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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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. Of course, ther...

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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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  • Astaxanthin Supports Vibrant Health From The Inside Out

    Astaxanthin Supports Vibrant Health From The Inside Out

    If you were on a desert island and could have only one antioxidant to support your health, the choice would be easy. Astaxanthin, which is often referred to as "nature's ultimate antioxidant powerhouse" is emerging as one of the most important components for disease prevention and health maintenanc...

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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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  • 5 Breathing Techniques That Help Fight Fatigue

    5 Breathing Techniques That Help Fight Fatigue

    We all accept that if we stop breathing we quickly die. However, few of us bother about how we breathe, or whether we are breathing effectively to provide the lungs, blood and brain with the oxygen we need to function at our optimum. By understanding how breathing works, we can implement new breath...

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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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  • 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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  • Can ingredients found in your pantry improve your skin as your age?

    Can ingredients found in your pantry improve your skin as your age?

    Olive oil has been used for centuries as a skin-care product. In fact, it was coined "liquid gold" by Homer and was used by the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and the Phoenicians. Some of the important skin-renewing components found in olive oil are: Squalene: a natural compound that is believed to r...

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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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  • 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 ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Yohimbine Poses Serious Health Risks For Men With ED

    Yohimbine Poses Serious Health Risks For Men With ED

    The airwaves are filled with commercials offering hope for the millions of men who suffer from erectile dysfunction.  The inability to achieve or sustain an erection can be physically and emotionally devastating. Millions of men have come to depend on the effects of the “little blue pill” to k...

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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 Read Article

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Precursor Hormone Supplements: Get the Edge to Stay Active

    Precursor Hormone Supplements: Get the Edge to Stay Active

    Just a few decades ago, it was rare to hear the words healthy and aging used in the same sentence. These days it is not only possible, but highly probable that the majority of Americans can enter their golden years with vibrant health and remain physically and mentally active. Adapting and maintain...

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  • Natural Health Solutions for Lowering the Risks Associated with Premature Aging

    Natural Health Solutions for Lowering the Risks Associated with Premature Aging

    Premature aging is not fun, and pretty much everyone wants to avoid it. Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to avoid premature aging. Vitamins and supplements are a key way that you can preserve your health and safeguard against nutritional deficiencies that can lead to premature aging a...

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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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  • Anti-Aging: Three Supplements that Slow the Process

    Anti-Aging: Three Supplements that Slow the Process

    Did you know that aging well improves health and enhances happiness and productivity? Are you looking for three natural health supplements that may increase energy levels, enhance the immune system, and promote better aging? Secretagogue Plus This effective, anti-aging supplement is made up o...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...

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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 antio...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 mig...

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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...

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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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  • High Carb And High Sugar Diet Speed Up Mild Cognitive Impairment

    High Carb And High Sugar Diet Speed Up Mild Cognitive Impairment

    A recent study - published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease - reveals that people aged 70 and older who consume a high carb diet have nearly four times the risk of developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) relative to their peers who consumed more protein and fat. The risk of developing MCI w...

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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?

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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 (...

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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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  • 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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  • 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 ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 di...

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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...

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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 is one that is made naturally in the liver and kidneys and is important for production of energy.  Acetylcholine is a neurotransmitter which is essential for healthy mental function, and when this is combined with L-carnit...

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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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  • 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 ...

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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...

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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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  • 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 Supplements May Help Diarrhea

    Probiotic 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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  • 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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  • 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 best...

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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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  • 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

    Can Green Tea Regulate Your Digestive System

    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 Optimum Liver Health

    Tips for Optimum Liver Health

    Detoxification can eliminate impurities from the body allowing health and wellness to take hold and thrive. The natural process of detoxification in the body involves the blood,  bowels , kidneys, lungs, liver and skin. The liver filters and removes impurities from the blood, the  kidneys...

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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 soultions 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, n...

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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 bloati...

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  • Regulate Digestive System: The Role An Alkaline Diet Plays

    Regulate 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 ...

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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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  • 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 be...

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  • Six Supplements for Improved Eyesight

    Six Supplements for Improved 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 nu...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...

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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 r...

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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 p...

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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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  • The Dangers of GMO’s

    The Dangers of GMO’s

    As define GMO’s:   A genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetically engineered organism (GEO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques.   DNA molecules are taken from different sources and are combined into ...

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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 thousand...

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  • Are There Health Risks to Exercising Outside in Cold Weather

    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 direction...

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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 ...

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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 Con...

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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...

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  • The Dangers of Antacids

    The Dangers of Antacids

    To many Americans, heart burn and acid reflux are a daily problem.   A quick fix is to pop an antacid – a remedy that takes care of symptoms but is not necessarily a good solution.  Antacid use in the United States is pervasive - three billion dollars are spent annually on over-the-c...

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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 o...

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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...

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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 po...

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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 ...

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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 ac...

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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 i...

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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....

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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 suggest...

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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 a...

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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 ...

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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 somew...

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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. ...

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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 int...

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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:...

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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...

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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 di...

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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...

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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 t...

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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 chemicals that promise to keep their homes fresh, sanitized, shiny and fragrant. While most people purchase and use commercial cleaning chemicals with the best of intentions, many of the substances have toxic side effects that can...

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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 heter...

