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  1. Manage Common Joint Tenderness on a Day-to-Day Basis

    Manage Common Joint Tenderness on a Day-to-Day Basis
    Living with chronic joint pain can be a substantial challenge, and those who have never experienced this type of ongoing pain don't really have any way to relate to what you may be experiencing on a daily basis. Some chronic pain can be managed very effectively by following a variety of daily steps. One good point regarding your chronic pain is that...
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  2. Natural Heart Health: Healthy Diet May Trump Genetic Predisposition to Heart Disease

    Natural Heart Health: Healthy Diet May Trump Genetic Predisposition to Heart Disease
    If cardiovascular disease runs in your family, here’s some good news. A recent study suggests that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help you dodge the genetic bullet. The study, conducted by Ron Do in the Department of Human Genetics at McGill University, along with several other researchers, investigated the association of 9p21 (a chromosomal region that carries...
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  3. Studies with Blueberry Powder in Mice Suggest it May Protect Against Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

    In studies recently conducted at the Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope, Duarte, CA and published in the October 2011 issue of The Journal of Nutrition, researchers found that feeding blueberry powder to mice significantly reduced the growth and spread of triple negative breast cancer, a very aggressive form of cancer. Triple negative breast cancer accounts for 10...
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  4. German Scientists Kick off Large-Scale Trial to Determine Green Tea’s Benefits Against Colon Cancer

    German Scientists Kick off Large-Scale Trial to Determine Green Tea’s Benefits Against Colon Cancer
    Drinking green tea is generally recognized as good for your health, though scientific studies on this have been few. However, an exciting new trial seeks to determine whether green tea can prevent colon cancer—the biggest such trial in the world to date, according to Thomas Seufferlein, director of the Department of Internal Medicine at Halle University Hospital in Germany and...
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  5. Take Control: Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer with Healthy Lifestyle Choices

    Take Control: Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer with Healthy Lifestyle Choices
    This year alone, an estimated 207, 000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute, making the disease the second leading cause of cancer death in women. Daunting as these statistics may sound, there are steps that you can take to reduce your risk of developing the disease: Limit alcohol...
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  6. Soy Peptide May Prevent Liver Metastasis in Colon Cancer Patients

    Soy products have long been touted for their many health-promoting phytochemicals. But a recent article published in Cancer Letters talks about a discovery made by Elvira Gonzalez de Mejia and Vermont P. Dia of the University of Illinois in Urbana of a benefit from lunasin, a peptide that occurs in soy, in preventing the spread of colon cancer to the...
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  7. Top 5 Foods that Boost Brain Function

    Top 5 Foods that Boost Brain Function
    Want to improve your memory and learn faster? Why not draw some mental stamina from these healthy foods: Eggs. Eggs are rich in choline, an important nutrient for memory. Studies show that deficiency in choline may contribute to age-related mental decline. Your body can't make choline, so you must get it from food or supplements, and most of us don't...
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  8. Recent Study Shows Diabetics are Twice as Likely to Develop Dementia

    In a study that demonstrates yet another reason to take better care of ourselves as we age, a study conducted at Erasmus University Medical School in the Netherlands suggests that diabetes might increase the chances of dementia in the elderly. The study involved 1,017 people, age 60 and older, who did not have dementia at the start of the study...
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  9. Some Facts about Restless Leg Syndrome

    Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) is characterized by an irresistible urge to move the legs. It tends to occur at precisely the wrong times, like when you’re trying to sleep. With RLS, the only way to get even partial relief is to move the legs. People who have experienced RLS have used words like “tingling”, “twitching” and “painful” to describe the...
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  10. Mood-Boosting Vitamin And Herb Supplements Offer Natural Solutions To Depression

    How do you know which vitamin supplement is right for you? The symptoms of depression vary widely from person to person so your holistic practitioner can work with you to develop a nutritional supplement regimen that best suits your individual needs. Everybody suffers from a “blue mood” from time to time. For most people minor bouts of sadness are short-lived...
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