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Curcumin – A Migraine Preventor?

Curcumin – A Migraine Preventor?

It’s estimated that around 10 percent of the world’s population suffers from migraines. While there are many potential causes of migraines, including food choices, medications, and anxiety or depression, there are few effective choices for treatment or prevention. Fortunately, research…
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Grape Seed for Prehypertension

Grape Seed for Prehypertension

Some estimates have stated that up to 60 percent of Americans have prehypertension, that is, they are just on the cusp of having high blood pressure. Many people are unaware that they even have this condition, which can, over time,…
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Can Mediterranean and Keto Diets Treat Alzheimer’s?

Can Mediterranean and Keto Diets Treat Alzheimer’s?

Neurological diseases are the second leading causes of death worldwide, and of the forms of senile dementia, Alzheimer’s tops the list. While there are many factors that can contribute to developing Alzheimer’s, there are lifestyle measures – especially diet –…
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Saffron May Save Your Vision

Saffron May Save Your Vision

Although the word saffron conjures images of a deep orange-red color, the flower that it comes from has purple-blue petals, and at first glance, looks much like any crocus that might emerge from your flowerbeds in early spring. The orange-red…
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Boswellia: Effective Treatment for Osteoarthritis

Boswellia: Effective Treatment for Osteoarthritis

Native to India, the Boswellia serrata tree thrives in very dry environments. Traditionally, resin from the tree is considered the beneficial part of the plant, and gathering it was a very hands-on form of harvesting, which bears some resemblance to…
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Vitamin B12: Pain Fighter

Vitamin B12: Pain Fighter

When we think of pain-relieving nutrients, we usually think about curcumin from turmeric, boswellia, white willow bark, or some other herbal ingredient. But a form of vitamin B12 called methylcobalamin, can help stop pain, by inhibiting pain signals and healing…
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Walnuts Love Your Heart!

Walnuts Love Your Heart!

For years, tree nuts (for those without allergies) have been recommended in the diet to help stop heart disease. While it seemed that people who ate them appeared to have a lower risk, it was difficult to tell if their…
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Blueberries and Arthritis Relief

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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Pomegranate for the Prostate

Pomegranate for the Prostate

Pomegranates (Punica granatum) have been revered by cultures both ancient and modern, from the Mediterranean to India and China. They’re even mentioned in the Old Testament, being a featured decorative motif in the temple of King Solomon. Pomegranate trees were…
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Andrographis Stops Colon Cancer Cells

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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Saffron: An Ancient Herb for ADHD

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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Dark Chocolate May Prevent Depression

Dark Chocolate May Prevent Depression

Dark chocolate is a great source of polyphenols and typically lower in sugar compared to milk chocolate. Because of this, many people—especially anyone who wants a good reason to indulge in a tasty treat—consider dark chocolate a “superfood.” Due to…
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Zinc Makes a Difference for Depression

Zinc Makes a Difference for Depression

Until fairly recently, nutrient intake has been a fairly overlooked aspect of depression. However, with an estimated 17 million American adults dealing with the condition, it simply can’t be ignored. One aspect of depression that may sound surprising is that…
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Pomegranate Seed Oil for Type 2 Diabetes

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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Ashwagandha and Breast Cancer

Ashwagandha and Breast Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health, almost 13 percent of American women will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a frequently utilized adaptogen in Ayurvedic medicine, one of…
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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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Can Grape Seed Extract Help Stop the Obesity Epidemic?

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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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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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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