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Cell Phone Radiation and Ginkgo Past studies have determined that mobile phone use and the subsequent emission of low level EMR (electromagnetic radiation) can lead to oxidative damage in brain tissue. Ginkgo biloba has been shown to prevent mobile phone induced oxidative tissue damage.

Kudzu root fights metabolic syndrome

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A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reports that root extracts from the vine kudzu help lower cholersterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and insulin levels. Long used in China and Japan as a health food supplement, kudzu shows promise as a dietary supplement for metabloic syndrome which increases risk for heart… Read more »

High blood pressure a risk factor in memory problems

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Uncontrolled high blood pressure can cause heart attack, stroke, heart failure and kindney failure. New research shows that it is also linked to memory problems and cognitive impairment. A study in the journal “Neurology” is the largest of its kind to look at the connection between memory problems and high blood pressure. People with high… Read more »

Losing Your Hair – Find Out What You Can Do

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If you dread trips to the hair salon and cringe every time you pass a mirror, there’s a pretty good chance you’re concerned about hair loss. Making sure certain foods are in your diet will help keep your scalp healthy, happy and hopefully, full of hair. Below are a list of crucial nutritional elements you… Read more »

Healthy Home Tip: Pick Plastics Carefully

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Our homes are filled with plastics, and most of us don’t really know what they’re made of — or whether they’re safe. Environmental Working Group has put together tips to help you choose better plastics and plastic alternatives for your family. Follow this link to read them.

Vitamin D, Green Tea Extracts and Bicarbonate benefits

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Vitamin D and Atherosclerosis Increased vitamin D intake helps reduce the formation of foam cells, an early indicator of atherosclerosis. These cells are formed by white blood cells that engulf or “eat” oxidized LDL cholesterol and will then contribute to arterial hardening and reduced blood flow. IPM’s new Vitamin D + K2 provides a clinically… Read more »

Tax soft drinks and snacks to fight childhood obesity, says IOM

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The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council have recommended taxing high-calorie, low-nutrient food and drink in order to combat childhood obesity, in a new report released on Tuesday. The report, entitled Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity, also suggests that local authorities consider giving tax breaks to grocery stores that open in… Read more »

Vitamin D may reduce pre-eclampsia risk

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Increased intakes of vitamin D during pregnancy may reduce the development by about 25 per cent, suggests a study with over 20,000 Norwegian women. The risk of pre-eclampsia was 27 per cent lower in women who consumed vitamin D supplements with daily doses of 10 to 15 micrograms, compared to women who did not take… Read more »

Limiting sugar intake, probiotic benfits and more…

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American Heart Association Recommends Limiting Sugar Intake Most American women should not consume more than 100 calories of added sugar a day, while men should limit their intake to no more than 150 calories, according to a new recommendation from the American Heart Association. “Added sugar” refers to sugars added to foods during processing, during… Read more »