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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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   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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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MARTHA CHENG Local organic cinnamon MARTHA CHENG Just in time for the holidays (pumpkin pie! apple pie! mulled wine!), Whole Foods is now selling local, organic cinnamon. It’s Ceylon cinnamon, or true cinnamon (versus cassia or Vietnamese cinnamon), and it has a sweeter taste and aroma. It really does. I tried it straight from the ..
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SAN FRANCISCO – The so-called Mediterranean diet may be a way to treat non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis or fatty liver disease, a researcher said here.  In a small, randomized crossover trial, patients on the Mediterranean diet reduced hepatic fat and increased insulin sensitivity, according to Marno Ryan, MD, of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. In ..
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SAN FRANCISCO — A botanical agent used in the treatment of liver disorders had no detectable effect on hepatitis C virus (HCV) disease activity in comparison with placebo in patients with previously treated chronic disease, results of a randomized trial showed.  Patients treated for six months with either of two doses of silymarin had little ..
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September 13, 2011 from rethinking cancer Filed under: Spice of the Month — Tags: cinnamon — ggrieser @ 5:54 pm Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia, Cinnamomum zeylanicum), believed to have come originally from Sri Lanka, is the dried, fragrant bark of the cinnamon tree. In the ancient world, cinnamon was more precious than gold – not too surprising though, as in ..
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Aromatherapy Intervention A diffuser and a bottle of essential oil. MeSH D019341 Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils, and other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering a person’s mind, mood,cognitive function or health. Some essential oils such as tea tree[1] have demonstrated anti-microbial effects, but there is ..
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Peppermint is a plant. The leaf and oil are used as medicine. Peppermint is used for the common cold, cough, inflammation of the mouth and throat, sinus infections, and respiratory infections. It is also used for digestive problems including heartburn, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), cramps of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract ..
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June 22, 2011 Potential Impact of Cinnamon on Multiple Sclerosis Studied Rush Scientist Receives NIH Grant to Research the Effects of the Common Household Spice on Multiple Sclerosis (CHICAGO) – A neurological scientist at Rush University Medical Center has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate whether cinnamon, a common ..
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By Cathy Wong, About.com Guide Updated August 16, 2007 Cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices. It has a delicious, naturally sweet flavor that many people love. Cinnamon has been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda for a variety of health conditions from indigestion to colds. It’s also believed to have other health benefits. Although many people like ..
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How It Works Beta-carotene is not effective in treating heart disease, cancer, or HIV or preventing cataracts or macular degeneration. It may be able to prevent small lumps in the mouth from turning into cancer. Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that is found in deep yellow and orange fruits, such as apricots, cantaloupe, and papaya, as ..
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Pomegranate Juice Lowers Cardiovascular Risk Factors Daniel M. Keller, PhD November 12, 2011 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Patients on hemodialysis consuming a moderate amount of pomegranate juice for a year saw a continuous, cumulative, beneficial effect on their lipid profile, their blood pressure, and the number of antihypertensive medications they required, Batya Kristal, MD, MHA, from ..
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Is oral contraceptive pill fuelling prostate cancer? The Pill became publicly available in the 1960s and remains a popular choice of contraceptive Scientists say research is needed to ascertain if oral contraceptive pill use could be fuelling rising prostate cancer rates. Canadian investigators told the BMJ that they have found a possible link. But experts ..
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LONDON: A common ingredient in curry powder, made from turmeric, could help target and destroy chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells, scientists said today. This could improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy and also help prevent the disease from returning. Researchers at the University of Leicester have been using curcumin – an extract of root turmeric, commonly used to ..
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  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2010 Cinnamon Can Replace Harmful Chemicals Used To Create Nanoparticles Gold nanoparticles, tiny pieces of gold so small that they can’t be seen by the naked eye, are used in electronics, healthcare products and as pharmaceuticals to fight cancer. Despite their positive uses, the process to make the nanoparticles requires dangerous ..
