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Egg yolk has lecithin, and when you eat lecithin, the body digests lecithin, breaking it into its constituent parts, including the chemical choline. Intestinal bacteria metabolize choline and release a substance that the liver converts to a chemical known as TMAO, for trimethylamine N-oxide. High levels of TMAO in the blood are linked to increased ..
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With the development with quantum medicine and particle physics , the concept of energy had undergone a radical change. With the application of MRI and other new techniques to study brain chemistry, it become more clear the science has changed from studying anatomy and biochemistry to study function in relation to energy. It is clear ..
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he Gut Microbiome and the Brain Discussion in ‘Latest ME/CFS Research’ started by Jon_Tradicionali, Jan 9, 2015. Jon_Tradicionali Jon_Tradicionali Senior Member Messages: 202 Likes: 156 Zogor-Ndreaj, Shkodër, Albania I have created this thread for the PWCFS I’ve noticed with scepticism or confusion towards hypothesis postulating intestinal bacteria as the psychophysiology of CFS. The ways bacteria ..
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urrent Opinion in Psychiatry: January 2015 – Volume 28 – Issue 1 – p 1–6 doi: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000117 MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS: Edited by Gordon Parker and Sidney H. Kennedy The gut microbiome and diet in psychiatry: focus on depression Dash, Saraha; Clarke, Gerardb,c; Berk, Michaela,d,e,f; Jacka, Felice N.a,b,g,h Free Access Editor's Choice Article Outline Collapse ..
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hen it comes to eating energy foods, the best strategy is to eat small meals of energy-boosting foods throughout the day rather than infrequently eating of huge meals. It is important to know that energy foods are not only about calorie counting. Energy foods should be rich of micronutrients, which are essential to keep the ..
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What is fragile X syndrome? Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Usually, males are more severely affected by this disorder than females. Affected individuals usually have delayed development of speech and language by age 2. Most males with fragile X syndrome ..
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ABSTRACT Televised medical talk shows—what they recommend and the evidence to support their recommendations: a prospective observational study BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7346 (Published 17 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7346 Article Related content Metrics Responses Christina Korownyk, associate professor of family medicine1, Michael R Kolber, associate professor of family medicine1, James McCormack, professor ..
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Diet Guidelines for  Hypoglycemia   In general, low carbohydrate foods should be eaten while food sources that are higher in carbohydrate content should be avoided   Low carbohydrate foods (eat these) Beef, Pork, Ham, *Bacon, *Sausage, Chicken and Turkey; Fish and Shellfish; Eggs and Cheese; Tofu • *Peanut Butter and *Nuts   Non-starchy Vegetables like ..
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  Men with erectile dysfunction may gain cardioprotective benefits by switching to a Mediterranean-style diet, researchers found. In a small study reported at the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging meeting in Vienna, men with erectile dysfunction who had a lower Mediterranean diet score had significantly worse vascular and heart function as measured by cardiac ultrasound, ..
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Causes LOW VITAMIN D   Inadequate exposure to sunlight (sunscreen or dark skin) Obesity Fat malabsorption syndrome (e.g., celiac disease) Bariatric surgery Nephrotic syndrome (vitamin D bound to albumin) Drug catabolism (HIV medications and anticonvulsants) Granuloma-forming disorders, lymphomas, and primary hyperparathyroidism Levels The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recommends for postmenopausal women to maintain ..
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Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents the most common chronic liver disease in Western countries, being considered as the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. NAFLD has a common pathogenic background to that of metabolic syndrome, and shares many risk factors such as obesity, hypertension, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia.     Although there is no currently ..
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Tequila As a Sweetener The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced a brand-new sugar substitute that’s making its way to your supermarket shelves soon. The main ingredient? Tequila. More specifically, the sweetener comes from the agave plant (which is also used to make tequila). Agavins, the natural sugars found in the agave plant, have researchers excited. ..
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AROMATHERAPY AND SLEEP What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is the use of fragrant, plant-derived essential oils to alter mood or achieve health benefits. The use of perfumed oils dates back to ancient India and China, but a French chemist named René Maurice Gattefossé is considered the father of modern aromatherapy. One day, after burning his hand ..
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Drink lots of water to help flush out the toxins that were cleaned out.   Shower every day. You could use toxin removing agent with the bath or via  foot bath Whether you have been abusing substances or not there are several supplements you may consider taking to help regulate the chemistry of your “new” ..
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The microbiome-gut-brain axis during early life regulates the hippocampal serotonergic system in a sex-dependent manner G Clarke, S Grenham, P Scully, P Fitzgerald, R D Moloney, F Shanahan,T G Dinan and J F Cryan Abstract Bacterial colonisation of the intestine has a major role in the post-natal development and maturation of the immune and endocrine systems. These processes are key factors underpinning ..
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New Study Discovers Biological Basis for Magic Mushroom Mind Expansion  Neuroscience News Source Francesca Davenport – Imperial College London Contact: Imperial College London press release   New research shows that our brain displays a similar pattern of activity during dreams as it does during a mind-expanding drug trip. Psychedelic drugs such as LSD and magic mushrooms can profoundly ..
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  Original Article You have free access to this content Cognitive impairment in coeliac disease improves on a gluten-free diet and correlates with histological and serological indices of disease severity I. T. Lichtwark1, E. D. Newnham2, S. R. Robinson3, S. J. Shepherd2, P. Hosking4, P. R. Gibson2,4 and G. W. Yelland3,4,* Article first published online: 28 ..
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  Acne. Small studies from Italy, Russia and Korea have found that probiotics from food or supplements used in conjunction with standard acne treatments may increase the rate of acne clearance, and also helps patients better tolerate acne treatment with antibiotics, Bowe told Live Science.These include of  include Lactobacillus, L. acidophilus, and B. bifudum. Eczema. ..
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The latest research on saw palmetto further supports its use as the option of first choice for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or prostate enlargement). The study was the first American study to evaluate an herbal formula for the treatment of BPH, and provided some intriguing clues about the mechanism of its action . ..
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  A  study, recently  published in Nature, indicates that these changes can happen incredibly fast in the human gut—within three or four days of a big shift in what you eat. “We found that the bacteria that lives in peoples’ guts is surprisingly responsive to change in diet,” Lawrence David, assistant professor at the Duke Institute for ..
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The term NCGS has been defined as one or more of a variety of NON -AUTOIMMUNE  morphological or symptomatic manifestations that are precipitated by the ingestion of gluten in people in whom coeliac disease has been excluded A  higher degree of depression and anxiety as been reported in some persons who do not have  celiac ..
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A statement, published in the June issue of Pediatrics states “Many women of reproductive age in the United States are marginally iodine deficient, perhaps because the salt in processed foods is not iodized,” write Walter J. Rogan, MD, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and colleagues. “Iodine deficiency, ..
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Adults (18 years and older) Recommended dietary amounts (RDAs) are 2.4 micrograms daily for ages 14 years and older, 2.6 micrograms daily for pregnant females, and 2.8 micrograms daily for breastfeeding females. Those over 50 years of age should meet the RDA by eating foods reinforced with B12 or by taking a vitamin B12 supplement. ..
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source Mayo Clinic (2014) Recommended dietary amounts (RDAs) are 2.4 micrograms daily for ages 14 years and older, 2.6 micrograms daily for pregnant females, and 2.8 micrograms daily for breastfeeding females. Those over 50 years of age should meet the RDA by eating foods reinforced with B12 or by taking a vitamin B12 supplement. Supplementation ..
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There is clear evidence that gastric bypass surgery causes weight loss by many mechanisms such as causing malabsorption of nutrients. However the total weight loss cannot be explained by this alone There are millions of bacteria in our intestines weighing 3-5 lbs. They are very active and this is called the microbiotome, Recent studies have ..
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Use of Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Heart Attack and Stroke [05/02/2014] Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, affects tens of millions of people in the United States.  Consumers and patients who do not suffer from cardiovascular disease sometimes consider taking aspirin to reduce the possibility of having a heart attack or stroke.  Reducing ..
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Resveratrol — an antioxidant found in red wine, chocolate, and grapes — didn’t correlate with longevity or lower risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease when dietary intake was directly measured in a prospective study. Older adults in the Chianti wine-making region of Italy with the top dietary intake as indicated by urinary metabolites over 9 years ..
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How To Clean Your Arteries With One Simple Fruit The future of cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment will not be found in your medicine cabinet, rather in your kitchen cupboard or in your back yard growing on a tree.Pomegranate Found To Prevent Coronary Artery Disease Progression A new study published in the journal Atherosclerosis confirms ..
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Last week, scientists presented their latest success with TMS at the 167th American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting in New York City. TMS was approved by the FDA in 2008 for the treatment of depression and unlike electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which uses electrical currents to stimulate the brain to treat serious mental illness like bipolar disorder, ..
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A climbing shrub used since ancient times as a treatment for diabetes in Sri Lanka and India is taking root in a new therapeutic treatment for Type 2 diabetes. A pair of researchers working with chemist Mario Pinto, SFU’s vice-president, research, have studied the plant called Salacia reticulata(Kothala himbutu in Sinhalese). Used in centuries-old Ayurvedic medicine, patients ..
