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Three superfoods that can help treat depression

Posted December 3, 2013

Statistics show that approximately 10 percent of the American population suffers from depression, and that number is on the increase. While most of these people suffer from sporadic bouts of depression, others often endure it their whole lives. Consequently, many of them resort to antidepressants to alleviate their low moods – drugs which have notorious side effects and can, in many cases, render them zombie-like and detached from reality.

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History behind the ancient and powerful Maca

Posted November 8, 2013

Maca, or Lepidium meyenii, is an herbaceous biennial plant from the Peruvian Andes and Bolivia. It is used as a root vegetable and medicinal herb. Used by the Andean people for more than 2,000 years, its rich history includes being used as a currency during the Incan empire due to its value for enhancing energy and libido. It is still sold in Peru today, marketed for building strength, promoting stamina, improving sexual function, and enhancing fertility. Its fiber content means it is also used as a laxative.

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Maca root improves libido, boosts stamina, and lowers cholesterol

Posted May 20, 2013

Maca is a plant that is native to the Andes mountains of Peru, and which is characterized by its fleshy taproot. This taproot (which is usually what is meant when people speak of ‘maca’) has been used by the indigenous Peruvians for centuries as a vegetable and medicinal herb, and it remains prized today for its nutritional value and rejuvenating properties.

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Natural remedies for skin troubles

Posted September 20, 2012

Our skin is our largest organ, covering the exterior of the body and keeping organs, muscles, blood vessels and other parts inside, safe and away from disease-causing microbes. A lot can happen to your skin

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Why Every Diabetic Needs to Take Vitamin D

Posted April 30, 2012

Its been known for years that low blood levels of vitamin D are linked to a higher risk for developing diabetes. Two new studies show that even if you already have diabetes, you still need more vitamin D in this case to lower your risk of developing nerve pain (diabetic neuropathy). Nerve pain is also common in fibromyalgia so its good to be sure to get 1,000-2,000 units of vitamin D each day.

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