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BMC Cancer. 2010; 10: 392. Published online 2010 July 24. doi:  10.1186/1471-2407-10-392 PMCID: PMC2920880 Copyright ©2010 Kwon et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Cinnamon extract induces tumor cell death through inhibition of NFκB and AP1 Ho-Keun Kwon,1 Ji-Sun Hwang,1 Jae-Seon So,1 Choong-Gu Lee,1Anupama Sahoo,1 Jae-Ha Ryu,1 Won Kyung Jeon,2 Byoung Seob Ko,2Chang-Rok Im,3 Sung Haeng Lee,4 Zee Yong Park,1 and Sin-Hyeog Im1 1School of Life Sciences and Immune Synapse Research ..
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(NaturalNews) Many spices such as turmeric and cinnamon are powerful antioxidants that continue to gain acceptance as natural nutrients able to assist human health and prevent chronic disease. Researchers from Penn State publishing inThe Journal of Nutritionprovide strong evidence that these potent spices provide a protective shield to reduce the body`s negative responses to eating ..
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Ginkgo © Steven Foster On this page: Introduction What Ginkgo Biloba Is Used For How Ginkgo Biloba Is Used What the Science Says Side Effects and Cautions Sources For More Information Introduction This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb ginkgo—common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. The ginkgo tree is one ..
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  Why You Need Cinnamon in Your Healing Fibromyalgia Diet For people who want to reduce coldness, fatigue, and pain caused by fibromyalgia  By Greg Lee Co-founder of the Two Frogs Healing Center Have you ever heard how a group of Roman soldiers would protect themselves in battle? Several soldiers would huddle close and move ..
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Wed, 2010-06-23 00:54 — Thiruvelan Natural Diabetes herbals such as Ivy gourd, herbal combination Chandraprabha and Gokshur are believed to control glucose level and nourishes pancreas, liver, kidney, heart & eye. What is Ivy Gourd? Coccinia Cordifolia or Ivy gourd is also called as baby watermelon, little gourd, gentleman’s toes. Ivy gourd is a tropical vine (woody climbing plant ..
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28, 2011 | By Henry Pitot Photo Credit Fenugreek in White Bowl 2 image by Leena Damle from Fotolia.com Fenugreek, a leguminous annual Eurasian herb, has many uses: culinary, cosmetic and medicinal. It also prevents many human degenerative diseases, including breast cancer, according to the University of Wyoming. Of course, more research is needed to confirm ..
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  http://bionutritionalonline.com/fenugreek-seed-capsule Fenugreek has been used traditionally for many years as a simple folk remedy. Lately it has been causing a stir with scientist since they are discovering that this simple herb has many properties that can be of great help to humanity. One of those properties discovered is the powerful effect that Fenugreek has on ..
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  Nowadays, even women suffer from a lot of hair loss. Most men and women over the age of 40 are even found going bald, one of the reasons being stress. Nothing can reduce stress than the natural herbs as they cause no side effects but relieve all kinds of problems easily with absolute zero ..
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Due to its estrogen-like properties, fenugreek has been found to help increase libido and lessen the effect of hot flashes and mood fluctuations that are common symptoms of menopause and PMS. In India and China it has also been used to treat arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, improve digestion, maintain a healthy metabolism, increase libido and male ..
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Add Some Spice to Your Life Controlling Blood Sugar with Cinnamon Water-soluble cinnamon extract lowers glucose levels and improves lipid profile in diabetic mice By Dr. Hyla Cassf you attend any parties this holiday season, you’ll probably encounter some of the traditional delicacies we all enjoy so much: spice cake or pumpkin pie, baked apples ..
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Glucosamine: 10 Things You Should Know By Carol Eustice, About.com Guide Updated December 17, 2009 About.com Health’s Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board SUnderstanding OA PainLearn About Causes & a Topical Prescription Treatment Option.www.goaheadrubitin.com Glucosamine WarningRecent Studies Show Glucosamine Does Not Work! Read More.www.NaturalJoint.com Osteoarthritis Ads Osteoarthritis Glucosamine 1500 MG OA Knee Pain High ..
