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HIV Treatment Via Geranium Extracts: Natural Way To Fight Infection, Inhibit Replication

Posted January 31, 2014

German researchers have found that geranium extracts can inhibit HIV type 1 by preventing the virus from invading human cells, raising the possibility that the next big thing in AIDS prevention may be found in your own backyard.

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How a Flower May Stop Melanoma

Posted April 13, 2013

Melanoma may be the least common form of skin cancer, but it also is the most deadly. Now scientists have discovered how a trumpet-like flower may hold the secret to stopping the disease. Could a flower help fight skin cancer? At Texas Biomedical Research Institute, a team of researchers has announced they have discovered how a substance called gossypin, which has been isolated from the hibiscus plant (H. vitifolius), may fight a deadly form of skin cancer.

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Flower power may be answer to itchy problem

Posted June 25, 2012

Sunflowers may hold the solution to a problem which gets under the skin of millions of Australians every year. Skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, rosacea and the lesser-known Netherton Syndrome pose an itchy problem for many sufferers world-wide, but a group of researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are looking at ways to soothe the problem – with tiny proteins called peptides, found in sunflowers.

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Edible Flowers

Posted May 28, 2012

The benefits of integrating flowering plants into a vegetable garden are numerous: they attract bees and other insects to pollinate and predate on common pests, fragrant flowers and flowering herbs help confuse and repel some harmful insect pests, and an exceptionally diverse range of flowers that can be harvested for pot-pourri, herb teas, aromatherapy, cut flowers and also for food.

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Study Says Focussing on Healthiness can Help You Make Better Food Choices

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a recent research, food choices can be influenced by a simple shifting of attention towards the healthy side of life. And that shift may provide strategies to help us all make healthier choices-not just in terms of the foods we eat, but in other areas, like whether or not we pick up a cigarette.

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Long Journey From Field to Plate Worsens Food Illness Outbreaks

Posted April 30, 2012

The recent listeria outbreak from cantaloupe demonstrates one likely cause of large-scale occurrences of serious illnesses linked to tainted food: the long and winding road what we eat takes from farm to fork.

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Hidden health benefits of Christmas food

Posted April 30, 2012

Christmas food is always believed to be high in fat and calories, but a closer look has revealed some of its hidden health benefits too. For example, a turkey, which is the classic Christmas roast, contains high levels of protein but without the quantities of saturated fat in red meat, and it also has lower cholesterol levels than chicken, pork or beef. It is good for children as it contains selenium and zinc to help growth and development plus vitamins B3 and B6, the Daily Express reported.

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How Foods Fight Cancer

Posted April 30, 2012

Did your mother ever tell you to eat your vegetables? Well, she was right! Healthy vegetarian foods are a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer. Fruits and vegetables contain a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals that protect the body. Building a plant-based (or vegan) diet from fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains can help prevent some cancers and improve the survival rates of people who have cancer.

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Mushrooms contain vitamin d2, but not all mushrooms are the same

Posted April 30, 2012

Katherine M. Phillips of Virginia Tech and colleagues tested a variety of mushrooms to determine the amount of vitamin d2 or ergocalciferol in these foods collected nationwide.

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Raw organic foods have stronger ‘energy field’ than cooked or pasteurized conventional foods

Posted April 30, 2012

Food is food, some might claim, and it does not really matter whether or not it is cooked or raw, conventional or organic. The nutritive value remains the same regardless. Or does it? A recent report from Activist Post explains that, based on analysis using a technique known as Kirlian photography, researchers have discovered that the energy fields surrounding raw, organic produce are stronger and more uniform than the energy fields surrounding cooked, conventional produce.

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