HEALTH LIBRARY

  1. Best Brain Foods for Brain Function

    Best Brain Foods for Brain Function
    Food and certain supplements literally fuel your brain. Without good nutrition, your brain cannot function properly. Eating a steady diet of steak, potato chips, and ice cream would not give you nearly the mental boost that organic fruits, vegetables, and whole grains would. So, when at the grocery or health food store, try to select foods that would have a...
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  2. The Healing Properties of Plants

    The Healing Properties of Plants
    Plants have healing powers.  Plants are healers, powered by nature When we say plants, we are talking about all plant life: vegetables, fruits, herbs, mushrooms, algae, seaweed, trees; the whole kit ‘n caboodle.  All these and more are brimming with healing properties. Did you know that chlorophyll is to plants what our blood is to our bodies?  Chlorophyll is the...
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  3. To Get (or Not to Get) an Annual Flu Shot

    To Get (or Not to Get) an Annual Flu Shot
    Autumn has officially arrived, and along with leaves changing color and a nip in the air comes cold and flu season, which presents a dilemma for many Americans:  to get or not to get a flu shot.  Influenza is serious and should not be taken lightly – it can sometimes result in hospitalization and occasionally even death.  In fact, over...
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  4. Flaxseed Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer

    Flaxseed Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer
    A unique study conducted by the Prevention and Cancer Control facility in Toronto found that the consumption of flaxseed provided an 18% reduction in the risk of breast cancer, and eating flax bread showed even better results.   The study focused on 2,999 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer, and 3,370 healthy women. They were all surveyed about...
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  5. Thyroid Disease Basics

    Thyroid Disease Basics
    When the thyroid gland is functioning properly, it produces hormones that regulate metabolism and convert food into energy. Women with healthy thyroid function burn calories efficiently; women who are not producing enough thyroid hormones develop hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism symptoms include: Fatigue Weakness Cold hands and feet Depression Weight gain High cholesterol levels Hair loss Constipation Dry skin and brittle nails  ...
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  6. How Damaging Are Your Prescription Drugs

    How Damaging Are Your Prescription Drugs
    A recent report published in the Los Angeles Times stated a shocking fact – that drug deaths now outnumber those killed in traffic accidents. The report was not referring to crack, marijuana and heroin, but prescription drugs. Drug-induced disease and toxicity is a growing concern for many. It is an accepted fact that although some drugs save lives, others create...
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  7. Benefits of Mango: A Delectable Nutrient-Rich Powerhouse

    Benefits of Mango: A Delectable Nutrient-Rich Powerhouse
    Only Mother Nature herself could manufacture a fruit as fragrant, delectable and healthy as the magnificent mango.  Used for centuries as both medicine and food, the mango is one the most nutrient-rich fruits on the planet. Mango leaves, seeds, roots, bark and fruit are packed with health-boosting treasures including phenolic acids, catechins and the xanthone mangiferin. Often referred to as...
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  8. Boost Your Immune System – Coconut Oil Benefits

    Boost Your Immune System – Coconut Oil Benefits
    Can coconut oil work to boost your immune system?  Numerous studies and research have indicated that coconut oil is both good for you and your immune system.  In fact, many researchers are quite surprised by just how good coconut oil is for us and all the different ways that it can improve human health including immunity. First, it is important...
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  9. Is Sodium Worth Its Salt?

    Is Sodium Worth Its Salt?
    Most of us know that salt can cause high blood pressure, strokes, calcium deficiency, osteoporosis, weight gain, fluid retention, stomach ulcers and more. With all this bad press, it is easy to believe that we should eradicate salt from our diet altogether. But, not so fast – here is the other side of the coin. We cannot survive without salt...
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  10. Boost Immunity with Probiotics

    Boost Immunity with Probiotics
    Americans are continually looking for natural ways to improve health, and probiotics are proving to be a valuable asset. Probiotics are “good” bacteria that can be found in the digestive tract.  They help to destroy “bad” or harmful bacteria - keeping unwanted parasites, viruses and yeasts in check.  Studies have shown that probiotics can help fight infection in a variety of...
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