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Iron deficiency increases stroke risk by making blood sticky

Posted February 20, 2014

More than 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke every year, resulting in almost 6 million deaths. Now, new research from Imperial College London in the UK finds that iron deficiency could increase a person’s risk of stroke by making the blood sticky.

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Dietary spirulina reduces copper toxicity, improves blood and growth

Posted January 30, 2014

Copper is a naturally occurring free metal. The body uses this metal for a variety of actions and regulates proper amounts. Too much copper taxes the kidneys and liver and can be detrimental. The right amount is essential. A certain blue-green algae called spirulina has been found to reduce copper toxicity and improve blood and growth in fish. This modulating action, as seen in this fish study, effectively eliminates excess copper obtained through overloaded water, soil and air. This study could translate to helping people with toxic amounts of copper in their body.

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Study shows zinc protects blood-brain barrier from effects of aluminum

Posted January 26, 2014

Although many things remain unknown about the roles that zinc and aluminum play in the human brain, one thing is certain: high aluminum concentrations lead to brain damage.

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Coffee may be Good for Blood Circulation

Posted November 30, 2013

Love your cup of coffee? Here is one more reason to love it even more – a recent research reveals coffee may have beneficial effects on circulation. The Japanese study, presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2013 in Dallas, found that caffeinated coffee improves circulation in small blood vessels of healthy individuals, as compared to decaffeinated coffee.

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Believe it or not, some Allergies may lead to Blood Cancer

Posted November 27, 2013

It has been unclear why there may be an association between allergies and blood cancer in women and not men. Allergy sufferers are generally miserable during an allergic attack. The medications on the market to help deal with allergies often make people feel run down and tired. Efforts are often made to identify and avoid allergens and to find natural remedies to help prevent allergies. New research which points to a possible link between allergies and blood cancer in women highlights the urgent need to investigate the cause of allergies and manners in which allergies can be prevented much more aggressively.

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Eating Blueberries Quickly Improves Blood Flow

Posted November 20, 2013

Blueberries are already touted as a healthy, antioxidant rich super food. With many studies on berries and cancer and other disease states, a new study has now also found that blueberry flavinoids improve vascular function. No wonder blueberry consumption has jumped 300 percent!

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Health Benefits and Side Effects of Blood Donation

Posted October 17, 2013

Blood donation does not have any major side effects, but there are several benefits. Blood donation improves heart health, reduces cancer risk and burns calories. The health benefits of blood donation are listed. The donor’s body immediately begins to replenish the lost red blood cells within 48 hours of blood donation. This process of replenishment can help the body stay healthy and work more efficiently.

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Antioxidants in Blood Tied to Better Cognition

Posted September 26, 2013

Blood concentrations of some antioxidative micronutrients were positively associated with executive function and visuopractical skills, researchers reported here. Among healthy patients, plasma concentrations of non-provitamin A were positively and significantly associated with executive function, before and after adjustment for body mass index (BMI), smoking status, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiac disease (Beta=0.086, P<0.05), according to Abhijit Sen, MSc, of the Medical University Graz in Austria, and colleagues.

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Natural methods and recipes for cleansing liver and blood

Posted August 14, 2013

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. A multitasking organ, the liver filters and purifies blood, aids in the production of glutathione which is essential in recycling antioxidants, turns sunlight to vitamin D3, and helps produce bile, among many other tasks. To help this vital organ function in its optimum level, cleansing and detoxification is called for. Experts say with natural cleansing, digestion and metabolism can be improved; health threats from liver congestion may also be prevented and blood can be further purified.

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Resveratrol may support healthy blood circulation in obese adults: Study

Posted June 11, 2013

Daily supplements of resveratrol may boost blood flow and support heart health, says a new study using DSM’s Resvida product.

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