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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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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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  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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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    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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    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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www.medscape.com Vitamin D Supplementation: An Update Christine Gonzalez, PharmD, CHHC Posted: 11/11/2010; US Pharmacist © 2010 Jobson Publishing Abstract and Introduction Introduction An estimated 1 billion people worldwide, across all ethnicities and age groups, have a vitamin D deficiency.[1–3] This is mostly attributable to people getting less sun exposure because of climate, lifestyle, and concerns about skin cancer. The ..
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Published on Susan Smith Jones, PhD (http://susansmithjones.com)   H The Health Benefits of Pomegranates  Sat, 03/19/2011 – 06:07 |  Susan Heal Your Body with Pomegranates This dark red fruit is “hot” these days, especially in the form of pomegranate juice. A amazing superfood, pomegranates abound with disease-fighting antioxidants; some studies show that they offer almost three times the antioxidants ..
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by Kathy Keville Browse the article Aromatherapy: Cinnamon Aromatherapy: Cinnamon The simple powder used in cooking starts off as the dry inner bark of a large 20-to-30-foot tree most likely growing in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon). The Arabs, who first brought cinnamon to the West, created a myth to frighten away rival traders, saying it could only ..
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Peppermint Other common name(s): peppermint oil, mint, balm mint, brandy mint, green mint Scientific/medical name(s): Mentha piperitae Description Peppermint is a plant native to Europe and is now cultivated widely in the United States and Canada. The oil from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant is used in herbal remedies. Its main active ingredients are ..
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By Decker Weiss: ND What does the liver actually do? What exactly does Milk Thistle do for the liver? It sounds as if Milk Thistle is only for people with liver disease. If my liver is healthy, why would I need to take it? Is Milk Thistle safe? How much Milk Thistle should I take? ..
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Milk thistle Overview: Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) has been used for 2,000 years as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly liver, kidney, and gall bladder problems. Several scientific studies suggest that substances in milk thistle (especially a flavonoid called silymarin) protect the liver from toxins, including certain drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ..
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  Source:St.-John’s-wort is the dried herb or flowering top of a plant native to Europe and naturalized in Asia, Africa, North America, South America, and Australia. In 1793 the first recorded specimen in the United States was collected in Pennsylvania. Commercial supplies come from plants cultivated and wild-harvested in Chile, the United States, and Europe.Traditional ..
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Basics Allergic reactions are serious and potentially life-threatening, and can cause injury to tissues throughout the body. Some people have hypersensitive immune systems that overreact to otherwise harmless things such as bee stings, foods, medications, and latex. Reactions range in severity: one person may break out in hives after eating shrimp; another may feel his ..
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By Alyssa Danigelis | Thu Dec 2, 2010 05:09 PM ET A dash of spice makes everything nice, including nanotechnology. Scientists at the University of Missouri have a way to make gold nanoparticles using cinnamon instead of toxic chemicals. Nanotech has all kinds of potential, including as a tool to fight cancer. Small particles — ones that ..
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Source: Ginger is the dried or fresh root of a member of the ginger family native to the Old World tropics. Traditional Use: Cultivated for millennia in both China and India, ginger reached the West at least 2,000 years ago. Most of the thousands of prescriptions in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are combinations of many herbs, and ..
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Cinnamon Dose-Dependently Reduces Insulin Concentration February 27, 2009 — The ingestion of 3 g of cinnamon reduces serum insulin levels after mealtime and increases the concentration of glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), a gastrointestinal hormone that has been shown to delay gastric emptying and minimize the feeling of hunger after eating, according to a study published ..
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Cinnamon has a history of being used as a spice and also as medicine. Cinnamon is the brown bark from a cinnamon tree. It comes in either a whole quill (which is sticks) or as ground powder. Cinnamon can be beneficial for stabilizing your blood sugar and also help with fatigue by giving you energy. ..
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Asian Ginseng © Steven Foster On this page: Introduction What Ginseng Is Used For How Ginseng Is Used What the Science Says Side Effects and Cautions Sources For More Information Introduction This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb Asian ginseng—common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. Asian ginseng is ..
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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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OCTOBER 2011 An upset stomach can be an uncomfortable and unexpected irritation capable of ruining your plans. A sour tummy can show up quickly, leaving you to wonder what you did to leave your tummy so terse! Many home remedies and simple diet changes can alleviate a sour tummy—sometimes before it even flares up. Your ..
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SWEET AND SAVORY, CINNAMON’S HEALTH BENEFITS November 1, 2011 Cinnamon has been used as a botanical medicine for over 4,000 years. The spice is obtained from the inner bark of several varieties of a tropical evergreen tree (genus, Cinnamomum). Many of its healing and health promoting properties are attributed to its essential oils and phytonutrients. ..
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Diabetes And Stem Cell Research Stem cell research is in progress for the treatment of diabetes Understanding the root causes of diabetes has eluded researchers for many years now. The way in which the immune system causes the destruction of precious beta islet cells within the pancreas of diabetics is generally understood to be the key. Current treatment models ..
