and manages the body's defenses.Additionally, t...

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  • Fighting Bacteria With New Synthetic Colloid Antibodies

    Fighting Bacteria With New Synthetic Colloid Antibodies

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has named antimicrobial resistance one of the most important threats to human health today. Health experts believe there is a pressing need to find new compounds that can be used as future alternatives to conventional antibiotics. When bacteria are exposed...

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  • Untreatable Tuberculosis (TB) is on the Rise –  Boost Your Immune System with Green Supplements

    Untreatable Tuberculosis (TB) is on the Rise – Boost Your Immune System with Green Supplements

    Tuberculosis is a common but lethal disease which attacks the lungs as well as other parts of the body. Spread by coughs and sneezes, it is most common in Asia and Africa. However, worldwide travel, less immunization and lower immunity through disease shows that TB is now on the rise. It is general...

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  • An Herbal Approach to Cancer

    An Herbal Approach to Cancer

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  • FDA Warning About Fatal Skin Reactions to Acetaminophen

    FDA Warning About Fatal Skin Reactions to Acetaminophen

    Most households have acetaminophen in the medicine cabinet. This common over-the-counter drug is sold in many forms including under the brand name of Tylenol. It is also a common ingredient in many medications such as Vicodin and Percocet, which are used to treat coughs and colds, allergies, pa...

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  • Tips for Preventing Food Poisoning

    Tips for Preventing Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning affects about 48 million people every year, says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Their studies cover salmonella, the main cause of foodborne sickness, along with campylobacter and E.coli. How you prepare, cook and store food can encourage bacteria to flourish causing a...

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  • Clean Breath Can Equal Poor Health

    Clean Breath Can Equal Poor Health

    If you are feeling virtuous about regularly using mouthwash for your dental health, new findings about mouthwash may cause you to think twice. A study by Queen Mary University in London recruited 19 healthy volunteers who used Corsodyl mouthwash twice daily. They found it had serious negative ef...

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  • Honey Eases Allergies: Fact or Fiction

    Honey Eases Allergies: Fact or Fiction

    The arrival of spring brings warmer weather, more sunshine, and the rebirth of plants and flowers, all of which elicit happy feelings in many people. Unfortunately, budding flowers are not so lovely for the 25 million Americans afflicted with pollen allergies. Although antihistamines, allergy shots...

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  • Three Natural Antihistamines to Fight Allergies

    Three Natural Antihistamines to Fight Allergies

    Most allergy sufferers dread the late summer months. This heralds ragweed season, which wreaks havoc upon the 36 million Americans who suffer from hay fever. They join the many other allergy sufferers who react to mold, pollen, dust mites and other allergens with sneezes, itchy eyes, runny noses an...

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  • Food Intolerances Becoming Easier To Diagnose And Manage

    Food Intolerances Becoming Easier To Diagnose And Manage

    There is good news and bad news for people who suffer from food allergies. The bad news is that they can sometimes be difficult to diagnose because many food intolerance symptoms are similar to those associated with other health disorders. The good news is that once the allergy is diagnosed, the cu...

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  • Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses Against Cancer

    Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses Against Cancer

    Kick off your shoes, walk outside and savor the feeling of the soft green grass on your bare feet. This simple, sensual delight not only soothes the soul, but studies show that it can provide significant benefits to your overall health. A direct connection to the Earth's surface, like walking ba...

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  • Is Leaky Gut Syndrome Causing My Health Issues?

    Is Leaky Gut Syndrome Causing My Health Issues?

    If you are suffering from stomach problems, with symptoms such as bloating, tiredness and food intolerance, you may be one of millions who, according to Dr Oz, suffer from leaky gut syndrome. Unfortunately this medical condition is so hard to diagnose, it often goes unrecognized by many doctors. ...

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  • Healthy Recipes to Naturally Boost Your Immunity

    Healthy Recipes to Naturally Boost Your Immunity

    A healthy immune system is important for helping your body fight infections caused by viruses, bacteria, fungus and other pathogens.With colds and flu season fast approaching it is important to strengthen your immune system. We all are aware of the standard measures: get enough sleep, good hygiene,...

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  • Plagued by Asthma?  Avoid Sulfite-Laden Foods

    Plagued by Asthma? Avoid Sulfite-Laden Foods

    A common additive to food and medicine, sulfites help to prevent browning in certain foods, and they impede the growth of bacteria during the process of wine fermentation. Sulfites also enhance conditioning of dough for pizza and pie crusts, prevent spoilage by bacteria and mold, and they preserve ...

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  • Detox for Arterial Health

    Detox for Arterial Health

    In modern times Americans face exposure to a plethora of toxins that can affect the health, including heavy metals.Cadmium is a prevalent heavy metal thought to affect multiple areas of the human body. Exposure has been linked to higher risks for developing diabetes, kidney disease and cancer. ...

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  • Cocoa Powder May Help Ease Asthma Symptoms

    Cocoa Powder May Help Ease Asthma Symptoms

    Unsweetened natural cocoa powder may have a role to play in the treatment and prevention of asthma symptoms, according to a recent study. Cocoa powder is packed with theobromine and theophylline both of which help alleviate symptoms. Regular consumption of unsweetened natural cocoa powder may hel...

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  • Guava: Natural, Delicious Way to Fight Inflammation

    Guava: Natural, Delicious Way to Fight Inflammation

    Looking for a delicious way to fight inflammation? Recent studies have confirmed that the tropical fruit guava is loaded with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Often referred to as the "queen of fruit" guava's health benefits are linked to its high levels of disease-fighting antioxidants....

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  • ABC of Allergy Herbs

    ABC of Allergy Herbs

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  • Artificial Food Coloring Linked to Allergies

    Artificial Food Coloring Linked to Allergies

    Would you knowingly feed your family something that causes allergies, migraines, anxiety, hyperactivity, and could even be carcinogenic? Although certain artificial food colorings are banned in Norway and Austria and require clear labeling in other countries, they continue to be added to food in th...

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  • Eradicate Allergens from your Home & Breathe Easy

    Eradicate Allergens from your Home & Breathe Easy

    Over 50 million Americans experience indoor and outdoor allergies each year causing uncomfortable symptoms like sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes, and hives. The past several years have seen longer allergy seasons due to climate change, increased precipitation, and overplanting of male plants. Unfor...

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  • Five Tips for Fall Allergies

    Five Tips for Fall Allergies

    Swollen red eyes, constant sneezing, a tickly throat and a stuffy nose signify the miserable approach of fall for many allergy sufferers. Many people take the view that medication is the only weapon against these unpleasant symptoms. When it is ineffective or causes drowsiness, they resign themsel...

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  • The Connection Between Allergies and Headaches

    The Connection Between Allergies and Headaches

    Headaches can be triggered by many different causes such as stress, sinus infections, alcohol and allergies. The way to identify whether you are suffering from a migraine, a tension headache or an allergy-induced headache can be determined by other factors. If your headache is accompanied by an itc...

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  • Accidental Allergens: Cross-Reactions Create ‘Double Whammy’

    Accidental Allergens: Cross-Reactions Create ‘Double Whammy’

    Approximately one third of Americans battle pollen allergies that range from mild to severe and in some cases allergy sufferers experience a "double whammy" cross-reaction from some of the foods they eat. Also referred to as "oral allergy syndrome," the cross-reaction can trigger tingling and itchi...

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  • Mucus Matters Your Secretions Provide Clues To Your Health

    Mucus Matters Your Secretions Provide Clues To Your Health

    You probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about the color or texture of the mucus and phlegm produced by your body, but you may want to consider this. While it's not something that is typically discussed in polite company, it is important to take note of the color and texture of these secret...

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  • Boost Immunity Naturally

    Boost Immunity Naturally

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  • Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes Supplements

    Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes Supplements

    Apple Cider Vinegar can be found on the shelves of most health food stores. Cheap and readily available, with no significant side effects, it is a great product to incorporate into your healthy lifestyle, especially if you are suffering from type 2 diabetes. Health Benefits of Apple Cider V...

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  • Alternative Cancer Treatment with Soy?

    Alternative Cancer Treatment with Soy?

    Can a cure for cancer really be found in something as simple as soybeans? According to researchers at the University of Kansas, the answer is "Yes!" Soybean Peptides Inhibit Cancer Cell Development Researchers studied the bioactivity of many different types of soybeans and found that the ...

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  • 6 Reasons to be Grateful for Cranberries

    6 Reasons to be Grateful for Cranberries

    Cranberries are for more than just Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Yet, as more and more research is done into the seemingly humble cranberry, the more we are learning that cranberries are actually one of the best foods we can eat. Why? For starters, cranberries are high in antioxidants and...

