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Selenium Linked to a 25% Reduction in the Risk of Developing Diabetes

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A 5-year study by Harvard University showed that higher levels of selenium in the body were associated with a reduced risk for type-2 diabetes. Two separate sets of data from over 7000 men and women were analyzed by Harvard University and Yeungnam University in Korea which indicated subjects with higher levels of selenium found in…

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…

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…

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…

Keeping the Baby Boomers Healthy: Olive Oil May Prevent Alzheimer’s

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Why is a generation of people born between the years of 1945 and 1964 of any significance today? The end of World War II saw a surge in births during those two decades. Like a rat inside a python, this bulge in population has been migrating en masse from one census to another to the…

Want More Energy and Mental Alertness? Take Your Multivitamin Daily

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Do you feel tired during the day and have trouble staying focused? According to the findings of study conducted at the University of Melbourne and the Swineburne University of Technology in Australia taking a multivitamin may help1. This study used a randomized control methodology, in which 116 subjects were assigned to either a group that…

Trying to Keep the Flu Away? Get More Vitamin D

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Most people have heard the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you know that you could potentially keep the flu away by taking a vitamin D supplement? A group of Norwegian scientists observed that most flu outbreaks throughout history occur when the amount of sunlight is at its lowest….

Keep Your Skin Healthy with PABA Supplements

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You have likely heard of para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) in terms of it being a key ingredient in sunscreen, but if you are like most people, you are not aware that PABA supplements also keep your skin and hair soft and healthy. Clinical studies also show that PABA has the potential to be an effective treatment…

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…

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…

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…

7 Antioxidants You Need to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

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Imagine not seeing vivid colors or distinct lines anymore and then realize that with each passing day, your vision seems to get worse. Perhaps your friends or relatives comment that your eyes do not seem as bright as they used to be. Maybe you notice that lights seem to have halos around them at night….

Best Prenatal Multivitamins in 2014 [New Ranking]

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Are you pregnant or looking to get pregnant? There are a number of important vitamins and minerals that are essential for the health of your future baby. See our brand new comparison of the top multivitamin brands, specifically designed for pregnant women.   See ranking Read more »

Can a Multivitamin with Phosphatidy-L-Serine Help Children with ADHD?

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Individuals with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have difficulty in effectively filtering the constant barrage of stimuli received day in, day out. Consequently, they lose focus as they attempt to pay attention to too many things at once. Children and young adults with ADHD frequently display the following symptoms: Hyperactivity – inability to sit still and…

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…

Relieve Food Allergies with Black Cumin Extract

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Nigella sativa is an annual flowering plant that grows in southern and southwest Asia. Once the delicate, pale blue flowers have finished blooming, a large seed pod develops, containing a large number of tiny seeds known as black cumin. The seeds are widely used as a spice, appearing in Bengali cooking and are particularly noticeable…

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…

Why It’s Better to Take a Multivitamin Without Iron

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For the greater part of the 20th century, parents have encouraged their children to eat their spinach. Who can forget the cartoon character Popeye who became stronger after eating a can of this vegetable? The reason that parents want their children to eat spinach is that it is a rich source of iron. Iron is…

Astaxanthin: The Ultimate Antioxidant

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Astaxanthin is being heralded as the biggest, best, all-singing, all-dancing, go-faster antioxidant. Astaxanthin is found in highest concentrations in different species of algae, a single-celled, plant-like organism grown mainly in aquatic environments. Structurally, astaxanthin looks something like two molecules of vitamin A tied together with the bulky bits at either end. Astaxanthin is coral-colored and…

Iron Deficiency: Risk Factor for Dementia in Older Adults?

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Forgetting to take your iron pill may lead to dementia later in life. Scientists from all over the United States collaborated on a research study involving 2,552 elderly adults (mean age 76.1 years) over an 11-year period. Analysis of their results showed that anemia may be a risk factor for dementia in older adults. Dementia…

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