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Suffer from joint pain? Try collagen

Posted January 6, 2014

According to Medical News Today, collagen is one of the most necessary amino acids in the body. About 30 percent of the body’s proteins are collagen-based. There are 28 forms of collagen, each responsible for various processes in the body. Although collagen is most famous for its skin-healing benefits, collagen is essential for relieving joint pain as well.

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How tomatoes help prevent cancer

Posted January 6, 2014

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of cancer, and numerous studies have suggested that tomatoes in particular have a strong cancer-preventing effect. People whose diets contain more tomatoes have been shown to develop cancers at significantly lower rates, particularly cancers of the breast and prostate.

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Want Better Sleep? Here are 4 All Natural Sleeping Aids That Actually Work

Posted January 6, 2014

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical not only for energy, but also to decrease pain related to muscle overuse, improve authority, and support a healthy immune system. Inadequate sleep can occur for a number of reasons. Many Americans simply do not make enough time for adequate sleep. A hundred and thirty years ago, before light bulbs were invented, the average American was getting nine hours of sleep a night.

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Powerful Cancer-Killing Compound Found in Rare Medicinal Mushroom

Posted January 6, 2014

Legends say that this mushroom sprouts wherever the milk of a tigress falls to the ground. Despite the fanciful origins of this fungi’s name, the tiger milk mushroom’s benefits are firmly rooted in reality.

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Alternative to Yogurt

Posted January 6, 2014

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València have obtained new products fermented with probiotic bacteria from grains and nuts — what is known as plant-based or vegetable “milks” — which are an alternative to conventional yogurts. The products are specially designed for people with allergies to cow’s milk, lactose or gluten intolerance, as well as children and pregnant women.

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Dietary fiber reduces asthma

Posted January 6, 2014

A high-fiber diet reduces the severity of allergic airway disease, including decreased lung inflammation, in mice according to a study published online in Nature Medicine. These findings highlight how diet can influence immune cell development and disease outside of the gut.

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Study: Slower-Paced Meal Reduces Hunger but Affects Calorie Consumption Differently

Posted January 6, 2014

Obesity rates in the United States increased from 14.5% of the population in 1971-1974 to 35.9% of the population in 2009-2010. It’s believed that one contributing factor to expanding waistlines is the reported increase in energy intake. Research suggests that the ability to control energy intake may be affected by the speed at which we eat, and a high eating rate may impair the relationship between the sensory signals and processes that regulate how much we eat.

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Balance and Mobility Problems with MS: Try Yoga

Posted January 6, 2014

Balance and mobility challenges can be frightening, frustrating, and place people with multiple sclerosis (MS) in danger of falling or otherwise injuring themselves. Although doctors often recommend exercise and stretching to tackle these problems, yoga is one form they typically overlook.

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How a Chinese herbal medicine may help you beat pain

Posted January 6, 2014

Pain is something horrible which nobody wants to live with. The use of drugs for pain has been associated with a myriad of side effects including addiction and even death. Therefore natural remedies for pain are very desirable.

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Acupuncture aids breast cancer treatment outcomes

Posted January 3, 2014

For women with breast cancer receiving aromatase inhibitors (AIs), real acupuncture (RA) and sham acupuncture (SA) seem to improve patient-reported outcomes, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in Cancer.

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