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  • The Top 7 Red Fruits

    The Top 7 Red Fruits

    Superfoods are benefit your health in varity of ways. Let's take a look at superfoods: Red Fruits. Red fruits possess a variety ellagic acid, fiber, hesperidin, lycopene, quercetin and vitamins A and C. Bring the color red into your daily diet with the following healthy fruits: Cherries Resea...

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  • Superfoods The Anti-Aging Benefits

    Superfoods The Anti-Aging Benefits

    There is no magic cure for aging, although scientists are working on it. However there are some specific food groups, known as superfoods, which are packed with phytonutrients that will help you look, feel and act younger than your years. Get proactive about anti-aging and see if you can turn back ...

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  • Superfood Supplement Benefits

    Superfood Supplement Benefits

    Green superfoods found in green superfood supplement drinks provide numerous nutritional health benefits. Superfood drink supplements benefits include being an easy, tasty alternative for getting your daily greens to boosting your energy helping, aiding with digestion, and enhancing your im...

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  • Superfood Supplements Support Weight Loss

    Superfood Supplements Support Weight Loss

    Green superfoods are especially helpful for maintaining proper pH balance in the body. Four of the most important green superfoods are: spirulina chlorella wheatgrass barley grass Keep it all in balance with green superfood supplements so you can enjoy peak performance every single day...

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  • Green Smoothie and Green Drink Recipes

    Green Smoothie and Green Drink Recipes

    All Day Energy Greens is one green drink you'll actually look forward to every morning. In fact it's such a taste treat that our customers use All Day Energy Greens to whip up refreshing smoothies, coolers, shakes, and more. Now, for the first time ever, you can enjoy some of these great re...

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  • Flaxseed Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer

    Flaxseed Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer

    A unique study conducted by the Prevention and Cancer Control facility in Toronto found that the consumption of flaxseed provided an 18% reduction in the risk of breast cancer, and eating flax bread showed even better results. The study focused on 2,999 women who had been diagnosed with breas...

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  • Benefits of Mango: A Delectable Nutrient-Rich Powerhouse

    Benefits of Mango: A Delectable Nutrient-Rich Powerhouse

    Only Mother Nature herself could manufacture a fruit as fragrant, delectable and healthy as the magnificent mango. Used for centuries as both medicine and food, the mango is one the most nutrient-rich fruits on the planet. Mango leaves, seeds, roots, bark and fruit are packed with health-boosting t...

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  • Fruits & Vegetables Fight Depression

    Fruits & Vegetables Fight Depression

    Your mood and your food are more closely related than you realize and you never outgrow the need for proper nutrition. Studies have shown a healthy diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables can have a significant positive impact on your mental health at all stages of your life. The b...

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  • Energy Supplements for Runners

    Energy Supplements for Runners

    Green superfood powder supplements can provide energy supplements for runners. Running is a very intensive activity and it no doubt has a range of health benefits when done in moderation. It comes as no surprise that running, whether a sprint or long distance, consumes a good deal of calories. If...

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  • The Benefits of Superfoods

    The Benefits of Superfoods

    The term " superfood " has become rather popular in the last few years. With this popularity, it has become difficult to define exactly what a "superfood" is. As a result, many are left confused by what exactly should fall into the category. Superfood can mean different things to different people...

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  • The Benefits of Soy: Fight Cancer?

    The Benefits of Soy: Fight Cancer?

    Can a cure for cancer really be found in something as simple as soybeans? According to researchers at the University of Kansas, the answer is "Yes !" Soybean Peptides Inhibit Cancer Cell Development Researchers studied the bioactivity of many different types of soybeans and found tha...

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  • Green Tea Boosts Effectiveness

    Green Tea Boosts Effectiveness

    For years we have understood green tea's antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal abilities and it has been lauded as a natural antibiotic. Researchers have now determined that drinking green tea while taking prescription antibiotics significantly enhances their effectiveness. A substance called EGC...

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  • Benefits of Omega 3 Supplements

    Benefits of Omega 3 Supplements

    Is it possible to use omega-3 fatty acids to help treat and fight off the flu? Omega-3 fatty acids are essential to good health and have been shown to help boost vitality in a range of ways. Foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, sardines, anchovies, wild Alaskan sal...

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  • Shop the Produce Aisle & Make Green Drinks to Lengthen Lifespan

    Shop the Produce Aisle & Make Green Drinks to Lengthen Lifespan

    Over the last few decades, five servings of fruits and vegetables have been the standard recommendation for daily consumption by many experts. However, until now, conclusions based on research have been unconvincing as to whether meeting that recommendation actually benefits the health and to wha...

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  • The Power of Pomegranates

    The Power of Pomegranates

    With a labyrinth of seeds tucked inside inedible flesh and surrounded by a tough shell, the unique pomegranate is a fruit that is considered a superfood and is honored all over the world. Ancient Egyptians thought burying the dead with pomegranates would ensure eternal life, and breaking open po...

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  • Three Foods That Boost Memory

    Three Foods That Boost Memory

    Wouldn't it be great if there were foods that could boost your memory? The good news is that there are many foods that can do just that. There are easy and inexpensive lifestyle and dietary changes that you can make that will help boost your memory and also help safeguard you against developing neu...

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  • Set Your Sights On Mother Nature’s Remedies For Puffy Eyes

    Set Your Sights On Mother Nature’s Remedies For Puffy Eyes

    Trees to decorate, gifts to wrap, cookies to bake, relatives to visit, shopping to finish and parties to host. When you add the frantic pace of the holiday season to our already demanding schedules it's no wonder that we don't like what we see when we look in the mirror. Puffy, tired eyes are occup...

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  • How Can You Boost Your Energy and Exercise Potential?

    How Can You Boost Your Energy and Exercise Potential?

    There are natural ways to boost both your energy levels and how much you can work out. Steroids and other drugs designed to boost athletic performance most definitely receive ample attention. Yet, as it turns out, there are some very effective natural steps that can be taken to dramatically increas...

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  • You Can Safely Lose More Than Two Pounds A Week

    You Can Safely Lose More Than Two Pounds A Week

    Many people are being misled by the myth that you can't safely lose more than two pounds per week. While results vary from person to person, millions of Americans have successfully lost multiple pounds in seven days without adverse effects. Accelerated weight loss is not just possible, it is "pr...

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  • No Harmful Lead In All-Day Energy Greens

    No Harmful Lead In All-Day Energy Greens

    Consuming overly refined and processed carbohydrate-based foods that make up the typical American diet may provide an initial energy high right after eating, but this is usually short-lived. Within a short time, the high is typically followed by an energy crash, fueling the need for yet another sna...

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  • Chlorella - A Potent Superfood

    Chlorella - A Potent Superfood

    The secret to how to stop hair loss may lie in a potent superfood known as Chlorella. Chlorella is a single cell fresh water green microalga that is loaded with nutrients. The entire plant is used to make a nutritional supplement and medicines. Most of the chlorella available in the US is grown in ...

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  • The Many Health Benefits Of Apples

    The Many Health Benefits Of Apples

    Apples are the second most popular fruit in the US, with each American eating about 19 pounds a year. Apples are chockfull of disease-fighting vitamins and antioxidants, easily making them one of the top-ranked fruits for health benefits. When compared to other commonly consumed fruits, apples ...

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  • Eating More Fruits can Improve the Health

    Eating More Fruits can Improve the Health

    Offering a bounty of bright color and delicious sweet flavor, few foods compare to juicy, fresh fruit. Packed with an array of nutrients vital to good health, fruits are wholesome and delicious. In fact, the USDA recommends five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. If you struggle to get enou...

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  • How Fruit Powder Drinks Can Help Your Workout Recovery

    How Fruit Powder Drinks Can Help Your Workout Recovery

    If you are like most people, you would love to have a little extra edge after your workouts. Recovering after a vigorous exercise session is more important than it might seem. Why? You've obviously noticed that you need a boost of energy after a workout, but the foods that you put into your body du...

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  • Eight Health Benefits of Fruit Powder Drinks

    Eight Health Benefits of Fruit Powder Drinks

    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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  • Why Fruit Powder Drinks Are a Good Way to Get Men to Eat Their Fruits

    Why Fruit Powder Drinks Are a Good Way to Get Men to Eat Their Fruits

    Do you know a certain someone that has been forgetting his fruits? If the answer is "yes," then don't worry, as you are not alone by any stretch of the imagination. Many men forget all about eating their "good for you foods" like fruits and vegetables. More than likely, you've heard a range of excu...

