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Collagen Comforts Aching Joints

Collagen Comforts Aching Joints

While collagen gets a lot of credit for helping restore youthful skin, the nutrient’s talents aren’t limited to that alone. In fact, type II collagen makes up to 90 percent of your articular cartilage – the cartilage in your joints.…
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Green Tea Prevents Cold and Flu Symptoms

Green Tea Prevents Cold and Flu Symptoms

Green tea, from Camellia sinensis, is one of the world’s most popular drinks. It is a source of compounds called catechins that have been studied for weight control, cognitive focus, mental well-being, and cancer prevention. It turns out that these…
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Coffee is Good for Your Heart

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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Vitamin D Delivers for Cognitive Health

Vitamin D Delivers for Cognitive Health

It has been estimated that at least half of the world’s population is deficient in vitamin D. The result can be lowered immune resistance, increased risk of bone fracture, and cognitive decline. This clinical study found that individuals 65 and…
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Can Nutrients Make Night Driving Safer?

Can Nutrients Make Night Driving Safer?

The retina is especially sensitive to free radical damage. Throughout the day, it is continuously exposed to environmental situations that are known to trigger an increase in free radical formation – exposure to natural sunlight, high levels of oxygen (many…
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Red Ginseng Recharges Energy in Serious Cases of Fatigue

Red Ginseng Recharges Energy in Serious Cases of Fatigue

Fatigue and a general feeling of exhaustion can affect anyone, and it may be something you’re dealing with as well. Whether it’s due to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, a continually overwhelming schedule, a major life event, or the result…
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Ashwagandha Relieves Stress in Men and Women

Ashwagandha Relieves Stress in Men and Women

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in an adaptogenic herb that has been well-recognized in traditional practice and current research for its ability to help people remain energetic, focused, and better able to cope with stress. Clinical research is still discovering all of…
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Can Curcumin Stop Viruses?

Can Curcumin Stop Viruses?

When viruses are at a certain stage of development, they acquire an “envelope” made of the tissue of their infected host. This skin protects the virus from the host body’s own immune responses, and allows it to grow stronger and…
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Can Curcumin and Zinc Treat Prediabetes?

Can Curcumin and Zinc Treat Prediabetes?

Even at levels below what would be considered diabetic, chronically elevated blood sugar puts you at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, or stroke. It damages nerves and blood vessels, creates systemic inflammation, and…
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Artificial Sweeteners? Not so Sweet for Your Health.

Artificial Sweeteners? Not so Sweet for Your Health.

Sugar in our blood can be a blessing or a curse. As a means of fueling our bodies when brought into our cells by insulin, it is fine. But when our cells stop responding to insulin because we’ve overloaded the…
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Don’t Forget a Key Component for Restoring Joints

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 Quickly Boosts BDNF

Curcumin Quickly Boosts BDNF

There is a substance produced by your body that you could call a “smart protein.” Called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, it helps create neurons (important cells in the brain and nervous system) and maintains the existing ones. Aside from…
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Keep Your Cognitive Powers Strong: Get Your Omega-3s and Curcumin

Keep Your Cognitive Powers Strong: Get Your Omega-3s and Curcumin

Too much sugar and the wrong kinds of fats can literally decrease the mind’s abilities. This review found that while chronic intake of omega-6 fatty acids, refined sugars, and other “high-energy” foods can ultimately lead to cognitive decline because they…
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Nutrients and Covid: They Still Matter

Nutrients and Covid: They Still Matter

Entering another year of Covid-19 being a part of everyday life, it bears repeating that vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients can still make a difference in bolstering the resilience of the immune system. This review finds good evidence that deficiencies…
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An Apple a Day Keeps the Fat Away?

An Apple a Day Keeps the Fat Away?

Science keeps finding ways of proving that whoever invented the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” really knew what they were talking about. Apple polyphenols have been shown to improve physical endurance, reduce fatigue, and improve…
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Astaxanthin Helps Patients Recover from Heart Failure

Astaxanthin Helps Patients Recover from Heart Failure

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, claiming a life every 36 seconds. For those who do survive heart failure, oxidative stress is a major problem. While we…
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Caffeine: Cure or Cause of Migraines?

Caffeine: Cure or Cause of Migraines?

Caffeine first became officially recognized as treatment for postdural puncture headaches (headaches as a result of lumbar injury) in the 1940s. More recently, caffeine has been recommended as a primary medicine in fighting hypnic headaches, a fairly rare type of…
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Propolis: A Brain Booster?

Propolis: A Brain Booster?

Propolis is gathered by bees to help build and maintain their hives, and is rich in healthy natural compounds. Its name, from Greek, means “defender of the city,” and is entirely accurate: propolis has natural antibacterial and antiviral actions that…
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Dark Chocolate and Almonds – Heart-Friendly Snacks

Dark Chocolate and Almonds – Heart-Friendly Snacks

In recent years the benefits of almonds and dark chocolate have become well known. Almonds are an excellent source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats; dark chocolate is a source of healthy polyphenol compounds. And both have the ability to…
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Berberine Balances Blood Sugar

Berberine Balances Blood Sugar

If you have elevated fasting glucose – a high amount of sugar in your bloodstream even when you haven’t been eating – you could be on the track to getting type 2 diabetes.  A high blood sugar reading is a…
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