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How Stem Cells Are Changing the Way We Think About Disease  Treating disease is about fixing broken parts — about replacing cells that no longer work as they should, repairing tissues that falter and boosting systems that fail. But curing disease is a different matter. To cure disease, you have to do all of that ..
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Fenugreek Keywords: fenugreek seed, blood sugar, diabetes © Steven Foster On this page: Introduction What Fenugreek Is Used For How Fenugreek Is Used What the Science Says Side Effects and Cautions Sources For More Information Introduction This fact sheet provides basic information about the herb fenugreek—common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. The ..
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In the United States, glucosamine is marketed as a nutritional supplement.  It is currently one of the most frequently taken dietary supplements for the treatment of osteoarthritis.  Many patients with osteoarthritis (OA) claim that it is effective in relieving their symptoms, such as pain and limited range of motion. Glucosamine has been studied for four ..
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Understanding the Benefits of Pain Medicines ACETAMINOPHEN (TYLENOL®) ■ Most people can take acetaminophen (Tylenol®) without problems as long as they follow the directions on the bottle. ■ Research shows that acetaminophen (Tylenol®) reduces mild pain. It probably does not help with inflammation or swelling. OTC NSAIDS ■ Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are called NSAIDs (pro­ ..
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What other names is Chondroitin Sulfate known by? Calcium Chondroitin Sulfate, CDS, Chondroitin, Chondroitin Polysulfate, Chondroitin Polysulphate, Chondroitin Sulfate A, Chondroitin Sulfates, Chondroitin Sulfate B, Chondroitin Sulfate C, Chondroitin Sulphates, Chondroitin Sulphate A Sodium, Chondroïtine, Chondroïtine Sulfate A, Chondroïtine Sulfate B, Chondroïtine Sulfate C, Chondroïtine 4-sulfate, Chondroïtine 4- et 6- sulfate, Condroitin, CPS, CS, CSA, ..
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Other names: glucosamine sulfate, glucosamine sulphate, glucosamine hydrochloride, N-acetyl glucosamine, chitosamine Glucosamine is a compound found naturally in the body, made from glucose and the amino acid glutamine. Glucosamine is needed to produce glycosaminoglycan, a molecule used in the formation and repair of cartilage and other body tissues. Production of glucosamine slows with age. Glucosamine ..
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Probiotics Nancy Toedter Williams Posted: 04/08/2010; American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2010;67(6):449-458. © 2010 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Abstract and Introduction Abstract Purpose. The pharmacology, uses, dosages, safety, drug interactions, and contraindications of probiotics are reviewed. Summary. Probiotics are live nonpathogenic microorganisms administered to improve microbial balance, particularly in the gastrointestinal tract. They consist of Saccharomyces boulardii yeast or lactic acid bacteria, ..
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Ask the Expert: Omega-3 Fatty Acids Dr. Frank Sacks Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health       1. What are omega-3 fatty acids, and why should I make sure to include them in my diet? Omega-3 fatty acids (also known as n-3 fatty acids) are polyunsaturated fatty ..
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Cinnamon and dementia – Health News – NHS Choices 10/30/11 7:11 AM Your health, your choices Cinnamon treats Alzheimer’s … in mice Behind the Headlines Wednesday June 29 2011 The study looked at a cinnamon bark extract The Daily Express claimed that scientists have discovered a possible “cake ‘cure’ for dementia”, which “could be the ..
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Cinnamon – Health Benefits Cinnamon In the ancient world, cinnamon was more precious than gold and was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs. In fact, Pliny the Elder in the first century AD valued cinnamon at 15 times the value of silver. Nero, emperor of Rome in the first century AD, burned 12 months supply of ..
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Harry G. Psaros is the publisher of HealthNutritionandWellness.com zeylancium, Cinnamomum cassia) is a universally loved and vastly underappreciated spice.  When you simply hear the word ‘cinnamon’, your mouth begins to salivate at the thought of cinnamon strudel, buns and hot apple cider.  Millions of people on a daily basis march to their local coffee shop for their ..
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Researchers Study Effect of Cinnamon Compounds on Brain Cells By Rosalie Marion Bliss November 9, 2009Cell-culture studies looking into how compounds in cinnamon extract affect brain cells are being conducted by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. The researchers have reported findings that the compounds studied prevented isolated brain cells from swelling, one of the many abnormal conditions resulting ..
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By SINDYA N. BHANOO Published: August 29, 2011 Coriander (cilantro, when the leaves of the plant are used fresh) is a popular spice widely used in Asian, Latin American and Mediterranean cooking. Chris Gash   Now, researchers from the University of Beira Interior in Portugal report that oil extracted from coriander seeds can kill bacteria ..
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By ANAHAD O’CONNOR THE FACTS   In a country obsessed with germs and sickness, antibacterial soaps and sanitizers are becoming more and more common. But because such products contribute to the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, some researchers recommend sanitizers made with cinnamon oil, which has been shown in many studies to have powerful antimicrobial properties. A ..