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www.spine-health.com/conditions/arthritis/effectiveness-glucosamine-and-chondroitin-sulfate-osteoarthritis Published: 04/18/2005 Updated: 04/18/2005     By: Thomas E. Hyde, DC Conventional  medicine does not yet have a proven treatment to stop or slow the progression of osteoarthritis. The nutritional supplements, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate, have emerged as a treatment alternative for some patients suffering from osteoarthritis pain.Perhaps the most important aspect of glucosamine and ..
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Health benefits of Glucosamine The health benefits of glucosamine are evident to a lot of people suffering from joint pain brought on by arthritis, but scientists still know very little about how orally administered glucosamine is absorbed and used by the human body. More studies are needed before anyone can say anything for sure regarding ..
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Probiotics are live microorganisms thought to be beneficial to the host organism. According to the currently adopted definition by FAO/WHO, probiotics are: “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”.[1] Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and bifidobacteria are the most common types of microbes used as probiotics; but certain yeasts and bacilli may also be helpful. Probiotics are commonly consumed as part of ..
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Monday, April 18, 2011 Karen Bengston Wilmington, DE – Today, BMC Cancer reported promising findings from the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research in Wilmington, DE, about the potential for components of a common spice to be effective in treating brain tumors in children. Brain tumors are the second most frequent malignant tumors in children and are ..
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Mackie’s 5 at 5: Cancer-fighting foods | wwltv.com New Orleans 11/1/11 5:44 AM 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 ..
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Press release issued 17 October 2011 New research has shown for the first time that omega-3 in fish oil could “substantially and significantly” reduce the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis. According to the University of Bristol study, funded by Arthritis Research UK and published in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, omega-3-rich diets fed to guinea pigs, which naturally develop ..
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Benefits of Cinnamon and Honey Drinks  Written by Tessa Jupp RN for the Post Polio Network of WA FROM THE INTERNET-  INTERESTING   BUT FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY   One of our members recently sent in some info she had come across on a tea made from honey and cinnamon.   So as it was ..
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Cinnamon (CinnamomumZeylanicum) Origin of cinnamon oil: The Chinese believed that no remedy or treatment was complete without cinnamon. It is one of the oldest spices known – used by the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks and it was also mentioned in the Old Testament. Cinnamon oil Description: Grown in the Far East , East Indies and China , ..
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There are various kinds of microorganisms which cause a great deal of damage in the human body. Suchmicroorganisms are capable of causing infections and other problems in the body. Some of these ailments take quite a long time to heal and require strong medication. However, there are certain other kinds of microscopic organisms which have a very ..
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Is High Fructose Corn Syrup Worse Than Sugar? By Laura Dolson, About.com Guide Updated October 09, 2008 About.com Health’s Disease and Condition content is reviewed by our Medical Review Board Sodas are Usually Sweetened with High Fructose Corn SyrupPhoto: Scott Olson/Getty Images What is fructose? Fructose is a monosaccharide (simple sugar), which the body can use for energy. ..
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Adding Indian curry spices like turmeric andcinnamon to a high-fat meal could help reduce oxidative stress and thus thwart the risk ofchronic disease, according to a new study. “Normally, when you eat a high-fat meal, you end up with high levels of triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood,” said Sheila West, associate professor of biobehavioral health, ..
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October 23, 2011 Coconut Oil Increases Good Cholesterol and Lowers Abdominal Obesity FROM HIS WEBSITE by Dr. Mercola   A study has shown that dietary supplementation with coconut oil may result in a reduction in waist circumference and other benefits. A randomized, double-blind clinical trial of 40 women divided them into two groups — one that ..
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he amazing oil of the humble coconut has served the human head’s crowning glory for millennia.   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 ..
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Make sure hair is moderately damp. Put a small amount of conditioner through your hair (for the cinnamon to stick) and grab your cinnamon. Mix water together with the cinnamon and evenly spread throughout your hair. If you are using a brush, make sure to get the brush nice and wet so the cinnamon will ..
