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Oxidative Damage

Effects of Carissa opaca fruits extracts on oxidative pulmonary damages and fibrosis in rats

Posted January 31, 2014

Carissa opaca is a Pakistani fruit, traditionally used in the treatment of various human ailments including asthma and pulmonary damage. The present study investigated the protective effects of Carissa opaca against CCl4-induced oxidative stress in rat lungs.

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Quercetin protects against cadmium-induced oxidative toxicity

Posted October 21, 2013

The common antioxidant quercetin may counter the toxic effects of cadmium on the body, according to a study conducted by researchers from Zhejiang University in China and published in the journal Anatomical Record in 2010.

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Effects of low-volume walking programme and vitamin E supplementation on oxidative damage and health-related variables in healthy older adults

Posted May 14, 2013

Both exercise and vitamin E supplementation have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease risk in older adults, and when combined there is evidence suggesting that they act synergistically. The currently recommended amount of exercise for older adults is 150 min/week of moderate-intensity exercise; however, the minimum amount of exercise necessary to achieve health benefits is not known.

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Effects of low-volume walking programme and vitamin E supplementation on oxidative damage and health-related variables in healthy older adults

Posted May 10, 2013

Both exercise and vitamin E supplementation have been shown to reduce oxidative stress and cardiovascular disease risk in older adults, and when combined there is evidence suggesting that they act synergistically. The currently recommended amount of exercise for older adults is 150 min/week of moderate-intensity exercise; however, the minimum amount of exercise necessary to achieve health benefits is not known.

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Vitamin D linked to mitochondrial oxidative function

Posted March 20, 2013

For vitamin D deficient individuals, cholecalciferol therapy is associated with reduced phosphocreatine recovery half-time in skeletal muscle and with improvements in fatigue, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Endocrinology/British Endocrine Societies.

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Inflammation: Natural Therapies

Posted April 30, 2012

Inflammation is your body’s response to what it perceives to be an outside invader or irritant. When caused by infections, the inflammation can sometimes be rather obvious as occurs with pneumonia. Other times, it can be very subtle. Keep in mind the following key points regarding inflammation and pain.

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Treating Pain, Other Ailments With Lavender

Posted April 30, 2012

Sometimes, big surprises come from well-known plants. Case in point? A recent study shows that breathing the aroma of lavender oil can reduce the stress and pain caused by inserting needles into skin.

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Boswellia Serrata: Is this Natures Most Powerful Painkiller?

Posted April 30, 2012

As the story goes, three wise men brought gifts from their homeland to present to a newborn child that was to be king (I am talking about Jesus here folks). The gifts were gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

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Release Your Mind to Relieve Your Pain!

Posted April 30, 2012

There are more causes for pain other than physical injury, as you well know. Why is it that despite high-tech surgeries and low-tech massage, weekly handfuls of pain killers and structured physical therapy routines, people are still suffering? Their pain continues.

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Dr. Oz Promotes Magnet Cure: Helpful or Hokum?

Posted April 30, 2012

Treating pain with magnets is the topic of a recent episode of the Dr. Oz Show where Dr. Oz tells his viewers that, If youve tried everything to ease your back pain, your neck pain, foot pain, arthritis pain, then this is the show for you. Theres a revolutionary cure for pain that few doctors know about because it is not a new pill or surgery. It uses moving magnet energy waves that changes the way your body copes with pain. The magnetic therapy he refers to is called pulsed electromagnetic field therapy and is based on the idea that magnetic waves can relieve pain and help the healing process for many medical conditions.

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