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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...

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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 resea...

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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-ca...

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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."...

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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 haz...

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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, magnes...

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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.  ...

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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 puri...

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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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  • 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 med...

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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 ...

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  • Natural Health Solutions: Lemon Oil

    Natural Health Solutions: Lemon Oil

    Lemon oil can help with fever, skin problems, stomach ache, and even stress.   Lemon is also used in foods, as it is a popular citrus fruit that helps digestion, and provides a healthy dose of vitamin C. Lemon oil is ideal to use in order to increase circulation within the body and to boost t...

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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 intolera...

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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 ...

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  • The Dangers of Energy Drinks

    The Dangers of Energy Drinks

    Energy drinks can be risky, and even dangerous to some. It is important that you understand exactly what is inside these drinks. The idea that energy drinks are healthy drinks is beginning to fall apart.  Here are a few of the reasons that the vast majority of energy drinks are not the healt...

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  • How To Avoid Mold-Related Health Hazards

    How To Avoid Mold-Related Health Hazards

    Mold related health issues include asthma, infection, and allergic illness can have toxic effects on your overall health. These mold health hazards are due to breathing in the contaminated mold cells every day indoors and out. The health hazards of mold should be understood so that you can avoid th...

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  • The Health Benefits of Honey

    The Health Benefits of Honey

    The health benefits of honey include it functioning as a topical antibiotic to speed the healing process. Honey, that delicious elixir that safely sweetens your favorite foods, has gained popularity as a safe, viable alternative to antibiotics. Clinical trials have confirmed honey health benefits i...

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  • Calm Yourself Working With Clay

    Calm Yourself Working With Clay

    Pottery studios and clay workshops are not the first place you might think of as a center for improving health, but Dr Oz suggests that any activity with clay can be very beneficial to our natural balance and overall health. “Working with clay is a very soothing and nurturing activity,” he was ...

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  • What Dangers are Lurking in Your Energy Drink?

    What Dangers are Lurking in Your Energy Drink?

    Increasingly, more and more people are taking a longer and longer look at energy drinks.  The idea that energy drinks are healthy drinks is beginning to fall apart.  Here are a few of the reasons that the vast majority of energy drinks are not the healthiest choice: High in sugar Ene...

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  • The Dangers of Bleach

    The Dangers of Bleach

    Most of us have been raised to reach for the bleach when it comes to brightening white clothes, stain removal, disinfecting objects in our homes—including children’s toys—and cleaning dirty floors and surfaces.   Of course, bleach achieves these seemingly harmless goals; however, it doesn’t ...

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  • Is Aspartame Dangerous to your Health?

    Is Aspartame Dangerous to your Health?

    Aspartame is a synthetic sweetener first synthesized in 1965 for use as a sugar substitute in foods and beverages. Sold initially under the brand name NutraSweet, it has been marketed as AminoSweet since 2009. Today, it’s believed to be used in over in over 6000 different products in 90 countries ...

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  • Cell Phone Is Teeming with Germs

    Cell Phone Is Teeming with Germs

    You may want to share viral videos on your cell phone, but germs and viruses are a totally different matter. Cell phones are unfortunately an easy conduit for cold and flu bugs, as they are constantly in contact with germ-laden surfaces, hands and then faces where the eyes, nose and mouth are the m...

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  • Three Delicious Foods That Support Healthy Aging

    Three Delicious 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 look...

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  • Burger with a Side of WHAT???

    Burger with a Side of WHAT???

    Burgers and fast food, we know, are not exactly a healthy option. High in saturated fat and calorie-laden they are not a recipe for a healthy body, but surely the odd burger can’t do any harm – can it? Our article looks into the hidden “sides” that fast food is served with. Here are 5 things your d...

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  • The Health Benefits of Avocados

    The Health Benefits of Avocados

    Avocados are exceptional in that they are highly nutritious, crammed with vitamins and minerals AND they taste delicious. They are very versatile and can be an excellent fat burner when combined with other foods. Avocados are a Source of Healthy Fats Avocados are high in fat, which makes them...

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  • Zithromax Z-Pak Is it Dangerous

    Zithromax Z-Pak Is it Dangerous

    An alarming new warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a commonly prescribed antibiotic has caused Pfizer to update the warnings on their drug sold as Zithromax, also known as the Z-Pak. This powerful drug is frequently prescribed to counter ear and chest infections , but such ar...

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  • Five Foods Your Dentist Avoids

    Five Foods Your Dentist Avoids

    Have you ever wondered which foods your dentist is likely to avoid?  Some foods are rougher on your teeth than others and, of course, these are the foods that your dentist generally skips.  After all, who knows better what causes tooth damage and problems than a dentist?   No Ice, ...

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  • 5 Tips To Alkalize Your Body

    5 Tips To Alkalize Your Body

    Have you ever wondered what “Alkalize” really means?  Alkalize refers to the pH balance in your body. In general, the pH scale measures how acidic or alkaline a substance is, and that number ranges from zero to 14.  A pH of seven is considered neutral.  As we pursue good health, know ...

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  • Alpha Hydroxl Acids Benefits Your Skin

    Alpha Hydroxl Acids Benefits Your Skin

    Most skin care experts agree that products containing alpha hydroxyl acids are the right choice for the majority of people. These gentle acids, which are derived from fruit and milk sugars, act as an exfoliate to dissolve dirt and remove dead cells so that new skin cells can grow and thrive. Their u...

