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Archive for March, 2013

Happy Easter

Posted March 31, 2013

Praktikos Institute would like to wish you and your families a happy and joyous Easter holiday.

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Healthy living: Vital vitamins

Posted March 31, 2013

When you are diagnosed as vitamin deficient, is it enough to simply pop a multivitamin tablet? The answer is no. In fact multivitamin pills — if taken without appropriate prescriptions — can be damaging in the long run. The best way to defeat the deficiency is through a change in your diet. Looking for vitamin boosters? Well, here you go.

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Monosaturated fats reduce metabolic syndrome risk

Posted March 31, 2013

Canola oil and high-oleic canola oils can lower abdominal fat when used in place of other selected oil blends, according to a team of American and Canadian researchers. The researchers also found that consuming certain vegetable oils may be a simple way of reducing the risk of metabolic syndrome, which affects about one in three U.S. adults and one in five Canadian adults.

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Herbal & Nutritional Programs for the Cold Season

Posted March 31, 2013

Herbal and nutritional supplements have a long tradition of use in treating and preventing illness during the cold season. Colds and flus, coughs, sore throats and congestion all can respond favorably to natural medicine. There is, however, confusion as to which remedy to take, when to take it, and the length of time it should be used. This question is often asked: How do you combine an herbal remedy with other nutritional supplements for maximum effectiveness?

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Melatonin Reduces Oxidative Stress in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Posted March 31, 2013

In a study involving 16 patients with MS with secondary clinical form of MS (SPMS) and 13 healthy controls, supplementation with melatonin (10 mg/d for 30 days) was found to be associated with statistically significant increases in SOD, GPx, and a decrease in MDA in erythrocytes.

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Drink Boiled Greek Coffee and Live Long

Posted March 31, 2013

Do you wish to improve your cardiovascular health and live a long life? Sip a cup of Greek coffee! The caffeine present in the Greek coffee is the key to a healthy and long life.

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Kyowa’s citicoline shows benefits for people with mild vascular cognitive impairment

Posted March 31, 2013

Daily supplements of citicoline may help prevent further declines in mental function in elderly people with mild vascular cognitive impairment, says a new study from Italy.

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The #1 Deficiency Damaging Your Brain

Posted March 31, 2013

Did you know that 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease — and that nearly half of all individuals over the age of 80 suffer from this devastating condition? Alzheimer’s is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and is expected to cost our healthcare system roughly $200 billion dollars in 2012. Did you know that correcting a simple nutrient deficiency that affects an estimated 1 in 2 older individuals could significantly reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia?

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A super weed with powerful nutrition

Posted March 31, 2013

The thought of eating nettles might alarm you, as this plant is especially painful with even the slightest brush up against it. But drying or cooking takes all the fight out of it and what is left is quite an amazing super food. It is one of the first greens to emerge in the spring. It is a common garden ‘weed’ that grows throughout most of North America and in most places it is coming out right now (March/April)

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Turmeric equals exercise in its ability to prevent aging

Posted March 31, 2013

A chemical that naturally occurs in turmeric root appears to protect the heart from aging as much as moderate aerobic exercise, according to a trio of studies conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan.

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