Cold and Flu Prevention and Relief

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In the United States alone, viruses account for more than 1 billion colds every year. And up to 20 percent of Americans also get the flu. These viruses replicate in the body and can take over—unless they’re stopped or prevented. Attacking these illnesses isn’t just about vitamin C anymore and it’s no longer just a seasonal concern. Here are some …

Knock Out Upper Respiratory Infections

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If you’re sick of succumbing to upper respiratory infections and tired of fearing the flu, you’re not alone. On the cold front, adults usually suffer from two or three colds every year—and kids can cycle through as many as eight colds annually. That tallies to more than 750 million colds each year. The flu typically infects on average 35 million …

Ayurvedic Adaptogen Combo Boosts Brain Activity

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The Study Abstract: Dimpfel W, Schombert L, Keplinger-Dimpfel IK, Panossian A. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). Effects of an Adaptogenic Extract on Electrical Activity of the Brain in Elderly Subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Two-Armed Cross-Over Study.2020 Mar 14;13(3):45. Background: The current and potential uses of adaptogens are mainly related to treatment of stress-induced fatigue, impaired cognitive function, mental illness, …

Achieve Healthy Cholesterol Levels

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The 411 on cholesterol is this—you need it to live. Here’s why: Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that plays a key role in the production of important hormones, like vitamin D, as well as feel-good neurotransmitters in the brain like serotonin and dopamine. It also helps create substances in the body that break down and digest foods properly. Healthy …

Menopausal Madness

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Most everyone experiences anxiety now and again. But if you’re a woman entering into the journey of menopause, you may be surprised to find that you’re experiencing anxiety more often than you used to. Worse yet, you may experience full-on panic attacks, which can hit you with sudden, severe symptoms like chest pain, sweating, dizziness, and nausea. These experiences can …

Andrographis Inhibits Colon Cancer Cells

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The Study Abstract: Sharma P, Shimura T, Banwait JK, Goel A. Andrographis-mediated chemosensitization through activation of ferroptosis and suppression of β-catenin/Wnt-signaling pathways in colorectal cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2020 Aug 24:bgaa090. Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality in the USA. As much as 50–60% of CRC patients develop resistance to 5-fluorouracil (5FU)-based chemotherapeutic regimens, attributing the …

Boost Your Immunity the Natural Way

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Every day your immune system faces countless potential threats from infectious viruses, bacteria, and other harmful microbes. They can lurk in the food you’re eating, on the surfaces you touch, and in the air you breathe. A healthy immune system neutralizes most of those threats, keeping you safe and healthy. Sometimes, though, your immune system will face a danger it …

Does This Lifestyle Make My Liver Look Fat?

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When you hear the term “fatty liver disease” you might envision someone who routinely tips back a few too many alcoholic beverages. While it’s true that heavy drinking can increase your odds of developing the disease, there are other, much more common causes of the condition. Are you at risk? Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects about 100 million people …

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 …