Healthy Joints

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Joint pain is exhausting, but it can go beyond simply dealing with the discomfort in the joints themselves. Joint pain can also cause fatigue, brain fog, and poor sleep. But with the right approach, you can lessen or avoid joint pain with single supplements. Better yet, choose formulas that combine proven ingredients to address joint health—all without dangerous side effects. …

Powerful Prevention with Grape Seed Extract

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Nature’s answer to free-radical damage Current statistics on cancer are staggering. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 4,800 new cases of cancer will be identified each day in 2019. The chance of a person being diagnosed in their lifetime is now 1 in 3. The questions beg to be asked: Why is this devastating disease so widespread? And …

Surviving Those Midlife Complexion Conundrums

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Skin-friendly supplements when adult acne and wrinkles strike Complexion emergencies were bad enough when you were in high school, but adult acne AND wrinkles?! Just one of those issues can be distressing, but both at once can really start to affect your confidence. Those early signs of aging—fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and mouth—can feel like neon-sign reminders …

Say Good-Bye to Seasonal Allergies

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If you suffer from seasonal allergies, this time of year isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, late spring and early summer can be downright miserable for those sensitive to pollen, grass, mold, and ragweed. These common allergens invade nasal passages and the respiratory tract, triggering inflammation, watery eyes, runny noses, headaches, and many other uncomfortable symptoms. Many seasonal allergy …

No “Rheum” for Pain

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Natural relief for rheumatoid arthritis Pain. Swelling. Stiffness. If you’re one of the 1.3 million Americans living with rheumatoid arthritis, you’re no stranger to the uncomfortable symptoms of this painful, progressive disease. The chronic discomfort that is synonymous with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can significantly reduce your range of motion and mobility, greatly limit physical activity, and have a lasting impact …

Inflammation Interventions

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When working properly, inflammation is part of the body’s immune process, helping to heal injuries and fight off pathogens. But if you have too much of a good thing—which is what happens when there is excessive or chronic inflammation—a destructive cycle of damage occurs that has been linked to nearly every disease. The good news? There are powerful, clinically proven …

Power Down Pain

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Herbal helpers to ease the “ouch” Whether it’s a headache, sore muscles, or stiff, achy joints, when pain strikes, life suddenly seems to stop. So you may reach for an aspirin, or maybe some ibuprofen or naproxen. But, while over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers can temporarily interrupt pain, most come with undesirable, even dangerous, side effects—and some may actually worsen …

Boswellia: More Pathways, More Potential

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The Study Abstract: Neuroprotection by acetyl-11-keto-β-Boswellic acid, in ischemic brain injury involves the Nrf2/HO-1 defense pathway. Stroke is a complex disease that involves oxidative stress-related pathways in its pathogenesis. The nuclear factor erythroid-2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)/heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) pathway has been considered a potential target for neuroprotection in stroke. Acetyl-11-keto-β-Boswellic Acid (AKBA) is an active triterpenoid compound from the extract …

The Opioid Epidemic

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid abuse killed more than 42,000 Americans in 2016¾more than were killed in car accidents that same year. And more than 40 percent of those deaths involved a prescription opioid like Vicodin or Oxycontin. The opioid crisis rocketed to public awareness with the untimely death of Prince, followed by the recent …

Can Cannabidiol (CBD) Help Stop Brain Tumors?

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The Study Abstract: Reactive oxygen species-mediated therapeutic response and resistance in glioblastoma. Glioblastoma (GBM) resistance to therapy is the most common cause of tumor recurrence, which is ultimately fatal in 90% of the patients 5 years after initial diagnosis. A sub-population of tumor cells with stem-like properties, glioma stem cells (GSCs), is specifically endowed to resist or adapt to the …