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  • Boosting Energy Naturally With Power-Pack Fuels

    Boosting Energy Naturally With Power-Pack Fuels

    Whether it’s early morning or late afternoon, an energy slump can send you on a search for caffeine, soft drinks and sugary snacks. While these may provide a temporary boost, the crash that follows will leave you feeling even more sluggish than you were before you consumed them. If you want a sustai...

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  • Three Handy Tips to Keep your Kitchen Free of Disease

    Three Handy Tips to Keep your Kitchen Free of Disease

    It may surprise many to learn that there are more germs hiding in your kitchen than in your bathroom. In fact, the kitchen is a haven for bacteria.  From the countertops to the sink to the coffeepot, kitchens are chock full of the same type of bacteria that can spread colds and flu throughout a...

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  • Can Seaweed Help in the Treatment of Breast Cancer?

    Can Seaweed Help in the Treatment of Breast Cancer?

    For centuries seaweed has been a staple in the diets of Asian people.  Loaded with minerals and vitamins, seaweed appears to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet.  While it has been touted to help reduce stress, prevent heart disease and enhance thyroid function, it may also help t...

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  • Drug for Diabetes Lowers Vitamin B12 Levels

    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. Vitami...

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  • What Are The Benefits Of CLA?

    What Are The Benefits Of CLA?

    What if there was a way to boost weight loss while also improving one’s overall health and resistance to disease?  It sounds too good to be true, but the facts are that some foods and compounds can achieve just such results.  One such compound is the very intriguing and impressive conjugat...

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  • Aromatherapy: Healing That Makes ‘Scents’

    Aromatherapy: Healing That Makes ‘Scents’

    Aromatherapy is yet another example of a centuries-old remedy that is finally making its way into mainstream medicine. Used by the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians for more than 6,000 years aromatherapy is a holistic medicinal treatment that incorporates essential oils. The oils are derived from...

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  • The Dangers of Sugar-Free Sodas

    The Dangers of Sugar-Free Sodas

    Millions of Americans have switched to diet soft drinks in an effort to avoid the massive calorie content of regular sodas. While they may be lower in sugar, diet drinks are still a bad dietary choice and they have been linked to weight gain, heart disease, type-2 diabetes , migraines and other hea...

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

    Four Lifestyle Factors Contribute to One-Third of All Deaths

    It is hard to believe, but researchers have found that just four lifestyle factors play a role in a full one-third of all deaths.  Finding ways to avoid the impact of these four factors will help you live a longer and healthier life. Factor One-Waist Size The Western World is undergoing an ...

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  • Are Prostate Drugs Harmful?

    Are Prostate Drugs Harmful?

    Multiple treatments are available for enlarged prostate including medications and minimally invasive surgery. A patient’s choice of treatment - be it surgery, radiation, or other forms of management depends on several factors, including: •    Size of enlarged prostate •   ...

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  • What are the Risk Factors for Prediabetes?

    What are the Risk Factors for Prediabetes?

    What are the Risk Factors for Prediabetes? Prediabetes is the condition of having consistently higher-than-normal blood sugar levels which are a precursor to developing full-blown diabetes. An estimated 79 million Americans are at risk of developing diabetes, yet only 11% even know they are at ...

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  • Ayurveda For Healthy Fabulous Youthful Skin

    Ayurveda For Healthy Fabulous Youthful Skin

    People are always trying to look younger, and glowing, youthful skin plays a large part.  There are a host of creams and other skin products on the market for this purpose, but traditional Indian medicine offers an entirely different slant – treating the skin from the inside out. Also known a...

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  • What Causes ED? Could it Be Your Medication?

    What Causes ED? Could it Be Your Medication?

    Erectile dysfunction, often referred to as ED, is a sexual condition which may have any number of causes. Men who suffer from this problem may be too embarrassed to seek professional help from their doctor. However, ED is often caused by prescription and over-the-counter medications and it can...

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  • Relaxation Techniques for Fighting Cancer

    Relaxation Techniques for Fighting Cancer

    Some ideas sound too easy to work, right?  One such idea comes in the form of “relax and fight cancer.”  That sounds a little too easy and a little too good to be true, but there is a lot of evidence and wisdom behind this statement. There are many ways that relaxation can help ...

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  • The Cosmetic Hazard of Drinking Diet Coke

    The Cosmetic Hazard of Drinking Diet Coke

    If it was shown that consumption of an ordinary, grocery-store beverage could damage the teeth similar to that produced from methamphetamines or crack cocaine, would you drink it?  A recent study suggests that heavy consumption of diet soda can have precisely this effect. The study leader...

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  • Common Carpet Chemicals Could be Destroying Your Thyroid

    Common Carpet Chemicals Could be Destroying Your Thyroid

    Could your home furnishings be the cause of fatigue, depression, constipation, weight gain or feeling cold? One Taiwanese doctor has linked the symptoms of an underactive thyroid with high PFC levels in the blood which come from our carpets, fabrics, wallpaper and even our cosmetics.  What a...

