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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Choose My Plate − Say Goodbye to The Food Pyramid

    Choose My Plate − Say Goodbye to The Food Pyramid
    Did you hear about the newest natural health and nutrition update from the USDA? They are making an effort to simplify the message about healthy eating. A couple of days ago the federal government unveiled a new icon to replace the food pyramid. It's a plate divided into 4 easy recognizable sections, with fruits and vegetables on one half and...
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  6. Natural Heart Health: Link between Alzheimer’s and High Cholesterol

    An additional risk of elevated cholesterol levels is the association between Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and high cholesterol.  A study at the University of Kuopio in Finland published in 2001 revealed that participants in an extensive health study conducted over a number of years were twice as likely to develop AD if they showed evidence of high cholesterol levels in middle...
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  7. The Negative Effects of Sugar

    The Negative Effects of Sugar: Gymnema Sylvestre is an herb native to India, referred to by ancient Ayurvedic practitioners as “the destroyer of sugar.” Today, modern science has recognized its ability to control sugar cravings and possibly mitigate symptoms of type 2 diabetes and other sugar-related conditions.   Just Say “No” to Sweets? While the precise mechanism of this benefit...
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  8. Natural Vitamin Supplements: Spirulina

    Natural Vitamin Supplements: Spirulina
    A type of algae containing all eight of the essential amino acids needed by the body, spirulina is a complete, edible protein.  It is chock full of vitamins including E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, K1 and K2.  Spirulina also contains the minerals calcium, chromium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.  These healthy ingredients combined...
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  9. Chronic Pain Relief Supplements

    Feverfew: Broad Spectrum Pain Relief Feverfew is a medicinal plant that has been used for hundreds of years to treat a variety of illnesses and conditions, including chronic joint pain. It grows throughout North and South America as well as many parts of Europe. It is a very pretty plant, with daisy-like flowers and citrus-scented leaves. It has proven beneficial...
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  10. Vitamins: Natural Health Benefits of Vitamin D

    Vitamins: Natural Health Benefits of Vitamin D
    You’ve seen it mentioned on your milk carton: “with Vitamin D”, “Vitamin D enriched”. In fact almost all milk you purchase at the supermarket or health food store contains dietary supplemental Vitamin D. But have you ever really thought about WHY this vitamin is added to your milk? Until recently, there hasn’t been much attention given to the importance of Vitamin...
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