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The Most Potent B Vitamin That Combats Infections Better Than Antibiotics Ever Could
August 30, 2012 | Antioxidants | J.Summerly
The Nicotinamide form of vitamin B3 is one of the most potent of blood B vitamins, absorbing four times more into the blood than any other vitamin. Cedars-Sinai researchers have discovered that the vitamin has the potential to provide a powerful weapon to fight superbugs and antibiotic-resistant staph infections that health experts see as a threat to public health.


Natural Healing Remedies: 10 Foods That Fight Inflammation And Pain
August 27, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
Some of the best healing remedies to overcome inflammation also taste fabulous which can't really be stated about prescription medications. Moreover, foods won't cause the nasty side effects common to most pain medications. Here are ten amazing foods that fight inflammation and pain.


One Powerhouse Spice That Is 100 Percent Natural and Gives a Smooth Soft Complexion
August 26, 2012 | Antioxidants | Editor
With all the benefits that turmeric has to offer us, why do we continue to use medications? This brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent due largely to its anti-inflammatory action. Here's a great formula and remedy for soft, smooth and bright complexion.


Olive Oil Boosts The Function of Blood Vessels, But Beware Of The Source
August 24, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
These days, we must be very cautious of the type of olive oil we purchase since the largest majority use fillers and many are not olive oil at all. However, there is no doubting the benefits of quality olive oil to our cardiovascular system and health. Supplementing the diet with olive oil may improve the function of cells lining blood vessels in people with atherosclerosis, says a new study from the US and Italy.


Apple Peels More Effective Than Superfoods At Decreasing High Blood Pressure
August 22, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
Eating an apple a day without removing the peel definitely keeps disease at bay. Canadian scientists have found that the fruit is more effective than other "superfoods" including green tea and blueberries as a source of antioxidants and chemical compounds called flavonoids that combat potentially life-threatening conditions.


Vitamin D Supplementation Decreases Risk of Winter Respiratory Infections By 50 Percent
August 22, 2012 | Sunlight | Editor
Supplementation with vitamin D has been shown to slash the risk of winter time respiratory infection by half, according to a new randomised trial.


Researchers Aim To Change Our Behavior By Modifying Flavours in Supplements and Drugs
August 21, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Chocolate, berries, and tea could be naturally modifying your mood, according to new research that reveals certain compounds found in foods bear 'striking' similarity to chemicals used in mood stabilizing drugs.


Hot Chili Peppers: A Fiery Food For That's Even Good For Your Heart
August 20, 2012 | Antioxidants | M.Torres
Is there anything chili peppers are not good for? Capsaicin in red chilis have been found to demonstrate a wide range of benefits for the human body including metabolism, weight loss, cancer, and even sore throats. Some people may even gravitate towards hot, spicy foods for a reason...their health. More research is finding that chili pepper compounds have a much healthier effect on cardiovascular systems than previously thought.


Simple Solar Ovens Make Fears of Global Fresh Water Scarcity a Non-Issue
August 20, 2012 | NaturalLiving | Editor
"Projects 'for the 90%' mostly fall somewhere between two extremes: charity and business," designer Gabriele Diamanti tells Co.Design. "Neither was my inspiration!" Instead, spurred on by his own extensive travel and friendsí involvement in NGOs, he developed a fascination with global water scarcity as a graduate student at Milan Polytechnic in 2005; he recently decided to pursue his interest again and the result is Eliodomestico, an open-source variation on a solar still.


The 12 Most Absurd Sex Myths
August 19, 2012 | Sex | R.Kareem
Sex is a never ending topic for discussion. Just when you think you know it all, you realize there's so much more to know. False or inaccurate information about sex is everywhere now. In the papers, your bedroom, on the streets. Somebody always has a tip that is just little more than promoting a myth. If you had plans on repeating some doubtful information about sex, here are a few real tips dispel popular sex myths so you can at least hold your chin up high in your discussions without embarrassing yourself.


