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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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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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Vitamin D is a Strength Trainer

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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Ashwagandha: For a Breath of Fresh Air

Ashwagandha: For a Breath of Fresh Air

Whether you compete in amateur sports, or simply enjoy a brisk run or walk as part of your exercise routine, you know how important it is to make every breath count. But some days, being able to refresh your lungs…
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Sea Buckthorn: The Other Source of Fatty Acids

Sea Buckthorn: The Other Source of Fatty Acids

Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is an amazing botanical. It has been called a “nutrient bomb” because the seed, pulp and skin of the berry are packed with over 200 nutrients, including carotenoids, tocopherols, and essential fatty acids, including omega-3, omega-6,…
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Can Green Tea Stop Aging?

Can Green Tea Stop Aging?

Green tea is well known to health food aficianados and regular Joes around the world. Even if you’re not a regular tea drinker, the reputation of this incredibly popular beverage is so associated with benefits that it may automatically bring…
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Vitamin C for Less Stress?

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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Melatonin for Healthy Blood Pressure

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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Reduce Neuropathy Pain with Alpha Lipoic Acid

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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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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Is Coffee a Preventative for Liver Disease?

Is Coffee a Preventative for Liver Disease?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 4.5 million American adults are diagnosed with some form of liver disease. And worldwide statistics show that some form of liver disease accounts for over 2 million deaths per…
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Can Green Tea Compounds Prevent Infections?

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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Can Probiotics Restore Immune Power & Metabolism?

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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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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Zinc Protects Your Heart

Zinc Protects Your Heart

While much of the zinc that we consume is literally incorporated into our bones and helps strengthen the immune system, this mineral is key to a strong heart and cardiovascular system as well. Deficiencies in zinc can mean that the…
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Ashwagandha: The Memory-Preserving Adaptogen

Ashwagandha: The Memory-Preserving Adaptogen

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a powerful adaptogen that helps the mind and body in a multitude of ways: it can shorten recovery time due to intensive exercise, mitigate the feelings of stress, promote restful sleep, and according to clinical research,…
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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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Adaptogens for Respiratory Viruses?

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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Ashwagandha Relieves Stress in Men and Women

Ashwagandha Relieves Stress in Men and Women

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is 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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Curcumin: The Unexpected Protector of Your Vision

Curcumin: The Unexpected Protector of Your Vision

While it’s well known that polyphenol compounds from blueberry, bilberry, and other sources of polyphenols protect eyesight and the delicate blood vessels in the retina, curcumin from turmeric may also provide a first line of defense against diabetic retinopathy, conjunctivitis,…
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