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Stop eating  refined sugars. This means giving up all foods made with HFCS (especially soda) or other refined sugars. Avoid all processed foods. Avoid eating refined anything. That includes white breads, processed meat (which strongly promotes diabetes)  never eat processed packaged meat because it contains sodium nitrite, a chemical that destroys pancreas function. This means no pepperoni pizza, no ..
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FOOD SERVING SIZE (AVERAGE) CALCIUM (MG) Milk Milk, semi-skimmed glass, 200 ml 240 Milk skimmed glass, 200 ml 244 Milk whole glass, 200 ml 236 Milkshake takeaway, 300 ml 387 Soy drink, calcium enriched glass, 200 ml 178 Yoghurt and Cream Yoghurt, low-fat, fruit pot, 150 g 210 Yoghurt, low-fat, plain pot, 150 g 243 ..
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French study provided support for an association between marijuana use and cardiovascular complications in younger adults, Over a 5-year period, 35 of 1,979 cannabis-related reports of serious adverse events (1.8%) received by a surveillance network in France involved cardiovascular complications, with an increase over time, according to Emilie Jouanjus, PharmD, PhD, of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire ..
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Hair is derived either as a by-product or produced as a breakdown product of Asthi (bone tissue). Any disturbance in this tissue metabolism, which very much depends on the digestive fire, can affect the health of the hair. To a certain extent, the quality of hair depends on the body constitution.  .The major causes of ..
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Obesity subtly diminishes memory and other features of thinking and reasoning even among seemingly healthy people, an international team of scientists reports. At least some of these impairments appear reversible through weight loss. Researchers also report one likely mechanism for those cognitive deficits: damage to the wiring that links the brain’s information-processing regions. A number ..
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A study by  researchers at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital and Northwestern University in Chicago performed MRI brain scans on 20 young adult “casual” marijuana users and 20 age- and sex-matched nonusers. They found that, in the users, gray matter densities in the nucleus accumbens were higher than in controls, and the right amygdala and left ..
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A new study looking at vitamin  D as a met analysis of previous studies The authors  recommend that all patients with breast cancer undergo restoration of serum 25(OH)D levels to the normal range (30 – 80 ng/mL), with appropriate monitoring. The investigators suggested that mechanisms by which vitamin D metabolites may prevent breast cancer may ..
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  act: Insomnia is a symptom for something else going on in your life, possibly psychological or physical or both. Fact: Insomnia is not a sleep disorder, but a set of symptoms related to sleep disturbance. Fact: Many insomnia symptoms can be relieved with some behavior modification, or sleep hygiene, which could include quiet time ..
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Insomnia is more than tossing and turning. It’s more serious than an inability to fall asleep early and has more debilitating effects than are commonly recognized. An estimated 32 million people suffer from insomnia in the U.S. Integrated  medicine, with its focus on healing whole syndromes rather than individual symptoms, is widely used as an ..
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Short sleep duration, sleep disturbances, and unsynchronized circadian sleep rhythms are associated with metabolic disorders, markedly, obesity and type 2 diabetes, emphasized”Considering the high prevalence of sleep disturbances and especially their increasing incidence, we should focus more on poor sleep as a potential metabolic risk factor in our patients,” he told Medscape Medical News. “I think it ..
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   Building a higher muscle mass may improve insulin sensitivity and lower the risk for prediabetes or overt diabetes, findings of a new study suggest. Preethi Srikanthan, MD, MS, with the Department of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues reported the findings online July ..
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    Exercise science is the study of how exercise and physical activity alter a person’s physiology, defined as the body’s structure and function. Early research in exercise science focused on the effects of different types of exercise and environments on the body. Today, the wealth of information about exercise science has motivated manufacturers and ..
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DHEA is increasingly available commercially as a supplement aimed at improving libido and wellbeing in postmenopausal women. However  though the evidence is lacking there are some who use it   Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulphate DHEAS are the most abundant circulating sex steroid hormones in women, providing a large precursor reservoir for the intracellular production ..
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  Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of hyperandrogenism (in conjunction with measurements of other sex steroids). An initial workup in adults might also include total and bioavailable testosterone (TTBS / Testosterone, Total and Bioavailable, Serum) measurements. Depending on results, this may be supplemented with measurements of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG / Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin [SHBG], Serum) ..
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Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland. The body converts it into other important hormones, including the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone. It is normally found in humans, plants, and animals and is available as a dietary supplement. Wild yam plant extract, also available as a dietary supplement, is thought by ..
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Food as Medicine     HEADACHE   EAT   FISH    Eat   plenty of fish — fish oil helps prevent  headaches.. So  does ginger, which  reduces inflammation and pain.    HAY   FEVER   EAT   YOGURT  Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season. Also-eat honey from  your area (local  region) daily. TO   PREVENT STROKE   DRINK   TEA   (preferably Sri Lanka ..
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Fat free yoghurt. It’s often laden with sugar to keep flavour and texture when fat is removed Tomato-based pasta sauce boasts certain health benefits, but a shop-bought one can also be packed with sugar. It’s often added to make the sauce taste less acidic. Coleslaw is mostly shredded vegetables, it also comes with an added serving of ..
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   Just cut 2-3 thin slices of lemon in a cup/container and add drinking water will become “alkaline water”, drink for the whole day, just by adding drinking water.  Take it as drinking water everyday is good for everybody. The surprising benefits of lemon! I remain perplexed! ================================ Institute of Health Sciences, 819 N. L.L.C. ..
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Groundbreaking research carried out by Prof. Kapila Seneviratne and his team at Kelaniya University may   Now, ground-breaking research done right here in Sri Lanka has revealed that the much-maligned coconut oil which was earlier used for all and sundry dishes by Sri Lankans is not bad for the health “Our research has proven that ..
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ATLANTA, GA — American adults consume on average about 15% of their calories from sugars added to foods during processing, with a whopping 37% of the added sugar consumed in sugar-sweetened beverages, suggests an analysis of data extending back about 25 years. Moreover, the study projects that regularly drinking as little as one 12-ounce sugary ..
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  Parabens are old-time chemical preservatives – they were first introduced in the 1950s after bacteria-contaminated facial lotions caused a small outbreak of blindness. Today, they are used in a wide range of personal care items – from cosmetics to toothpaste, as well as some foods and drugs. It is partly because of their stable ..
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The data shows difference in brain structure in cannabis users in the area of the working memory both in normal people and people with schizophrenia   Remote history of cannabis use disorder appears to be associated with structural differences in brain areas related to working memory in both control subjects and patients with schizophrenia. Within ..
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  J 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7401 (Published 19 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7401  Robert B Baron, professor of medicine and associate dean Author Affiliations baron@medicine.ucsf.edu The likely benefits include a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, pass it on One of my strongest memories from medical school is the image of two collections of stool projected in a guest lecture ..
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Patients who take over-the-counter supplements that promise to enhance thyroid function may not be sae Supplements MAY Use Cow Thyroid Grace Kang, MD, chief of endocrinology at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, and colleagues decided to look into 10 popular thyroid supplements after one of their co-authors saw a patient who developed thyrotoxicosis after ..
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Vegans and Vitamin D Vegans usually obtain vitamin D from the action of sunlight on the skin or by taking fortified foods such as soya milk, margarine and vitamin supplements which are made from yeast or other fungi. Fortified vegan products contain D2 (ergocalciferol). Foods with naturally occurring vitamin D usually contain animal derived vitamin ..
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Caffeine is a stimulate drink  popular in nearly every country for hundreds of years. In the British Colonial times, tea was the most popular drink in the world, and over the last 100 years, it has been replaced by coffee , perhaps because the stress of modern living needs more stimulant the the sedate days ..
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 Coffee seeds must be ground and brewed to create a beverage. The criteria for choosing a method include flavor and economy. Almost all methods of preparing coffee require the seeds to be ground and mixed with hot water long enough to extract the flavor, but without overextraction that draws out bitter compounds. The spent grounds are ..
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Stress: Stress is there in every day life. It comes from the sense organs and the mind to couciousness. When this happens there are changes in the body by means the hormonal system particularly adrenaline in acute stress and cortisol in chronic stress. These make change in the body. Adrenaline acutely and the cortisol causes ..
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  There are alternative treatments for lowering cholesterol naturally. But before you add any supplement or alternative therapy to your diet, talk to your doctor. Some supplements may interact with other medication you may be taking or have dangerous side effects. Supplements for Lowering Cholesterol Some of the herbal and nutritional supplements said to lower ..
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  Current U.S. guidelines recommend that people at low risk for CVD events limit their sodium intake to no more than 2,300 mg (1 teaspoon or 100 mmol/L) per day. Certain populations, including people over 50, African Americans, diabetics, and people with high blood pressure or chronic kidney disease, should limit their daily sodium intake to 1,500 ..
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Preoperative vitamin D blood levels were significantly and inversely associated with risk for hospital-acquired infections after gastric bypass surgery, researchers found. Among obese patients with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels lower than 30 ng/mL, there was a three-fold risk for a hospital-acquired infection after surgery versus patients whose vitamin D levels were 30 ng/mL or higher (adjusted ..
