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Reduce Neuropathy Pain with Alpha Lipoic Acid

Neuropathy – the “tingling” feeling or loss of sensation in the feet, legs, and fingers – is one of the most distressing symptoms of type 2 diabetes. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, about…
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Boswellia Protects the Brain

The Ayurvedic herb, Boswellia serrata, also commonly known as frankincense, is already well regarded for reducing inflammation along 5-Lipoxygenase (5-LOX) pathway. 5-LOX inflammation is associated with rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory conditions, and digestive diseases, just to name a few. This type…
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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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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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Adaptogens for Respiratory Viruses?

When people think about adding adaptogens to their regimens, it’s usually because they want to feel less stressed, have greater stamina, or give their workouts a boost. But adaptogens have many talents. They act as anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, and, as this…
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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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Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Treating Impulsiveness, and Aggression

For some years, there has been a strong interest in the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on behavior. Some studies have found that increasing omega-3s, while decreasing omega-6 intake, alleviates symptoms of depression and anxiety. But beyond those conditions, omega-3s…
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Boswellia for Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome, a combination of high blood pressure, increasing blood sugar levels, out of balance cholesterol levels, high triglycerides, and struggling with extra pounds, is a commonplace condition. While there are many primary causes behind metabolic syndrome, including sedentary lifestyles,…
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Feeling the Chill? Maybe it’s Time for Tyrosine

It’s common to feel cold as we get older. One reason for that is because the blood vessels nearest to the surface of our skin can’t contract as easily as they used to. But that extra sweater or blanket may…
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Can Green Tea Compounds Prevent Infections?

While viral infections are very much in the news, deadly microbes, bacterial infections, and the growing ineffectiveness of antibiotics is still a major concern. Green tea is incredibly popular worldwide, and it may provide a partial answer to the question…
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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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Too Little of the Sunshine Vitamin – A Factor in Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome, a combination of high blood pressure, increasing blood sugar levels, and being overweight has become more prevalent in the United States over the past 20 years or so. The reasons for this include eating too much highly processed,…
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Chromium, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Diabetes and heart disease are, sadly, often linked conditions. Because high blood sugar levels damage the nerves that control the heart, and the blood vessels and arteries in the cardiovascular system, people with type 2 diabetes are two to four…
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Curcumin Curbs Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Cancer treatment of any kind can create a number of harmful side effects. For instance, one unfortunate side effect of radiation therapy to cancers of the head and neck is a condition known as mucositis. This painful inflammatory disorder can…
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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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Does a Diet of Meat and Eggs mean Less Dementia?

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about 50 million people worldwide live with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Because there is no known cure, researchers around the world are wondering what can be done to prevent dementia from occurring in…
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Omega-3s and Rheumatoid Arthritis – A Potential Intervention

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), like other autoimmune diseases, is the result of the immune system working against its own body. Aside from inflammation and pain, the damage caused by RA can destroy the joints. While over-the-counter and prescription drugs are often…
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Are Low Glutathione Levels a Factor in Covid-19?

Being an older patient is one of the major risk factors for mortality in cases of Covid-19. While there are always exceptions, and there are many examples of it in this virus, lowered glutathione levels appear to be a common…
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Melatonin Restores and Preserves the Liver – And More

While melatonin is usually associated with healthy sleep, there is growing evidence that it also plays an essential role in treating non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This condition is estimated to affect about one third of people living in industrialized…
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Quercetin and Vitamin C: Another Option for Covid-19?

While quercetin may not be quite as well-known as other immune strengthening ingredients, it is still quite common. This flavonoid polyphenol compound is found in many foods, including apples, grapes, onions, tea, and various herbs. There’s no doubt that a…
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