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The Most Accurate and Reliable Measurement of Your Vitamin D Status
January 30, 2012 | Sunlight | 
Vitamin D is one of the most powerful healing chemicals in your body with the ability to prevent hundreds of diseases. One of the most important determinants of your vitamin D status is how you supplement and assess your optimum levels. Researchers have unveiled the development of a revolutionary reference methodology that promises to assure more accurate and reliable measurements of vitamin D status.


Grape Seed Extract Targets and Kills Cancer Cells and Leaves Healthy Cells Unharmed
January 28, 2012 | Antioxidants | 
A study published this week in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that grape seed extract (GSE) kills squamous cell carcinoma cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed.


Cannabinoids Are So Powerful That The U.S. Government Patented Them
January 28, 2012 | Antioxidants | 
In 2003, the U.S. Government as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services filed for, and was awarded a patent on cannabinoids. The reason? Because research into cannabinoids allowed pharmaceutical companies to acquire practical knowledge on one of the most powerful antioxidants and neuroprotectants known to the natural world.


What South America Has Always Known: Mate Tea Kills Cancer
January 25, 2012 | Antioxidants | 
It's a traditional South American infused drink that is the daily beverage of choice for millions of people at social settings, such as family gatherings or with friends. According to a University of Illinois study, it's also a cancer killer. Scientists showed that human colon cancer cells die when they are exposed to the approximate number of bioactive compounds present in one cup of this brew.


Replace Traditonal Flours With Amaranth, Millet and Buckwheat To Control Blood Glucose
January 23, 2012 | Nutrition | 
Conventional cereals are filled with soy and wheat which have been largely modified from their ancient and original forms. Consequently, the digestibility for many cereals is poor and health consequences are detrimental. Using amaranth, millet or buckwheat flour to replace traditional flours can lower the glycemic response in breakfast cereals spelling new opportunities for manufacturers, according to a study.


For Thousands of Years, Cultures Have Revered The Health Benefits of Mushrooms: So What Happened?
January 20, 2012 | Antioxidants | 
We've become a species that has chosen to forget so much about health. We can whine and complain all we want about how governments and corporations have helped us cater to that mentality, but ultimately we have only ourselves to blame. Mushrooms have long been celebrated as a source of powerful nutrients, having the antioxidant and amino acid profile of some of the healthiest foods, yet we largely ignore this amazing food in the produce aisle. When it comes to health, the almighty mushroom is indeed something to worship.


Tight on Space? Growing an Indoor Garden May Be Much Easier Than You Think
January 19, 2012 | Sustainability | 
These days, with a growing interest in organic produce worldwide, the demand is greater than ever for high quality home grown produce. But raising a garden does not have to be difficult. Space-intensive growing systems are a great concept, but they're so expensive! Who can afford to buy strawberry towers or special planters? Easiest Garden offers a way to do this for pennies by yourself with recycled barrels.


Natural Ways to Prevent and Reverse Autoimmune Illness
January 18, 2012 | Healing | 
Think of your digestive tract as your first physical line of defense against autoimmune illness, or any degenerative illness for that matter.


What We Can Learn From Dietary Anthropology
January 13, 2012 | Nutrition | 
Dr. Weston A. Price was a prominent dentist known primarily for his theories on the relationship between nutrition, dental health, and physical health. Although controversial, we can learn many things from his work and research including never to ignore what your ancestors ate.


Contrary To What We See in Headlines, English Is Strongly Biased Towards Positivity
January 13, 2012 | Happiness | 
Most news is bad news and the worst news gets the big story on the front page. Negative news sells. In our society, more people will choose to read about a criminal trial of a celebrity rather than the biography of a truly great human being.


Broccoli and Blueberries Improve Digestive and Bowel Health
January 13, 2012 | Antioxidants | 
Adding blueberries or broccoli to the diet may shift the balance of bacteria colonizing the gut, and improve inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), suggests new data from a mouse study.


Large Scale Study Shows Marijuana Does Not Harm Your Lungs Like Tobacco
January 12, 2012 | Herbs | 
A large-scale national study suggests that even moderate use of marijuana is less harmful to users' lungs than exposure to tobacco, even though the two substances contain at least some of the same components.


Why Are Older People Happier?
January 12, 2012 | Happiness | 
Older people tend to be happier. But why? Some psychologists believe that cognitive processes are responsible -- in particular, focusing on and remembering positive events and leaving behind negative ones; those processes, they think, help older people regulate their emotions, letting them view life in a sunnier light. "There is a lot of good theory about this age difference in happiness," says psychologist Derek M. Isaacowitz of Northeastern University, "but much of the research does not provide direct evidence" of the links between such phenomena and actual happiness.


Krill Oil is Almost 50 Times More Potent Than Fish Oil
January 9, 2012 | Antioxidants | 
Recent studies suggest krill oil may boost heart function as well as reduce inflammation and arthritis pain. Moreover, the oil from one of the most successful species on earth as almost 50 times more potent than fish oil.


Contrary To What Many Studies Suggest, Marijuana Use Does Not Lead to Mental Decline
January 6, 2012 | Antioxidants | 
Cannabis is one of the most powerful healing plants on the planet. Dozens of studies have made pseudoscientific attempts to indicate that young people who use cannabis tend to experience psychological, social problems and mental decline. However, there is no evidence that marijuana use is directly linked with such problems, according to the results of a study published in The Lancet.


Are Guavas The Ultimate Super Food?
January 5, 2012 | Antioxidants | 
A new study has found that guavas are the 'ultimate superfood' with the highest concentration of antioxidants that protect against cell damage which ages skin and can cause cancer.


Kiwi Fruits Reduce Sore Throats By Over 60 Percent and Head Congestion By 80 Percent
January 4, 2012 | Antioxidants | 
Eating a couple of gold kiwifruit every day may reduce the severity of symptoms of the common cold, says new data from New Zealand.


Does Sexual Satisfaction Increase For Women As They Age?
January 4, 2012 | Sex | 
A new study of sexually active older women has found that sexual satisfaction in women increases with age and those not engaging in sex are satisfied with their sex lives. A majority of study participants report frequent arousal and orgasm that continue into old age, despite low sexual desire. The study appears in the January issue of the American Journal of Medicine.



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