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  Acidic Diet AND  Diabetes Risk for Women   A diet high in acidic foods — meat, fish, and sodas, for instance — may put some women at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes, researchers found. In an analysis of data from the E3N-EPIC cohort, French women with higher scores on a measure of dietary ..
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PROBIOTICS : A Novel Class of Psychotropic Timothy G. Dinanemail address, Catherine Stanton, John F. Cryan Received 25 February 2013; received in revised form 12 April 2013; accepted 2 May 2013. published online 11 June 2013. A  psychobiotic is a live organism that, WHEN ingested in adequate amounts, produces a health benefit in patients suffering ..
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The largest study of its kind, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, finds that people who eat a handful of nuts every day live longer than those who do not eat them at all. Scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Harvard School of Public Health came to this conclusion ..
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The American Heart Association (AHA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) released four new guidelines dealing with the prevention of cardiovascular disease(CVD) by better assessing risk and by managing cholesterol, lifestyle, and weight. The guidelines were initially commissioned by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in 2008, and the ACC and AHA were brought in ..
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Women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer were less likely to die of the disease if they regularly consumed a vitamin and mineral tablet, compared with women who didn’t take supplements, scientists have found in one of the largest studies of its kind. Dr. Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller and colleagues at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the ..
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ST LOUIS (MD Consult) – Up to one year after an episode of critical illness, many patients have evidence of reduced cognitive function, reports a study in the October 3, 2013, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. The “Bringing to Light the Risk Factors and Incidence of Neuropsychological Dysfunction in ICU Survivors” (BRAIN-ICU) ..
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A recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that high blood sugars are related to dementia. The higher the blood sugar the higher the likelihood. This is based on a long term study and appears a good study This is another reason that high blood sugars should be well controlled in ..
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New dietary guidelines http for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease have been developed by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). . The new guidelines were released last week at the International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain held in Washington, DC, sponsored jointly by PCRM and George Washington University School of Medicine. The 7 Dietary Principles to Reduce ..
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Drinking coffee is linked to lower suicide rates, suggests a study published inThe World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) reviewed data from three large US studies. This consisted of 43,599 men involved in the Health Professionals Follow-up study (HPFS), 73,820 women in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) and 91,005 ..
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he Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week, “the most likely vehicle for the hepatitis A virus appears to be a common shipment of pomegranate seeds from a company in Turkey, Goknur Foodstuffs Import Export Trading.” In the wake of the determination, officials said they were “detain(ing)” further pomegranate seed shipments from Goknur, and ..
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Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol and protecting against artery damage. Red wine seems to have even more heart-healthy benefits than other types of alcohol, but it’s possible ..
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Recently the American Medical Association members voted to call Obesity a disease.  This means obese people are different to  non-obese. It may not only a slow metabolism but also the perception of hunger  may be inherited causing people to overeat. Of course in poorer countries had lack of food. Now countries such as India and ..
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In research results published online in the “Canadian Journal of Microbiology”, Nathalie Tufenkji and colleagues reported that cranberry powder can inhibit the mobility of the Proteus mirabilis bacterium and also showed that increasing concentrations of cranberry powder reduce the bacteria’s production of urease, an enzyme that contributes to the virulence of infections.These results highlight the ..
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Milk from organic farms has a lower concentration of mineral substances compared to conventionally produced milk. This is the outcome of a Spanish study published in the journal “Food and Chemical Toxicology”. In their study, the researchers from the University of Santiago de Compostela compared the concentration of minerals and toxic substances of organic and ..
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The National Osteoporosis Guideline Group (NOGG) has updated its 2009 guidelines on the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men at least 50 years of age in the United Kingdom. The new recommendations were published online June 17 inMaturitas.   Selected Highlights of the 2013 Guidelines Pharmacotherapies shown to lower the risk for vertebral ..
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Consuming fructose appears to cause changes in the brain that may lead to overeating. “Increases in fructose consumption have paralleled the increasing prevalence of obesity, and high-fructose diets are thought to promote weight gain and insulin resistance,” lead author Kathleen A. Page, MD, and colleagues from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, write. Their findings are ..
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  An intense lifestyle intervention for patients with type 2 diabetes that was focused on diet and exercise failed to protect patients against heart problems CHICAGO — An intense lifestyle intervention for patients with type 2 diabetes that was focused on diet and exercise failed to protect patients against heart problems, researchers reported here. Final ..
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The new obesity drug lorcaserin (Belviq, Eisai/Arena Pharmaceuticals) will be available in the U.S. very soon Lorcaserin, which was cleared for marketing in the United States almost a year ago in its second attempt, is indicated for chronic weight management, along with a calorie-controlled diet and increased physical activity, in adults with a body mass ..
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CHICAGO — Exercise turns on a host of metabolism-boosting genes in fat in both humans and animals, that — at least in mice — boost glucose tolerance and mitigate the effect of a fatty diet, a series of experiments showed. Gene assays showed a big change in gene expression in subcutaneous fat among 10 healthy ..
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The world’s largest study to examine the link between vitamin D levels and hypertension has found that low levels of Vitamin D can be a major cause of hypertension. Researchers presented their findings at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Genetics (ESHG). Data were gathered from 35 studies, which included more than ..
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Men with prostate cancer had a lower risk of dying of the disease as consumption of vegetable fat increased, data from a large prospective cohort study suggested. Prostate cancer mortality was almost 50% lower in men who consumed the most vegetable fat versus those who consumed the least. Intake of vegetable fat also had an ..
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  The whey protein component of milk may help blood glucose regulation, according to a series of experiments looking for the mechanism behind lower type 2 diabetes rates found with higher milk consumption. Pancreatic cells released more insulin when presented with more intact or partially-digested proteins from whey, Richard J. FitzGerald, of the University of ..
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Gymnema sylvestre From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Gymnema sylvestre in Karyavattam University Campus of Kerala,India. Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Asterids Order: Gentianales Family: Asclepiadaceae Genus: Gymnema Species: G. sylvestre Binomial name Gymnema sylvestre R. Br. Gymnema sylvestre (Sinhala: මස්බැද්ද)(Tamil:சிறுகுறிஞ்சா) is an herb native to the tropical forests of southern and central India and Sri Lanka. Chewing the leaves suppresses the sensation of sweet. This ..
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Probiotic supplements are a cheap, safe, and effective way to prevent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea, according to a systematic review by the Cochrane Collaboration.These infection often cause diarrhea  in patients taking antibiotics. These can be very serious and causing watery and some times diarrhea with blood and mucus. They  may need a different antibiotic to treat these infections ..
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Reporting on  the International Liver MEETING  surprising news ! AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands — In terms of liver-related morbidity and mortality, obesity is even more dangerous than alcohol consumption, a study of more than 100,000 women has shown. “For both overweight and obese women in this study, heavy drinking increased the absolute risk of liver events.” ..
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Two compounds found in cinnamon could play a role in delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and could even prevent the neurodegenerative condition, according to new research published online in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease on Thursday. The study authors, Roshni George and Donald Graves of the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), explained that the compounds cinnamaldehyde and ..
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I It is well known that extra virgin olive oil is good for the body – boosting heart health and even lowering the risk of certain kinds of cancer.  But not all olive oils are created equal.   1  Olive oil has to be fresh in order to maintain its health advantages. 2.  In really ..
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Alarming levels of banned toxic found in substitutes makes local Cinnamon safer and desirable A scientific research study four years in the making and just released in the US spells a major windfall for Sri Lanka’s cinnamon industry. Appearing in the April issue of the prestigious Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (JAFC), published by ..
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  The New England Journal of Medicine No benefit of n-3 fatty acids in patients with multiple cardiovascular risks May 9, 2013  Daily n-3 fatty acid supplements don’t reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in general practice patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors but no previous myocardial infarction, concludes a trial in the May 9, 2013, ..
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  April 22, 2013 ST LOUIS (MD Consult) – High intake of calcium supplements is associated with an increased risk of death from cardiovascular causes in men, but not women, reports a study in the April 22, 2013, issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. The analysis included prospective data on 388,220 U.S. men and women, aged 50 ..
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Guten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. 1. This can cause allergic manifestation ..
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On Nutrition Is going gluten-free a path to better health, or just another example of a fad diet? The answer depends on if you need to avoid gluten. Ironically, most people who avoid gluten don’t need to, while most people who need to avoid gluten don’t know they do. Gluten is a type of protein ..
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Parent behavior training (PBT) topped medication and other interventions for preschool children at risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a systematic literature review showed. Eight methodologically sound studies of PBT produced the best and most consistent strength of evidence for efficacy, with a standard mean difference (SMD) of -0.68, reported Alice Charach, MD, of the Hospital ..
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STOP!!! Not Reading This Could Be Harmful To Your Health Nearly 80 Million Americans Are Already Affected . . . Are You? An Urgent Men’s Health Update From: S.A. Nickerson Health Correspondent Perhaps you’re an exception . . . But it’s usually only the youngsters who enjoy a scary roller coaster ride. And when it ..
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Trash the Calcium, Save the Patient A Best Evidence Review Charles P. Vega, MD Mar 07, 2013 Skip the Calcium, Save the Patient The Study Xiao Q, Murphy RA, Houston DK, Harris TB, Chow W, Park Y. Dietary and supplemental calcium intake and cardiovascular disease mortality: The National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study. JAMA Intern Med. ..
