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Archive for August, 2012

Garlic extracts prevent oxidative stress, hypertrophy and apoptosis in cardiomyocytes: a role for nitric oxide and hydrogen sulfide

Posted August 31, 2012

In ancient times, plants were recognized for their medicinal properties. Later, the arrival of synthetic drugs pushed it to the backstage. However, from being merely used for food, plants are now been widely explored for their therapeutic value. The current study explores the potential of skin and flesh extracts from a hard-necked Rocambole variety of purple garlic in preventing cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and cell death.

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Homeopathic Medicines for Arthritis

Posted August 31, 2012

Sir William Osler, known as the “Father of Modern Medicine,” once said, “When an arthritis patient walks in the front door, I feel like leaving by the back door.” There is one simple reason that Dr. Osler and many other conventional physicians since him have difficulty facing arthritic patients: there is little that conventional medicine offers them. The lucky ones get temporary relief along with drug side effects; the unlucky ones only get the side effects.

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Probiotics fight irritable bowel syndrome

Posted August 31, 2012

Asieh Hosseini of Razi Institute for Drug Research in Tehran, Iran and colleagues reviewed the efficacy of probiotics in treating irritable bowel syndrome and found probiotics help fight the digestive system disorder for sure.

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Beetroot juice boosts ‘high intensity’ sports performance, scientist suggests

Posted August 31, 2012

The lead author of a July study assessing the effects of beetroot juice on cycling performance tells BeverageDaily.com further research is needed to assess its efficacy at different levels of exercise intensity and duration.

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Nutrient Intake Reduces Sperm DNA Damage in Older Men

Posted August 31, 2012

Older men who consume higher amounts of certain micronutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc have less DNA damage to their sperm, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Fertility and Sterility.

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Importance of B3 vitamin for digestion, muscle development, sex and stress hormones

Posted August 31, 2012

Niacin, or vitamin B3, is an important member of the B-complex of vitamins. As with the other B vitamins, niacin plays an important role in energy production through the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. B3 also promotes proper nervous, digestive, and muscle system functions. Niacin is also necessary for the formation of numerous sex and stress hormones as well as red blood cells.

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New Natural Tooth Care Remedies Discovered

Posted August 31, 2012

Taking care of our teeth is one of the first things taught to children in regards to performing self-help programs for a healthy lifestyle. Although most of the time, the use of chemicals in the form of toothpaste and mouthwash are often used to accomplish this important task, recently, new and more natural methods have been discovered by medical research.

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Healthy living into old age can add up to 6 years to your life

Posted August 31, 2012

Living a healthy lifestyle into old age can add five years to women’s lives and six years to men’s, finds a study from Sweden published in the British Medical Journal today.

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Fruits and Vegetables May Reduce Symptoms of Asthma

Posted August 31, 2012

In a randomized controlled trial including 137 asthmatic adults, researchers observed that intake of carotenoids may improve clinical asthma outcomes.

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How milk chocolate might cut stroke risk for men

Posted August 31, 2012

Eating dark chocolate has been suggested to have benefits for heart health. But now a Swedish study shows men who consume moderate amounts of milk chocolate weekly appear to have a lower chance of stroke compared to men who don’t eat any chocolate.

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