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Eating Garlic Reduces Lung Cancer Risk by 44%

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Researchers in China have discovered that eating raw or cooked garlic at least twice a week, can reduce the risk of developing lung cancer by 44%1. In an article to be published in January 2014, ZY Jin and colleagues report the results of a seven-year epidemiological study in which 1,424 lung cancer patients and 4,543…

Curcumin Unclogs Your Arteries and Improves Blood Circulation

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Can eating a curry be as good for your heart as exercise? Results of a clinical trial conducted in Japan suggest that curcumin, a popular spice used in curries, may be good for your blood vessels. Ok, so the subjects in the study were given curcumin dispersed with colloidal nanoparticles (you don’t see that on…

How Much Vitamin D Do You Need Every Day?

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Your skin can photochemically synthesize vitamin D when it is exposed to UV-B radiation from the sun. Vitamin D is then converted by your liver and your kidneys into serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, the biologically active form of this vitamin. This serum circulates in your bloodstream and plays a critical role in unlocking DNA blueprints that…

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…

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…

Ladies, Reduce Your Risk of Bladder Cancer by Eating Fruits and Veggies

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If you are a health conscious woman, you already know the importance of eating a diet containing a variety of fruits and vegetables so you can look and feel your best. Richly colored fruits and vegetable contain essential nutrients your body needs on a daily basis, as well as phytochemical and antioxidants that significantly reduce…

Eating Tree Nuts Improves Heart Health and Helps with Weight Loss

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It isn’t often that we get a bit of good news about the foods we eat, so when something like this comes along, we should curl up with a good book, a pile of nuts and savor the moment. If you’re nuts for tree nuts (brazils, pistachios, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, etc.), munch away. Not only…

Got High Cholesterol? Taurine Can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease by 60%

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If you have high cholesterol, it is likely that you are concerned about developing coronary heart disease (CHD). This worry is justified because CHD accounts for 20 percent of the deaths in the United States each year. This disease is the result of the accumulation of deposits of plaque in the blood vessels, which causes…

4 Little-Known Health Benefits of Honey

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There’s more to honey than empty calories. The sweet, amber liquid produced by honeybees is antiseptic, antibacterial and may have uses in chronic wound management, acid reflux, infantile gastroenteritis, treating allergies and healing burns. It helps repair the liver. The Manna from Heaven that kept the Israelites going in the desert for 40 years tasted…

Vitamin D May Aid in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Treatment

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A recent study published in the journal of Cell Biology¹ has reported on an important discovery that provides new insight into the form of breast cancer with the poorest prognosis. The research team, headed by Dr. Susana Gonzalo, Ph.D. of Saint Louis University, has identified a unique molecular pathway in patients with triple-negative breast cancer….

Want to Live Longer? Add Blueberries to Your Diet

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When you get older, you start to notice that your body is changing. You might see some wrinkles in your skin or you might find that it is more difficult to recover from even a simple cold. If this sounds familiar and you want to get back to looking and feeling your best, a daily…

Green Vegetables Boost the Immune System and Reduce Inflammation

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How many people suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? Enough so that typing the letters, “irr,” into the Google search box brings it up as the third predicted entry. The good news is that something as simple as eating more green vegetables may bring relief to the hordes of unhappy people that suffer from this…

Trouble Sleeping at Night? Try a Natural Supplement

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A common cause of insomnia, or lack of sleep, is worrying about not being able to sleep! This is called psycho physiologic insomnia. It starts when you are having trouble sleeping because you have an early start in the morning, usually something very important. As the night wears on, you then start to worry about…

Want to Make Your Kids Smarter? Give Them Fish Oil!

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According to a meta-analysis published in “Perspectives on Psychological Science,” parents can improve their young children’s IQ levels by supplementing their diet with fish oils that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids1. A meta-analysis is a method of research that combines the results from different studies with the aim of identifying patterns in the common…

Lose Weight by Adding Vitamins and Plant Extracts to Your Diet

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There are always fad diets and diet pills on the market that claim to help you lose weight fast. The problem is, you don’t know what’s in those pills, and a quick weight lost will most likely be followed by a quick gain. Learn how natural approaches to losing weight with plant extracts, B vitamins…

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…

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