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DS are generally thought of as various vitamins, minerals, and other “natural” substances, such as proteins, herbs, and botanicals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act expanded the definition of DS as follows[270]: DSHEA 1994 §3(a). “(ff) The term ‘dietary supplement’: means a product (other than tobacco) that ..
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  Adding fruits and vegetables to the diets of people with late-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an effective alternative to sodium-based alkali supplementation therapy, according to findings from a study published online February 7 in theClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The study was authored by Nimrit Goraya, MD, from the Texas A&M College ..
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   Salt. Limiting sodium helps control high blood pressure in those who have it and helps prevent it in those who don’t. According to government dietary guidelines, adults should limit their daily sodium intake to 2,300 mg. But for people with hypertension, diabetes, or chronic liver disease; children; adults over age 50; and African-Americans – ..
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Consuming fructose appears to cause changes in the brain that may lead to overeating, a new study suggests. “Increases in fructose consumption have paralleled the increasing prevalence of obesity, and high-fructose diets are thought to promote weight gain and insulin resistance,” lead author Kathleen A. Page, MD, and colleagues from Yale University in New Haven, ..
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“It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.” — Albert Einstein “I have from an early age abjured from the use of meat.” — Leonardo da Vinci “My refusing to eat flesh occasioned an inconveniency, and ..
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Aspartame E951 So-called “diet” or “sugar free” products (including diet coke, coke zero), jello, desserts, sugar free gum, drink mixes, table top sweeteners, cereal, breath- mints, puddings, kool-aid, ice tea, chewable vitamins, toothpaste, cough syrup Aspartame is not your friend. Aspartame is a neurotoxin and carcinogen. Known to erode intelligence and affect short- term memory, ..
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STRESS SOURCE ARTICLE If being stressed out has such pervasive effects on the brain as well as the body, what are the ways that Individuals, as well as policymakers in government and business, can act to reduce the negative effects and enhance the ability of the body and brain to deal with stress with minimal ..
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ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROGRAM DIET What is an anti-inflammation diet? The anti-inflammation diet is comprised of healthy, wholesome, unprocessed foods. Anti-inflammatory fats  foods high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as wild salmon, sardines, herring, anchovies, flaxseed, hempseed and walnuts. anti-inflammatory fats include extra-virgin olive oil, avocado oil, flaxseed oil, hempseed oil and walnut oil. Fruits and vegetables ..
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Rhabdomyolysis ( muscle breakdown )  is a known complication of cholesterol medication  ( statins )  Rice fermented with red yeast contains several types of mevinic acids, including monacolin K, which is identical to lovastatin ( a statin).  It is important not to take fermented red yeast  with statin since this may  lead to complications such ..
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  More than 24 million Americans have type 2 diabetes. People with the disease cannot store glucose in their cells effectively, and their blood sugar levels can go dangerously high. Lifestyle changes like weight loss and cutting calorie intake can improve blood sugar control and reduce the risk of complications from the disease, but it ..
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Selenium and the Thyroid Gland More Good News for Clinicians Anne Drutel, Françoise Archambeaud, Philippe Caron Clin Endocrinol. 2013;78(2):155-164. Abstract and Introduction Abstract The thyroid is the organ with the highest selenium content per gram of tissue because it expresses specific selenoproteins. Since the discovery of myxoedematous cretinism and thyroid destruction following selenium repletion in ..
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The findings were published online January 31 in a special article in the New England Journal of Medicine. “False and scientifically unsupported beliefs about obesity are pervasive in both scientific literature and the popular press,” write Krista Casazza, PhD, RD, from the Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and colleagues. The authors discuss a total ..
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In this autoimmune condition, the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, with the resulting inflammation leading to an underactive thyroid gland or hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s disease is the most common form of hypothyroidism   Selenium deficiency is not thought to be common in healthy adults, but is more likely to be found in those with digestive ..
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  The majority of the literature on the effect of selenium on thyroid hormone metabolism and of selenium supplementation therapy originates in Europ. The role of selenium supplementation in preventing goiter or reducing thyroid volume is controversial, perhaps sex- and age- dependent, and related to iodine in the diet. Two recent studies demonstrated the beneficial ..
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HEART DISEASE RUNS IN FAMILIES So what do you need to do comprehensive approach 1. lipids diet with no transfats and more monosaturated fats 2  blood sugar and insulin levels low carb diets frequent meals wt loss 3. blood pressure low salt diets   The tools mind  – stress hormonal changes   body- 1.nutrition 2. ..
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  DIET INDIVIDUALIZED MIND -BODY CAR BBASED ON THE METABOLIC SYNDROME BASED ON INSULIN RESISTANCE AND METABOLIC SYNDROME 2. FATS BASED ON WT 3. ORGANIC FOODS 4. FRUITS BASED ON BLOOD SUGARS 5. VEGETABLE 6. MEAT BASED ON PREFERENCE 7. FISH BASED ON PREFERENCE 8   PROTEINS BASED ON KIDNEY FUNCTION 9   DETOXIC IS ..
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A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale (a cross between wheat and rye). A gluten-free diet is used to treat celiac disease. Gluten causes inflammation in the small intestines of people with celiac disease. Eating a gluten-free diet helps ..
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Available data do not confirm any benefit of vitamin or antioxidant supplements in preventing cardiovascular disease, concludes a meta-analysis in the British Medical Journal. A systematic review identified 50 randomized controlled trials of supplementation with vitamins and antioxidants for cardiovascular disease prevention. Fixed-effect meta-analysis was performed including data on 156,663 participants in intervention groups and ..
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see source below: Mindfulness meditation techniques designed to reduce emotional reactivity also reduce poststress inflammatory responses and might be useful in chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease, and asthma, according to a study by Melissa A. Rosenkranz, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In an article published in ..
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Treatment of adrenal fatigue “Optimal adrenal health is one of the major keys to the enjoyment of life,” according to Dr. Wilson. If you have adrenal fatigue, you can fully live life again by making the necessary lifestyle and dietary changes to treat your disorder. FOOD: Adopting a natural whole-foods diet Avoiding junk food AVOID ..
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A POINT OF VIEW Adrenal fatigue is a term used by alternative medical practitioners to characterize a syndrome of fatigue , tiredness and inability to function sometimes associated with weakness , low blood pressure and many non specific symptoms often seen in adrenal gland failure which is called Addison’s disease. Other symptoms include Waking up ..
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Berries Ward Off MI in Women Download Complimentary Source PDF By Nancy Walsh, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: January 14, 2013 Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania In this study of young and middle-age women, a significant association was observed between a higher intake ..
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source article http://www.livestrong.com/article/459225-nutritional-support-for-adrenal-exhaustion/#ixzz2HlLPJyL6 Nutritional Support Nutritional support may be a helpful adjunct therapy in treating your adrenal exhaustion. Certified nutritional consultant Phyllis A. Balch, author of “Prescription for Nutritional Healing,” states that if you suffer from adrenal exhaustion, you may benefit from consuming green leafy vegetables, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, nuts, legumes, wheat germ, whole ..
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Nonmigraine headache is associated with low levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin (OH) D, according to results from the sixth survey of the Norwegian Tromsø Study, Tromsø 6. Marie Kjaergaard, MD, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway, and colleagues found that the incidence of nonmigrainous headache was 20% higher in participants who had the lowest levels ..
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Common Names: cranberry, American cranberry, bog cranberry Latin Name: Vaccinium macrocarpon © Steven Foster On this page: What the Science Says Side Effects and Cautions Sources For More Information Introduction This fact sheet provides basic information about cranberry—common names, what the science says, potential side effects and cautions, and resources for more information. Cranberries are ..
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January 5, 2013 ST LOUIS (MD Consult) – Risk of myocardial infarction is transiently increased for several hours after exposure to temperatures over 20° C, suggests a report in the January 5, 2013, British Medical Journal. The investigators used a national registry of myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndromes in England and Wales, the Myocardial ..
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A new hypothesis that focuses on reactive oxygen species (ROS) proposes that antioxidant levels within cancer cells are a problem and are responsible for resistance to treatment. The theory destroys any reason for taking antioxidative nutritional supplements, because they “more likely cause than prevent cancer,” according to Nobel laureate James Watson, PhD, from Cold Spring ..
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source article     The  authors of the current study describe some of the physiologic and pathologic effects of soda consumption. Caramel coloring in sodas contains advanced-glycation end-products, which may promote intravascular inflammation. Fructose from sodas can increase serum levels of uric acid, which in turn reduces levels of endothelial nitric oxide and increases blood ..
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source article   There are many herbal preparations with claims to helping in diabetes. There is evidence for the use of cinnamon, some data on the use of chromium and there is now evidence for the use of liquorice root. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin have now discovered that ..
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  HONEY AND WOUND HEALING April 30, 2012 — Floral honey as a secondary dressing can promote healing, minimize slough and necrosis, and reduce the affected area of many types of wounds, according to a prospective observational study. click link above There has been many  reports of using medicinal honey for decreased wound healing. These ..