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  • Why Maca is the Superior Alternative to Yohimbe

    Why Maca is the Superior Alternative to Yohimbe

    Yohimbe has a long history of being used as a libido-enhancer, but does that mean you should use it? Yohimbe has been used for generations, but this use has been far more limited than other cultural mainstays, such as turmeric. As it turns out, yohimbe can be rather dangerous and should simply be a...

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  • Top Supplements to Increase Your Sex Drive

    Top Supplements to Increase Your Sex Drive

    Studies show that eating berries can strengthen the immune system, improve mental function, boost stamina and fight inflammation. Berries derive their age-defying power from naturally occurring antioxidants called phytochemicals. Blueberries, strawberries, bilberries and acai berries are particula...

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  • Vitamins K1 And K2: Why They Are Important

    Vitamins K1 And K2: Why They Are Important

    Vitamin K isn't a vitamin that people commonly talk about. But vitamin K is a very important vitamin and should not be discounted because it's not as common in the minds of people, as for instance vitamin C or the family of B complex vitamins. Vitamin K is actually a group of derivatives, with s...

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  • The Health Benefits of Dandelion

    The Health Benefits of Dandelion

    Most people think of the dandelion as a bothersome weed, but this lawn menace may be more valuable than one would think. Dandelion leaves are used as healthy ingredients in salads, sandwiches and in teas, and the flowers are used for the creation of wine. They are rich in vitamins A, B, C and D and...

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  • Can PUFAs in Fish Oil Prevent Breast Cancer?

    Can PUFAs in Fish Oil Prevent Breast Cancer?

    While fish oil is purported to help with a host of medical issues, a new report recently published online in British Medical Journal may be of particular interest to women who are concerned about breast cancer. It turns out that regular consumption of oily fish like salmon, sardines and tuna may ...

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  • Green Tea Slashes Stroke Risks

    Green Tea Slashes Stroke Risks

    A key factor in stroke prevention may be as near as your next cup of tea, according to a recent study conducted in Japan. The study, which was featured in the March issue of Stroke: A Journal of the American Heart Association, found that drinking green tea may lower overall stroke risk. Study p...

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  • Lycopene-Rich Tomatoes May Lower Caner Risk

    Lycopene-Rich Tomatoes May Lower Caner Risk

    The most common form of cancer among men in the United States is prostate cancer, affecting roughly 500,000 U. S. males each year, and rising. In fact, in the last fifteen years, the incidence of prostate cancer has risen by 1.7 percent. In the past, patients with prostate cancer have been tr...

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  • The Connections Between Prebiotics and Metabolism

    The Connections Between Prebiotics and Metabolism

    Recent studies have thrown up an interesting connection between our rate of metabolism and the probiotics and prebiotics found in the gut. Research concentrated on 30 obese women who were given either ITF prebiotics in the form of inulin-type fructans, or a placebo. Those given ITF prebiotics showe...

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  • Green Tea May Ease Colitis Inflammation Symptoms

    Green Tea May Ease Colitis Inflammation Symptoms

    Colitis is a chronic disease that affects the lining of the bowels, colon and rectum. Inflammation creates symptoms that include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stools, fatigue and occasional fever. Because colitis affects the body's absorption of water and minerals, it frequently creates nutritio...

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  • Healthy Hair Tips:  How Wheatgrass Helps You Keep Your Hair Color Longer

    Healthy Hair Tips: How Wheatgrass Helps You Keep Your Hair Color Longer

    It's hard to lie about your age once your hair starts to turn gray! Many women over the age of 50 (and some men too!) resort to dying their hair regularly to disguise their increasingly dull gray hair. However, traditional Chinese medicine promotes a natural way to keep your hair color longer, by...

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  • Can You Cut Your Cancer Risk with Garlic?

    Can You Cut Your Cancer Risk with Garlic?

    Is it possible that eating just one food could cut your cancer risk across the board? There is no replacement for a healthy diet that limits exposure to foods that cause DNA damage. Sugar, artificial sweeteners, trans fats, chemicals, pesticides, food additives and toxic compounds contained in wa...

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  • Indian Herb Heals Skin Issues

    Indian Herb Heals Skin Issues

    It is not a coincidence that neem has been widely used across India for generations. The health benefits of neem have been well established, but many people are completely unfamiliar with this Indian herb. Neem is seen by some as little more than a weed, but it is a key herb in Ayurvedic medicine. ...

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  • What Makes Spirulina a Leading Superfood?

    What Makes Spirulina a Leading Superfood?

    Present on Earth for billions of years, spirulina is blue-green microalgae that played a key role in the production of the planet's oxygen. Without it, many of the life forms existing on Earth would not have appeared. For the past few decades, spirulina has been elevated to "superfood" status among...

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  • Six Superstar Herbs – Nature’s Medicine

    Six Superstar Herbs – Nature’s Medicine

    Mother Nature has certainly provided us with some remarkable foods to help protect our health. The list of foods that improve health is surprisingly long and diverse. In this article, we will examine a few of the foods that many feel can work as well as some prescription medications. These foods ar...

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  • Wonderful Watermelon

    Wonderful Watermelon

    The more scientists and researchers learn about watermelon, the more impressed they become. Watermelon is turning out to be nothing short of a superfood. We?ve all known for quite some time that watermelon is very tasty, but great taste is only the tip of the iceberg. Watermelon is a valuable food ...

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  • The Beauty of Baking Soda

    The Beauty of Baking Soda

    Baking soda comes from the mineral natron, which contains large amounts of sodium bicarbonate. Beginning with the Egyptians, sodium bicarbonate was used as a form of soap, and later in history, it became a valuable baking ingredient for breads and other foods that required rising. Sodium bicarbonat...

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  • Red, White and Green Health benefits of these three kinds of tea

    Red, White and Green Health benefits of these three kinds of tea

    Tea has been the drink of choice for thousands of years on most continents. The health benefits of drinking tea have long been known in China, South America, India and around Europe. There are many different types of teas, but three in particular have the most health benefits and the Western world ...

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  • An Apple A Day…

    An Apple A Day…

    We can all quote the old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" but do we really take heed of the message? Perhaps learning more about the health benefits of apples may encourage us to eat more of this beneficial fruit. What Exactly is Apple Pectin? Pectin is a type of fiber that is pr...

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  • Another Plus for Coffee

    Another Plus for Coffee

    Coffee is one of the world's most consumed beverages. Only tea and water surpass coffee's considerable popularity. Over the years, many people have come to believe that coffee is a poor health choice, but whether or not coffee is a health plus depends on many factors. Consumed the right way, coffee...

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  • Omega-3s and Gamma Linoleic Acid Improve Acne

    Omega-3s and Gamma Linoleic Acid Improve Acne

    Pharmacy shelves are piled high with a bewildering array of cleansers and topical treatments for acne. However, a recent study shows that acne can be significantly improved with a combination of dietary omega-3 supplements. This new approach aims to treat acne from the inside-out rather than using ...

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  • A Fishy Surprise for People with Metabolic Syndrome

    A Fishy Surprise for People with Metabolic Syndrome

    According to the American Heart Association, approximately 35 percent of adults in the United States are afflicted with metabolic syndrome - a cluster of health problems that increase risks for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. People who suffer from metabolic syndrome may experience insulin res...

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  • The Regal Benefits of Royal Jelly

    The Regal Benefits of Royal Jelly

    It takes something really special in nature to produce and nourish queen bees, and that regal compound is known as Royal Jelly. Scientists can't recreate it and it takes 5-6 months to collect just 500 grams of this precious compound. What is Royal Jelly? Royal Jelly is a secretion made by wor...

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  • A Fishy Solution to Hearing Loss

    A Fishy Solution to Hearing Loss

    Hearing loss seems like an inevitable part of aging. In the United States, 20% of adults (approximately 42 million) have some degree of hearing loss; and after age 65, one in three adults will suffer from this loss. The fact is that loss of hearing hearing loss is a major public health issue a...

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  • Green Tea for Glucose Control

    Green Tea for Glucose Control

    Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages you can drink. It has a long and proven history of helping ward off disease and slowing the aging process. More and more research shows that green tea can significantly help control blood glucose and insulin levels in those who are at risk for developing...

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  • Green Tea:  A Powerful Tool For Controlling Hypertension

    Green Tea: A Powerful Tool For Controlling Hypertension

    Recent studies show there is one more positive result you can add to the list of green tea extract benefits . A study published in the journal Nutrition found that that people who used green tea extract supplements for three months were able to naturally lower both systolic and diastolic blood...

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  • Broccoli Sprouts: Fight Inflammation By Planting The Seeds Of Good Health

    Broccoli Sprouts: Fight Inflammation By Planting The Seeds Of Good Health

    If you?re following an arthritis diet to try and relieve joint pain, you can add broccoli sprouts to your grocery list. Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables contain concentrated amounts of a compound called sulforaphane. Because of this compound, they are believed to block the enzymes tha...

