Digestive Health

  1. Alternative Cancer Treatment with Soy?

    Alternative Cancer Treatment with Soy?
    Can a cure for cancer really be found in something as simple as soybeans? According to researchers at the University of Kansas, the answer is “Yes!” Soybean Peptides Inhibit Cancer Cell Development Researchers studied the bioactivity of many different types of soybeans and found that the peptides derived from soybean meal, a byproduct of oil extraction from soybean seeds, inhibited...
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  2. What is Leptin Resistance?

    What is Leptin Resistance?
    Leptin is a hormone that was only discovered in the last 20 years. Nicknamed the “fat hormone” it is in truth a “starvation hormone”. Leptin is actually a protein that is made in the fat cells. It circulates around the body in the bloodstream and when it reaches the brain it tells it that you have enough energy stored in...
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  3. The Health Benefits of Dandelion

    The Health Benefits of Dandelion
    Most people think of the dandelion as a bothersome weed, but this lawn menace may be more valuable than one would think.  Dandelion leaves are used as healthy ingredients in salads, sandwiches and in teas, and the flowers are used for the creation of wine.  They are rich in vitamins A, B, C and D and minerals like iron, potassium...
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  4. The Many Healthful Antioxidants In Strawberries

    The Many Healthful Antioxidants In Strawberries
    Antioxidants  are widely known to be beneficial for health. An antioxidant is any chemical molecule that prevents other chemical molecules from being oxidized. They perform a critical function because although oxygen and oxidation reactions are crucial for life, they can also damage DNA and other cellular structures - which is why all plants and animals maintain complex systems of multiple...
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  5. Lycopene-Rich Tomatoes May Lower Cancer Risk

    Lycopene-Rich Tomatoes May Lower Cancer Risk
    The most common form of cancer among men in the United States is prostate cancer, affecting roughly 500,000 U. S. males each year, and rising.  In fact, in the last fifteen years, the incidence of prostate cancer has risen by 1.7 percent. In the past, patients with prostate cancer have been treated with hormone therapy and radiation, and those with...
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  6. Understanding Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease

    Understanding Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease
     The liver is one of the body's most important organs. It is responsible for secreting bile to break down fatty food and has many other important tasks including cleansing the blood of toxins as it passes through the liver. The liver creates important proteins and clotting substances, and it handles nutrients absorbed by the blood. As you can imagine, a...
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  7. The Connections Between Prebiotics and Metabolism

    The Connections Between Prebiotics and Metabolism
    Recent studies have thrown up an interesting connection between our rate of metabolism and the probiotics and prebiotics found in the gut. Research concentrated on 30 obese women who were given either ITF prebiotics in the form of inulin-type fructans, or a placebo. Those given ITF prebiotics showed a change in their intestinal flora which led to an increase in...
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  8. Green Tea May Ease Colitis Inflammation Symptoms

    Green Tea May Ease Colitis Inflammation Symptoms
    Colitis is a chronic disease that affects the lining of the bowels, colon and rectum.  Inflammation creates symptoms that include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stools, fatigue and occasional fever.  Because colitis affects the body’s absorption of water and minerals, it frequently creates nutritional deficiencies.  This can result in a general feeling of malaise, dehydration, loss of appetite, weight loss, anemia...
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  9. Healthy Hair Tips: How Wheatgrass Helps You Keep Your Hair Color Longer

    Healthy Hair Tips: How Wheatgrass Helps You Keep Your Hair Color Longer
    It's hard to lie about your age once your hair starts to turn gray! Many women over the age of 50 (and some men too!) resort to dying their hair regularly to disguise their increasingly dull gray hair. However, traditional Chinese medicine promotes a natural way to keep your hair color longer, by using wheatgrass. What is Wheatgrass? Wheatgrass looks like...
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  10. The Salt Debate

    The Salt Debate
    We need salt in our diet to regulate blood sugar, aid digestion and control nerve and muscle function, but most physicians and health professionals now recommend a diet that is low in salt. We need to understand the facts about why salt can be harmful, and the difference between the different salts available in the supermarket in order to make...
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