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  1. Can Nettle Root Protect Against Hair Loss?

    Can Nettle Root Protect Against Hair Loss?
    Nettle root extract is a common ingredient found in hair products to stimulate hair growth and is believed to be effective for treating both male and female pattern baldness. Nettle root is also taken orally as a vitamin supplement. The common or stinging nettle is a flowering plant with hollow stinging hairs on its leaves and stems, which act like...
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  2. Can Bitter Melon Counter Obesity-Associated Inflammation in the Brain?

    Can Bitter Melon Counter Obesity-Associated Inflammation in the Brain?
    According to a study from the University of Hawaii, bitter melon can counter inflammation in the brain caused by obesity, thereby lowering risk for brain-related diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and others. The global epidemic of obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases, including those affecting the brain; and it is a major preventable cause of death worldwide. In...
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  3. The Best "HEALTHY" Guacamole Recipe

    The Best "HEALTHY" Guacamole Recipe
    The key to healthy aging is maintaining a healthy diet. Check out this guacamole recipe that has the added bonus of wheatgrass powder! Ingredients: 6 ripe avocados 1 package guacamole seasoning 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons wheatgrass powder of your choice (this amount can vary depending on the brand) 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped   Directions...
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  4. Four Foods Rich In Essential Magnesium

    Four Foods Rich In Essential Magnesium
    Did you know that nutritional magnesium deficiency may have caused up to eight million sudden coronary deaths in the US between 1940 and 1994? This frightening estimate is based on census data and studies of similar deaths from magnesium deficiency conducted in other countries. Globally, magnesium deficiency has reached epidemic proportions. In the US, the Dept. of Agriculture reported that...
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  5. Daily Peanut Consumption Offers Multiple Health Benefits

    Daily Peanut Consumption Offers Multiple Health Benefits
    A new study has found that daily consumption of peanuts leads to many positive health benefits. If you’re concerned about heart health, eat peanuts as part of your high blood pressure diet. Here’s why. Conducted at Purdue University, this study included over 150 men and women who incorporated peanuts into their daily diet for 12 weeks. Study participants were randomly assigned...
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  6. Another Reason To Eat Seven Or More Portions Of Fruits And Vegetables Daily

    Another Reason To Eat Seven Or More Portions Of Fruits And Vegetables Daily
    Wondering how to have more energy and live longer? According to a dramatic new study from University College London, consuming seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces risk of death at any point in time by 42%, compared to eating less than one portion. Study researchers studied the eating habits of over 65,000 people representative of the...
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  7. What are the Benefits of Dietary Flaxseed?

    What are the Benefits of Dietary Flaxseed?
    A recent clinical trial has found that dietary flaxseeds reduce tumor growth in breast cancer patients within weeks as affectively as chemotherapy. Health experts believe this is likely due to a class of phytonutrients known as lignans present in flaxseeds at levels up to 800 times that found in other plant foods. Earlier, 3 population studies on thousands of breast...
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  8. Stress and Hair Loss

    Stress and Hair Loss
    Hair loss can take a devastating toll on a person’s self-esteem. And while many causes can be traced to genetics and unbalanced hormone levels, research shows that stress is, more often than not, the culprit. A 1998 study from Psychology Report fund that women under high stress are 11 times more likely to experience hair loss. A 1994 study from...
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  9. Insufficient Vitamin D Levels Linked To Severity Of Asthma In Children

    Insufficient Vitamin D Levels Linked To Severity Of Asthma In Children
    Did you know that up to a staggering 80 percent of American adults are vitamin D deficient? That’s a very disturbing statistic, considering that vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, mental impairment in older adults and cancer. In fact, many studies suggest that vitamin D plays a role in prevention and treatment of...
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  10. Top Ten Superfoods: Introducing the Superberries

    Top Ten Superfoods: Introducing the Superberries
    1. Black Cherry is famous for its ability to reduce pain and inflammation...so much so that studies tell us that these same compounds found in Black Cherry may also reduce the risk of colon cancer. 2. Raspberry has been shown to be high in antioxidant power, and a warrior against disease.  This superberry helps to fight heart disease, improve vision...
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