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  1. 9 Benefits of Bee Pollen

    9 Benefits of Bee Pollen
    The natural health solution bee pollen has been touted for its health benefits. Ancient Greeks and Romans called it “ambrosia” and “life-giving dust,” and there are some today who believe that humans could live on bee pollen alone. Pollen is the seed or grain of a flower blossom. There are two kinds of pollen grains - anemophile and entomophile grains...
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  2. Do You Have High Blood Sugar?

    Do You Have High Blood Sugar?
    Do You Have High Blood Sugar? We all experience bouts of high blood sugar after consuming a meal that is high in carbohydrates. However, we don’t normally experience any symptoms of the condition because our bodies produce sufficient insulin (the hormone responsible for regulating blood glucose metabolism and converting glucose into energy). But when someone suffers from untreated or undiagnosed...
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  3. Natural Health Solutions: Blood Sugar Levels

    Do you know what blood sugar levels mean for your health? Blood sugar level or blood glucose level is the level of glucose in your bloodstream. Glucose is the primary energy source for the body's cells. When we eat, sugar (glucose) from the food is transported from the intestines or liver to body cells through the bloodstream and is made...
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  4. Healthy Exercise Gives the Brain a Boost!

    Healthy Exercise Gives the Brain a Boost!
    The growing trend of health and wellness in the United States has inspired a surge of research in the prevention and treatment of disease with natural remedies. One area of interest is the effect of healthy exercise on brain health. The human brain is an amazing, perpetually adapting, thinking organ. Even in old age, the brain can produce new cells...
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  5. Natural Vitamin Supplement Echinacea

    Have you ever wondered what are the benefits and side effects of Echinacea, a natural vitamin supplement? Echinacea, sometimes called cone flower, is a wildflower found mostly in meadows and wet valleys in the Midwestern United States. It is most known for its natural medicinal properties, but it is also commonly grown in gardens because it’s so pretty, with striking, purple daisy-like flowers...
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  6. What are Antioxidants?

    There are 5 major antioxidant supplements. Four of them are know as ACES (Vitamins A, C and E and the mineral Selenium). The fifth is zinc. You can make sure you get plenty of these antioxidants by eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and healthy oils. You can also find these compounds in all natural supplements. The word “oxidant” refers...
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  7. Anti-Aging Benefits of Antioxidant Supplements

    Antioxidant supplements are powerful free-radical fighting compounds. They help protect our bodies at the cellular level and have been lauded for their ability to keep our cells, and therefore our organs, healthy and functioning optimally for much longer than they would without them. No matter what, we are exposed to damaging free radicals all the time. Second-hand smoke, smog, high-fat...
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  8. Beetroot Juice: A Natural Performance Enhancer?

    Beetroot Juice: A Natural Performance Enhancer?
    Could a completely natural juice be the next silver bullet for competitive cyclists? According to a recent study published in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, by the University of Exeter, beetroot juice might be just that. According to the study’s results, competitive-level cyclists who drank beetroot juice before a race were 2.8% quicker than the control...
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  9. Does Stress Impair Memory?

    Does Stress Impair Memory?
    The short answer to the question “Does stress impair memory?” according to scientists is yes. However, seeing the signs, realizing the implications and having a plan to de-stress can help counter the long-term effect that stress has on our memory and cognitive skills. When we are stressed, a hormone called cortisol circulates through the body to help deal with the...
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  10. A New Anti-Aging Dietary Supplement?

    The Journal of Nutrition recently published an intriguing article about a flavonoid called Epicatechin. Epicatechin is a compound that occurs naturally in cocoa and tea. The article is the result of a study conducted by researchers at Virginia Tech who found that Epicatechin increased the lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) and of obese, diabetic mice.   The abstract of...
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