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  • The Benefits of Eating Eggs

    The Benefits of Eating Eggs

    Eggs have received a bad reputation over the last few decades. As it turns out, many of those critics now have, yes, egg on their faces. Contrary to what most of us have been hearing for many years, eggs, in moderation, are actually quite good for you. Unless your doctor is telling you otherwise,...

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  • The Top 4 Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll

    The Top 4 Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll

    A pigment that helps make plants and algae green, chlorophyll is also necessary for photosynthesis. This is the process of changing light into energy, the source of all plant life. As we obtain much of our sustenance from eating plants, it might be said that photosynthesis is also vitally importan...

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  • Dangers of Sleeping Pills

    Dangers of Sleeping Pills

    asleep at night? You may be tempted to try sleeping pills to help send you off to la-la land. What?s the harm, right? Dr. Peter Hibberd tells us that short term use of sleeping pills can be a great way to help a person adjust their sleep cycle, particularly if they suffer from jet lag or work sche...

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  • Five Reasons Why You Should Go ‘Cuckoo’ for Coconuts

    Five Reasons Why You Should Go ‘Cuckoo’ for Coconuts

    Coconut consumption dates back thousands of years and it is still considered a superior food source in tropical regions. Nicknamed "monkey fruit" by Spanish explorers, it has been used to produce fuel, fiber and certain types of musical instruments. But the real power of the coconut is derived ...

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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 chloroph...

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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 tells it that you h...

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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 difficult t...

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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. Gene...

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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 difficult t...

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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 since ancient times, oolong is produced by drying and oxidizing tea leaves under the sun, after which the leaves are curled and twisted. Although used in China and Taiwan for centuries as a treatment for various ailments, western scientists have just recently beco...

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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 not ge...

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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 findings...

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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 resul...

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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 th...

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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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  • Is Hearing Loss Associated with Social Isolation?

    Is Hearing Loss Associated with Social Isolation?

    According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), hearing impairment can have huge emotional and social consequences. If left untreated, partial deafness can lead to depression, anxiety and paranoia. A new study now concludes that social isolation in women aged 60 to 69 appears to be associated wi...

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  • Five Must-Have Oils

    Five Must-Have Oils

    According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), hearing impairment can have huge emotional and social consequences. If left untreated, partial deafness can lead to depression, anxiety and paranoia. A new study now concludes that social isolation in women aged 60 to 69 appears to be associated wi...

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  • Boost Vitamin D Deliciously with Vitamin D Supplements

    Boost Vitamin D Deliciously with Vitamin D Supplements

    Research into vitamin D has led to some amazing conclusions. As it turns out, vitamin D is one of the single most significant contributors to human health. What exactly is it that makes vitamin D such a superstar? Beyond building strong bones and teeth, vitamin D plays an important role in boosting...

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  • Dig in the Earth

    Dig in the Earth

    Anyone who's ever done any serious gardening knows that it's a way to get a healthy workout. Maintaining physical fitness can seem like a chore to many people, but if you like gardening, digging around in the earth a bit can provide significant health benefits. Should you get out there and do a lit...

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  • Seven Healing Herbs

    Seven Healing Herbs

    Long before the development of modern medicine and drugs there were spices and herbs. For generations the benefits of spices and herbs were obvious, and people who used them for everything from preserving food to improving and protecting health. Luckily, we can still take advantage of these ancient...

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  • Overview Of Vitamin D Synthesis, Metabolism And Function

    Overview Of Vitamin D Synthesis, Metabolism And Function

    Vitamin D, also known as calciferol, was first identified as a vitamin early in the 20th century. It is now recognized as a prohormone. This vitamin is actually made up of a group of fat-soluble secosteroids responsible for boosting intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and z...

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  • Danger At The Deli: Processed Meats Are Hazardous To Your Health

    Danger At The Deli: Processed Meats Are Hazardous To Your Health

    You probably don?t think of your local deli as a place fraught with danger, but nutritional experts warn that the choices you make there could be hazardous to your health. Ham, roast beef, pastrami, turkey and other deli meats contain preservatives and dyes that have been linked to certain cancers,...

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  • How to Get Started Using Natural Supplements

    How to Get Started Using Natural Supplements

    There are lots of good reasons to start taking natural supplements . The right vitamins, ones that are made from high quality ingredients, will boost your health in various ways. Let's take a closer look at what you need to do to start using all-natural health supplements effectively. Which V...

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  • Is Algae Oil the New Alternative to Fish Oil?

    Is Algae Oil the New Alternative to Fish Oil?

    While some Americans are concerned about too much fat in the diet, many people should eat more of one type: omega-3 fatty acids, essential fats that humans do not manufacture. Two healthy varieties are Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), found primarily in certain types of f...

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  • Reasons Why Every Healthy Body Should Pump Iron

    Reasons Why Every Healthy Body Should Pump Iron

    Iron is a vital mineral and without it we would barely manage to survive. Iron is responsible for forming hemoglobin, the red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. Iron is also found in the muscles as myoglobin, where it stores and releases oxygen when the muscles demand it. We also n...

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  • What Are the Benefits of Natural Supplements and Do I Really Need Them?

    What Are the Benefits of Natural Supplements and Do I Really Need Them?

    Should you be taking natural supplements and if so, which ones? Do you really need supplements? Do they really serve to improve health outcomes? Finding the answer to these questions may seem difficult at first pass. But, in reality, the answers are quite simple. There are substantial benefits to...

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  • Are You At Risk For Nutritional Deficiencies?

    Are You At Risk For Nutritional Deficiencies?

    It's hard to believe that this country has an obesity epidemic and a high percentage of the population is at risk for nutritional deficiencies. How can this be in the largest food producing country in the world, where it's been reported that we throw away enough food every year to keep the entire p...

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  • Are your Prescription Drugs Depleting your Body of Healthy Nutrients?

    Are your Prescription Drugs Depleting your Body of Healthy Nutrients?

    Americans take a lot of prescription drugs. In fact, almost half of all American adults take at least one, with many people taking three or more. While prescription drugs treat symptoms of disease, many create additional health issues due to nutrient depletion. A number of common medications and ov...

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  • Grape Seed for Kidney Function in Diabetics

    Grape Seed for Kidney Function in Diabetics

    Diabetes is an insidious and progressive disease that can lead to blindness, organ damage and even limb amputation. There are hundreds of drugs to treat it on the market. Yet many individuals afflicted with diabetes struggle to maintain their blood glucose levels close to normal to avoid the danger...

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  • Green Tea and Esophageal Cancer

    Green Tea and Esophageal Cancer

    The Chinese have been sipping green tea for over 3,000 years and it has been drunk in Japan and other Asian countries for the last 1,000 years. Although green tea may not be everyone’s favorite drink when it comes to flavor, this ancient beverage is abundant with antioxidants and polyphenols ...

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  • Cool Weather Complicates Asthma

    Cool Weather Complicates Asthma

    There is nothing worse than the feeling of not being able to breathe. Unfortunately for people with asthma - a chronic condition affecting the airways - this experience is far too common. An asthma attack causes inflammation in the airways, narrowing the passages where oxygen travels to the lungs. ...

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  • The Benefits of Vitamin D

    The Benefits of Vitamin D

    Because it leads to the prevention of rickets in children, vita m in D was originally placed in the category of "vitamins," but it is actually a natural hormone which serves many valuable health functions. It helps control blood pressure and bone density, regulates mood, enhances muscle strength and...

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  • Natural Vitamin Supplement Vitamin E

    Natural Vitamin Supplement Vitamin E

    Heralded as the elixir of youth, vitamin E has recently been the focus of wide media attention. But what is vitamin E and what does it really do for our health? Here's the low-down: What is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is not a single substance but a range of different compounds. The most active is d-al...

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  • Are More Americans Using Vitamin Health Supplements?

    Are More Americans Using Vitamin Health Supplements?

    Recent reports show that more than half of Americans take a dietary supplement every day, but how does that compare with 20 years ago? The Center for Disease Control compared recent figures with data collected between 1988 and 1994. At that time 40% of adults took one or more supplements compared...

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  • Dietary Supplement Use Common Among Medical Specialists

    Dietary Supplement Use Common Among Medical Specialists

    Even with the best of intentions and keen diligence, it is quite difficult to meet all of one's dietary needs strictly from food alone. For this reason, many medical specialist and medical experts have turned to using strategic supplementation in order to make sure that nutritional goals and require...