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  • Warning Signs of Low Hormone Levels

    Warning Signs of Low Hormone Levels

    Hormones play a vital part in controlling how our body operates, from the stress hormone, cortisol, to sleep-inducing melatonin. When our hormones get out of balance it can affect our mood, energy levels, sleep patterns, libido and more. We look at some of the more common hormone imbalances and hi...

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  • 5 Ways to Get Great Skin

    5 Ways to Get Great Skin

    Most people like to look their best, and if the skin isn’t in tip-top condition, it can affect the mood.  However, it might be surprising to know that a negative mood could be the cause of skin problems in the first place. Take a look at the way feelings and emotions can affect the skin. ...

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  • What Causes Low Libido In Men?

    What Causes Low Libido In Men?

    A good sex life is important to both men and women.  In fact, a dwindling libido for either can throw a wrench into an otherwise healthy relationship.  Although a waning libido is common with age, this problem may stem from more than merely getting older.  A reduced sex drive can be ...

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

    Top Five Wheat-Free Grains + Green Tea Extract Benefits

    There are different buzz words for different ailments and situations.  The latest in our lexicon of nutritional dangers is the “wheat-belly.”  What is a wheat belly?  It used to be called the beer-belly, which is a wheat or grain belly—the resulting fat that accumulates in the midd...

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  • Will An Aspirin A Day Keep Cancer Away?

    Will An Aspirin A Day Keep Cancer Away?

    Regular use of low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer according to a study published in a recent issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study, which was conducted at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, included 40,000 women who were over the age of 45. Participants were...

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  • Exploring the Most Common Home Health Tests

    Exploring the Most Common Home Health Tests

    There are a variety of different home health tests that are easy to use and find.  Testing different aspects of your health at home can have benefits, but such testing should not be used to conclusively diagnose problems.  Medical testing can be very complex.  Determining whether ...

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  • Three Medical Tests Every Man Should Have

    Three Medical Tests Every Man Should Have

    Routine maintenance, like checking the oil and tire pressure, can keep a man’s car running smoothly.  The same concept applies to his body.  Specific medical screening tests for men can help them to stay on top of their health.  Medical tests can screen for diseases and determine ...

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  • 5 Natural Hangover Remedies

    5 Natural Hangover Remedies

    So you’ve got a hangover, huh?  Don’t worry it happens to the best of us, and there is good news as well.  Dealing with a hangover shouldn’t be treated as a one-dimensional problem.  There are ways to get real relief naturally.  By following the steps that we outline here in t...

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  • Skip the Food Coloring – Make Green Drinks Instead

    Skip the Food Coloring – Make Green Drinks Instead

    Food coloring is one of the many ingredients added to junk food and processed food that is damaging human health.  Like so many other additives to processed food and junk food, food coloring can damage DNA.  The simple fact is that there are many food additives in our food supply that a...

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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 ...

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  • Looking for Help with Arthritis? Get to know Regenokine Therapy

    Looking for Help with Arthritis? Get to know Regenokine Therapy

    Arthritis is one of the most painful inflammation related conditions known to man.  In its most severe form, arthritis can completely disrupt the lives of those who are inflicted.  Severe cases of arthritis can leave joints damaged and even non-functional.   Osteoarthritis i...

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  • 4 Amazing Spices for the Bedroom

    4 Amazing Spices for the Bedroom

    Are you looking to spice things up in the bedroom a bit?  Many people believe that the only way to get better results in the bedroom is to opt for a pharmaceutical creation that may have side effects. Eating a healthy diet and losing weight are two proven ways to increase one’s libido,...

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  • How to Ease Prostatitis Naturally

    How to Ease Prostatitis Naturally

     Prostatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation in the prostate. It is common in men over the age of 40 and can have many causes. There are several different types of prostatitis: •Acute bacterial prostatitis •Chronic bacterial prostatitis •Chronic prostatitis without inf...

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  • Harmful Effects Of Energy Drinks

    Harmful Effects Of Energy Drinks

    Energy drinks are very popular - in fact, their consumption was reported to have risen sharply to 35% of all US teens and athletes by 2008. One study found that 50% of American students drank at least 1-4 of these drinks in a typical month. A simultaneous sharp increase in energy drink-related eme...

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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 dea...

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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 we...

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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 smok...

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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 bod...

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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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  • Three Healthy Drinks to Help Boost your Energy Levels

    Three Healthy Drinks to Help Boost your Energy Levels

    With the world operating at what can seem like a break-neck pace, increased energy is a common want for many people.   Whether it is extra grit needed for completion of a tough work assignment or a bit more zip for getting through each day, we all occasionally wish we had more get-up-and-g...

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  • Tips for a Great Sex Life After 60

    Tips for a Great Sex Life 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 d...

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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 necessa...

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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. ...

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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

    Keep the Flu Grinch at Bay

    The holidays are a time for sharing. Unfortunately not everything we share is healthy. Now that the weather is cooler people are spending more time indoors making it easier for the “Flu Grinch” to take hold and put a damper on your holiday fun. The good news is that there are several steps y...

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  • Vitamins for Healthy Traveling

    Vitamins for Healthy Traveling

    Travel can be hard on the body with new environments, a change of diet and different  times zones to adapt to. Our bodies are challenged by long periods of inactivity on planes and public transport where we are also subjected to many unfamiliar germs. Often we return from what should have been...

