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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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Pets join in on the organic food trend

Posted April 30, 2012

These days, our pets may be eating better than we are. Big-box pet stores and precious pet boutique shelves are increasingly stocked with gourmet edibles that are corn-free, wheat-free, locally sourced, byproduct-free, free-range, minimally processed and raw. Many come with homey, inviting labels, and some look palatable even for humans. At Petco, a number of locations now have a wood-floored store-within-a-store for natural foods.

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Best Brain Foods for Kids to Increase Memory and Fuel Busy School Days

Posted April 30, 2012

With the school year back in session, parents should feed their kids the best brain foods to help them sustain their energy and help them succeed at school, while also creating healthy habits that can last a lifetime.

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4 natural food cures: Eat your way to good health

Posted April 30, 2012

Alternative medicine is not so alternative these days, as four out of 10 adults are now turning to natural remedies to help with certain health problems. TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer lets us in on her favorite natural cures. The best part: They’re all things you get to eat!

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Foods Which Are Neuroprotective

Posted April 30, 2012

Ageing is a phenomenon which is natural as well as irreversible. How fast one ages or, how long youthfulness is retained is determined largely by the activities of an individual and the type of food one consumes. Sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy foods containing empty calories contribute to accelerated ageing. Increased physical activity coupled with foods rich in nutrients can slow down the process of ageing.

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Confirming The Link Between Fast Food And Depression

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a recent study headed by scientists from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the University of Granada, eating commercial baked goods (fairy cakes, croissants, doughnuts, etc.) and fast food (hamburgers, hotdogs and pizza) is linked to depression.

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Vegetarian diet may protect against common bowel disorder

Posted April 30, 2012

Vegetarians are a third less likely to get a common bowel disorder (diverticular disease) than their meat eating counterparts, finds a new study published in the British Medical Journal today.

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