10 Reasons You Should Include Raisins In Your Diet

raisinsRaisins are one of the most well known and versatile dried fruits available today. Raisins were produced in Persia and Egypt and were even mentioned in the Old Testament. It is not only tasty additions to cookies and cakes, but also provide several health benefits.

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Green Tea Linked to Decreased Risk for Dementia

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People who drank green tea one to six days a week had less mental decline and a lower risk of dementia than non-tea drinkers

The epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) in green tea is Continue reading

Four Important Fat-Soluble Vitamins

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Four important fat-soluble vitamins are A, D, E, and K. Vitamins A, D, and K cooperate synergistically, not only with each other but also with essential minerals like magnesium

Magnesium, calcium, vitamin D3, or vitamin K2 also work in tandem, Continue reading

Could a Hug a Day Keep Infection Away?

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People who had greater social support and more frequent hugs were less likely to “catch” a cold after they were exposed to the virus

Hugs were responsible for about one-third of the protective effect Continue reading

What’s New and Beneficial About Brussels Sprouts?

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Brussels sprouts help activate cancer-fighting enzyme systems in your body

Brussels sprouts help support both Phase 1 and Phase 2 detoxification

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Ginger’s Many Evidence-Based Health Benefits Revealed

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Ginger has broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-parasitic properties, to name just several of its more than 40 pharmacological actions

Ginger is anti-inflammatory, making it valuable for Continue reading

Pine Cone Seeds Known as Pine Nuts

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that a simple seed used since Paleolithic times has astounding health benefits for weight loss, heart health, vision, and anti-aging?      Most modern people don’t recognize the seeds of pine cones as a superfood, but our Paleolithic ancestors certainly may have—they relied on these seeds Continue reading

Mainstream Media Attacks Multivitamins in Yet Another Example of Quack Science Catapulted Into the News by Pharma Interests

multiToday the mainstream media is gleefully reporting findings they mistakenly believe show all multivitamins to be worthless at preventing disease. “Case Closed: Multivitamins Should Not Be Used,” declares Forbes. “New studies dispel multivitamin myths,” reports NBC News. And CBS News shouts, “case is closed” after studies find no health Continue reading

Magnesium—the Missing Link to Better Health

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An estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in magnesium. The health consequences of deficiency can be quite significant, and can be aggravated by many, if not most, drug treatments

Magnesium performs a wide array of biological functions, including Continue reading

Long Term Cholesterol Drug Use Doubles Risk of Breast Cancer

breast cancer drugsA new study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention indicates that women who are long-term users of statin drugs have between 83-143% increased risk of breast cancer.[1]

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Statins Shown to Nullify Benefits of Exercise

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Exercise is a foundational strategy to naturally maintain healthy cholesterol levels and optimize your heart health. However, research now shows that if you take a statin drug, you’re likely to forfeit any and all health benefits of your exercise

Volunteers taking a statin improved their fitness by just 1.5 percent, Continue reading

Vitamin D and Omega-3 for Brain and Heart Health

For years every major drug company in the world has been locked in a bitter battle to bring the first Alzheimer’s disease cure to the market — with a profit potential that’s been estimated at more than $20 billion a year.

Well, that market may have suddenly just shrunk to ZERO. That’s because a team of remarkable California researchers may have discovered the first great Alzheimer’s breakthrough of Continue reading

Muscle Preservation

Andreas was a world-class bodybuilder who, by all appearances, was in the best shape of his life. His body was teeming with muscles and there was hardly an ounce of fat on him — he made the Incredible Hulk look like a beanpole.

And at 31 years of age, he did something that no 31-year-old should ever do — he died suddenly.

Years of bodybuilding supplements meant to enhance his performance and appearance had laid waste to his body. Continue reading

Reduce Memory Loss with Luteolin Found In Celery

The health benefits of celery are often overlooked because it is generally thought of as “crunchy water” and assumed to have no nutritional value.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Celery belongs to the Apiaceae / Umbellerifereae family and there are records its cultivation in Egypt, Europe and the Mediterranean as far back as 1323 BC when Pharaoh Tutankhamen was entombed with celery leaf garlands.

In the United States alone, more than one billion pounds of celery are harvested each year, primarily in Michigan and Florida. Continue reading

Five Ways Astragalus Helps your Body Heal Itself

With a healing reputation in Eastern medicine that’s already thousands of years old, the astragalus herb, renowned for its ability to deeply strengthen the immune system, is becoming even more widely used in Western treatments as well.

Derived from a perennial plant native to China, Mongolia and Korea, the plant’s root is dried, prepared into a tincture, tablet or topical treatment, and applied as a natural remedy for all kinds of health conditions, from fatigue, ulcers and liver toxicity, to diabetes, blood pressure and circulation, and even cancer. Continue reading