Reboot Your Thyroid

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If you’ve been feeling older, heavier, and slower, you may have simply chalked it up to the normal effects of aging. But that might not be the case at all. Turns out you may be dealing with an extremely common and easily treatable health condition. And by making some minor changes—like adding a few simple nutrients into your daily routine—you …

Berberine Balances Blood Sugar

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The Study Abstract: Efficacy of berberine in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Berberine has been shown to regulate glucose and lipid metabolism in vitro and in vivo. This pilot study was to determine the efficacy and safety of berberine in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. In study A, 36 adults with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes …

Staying Healthy Is A Core Act

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When was the last time you considered your core? Turns out, the strength and stability of those muscles located in the middle of your body can be a critical indicator of your overall health and well-being, as well as an important determinant of your functional age. In fact, core strength is a key measure of whether you are younger or …

Boost Your Brainpower

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If your brain feels a little bit slower these days, you’re not alone. Like just about everything else, your brain goes through changes as you age. Those changes can make it harder to multi-task or figure out the tip for a lunch out with friends. Worse, those changes may cause worry about a greater slide into cognitive decline. That’s not …

Break the Barking Habit

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Excessive barking can make the most loving pet parent, and their neighbors, cringe. Far from a behavior you have to “live with,” there are sound answers to stop the unnecessary barking. The first step is to explore what’s causing the behavior. Fear. Is your dog subject to many loud noises, or do you sense they are protective of their territory …

Curcumin Can Protect Your Vision

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The Study Abstract: Therapeutic potential of curcumin in eye diseases.  Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa L. has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine in Asian countries to treat liver diseases, rheumatoid diseases, diabetes, atherosclerosis, infectious diseases and cancer. It exhibits a wide range of pharmacological properties, which include antioxidant, …

Decode Your Supplements

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Your favorite health food store has plenty of supplements. But trying to figure out which nutrient is the best—decoding them—can be tricky. Here is a codebook for three widely used and important supplement ingredients. Vitamin: Biotin What it is: Biotin is a member of the B vitamin family, and sometimes referred to as vitamin B7 or vitamin H. Where it …

Do You Love Your Liver?

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Your liver is a remarkably efficient organ, silently performing over 500 different functions each and every day—and that could be one reason you don’t give it much thought. Maybe you should. The liver’s most important tasks include helping the body to digest fats, regulating energy, and storing nutrient reserves. But perhaps the most remarkable thing about the liver is that …

Heartburn and GERD

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Most people will experience heartburn at some point in their life. For an estimated 15 to 30 percent of Americans, frequent bouts of heartburn can actually be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a more serious condition that occurs when stomach acid repeatedly washes up into the delicate structures of the esophagus and causes damage. Although TV commercials steer …

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Probiotics Get Sudsy Touted as a healthier way to wash dishes, a new type of dish soap that contains probiotics is popping up on the countertops of health-savvy consumers across the country. Apparently, the probiotics are as beneficial for your dishes as they are for your gut health. The friendly bacteria the soap promises to deliver is believed to continue …