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  • Important Men’s Vitamins for Good Health

    Important Men’s Vitamins for Good Health

    Though all humans require vitamins for good health, the types and amounts may vary between men and women due to differing hormone levels, pregnancy and menopause. Here are some men's vitamins that are important for a healthy body. Vitamin A is the converted product of beta carotene in the body....

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  • Magnesium Supplementation Improves Asthma Control

    Magnesium Supplementation Improves Asthma Control

    Asthma is a serious medical condition as it narrows the airways and makes breathing difficult. However, due to the somewhat ubiquitous nature of the condition, many people fail to realize just how serious and how life altering the condition can be for those who suffer from it. Asthma is actually re...

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  • Mineral Supplements: The Facts about Magnesium

    Mineral Supplements: The Facts about Magnesium

    The fourth most plentiful mineral in the human body, magnesium is required for over 300 biochemical processes including regulation of muscle and nerve function, maintenance of steady heart rhythms, immune system support and regulation of blood sugars. Magnesium is also important in building strong b...

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  • Natural Supplements for Good Health and Wellness

    Natural Supplements for Good Health and Wellness

    Natural supplements are a fast and easy way to improve health and wellness. Take a look at these natural dietary supplements available from the Institute for Vibrant Living. Whatever your health concern, they have a supplement for you. Natto BP Plus for support of healthy blood pressure. This...

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  • Taking Liquid Health Vitamins The Advantages

    Taking Liquid Health Vitamins The Advantages

    Almost half the population of America takes a daily vitamin supplement and most take them in convenient tablet form. Once upon a time pills were the only way to take vitamins, but advanced technology has now brought us gel caps, softgel capsules and liquid health vitamins so which form is best to ta...

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  • Vitamins for Men -The Importance

    Vitamins for Men -The Importance

    It usually takes a landmark birthday or even failing health for men to consider taking a long, hard look at their lifestyle. In particular men under the age of 50 need to eat more dark green vegetables and fruit to meet the federal guidelines for a healthy diet. In fact the average man's diet lacks ...

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  • Vitamin D Insufficiency is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

    Vitamin D Insufficiency is Linked to Parkinson’s Disease

    Low levels of vitamin D in the body have been associated with many health disorders and chronic diseases, including impaired balance, reduction in muscle strength, cognitive dysfunction and autoimmune disorders like multiple sclerosis. Also shown to have preventative properties, vitamin D has been f...

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  • Vitamin E and Cognitive Decline in Older Persons

    Vitamin E and Cognitive Decline in Older Persons

    Cognitive decline is a major issue as people age, in part, due to the fact that the consequences of cognitive decline are so profound and life altering. This means that any steps that you can take today to safeguard your brain health are steps in the right direction. After all, if you develop cogni...

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  • The Benefits of Maca

    The Benefits of Maca

    Maca is a relatively new discovery in the world of natural health yet it has been prized by the ancient Inca warriors of Peru for hundreds of years. It is a tuberous root vegetable which grows high in the Andes and is rich in over 31 different vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, adaptogenic ...

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  • The Benefits of Natural Supplements

    The Benefits of Natural Supplements

    Many people wonder if they should opt for natural supplements over other vitamins and supplements. One overwhelming plus in favor of natural supplements is that they come from food sources, as their name indicates. Since natural supplements come from food-based sources, your body has a better idea ...

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  • A Guide to Taking Dietary Supplements

    A Guide to Taking Dietary Supplements

    With a lot of positive and negative information regarding supplements, it can be hard to determine if they should be incorporated into a daily routine, and if so, which types? Individuals who consume well-rounded, clean diets containing whole foods and little or no processed foods will most likely ...

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  • Learning How To Cope With Stress

    Learning How To Cope With Stress

    By: Dr. Christine Horner It's the holiday season again. Oh the parties! The fun! The champagne! Oh the crowds! The traffic! And those family members who push all your buttons! Yes, you know what stress feels like, but do you really know the magnitude of potential harm that this level of chronic st...

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  • A Secret to Kick-Starting Weight Loss

    A Secret to Kick-Starting Weight Loss

    By: Dr. Christine Horner Happy New Year! Yes, all that celebrating with family and friends was lots of fun. But, chances are the festivities also gave you something you didn't want grrr, extra pounds. If so, losing that extra weight is no doubt near the top of your New Year's resolutions. Bef...

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  • Super Spirulina

    Super Spirulina

    By: Dr. Christine Horner Open a magazine, turn on your television, or log onto the Internet and you'll find people talking about "superfoods." You might be wondering: What exactly are they? What's all the hoopla about? Are they really something you should be consuming? Or is what's being said abou...

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  • Can You “Game” Your Way to Improved Brain Health?

    Can You “Game” Your Way to Improved Brain Health?

    By: Dr. Christine Horner "Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory." -Albert Schweitzer How many times have you walked in a room and forgot what you went in there for? I don't know about you, but for me, a more appropriate question would be-how many times a day? I can't r...

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  • Pre-Emptive Surgeries: Good Thinking or Dangerous Trend?

    Pre-Emptive Surgeries: Good Thinking or Dangerous Trend?

    By: Dr. Christine Horner Last year, one of the most famous women in the world, actress Angelina Jolie, announced she had undergone a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. She chose this surgery because she had a genetic mutation of the BRCA1 gene which is associated with a high risk of brea...

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  • Tips to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

    Tips to Lower Your Risk of Breast Cancer

    By: Dr. Christine Horner As a plastic surgeon, I witnessed the horrors of breast cancer almost everyday while taking care of my breast reconstruction patients. Then, this disease became too personal-it claimed the life of my own mother in 1994. At that moment I vowed to go after her ...

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  • Benefits Of Black Cohosh For Menopause: A Godsend Or A Placebo?

    Benefits Of Black Cohosh For Menopause: A Godsend Or A Placebo?

    By: Dr. Christine Horner More than two centuries ago, deep in the shaded woods of the eastern United States, Native Americans discovered the root of a plant with the ability to improve a variety of conditions, including fever, arthritis, snake bites, menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms. The r...

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  • Women, Strokes and New Prevention Guidelines

    Women, Strokes and New Prevention Guidelines

    By: Dr. Christine Horner If you think that heart attacks and strokes associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are more of a concern for men than women, you are not alone. However, this long held belief is a myth. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in ...

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  • Essential Health Screenings for Women

    Essential Health Screenings for Women

    By: Dr. Christine Horner As we age, the incidence of chronic diseases begins to rise. The good news is-you can reduce your risk of developing most of these diseases through simple diet and lifestyle measures. Even if certain diseases run in your family, you can still reduce your risk to a minimum ...

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  • Are you Gluten Sensitive?

    Are you Gluten Sensitive?

    Do you love bread-but bread doesn?t love you? Do you find that the pleasure you get from eating several delicious, warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven rolls at your favorite restaurant is quickly followed by uncomfortable abdominal bloating and cramping, and/or headaches, stuffy sinuses and joint pain? Th...

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  • Can you Freeze Out Weight Gain

    Can you Freeze Out Weight Gain

    By: Dr. Christine Horner I'm not a fan of cold winters, which is one of the main reasons I moved to warm sunny San Diego a couple of years ago. If you have dreamed about living in a place that's warm in the winter, don't pack your bags yet. There's an upside to living in a cold winter climate. R...

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  • Keeping Fit after Fifty

    Keeping Fit after Fifty

    It?s no secret that regular exercise is one of the most important components to good health at every age. But what you may not know is just how powerful keeping fit can be, especially after 50 years of age. Recent research shows the effects of moving, or not moving, your body is more profound tha...

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  • Sleeping:  How Much Do You Really Need?

    Sleeping: How Much Do You Really Need?

    As a general rule, either too much indulgence or too much restriction of anything that is considered ?good? usually leads to problems. Sleep is a classic example. Sleeping too few hours, or sleeping too many hours, can have a serious negative impact on your health. These less than optimal sleeping ...

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  • BRCA Gene Mutations: Is Pre-emptive Surgery the Best Choice?

    BRCA Gene Mutations: Is Pre-emptive Surgery the Best Choice?

    Angelina Jolie Pitt recently made headlines again when she announced on March 24, 2015 in a New York Times Op-Ed that she had just had her ovaries removed to prevent ovarian cancer. The Oscar-winning actress has the BRCA1 genetic mutation which substantially raises the risk of breast and ovar...

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  • BRCA Genes:  What’s your Breast cancer risk?

    BRCA Genes: What’s your Breast cancer risk?

    By: Dr. Christine Horner On May 14, 2013, the world woke to the shocking news that Angelina Jolie , a young actress and humanitarian graced with exceptional beauty and fame, and a mother of six, had undergone a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction. A blood test revealed that she had t...

