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Seniors: Minimize risk of functional losses with this vitamin

Posted August 30, 2013

Vitamin D has been in the spotlight for a number of years with evidence stacking up that the majority of all chronic, degenerative diseases are worsened by low levels of vitamin D. Research recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism evaluated nearly 2000 people aged 55 years and older for the relationship between their physical performance abilities and vitamin D levels in their blood.

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A diet based on multiple functional concepts improves cognitive performance in healthy subjects

Posted July 18, 2013

Disorders such as the metabolic syndrome (MetS), impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes, are associated with increased risk of cognitive decline. Also several of the individual key features that define the MetS, e.g. hypertension, impaired glucose regulation, dyslipidemia, obesity, and inflammation, are related to an increased risk of cognitive decline. Consequently, a diet that prevents metabolic disorders might be expected to prevent cognitive decline.

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Garlic-derived organosulfur compounds destroy food bacteria

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers are investigating the antimicrobial properties of garlic. By using infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy, scientists were able to discover garlic-derived organosulfur compounds are more powerful that garlic-derived phenols.

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Why Was This Ancient Spice Given to Slaves Building the Pyramids?

Posted April 30, 2012

Garlic has a truly astonishing number of health benefits. Green Med Info has assembled studies that list more than 150 beneficial effects that garlic can have on your health.

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Kyolic Garlic Supports Bones, Heart

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a study conducted at the University of California, there is a significant association between progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC) and reduction in bone mineral density (BMD) levels, aged garlic extract therapy with supplements (AGE+S; as Kyolic

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Natural Antifungals

Posted April 30, 2012

Candida. Yeast infection. Jock itch. Athletes foot. Thrush. Ringworm. Different words for the same beastfungus. Weve all been affected. But what do we do about it? A quick search through that big superstore we all love to avoid shows products up to $18 a tube. But do they really work? And what are the possible side effects of using them? Not to worry. There are some herbal alternatives.

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Garlic, Grape Seed, and Multivitamins May Exert Chemopreventive Effects Against Hematological Malignancies

Posted April 30, 2012

In a prospective study involving an analysis of data collected from 66,227 men and women between the ages of 50 and 76 years, out of which 588 cases of hematological malignancy were identified, high use of garlic supplements, ever use of grape seed supplements, and supplementation with multivitamins were all inversely associated with hematological malignancies.

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Aged Garlic Extract May Enhance Immune Function

Posted April 30, 2012

This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel intervention study examined the effect of aged garlic extract on immune cells.

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Aged garlic may ease cold symptoms

Posted April 30, 2012

Americans spend close to $3 billion dollars a year on over-the-counter cold medications, and roughly $400 million on prescription meds. On top of that, lost revenues from work absence are estimated at about $20 billion. Finding ways to prevent colds and flu, or to at least minimize their symptoms or duration, can save both time and money. Several botanical supplements are commonly used to prevent and treat colds. One of them is garlic, which contains multiple phytochemicals that stimulate the immune system to help fight off unwanted viruses and other germs.

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Garlic Effective in Lowering Triglyceride Levels

Posted April 30, 2012

The influence of garlic on serum lipid parameters was found to be beneficial in this meta-analysis. 26 studies were included. Serum total cholesterol (TC) and triglyceride (TG) levels in the garlic group were reduced and more effective for subjects with long-term intervention and higher baseline TC levels.

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