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Must Know Facts about Using Senna

Posted March 10, 2014

Senna is a herb used to treat constipation due to its natural laxative effects. The leaves and the pods of senna are used to make alternative medicine remedies and can be found as liquid extracts, capsules and tablets. Other effective part of the plant are the roots, so the medicine is also found in the form of dried root .

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4 Health Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Posted March 10, 2014

You know how poorly you feel when you don’t get enough sleep—but aside from making you feel more energized and productive, sleep also has crucial health benefits. Recent studies show what your mom has known for years: Not getting enough sleep has whole-body consequences that can affect your overall health. Here are four of the health benefits you can expect after a good night’s sleep, plus four tips that can help you get a little more shuteye.

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Research suggests a diet rich in probiotics discourages colon cancer

Posted March 10, 2014

Good news: If you’re a fan of probiotics, another health benefit has been added to the ranks, this time concerning lowered colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. A known immune booster, probiotics also hinder harmful pathogens in the gut that can lead to cellular mutations. Not only that, certain species of beneficial bacteria form conjugated linoleic acid in the colon, which may inhibit the development of cancer through anti-inflammatory action.

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Go on a fast to improve brain health and live longer

Posted March 10, 2014

Mention the word, “fasting” and it’s bound to raise eyebrows. Some say it’s a great way to recharge our system and put our bodies on track while others are adamant that it’s harmful, suggesting that it throws our bodies out of whack. Where do researchers at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore side? They shun the latter statement, saying that fasting is good for us. So good, in fact, that it benefits our brains and promotes longevity. Take that, naysayers.

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New Research Emerges on Innovative Standardized Bean Extract

Posted March 10, 2014

In line with its tradition of a research-based company, Indena has carried out further studies on its products for the health food market and is pleased to bring at Vitafoods 2014 its latest innovative standardized bean extract of Phaseolus vulgaris L. – Beanblock. According to the most recent clinical results it shows high performance for the regulation of appetite and healthy blood sugar levels.

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Prenatal vitamins: How to choose the best for your pregnancy

Posted March 9, 2014

A prenatal vitamin is vital for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby, but knowing when to start taking them, which brand to buy and how much of each vitamin and mineral to look for can be daunting. Here, get the 411 on everything you need to know about prenatal vitamins.

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‘Significant clinical impact’: Meta-analysis finds omega-3s equal lifestyle changes for blood pressure benefits

Posted March 9, 2014

Consuming omega-3 supplements or omega-3-rich food may be as effective as reducing sodium or alcohol, or increasing exercise for reducing blood pressure, says a new meta-analysis of 70 randomized controlled trials.

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Multivitamins found to help men avoid developing cataracts

Posted March 9, 2014

Medical science is all over the place these days, with one recent study erroneously claiming that “multivitamins” are a complete waste of money, while many other studies say they are beneficial. Well, now a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Ophthalmology has confirmed that daily multivitamin use in men can help protect against cataracts, one of the leading causes of blindness among the elderly.

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Research suggests a diet rich in probiotics discourages colon cancer

Posted March 9, 2014

Good news: If you’re a fan of probiotics, another health benefit has been added to the ranks, this time concerning lowered colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. A known immune booster, probiotics also hinder harmful pathogens in the gut that can lead to cellular mutations. Not only that, certain species of beneficial bacteria form conjugated linoleic acid in the colon, which may inhibit the development of cancer through anti-inflammatory action.

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High consumption of fish oil may benefit cardiovascular health, Pitt Public Health finds

Posted March 7, 2014

Eating fish in amounts comparable to those of people living in Japan seems to impart a protective factor that wards off heart disease, according to an international study funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.

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