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  • Mindful Eating Awakens Us To Life’s Sensual Delights

    Mindful Eating Awakens Us To Life’s Sensual Delights

    The concept of mindful eating is gaining popularity as more and more Americans realize that today's self-imposed hectic lifestyles are robbing us of the physical and psychological benefits of sitting down to enjoy a healthy meal. Many people think they don't have time to savor their food. But mindf...

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  • How Safe is Diet Soda and Is It Making You Fat?

    How Safe is Diet Soda and Is It Making You Fat?

    The simple fact is that there are many problems with diet soda. Regular soda is, in short, bad enough for you, as it loaded with sugar and food coloring. Yet, diet soda is in a different category altogether. Diet soda may not have the calories, but what it has instead is a variety of chemicals. ...

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  • The Impact Of Processed Foods On Our Health

    The Impact Of Processed Foods On Our Health

    You've probably heard a hundred times, "avoid processed foods as much as possible." But what are "processed foods" and why is it so important to avoid them? A broad definition of "processed food" is food that is changed from its natural, raw state. But for the purpose of our discussion, it's...

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  • Are Low Fat Diets Hazardous to Your Health?

    Are Low Fat Diets Hazardous to Your Health?

    If you want to lose weigh t, you may be tempted to think that the way to go is to reduce the fat in your diet. After all, if you have extra fat on your body, then it only makes sense that you would want to reduce your fat consumption. There is a degree of truth in this thought if you are consuming...

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  • Alkaline Diets Support Weight Loss

    Alkaline Diets Support Weight Loss

    Alkaline diets are important because they allow our bodies to achieve a balance that supports good health. In recent years alkaline diets have become increasingly popular among people who want to lose weight. A balanced body maintains the metabolism rates needed to achieve a healthy weight. Ever...

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  • The Relationship Between Food and Genes

    The Relationship Between Food and Genes

    Our ancestors lived a very different lifestyle than today with more exercise and energy spent looking for food. Our genetic structure is programmed for the typical diet of the hunter-gatherer based on nuts, berries, roots and seeds with the occasional feast of meat. This original type of eating is ...

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  • Lower Cancer Risk with the DASH Diet

    Lower Cancer Risk with the DASH Diet

    Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension was a clinical study from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute that examined the effects of nutrition on blood pressure. This study inspired the DASH diet, which emphasizes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy, poultry, fish and healthy ...

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  • Detoxify Your Body To Accelerate Weight Loss

    Detoxify Your Body To Accelerate Weight Loss

    Our bodies are constantly bombarded by toxins in the air we breathe, the water we drink and many of the foods we eat. Preservatives, chemicals and tainted soil affect the quality of everything we ingest. Over time, toxic substances accumulate in the body. The liver recognizes them as dangerous and ...

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  • Are Gluten Free Foods Loaded with Carbs?

    Are Gluten Free Foods Loaded with Carbs?

    While gluten free foods and diets may be top on the food industry's list, it's good to understand what gluten really is, where it's found, and why the heavy carbohydrates seem to be included so frequently in this mix. Have you ever felt the stickiness of dough, or of a bagel? That stickiness ...

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  • What Are Carbohydrates?

    What Are Carbohydrates?

    Mention carbohydrates and anyone on a calorie-controlled diet is likely to cringe. Carbs are what make us fat, or so we believe, yet in truth carbs should make up the majority of our everyday diet. According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans carbohydrates should provide 45-65% of our energy n...

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  • How Green Tea Boosts Metabolism

    How Green Tea Boosts Metabolism

    A recent study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown that green tea consumption significantly increases metabolism, which is great news for dieters and those who are trying to lose weight. The Chinese love green tea; it has been a part of their diet and culture for thous...

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  • The Hoodwinking Claims about Hoodia

    The Hoodwinking Claims about Hoodia

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    American Citizens: Overfed and Undernourished

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  • Take a Nap and Drop Excess Weight

    Take a Nap and Drop Excess Weight

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  • Why Exercise is Not Essential for Weight Loss

    Why Exercise is Not Essential for Weight Loss

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  • Are Doctor’s being Irresponsible?

    Are Doctor’s being Irresponsible?

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  • Detox Maximizes Your Chances For Successful Weight Loss

    Detox Maximizes Your Chances For Successful Weight Loss

    Most people have high expectations of vibrant energy when they make the healthy decision to lose weight. But because excess toxins are stored in body fat, some people may experience fatigue or gastrointestinal distress as they begin to drop pounds and the toxins are released. This can be discouragi...

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  • Gastric Bypass and Insulin

    Gastric Bypass and Insulin

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    The Protein Sweet Spot

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  • Weight Loss Tips

    Weight Loss Tips

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  • Healthy Fast Food Choices

    Healthy Fast Food Choices

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  • Diet And Exercise Strategies For Apple And Pear Shapes

    Diet And Exercise Strategies For Apple And Pear Shapes

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  • Ease GERD by Avoiding Key Foods

    Ease GERD by Avoiding Key Foods

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  • Start the Day out Right – Eat Breakfast

    Start the Day out Right – Eat Breakfast

    Ever wake up feeling foggy, sore and maybe even a little cranky in the morning? It's no wonder! The muscles and brain have gone without food for twelve (or more) hours and they are crying out for fuel. That is why it's vitally important to eat breakfast. If you think about it, the word alone sen...

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  • The Benefits of Calcium Pyruvate on Metabolism

    The Benefits of Calcium Pyruvate on Metabolism

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  • You Can Safely Lose More Than Two Pounds A Week

    You Can Safely Lose More Than Two Pounds A Week

    Many people are being misled by the myth that you can't safely lose more than two pounds per week. While results vary from person to person, millions of Americans have successfully lost multiple pounds in seven days without adverse effects. Accelerated weight loss is not just possible, it is "pr...

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  • How Green Tea Extract May Help to Lower Body Weight

    How Green Tea Extract May Help to Lower Body Weight

    As the name indicates, green tea extract is derived from green tea leaves. The bottom line on green tea extract is that it is very powerful and is a wonderful contributor to overall health. Green tea extract, much like green tea, is loaded with antioxidants and other health promoting compounds. ...

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  • Load Up on the Greens and Oranges

    Load Up on the Greens and Oranges

    Why should you eat foods that are green and orange? Fruits and vegetables are storehouses of vitamins, minerals and disease fighting compounds as well as antioxidants and even anti-cancer compounds. In short, green and orange foods are very good for you, as they have the kind of nutrition that you ...

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  • The Benefits Walking More Each Day

    The Benefits Walking More Each Day

    Millions of Americans visit gyms every day for lengthy, intense workouts in order to maintain a healthy weight and avoid the onset of serious health conditions such as high cholesterol and diabetes. This "no pain, no gain" approach to fitness usually involves a lot of sweating, sore muscles and tim...

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  • How Dangerous is the wrong kind of running shoe?

    How Dangerous is the wrong kind of running shoe?

    Barefoot running is the latest trend in sports and it has many strong supporters. However, as the sport has not been popular for very long there are no long-term studies to show whether it is harmful or beneficial long-term. The Pros of Barefoot Running Those who support barefoot running cite t...

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  • The Benefits of Whey

    The Benefits of Whey

    Whey is the byproduct of cheese-making, the translucent liquid left after the cheese curds have been strained out. Far from being nutritionally depleted, whey actually has all the water-soluble benefits of milk and is high in easily digestible protein. Whey powder is a convenient form of this benef...

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  • Two Sneaky Causes Behind Weight Gain

    Two Sneaky Causes Behind Weight Gain

    If you have ever had trouble keeping your weight gain in check, then you probably already realize that weight gain can creep up slowly over time. In a large part, this is due to the fact that most of us are living very busy lives where many of our habits become entrenched. In the process, we fail...

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  • Understanding The Paleo Diet

    Understanding The Paleo Diet

    If you're savvy on the various new programs and ideas for weight loss and overall health improvement, you've probably heard about the Paleo Diet. The Paleolithic era was the time period from about 2.6 million years ago to the beginning of the agricultural revolution, about 10,000 years ago. Dr. ...

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  • Benefit of Avocados

    Benefit of Avocados

    There are many health benefits of Avocados. It's hard to find a good reason not to include avocados in your daily diet. Avocados is versatile, tasty and easy to prepare, they seem to benefit the whole body from head to toe, literally. For years we have been taught that fats are bad for us. Howev...

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  • Mediterranean Diet Benefits Link to Heart Health

    Mediterranean Diet Benefits Link to Heart Health

    While the Mediterranean diet has become a popular choice for those who are looking to be healthier, many insist that it is not just a diet, but a way of life. Based on traditional cuisine of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, this eating plan emphasizes good tasting food, enjoying mea...

