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Rhodiola: An Adaptogenic Depression Fighter

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) is a popular and traditionally used adaptogen that has been clinically shown to boost concentration and focus, reduce fatigue (even for people on overnight shifts, when the mind and body are naturally prone to sleepiness), and promote…
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Grape Seed Extract Improves Eye Health

Waxy deposits in the retina, called hard exudates, are made from lipid material leaking from blood vessels in the retina. As one of the outcomes of retinal neuropathy, it may seem like this condition couldn’t be reversed. But grape seed…
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Blueberries for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

While blueberries are well known for helping preserve vision and reduce inflammation in the brain, they may also have positive effects for those who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory bowel diseases are some of the most difficult to…
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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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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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Ashwagandha and Propolis Fight Ovarian and Cervical Cancer

Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb long used in Ayurvedic practice, and highly valued for its adaptogenic properties. It bolsters mental and physical stamina, mental resilience, and reduces the effects of stress. Propolis is a natural substance processed by bees from…
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Curcumin Reverses Aluminum Toxicity in the Brain

Aluminum is one of the most common minerals on the planet. And while you wouldn’t normally consider it as part of a meal, we ingest or take in about 10 mg of aluminum every day. Sources include cookware, cosmetics, lotions,…
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Andrographis Stops Tumor Cells, Improves Chemotherapy Effectiveness

A new study has made an important step forward in demonstrating how andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) works to help people with colorectal (CRC) cancer. One of the biggest challenges with CRC is that many cases do not respond well to the…
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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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Selenium is a Mineral for Your Mind

Selenium is one of life’s essential minerals, but it’s understandable if you don’t think about it very often. It doesn’t get the attention that iron, or even magnesium gets, but it is a remarkable necessity nonetheless. Selenium is found in…
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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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Probiotics for Body and Mind

It often seems like our stomach has a mind of its own. In a sense, it does. Two layers of nerve cells run all the way through our digestive system, and make up what is called the “enteric nervous system”…
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CoQ10 Fights Fatty Liver Disease

While many people unfamiliar with liver diseases may think that only alcohol can cause issues, that’s far from the case. In fact, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in the United States. According to the…
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Amla is a Natural for Dealing with Cholesterol

Amla (also popularly known as Indian gooseberry and officially known as both Emblica officinalis and Phyllanthus emblica) has been a staple of Ayurvedic practice for over 2,000 years. During that time, practitioners noted that it sped the healing of wounds, reduced…
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Ashwagandha Blend Helps Stop Anxiety

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an adaptogenic botanical used in Ayurvedic practice for thousands of years. It is especially coming under scrutiny as a natural medicine that can help reduce stress and strengthen coping abilities. In this scientific study, ashwagandha was…
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Melatonin for Depression?

Our states of mind are directly related to circadian rhythms. Clinical work has found that by synchronizing those rhythms through treatment with melatonin, people can feel some relief from the symptoms of depression. Getting the circadian cycle in balance is…
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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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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, too. Vitamin B12 is essential for…
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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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