HEALTH LIBRARY

  1. Get Your ZZZs with Natural Relaxants

    Get Your ZZZs with Natural Relaxants
    You don’t have to rely on dangerous, addictive sleep medication to visit the Land of Nod. Opt instead for natural therapies that help calm your body and mind while also promoting sleep. Some of the best-researched sleep nutrients include melatonin, GABA, and the herbs chamomile and passionflower. Melatonin helps to regulate your body’s natural rhythms, including waking and sleeping. It...
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  2. Smart Choices in Seafood: Benefits vs. Risks

    Smart Choices in Seafood: Benefits vs. Risks
    If you want to gain the health benefits of fish, the experts recommend eating at least three servings a week. But what about the risk of mercury and other toxins contained in some kinds of seafood? You shouldn’t worry if you avoid eating fish with high levels of pollutants, because the benefits far outweigh the risks, according to a group...
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  3. 5 Tips to Avoiding Memory Loss

    5 Tips to Avoiding Memory Loss
    There are proactive ways to enhance the memory.  Simple, healthy changes in lifestyle can have a positive impact on brain health.  Take a look at these five easy tips to avoiding memory loss. Exercise the brain.  To challenge the mind and enhance memory skills, play board games that involve strategy; do word, number or jigsaw puzzles; read; try new recipes; learn...
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  4. Sorting Eggs: How To Make The Right Choice

    Sorting Eggs: How To Make The Right Choice
    Worried about the cholesterol in your morning omelet? You shouldn’t be. You can eat one or two eggs a day without raising your cholesterol, according to nutrition experts. A statistical analysis of 224 studies over the past 25 years with over 8,000 people found that eating foods high in cholesterol, like eggs, did not raise blood levels of cholesterol. Eggs...
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  5. GABA Study Offers Hope For Treatment Of Metabolic Syndrome

    GABA Study Offers Hope For Treatment Of Metabolic Syndrome
    GABA, or gamma aminobutyric acid, is a fascinating little amino acid-like molecule with certain properties researchers are finding are super-beneficial to human health. As a component of the brain, it works to inhibit the neurotransmission of certain chemicals, notably those responsible for producing anxiety. Recently, UCLA researchers demonstrated that GABA may help inhibit development of insulin resistance and glucose intolerance...
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  6. Amazing Aloe Vera

    Amazing Aloe Vera
    The hearty and beautiful Aloe vera plant is most commonly known for treating minor burns with its cooling gel. But did you know that it also helps your body maintain a first-class defense system? A Lancet study found that oligosaccharides—substances that your body produces from the saccharides found in Aloe Vera —were proven effective against a broad range of bacteria, including...
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  7. 10 Superfoods For The Holidays

    10 Superfoods For The Holidays
    When you’re a kid, the holidays are a time to anticipate Santa, toys and treats. But let’s face it: Most of us grownups are looking forward to the food! This is THE time of year when indulgence is permissible – even expected. While a certain amount of gastronomic revelry is OK, remember to indulge in small portions or you will...
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  8. Acne? But I Am an Adult!

    Acne? But I Am an Adult!
    While we usually associate acne with those formative teenage years, the reality is it can rear it’s ugly (white) head at any age. Fortunately, with age comes wisdom. This is especially true when it comes to treating pimples. And the key lies in working from the inside out. The best way to treat adult acne is to use a variety of...
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  9. The Original Aspirin

    When the ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans had pain, fever, pain, or swelling, they all reached for the same thing: white willow bark. White willow bark has been used medicinally for more than 20 centuries. Its first recorded modern use was in England in the late 1700s, and by the mid- to late-1800s, scientists had discovered its active ingredient...
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  10. Winter squash: a nutritional bonanza

    Winter squash: a nutritional bonanza
    When the season of falling leaves, pumpkins and mums arrives, nothing is more appealing on a chilly evening than a bowl of silky butternut squash soup … unless maybe it’s a slice of warm, fragrant pumpkin bread! What these two signature foods of fall have in common is that they are made from winter squash. The perfect food for cool...
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