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  • Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes

    Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes

    Apple Cider Vinegar and Diabetes Apple Cider Vinegar can be found on the shelves of most health food stores. Cheap and readily available, with no significant side effects, it is a great product to incorporate into your healthy lifestyle, especially if you are suffering from type 2 diabetes. ...

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  • Sweeteners and Weight Gain

    Sweeteners and Weight Gain

    When scientific advances created artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and sucralose, obesity was expected to become a thing of the past. However, research shows that these artificial aids may in fact cause weight gain rather than countering it. Artificial Sweeteners may Cause Dieters to Ea...

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  • 5 Tricks to Suppress Your Appetite

    5 Tricks to Suppress Your Appetite

    Do you know the 5 Foods that can help suppress your appetite? If you are struggling to lose weight, you may be dismayed to suddenly find yourself developing cravings. For anyone trying to eat less, this sudden irresistible desire for sugar, or food in general, can quickly undo even the firmest...

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  • Top 3 Fat Busters

    Top 3 Fat Busters

    If you are struggling to fight fat using traditional diet techniques, perhaps now is the time to consider some of the ancient secrets of Ayurveda. In a recent TV show, Dr Oz highlighted how Ayurvedic practices can help you shed those pounds by changing what you eat and when. What is Ayurveda? ...

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  • Weight Loss Benefits of Milk

    Weight Loss Benefits of Milk

    Milk and dairy can help boost your health in a wide range of ways. Packed with nutrition, the right kind of milk and dairy provide vitamins, minerals and an easily digested form of protein. There are good reasons that milk and dairy has remained a mainstay in the human diet for thousands of years. ...

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  • Four Possible Health Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll

    Four Possible Health Benefits of Liquid Chlorophyll

    A pigment that helps make plants and algae green, chlorophyll is also necessary for photosynthesis. This is the process of changing light into energy, the source of all plant life. As we obtain much of our sustenance from eating plants, it might be said that photosynthesis is also vitally important...

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  • You Are In Control Of Your ‘Weight Fate’

    You Are In Control Of Your ‘Weight Fate’

    Your genes may create a predisposition toward obesity, but environment and lifestyle are the factors that are most likely to determine your "weight fate." Studies show that a child with an obese parent is 45% more likely to become overweight, mainly due to family lifestyle habits such as availabili...

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  • Reset Five Hormones for Fat Loss

    Reset Five Hormones for Fat Loss

    Fat loss...it seems like most people struggle with it at some point or other, especially after the holidays. The latest research shows that hormones can impact the appetite and metabolism. Take a look at five important hormones and the role they play in fat loss. Ghrelin Produced in the st...

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  • Parsley Tea: A Refreshing Way To Jump-Start Your Diet

    Parsley Tea: A Refreshing Way To Jump-Start Your Diet

    If you have parsley growing in your herb garden you've got more than just an attractive garnish and a tasty herb. You also have a key ingredient for burning fat and maintaining a healthy weight. A tea made from the parsley plant provides powerful antioxidants, acts as a diuretic and can help bal...

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  • Why is Sugar So Bad For Your Health?

    Why is Sugar So Bad For Your Health?

    Sugar has acquired a villainous nutritional reputation over the last 10 or so years. It's long been the subject of a love-hate relationship for most of us, much beloved for its sweet flavors in candy and baked goods while, at the same time, viewed with trepidation as a direct cause of dental car...

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  • I Can’t Believe I Ate the Whole Thing

    I Can’t Believe I Ate the Whole Thing

    With the Holidays right around the corner, people may have a tendency to overindulge when it comes to enjoying all of the delicious foods available. Unfortunately, eating too much can lead to stomach distress, with some diners exclaiming, "I can't believe I ate the whole thing!" The good news is t...

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  • How to Drink Yourself Skinny!

    How to Drink Yourself Skinny!

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  • Three Ancient Indian Fat Busters

    Three Ancient Indian Fat Busters

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  • 5 Filling Fruits to Curb Hunger

    5 Filling Fruits to Curb Hunger

    Most experts will agree that weight loss is next to impossible without adding exercise and reducing calories. While starting an exercise routine can take some effort, cutting calories seems insurmountable when gnawing hunger strikes throughout the day. The good news: foods high in fiber can help cu...

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  • 3 Steps to Fend Off Snacking

    3 Steps to Fend Off Snacking

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  • Go Green for Weight Loss

    Go Green for Weight Loss

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  • Health Benefits of Brief, High-Intensity Exercise

    Health Benefits of Brief, High-Intensity Exercise

    Our bodies require regular physical activity along with other positive lifestyle choices - such as consuming a nutritious and natural diet, indulging in low to moderate alcohol consumption and not smoking - to remain healthy and fit. In fact, the question of what is the right type of exercise...

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  • Understanding Wheat Belly

    Understanding Wheat Belly

    While the term "beer belly" has often been used to describe the spare tire that can accumulate around the midsection of beer drinkers, this extra fat may in fact be due to the gluten found inside the beer. Many health experts are now attributing the prevalence of obesity in the United States to ...

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  • Food For Thought: The Biological Basis For Midnight Cravings

    Food For Thought: The Biological Basis For Midnight Cravings

    The almost-irresistible urge to indulge in a midnight snack happens to everybody at some point. Even though most people eat their largest meal at the dinner hour, many still have a powerful hankering for a snack after dinner and sometimes even after they have gone to bed. As it turns out there...

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  • Too Little Sleep, Too Much Weight

    Too Little Sleep, Too Much Weight

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  • The Connections Between Prebiotics and Metabolism

    The Connections Between Prebiotics and Metabolism

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  • Lose The Weight To Lessen Your Heartburn

    Lose The Weight To Lessen Your Heartburn

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  • Trouble Snacking? How to Stop Snacking and Lose Those Last Pounds for Good

    Trouble Snacking? How to Stop Snacking and Lose Those Last Pounds for Good

    Most people struggle to maintain a healthy weight today due to a variety of factors including stress, diet, exercise, and work. Many individuals also get hungry between meals which leads to unhealthy snacking and weight gain. However, there are ways you can learn to stop the unhealthy snacking. ...

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  • Abs: Made In The Kitchen Not The Gym

    Abs: Made In The Kitchen Not The Gym

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  • Two Possible Causes of MS

    Two Possible Causes of MS

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  • No Grain No Pain Is Gluten Free The Way To Go?

    No Grain No Pain Is Gluten Free The Way To Go?

    Most people associate celiac disease and gluten intolerance with digestive upsets but wheat allergies can affect many aspects of our health. Recent statistics show that more than 18 million Americans suffer from gluten sensitivity and many are unaware of it. Because many of the symptoms of gluten i...

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  • Curry Seasoning: Delight Your Taste Buds and Trim Your Waistline

    Curry Seasoning: Delight Your Taste Buds and Trim Your Waistline

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  • It’s Official!  Mediterranean Diet Improves Heart Health

    It’s Official! Mediterranean Diet Improves Heart Health

    The standard diet eaten by people living in coastal Mediterranean countries like Crete, Greece, and southern Italy features vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil. When researchers first studied the Mediterranean diet, they were puzzled. It contains more fat than diets from many other countr...

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  • Excess Fat is Killing Your Kidneys

    Excess Fat is Killing Your Kidneys

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  • Low Fat vs Low Carb Diets

    Low Fat vs Low Carb Diets

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  • Studies Link Cactus Plants To Weight Loss

    Studies Link Cactus Plants To Weight Loss

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  • Treat Your Back Gingerly

    Treat Your Back Gingerly

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  • Lose Weight with a Daily Multivitamin

    Lose Weight with a Daily Multivitamin

    Carrying a few extra pounds is not a major cause for concern when it comes to your health, but it might still cause negative body issues. Being greatly overweight and part of the obesity epidemic sweeping the nation is cause for concern in many ways. Losing weight is not easy, but there may be one ...

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  • Ditch The Drama To Lose Weight?

    Ditch The Drama To Lose Weight?

    Women with excessive levels of interpersonal stress in their lives are more likely to be overweight and to experience cravings for high-calorie foods. A recent study linked interpersonal stress to high levels of ghrelin, the hormone which stimulates the appetite and low levels of leptin, which is t...

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  • Obesity Associated with Personality Traits

    Obesity Associated with Personality Traits

    Rates of obesity continue to rise around the globe and are considered and epidemic in the United States, making it a public health crisis. The medical community is constantly conducting research, and has been for decades, to determine the causes behind rising rates of obesity in men and women, chil...