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By Sajitha Prematunge sajitha@sundayobserver.lk Badra’s husband with ‘today’s special’ Pix : Chinthaka Kumarasinghe We were on a quest, a quest to find kola kenda! If it weren’t for my trusty sidekick and photographer and the driver, I would have never been able to track any of the kolakenda boutiques down. We peeped out of the ..
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GOTUKOLA HERBAL PRODUCT FOR HEALTH Overview: Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) has been used to treat a number of conditions for thousands of years in India, China, and Indonesia. It was used to heal wounds, improve mental clarity, and treat skin conditions such as leprosy and psoriasis. Some people use it to treat respiratory infections such as ..
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The plant is said to be diuretic and demulcent. Its diuretic action is said to be very effective in the treatment of urethral discharges and gonorrhoea and is of value in cases of lithiasis and as an anthelmintic. A trace of alkaloid has been detected. Food The whole plant, especially the leaves, is edible. The leaves are put into soup or eaten as a spinach or as ..
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  Totally natural caffeine free, Iramusu Ayurvedic Herbal Tea offers many medicinal benefits. This beverage has a significant fragrance, a good lasting taste giving fresh breath. Regular and habitual consumption of Iramusu Tea ensures the benefits in the long term. The beverage is made available in easy to use tea bags. Sarsaparilla Indian includes Sitestarol, ..
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Bittergourd ( Karawila) The leaves of the Bittergourd plant or ‘karavila’ can be crushed and the juice massaged into the scalp for a good growth of hair and to help prevent hair loss. The ‘karavila’ fruit, bitter as it is, increases the flow of milk in nursing mothers, when eaten in sufficient quantities.Juice extract from karawila is drunk by ..
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This plant FLUGGEA LEUCOPYRUS  or KATUPILA,  in Sinhala, is found in dry regions of Sri Lanka.  It has been considered a weed until it was re-dicsovered as a cancer cure.   In ancient times, our  Ayurvedic physicians have been using this as a cure for cancer but,  with time and Western influence,  Auyrveda remedies had receded into the background while western ..
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April 12, 2012 Diets characterized by a greater number of vegetables and a greater variety of fruit and vegetable consumption may result in a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes, according to study results from Cambridge, United Kingdom, Andrew J. Cooper, MPhil, of the Epidemiology Unit of the Institute of Metabolic Science at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in ..
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Consumers Of Tree Nuts Likely To Have Lower Body Weight And Lower Prevalence Of Health Risks 14 Apr 2012 In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition[i], researchers compared risk factors for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome of nut consumers versus those who did not consume nuts. Tree ..
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MyDiabetesCentral.com See all of our health sites at www.HealthCentral.com Diabetes Living With Meals Coconut Oil: A Different Kind of Saturated Fat by  David Mendosa Thursday, March 08, 2012 Coconut oil is a special kind of saturated fat. The trouble with saturated fat in general, as I wrote here last week, is that our bodies find them harder ..
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Kathleen Doheny March 28, 2012 — Ground green coffee beans, taken daily, seem to spur steady weight loss, according to new research. In a small, 22-week study, researchers found that 16 overweight men and women lost an average of 17 pounds. They took the green (unroasted) coffee beans in supplement form and, for comparison, took ..
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INTERESTING INFORMATION 17:52 24 November 2003 by Debora MacKenzie Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics, a new study has found. The effect, which can be produced even by soaking a cinnamon stick your tea, could also benefit millions of non-diabetics who have blood sugar problem but ..
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arch 2012 Last updated at 21:02 ET Chocolate ‘may help keep people slim’ COMMENTS (228) By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News People who eat chocolate regularly tend to be thinner, new research suggests. The findings come from a study of nearly 1,000 US people that looked at diet, calorie intake and body mass index ..
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Safflower Oil May Reduce Risk for Diabetes Complications Laurie Barclay, MD March 29, 2011 — Supplementation with 8 g safflower (SAF) oil daily improved glycemia, inflammation, and blood lipids in obese, postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a randomized, double-masked, crossover study reported online March 21 in Clinical Nutrition. “The ..
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Distribution Cinnamon (Cinnamomum) is a well known spice in the world that originated in South-East Asia. Cinnamon is being used in many ways in the world such as condiments in sweet and savory foods, drink (cinnamon tea) and medicine. Cinnamon is known to be used as early as 2000 BC in Egypt. Hundreds of years ..
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Daily aspirin therapy: Understand the benefits and risks Is an aspirin a day the right thing for you? It’s not as easy a decision as it sounds. Know the benefits and risks before considering daily aspirin therapy. By Mayo Clinic staff Daily aspirin therapy may lower your risk of heart attack and stroke, but daily ..
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White Rice Consumption Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Janis C. Kelly March 19, 2012 — A meta-analysis and systematic review of summary data from studies on diet and type 2 diabetes risk has turned up a possible association between white rice consumption and diabetes, but limitations in the analysis preclude actionable conclusions. The analysis of ..
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Cinnamon And Weight Loss Blog http://www.cinnamonandweightloss.info/ Most individuals nowadays would do everything just to lose weight. And having said that, all sorts of weight loss programs are rapidly surfacing just like exercise routines, to food diet, then to supplements and even to surgical interventions. Each one of us is given the prerogative to choose which ..
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Antioxidants Appear No Help for Alzheimer’s By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: March 19, 2012 Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Nurse Planner Action Points Antioxidant supplements don’t appear to have an impact on cerebrospinal fluid ..
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By Felicia Stoler Published March 02, 2012 | FoxNews.com advertisement It is the beginning of National Nutrition Month, and the focus on health eating reflects the new MyPlate from the USDA. For sure, the nutrition experts will agree that filling half of one’s plate with fruits and vegetables seems like a no-brainer. The challenge for ..
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tudy Looks at Acupuncture as Treatment for High Blood Pressure Share Email Comment Print Text Size-/+ By John McKenzie N E W Y O R K, Feb. 27 2012 By his own account, Dr. Randal Zusman, Director of blood-pressure medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, is a pill pusher. “I am very aggressive in the ..
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6 November 2010 Last updated at 20:48 ET Share this pageEmailPrint 294 ShareFacebookTwitter Garlic ‘remedy for hypertension’ By Helen Briggs Health reporter, BBC News Some experts recommend taking a clove of garlic a day Continue reading the main story Related Stories Why garlic is good for the heart Raw garlic tackles cancer Garlic may be ..
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The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 29 February 2012 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61452-9Cite or Link Using DOI Selenium and human health Prof Margaret P Rayman DPhil [Oxon] a Summary Selenium is incorporated into selenoproteins that have a wide range of pleiotropic effects, ranging from antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects to the production of active thyroid hormone. In the past 10 ..
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Selenium supplements could be harmful CBC News Posted: Feb 29, 2012 4:04 PM ET Last Updated: Feb 29, 2012 4:01 PM ET Read 0 comments0 (Note:CBC does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of external links.) Most people in Canada and the U.S. get enough selenium in their diet and taking supplements ..
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Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:42pm EST (Reuters) – Coffee drinkers have no more risk of getting illnesses such as heart disease or cancer, and are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to a German study involving more than 40,000 people over nearly a decade. The findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical ..
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Nutrient–gene interactions are a predominant factor in promoting beneficial or detrimental effects in cardiovascular health and hypertension. Nutrition (natural whole food, nutraceuticals) can prevent, control and treat hypertension through numerous vascular biology mechanisms. Oxidative stress initiates and propagates hypertension and CVD. Antioxidants can prevent and treat hypertension. Whole food and phytonutrient concentrates of fruits, vegetables ..
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www.medscape.com The Role of Cellular Micronutrient Analysis, Nutraceuticals, Vitamins, Antioxidants and Minerals in the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease Mark C. Houston, MD, MS, FACP, FAHA Posted: 07/28/2010; Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis. 2010;4(3):165-183. © 2010 Sage Publications, Inc. Abstract and Introduction Abstract Macronutrient and micronutrient deficiencies are very common in the general population and may be ..
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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE  (HBP ) is common  is mostly called essential hypertension where no cause is found and  a small percentage is called secondary which is due to  causes such as kidney disease. In young persons those with very high blood pressures secondary causes should be sort. However in most persons no correctable cause can ..
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The efficacy of ginger for the prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting: a meta-analysis. Chaiyakunapruk N, Kitikannakorn N, Nathisuwan S, Leeprakobboon K, Leelasettagool C. Source Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand. nui@u.washington.edu Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to specifically determine the impact of a fixed dose of ginger administration, compared ..
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Ginger Other common name(s): ginger root Scientific/medical name(s): Zingiber officinale Description Ginger is a plant native to Southeast Asia that is also grown in the United States, China, India, and various tropical regions. The root is usually the part of the plant used in herbal remedies. Overview Ginger has a long history as an herbal ..
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Ginger Horticulture   Traditionally, the root is gathered when the stalk withers; it is immediately scalded, or washed and scraped. Culinary use Gari (ginger) Ginger produces a hot, fragrant kitchen spice.[4] Young ginger rhizomes are juicy and fleshy with a very mild taste. They are often pickled in vinegar or sherry as a snack or just cooked as an ingredient in many dishes. ..