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  • Anti-aging:  Exercise for a Younger, Healthier Body

    Anti-aging: Exercise for a Younger, Healthier Body

    Spare tires, sagging muscles, aching joints, stiffness …these are just a few of the unwanted effects of aging. It is becoming increasingly evident that adoption of a healthy lifestyle is important for slowing the aging process. In fact, current research tells us that physical exercise is the singl...

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  • U.S. Life Expectancy - Is it rising more slowly than other developed nations?

    U.S. Life Expectancy - Is it rising more slowly than other developed nations?

    While projected life span within the United States is at an all-time high of 78 years and two months, new research shows that projections have actually fallen in hundreds of U. S. counties.  In addition, life expectancy within the U. S. has risen more slowly than in other developed nations. ...

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  • Dangers of Plaque & Gingivitis to Your Health

    Dangers of Plaque & Gingivitis to Your Health

    Many people don't realize that there is a direct link between oral health and overall health.  The simple fact is that problems with oral health can lead to problems throughout the body.  In this article, we will look at how plaque and gingivitis can actually cause health issues and pro...

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  • Seven Ways to Filter out Stress

    Seven Ways to Filter out Stress

    Stress is an accepted part of 21st century life in developed cultures, yet it is a known factor of poor health. Symptoms of stress include headaches, digestive problems and difficulty sleeping which in turn creates a downward spiral of more stress. We may not be able to control some of the extern...

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  • Top 10 Supplements for Men's Health

    Top 10 Supplements for Men's Health

    Nattokinase may provide support of healthy blood pressure. Research has shown that nattokinase supports the body in dissolving blood clots and has been shown to be four times more effective than plasmin, which is an anti-clotting enzyme produced in the blood. Gymnema Sylvestre promotes heal...

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  • Stroke Risk in Women Dramatically Cut With Regular Walking

    Stroke Risk in Women Dramatically Cut With Regular Walking

    Women in their fifties may be concerned about the risk of strokes yet many do not feel that a “gym” lifestyle is for them. The good news is that in a long-term study by the Harvard School of Public Health, it was found that walking came out on top for slashing the risk of strokes in women by up to 6...

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  • The Shocking Truth about Flu Vaccines

    The Shocking Truth about Flu Vaccines

    A shocking article about the ineffectualness and the dangers of flu vaccines has just been published by Richard Gale, a former Senior Research Analyst in the Biotechnology and Genomic Industries, and Gary Null, highly respected, award-winning director of progressive documentaries on nutrition and n...

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  • Effects of Mineral Deficiency on the Body

    Effects of Mineral Deficiency on the Body

    Minerals are inorganic substances that are essential for a healthy body, as they help to create hormones, enzymes, bones, tissues, teeth and fluids.  Take a closer look at some important minerals and their effects of deficiency on the body. Calcium and vitamin D are essential for mainta...

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

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

    In our modern-day world it is impossible to avoid coming into contact with harmful environmental toxins. Cars and trucks continually pump pollution into the air and even our food supply is contaminated with pesticides. Chemicals are leached into food from their “hygienic” plastic packaging and seve...

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  • How Blood Sugar Affects Your Health

    How Blood Sugar Affects Your Health

    Blood sugar can be defined as the concentration of glucose in the blood.  These levels can be influenced by diet, stress, illness, use of certain medications, exercise and alcohol use.  Typically, the body regulates blood sugar levels as part of the metabolic process, and these levels f...

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  • Alpha Lipoic Acid and Diabetes

    Alpha Lipoic Acid and Diabetes

    Diabetes is a devastating disease that results when the body is unable to metabolize glucose due to poor insulin function. It currently affects over 246 million people in the world and is the 4th leading cause of death. Diabetes is caused when insulin becomes ineffective or resistant due to cont...

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  • 15 Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Can Extend One's Life by Up to 3 Years

    15 Minutes of Physical Activity a Day Can Extend One's Life by Up to 3 Years

    Would you like to live longer?  Most of us would, of course, answer yes to that question.  Luckily, there are easy steps that you can take to help you do just that!  By now you've probably heard that physical activity can do wonders to improve how you look and feel.  As it turns...

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  • Six Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

    Six Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

    When it comes to certain critical health problems, it is often the minutes before an individual seeks medical help that can have the most impact on outcome. With some physical symptoms, waiting is never a good tactic.  Here are six symptoms you should never ignore. Chest Pain or Discomfort...

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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 the Over 40s

    Nutrition Guidelines for the Over 40s

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

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

    A study published in Stroke:  Journal of the American Heart Association found that Swedish women with a diet high in antioxidants experienced fewer strokes - even those with a history of cardiovascular disease! Oxidative stress can damage blood vessels and cause inflammation.  It occ...

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

    Heart Disease - What your Doctor isn't telling you

    When it comes to cardiovascular heart disease whoever said “prevention is the best medicine” was exactly right.  Lifestyle choices like diet, exercise and whether or not to smoke and drink alcohol can have a direct effect on heart health .  While you may think you have already heard all ...

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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 l...

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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

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could ditch your blood pressure medication and control hypertension naturally? Biofeedback is rapidly becoming the treatment of choice for patients who want to minimize their reliance on medication and take charge of their own health. The techniques applied in biofeedb...