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  October 29, 2010 (Boston, Massachusetts) — In the effervescent debate over whether sugary drinks may be upping rates of cardiometabolic diseases, those in favor of creative ways to limit consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages have some new ammunition. In a new meta-analysis published in the November 2010 issue ofDiabetes Care, Dr Vasanti S Malik (Harvard School of ..
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  Cinnamon essential oil is obtained from cinnamon tree barks. The extraction is done by using a distillation process. Cinnamon oil has a very strong and pleasant aroma. For ages, it has been known for its medicinal properties, including antibacterial, antifungal, analgesic, and anti-clotting properties. Medicinal Uses of Cinnamon Essential Oil A few of the many ..
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Excerpts from: Shilhavy, Brian & Marianity Jader, “Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, and Virgin Coconut Oil” in Virgin Coconut Oil, West Bend, Wisconsin USA, West Bend, Wisconsin, Tropical Traditions, Inc., 2005, p. 62. If you saw a newspaper headline which stated “Crohn’s Disease Patients Find Relief by Eating Cookies” you may think the editor ..
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an 10, 2011 | By August McLaughlin Photo Credit green lentils, mung beans & turmeric image by monamakela.com from Fotolia.com GERD, which is also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a chronic illness characterized by frequent acid reflux — a condition in which your esophagus opens spontaneously or fails to close properly. Symptoms of GERD may ..
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An Introduction to Probiotics Keywords: microorganisms, bacteria, yogurt, bladder cancer, eczema, urinary tract infections Introduction Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganisms found in the human gut. They are also called “friendly bacteria” or “good bacteria.” Probiotics are available to consumers mainly in the form of dietary supplements ..
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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 coconut ..
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Coconut water Nutrition and Health Benefits By seanraj Coconut water benefits and nutrition Coconut water is the juice of young tender coconuts and is a natural energy drink. It is delicious, refreshing and very nutritious and has tremendous health benefits. The water of tender young coconut, technically is the liquid endosperm. It is one of the ..
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  Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka (at left) and Janaka Ratnayaka, Chairman & CEO of Export Development Board (third from left) visit a Sri Lankan fruit exporter’s stall located at Hall 1.1 in the Sri Lanka pavilion at Anuga Venue, Cologne, on Tuesday 11. Sri Lanka has officially unveiled the ..
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  Composition of Coconut Oil: Coconut oil consists of more than ninety percent of saturated fats (Don’t panic! First read to the last word. Your opinion may change), with traces of few unsaturated fatty acids, such as monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Virgin Coconut Oil is no different from this. Let us have a bit ..
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Mar 31, 2011 | By Jennifer Byrne Photo Credit green lentils, mung beans & turmeric image by monamakela.com from Fotolia.com HAIR GROWTH Curcumin, which is one of the components of turmeric, may have the effect of suppressing transmuting growth agent beta one, also known as TGF Beta One. TGF Beta One appears to play a role ..
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  Cinnamon Hair Treatment By Emily Mathis, eHow Contributor Cinnamon has a number of natural properties that can be used in hair treatments. It can be used as a natural and inexpensive way to treat baldness and prevent hair loss, or a sunless way to lighten hair. Treatments using cinnamon are often easy-to-make pastes, but ..
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Ayurvedic as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries.   Contributed by Raju Patel and edited by Gilgi Hauser Today’s western scientists also accept honey as a “Ram Ban” (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases without producing any side effects. Today, honey is produced in most ..
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Cinnamon toothpicks are either made from cinnamon wood or other woods that have been soaked in oil of cinnamon. People use cinnamon toothpicks for a variety of reasons, including oral hygiene, breath freshening, or to address negative lifestyle habits such as smoking or overeating. Some people also very much enjoy and appreciate the aroma and taste of cinnamonand may even use cinnamon toothpicks to ..
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Top Supplements for Men’s Health* 12. Turmeric AUGUST 1, 2011 BY DR. GEO ESPINOSA, N.D., L.AC, CNS, RH (AHG) Dr. Geo Nutrition Advisor Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a perennial plant with anti-inflammatory abilities that contains the active ingredient curcumin. Scientists have found that turmeric and curcumin have properties that have an impact on both prostate cancer and ..
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Healthy Turmeric Tea By Brad Lemley DrWeil.com News A spicy dish of Indian biryani and a hot dog purchased at the ball game may seem to have little in common, but both feature a liberal quantity of turmeric (Curcuma longa). In the biryani, the spice is an essential part of the curry mixture that gives ..
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 Did you ever know about the treatment using honey and cinnamon?   People inflicted by asthma suffer from symptoms such as repeated episodes of cough, chest congestion, wheezing, sinus irritation, and shortness of breaths. This chronic illness is characterized by inflammation, swelling, and constriction of the air passage and the increased production of mucous in ..
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