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http://howtomakeyourhairgrowfaster.net/ Coconut Oil For Hair Growth There are some things you should know about coconut oil for hair growth. For a long time, there has been a connection between hair and skin care and coconut oil. For many centuries, it has been in use in obtaining a supple, soft skin, and long, thick hair. This ..
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    Its unique chemical structure enables coconut oil to harmlessly clean, nourish, protect and beautify your hair. Your head has about 100,000 hair follicles. Each follicle can grow about 20 individual hairs in your lifetime. True healthy hair begins in the hair follicle where blood carries nutrients through arteries connected to it. Because it ..
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Rehydration with sodium-enriched coconut water after exercise-induced dehydration. Ismail I, Singh R, Sirisinghe RG. summary The study involved 10 healthy males, each of whom ran for 90 minutes in a room with a temperature of nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit. After their exercise session, participants sipped plain water, a sports drink, coconut water, or sodium-enriched coconut water for ..
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  Two new studies into the potential health benefits of eating almonds have supported evidence that they can help people with type 2 diabetes to maintain their blood glucose and cholesterol levels.… One of the studies, published in the journal, Metabolism, showed that consuming an ounce of almonds straight before eating a high-starch meal brought ..
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Dermatitis. 2004 Sep;15(3):109-16. A randomized double-blind controlled trial comparing with  extra virgin coconut oiloil as a moisturizer for mild to moderate xerosis. Agero AL, Verallo-Rowell VM. Source Department of Dermatology, Makati Medical Center, Makati City, Philippines. Abstract BACKGROUND: Xerosis is a common skin condition (1) characterized by dry, rough, scaly, and itchy skin, (2) associated with a ..
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Can you use coconut oil for thyroid health? If you suffer from Grave’s Disease or Hashimoto’s Disease, you may be looking for alternative natural treatments that may help balance your metabolism and optimize thyroid function. One of the most popular Wive’s Tale is the connection between Graves Disease and coconut oil; proponents believe this tropical ..
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Coconut water is used as a natural medicine to re-hydrate the body and to have a glowing and flawless skin. Coconut water is the juice in the interior of young coconut and is the most nutritious and refreshing drink consumed worldwide. What are the health benefits of the nutritious coconut water? Know here… Health benefits ..
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The Virgin Coconut Oil is known for its nice fragrance, taste, anti oxidants, medium chain fatty acids (MCFA), vitamins etc. Virgin Coconut Oil: Coconut Oil is surely not an unfamiliar name with most of us, but Virgin Coconut Oil may be. No! Unlike most of your presumptions, it is not another name given to the ordinary ..
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  Groundbreaking research carried out by Prof. Kapila Seneviratne and his team at Kelaniya University may restore this maligned oil to its past glory. Kumudini Hettiarachchi and Shaveen Jeewandara report It was the ruler in Sri Lankan kitchens for many a long year, be it a temperadu or deep-fry, until shoved on to the back-burner ..
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Research 2010 2010 saw several significant studies published on saturated fats and coconut oil. As we end the year today, I would like to take a brief survey of some (not all) of these studies, most of which are linked to fromCoconutOil.com. In January 2010, the results from a clinical trial at the Medical Entomology Centre ..
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  Keeping pounds off long-term is difficult for even the most successful dieter, and scientists may now be on the path to determining why. A study published recently in The Journal of Clinical Investigation shows that high-fat foods cause damage to the hypothalamus – an area in the brain responsible for hunger, thirst and the body’s natural rhythms ..
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It  is illegal to sell unapproved diet products that make unsupported claims, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has warned seven companies which are selling “homeopathic HCG weight-loss drugs. The marketers of these products tell users to follow an extremely restricted and potentially dangerous diet. The FDA is advising consumers not to use the illegal ..
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LEVELAND, Ohio — Each year in the United States, about 10,000 people are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. A long-term treatment that not only relieves symptoms but also repairs the damage caused by the disease has eluded researchers. Now, the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University are collaborating on a ..
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Introduction: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the nervous system that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body. Its effects can range from relatively mild in most cases to somewhat disabling to devastating. The symptoms may mysteriously occur and then disappear. In the worst cases, a person with MS ..
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High Doses of Vitamin D Cut MS Relapses Study Shows Vitamin D May Help Reduce Relapse Rate of Multiple Sclerosis By Charlene Laino WebMD Health News Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD April 28, 2009 (Seattle) — High doses of vitamin D dramatically cut the relapse rate in people with multiple sclerosis, a study shows. Sixteen percent of 25 people with ..
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Answer from Jerry W. Swanson, M.D. Several studies have suggested that maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D may have a protective effect and lower the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). Other studies suggest that for people who already have MS, vitamin D may lessen the frequency and severity of their symptoms. More research is ..
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Benefits of Apple Juice on Neurotransmitter Affecting Memory For those who think that apple juice is a kid’s drink, think again. Apples and apple juice may be among the best foods that baby boomers and senior citizens could add to their diet, according to new research that demonstrates how apple products can help boost brain ..
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Introduction Pomegranate, or Punica granatum, has been used for many years as a food and medicinal agent in Asia and South America.  In the United States, it is typically made into a juice, or the seeds are consumed as a food. One pomegranate fruit contains about 40% of an adult’s recommended daily requirement of vitamin C ..
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Stockholm, Sweden – Women who eat an antioxidant-rich diet may significantly cut their stroke risk, particularly for those without a history of CVD, new research suggests [1]. The prospective study found that women with no history of CVD who consumed the highest amount of antioxidants in foods such as fruit, vegetables, tea, whole grains, and chocolate ..
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Olive oil consumption, plasma oleic acid, and stroke incidence From the Research Center INSERM, U897, Department of Nutritional Epidemiology (C. Samieri, C.F., P.B.-G.), Bordeaux; Research Center INSERM, U897, Department of Biostatistics (C.P.-L.), Bordeaux; University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 (C. Samieri, C.F., C.P.-L., P.B.-G.), ISPED, Bordeaux; INSERM (E.P.), U876, Bordeaux; CHU de Bordeaux (E.P.), Hôpital Saint-André, ..
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December 19, 2011 — The overall quality of a person’s diet and the balance between caloric intake and caloric expenditure appear to be more important determinants of stroke risk than the actual foods and nutrients consumed, according to a new review published in the January 2012 special issue of the Lancet Neurology. In general, the 2 biggest threats ..
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    DIET INTERVENTION AND CEREBROSPINAL FLUID  BIOMARKERS IN AMNESTIC MILD COGNITIVE  IMPAIRMENT Recent studies show that  diet may be a significant factor in preventing Alzheimers disese. It appears that  foods that  have good anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and lowering cholesterol and blood sugar  have an impact. This study recently gives evidence of this- editor   L. ..
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  Trans fats linked to increased risk of Alzheimer’s Last updated 30 December 2011 A new study by American researchers has found that trans fat can contribute to an increased risk of developing the brain disease Alzheimer’s. Teams from the Oregon Health and Science University, Portland VA Medical Centre and Oregon State University, analysed the blood ..
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Published September 02, 2011 Reuters The CarbLovers Diet/Oxmoor House Beans and rice are a classic combination throughout the western hemisphere, but a study in Costa Rica finds that the bean half of the equation may be better for health. Among nearly 2,000 men and women, researchers found that people who regularly swapped a serving of white rice ..
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WHITE RICE INCREASES THE RISK OF DIABETES   White joins the growing list of refined carbohydrates with links to increased risks for diabetes, according to a new large study that quantified odds for consumers of white rice—as well as brown rice. Turning brown rice white entails removing a rice grain’s bran and germ, which uncovers the ..
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Previous studies indicate reduced risk of type 1 diabetes after intake of vitamin D supplements during pregnancy or early childhood. We aimed to test whether lower maternal serum concentrations of 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25-OH D) during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of childhood-onset type 1 diabetes. In this case-control study nested within a cohort ..
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Some people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) can be successfully treated with exposure to bright light. In one study, 57 percent of 191 people with SAD responded to light therapy. In another study, bright-light theapy was comparable in effectiveness to antidepressant therapy but worked faster and caused fewer side effects. And in a major review ..
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According to a study published online inGut, high levels of the trace elements nickel and selenium in the body may lower the risk of developing the most common type of pancreatic cancer whilst high levels of arsenic, lead, and cadmium could increase the risk of developing the disease. The researchers examined almost 518 individuals, 118 were ..
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The American Heart Association’s Nutrition Committee strongly advises that healthy Americans over age 2 limit their intake of trans fat to less than 1 percent of total calories.  november 2011 Based on current data, the American Heart Association recommends that consumers follow these tips: Choose a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole-grain, high-fiber foods, and fat-free and ..
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RESEARCH  published in the European Journal of Epidemiology by Costanzo S, Di Castelnuovo de Gaetano G et al has sought to separate the effects of wine, beer or spirit drinking in relation to fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events. The Italian authors carried out an updated meta-analysis on the relationship between wine, beer or spirit consumption and cardiovascular ..
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Sugars in your diet can be naturally occurring or added. Naturally occurring sugars are found naturally in foods such as fruit (fructose) and milk (lactose). Added sugars are sugars and syrups put in foods during preparation or processing, or added at the table. Foods Containing Added Sugars The major sources of added sugars are regular soft drinks, ..