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  • Omega-3’s – Counting on Good Health

    Omega-3’s – Counting on Good Health

    For some reason, whenever I hear the word omega, I think of alpha and omega; the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet: alpha (A) and omega (O).  Alpha and omega loosely translated relates to the expression from “A to Z”… front to back, start to finish, the beginning and the end, and ev...

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  • Green Coffee Extract and Blood Pressure

    Green Coffee Extract and Blood Pressure

    In general, coffee has not been seen as being a healthy beverage.  However, this image is not really a fair one in many regards.  While coffee is very high in caffeine, it does serve as a source of antioxidants .  Quite surprisingly, and somewhat alarmingly, coffee is the largest so...

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  • The Benefits of Swimming on Blood Pressure

    The Benefits of Swimming on Blood Pressure

    Is swimming good for blood pressure ?  As it turns out, the answer to this question seems to be a resounding yes!  Why is it that swimming is so good for lowering one's blood pressure?  Swimming has long been viewed as a great way to improve one's overall health, and recent studies ...

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  • Biofeedback and High Blood Pressure

    Biofeedback and High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure can be highly damaging to the artery walls of your heart, and this can lead to heart disease and premature death.  In short, if you discover that you have high blood pressure, it is essential that you work with a doctor to have your high blood pressure treated properly.&nbs...

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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 cyt...

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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

    Coenzyme Q10 occurs naturally in the body and helps convert food into energy. It is found in almost every cell in the body, and it is a powerful antioxidant – thus, an effective agent for the prevention of premature aging . As an essential component in cellular energy production, CoQ10 is espec...

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  • Omega Max Gold Benefits

    Omega Max Gold Benefits

    Science has proven again and again that there are substantial and lasting benefits of fish oil .  Supplementing your diet with fish oil and eating more fish, such as wild Alaskan salmon, anchovies and sardines, has been shown in studies to be good for heart health and brain health, but this i...

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  • Is Beer Bad?

    Is Beer Bad?

    There are countless reports on the positive effects of red wine on heart health, but a recent study by the Cardiovascular Research Center in Barcelona, Spain shows that men who have suffered a heart attack may benefit healthwise from regularly enjoying a couple of beers. The study investigated whet...

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  • The Real Cholesterol Risk

    The Real Cholesterol Risk

    There is plenty of contradictory information available about what constitutes a healthy level of cholesterol, and plenty of questions to consider. Are high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol really “good”? How concerned should you be with “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) choles...

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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 h...

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  • Red Yeast Rice and Cholesterol

    Red Yeast Rice and 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 r...

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  • Help Lower High Blood Pressure?

    Help Lower High Blood Pressure?

    If you suffer from high blood pressure , then you’ve likely made lowering your blood pressure a major priority in life.  High blood pressure is very serious business and must be treated immediately, consistently and with great care.  The reason for this is that high blood pressure can da...

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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 epidem...

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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...

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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-col...

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  • What Causes Vitamin D Deficiency

    What Causes Vitamin D Deficiency

    6 Common Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency Location The best source of vitamin D is having daily exposure to sunlight. This is easy if you live in a warm sunny climate and spend 15-30 minutes a day outdoors with bare arms and legs. However, those who live in colder climates with long dark wi...

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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,...

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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 t...

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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...

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  • Think Inflammation, NOT Cholesterol

    Think Inflammation, NOT Cholesterol

    Staying healthy may at times seem like a complicated process.  To be certain, there are many different components in the process.  Yet, it is important to note that some aspects of maintaining overall good health stand out more than others.  One critical aspect of health that has not...

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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 docosa...

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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 c ongestive 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 reas...

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  • Drug for Diabetes Lowers Vitamin B12 Levels

    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 o...

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  • Statins Hurt Muscle Mass

    Statins Hurt Muscle Mass

    Statins are a range of cholesterol reducing drugs taken by an estimated 25% of all Americans over the age of 45. Statins are commonly used to reduce cholesterol and prevent a build-up of plaque in the arteries – a pre-cursor to heart disease and stroke. However, statins may have detrimental side eff...

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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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  • 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 whole ...

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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 ...

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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 wh...

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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 benefi...

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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 a...

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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 ...

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

    What is Your Risk of Developing Heart Disease in Later 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, alco...

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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 le...

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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. ...

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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 dur...

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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 ...

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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 di...

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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. Although ...

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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 be mor...

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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. Ac...

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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, whi...

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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...

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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...

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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, bolst...

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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 a...

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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 ca...

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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 ef...

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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 In...

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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. Because swimming is low-impact, it provides all of the benefits of a workout without the risks of joint damage. Water neutralizes the force of gravity so...

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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 inflammato...

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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 dive...

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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 h...

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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 Kr...

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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 bi...

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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 fashio...

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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, i nflammation 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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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, ...

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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-O...

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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 peo...

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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 co...

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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 ...

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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. Curcumin , which is found in the spice turmeric, has potent...

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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 cel...

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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 hyaluroni...

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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 atten...

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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 fi...

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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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  • Supplements for Chronic Joint Pain

    Supplements for Chronic Joint Pain

    Chronic joint pain occurs when a joint is inflamed or infected over a long period of time.  Symptoms include pain, swelling, stiffness, limited movement and redness or warmth around the joint. While obesity, accidents and overuse can cause chronic joint pain, medical evaluation is recommende...

