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Goji berries protect against the flu in new study

Posted December 16, 2013

Since current flu vaccines do not completely protect against influenza infection, researchers have been looking for alternative measures. Now, a new mouse study has shown that older mice are given extra protection from the flu with a diet that incorporates goji berries.

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Discover the healing power of goji berries

Posted October 9, 2013

With the superfood movement in full force, it sometimes becomes difficult to know which ones you should be incorporating into your diet on a daily basis to strive for optimal health. What is not in question, however, is the healing power of goji berries and the fact that they are at the top of the list for superfood healing powers and should be consumed on a consistent basis for optimal health.

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Neuroprotective goji berry offers new hope in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease

Posted June 26, 2013

Promising research on goji berry (Lycium barbarum) has shown a positive correlation between consumption of the fruit and neuroprotective benefits that minimize the ravaging effects of Alzheimer’s. These findings give a ray of hope to the over 4.5 million Americans who suffer from the disease. A staple in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), goji is an exceptional superfood that safeguards the health of both body and mind.

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Nestlé research suggests goji berry’s immune promise

Posted August 16, 2012

A combination of milk protein and wolfberry (goji berry) fruit could help boost the immune function of elderly people by strengthening their ability to fight certain infections, according to new data from Nestlé.

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Five easy ways to add goji berries to your diet for enhanced nutrition, trace minerals and longevity

Posted July 20, 2012

I’ve been eating goji berries on an almost daily basis for at least six years. They’ve been part of Chinese Medicine for over 5,000 years, and they’re super dense in antioxidants, trace minerals, carotenoids and other health-promoting phytonutrients. But a lot of people don’t know how to really incorporate them into their diets! So below, you’ll discover five easy ways to eat more goji berries and experience their extraordinary health benefits for yourself.

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Ancient berry could fight diabetic blindness

Posted June 5, 2012

The ancient Tibetan goji berry could help fight blindness caused by long-term diabetes according to studies conducted by University of Sydney researchers. Faculty of Pharmacy researchers have conducted in vitro tests investigating the potential power of the berry which is now a popular natural remedy.

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Grape seed extract kills head and neck cancer cells, leaves healthy cells unharmed

Posted April 30, 2012

Nearly 12,000 people will die of head and neck cancer in the United States this year and worldwide cases will exceed half a million. A study published this week in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that in both cell lines and mouse models, grape seed extract (GSE) kills head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells, while leaving healthy cells unharmed.

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Grape Seed May Ward Off Alzheimer’s

Posted April 30, 2012

Grape seed contains natural antioxidants called polyphenols that may help ward off Alzheimer’s Disease, according to researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City who write about their findings in a paper about to be published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Grape Seed Extract Fights Alzheimers

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers publishing the result of a study in the Journal of Alzheimers Disease found that eating grapes and supplementing with grape seed extract compounds help to prevent the development and progression of Alzheimers dementia. This devastating form of dementia is characterized by the accumulation of beta-protein clusters in the brain known as oligomers.

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Grape seed proanthocyanidins inhibit the invasive potential of head and neck cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma cells by targeting EGFR expression and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition

Posted April 30, 2012

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is responsible for over 20,000 deaths every year in United States. Most of the deaths are due, in large part, to its propensity to metastasize. We have examined the effect of bioactive component grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs) on human cutaneous HNSCC cell invasion and the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects using SCC13 cell line as an in vitro model.

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