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Discover the expert in you.   How to Use Cinnamon to Relieve Toothache By eHow Contributor Cinnamon has been used for centuries as both a spice and an herbal remedy. It contains a number of active ingredients that help relieve toothache. Read on to learn how to use cinnamon to relieve a toothache. Difficulty:  Moderately ..
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uestion Infant botulism: How can it be prevented? How can I protect my baby from infant botulism? Answer from Jay L. Hoecker, M.D. From the Mayo Clinic To prevent infant botulism — a rare but serious form of food poisoning — don’t give honey or corn syrup (dark or light) to a baby. Both foods ..
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Turmeric Other common name(s): jiang huang, haridra, Indian saffron Scientific/medical name(s): Curcuma longa, Curcuma domestica Description Turmeric is a spice grown in India and other tropical regions of Asia. It has a long history of use in herbal remedies, particularly in China, India, and Indonesia. The root and rootstock, or rhizome, of the plant contain the active ingredient, ..
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  NaturalNews   A growing body of research suggests that the common spice cinnamon can help prevent and regulate diabetes. Cinnamon is derived from the inner bark of Cinnamomum trees, and has a long history as a culinary and medicinal plant. Its uses in traditional medicine include the treatment of colds, congestion and diarrhea, and ..
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Turmeric Keywords: turmeric root, Indian saffron, curcumin © Steven Foster Introduction This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb turmeric—common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Turmeric, a shrub related to ginger, is grown throughout India, other parts of Asia, and Africa. Known for its warm, bitter taste and golden color, turmeric ..
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How about start with something warm and a nice cup of cinnamon tea? This is a easy recipe to make this at home and just takes a few minutes only. Enjoy this tea with your early morning breakfast and start your day. I love this tea and yeah make it sweet as per your needs  Enjoy ..
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FROM www.planetbotanic.ca/fact_sheets/cinnamon.htm Scientific Name: Cinnamomum zeylanicum Native to: Southeast Asia Part Used: Bark In a word: Spice up your Health!! Uses: Digestive Cinnamon was one of the first trade spices of the ancient world. Biblical references indicate that merchants carried the Asian spice all the way from Ceylon to Palestine – that’s a 24-hour airplane ..
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You probably have some cinnamon powder or sticks in your kitchen cupboard. It’s a warming, stimulating, pleasant-tasting herb with many uses. Cinnamon is widely used as a flavoring agent for candy, toothpaste, mouthwashes, and bath and body products. In herbal teas, cinnamon improves the flavor of less palatable herbs. And, of course, it is a ..
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the aphrodisiac power of cinnamon As far back as the first page of recorded history, cinnamon has been held in esteem for its powerful medicinal qualities. A spice used in Asia to guard against colds, the bark of the cinnamon tree is also used around the world as flavoring for both sweet and savory dishes ..
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Discover the expert in you. How to Buy Cinnamon By Alex Smith, eHow Contributor Cinnamon is a spice cultivated from strips of inner bark from the cinnamon tree. It is an incredibly popular spice, used in dishes around the world. If your only experience in buying cinnamon is grabbing a tin from the grocery store, ..
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Cinnamon and weight loss From Belly Fat Newsletter Dr. Nicola Robinson of Thames University discussed new research findings for belly fat reduction and improved weight loss in an interview in Woman’s World Magazine, February 28, 2011. In England, people in this study were given 500 milligram cinnamon pills to take daily with their meals. They ..
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cinnamon and weight loss form STOP AGING NOW MARCH 15 2011     There has been a lot of buzz recently aboutcinnamon supplements for weight loss. But can a pill really help you lose weight in a healthy manner? In light of the warning the FDA issued today urging consumers to “beware of fraudulent dietary supplements,” specifically those that ..
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september 22 2011  by KALO-KALO CLINIC   Cinnamon is one of the world’s most aromatic and versatile spices. Cinnamon is used in kitchens all over the world to spice up fruit, drinks and meals. But that is not the only benefit this delicious plant offers; impressive new research reveals that regular use of cinnamon can ..
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