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Vitamin D3 Reduces or Suppresses Cancer Cells

Vitamin D3 is such a familiar nutrient that it is easy to forget how important it is for critical reasons. Unfortunately, many people are deficient in vitamin D. Additionally, people may have issues with a cellular transcription factor called “vitamin…
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Can DIM Lower Breast Cancer Risk?

You’ve probably heard that there are components of cruciferous vegetables that are extremely healthy. One of them, diindolylmethane – better known as DIM – is a naturally occurring compound found in broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and other vegetables in this family.…
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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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Can Vitamin D Supplementation Improve ADHD Symptoms?

It’s easy to discount the importance of common vitamins and minerals because they seem so familiar and are often included in fortified foods. Although vitamin D is frequently cited as a major factor for healthy bones and the immune system,…
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Curcumin Cares for Your Skin

We may not often think of our skin as the body’s largest organ, but it is. And because of its literal exposure to inflammation, bacteria, and ultraviolet radiation, it requires protection. Curcumin from turmeric can help. The authors of this…
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Folate for Better Rheumatoid Results

A Canadian review found that, based on evidence from double-blind randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials, folate supplementation helped reduce the side effects of the drug, methotrexate (MTX), in this case used for treating severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methotrexate is a powerful…
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Sea Buckthorn Provides an Ocean of Benefits

While the use of sea buckthorn in Northern Europe and Asia has a long history, it is only fairly recently that its full nutrients value has been appreciated scientifically. In fact, the pearl shaped berry has been found to contain…
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Blueberries and Arthritis Relief

Osteoarthritis, the gradual wearing down of joints like the knees, hips, and spine, is incredibly common, especially among an aging population. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 30 million American adults suffer from osteoarthritis. And even though the side…
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Ginkgo Protects Hearing, Heals Hearing Loss

According to the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders, National Institutes of Health, up to 40 million Americans under the age of 70 may be affected by noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL). For many in noisy jobs – construction,…
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Type II Collagen Helps Defeat Arthritis

If you’ve noticed more joint pain in recent years and have wondered what to do, supplementing with type II collagen may be an effective answer. In the body, type II collagen is naturally one of the many kinds of collagen…
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Curcumin for Depression

For many years, researchers believed that depression was primarily a condition of chemical imbalance. These days, there is a much more nuanced picture of depression, and most scientists and therapists would agree that brain chemistry and inflammation, in addition to…
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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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Melatonin: A Powerful Cancer-Stopping Molecule

While our bodies produce melatonin in the pineal gland, this molecule is present throughout the body. And despite its association with sleep because of its support of our natural light and dark circadian rhythms, it may be a potent cancer…
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Is Curcumin a Visionary Compound?

Curcumin, a key anti-inflammatory compound from turmeric (Curcuma longa), is often identified as being a pain-relieving herbal medicine. But anti-inflammatory actions go far beyond that, and so does curcumin’s talents. Because of the compound’s protective effect on healthy cells, stopping…
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Grape Seed Extract for Greater Respiratory Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is fairly common. If you’re in good health, you could feasibly come down with it and dismiss it as a slight cold. However, for infants and older adults,…
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Preventing Bad Breaks: Vitamin D is Critical

Vitamin D, often known as “the sunshine vitamin” because of the way our bodies synthesize it naturally after sun exposure, is such a common nutrient that people may take it for granted that they are getting all they need from…
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Is 10 Percent the Magic Number for Weight Loss in Adolescents?

One of the reasons that weight loss can be so difficult is that it sometimes feels as though the mind and body are both working against dropping those extra pounds. That’s because sometimes, they are. This clinical study of young…
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Ginger Makes a Spicy Addition to Our Health

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has been used medicinally for over 5,000 years, and it is popularly known to stop nausea, motion sickness, and bolster the immune system during a cold or flu. Even though the herb is so well regarded, researchers…
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Vitamin C for Less Stress?

While vitamin C is often considered a strong immune-boosting nutrient, it may help us deal with stress better, too. That’s because vitamin C is a required nutrient for the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are most associated with cortisol –…
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Ashwagandha: The Adaptogen That Preserves Memory

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a powerful adaptogen that helps the mind and body overcome exhaustion, stay resilient in the face of stress, and may even help preserve memory and enhance mental processing speed. Previous laboratory studies with the herb have…
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