Tag Archives: free radicals

Avocados are a healthy choice

November 12, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — The avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit that offers vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds to help maximize the nutrient quality of your diet. These nutrients include: Mono-unsaturated fats that lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and maintain HDL (good cholesterol) when substituted for saturated fat Folate, one of the B vitamins that […]

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Food for your face

August 29, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Pomegranate seeds may be hard to crack, but they are loaded with beneficial anti-aging compounds, including antioxidants and vitamin C. Honey is a natural antiseptic moisturizer and, when sugar is added to the mix, it makes a good body scrub. The following scrub recipe helps remove dead skin cells for […]

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Multivitamins: The good, the bad and the ugly

August 12, 2013

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by Scott White —  Ideally, humans would eat wholly nutritious diets rich in protein, vitamins and minerals. The fact is, most people do not meet all their nutritional needs through their food. As a result, many of us rely on multivitamins and supplements to achieve more complete nutrition. Do you know what those vitamins and […]

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Laughter and Haha Yoga

May 10, 2013

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by Wayne H. Purdin —  Scientists have found that laughter decreases the level of immunosuppressive hormones in the blood, while boosting the number of white blood cells that fight free radicals and tumor cells. Laughter also increases serotonin, which produces a natural high, provides a mini-aerobic workout, massages muscles, decreases pain and diverts the mind […]

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Do you know if your antioxidants are working?

March 31, 2013

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by Dr. Mark Force —  Your body, in every moment of life, produces compounds that can damage cell walls, tiny organs (organelles) and even the nucleus in every cell in your body. These compounds, called oxidants or free radicals, are byproducts of energy-producing cells. The only way to stop the production of these dangerous compounds […]

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Herbal healing and prevention for the flu

March 22, 2013

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by Kathleen Gould —  Did you know that flu shots do not offer protection from all types of flu but only the ones the manufacturers predict will be active this winter? Prevention Building a powerful immune system may be the best way to prevent the flu. Of course, this does not guarantee that you will […]

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The good news about chocolate

March 18, 2013

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by Stan Kalson  —  Cacao, the plant that is the source of chocolate, originated with the Olmec Indians around 1500 B.C. Cacao products have been winning fans since the Aztec leader Montezuma introduced the first chocolate beverage to the Spanish conqueror Cortez, who subsequently took it to Spain. The Mayans and Aztecs used cacao in […]

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Fulvic acid — the super antioxidant

March 13, 2013

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by Stan Kalson —  If a healthy body is your goal, you must take action to protect against free radical attacks. In recent years, dramatic increases of free radicals in our air, food and water have put a tremendous strain on the body’s natural defense mechanisms. Our first line of defense against free radicals is […]

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Antioxidants = anti-aging

December 21, 2012

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by Amber Geller —  What are antioxidants? You may have heard that they have something to do with blueberries. While that is true, there is much more to these powerful nutrients that ultimately guard your body against free radicals. Dr. Michael Cutler, M.D., director of anti-aging research at the National Institutes of Health, says, “The […]

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Keep it simple

November 29, 2012

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by Dr. Melenie Dunn —  If you have a car, you likely fill your gas tank when it nears empty. You change the oil every 3,000 miles or so. You rotate the tires. These are considered common-sense habits that will maintain the excellent function of your car for as long as possible. Now, apply these […]

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Reduce stress and strengthen your immune system

September 29, 2012

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by Sarah McLean —  A healthy immune system regulates our body’s healing process and protects it against infections and diseases. When stress compromises our immune function, it can result in colds, flu, fatigue, cardiovascular disorders and premature aging — or big trips to the hospital. Stress increases heart rate, blood pressure, glucose levels, adrenaline, cortisol, […]

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How to understand your aging skin

September 11, 2012

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by Linda Leibl —  With 450 million baby boomers worldwide, it is of little surprise that the market for anti-aging treatments is in the midst of an explosion. Because this maturing group wants to look and feel great, they are demanding anti-aging, health and wellness products — and there seems to be no end to […]

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Glutathione: A powerful weapon against cancer and aging

September 10, 2012

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by Dr. Frank George —  Of all the antioxidants our body makes, glutathione is probably the most important. In fact, our lives depend on it. Without it, our cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation — free radical damage. Our bodies would have very little resistance to bacteria and viruses, and our livers would shrivel up […]

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