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Researchers Discover Effective Natural Anticavity Herb
As a natural traditional Chinese medicine, Galla chinensis has been widely used since ancient times for its astringency, stypticity, detoxification, and antibacterial activity. In a new finding, researchers in China report that active ingredients in the herb could one day lead to natural anti­cavity products.


75 Percent of Reishi Supplements Don't Actually Contain Reishi Mushroom
Only a quarter of 19 supplement products labeled as Reishi mushroom purchased in the U.S. could be verified as genuine Reishi mushroom, says a new study that highlights quality issues in the category.


Yerba Mate Enhances Cellular Energy and Metabolism
In South America, Yerba Mate has been grown and taken medicinally for centuries. Researchers have shown that use of the herb over an extended period had significant effects on body weight and weight gain and was associated with lower levels of blood lipids and insulin in obese mice fed a high-fat diet.


Hearing Opinions Spoken Aloud Humanizes Person Behind It
Specific aspects of speech, such as intonation and frequent pauses, may serve as cues that humanize the people who are speaking, making them seem more intellectual and emotionally warm than those whose opinions are written.


5 Types Of Dry Coughs And How To Treat Them Naturally
Coughs are one of the most common complaints seen by doctors and exact causes are only found for less than 50 percent of conditions. Coughs are mainly a protective reflex to remove foreign bodies, mucus or irritants and a primary respiratory reflex for inflammation. Knowing which type of cough is ailing you is the first step in addressing a solution. Here are 5 types of common dry coughs, their symptoms and how to treat them naturally.


Eating This One Food Strengthens Beneficial Brainwave Frequencies
A new study by researchers at Loma Linda University Health has found that eating nuts on a regular basis strengthens brainwave frequencies associated with cognition, healing, learning, memory and other key brain functions.


Stevia - A Natural Alternative For Your Metabolism
Stevia's health benefits go beyond sugar reduction -- it could also be a natural alternative for treating metabolic disorders, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, say researchers. If you're determined to sweeten your foods and beverages, consider using this amazing natural herb.


This Combination of Coffee and Coconut Oil Speeds Up Weight Loss
Like it or not, caffeine holds a prominent spot in the modern-day diet. Be it coffee, green tea, regular tea or even energy drinks, they all contain caffeine and are harbingers of many health benefits. Mixing this one oil with your daily joe could change your metabolism.


Do Ketogenic Diets Prevent Inflammation?
Ketogenic diets -- extreme low-carbohydrate, high-fat regimens that have long been known to benefit epilepsy and other neurological illnesses -- may work by lowering inflammation in the brain, according to new research by UC San Francisco scientists.


Do Avocados and Olive Oil Increase Your Intelligence?
Consumption of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), found in olive oil, avocados and nuts, is linked to general intelligence according to a recent study in Neuroimage.


Here's Why Forgetting Things Actually Makes You Smarter
You're probably thinking you're a genius right? Well, you know those people who always boast about having a perfect memory? Maybe they shouldn't, because having total recall is totally overrated. That's according to a new paper in the journal Neuron, which concludes that forgetting things is not just normal, it actually makes us smarter.


The People's Power Could Cut Electric Bills By 50 Percent
Millions of people already sell electricity from solar panels back into the grid. New battery technology makes it increasingly practical for neighbors to store and share electricity.


Cardiovascular Failure 12 Times More Prevalent In Those With Vitamin D Deficiency
More trials are needed to test vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of heart disease, say researchers behind a new study showing heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency.


Contrary To Popular Belief, Dietary Calcium Does Not Prevent Bone Loss
Dairy products, specifically milk is one of the beverages still aggressively pushed as a health promoting food, especially relating to strong bones. However, Bone Mineral Density (BMD) and rates of bone loss showed no association with dietary calcium intake in men, according to a recent study in British Journal of Nutrition.


Walnuts Keep You Feeling Full By Lighting Up The Brain
Perhaps their brain-like shape should have been a giveaway. Scientists in Boston have shown that eating walnuts lights up a part of the brain associated with hunger and cravings. The good news is that instead of making us crave calories, walnuts appear to help make us feel full.


To Restore Soils We Need To Feed The Microbes
Our soils are in trouble. Over the past century, we've abused them with plowing, tilling and too much fertilizer. What many think of as "just dirt" is actually an incredibly complex mixture of rock-derived minerals, plant-derived organic matter, dissolved nutrients, gases and a rich food web of interacting organisms.



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