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Wild Tropical Blueberries Extremely High In Antioxidants
April 29, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
The first analysis of the healthful antioxidant content of blueberries that grow wild in Mexico, Central and South America concludes that some of these fruits have even more healthful antioxidants than the blueberries -- already renowned as "super fruits" -- sold throughout the United States. These extreme super fruits could provide even more protection against heart disease, cancer and other conditions, the report suggests.


New Research Shows Honey Fights Drug-Resistant Germs
April 28, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Herbal ingredients and natural nutrients are often capable of supporting different functions within the body, and current research is showing that a certain kind of honey may be useful in fighting drug-resistant germs.


Powerful Antioxidant: Yerba Mate
April 27, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
An extract from yerba mate, a traditional drink from South America, may offer an antioxidant-rich alternative to the brewed tea for use in supplements, suggests a new study from Brazil.


Laugh For 15 Minutes A Day For Great Health and Romance
April 27, 2011 | Happiness | 
Experts say children can laugh up to 300-400 times in a day, but as adults this frequency drops to 15 times a day. But it's medically proven that laughter benefits your health.


Banana Peels Can Purify Water From Copper, Lead and Industrial Wastes
April 26, 2011 | Healing | 
To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels -- which include polishing silverware, leather shoes, and the leaves of house plants -- scientists have added purification of drinking water contaminated with potentially toxic metals. Their report, which concludes that minced banana peel performs better than an array of other purification materials, appears in ACS's journal Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research.


Why You Should Line Dry Your Clothes This Summer
April 25, 2011 | Sustainability | 
Ultraviolet radiation from the sun kills germs on laundry dried outdoors on a clothesline and gives clothes a chemical-free fresh scent, cleaning experts say.


Resveratrol Reduces Insulin Resistance
April 22, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Daily supplements of resveratrol may improve how the human body responds to insulin, the hormone responsible for sugar and fat metabolism, Hungarian researchers report for the first time.


Is Healing All About Voltage?
April 20, 2011 | Healing | 
By knowing that chronic disease is associated with low voltage, one might ask an obvious question; "What is my voltage?"


The Magnetic Effect of Light May Bring New Solar Power, Render Solar Cells Obsolete
April 20, 2011 | Sustainability | 
A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells.


Daily Probiotics May Reduce Cold and Flu Symptoms
April 19, 2011 | Immunity | 
Daily supplements of probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum may reduce the duration of symptoms of respiratory tract infections in male athletes, says a new study from Australia.


Broccoli Helps Clear Damaged Lungs
April 19, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Here's another reason to eat your greens. As well as helping to prevent cancer, broccoli may also help the immune system to clean harmful bacteria from the lungs. A compound found in the vegetable is now being trialled as a treatment for people with lung disease.


Don't Be Fooled By Expensive Superfoods - Foods With Highest Antioxidants Are The Cheapest
April 15, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
The top six foods with the highest antioxidant values on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale are cheaper and more readily available the more expensive alternatives with lower ORAC scores.


A Single Source That Converts Nutrients to Fuel on a Diet of Waste Water
April 14, 2011 | Sustainability | 
Algae are being put to work performing a unique double duty: cleaning up sewage waste while simultaneously producing biofuel.


Acai Juice Reduces Joint Pain and Inflammation
April 14, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
A daily glass of acai juice was associated with a reduction in joint pain measures, and this was correlated with improved blood antioxidant levels, says a new study.


The Science Behind An "Apple a Day"
April 13, 2011 | Nutrition | 
The old saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" takes on a deeper meaning when it's backed by scientific fact.


Manuka Honey Reverses Antibiotic Resistance, Treats Disease
April 13, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Manuka honey could be an efficient way to clear chronically infected wounds and could even help reverse bacterial resistance to antibiotics, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate.


Oral Products, Mouthwash, Toothpaste and Chewing Gum Cause Bad Breath and Stain Teeth
April 12, 2011 | OralHealth | 
Many people still include a daily swirl of mouthwash or even chew gum as part of their dental routine to freshen breath and fight plaque -- but could we actually be damaging our teeth in the process?


Fat Burning Benefits of Blueberries
April 12, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Blueberries have shown potential to have a positive effect on everything from aging to metabolic syndrome. Recently, a researcher from Texas Woman's University (TWU) in Denton, TX, examined whether blueberries could play a role in reducing one of the world's greatest health challenges: obesity.


Acai Prevents Hardening of The Arteries
April 8, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
Acai juice may provide anti-inflammatory benefits that offer protection from hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), according to new research.


What Citrus Fruit Protects Against Heart Attacks, Diabetes and Prevents Obesity?
April 7, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
We all know how an apple a day is supposed to keep the doctor away -- now it seems the same is true for tangerines.According to research, eating the fruit could protect against heart attacks, diabetes, high cholesterol and stroke as well as staving off obesity.


A Cup of Tea Will Increase Your Brain Power
April 4, 2011 | Antioxidants | 
A new study has suggested that drinking tea not only improves brain power, but also reduces tiredness and increases alertness, thereby improving the performance.


Why Coffee After a Fatty Meal is a Very Bad Idea
April 1, 2011 | Nutrition | 
Eating a fatty fast food meal is never good for you, but washing that meal down with a coffee is even worse, according to a new University of Guelph study.


A Positive Attitude Can Cure Illness
April 1, 2011 | Healing | 
A positive attitude on life could help you to bounce back from the challenges of ill health, suggests a new study.



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