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Homocysteine

Lower your homocysteine levels naturally

Posted February 12, 2014

Homocysteine is an inflammatory amino acid that is produced as a byproduct of protein metabolism. Homocysteine-induced injury to the arterial wall is one of the factors that can initiate the process of atherosclerosis, leading to endothelial dysfunction and eventually to heart attacks and stroke.

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Elevated Homocysteine Linked to Lower Cognitive Impairment Scores and Reduced White Matter Volume

Posted February 20, 2013

In a study involving 288 right-handed participants aged 55 years and older, elevated homocysteine levels were found to be associated with reduced global cerebral volume, larger ventricles, reduced cerebral white matter volume, and lower cognitive performance in several domains.

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B vitamins lower homocysteine levels and provide significant stroke risk reduction

Posted June 14, 2012

Stroke remains the third leading cause of death in the US, taking the lives of more than 140,000 people each year, and is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Three-quarters of those suffering from a stroke are aged 65 or older, often the result of decades of poor dietary and lifestyle choices. Past studies have shown that suffering from a stroke is preventable by lowering the circulating levels of the non-protein amino acid known as homocysteine.

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Chew Gum, Lose Weight? Hormone That Helps People Feel ‘Full’ After Eating Can Be Delivered Into Bloodstream Orally

Posted April 30, 2012

Most people understand that serious weight loss requires changing attitudes toward what they eat and how often they exercise. But, what if the process could be aided by simply chewing a stick of gum after meals? That’s the question a team of scientists, led by Syracuse University chemist Robert Doyle, is trying to answer.

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Five ways to make your skin look younger naturally

Posted April 30, 2012

You don’t need needles, surgery or expensive procedures to get younger looking skin. You can take years off of your appearance without surgical or chemical intervention by following a few guidelines. These practices will help you maintain smoothness, tone and integrity year after year.

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How to Achieve a Natural High Everyday with Endorphins

Posted April 30, 2012

Endorphins are produced naturally by the body. When released they produce feelings euphoria, calmness, pain relief, control cravings for addictive substances, reduce stress and frustration and regulate the growth and production of sex hormones. Because the body naturally produces endorphins it is said to be the most natural, legal means that one can achieve a high.

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Bladderwrack is a safe alternative to GMO soy to support women’s health

Posted April 30, 2012

Bladderwrack (Fucus vesiculosus), a brown seaweed similar to kelp, gets its name from the air sacs that keep the plant afloat in cold sea water. Bladderwrack is a great plant source of iodine thatis essential for the human body, but the body cannot make on its own. Iodine is needed for the thyroid gland to do its job. Without iodine, the thyroid cannot produce enough hormones.

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Natural Hormone Replacement Can Change Your Life

Posted April 30, 2012

Many women have to deal with the problems associated with menopause every year, but not many of them are able to really get away from all of the menopause symptoms. There are various treatments and medicines that can be used to weaken the symptoms of menopause, but nothing may work better than natural hormone replacement.

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Natural Treatments for Acne

Posted April 30, 2012

I doubt anybody needs me to go into detail about what acne is. Unfortunately it strikes right when were most emotionally vulnerable (during adolescence), although some people struggle with it well into adulthood. Even more unfortunate, resistant cases are notoriously difficult to treat, because root causes can be so diverse and multifaceted.

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Avoid hormone therapy, instead use soy to fight hot flashes – studies suggest

Posted April 30, 2012

You don’t have to use dangerous hot flashes treatments. Taking soy isoflavones as a dietary supplement or simply eating soy food may be as effective as hormone therapy, a new review study suggests.

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