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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…

Health Benefits of Flaxseed – A New End to an Old Fairy Tale?

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Flax. Isn’t that what the miller’s daughter in Rumpelstiltskin was forced to spin into gold1? For Generation X and younger, Rumpelstiltskin is one of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. In it, a foolish miller lies to the king, telling him that his daughter can spin flax into gold. The king shuts the poor girl in a room…

Vitamin E – A New Member on the Prostate Protection Team?

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Although the rate of prostate cancer in the United States decreased between 1999 and 20071, it is still the second most common malignancy in the world and the sixth leading cause of cancer deaths in men2. Most men over the age of 80 will be afflicted with the disease. In the majority of these cases,…

Do You Get Enough Vitamin F?

Fun Fact #7: Vitamin F

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Ok, there is no such thing as Vitamin F. At least not any more. “Vitamin F” is the original name for Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) which were discovered in 1923. But in 1929, research showed that the two EFAs are better classified as fats rather than vitamins. So the “Vitamin F” name…

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…

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…

CoQ10 Can Help You Stay Mentally Sharp and Physically Active in Your Golden Years

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If you have reached middle age, you likely have experienced difficulty remembering recent events or found it almost impossible to recall the right word during a conversation. Other times you might have found it challenging to move as quickly as you did a few years ago. Most people laugh this off as just a normal…

Why Natural Vitamin E Is Better Than Synthetic

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The term “vitamin E” refers to a group of eight different isomers of a chemical called alpha-tocopherol. Of these, only one isomer is the biologically active form. Vitamin E from natural sources is enriched in this form, whereas synthetic sources of alpha-tocopherol contain a mixture of dl-alpha tocopherol. This means that in order to obtain…

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…

Taking Calcium Supplements with Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Hip Fractures by 40%

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As we get older, our bones gradually lose some of their density, which increases the likelihood of incurring hip fractures during a fall. According to a meta-analysis of health record information gleaned from Medicare patients, the incidence rates of hip fracture among women 65 and older is 957 per 100,000. Additionally, this report published in…

Can a Mackerel a Day Protect Your Arteries?


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Mackerel is an oily, cold water fish that is a good source of dietary vitamin D. Numerous epidemiological studies have implicated a relationship between deficiency of vitamin D and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). What has not been clear are the mechanisms by which vitamin D may protect the blood vessels from disease….

Following a Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce Your Risk of Stroke by 49%

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It is no secret that adhering to a Mediterranean diet is good for your heart1. This idea has been reinforced by a study recently conducted in Spain in which participants were randomly allocated to one of three dietary regimes. None of the diets were calorie-controlled. The three study diets consisted of: Control diet that is…

Did you know that sunscreen reduces your skin’s ability to produce Vitamin D by up to 95%?


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That’s one of the leading causes for Vitamin D deficiency. Learn more interesting facts about Vitamin D at Read more »

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….

Anybody Remember Where We Parked? Try Bacopa Extract for Improved Memory


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Bacopa monnieri is a perennial succulent plant native to the muddy shores and wetlands of the Indian subcontinent. Extracts from the plant have been used in the ancient Indian ranch of alternative medicine known as “ayurveda.” In that context, it is known as “brahmi” and has been used to treat anxiety, epilepsy and asthma. Practitioners…

What to Feed the Grandparents – Nutritional Factors for Healthy Muscle in Seniors


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From the age of 25 onwards, adults undergo a gradual loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and quality to the tune of 0.5 percent to 1 percent each year. This is called sarcopenia, from the Greek word meaning “poverty of flesh.” While this loss can be slowed down by regular exercise, even the most highly…

Vitamin D Associated with a 50% Reduction in Tooth Decay in Children

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A review of pre-existing dental studies on the importance of vitamin D to help prevent tooth decay was published in the latest edition of Nutrition Reviews. The study presents an overview of the clinical trials dating back from the 1920′s to the 1980′s. The result of the studies showed that high vitamin D levels led…

How to Eat Garlic with a Clear Conscience – Drink Milk


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Ever had one of those wonderful, spicy dinners that was so strong you had to take the following day off work because of your killer garlic breath? Next time, say scientists at Ohio State University, try drinking a glass of milk with your meal1. Volatile sulfur-containing compounds in garlic are responsible for the malodorous breath…

Low Magnesium Levels Increase Risk of Heart Disease


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Take heart, there’s news that link heart disease to low magnesium levels. According to the CDC, 600,000 people die of heart disease every year in the United States where it is the leading cause of death for both men and women1. Maintaining a healthy magnesium level in your bloodstream keeps your heart and other functions…

Birth Weight of Newborns Tied to Mother’s Vitamin D Levels

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Researchers affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh graduate school have found that vitamin D, known to prevent various disease and cancers, can now be attributed with benefits during pregnancy including a rise in weight and head circumference of the newborn. The study followed over 2000 pregnant women and measured levels of vitamin D at a…

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