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

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

    The link between the immune system and nutrition is undeniable.  In fact, the quality of one's diet plays a critical role, not just in the strength of one's immune system, but in every aspect of health as well.  It is essentially impossible to embrace an unhealthy diet and not see the c...

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  • Healthy Gut-Strong Immune System

    Healthy Gut-Strong Immune System

    Anyone who wants to have a stronger and healthier immune system can take several important steps.  Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and high quality protein choices is a very smart place to start.  Eating cooked mushrooms is another way to boost one's immune system....

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

    Coughing: When it is More Than Just a Cough?

    Coughing is often of no real consequence in terms of your health and well-being.  Yet, at other times it can be a very serious issue that can indicate a wide variety of issues and problems.  A simple fact of life is that there are lots of viruses and bacteria out there that are look...

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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...

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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 ...

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  • The Dangers of Vaccinations

    The Dangers of Vaccinations

    Prior to required vaccinations for children in the United States, the rate of childhood infections was beginning to fall.  The idea behind vaccinations was based on germ theory, but germ theory is not altogether sound. Germs alone do not make people ill – germ behavior depends upon the en...

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  • Fight the Flu on Your Keyboard

    Fight the Flu on Your Keyboard

    Office and work environments are often the place where people pick up all sorts of germs including coughs, colds and flu. Pressure of work and the reluctance to take time off mean that most people turn up for work even when suffering the first signs of a respiratory illness such as a sore th...

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

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

    Autumn has officially arrived, and along with leaves changing color and a nip in the air comes cold and flu season, which presents a dilemma for many Americans:  to get or not to get a flu shot.  Influenza is serious and should not be taken lightly – it can sometimes result in hospitaliza...

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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 improv...

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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 yea...

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  • Untreatable Tuberculosis (TB) is on the Rise

    Untreatable Tuberculosis (TB) is on the Rise

    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 generall...

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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 ...

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  • Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses Against Cancer

    Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses Against Cancer

    Relax and Fight Cancer There are many ways that relaxation can help you boost your body’s natural defenses against cancer.  When combined with cancer fighting foods, it is possible to create a real “ one-two punch ” that will decrease the chances of developing this disease.  Let’s take a...

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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 hyg...

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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 Vi...

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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 p...

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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...

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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 ot...

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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 handle...

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  • Is Your Temperature Too Low?

    Is Your Temperature Too Low?

    Virtually every adult knows that a high temperature can be serious business.  After all, a high temperature can signal many different health conditions.  If a temperature becomes serious, and sustained, it can lead to brain damage.  However, the issue of a low temperature and its he...

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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 ...

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  • Immunity and Mushrooms—Who Knew?

    Immunity and Mushrooms—Who Knew?

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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 produc...

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  • Is it the End for Antibiotics?

    Is it the End for Antibiotics?

    Since the 1940s,  antibiotics have been available as a form of treatment for bacterial infection, but with increased use, bacteria have become more resistant to medicine.  This has some members of the medical community concerned about the potential for a bacterial super bug.  In fact...

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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 Gr...

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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 fami...

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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 veget...

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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 ....

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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 ...

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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 i...

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  • Flu Season Basics

    Flu Season Basics

    You're going to get sick during the flu season, right?  While you might think that it’s a forgone conclusion that you will get sick during the flu season, this notion doesn't have to be carried out in reality.  In fact, by making some modifications to your habits and your diet, it is poss...

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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 fruit...

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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 imm...

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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 and barley grass. Keep it all in balance with green superfood supplements so you can enjoy peak performance every single da...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 gre...

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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 breast ...

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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-boost...

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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 that the peptides...

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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 cal...

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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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  • 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...

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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 impo...

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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 ...

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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 partic...

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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...

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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 an...

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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...

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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. Stu...

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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 bee...

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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 s...

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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 creat...

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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, ...

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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 conta...

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  • Dangers of Sleeping Pills

    Dangers of Sleeping Pills

    Having trouble falling 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, particularl...

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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 co...

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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 a...

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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 o...

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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 d...

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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...

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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 d...

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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 p...

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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 sn...

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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 fru...

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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 tr...

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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.”  Si...

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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 n...

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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 surprisin...

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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 sensat...

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  • Green Tea Elixir Supplements VS. Drinking Green Tea

    Green Tea Elixir Supplements VS. Drinking Green Tea

    In the last two decades, the amount of research into the health benefits of green tea has been nothing short of tremendous.  This is due, in part, to the fact that numerous studies served to reveal that green tea benefited health in a surprising array of ways.  Green tea is more than ju...

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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 t...

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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 i...

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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 si...

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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 howeve...

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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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  • The Benefits of Brain Booster

    The Benefits of Brain Booster

    Everyone suffers some memory loss. As we age, our brain cells begin to deteriorate and die, causing an insignificant amount of memory loss. As time goes by, it becomes more noticeable and may even be the first signs of permanent memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease. In a recent survey in...

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  • The Benefits of Flex19™

    The Benefits of Flex19™

    The sharp increase in those suffering joint pain is alarming. In 2002, according to Time magazine, there were 20 million Americans who had been diagnosed with arthritis. Just ten years ago, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 50 million Americans, that’s 1 in 5 of the total p...

