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Multivitamin Supplementation Reduces Cancer Risk in Men by 8%

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New findings just released in the Physicians Health Study (PHS II) concluded that the use of multivitamins reduced new cases of cancer in middle aged and older men by as much as 8%. These significant findings have excited the medical community and given new reasons for implementation of a multivitamin regimen in the male population….

Can Supplementation with DHA Omega-3 Boost Your Memory?

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Docosahexanoic Acid (DHA) is an omega-3 fatty acid and a key structural component of the human cerebral cortex. It is present at high concentrations in the brain at specialized junctions between nerve cells where neural transmission takes place. The adult human brain contains up to 500 trillion of these junctions, which makes DHA pretty important…

Iron Supplementation Can Help Prevent PMS Symptoms

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Premenstrual Syndrome, or PMS, is a collective term for the physical and emotional manifestations associated with “that time” of the menstrual cycle. The butt of endless jokes in the battle of the sexes, it is in fact a very serious matter. It can mess with your interpersonal relationships at home and at work and break…

Infographic: 68% of U.S. Adults Take Nutritional Supplements

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If you are taking supplements on a daily basis, you are not alone. In the past four years, the annual survey by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) showed a steady increase in the number of people taking nutritional supplements. Since 2009, these numbers have increased by 3% to reach 68% in 2012. This online…

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….

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 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…

3 Supplements That Can Reduce Your Cholesterol Naturally

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If you are one of the 71 million Americans who have high cholesterol and struggle to get it under control, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 33 percent of people with high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol, have it under control. If you are part of the…

Is Your Headache Caused by Low Vitamin D?

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Recent studies conducted in Norway revealed that the risk of suffering from headache is 20% higher if you have low vitamin D levels. Vitamin D and related substances are present in certain tissues of the brain and are believed to influence a headache or migraine. It was revealed that a low level of vitamin D was…

Fish Oil Supplements Lower Blood Sugar, Reduce Risk of Diabetes

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A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health found that fish oil is able to significantly increase the hormone that is responsible for lowering the risk of diabetes. Jason Wu, PhD and the lead in the study was able to conclude that the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil supplements are able…

Curcumin Can Help Relieve Painful Joint Swelling of Arthritis

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Curcumin may sound like a pharmaceutical drug, but it’s actually a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant naturally derived from turmeric. You may have heard of this yellow spice used in India for over 4,000 years to cook, and to combat inflammation. In 2012, a global team of scientists conducted a clinical trial that proves just how…

The Amazing Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

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It may be time for you to dust off and replant your chia pet. That’s right, that cute, quirky ‘70s craze, the chia pet, could be your ally in the quest for better health. If you weren’t around then, or in case you have forgotten what they are, chia pets are clay pots that are…

Organic Tomatoes Are Tastier Because They Grow in More Stressful Conditions

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Any tomato lover will tell you that these garden-fresh fruits taste like little bursts of sunshine. When tomatoes are grown using organic farming techniques, they are also packed with natural sugars, vitamin C, lycopene and other plant compounds that offer their consumers additional protection from the aging and damaging effects of oxidative stress compared to…

Get Off Your Butt! Sitting for More than 4 Hours a Day Is Bad for Your Health

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That’s right. Sitting is bad for you. So lie down and read what the scientists have discovered while you have been dangerously sitting at your computer. Professor Richard Rosenkranz and colleagues at the University of Western Sydney, studied the relationship between time spent sitting and chronic disease in 63,048 males between the ages of 45…

Grape Seed Extract May Lower Blood Pressure and Reverse Heart Disease

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Coronary heart disease and adult onset diabetes kill thousands of Americans each year. Whether or not your realize it, your body sends you early warning signals that you are developing these diseases in the form of high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome (MetS). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31 percent of…

D is for Diabetes – Lack of Vitamin D Increases Your Risk of Diabetes 3.5 Times

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Not only are you at higher (3.5X) risk of diabetes if you don’t get enough vitamin D1, but low levels of this essential nutrient may damage your blood vessels, as well. On the plus side, new research shows that this effect may be reversible by taking vitamin D supplements2. People with healthy levels of vitamin…

The Health Benefits of Valerian

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Valerian is a dietary supplement prepared from the roots of the plant, Valeriana officinalis. The reported sedative and anxiolytic effects of valerian have been attributed to its activity on the GABA receptor. Other drugs which act on the GABAergic system include the benzodiazepines (BDZs) (valium, lorazepam, etc.) and barbiturates (sodium amytal, sodium pentothal, etc.). Valerian…

Feeling Tired? The B Vitamins Help Your Body Produce Energy

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The B-Complex is a group of seven vitamins. These are Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid), Vitamin B12. Together they help your body produce energy, so if you feel tired be sure to take a high-quality multivitamin on a…

Three Amazing Health Benefits of Cranberries

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You are most likely aware that cranberry juice is known to help in the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections, but do you know about the other health benefits associated with these nutrient dense berries? 1. Reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease If one of your health goals is to reduce your risk of…

Want to Improve Your Health and Stay Slim? Eat Avocados More Often

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If you are looking for a way to maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk of serious health conditions like coronary artery disease, type-2 diabetes, and stroke, a first of its kind study indicates that eating avocados can help you do just that. The study used data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control…

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