HEALTH LIBRARY

  1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: The “Brain Pill” of the Future

    Scientists at Northumbria University in the United Kingdom are hoping to answer this question.  According to research already conducted at Northumbria University, a particular fish oil (omega 3) supplement has been shown to improve blood flow to the brain during mental activity and to impact certain aspects of mental performance in young adults. In the first of two studies*, currently...
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  2. Wheatgrass: Why They call it a “Superfood”

    Wheatgrass: Why They call it a “Superfood”
      What is Wheatgrass? Wheatgrass is a food grown from the seed leaves of the common wheat plant. It is a bright-green grass that can be grown indoors and harvested within 8-10 days of planting. Wheatgrass comes in many forms. It can be found in most health food stores as a juice, concentrated juice powder or tablet. It is a...
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  3. New research supports Vitamin D for Prostate Health

    Researchers from the Medical University at South Carolina this month published a study in which Vitamin D was administered over a year to men with slow-growing prostate cancer. The results astounded the clinicians, indicating a strong correlation between Vitamin D levels and prostate health. Prostate cancer tends to develop in men over the age of 50 and, although it is...
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  4. Foods that Give You an Edge Against Cancer

    Foods that Give You an Edge Against Cancer
    When it comes to “the Big C”, there are things you can control and things you can’t. While risk factors such as genetics, gender and even where you were raised are squarely in the “can’t control” category, things like exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight fall into the “can control” column. Another thing you can control is which foods...
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  5. Healthy Recipe: Quinoa makes a low fuss, high protein meal

    Healthy Recipe: Quinoa makes a low fuss, high protein meal
    Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) contains more high-quality protein than any other grain. In fact, the National Academy of Sciences calls it “one of the best sources of protein in the vegetable kingdom.” This recipe is great as a stand-alone vegetarian entrée. If you like, add a little cooked chicken, fish or tofu. As leftovers, serve hot or cold — it makes...
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  6. Healthy Recipe: Broiled Sockeye Salmon with Citrus Glaze

    Healthy Recipe: Broiled Sockeye Salmon with Citrus Glaze
    Salmon is an excellent source of omega-3 fats, which provide essential nutritional support for heart, joints, bones, brain, skin and eyes. It also contains astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant. However, not all salmon is equally good for you – or for the planet. Monterey Bay Seafood Watch is an organization dedicated to monitoring the world’s oceans and recommending healthy, sustainable seafood...
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  7. 9 Ways to Naturally Protect Your Kidney Against Stones, Malfunction, & Failure

    9 Ways to Naturally Protect Your Kidney Against Stones, Malfunction, & Failure
    1. Drink Water: Drink 3 quarts of water daily. Fresh spring water is best. More than anything else, water will help cleanse your kidneys and keep them free of acid waste accumulation. 2. Eliminate Soft Drinks: Many soft drinks contain both caffeine and sugar. The excess sugar both dehydrates the body and over stimulates the pancreas to release insulin which is stressful...
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  8. Heart Smart Solutions to Stress and Depression

    Heart Smart Solutions to Stress and Depression
    Depression and stress raise the risk of heart disease by 2 ½ times. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have discovered that negative emotions such as anger, stress or sadness can be as harmful to the heart as physical risk factors. People with hostile behavior, anger and depressive symptoms respond to stress with increased production of the stress hormone norepinephrine, according...
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  9. There’s no place like Om: Meditation is good for your brain

    There’s no place like Om: Meditation is good for your brain
    It seems that every day there’s research news adding to the growing body of evidence that meditation benefits the aging human brain, and may be the single most most powerful lifestyle factor when it comes to brain health support. Several studies at UCLA have suggested that meditating for years strengthens the connections between brain cells. Now a further report by...
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  10. Men's Health: Boost Testosterone Naturally

    Men's Health: Boost Testosterone Naturally
    A generation ago, many doctors suspected that testosterone was the cause of men’s prostate troubles.  More recently, that theory has been discarded in light of persuasive evidence that healthy testosterone levels are actually essential to prostate health. Testosterone is the hormone that gives men their male features and characteristics. This hormone not only controls and governs sexual and reproductive function...
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