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The Sweet Truth About Chocolate and Your Heart Have you had your flavonoids today? While not a question normally asked at a social gathering, flavonoids have become quite a hot topic in the media and in scientific journals. Flavonoids help protect plants by shielding them from environmental toxins and helping repair damage. When we consume plant-based ..
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Fish is a good source of protein and, unlike fatty meat products, it’s not high in saturated fat. Fish is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids benefit the heart of healthy people, and those at high risk of — or who have — cardiovascular disease. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids decrease risk ..
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Avocado Cholesterol   By Rusmansyah       avocado and cholesterol         Many people incorrectly judge about avocado when associated withavocado cholesterol, especially those who have problems with high cholesterol and people who are in a diet program. They think that avocados contain lots of fat  which could affect their health condition. Their ..
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June 7, 2011 (Boston, Massachusetts) — The Endocrine Society today unveiled a Clinical Practice Guideline on the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of vitamin D deficiency, with an emphasis on the care of patients who are at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Michael F. Holick, MD, PhD, from Boston University Medical Center, Massachusetts, who chaired the ..
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SANDRA NELSON The sweet, fragrant spice cinnamon is one of my favorites for winter, and I’ll bet it’s one of yours, too. It reminds me of warming up with cider on a chilly evening, or my mother baking sweet rolls. Sure, we all love it, but what do we really know about cinnamon? There’s more ..
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If you’re having trouble sleeping, what about a midnight snack? It can be a good idea. But be careful to avoid these five foods that can *prevent* you from getting a good night’s rest: 1. Preserved and smoked meats. Slap your hand away when it reaches to make a ham sandwich as an evening snack. Ham, bacon, ..
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By Kurt Ullman, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today Published: December 21, 2011 Although there is emerging evidence indicating that vitamin D deficiency is linked with cardiovascular disease and endothelial dysfunction, the role of vitamin D supplementation in prevention remains unclear. Randomized trials of vitamin D supplementation in those at risk for hypertension have shown inconsistent results. Although ..
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By Michael Smith, North American Correspondent, MedPage Today Published: December 21, 2011 Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Nurse Planner If you crave salty snacks, the preference might have started in infancy, researchers reported.A prospective cohort of babies was either indifferent to ..
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December 9, 2011 BY HEIDI SPLETE NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. (EGMN) – “Food is what patients blame for their gastrointestinal symptoms,” Dr. Peter Gibson said at the annual meeting of the American College of Gastroenterology.   And patients with functional GI disorders may be on the right track, according to Dr. Gibson, professor of medicine at ..
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December 19, 2011 BY BRUCE JANCIN SAN ANTONIO (EGMN) – Diagnosis of diabetes within the prior 4 years was independently associated with breast cancer in a Swedish case-control study.   Dr. Håkan Olsson reported at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on all 2,724 women diagnosed with breast cancer in southern Sweden during 2005-2007 and ..
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by Kerry A. I found a recipe that called for Saffron.  Boy was I shocked when a couple little fibers were going to cost me $15.00!  Holy Cow!  Saffron is known as the most expensive spice in the world. But why is Saffron so expensive? Safron consists of the dried stigmas of the purple crocus.  The ..
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Abstract Saffron (Crocus sativus, L.) is a culinary spice widely used in Middle Eastern dishes. It has also been used in traditional Persian medicine to relieve stomachaches, ease the pain of kidney  stones, and treat depression. In traditional Chinese system, saffron was used as an agent to  improve blood circulation and cure the bruise. [4] Some ..
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Castor Oil Health Benefits What is Castor Oil? Castor Oil is a very pale yellow liquid that is extracted from castor seeds (Ricinus Communis). It is an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant oil which has been used for centuries for its therapeutic and medicinal benefits. It is believed that most of castor oil’s benefits are derived from its ..
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Saffron herb health benefit, PMS, macular degeneration – Medicinal properties and aphrodisiac effects by Ray Sahelian, M.D. Saffron is an expensive spice known for flavoring Mediterranean cuisine. There are many beneficial herbs used in cooking, including garlic, thyme, fennel, etc. Medicinal use of saffron herb Traditionally, this spice has been advocated for stomach pain, digestive problems and low mood. ..
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Testosterone replacement to normal levels in middle-aged and elderly hypogonadal men significantly improved all components of the metabolic syndrome at 24 months, according to research presented here at the International Diabetes Federation World Diabetes Congress 2011. Positive effects were maintained for at least 60 months, reported Farid Saad, PhD, from Bayer Schering Pharma in Berlin, ..
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Total Antioxidant Capacity of Diet and Risk of Stroke From the Division of Nutritional Epidemiology (S.R., S.L., A.W.), Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; and the Department of Chronic Disease Prevention (J.V.), National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland. Correspondence to Alicja Wolk, DrMedSci, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Box 210, 171-77 ..
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  December 2, 2011 BY SUSAN BIRK CHICAGO (EGMN) – Consumption of baked or broiled fish on a weekly basis improved brain health and significantly reduced the risk of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease in a 20-year longitudinal study of older adults presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. ..
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Medical Use of Manuka Honey, Skin Care & Digestive Application Worldwide recognition of Manuka honey for medical use is increasing. Its medical purposes can be roughly divided into two areas. On the one hand topical applications such as skin care and on the other hand internal use such as the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions.Evidence for its efficacy ..
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A vitamin E supplement significantly increased the incidence of prostate cancer in healthy men, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The findings are from an updated analysis from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT)—a study of more than 35,000 relatively healthy men aged 50 or older. SELECT was funded ..
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A study by Buitrago-Lopez and colleagues found that daily chocolate consumption had a positive effect on cardiovascular risk factors.… This meta-analysis by Buitrago-Lopez and colleagues assesses the association between chocolate intake and the risk for cardiometabolic disorders overall, in addition to the risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, and heart failure. And, British investigators reported ..
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Pomegranates are making a big splash in nutrition research, with scientists in the U.S., Portugal, Israel, India and other nations searching for the latest health benefits of this antioxidant-rich fruit. Once an exotic item rarely seen in the supermarket, the popularity of ruby red pomegranate juice has made it easy to get the pleasure and ..
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By Kristina Fiore, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: December 13, 2011 Reviewed by Dori F. Zaleznik, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston and Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Nurse Planner SAN ANTONIO — Women who have higher levels of vitamin D when they’re diagnosed with breast cancer appear to have smaller tumors, researchers ..
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Apples are out and Kiwis are in, now it’s three kiwis a day to keep the doctor away. Individuals from southern China can be proud of their native fruit once again, as new research shows the furry fruit lowering blood pressure. Kiwis may be one of the smaller fruits, but they are stacked with nutritional ..
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A component of garlic oil may help release protective compounds to the heart afterheart attack, during cardiac surgery, or as a treatment for heart failure. At low concentrations, hydrogen sulfide gas has been found to protect the heart from damage. However, this unstable and volatile compound has been difficult to deliver as therapy. Now researchers at ..
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Research published in the European Journal of Epidemiology by Costanzo S, Di Castelnuovo de Gaetano G et al has sought to separate the effects of wine, beer or spirit drinking in relation to fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events. The Italian authors carried out an updated meta-analysis on the relationship between wine, beer or spirit consumption and cardiovascular ..
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Chewing the natural stimulant khat increases the risk of death and stroke in patients with heart disease compared to those who are not users, according to new research in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Since ancient times, people in the Arabian Peninsula and East Africa have chewed the fresh leaves of the Catha edulis plant which has effects similar to ..
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Sweetened Drinks Boost Heart Disease Risk Beverages sweetened with fructose or high-fructose corn syrup can worsen cardiovascular risk factors, even in the young and healthy, researchers have found.…   Kimber Stanhope, PhD, of the University of California Davis, and colleagues reported that, when these types of drinks accounted for at least a quarter of a ..
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Fructose a Negative for Diabetes Patients Although it negates the dumping of glucose directly into the bloodstream, fructose may not be an ideal sweetener for diabetes patients.…   According to James Rosenzweig, MD, of Boston University, fructose’s links with hypertension, adiposity, and increased uric acid levels could potentially outweigh its immediate blood sugar benefits, especially ..
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Almonds Can Improve Diabetes Control Two new studies into the potential health benefits of eating almonds have supported evidence that they can help people with type 2 diabetes to maintain their blood glucose and cholesterol levels.… One of the studies, published in the journal, Metabolism, showed that consuming an ounce of almonds straight before eating ..
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December 12, 2011 — In populations with low prevalence of tuberculosis, the majority of positive results obtained with the 3 commercially available diagnostic tests are likely to be false-positives, according to findings from a new study published onlineDecember 8 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. “There is substantial discordance between the tuberculin skin ..
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World Allergy Organization XXII World Allergy Congress (WAC) This coverage is not sanctioned by, nor a part of, the World Allergy Organization. From Medscape Medical News Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Vocal Cord Dysfunction Jim Kling Authors and Disclosures Print This Email this Share Information from Industry December 8, 2011 (Cancun, Mexico) — Vitamin D ..
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By Kerry Grens NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among seniors with a high risk of bone fractures, taking vitamin D or calcium pills has no impact on their chances of dying from cancer or vascular disease, researchers say in a new study. Vitamin D is considered beneficial for bone health, and earlier studies have found ..
