Traditionally, four nutrients have been recognized for their antioxidant qualities, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Selenium.
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Humans are normally expected to receive a lifetime supply of friendly bacteria at birth, but due to the prevalence of antibiotics in the last few decades, the mother is not usually able to provide this.
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Imagine that your job is to roll a gigantic boulder up a hill each and every day. Each morning the boulder has rolled down the hill and your job begins again. This is somewhat comparable to the enormous task that the adrenal glands are expected to accomplish continually. The demands of modern life have created [...]
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Thousands of years ago God told His people an important scientific fact. He said, “The life is in the blood” (Genesis 9:4). What scientists have learned is that there is a substance in the blood, which is indispensable for life, in fact we cannot live without it for more than five minutes (partial lack of [...]
The ever-useful astragalus plant is scientifically known as astragalus membranaceus, but commonly known as Chinese milk vetch and Huang Qi. It is a native of Asia, where it is revered as one of the essential herbs in Chinese herbal medicine. Actually, only the root of the plant is revered-for the immunity-boosting affects of the root’s [...]
Much excitement has recently been generated among nutritionists and health-care professionals by a substance called Beta Carotene.
Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the famous Hungarian scientist who discovered Vitamin C, was frustrated. Earlier his friend had come to him pleading, “Can you help me.” He was plagued with bleeding gums and all efforts to heal them failed. The doctor tried an impure form of Vitamin C and was pleased to see that the bleeding [...]
The dangers connected with Hormone Replacement Therapy are a prominent point of discussion in the news as of late. These dangers have caused many women to seek natural alternatives to help balance hormones and relieve some of the side effects of the menstrual cycle and menopause. One herbal option that is receiving a lot of [...]
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How many of us give the – chili pepper the respect it deserves? More often than not, most of us regard red pepper or Capsicum as nothing more than the spice added to give Cajun and Mexican cuisine is piquant kick.
To prevent deficiencies, supplementation with Co-Q10 is important to bolster the immune system. Co-Q10 has been well researched and has been shown to be as effective as the alpha-tocopherol antioxidant, one of the strongest available.
An article in the June 2001 issue of U.S. News & World Report is entitled, “The Diabetes Epidemic.” According to the article, about 16 million people in this country have been diagnosed with Diabetes, an increase of nearly 40% in the past decade. But it does not stop there. When blood sugar goes out of [...]
Native Americans introduced the settlers to the wonders of this purple coneflower plant. The reputation of Echinacea reached Europe and eventually it has become one of the most popular and well researched herbs available. Echinacea produces a beneficial effect on the immune system. It helps to balance the glands, especially the liver and lymphatic system. [...]
Folic Acid is necessary for proper brain function being concentrated in the spinal and extra cellular fluids. Stress and disease increase the body’s need for Folic Acid, as do the consumption of alcohol, for the elderly and use of medications.
Garlic lowers the blood pressure by means of one of its components, which dilates vessel walls. Garlic thins the blood, which reduces the risk of blood clots and aids in preventing heart attacks.
“It’s a boy!” Might be what someone would exclaim at first glance of a Ginseng root. Ginseng, with it’s round trunk and arm-like branches does resemble a human body. This is where the name comes from. Ginseng means “root of man” or “man-root”. It not only looks like a man but it has benefited mankind [...]
You ask yourself, “What is happening to me?” Simple chores like mowing the lawn, playing golf or tennis, lifting and even walking are becoming more difficult and painful or even impossible. With the added stress of modern life, climbing more and more stairs, getting in and out of automobiles, lifting awkward and heavy objects, combined [...]
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Most of the foods we eat are simply too large to be absorbed into our cells. The food molecules are therefore broken down by the process of digestion, the organs that collectively perform this function comprising the digestive system. The digestive system extends from the mouth to the . It consists of the gastro-intestinal tract [...]
