Foods, Supplements, and Other Lifestyle Strategies That Promote Good Vision

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Deteriorating vision is primarily a side effect of our modern lifestyle that limits our time outside in daylight

Additionally, staring at a computer screen is a common cause of blurred vision, short-sightedness, and other eye problems Continue reading

Foods, Supplements, and Other Lifestyle Strategies That Promote Good Vision

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Deteriorating vision is primarily a side effect of our modern lifestyle that limits our time outside in daylight

Additionally, Continue reading

Sugar Beets Make Hemoglobin

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Hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout your body, is found in plants, too, including sugar beets

Beet hemoglobin is nearly identical to human hemoglobin and might one day become a blood substitute Continue reading

8 Juicy Reasons to Eat More Strawberries

StrawberryWho doesn’t love strawberries?  And you don’t need any reason other than the pleasure of their sweetness to eat them every day.  But according to researchers from Oklahoma State University, there’s lots more to strawberries than the flavor.[i]

Their study was Continue reading

Scientists Discover why Honey Is Still the Best Antibiotic

honey2Conventional antibiotics are overprescribed and overconsumed. They are given out like parade candy, tossed out to anyone waving their hands. 2010 data obtained by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that a whopping 833 antibiotic prescriptions are handed out on average per every 1,000 people. Continue reading

10 Super Foods to Consume during the Fall Season

There are super foods that deserve the name. These special edibles can battle various illnesses like cancer, high cholesterol, heart disease, and other evil diseases that beset man. Blueberries, for instance, can easily knock off free radicals in the body with the powerful antioxidants that they possess. Continue reading

Black Rice

Did You Know…

… that black rice may be the new cancer-fighting super food?

Exotic black rice, though you’ve likely never tried it yourself yet, is gaining the attention of researchers as a potential new star among cancer-fighting super foods .

Researchers at Louisiana Continue reading

Certain Fruits May Be Linked to a Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

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There’s compelling evidence supporting the notion that high-fructose diets are responsible for most chronic disease; insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and obesity in particular

Many fruits are very high Continue reading

The Unhealthiest of “Health Foods”

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Many of the foods commonly considered to be “health foods” are not good for your health

Eleven of the most common unhealthy “health foods” are discussed—including fruit juices, whole grains, agave nectar, vegetable oil and sports drinks Continue reading

New Study Confirms Gingko Biloba Aids Stroke Recovery

stroke_recovery(1)A new study published in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease confirms that extracts of one of the oldest plants in existence today, the ‘living fossil’ known as Gingko biloba, protects against stroke-related neurologic deficits in human subjects.[1]

Researchers at the University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran, lead a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized controlled trial, in order to assess the efficacy of Gingko biloba on functional outcome in patients with acute stroke. In order to measure functional outcome Continue reading

Buckwheat – 9 Great Reasons to Know it, Plant it, Grow it and Eat it!

buckwheatBuckwheat from the author’s own garden.

Buckwheat is one of those plants that may be unfamiliar to most Americans. It is a staple crop in parts of China, Russia and Eastern Europe, but is less well known to U.S. food consumers.

Buckwheat is not Continue reading

Could Your Morning Coffee Ward Off Skin Cancer?

cup of coffeeIs coffee a health elixir or an addictive toxin?  The evidence goes both ways. But a study from Rutgers University now casts another vote for the health benefits of coffee.  It finds that in addition to drinking that morning cup, you may even want to bathe in some coffee as a way of preventing harmful sun damage or skin cancer. Continue reading

Got Prunes? Drop the Milk for This Exceptional Bone Builder

plumAsk anyone to name the one food that is best for building strong bones and you will, of course, hear overwhelmingly that it is milk. But not so fast – when it comes to improving bone health in postmenopausal women — and people of all ages for that matter — one researcher says prunes are a superstar for preventing fractures and osteoporosis. Continue reading

Suffering from Depression? You’re Not Alone

depDepression is a major health issue in this country, impacting 20% of Americans at some point in their lives. What’s interesting, though, is that it appears many cases may be avoided, or at least limited, by making lifestyle changes.

As the factors of depression are examined more closely, increasing amounts of preventative measures are coming to light. Providing therapeutic opportunities existing beyond pharmaceutical and psychological treatments, these factors can play Continue reading

Astaxanthin An All-Natural Brain Booster

astaThe Antioxidant that’s 800x more Powerful Than CoQ10

Discover how this powerhouse antioxidant may
help treat chronic disease, support optimal cardiovascular function and… make your skin glow in the process!

When the words anti-aging, longevity and wellness are attached to a health supplement or product, the buzzword antioxidant is sure to follow.  As a label-savvy consumer, you don’t want to get hoodwinked by the hype.  Continue reading