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Mustard has a medicinal and religious history By Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, About.com Guide See More About: mustard recipes mayonnaise recipes how to cook with condiments Mustard Powder and Mustard Seeds © 2009 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone Mustard history Mustard is a member of the Brassica family of plants which bears tiny round edible seeds as well as tasty ..
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Mediterranean Diet and Exercise Can Reduce Sleep Apnea Symptoms ScienceDaily (Nov. 2, 2011) — Eating a Mediterranean diet combined with physical activity can help to improve some of the symptoms of sleep apnea, according to new research. The study, which is published online in the European Respiratory Journal, looked at the impact a Mediterranean diet can have ..
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HEALTHY SWEETS How much: Sparingly Healthy choices: Unsweetened dried fruit, dark chocolate, fruit sorbet Why: Dark chocolate provides polyphenols with antioxidant activity. Choose dark chocolate with at least 70 percent pure cocoa and have an ounce a few times a week. Fruit sorbet is a better option than other frozen desserts. RED WINE How much: Optional, no more ..
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  Protein is needed to help the body build strong muscles, repair tissues and maintain an effective immune and hormonal system. If you have a physically active job or are involved in rigorous sportstraining, you may need more protein in your daily diet. Excellent sources of protein are meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products followed ..
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Stress Relief in 5 Steps, Part 2: Passionflower Published: 12/10/2011 Learn More: Chlamydia Related: Condition Care Guide Each Saturday in December we present tips that can help you manage unhealthy stress. Consider them this holiday season, and pass them along to family and friends! Stress can negatively impact your physical health, mood and social interactions. ..
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Minute a day ‘keeps diabetes away’ (UKPA) – 1 day ago Less than one minute of exercise a day could prevent diabetes, researchers have claimed. Performing short cycle sprints three times a week could be enough to prevent and possibly treat type 2 diabetes, a study suggests. Scientists at the University of Bath asked volunteers to ..
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  Vitamin D is essential for the formation, growth, and repair of bones and for normal calcium absorptionand immune function. It is obtained primarily through exposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation in sunlight, but it can also be obtained from some foods and dietary supplements (see Questions 1 and4). Some studies suggest that higher intakes of vitamin D from food and/or supplements and higher ..
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Vitamin D is essential for adequate gastrointestinal absorption of calcium. Insufficient amounts of vitamin D over time reduces serum calcium and can trigger a compensatory release of parathyroid hormone.  This may produce secondary hyperparathyroidism, resulting in mobilization of calcium from bone and a reduction in bone mineral density.  Long-term vitamin D insufficiency can lead to muscle weakness ..
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) — A recent study found that low vitamin D levels are significantly more prevalent in obese children and are associated with risk factors for type 2 diabetes. This study was accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. High rates of vitamin D deficiency have been ..
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Overview: Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for human health but the body can’ t make them — you have to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils. ..
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Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day significantly reduces blood sugar levels in diabetics, a new study has found. The effect, which can be produced even by soaking a cinnamon stick your tea, could also benefit millions of non-diabetics who have blood sugar problem but are unaware of it. The discovery was initially made ..
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wwltv.com Posted on October 31, 2011 at 4:15 PM Updated yesterday at 5:29 PM Mackie Shilstone / East Jefferson General Hospital Fitness & Nutrition Expert Throughout the month of November, each Monday on Eyewitness News at 5, I’ll be giving you my “Five at 5,” with things to add to your diet for better health, ..
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There are many misconceptions that people with diabetes must follow a strict diet, when in reality they can eat anything a person without diabetes eats. Amy Campbell, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, nutritionist at Joslin Diabetes Center and co-author of 16 Myths of a “Diabetic Diet,” debunks some common food myths for people with diabetes. 1. People with diabetes have to ..
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Pomegranate Juice Helps Dialysis Patients Study: Drinking Pomegranate Juice May Prevent Complications in Kidney Disease Patients on Dialysis By Bill Hendrick WebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD Nov. 18, 2010 — Pomegranate juice has been touted for years as having many health benefits, and now a new study says it can ward off a ..
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Pomegranate History   The pomegranate, a Persian native, is one of the oldest fruits known to man. Originally thought to be native to China, pomegranates were actually brought to China about 100 B.C. by Han dynasty representative, Jang Qian, who also introduced coriander, walnuts, peas, cucumbers, alfalfa, grapes and caraway seeds to the Far East. ..
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Pomegranate juice represents another of the foods recently touted for its health benefits. In some clinical studies, pomegranate juice has been shown to be of significant benefit, especially in the prevention of heart disease. To start, a glass of pomegranate juice contains about 40% of the US Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Vitamin C. It ..
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There appears to be very little objective evidence of mangos  preventing cancer. However this article is of interest- January 11, 2010 Mango effective in preventing, stopping certain colon, breast cancer cells COLLEGE STATION – Mango. If you know little about this fruit, understand this: It’s been found to prevent or stop certain colon and breast ..
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Diabetes is a known risk factor for heart disease. According to a new investigation, people living with the disease can cut their risk of having a heart attack or other cardiovascular event by eating vitamin D fortified yogurt. Consuming yogurt regularly was shown in the study published in BioMed Central’sopen access journal BMC Medicine to improve ..
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Honey and Cinnamon Treat Cancer and Arthritis   By Paul Fassa | March 22, 2011   The combination of honey and cinnamon is useful for treating cancer and arthritis. Is this a stretch, a rumor, or what? Not according to a January 17, 1995 issue of Canadian magazineWeekly World News. It listed combined honey and cinnamon’s healing properties as clinically ..
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[ Carrots and Dried Apricots and Cinnamon 2 cups baby carrots 2 tsp. canola oil 1/2 cup orange juice 8 whole dried apricots, cut into thin strips 1/4 tsp. ground ginger 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon Salt and ground black pepper 1 tsp. honey Halve the carrots lengthwise, leaving the thinnest ones whole. Heat the canola ..
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HONEY & CINNAMON POWDER FOR CANCER Aug 18, 2011 | By Jeffrey Traister Photo Credit Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images Honey and cinnamon add flavor to foods, yet they also have medicinal properties that support their use as natural remedies for a wide range of health conditions. Although both honey and cinnamon have anti-tumor properties, there are no clinical ..
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Pomegranate is among the most popular, nutritionally rich fruit with unique flavor, taste, and heath promoting characteristics. Along with berries, and some tropical exotics such as mango, it too has novel qualities of functional foods often called as “super fruits.” Botanically, it is a small size fruit-bearing deciduous tree belonging to the Lythraceae family, of genus:Punica. The fruit is ..
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by SCOTT HENSLEY 04:26 pm July 26, 2011 Even papayas can spread salmonellla, it turns out. There’s a recall of papayas from Mexico after testing by the Food and Drug Administration found samples from Agromod Produce had the same strain of bacteria seen in outbreaks of salmonella affecting 97 people in 23 states. McAllen, Texas-based Agromod Producedistributes four papaya ..
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    Papaya benefits the skin and it is an effective fruit facial. Papaya not only cleanses the skin but it is also known for glowing the skin as it contains papain which promotes skin renewal and cell turnover. Papain in papaya benefits skin by exfoliating it to reveal new cells and soften at the same time. Papaya soap and ..
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  Sep 29, 2011 | By Janet Renee Photo Credit Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images Protein is one of six essential nutrients that your body needs on a daily basis. It helps your body build and repair itself. In order to digest proteins, your body must break them down into amino acids, which are the building blocks of ..
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e George Mateljan Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation with no commercial interests or advertising, is a new force for change to help make a healthier you and a healthier world. Papaya Deliciously sweet with musky undertones and a soft, butter-like consistency, it is no wonder the papaya was reputably called the “fruit of the angels” by ..
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Papayas, Papain and Multiple Myeloma: A Potential Adjunct Therapy That Requires Further Evaluation by Funmi Adewale Published: Jan 11, 2010 12:10 pm Research shows that papain, a compound found in papaya fruit trees, may serve as a useful supplementary therapy in the treatment of multiple myeloma. Papain is an enzyme that breaks down proteins. One such protein, ..
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Papaya Extract Thwarts Growth of Cancer Cells in Lab Tests University of Florida researcher Nam Dang, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Japan have documented papaya’s dramatic anticancer effect against a broad range of lab-grown tumors, including cancers of the cervix, breast, liver, lung and pancreas. The researchers used an extract made from dried papaya leaves, ..
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    Papaya Leaf Papaya Tree Papaya/Pawpaw apaya (Carica papaya) originates from tropical American countries. Today Papaya is cultivated in most tropical countries around the world. The Papaya with the Latin name carica papaya is called Paw Paw in Australia and New Zealand. This is in no way related to the Paw Paw in North ..
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This article is about Carica papaya, the widely cultivated papaya (or papaw or pawpaw), a tropical fruit tree; “Papaya” redirects here. For the mountain papaya of South America, see Vasconcellea pubescens. For the Eastern North American tree (and fruit) called “pawpaw”, see Asimina triloba. For other uses of “papaya”, see Papaya (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Chaenomeles speciosa (flowering quince) or Pseudocydonia chinensis (Chinese quince), which ..
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