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Archive for February, 2014

Walking the Path of Herbalism

Posted February 28, 2014

The secret of herbalism lies in the fact that we all become medicine when we give ourselves to the purpose of healing and nurturing. Taking the path to herbalism means embracing your role as a healer and taking the necessary steps to expand your education.

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Blueberry-Based Formula Boosts Brain Skills

Posted February 28, 2014

A persistent and common fear among aging adults is the decline and/or loss of the abilities to think, remember, and learn. Paula C Bickford, from the University of South Florida (Florida, USA), and colleagues have developed a formulation containing extracts from blueberries and green tea combined with vitamin D3 and amino acids – notably carnosine.

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Hair colorants and the cancer connection – Protect yourself with these natural alternatives

Posted February 28, 2014

As a culture obsessed with youth and beauty, it’s easy to fall into the trap of using hair dyes to cover those telltale gray hairs. However, using these commercial products is risky since the chemical formulations are linked with a range of cancers. Even so-called ‘natural’ dyes can compromise health. Where do we turn? With a measure of creativity and knowledge, do-it-yourself hair color can give you glossy, rich locks without the drawbacks of pre-made colorants.

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Magnesium consumption linked to lower risk of hip fractures

Posted February 28, 2014

A higher intake of magnesium may reduce the risk of hip fractures, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and published in the journal Bone. Researchers from the Universities of Bergen, Tromso, Trondheim and Oslo also collaborated in the study, which was funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

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Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions on Homeopathic Medicine

Posted February 28, 2014

What is Homeopathy Anyway? Homeopathic medicine is a natural pharmaceutical science that uses various plants, minerals or animals in very small dose to stimulate the sick person’s natural defenses. The medicines are individually chosen for their ability to cause in overdose the similar symptoms the person is experiencing. “Homoios” in Greek means similar and “pathos” means disease or suffering.

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Strawberries show significant heart health benefits: Human data

Posted February 28, 2014

Daily consumption of strawberries may improve blood lipid levels and platelet function in healthy subjects, says a new study from Italy that supports the heart health benefits of the fruit.

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Sprouting garlic packed with heart-healthy antioxidants, say researchers

Posted February 28, 2014

Old garlic bulbs that have grown ‘sprouts’ are often considered past their prime, however new research suggests these aging bulbs have higher levels of heart-healthy antioxidants than their fresh counterparts.

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Brain cells may be changed by learning new ideas

Posted February 28, 2014

Function determines brain structure in the same way as structure determines function. What this means is the human brain always has potential for change and negativistic views by psychiatrists that people whom they label as suffering from mental illness have fixed structural defects in the brain represent a backwards view of the potential of the human brain to be nurtured not just by good nutrition, but also by learning, and move forward.

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Study Finds You Can Take These Vitamins to Reduce Workplace Stress

Posted February 28, 2014

A case of the Mondays. TGIF. Hostile work environment. More and more, we are developing phrases to encapsulate the amount of workplace stress Americans seem to be experiencing on an ever-increasing basis. But one family of nutrients may be able to help.

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Supplement added to a standard diet improves health and prolongs life in mice

Posted February 28, 2014

Activating a protein called sirtuin 1 extends lifespan, delays the onset of age-related metabolic diseases, and improves general health in mice. The findings, which appear online February 27 in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports, point to a potentially promising strategy for improving health and longevity.

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