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Ashwagandha and Vitality in Middle-Aged Men

As people get older, they may feel a loss of vitality and energy, and wonder why. There are a lot of factors at play, but one of them is hormone balance. And one of the answers to restoring that balance…
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Curcumin, the Unexpected Compound for Your Immune System

We usually think of inflammation as being something connected to joint pain, or possibly digestive disorders. But the fact is, inflammation makes immune system flare-ups worse, too. Curcumin, the beneficial, clinically studied compound from turmeric, can help mitigate inflammation throughout…
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Grape Seed Protects Your Vision

Over time, damage to the lenses of our eyes can lead to cataracts – impaired vision that manifests as blurred images, dulled or yellowed images, or visual distortions. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, cataracts affect over 24 million…
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Dark Chocolate May Prevent Depression

Dark chocolate is a great source of polyphenols and typically lower in sugar compared to milk chocolate. Because of this, many people—especially anyone who wants a good reason to indulge in a tasty treat—consider dark chocolate a “superfood.” Due to…
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For Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Get Your Omega-3s

It is estimated that 15 percent of individuals with type 2 diabetes will also develop foot ulcers. Because the nerve and blood vessel damage of diabetes affects peripheral tissues first, the tingling and “pins and needles” sensations can become so…
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Vitamin D and Autoimmune Diseases

The causes of autoimmune diseases are somewhat of a mystery. Ideally, the immune system – it runs at a “lukewarm” temperature – as it should, to keep viruses and other threats at bay, but not to be on overdrive. Of…
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Take the Pressure Off with Grape Seed Extract

If you exercise regularly, but still find that your blood pressure numbers have been creeping upward, consider adding grape seed extract to your daily regimen. After all, high blood pressure numbers are nothing to ignore. If the condition worsens, it…
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Glucosamine, Chondroitin, and Osteoarthritis Relief

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 30 million American adults suffer from osteoarthritis. And even though the side effects of many prescription drugs have become well known, many people will still assume that overall, they are the only choice.…
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The Right Nutrients Can Battle Covid-19

While vaccines are currently in the works and are starting to be distributed, there is still a long road ahead in the fight against Covid-19. One constant factor that has come to the forefront during this time is the importance…
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Red Ginseng May Help You Breathe Easier

Red ginseng, a form of Panax ginseng that has been steamed following harvest, is a botanical adaptogen that has been in use for thousands of years. While red ginseng is often considered for its stress-relieving and energizing properties, it also…
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Keep Calm and Keep Living Well

Feelings of anxiety and bouts of depression can seem like they exist only in our heads, but their effects are much more far reaching than that. Anxiety is literally life threatening. An analysis of health surveys found that anxiousness creates…
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Andrographis Foils the Flu

The Ayurvedic adaptogen Andrographis paniculata isn’t the most popular herb in America yet, but chances are, it will be soon. That’s because andrographis is one of the best immune-enhancing botanicals available. Clinical studies have shown that it shortens the duration…
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Mediterranean Diet for Strength, Wisdom, and a Long Life

For several years, the Mediterranean diet has been considered one of the healthiest, and for good reason. It’s emphasis on healthy fats, like olive oil and fish, plentiful fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and nuts, make it a favorite…
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No Sleep = More Pain

When it comes to sleep loss, we normally think that pain is the problem. If we simply had less pain during the day, we’d sleep better at night. Certainly, muscle soreness or chronic pain can keep you awake or prevent…
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Vitamin D is a Strength Trainer

Vitamin D is frequently called “the sunshine vitamin” because it is naturally synthesized by the body after skin exposure to sunlight. However, the body’s ability to do that diminishes with age, as does outdoor activity in general. Having low levels…
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Don’t Forget a Key Component for Restoring Joints

When we think about joint building supplements, glucosamine or chondroitin is usually what comes to mind first. They are excellent choices, and have decades of use and research to back them up. However, to help those ingredients work their best,…
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Curcumin Keeps Your Vision Clear

The National Eye Institute, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, estimates that 5 million Americans will have reduced vision and that 2.2 million Americans will be blind by the year 2030. These conditions include age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma,…
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Red Ginseng Reduces C-Reactive Protein

C-reactive protein (CRP) is a protein created by the liver in response to inflammation. It is typically considered a marker of heart disease, but can be associated with cancer, infections and other conditions related to inflammatory concerns. Red ginseng, an…
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Selenium Status and Strength against Viruses

The mineral selenium is incredibly important to keeping healthy, especially in resisting viral infections. Being low in selenium allows viruses to shift into stronger mutations, and weakens an individual’s immune system to respond to those mutations. In the past, selenium…
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Coffee is Good for Your Heart

If you love having a cup of coffee (or three) each morning, it may be good news for your heart. Men who participated in the Physician’s Health Study, and consumed one to three cups of coffee daily, were found to…
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