Tis’ the season. Oh No! What is going to happen to my waistline, not to mention my will power and my self-respect? This time of year provides many opportunities to let our schedule slip and probably, to some extent, it should. In the Bible there were times of feasting that were intended to provide additional [...]
It’s time to head back to school. Time to stock up on pencils, notebooks, lunch sacks and get ready for your fall schedule. Sadly, it is also a time to focus even more intently on an issue that more and more teachers, children and parents are becoming concerned about. That issue is Hyperactivity. Both parents [...]
Kelp, commonly known as seaweed, encompasses the leafy brown algae that thrive in the rich beds of cold ocean waters. Various forms of kelp are found in both the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans, but only the Atlantic kelp is the true kelp, since it belongs to the order Laminariales, family Laminariaceae, and genus [...]
You know its coming and there is nothing you can do about it. It starts with a feeling of soreness and pressure on the surface of your lip. It could be an insect bite but usually it isn’t and you know that within a few days a cold sore (Herpes Simplex Virus) is going to [...]
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Lomatium is an herb similar to the parsley or dill plant. It is a member of the family, umbellifereae. It grows in the Western United States and was used extensively by the American Indians in the treatment of many types of respiratory ailments, including pneumonia, asthma, bronchitis, and hay fever. It has also been helpful [...]
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What do hot rods have in common with good health? Well, at least one thing is the mineral magnesium. Magwheels are popular because Magnesium is one metal that retains its maximum strength even though it is extremely lightweight. In the human body this mineral is so important that it is classified as a “macro” mineral. [...]
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As 50 million baby boomers reach midlife-more than half of them women-products designed to ease the symptoms of menopause are dominating the shelves of pharmacies and natural food stores. Natural progesterone cream is one of the most popular of these products and is finally gaining the recognition it deserves. Long overshadowed by another female hormone, [...]
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Osteoporosis comes from two words, “Osteo”, meaning bone, and “Poros” meaning hole. Osteoporosis is a condition marked by “holes in the bone.” Although these holes are intended to be there, they are supposed to be filled in with minerals. One of the most important of these is Calcium. Calcium, however is only one missing piece [...]
You feel dizzy every time you get up. There just doesn’t seem to be enough water to quench your thirst. You crave sweets and carbohydrates (like bread and pasta) but no matter how much you eat, you always feel hungry. These symptoms-and more-may indicate that the Pancreas, a critical organ involved in the digestion and [...]
Papaya is one of the most nutritious fruits in the world. It is an excellent source of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins, with more Vitamin A than carrots and more Vitamin C than oranges.
Most of us are familiar with seeing a sprig of parsley embellishing our dinner plates but we don’t think of consuming it. We should, though, since parsley contains a surprising number of vitamins and minerals. That’s not so surprising, considering that parsley is actually a vegetable. (From the umbelliferous family of vegetables.) Parsley (petroselinum crispum) [...]
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Quercetin’s particular antioxidant activity has been found to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Quercetin helps to dilate and relax blood vessels and has a protective effect against certain types of arrhythmias.
If you’re like most people, you’ve wondered how bacteria differ from viruses and vice versa. To clear up the matter, let’s start with some definitions. According to the Center for Disease Control, National Center for Infectious Diseases, bacteria are single-celled organisms that live in and around us. Bacteria live everywhere: in the ground, water, and [...]
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Vitamin B12 is the only vitamin that contains essential mineral elements. In the human diet, vitamin B12 is supplied primarily by animal byproducts, since plant foods (with minor exceptions) don’t contain it. It is unique among water-soluble vitamins because it can be stored in the body. Unlike other water-soluble nutrients, vitamin B12 is stored in [...]
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British sailors often came down with scurvy on long voyages because they couldn’t get enough fresh fruits and vegetables to eat. Dr. James Lind discovered that by feeding the sailors lemons, limes, or oranges they would recover from this dreaded disease. The ingredient in the fresh fruit which caused this turnaround was vitamin C. Eventually [...]
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