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Curcumin, Adiponectin, and Fat: Fighting the Inflammatory Factor of Obesity

That curcumin is an anti-inflammatory compound from turmeric is well known. After all, that’s one of the main reasons it is so well known as a pain reliever. But inflammation creates a loop of cause and effect in the body…
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Can Probiotics Restore Immune Power & Metabolism?

Obesity is an all-too common condition, and one that poses a number of health risks. Aside from cardiovascular and joint damage, obesity also weakens our immune responses. This study investigated the link between probiotic supplementation and the strength of invariant…
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The Sunshine Vitamin Reduces Arthritis Symptoms

Vitamin D, often known as “the sunshine vitamin” because of the way our bodies naturally synthesize it after sun exposure, is such a common vitamin that people may take it for granted. But that would be a mistake. Vitamin D…
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Missing Your Zzzz’s? You May Need Vitamin D.

It’s estimated that in the United States alone at least 35 percent of all adults get less than seven hours of sleep per night. Lack of sleep leads to more than just feeling drowsy the next day; chronic sleep deficiencies…
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Pomegranate Seed Oil for Type 2 Diabetes

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 34 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes, and 88 million people have elevated blood sugar levels that would qualify as prediabetes. Type 2 diabetes accounts for up…
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Can Curcumin Cure Metabolic Syndrome?

If you could mix together some of the most dangerous health conditions including, high blood pressure, rising cholesterol and triglyceride levels, insulin resistance, and abdominal weight gain, you’d get one of the most prevalent states of disease today: metabolic syndrome.…
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Ginseng: Hope for Autoimmune Diseases

Panax ginseng (also known as Korean or Asian ginseng) is an adaptogenic herb with thousands of years of traditional use. Frequently, it is recommended as part of a supplemental regimen for stress relief, daily energy, and libido. But it has…
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Andrographis Stops Colon Cancer Cells

Resistance to chemotherapy is an all-too-common condition of standard treatment. Chemotherapy drugs are already toxic to the cancer and to the patient, so there’s only so far that treatment can go before it becomes too dangerous to pursue further. So…
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The Right B12 for Fighting Diabetic Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a common complication of type 2 diabetes. It appears in 10 to 18 percent of those initially diagnosed with the condition, but can also show symptoms in those with prediabetes, too. The nerve damage that causes the loss…
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Lavender Tea for Depression?

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is well known for its relaxing properties, as a tea, a supplement, and in aromatherapy applications. But there is increasing research about the herb’s application for reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression, especially in older individuals who…
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Melatonin for Healthy Blood Pressure

Melatonin is critical to maintaining our own circadian rhythms, the day and night cycles of rest and wakeful activity, but its value extends well beyond simply getting a good night’s sleep. Melatonin levels affect the body’s ability to ward off…
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Can Grape Seed Extract Help Stop the Obesity Epidemic?

It is calculated that over 40 percent of the American population suffers from obesity, classified in adults as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher. It is a frustrating condition that, sadly, can lead to many other…
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Saffron: An Ancient Herb for ADHD

Statistics compiled by the Department of Health and Human Services show that over six million children are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). About half contend with behavior issues, and a third deal with anxiety. Many children in the United States receive…
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Andrographis: Virus Fighter

Andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) has been widely used in Ayurvedic medicine since ancient times in India, spread throughout Asia, and is now a favorite herb worldwide for many reasons, including its incredible immune-strengthening actions. In fact, andrographis is probably best known…
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Vitamin E is Essential for Immune Strength in Older Adults

Vitamin E is fairly common, but not all vitamin E supplemental ingredients are the same. What many people may not know is that vitamin E isn’t just one simple vitamin. It is actually a collection of components called tocopherols, and…
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More Good News for Green Tea Drinkers

Green tea is already considered one of the world’s healthiest beverages, so much so that its components are frequently standardized and used in supplements and research. One compound in particular, epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), is often the focus of studies for…
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Anxious? It May Be Magnesium Deficiency.

It’s estimated that anxiety affects about 40 million Americans. If you’re one of them, you might need to boost your magnesium. Although magnesium isn’t commonly associated with calmness, it should be; deficiency can make you more susceptible to stress and…
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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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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 During Pregnancy is Critical for Infant Brain Development

Vitamin D deficiency is common, especially in northern latitudes where sunlight feels like it's in short supply. Combine that with hours spent indoors for work, and it’s easy for anyone to be low in this critical nutrient. However, in pregnancy,…
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