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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 malad...

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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...

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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 inflamma...

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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 ...

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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 hav...

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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...

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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 discover...

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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...

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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 t...

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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 ...

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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 sal...

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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."...

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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 de...

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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 ea...

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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 increa...

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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 ta...

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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 f...

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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...

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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, oa...

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  • Beat Poor Health With Beets?

    Beat Poor Health With Beets?

    A long time ago, when I was just a little girl, my Grandmother used to keep hidden treasures in the basement of her house.  In a cool, dark corner was a place with no floor; it was open to the cool earth, and filled with sand and buried treasure.  But this was no child’s sandbox.  In...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ha...

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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 q...

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  • Health Benefits Of The Carotenoid Antioxidant Astaxanthin

    Health Benefits Of The Carotenoid Antioxidant Astaxanthin

    Astaxanthin is an antioxidant compound that occurs naturally in sources like microalgae. Astaxanthin is used as a nutritional supplement and touted for its benefits in treating cardiovascular, immune, anti-inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases Microalgae may be - gram-for-gram - the most n...

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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...

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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 is...

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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 th...

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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. ...

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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 li...

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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 healt...

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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 he...

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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 pavemen...

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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...

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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?

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  • What is Maqui?

    What is Maqui?

    The maqui berry epitomizes the popular belief that the best gifts come in small packages. This miraculous little purple berry has gained significant attention in recent months as millions of Americans have availed themselves of the amazing energy-boosting powers it has to offer. The maqui ...

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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 ...

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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)...

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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 gree...

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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 an...

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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.  He...

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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.&nb...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 def...

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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 material that can be found in nutrient-rich soil (humic deposits) where plants once flourished. In a review paper entitled, Effects of Humic Acid o...

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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 ...

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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 supplement...

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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 r...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 t...

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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 ha...

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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 d...

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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...

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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...

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  • Natural Treatments For Promoting Hair Growth

    Natural Treatments For Promoting Hair Growth

    One of the most widely accepted natural treatments for promoting hair growth and healthy scalp circulation is lavender. A study in Archives of Dermatology indicated that 3 drops of lavender (along with 2 drops each of thyme and cedar wood and 3 drops of rosemary in a carrier-oil blend of 1/2 teas...

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  • Breast Cancer and The Estrogen Connection

    Breast Cancer and The Estrogen Connection

    Many of today's female cancers breast in particular are estrogen dependent. If your body has too much estrogen , the normally supportive hormone can become toxic, leading to cancer. Most medical professionals refer to excess estrogen as estrogen dominance . To thoroughly understand why est...

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  • Breast Cancer: The Benefits of DIM

    Breast Cancer: The Benefits of DIM

    The one of the keys to healthy estrogen metabolism is to ensure that the estrone metabolites head down the right path. Enter DIM. Diindolylmethane, or DIM , is a plant-compound found in Brassica veggies such as broccoli, bok choy, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts. Researche...

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  • Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer

    Recipes to Fight Breast Cancer

    To help reduce your risk of breast cancer , be sure to load up on Brassica-rich veggies such as broccoli, bok choy, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts.  Below are easy ways to prepare a few of these vegetables and help offset your estrogen dominance, and hopefully decrease ...

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  • Brain-Boosting Supplements

    Brain-Boosting Supplements

    There are a number of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements that can boost your mental acuity and keep your brain healthy. Below are just a few of the main supplements for general brain health .  Vitamins C and E. In a Johns Hopkins University study that examined the use of ...

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  • Best Brain Foods for Brain Function

    Best Brain Foods for Brain Function

    Food and certain supplements literally fuel your brain. Without good nutrition, your brain cannot function properly.  Eating a steady diet of steak, potato chips, and ice cream would not give you nearly the mental boost that organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains would. So, when at...

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  • Thyroid Disease Basics

    Thyroid Disease Basics

    When the t hyroid gland is functioning properly, it produces hormones that regulate metabolism and convert food into energy. Women with healthy thyroid function burn calories efficiently; women who are not producing enough thyroid hormones develop hypothyroidism.  Hypothyroidism symptoms...

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  • Iodine and Thyroid

    Iodine and Thyroid

    Iodine is particularly important. This nutrient is essential for the production of the hormone thyroxin, which your thyroid uses to regulate many bodily functions, including metabolism.    If you don’t have enough iodine, your body cannot produce adequate levels of thyroxin .  ...

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  • The Thyroid - Serotonin Connection

    The Thyroid - Serotonin Connection

    Serotonin is intimately bound with thyroid hormone. Healthy thyroid function plays an important role in supporting healthy serotonin production and concentration, as well as preventing serotonin reuptake. As a result, strong, healthy thyroid levels result in an increased level of serotonin in t...

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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 Defec...

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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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  • Are Tall Women At Increased Risk For Cancer?

    Are Tall Women At Increased Risk For Cancer?

    Researchers have released the results of an intriguing study that suggests a woman's height may be a factor in her risk for developing cancer after menopause. The study, which was supported by the Women's Health Initiative, was highlighted in the latest issue of Cancer Epidemiology, a journal of th...

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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 embr...

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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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