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Ancient wheat grain Kamut is a better choice for IBS patients than normal wheat

April 14, 2014 | By More

Wheat has long been implicated as a causative factor in those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is common nutritional practice to advise the removal of wheat from the diets of IBS sufferers, however it may instead be possible to replace modern wheat grain products with those made from the ancient wheat grain Kamut [...]

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Gout, top natural remedies: cherry, olive leaf, celery and beta-carotene

April 13, 2014 | By More

Gout is a painful arthritic condition that occurs when a substance called uric acid is deposited in joints. This debilitating condition often results in inflamed red bulbous joints, the most common location being the big toe. Standard medical treatments can be quite toxic, and often result in unpleasant side effects, hence why many people seek out safer natural alternatives [...]

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Carotenoid intake linked to a lower risk of lung cancer mortality

April 12, 2014 | By More

Carotenoids are found in all manner of yellow, orange, red and green fruits and vegetables. Many exhibit good antioxidant potential, and may help protect against disease generating processes. A study published in Cancer Science journal was able to find an association [...]

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Vitamin D helps pre-diabetics, and may assist general blood sugar control

April 11, 2014 | By More

There is a considerable prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, particularly amongst populations living in colder climates. Bone health is widely known to be impacted by vitamin D deficiency, however it may also have an influence on proper blood sugar control, according to recently published studies [...]

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Soy isoflavones and carotenoids good for bone health

April 9, 2014 | By More

Soy isoflavones are obtained from soy beans, they are plant based estrogenic hormones, also called phytoestrogens. Carotenoids are antioxidant pigments found in a vast array of fruits and vegetables, they often range in colour from yellow/orange to red. Soy isoflavones and carotenoids have been reported to suppress [...]

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Eating garlic may promote better memory and learning, it could also be useful for Alzheimer’s sufferers

April 7, 2014 | By More

Garlic is mainly marketed as a natural anti-microbial or for heart health, however it appears that garlic may also improve brain function. A recently published study in [...]

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Spring vegetable spinach, powerful antioxidant support

April 5, 2014 | By More

Spinach is a highly nutritious spring season vegetable. While spinach may be known for its iron content, and being a rich source of carotenoid antioxidants, research has identified some additional antioxidant constituents which appear to possess [...]

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Sour cherries, a great source of the sleep hormone melatonin

April 4, 2014 | By More

Sour cherries (tart Montmorency cherries) are a fantastic natural source of the hormone melatonin. Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland in the brain, and plays a major role in the sleep-wake cycle. Consuming sour cherries or their extracts will [...]

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Chocolate antioxidants help protect heart health

April 3, 2014 | By More

Chocolate, particularly the darker varieties provide a rich dietary source of various antioxidant compounds, including a substance called epicatechin. Various studies have shown [...]

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Important for acne sufferers, the food substance phytate may reduce zinc levels

April 2, 2014 | By More

Phytate or phytic acid present in grains, beans, lentils, nuts and seeds is capable of binding up and reducing the absorption of many minerals, including zinc. This mineral is of particular importance to those suffering from acne. Zinc helps to

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