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  1. Prevent Decreased Muscle Mass in the Grocery Store

    Prevent Decreased Muscle Mass in the Grocery Store
    The great thing about natural medicine is that most vitamins and supplements can be obtained from a grocery store rather than from a pharmacy. To be more exact, most health foods can be found in the produce department where fresh fruit and vegetables provide a ready supply of vitamins, minerals, natural fiber and antioxidants.   You may be aware that...
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  2. How Olive Oil And Veggies Protect Against High Blood Pressure

    How Olive Oil And Veggies Protect Against High Blood Pressure
    Looking for more foods to add to your healthy high blood pressure diet? According to a new study led by King's College London, a diet that combines unsaturated fats such as those seen in olive oil, nuts and avocados along with nitrite and nitrate-rich vegetables like lettuce, spinach, celery and carrots, can protect against high blood pressure (BP).    ...
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  3. Processed Foods Cause Digestive Issues Like Abdominal Bloating

    Processed Foods Cause Digestive Issues Like Abdominal Bloating
    Food has changed a lot over the last century.  In the not so distant past, people preserved foods with natural methods like fermentation, curing, and sun drying.  Now, food manufacturers use nearly six thousand different additives and chemicals to process and preserve food.  The problem with processing is that it strips food of important enzymes, fiber, minerals, and vitamins necessary...
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  4. Improve Your Memory With Supplements

    Improve Your Memory With Supplements
    It’s no overstatement to say that your brain can be considered the “leader” of your entire body. After all, it controls everything that you do, think, feel, see, and hear—both consciously and subconsciously. Maintaining the health, wellness, and optimal functioning of your brain is essential if you are to remain capable of carrying out the many complex activities of human...
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  5. How to Beat High Blood Pressure with Amino Acid Supplements

    How to Beat High Blood Pressure with Amino Acid Supplements
    While heart disease remains at the top of the list of dangers associated with aging for women, scientists are slowly but consistently discovering how to beat high blood pressure and prevent heart disease.  A recent article published in the European Journal of Nutrition suggest that taurine, an amino acid found in relatively high amounts in meat, fish, eggs and other foods...
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  6. 3 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally

    3 Ways to Lower Blood Pressure Naturally
    Is your blood pressure (BP) too high? To lower high BP, you need to think out of the box and go beyond cutting down on your salt, calories and fat consumption. You also need to consider what you can add to your diet that can benefit your BP. For instance, eating more vegetables, fruits and lean protein can help to...
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  7. Gymnema Sylvestre: the Sugar Destroyer

    Gymnema Sylvestre: the Sugar Destroyer
    According to a 2010 study, regular consumption of an extract of the medicinal plant Gymnema sylvestre increased levels of circulating insulin, while lowering fasting and post-meal blood glucose levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.  Over the years many plant-based products have been suggested as potential antidiabetic agents, but few have been shown to be effective so far in treating type...
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  8. Gut Bacteria Linked to Cholesterol Metabolism, Weight Gain and Cardiovasular Health

    Gut Bacteria Linked to Cholesterol Metabolism, Weight Gain and Cardiovasular Health
    As you may know, if you have high levels of cholesterol—specifically LDL-cholesterol—you are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease.  Cholesterol is mainly made in the body, but you can also get it from dietary sources. It is converted to bile acids (a major component of bile secretions) in the liver, which are then secreted into the intestine and either removed from...
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  9. Green Tea: A Promising Anti-Cancer Superfood

    Green Tea: A Promising Anti-Cancer Superfood
    For centuries, green tea has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat everything from headaches to depression.  Depending on how it’s made, tea can either be green, black or Oolong, all of which are harvested from the leaves and buds of the same plant, Camellia sinensis. Differences in production methods change each tea’s chemical composition and oxidation levels, which is...
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  10. Glutathione - the Master Antioxidant

    Glutathione - the Master Antioxidant
    Glutathione is the most abundant antioxidant in the body. Chemically, it is a very small molecule that is made within the body itself. It is considered to be an important antioxidant because it is located inside every cell in the body. In general, antioxidants, the most well-known of which are vitamins C and E, are important for health because they...
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