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  • Don’t Eat Your Heart Out

    Don’t Eat Your Heart Out

    Doctors and scientists agree that obesity is a significant cause of adult onset or type-2 diabetes mellitus. However, there is much more to be learned about both medical problems. One thing is for sure, however, which is that exercise and maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best ways to ...

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  • Glutamine May Support Weight Loss

    Glutamine May Support Weight Loss

    Frustrated and feeling like you can’t lose weight ? New studies show that taking a glutamine supplement may support weight loss and a healthy blood pressure in diabetics. In a study conducted by a research team from Iran, 66 participants with type 2 diabetes, ages 18 to 65 years old, wer...

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  • Resveratrol for Insulin Resistance

    Resveratrol for Insulin Resistance

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  • Being an Overweight Smoker Will Literally Shorten Your Life

    Being an Overweight Smoker Will Literally Shorten Your Life

    Obesity, diabetes and smoking are all known individually to increase the risk of heart disease and a premature death. When all three factors are combined, the effect can take 20 years off your life. Learn how to lose weight and quit smoking in this article. Studies on Overweight Smokers' Lif...

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  • Birth Control Pills Linked To Serious Health Problems

    Birth Control Pills Linked To Serious Health Problems

    Although the birth control pill was lauded as a liberating breakthrough for women when it was first introduced in the 1960s, the proverbial honeymoon was quickly over as significant health risks surfaced. Because it was convenient, affordable and effective at preventing pregnancy, the pill was em...

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  • Don’t Avoid Sex Because of Incontinence

    Don’t Avoid Sex Because of Incontinence

    Losing control of the bladder even a little bit can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. For women entering menopause, this can occur during sex, which can make what is supposed to be an intimate moment, humiliating. The inability to control the bladder is referred to as urinary incontinence, and th...

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  • Hot Flashes: Hormones, Heart or Heat?

    Hot Flashes: Hormones, Heart or Heat?

    Women of a certain age are all too familiar with that sudden burning heat to the face and neck. A quick glance in the mirror confirms an embarrassing flush of color and red cheeks, and then the sweat appears, requiring a quick dab with a flannel, tissue or towel. But what if that flush of heat i...

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  • Hair Loss In Women: Causes And Solutions

    Hair Loss In Women: Causes And Solutions

    Female pattern hair loss is a hereditary condition that affects about 30 million American women. Although it mostly occurs when they are in their late 50s or 60s, it can happen at any time, even during their teenage years. Normally, each time a normal hair follicle is shed it is replaced by hair ...

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  • Vitamin D And Alzheimer's Risk In Women

    Vitamin D And Alzheimer's Risk In Women

    Vitamin D is made by skin cells in response to sunlight. Just 10-15 minutes of daily exposure to the sun is sufficient to make enough vitamin D for maintaining good health. It is also found in fatty fish, fish liver oils, fish oil supplements, egg yolks as well as in fortified grains and dair...

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  • Vitamin C and Breast Cancer

    Vitamin C and Breast Cancer

    Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is not manufactured by the body. In other words, people need to obtain this nutrient through food or other sources. Vitamin C is utilized by the body to build healthy blood vessels, bones, ligaments, tendons and skin. It also facilitat...

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  • Depressing News for Breast Cancer

    Depressing News for Breast Cancer

    According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer to affect women after skin cancer. An estimated 1 in every 8 women is likely to be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer which is the second leading cause of death from cancer. Breast cancer claims the ...

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  • Do Female Hormones Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women?

    Do Female Hormones Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Women?

    The hormones produced in women during their regular menstrual cycle have been thought to give protection from the risk of cardiovascular disease. This would explain why the risk of heart attack generally increases at an older age in women than in men. This factor is known as "premenopausal hormonal...

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  • The Effects of EPA and DHA Supplements on Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survivors

    The Effects of EPA and DHA Supplements on Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Survivors

    Postmenopausal survivors of breast cancer can now look forward to a longer life expectancy thanks to the increased effectiveness of chemotherapy and new drugs. The bad news is that cancer chemotherapy is known to induce long-term side effects in the bones of the sufferer. The common use of aromatas...

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  • Birth Defects Tied to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

    Birth Defects Tied to Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

    Get a better understanding about taking antidepressants during pregnancy. Do antidepressants pose health risks to your baby and how stopping might be dangerous to you? Get the latest information about antidepressants and pregnancy. A Closer Look at Antidepressants and the Tie to Birth Defects ...

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  • Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Breast Cancer Risks

    Blood Pressure Meds May Increase Breast Cancer Risks

    Postmenopausal women who take prescription medications called calcium channel blockers to lower blood pressure may have increased odds of developing breast cancer, according to recent studies. Research published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association said in some cas...

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  • IVF Linked To Increased Risk For Breast Cancer

    IVF Linked To Increased Risk For Breast Cancer

    The desire to become a parent is instinctual and exceedingly strong. Childless couples will go to great lengths to fill the void, often employing extreme medical procedures which they hope will result in pregnancy. In vitro fertilization (IVF) has helped millions of women achieve pregnancy, bu...

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  • Understanding Dyspareunia

    Understanding Dyspareunia

    With the kids out of the house, older women can enjoy more privacy for intimate moments with a partner. However, getting older can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to sexual intercourse. Dyspareunia is a medical condition that is fairly common, but few women who have it are comfortable ...

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  • THAT Can Cause Cancer?

    THAT Can Cause Cancer?

    According to the European Environment Agency, our homes and lifestyle are filled with chemicals and carcinogens that are known to be harmful to our health. The agency warned that many toiletries, cosmetics and everyday appliances may be a significant contributing factor to cancer. Here are four can...

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  • Meditation Solution for Breast Cancer

    Meditation Solution for Breast Cancer

    A diagnosis of breast cancer is devastating and can turn one's life into chaos with the uncertainty, fear and frustrations of such a life-threatening event. Those who are uninsured can have a far more difficult time in recovery after the rigors of treatment (surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, medica...

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  • Whittle Your Waist, Whittle Your Breast Cancer Risk

    Whittle Your Waist, Whittle Your Breast Cancer Risk

    A woman's risk of developing breast cancer increases depending on the size of her waist. Emerging research has established a link between the circumference of your waistline and a higher risk of developing breast cancer. Ultimately, this means that you don't necessarily have to be obese to be at ri...

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  • Should Mammograms be Phased Out?

    Should Mammograms be Phased Out?

    By: Dr. Christine Horner For over 40 years, women have been told the best way to lower their risk of dying of breast cancer is by getting a yearly mammogram. But recently, several well-designed studies have found this recommendation may not be true. Researchers conclude the value of mammograms has...

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  • Get Tested for CHD before Starting HRT

    Get Tested for CHD before Starting HRT

    As women get closer to retirement, they look forward to life with a slower pace, more freedom, and less drama. Unfortunately, getting older also comes with a few downsides. By the age of 50, most women begin to experience signs of menopause with bothersome symptoms like hot flashes, insomnia, depre...

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  • Berberine: Natural Compound May Prevent Breast and Cervical Cancers

    Berberine: Natural Compound May Prevent Breast and Cervical Cancers

    A plant alkaloid and naturally occurring compound found in goldenseal and a few other common plants may have a role to play in the prevention and treatment of breast and cervical cancers. Recent studies have suggested that berberine, which is found in goldenseal, European barberry, goldthread and O...

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  • Inflammation Linked To Increased Risk For Breast Cancer

    Inflammation Linked To Increased Risk For Breast Cancer

    A healthy lifestyle that includes an anti-inflammatory diet is linked to a reduced risk for breast cancer. According to the Breast Cancer Disparities Study, inflammation advances breast cancer growth and metastasis. Diet and lifestyle influence the inflammation biomarkers that impact a woman’...

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  • Do You Want To Prevent Gallstones? Get Moving!

    Do You Want To Prevent Gallstones? Get Moving!

    Do you want to prevent gallstones? Well, get moving then! According to an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine , women who exercise are 31 per cent less likely to develop gallstones. Even a moderate amount of exercise can lead to a significant decline in risks. Gallstones aff...

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  • Vitamin D May Be a Mother’s Best Friend

    Vitamin D May Be a Mother’s Best Friend

    New studies reveal that low levels of vitamin D in pregnant women may be one of many causes of depression . During pregnancy, women have the highest risk of developing depression. In pregnant women, depression is often dismissed as a hormonal imbalance, which is dangerous for both the mother ...

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  • Top Foods for Healthy Hair

    Top Foods for Healthy Hair

    In order for hair to grow thick and healthy, it needs a constant, nutrient-rich supply of blood to its follicles. The best healthy hair diet includes adequate amounts of: Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) Zinc B vitamins Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) To ensure that you are getting enough ...

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