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Cholesterol challenges? Google “guggul”

June 8, 2015

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Cholesterol challenges? Google “guggul” by Connie Cagley — If you are experiencing challenges with your cholesterol levels, try a Google search for guggul (pronounced goo-gall). You will find that guggul (Commiphora mukul) is an Ayurvedic herb, used in India since 600 B.C., to treat arthritis, inflammatory conditions and a variety of lipid disorders. It has […]

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Indigestion — causes and treatment without suppression

June 4, 2014

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Indigestion — causes and treatment without suppression by Dr. Theresa Ramsey —  Stress, pathogens and irritating substances all disrupt digestive function. When our digestion is interrupted, we can end up with diagnoses like heartburn, gastritis, ulcers, gastro-esophageal reflux disorder (GERD) and Barrett’s esophagus. We can also develop irritable bowel syndrome, gallstones and even cancer. Knowing […]

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Use catnip oil to repel mosquitoes

February 17, 2014

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edited by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Researchers report that nepetalactone, the essential oil in catnip that gives the plant its characteristic odor, is about 10 times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than DEET — the compound used in most commercial insect repellents. The finding was reported in August 2001 at the national meeting of the […]

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Yerba maté — a magical plant

January 1, 2014

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by Dorota Owczarski —  Yerba maté, or Illex paraguariensis, is a tropical evergreen that grows in South America and can live up to 50 years in the wild. It begins as a shrub and matures into a tree. It is known as a source for a drink called maté. The plant was first used among […]

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HGH and sermorelin

December 1, 2013

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Collecting treasured life moments is one of the few good things about aging. Weddings, births, vacations and good laughs are just some of the events that enrich our lives and, the older we get, the more take-your-breath-away moments we experience. Not all aspects of aging are welcomed, however. What can […]

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Elderberries make flu shots look ridiculous

November 18, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Elderberry is found growing wild in North America, Europe, northern Africa and western Asia, and has been used throughout history to deter the influenza virus. In fact, in 1995, an entire influenza epidemic was prevented in Panama utilizing an elderberry treatment. In 2005, researchers in London studied black elderberry and […]

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A window into the health of your eyes

July 2, 2013

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by Annie Porter —  It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul. In Chinese medicine, the quality, clarity and brightness of the eyes reflect the health of your shen, which translates to mean your spirit, or the light inside you. If you have ever seen the eyes of a mentally […]

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The stress effect and reduction techniques

June 20, 2013

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Your body is designed to experience stress and react appropriately. Stress will put you in fight-or-flight mode, alert and ready to avoid danger. The body also experiences physiologic responses, such as increased heart and respiratory rates, to enable immediate action. However, increased incidences of illness can develop if these physiologic changes are not restored to […]

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It is all down the grassy hill

June 5, 2013

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by Dr. Paul Stallone —  Spring is the notorious season that causes havoc for those who suffer from allergies. During this time of year, pollen counts rise as plants produce more pollen than at any other time. This year seems to be exceptionally worse than previous years. Many factors could be causing an all-time high […]

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Menopause making you miserable?

June 2, 2013

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by Dr. Tracy Mageruss —  Menopause is a normal part of healthy aging, but some of the associated symptoms can be very troubling. For example, are hot flashes and night sweats interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep? Is the sleep deprivation causing anxiety or irritability or making you lose focus? Are […]

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Rosemary — A great addition to your food

May 18, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Rosemary grows on a small evergreen shrub belonging to the Labiatae family, and is related to mint. The tops of its leaves look like flat, deep green pine-tree needles, while they are silver-white on their underside. Rosemary’s memorable flavor and unique health benefits make it an indispensable herb for every […]

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Cloves — A star in the kitchen and in health studies

May 12, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllus) are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree that are picked by hand and dried until they turn brown. They are renowned for providing their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste to gingerbread, pumpkin pie and apple cider, but they also can make a […]

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Obesity, abnormal hair growth and lack of menstruation: Symptoms of polycystic ovarian syndrome

May 9, 2013

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by Sima Aidun —  Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a health problem that can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, heart, blood vessels and appearance, is the most common hormonal reproductive problem in women of child-bearing age. PCOS is seen in four to 10 percent of women of reproductive age. While the cause […]

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