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Can Drinking Coffee Protect Your Liver and Improve Your Memory?

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Can Drinking Coffee Protect Your Liver and Improve Your Memory?

Twelve out of every thousand deaths in the United States are caused by cirrhosis of the liver. That’s 35,000 per year. Surprisingly, the risk of dying from liver disease may be significantly decreased simply by drinking coffee. Scientists in Milan, Italy, discovered that coffee, more than any other beverage, could inhibit the onset of cirrhosis,…
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Want More Energy and Mental Alertness? Take Your Multivitamin Daily

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Want More Energy and Mental Alertness? Take Your Multivitamin Daily

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…
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On a Sunny Day Your Body Can Make 10,000 IU of Vitamin D in 20 Minutes

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On a Sunny Day Your Body Can Make 10,000 IU of Vitamin D in 20 Minutes

That’s assuming the sun is strong, you have enough skin exposed to the sun’s rays and you are not using any sun screen. The sunshine vitamin may protect against a host of diseases, including osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancers of the breast, prostate, and colon. What’s more, sunlight has other hidden benefits—like protecting against depression, insomnia,…
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Green-Lipped Mussels Decrease Arthritis Pain by 89%

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Green-Lipped Mussels Decrease Arthritis Pain by 89%

The green-lipped mussel, Perna canalicula, available only in New Zealand, is emerging as the newest “miracle food.” Somebody finally noticed that the Māori people, who settled in New Zealand around 1300 BC, never suffer from arthritis or other aches and pains. A large part of their diet is made up of the green-lipped mussels and…
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Did You Hear This? Red Wine and Grapes Can Prevent Hearing Loss

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Did You Hear This? Red Wine and Grapes Can Prevent Hearing Loss

If you are like most people, you’ve had the experience of having difficulty hearing after attending a pop concert or watching a movie with loud sound effects. This temporary noise-induced hearing loss occurs as a result of inflammation of the cells in the ear that responsible for hearing. While short-term exposure to noise does not…
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D is for Diabetes – Lack of Vitamin D Increases Your Risk of Diabetes 3.5 Times

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

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…
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Is the Cyanocobalamin Form of Vitamin B12 Toxic?

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Is the Cyanocobalamin Form of Vitamin B12 Toxic?

Vitamin B12 used in supplements can come in many different forms, such as cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin, adenosylcobalamin and hydroxicobalamin. Of those, cyanocobalamin, is by far the most commonly used one. In fact, over 65% of the multivitamin supplements we’ve analysed contain vitamin B12 in this form. Unfortunately, during absorption by the digestive system, cyanocobalamin has a…
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Did You Know That Vitamin B2 Can Be Used as Food Coloring?

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Did You Know That Vitamin B2 Can Be Used as Food Coloring?

Because of its bright yellow-orange color, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is also used as a food coloring. It is actually commonly found in candy. Because of its beneficial effect this vitamin is also used to fortify some foods, such as baby foods, breakfast cereals, pastas, sauces, processed cheese, fruit drinks, vitamin-enriched milk products, and some energy drinks….
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Sunbathing Regularly Can Strengthen Your Immune System

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Sunbathing Regularly Can Strengthen Your Immune System

Scientists in Norway have developed a new way to study vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, and its effects on the immune system. Using a new technique, Karina Olsen1 and her colleagues at the University of Bergen studied gene expression pathways associated with vitamin D status in 218 middle-aged Norwegian women. Their results showed that several…
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What Parents Can Do to Control Cholesterol in Teens

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What Parents Can Do to Control Cholesterol in Teens

Plaques that can cause heart attacks and strokes in adulthood begin as fatty streaks in the arterial walls during childhood. These fatty streaks develop into full-blown heart disease in adulthood. While these changes typically reach their peaks over the age of sixty, doctors are now beginning to see abnormal lipid profiles in teenagers. Cholesterol and…
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Why Your Calcium Supplement Needs to Also Contain Vitamin K2

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Why Your Calcium Supplement Needs to Also Contain Vitamin K2

From an early age, women have it drilled into their heads that they, more so than men, are vulnerable to depleted bone mass after menopause and so they must make sure they get enough calcium to protect them from this condition, called osteoporosis. Postmenopausal osteoporosis creates a high risk of bone fractures later in life….
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Yogurt – A New Weapon in the Battle Against Vitamin D Deficiency?

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Yogurt – A New Weapon in the Battle Against Vitamin D Deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency is shaping up to be a global health problem on the same scale as malaria. More than a billion people all over the world are either deficient in vitamin D or have an insufficient amount1. According to the latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), there were around 219 million cases…
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Grape Seed Extract May Lower Blood Pressure and Reverse Heart Disease

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Grape Seed Extract May Lower Blood Pressure and Reverse Heart Disease

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…
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