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Chili Peppers may Aid Millions of Migraine Sufferers

Posted May 4, 2013

There appears to be a link between how the skin reacts when rubbed with chili oil and what happens in the brain during a migraine. This fact is being dived into by researchers at the world’s largest biotechnology company, Amgen Inc. so as to produce the debilitating headache’s painful symptoms.

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Reishi mushrooms may improve cancer outcomes

Posted November 7, 2012

Much is said about the health benefits of reishi mushrooms. Studies have been ongoing into its immune system enhancing and possible cancer fighting effects. Resihi mushrooms contain multiple active ingredients which include polysaccharides and triterpenes.

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More Evidence Chocolate Lowers Stroke Risk

Posted April 30, 2012

Chocolate lovers may have another reason to indulge. A new study shows that consuming chocolate on a regular basis may decrease stroke risk by 20%. New data on women studied in the Swedish Mammography Cohort found an inverse association between chocolate consumption and total stroke, as well as a trend to reduction in both hemorrhagic stroke and cerebral infarction subtypes.

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Health of Chocolate In Aromatherapy

Posted April 30, 2012

My love affair with chocolate began at a early age and as an aromatherapist I have been trying to combine both the benefits of chocolate and aromatherapy, in a natural way, for a couple of years! Although there are many products out there with synthetic chocolate aromas, some of which do resemble the aroma of chocolate quite successfully, synthetic chocolate does not have any healing properties. However, it is possible to make cosmetic aromatherapy products with natural chocolate ingredients.

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Getting to Chocolate’s Great Heart of Darkness

Posted April 30, 2012

Dark chocolate and cocoa can help to reduce blood pressure and may improve the serum lipid profile. But can chocolate actually improve cardiometabolic outcomes? The current meta-analysis finds that higher levels of chocolate consumption are associated with a reduced risk for any cardiovascular disease and of stroke in particular. These findings may change physician advice to patients regarding diet.

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Love, chocolate good for the heart, cardiologist says

Posted April 30, 2012

Being involved in a healthy, loving relationship is good for the heart, says Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist Julie Damp, M.D. There are a couple of different theories behind why that might be, Damp said.

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High Flavanol Chocolate Confirmed to Positively Impact Brain Performance

Posted April 30, 2012

Chocolate can be good for the brain at least if you eat the right kind. Chocolate in particular the dark variety is already well known for its positive effects when consumed in small quantities. Scientists have now found new evidence for another effect: Chocolate or cocoa powder containing higher amounts of so-called cocoa flavanols can positively influence brain performance in healthy middle-aged individuals in a natural way.

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Seven reasons to eat more dark chocolate

Posted April 30, 2012

More and more health reasons for eating dark chocolate keep coming in. Many will be pointed out here, then explained further in the sources indicated by numbers in parenthesis. But first, understand that organic dark chocolate brought into the market place under fair trade agreements is best.

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Flavanol rich chocolate could boost brain performance, say researchers

Posted April 30, 2012

Regular consumption of high-flavanol chocolate, could help to promote brain performance by boosting the efficiency of certain brain functions, suggests new research supported by Barry Callebaut.

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Dark Chocolate Good For Those With Advanced Heart Failure

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a study conducted by investigators at UC San Diego School of Medicine and VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), a flavonoid called epicatechin, found in dark chocolate, enhanced mitochondria structure in individuals with advanced heart failure and type 2 diabetes after 3 months. The study is published this week by the journal Clinical and Translational Science.

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