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Rosemary May Boost Sugar Metabolism to Control Diabetes

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Perhaps surprisingly, the woody perennial rosemary plant with blue flowers and a pleasant, pungent, pine fragrance, is a member of the mint family. Its Latin name, Rosmarinus officinalus, means “dew of the sea.” This is because it needs only the water carried by the sea breeze to survive. A firm favorite in the kitchen paired…

Want Strong Bones? Choose Your Dairy Products Wisely

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Just because you use cream in your coffee or have an occasional ice cream does not mean your body is getting the calcium it needs from these sources. A new study reveals that all dairy products are not nutritionally equal. Although dairy products are still the number one source of nutrients to keep your bones…

7 Foods That Fight Cancer Naturally

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Research in the last decade has proven that certain natural nutrients commonly found in fruits and vegetables help the body target cancer cells. Here are the seven cancer-fighting foods you need on your grocery list: Garlic – Along with the other relatives in the allium family – such as onions, leeks, and shallots – garlic…

Vitamin E Tocotrienol – the Secret to Lifelong Bone Health

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If you are like most women, you make sure you have plenty of calcium in your diet and exercise regularly to keep your bones healthy. Despite these efforts, you still risk developing osteoporosis after menopause due to hormonal changes that may gradually erode your bones. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 29.5 million…

Improve Your Vision with Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Omega-3

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One of the many inevitable changes we face as we age is deteriorating eyesight. Age-related macular degeneration, AMD, is a major cause of visual impairment. In the United States, AMD affects an estimated 9 million adults over the age of 40. It occurs when a part of the retina, called the macula, becomes damaged and causes…

3 Compelling Reasons Why You Need to Add Oats to Your Diet

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When you think of superfoods, richly colored fruits and vegetables are likely the first things that come to mind. A growing body of scientific evidence, however demonstrates the need to add oats to your diet in order to strengthen your defenses against inflammation, cardiovascular disease and colon cancer, which are the leading causes of death…

Could Cinnamon Help You Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

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If you are concerned about developing Alzheimer’s Disease or you are caring for a loved one with this debilitating progressive brain disease, you are not alone. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, every 68 seconds in the United States, a new person develops Alzheimer’s Disease, which robs a person of their memories, leaving them confused and…

Eating Yogurt Lowers Blood Pressure

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Yogurt is a dairy product produced by the fermentation of milk in the presence of bacteria; specifically, Lactobacillus and Streptococcus. While we normally think of milk as the stuff that comes from cows, goats, sheep, and even camels, but milk from plant sources like almonds and coconuts may also be successfully fermented. Research presented recently…

The Health Benefits of Echinacea

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Echinacea is a popular herbal preparation used by many people to treat mainly colds and flu, although it has been credited with providing relief for more than a dozen different conditions. Here, we talk about some of the indications and precautions for taking Echinacea. What is Echinacea? Echinacea is an herbal preparation derived from the…

9 Benefits Omega-3 Supplements Could Have for Your Body and Mind

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You might be wondering what the omega-3 hype is all about. Nowadays it seems like every health magazine is recommending omega-3, and the pharmacy section of every major grocery store has a wide selection of fish oil supplements. Last week I even came across omega-3 supplements for dogs. So in case you are wondering what…

Iodine Is Essential for Pregnant Women. Are You Getting Enough?

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Are you aware of the importance of iodine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy? Despite the fact that the healthcare and the pharmaceutical industries have not caught up, there is now concrete evidence that iodine supplementation in pregnancy is essential. A recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association…

Three Cheers for Cherries – An Ally in the Fight Against Muscle Pain

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Long distance runners expose themselves to serious muscle damage leading to inflammation and reduced production of force. Typically, endurance athletes dose themselves with non-steroidal inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) to offset this pain. Unfortunately, these drugs are known to have serious adverse effects. Among them are gastric bleeding, kidney failure and heart attack. NSAIDs are also contraindicated…

Olive Oil Shows Promise for the Treatment of Inflammation

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If you suffer from arthritis, a new study published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology1 provides evidence that a component of olive oil, called oleuropein aglycone, can help prevent redness, irritation, and swelling in body tissues. This inflammation might be the result of injury or diseases such as arthritis or pleurisy. While the research conducted…

Want to Improve Your Digestive Health? Try a Kiwi Supplement

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If you suffer the discomfort of chronic constipation and you are looking for relief, you are not alone. According to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, a division of the National Institutes of Health, 63 million people in the United States suffer from chronic constipation every year. Although doctors write 5.3 million prescriptions for medications…

The Many Benefits of Zinc Supplementation

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When the alchemists used to burn elemental zinc in air, it would form what they called, “Philosopher’s Wool,” or white snow. When ingested in the diet or as a nutritional supplement, it has numerous health benefits. Nutritionists refer to it as an essential trace element, because we only need 8 mg (women) or 11 mg…

Vitamin D May Hold a Key Role in the Fight Against Autism

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Did you know that approximately one in 88 babies born in the United States will develop some form of autism? The term ‘autism’ is a small word for an increasingly important subject as scientists race to determine possible causes of the disorder. Persons with autism have trouble communicating or bonding with others. Scientists from the…

Drinking Green Tea and Red Wine May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s

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A new research study from the University of Leeds discovered that natural substances found in green tea and red wine may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease1. Alzheimer’s disease is described as the gradual and continuous loss in cognitive abilities that results to memory loss, poor language skills and inability to do normal daily activities….

The Vitamin Graveyard: 11 Nutrients that Are No Longer Classified as Vitamins

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Do you ever wonder why vitamin names go from A to E and then skip all the way to K, with nothing in between? Actually there used to be a time when vitamins F through J existed. In fact the alphabet soup used to stretch all the way to vitamin U. But for one reason…

How to Improve Memory, Focus, and Mental Acuity Naturally

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As we grow older, most people develop memory problems. In fact, more than half of the adults in the United States report some form of memory issue by age 60, according to Harvard Medical School. Some of the most common memory complaints include the following: Forgetfulness: Just like a powerful computer, our minds hold an…

Vitamin D Linked to 77% Reduction in Alzheimer Cases

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With Alzheimer’s now reaching epidemic proportions and current cases topping the 13 million mark, new findings conclude that supplementation of vitamin D is directly linked to a reduction in this debilitating form of dementia. Alzheimer’s patients have a plaque build up in the brain call beta amyloid which affects the body’s ability to detoxify and…

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