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Are You Deficient in The Mineral That Could Save You From Infections?

Posted March 6, 2014

The essential mineral that can help combat inflammation and lower the risk of infection and chronic disease, is a mineral that many experts fear a quarter of the world’s population is deficient in. But how big of a role does this nutrient play?

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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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New research: Cranberry concentrate reduces risk of urinary tract infections in elderly

Posted January 22, 2014

New research published in the American Journal of Geriatrics shows that over 25% of bladder infections (cystitis) can be reduced with the regular use of cranberry concentrate supplements in vulnerable older people in nursing homes at high risk of urinary tract infections. Over 20% of these high-risk elderly did not develop any UTI’s at all when taking the cranberry capsule. The Public Health and Primary Care (PHEG) department of the Leiden University Medical Center conducted the one-year study in 21 Dutch nursing homes in cooperation with the supplier of cranberry concentrate Springfield Nutraceuticals.

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Antifungal susceptibility and growth inhibitory response of oral Candida species to Brucea javanica Linn. extract

Posted December 5, 2013

Candida species have been associated with the emergence of resistant strains towards selected antifungal agents. Plant products have been used traditionally as alternative medicine to ease candidal infections. The present study was undertaken to investigate the antifungal susceptibility patterns and growth inhibiting effect of Brucea javanica seeds extract against Candida species.

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Vitamin D Levels, Hospital Infections Linked

Posted November 30, 2013

Preoperative vitamin D blood levels were significantly and inversely associated with risk for hospital-acquired infections after gastric bypass surgery, researchers found.

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Traditional Japanese Pickle May Prevent Flu Infection

Posted November 6, 2013

Scientists have discovered that bacteria found in a traditional Japanese pickle can prevent flu. Could this be the next superfood? The research, which assesses the immune-boosting powers of Lactobacillus brevis from Suguki – a pickled turnip, popular in Japan – in mice that have been exposed to a flu virus, is published today (06 November) in the SfAM journal, Letters in Applied Microbiology.

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Olive leaf extract prevents cancer and fights infections

Posted October 24, 2013

Olives have long been known for the health benefits they supply to the human body. The olive itself and olive oil especially are useful in healthy cooking. Not to be overlooked, olive leaf extract is beneficial for the natural antiviral and antibacterial properties used to treat many different types of medical conditions.

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Vitamin D supplementation decreased risk for recurrent AOM

Posted September 15, 2013

Supplementation with vitamin D decreased the risk for recurrent acute otitis media infection in young children, according to data presented here at the 2013 Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

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Heal your candida infection with these five powerful foods

Posted August 28, 2013

In a society addicted to sugars, grains, dairy and alcohol, it becomes very difficult to treat the widespread digestive diseases occurring in North America. Add in a tainted and low nutrient food supply; antibiotics and prescriptions; heavy metal intake through dental fillings, vaccinations and environment; and plenty of undue stress and you have created the perfect environment for an inner ecology imbalance commonly known as candidiasis. However, there is hope to win the battle by incorporating these powerful foods into your diet on a daily basis.

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Are You Deficient in The Mineral That Could Save You From Infections?

Posted August 5, 2013

The essential mineral that can help combat inflammation and lower the risk of infection and chronic disease, is a mineral that many experts fear a quarter of the world’s population is deficient in. But how big of a role does this nutrient play?

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