Broccoli-Based Medicine Against Cancer: Only Nature Can Do The Job
August 19, 2012 | Antioxidants | N.Longo
Nature's army of organiosulfur compounds which exhibits anticancer, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial properties, are being harnessed by scientists to give women a fighting chance against breast cancer, something prescription medication has failed to do for so many victims of the disease.


11 Natural Home Remedies To Treat Acne
August 19, 2012 | Healing | Editor
Tired of the regular zits that keep popping up every now and then? You can bid adieu to a pimple here and there by following these simple and natural home remedies with lime juice being one of the most powerful ingredients in many recipes.


Tumeric Stops Deadly Mosquito Virus
August 17, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Evidence has been accumulating that tumeric, that brightly colored relative of ginger, is a promising disease-preventive agent. The popular spice turmeric packs more than just flavor -- it shows promise in fighting devastating viruses, Mason researchers recently discovered.


Could Nuts Boost Semen Quality?
August 17, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Consuming walnuts every day could help to improve the quality of semen in young men, according to new research data.


Positive Encouragement and Constructive Criticism Lead To Poor Decision Making
August 16, 2012 | Memory | Editor
People who give positive encouragement and constructive criticism could be wasting their breath according to the latest research from a psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London.


Levels of Vitamins In Blood Has A Radical Effect on Physical Performance of Teens
August 14, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
The levels of iron and vitamins in blood may have a radical effect on the physical performance of adolescents, according to new research.


A Simple Way To Remove Splinters With Baking Soda
August 13, 2012 | Healing | A.McCarthy
A splinter is an partially or fully embedded piece of wood, glass, metal or any foreign body in the skin. The typical response to a splinter is to squeeze the skin to try and get it out with a tweezer. This often results in embedding it further into the skin and if it's brittle, it often breaks into smaller pieces. Here is an easy, fairly pain-free way to remove a splinter without further aggravating the skin.


Low Vitamin D Levels Common In Critically Ill Children
August 8, 2012 | Sunlight | Editor
Vitamin D deficiency is very common among children with critical illnesses, and it is associated with worse outcomes, according to new research.


Magnesium Reduces Your Risk of Cancer
August 7, 2012 | Antioxidants | A.McCarthy
Increased intakes of magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, says a new meta-analysis from Imperial College London and Wageningen University.


Is Your Fish Healthy? A Simple Rule of Thumb Applies
August 2, 2012 | Sustainability | Editor
When ordering seafood, the options are many and so are some of the things you might consider in what you order. Is your fish healthy? Is it safe? Is it endangered? Is it genetically modified? Is it organic or conventionally farmed? While there are many services and rankings offered to help you decide -- there's even an iPhone app -- a group of researchers have found a simple rule of thumb applies.


Many With Gluten Intolerance Avoid Diagnosis, Move Towards Gluten Free Foods For Relief
August 2, 2012 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
Millions have been diagnosed with celiac disease, but around just as many are unaware that they have it, a Mayo Clinic-led analysis of the conditionís prevalence has found. Meanwhile, 1.6 million people in the United States are on a gluten-free diet even though they havenít been diagnosed with celiac disease, according to the study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Gastroenterology. This suggests more people are indifferent about diagnosis and becoming more concerned about how food makes them feel.


Excess Maternal Iodine Linked to Thyroid Problems in Newborns
August 1, 2012 | Nutrition | Editor
Obtaining your iodine from natural sources in food is essential to overall health. However, over supplementation with iodine during pregnancy could lead to the development of congenital hypothyroidism in newborns, according new clinical case data.


Consuming Large Amounts of This Mineral Reduces Cancer Risk By 67 Percent
August 1, 2012 | Antioxidants | P.Bee
Who would have thought that the earth beneath our feet could be to blame for health woes ranging from heart disease to thyroid problems to cancer? Yet thatís the view of some experts who say levels of selenium, a mineral essential for good health, are so low in soil in Europe that itís affecting the food chain, diets and, ultimately, the risk of disease.



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