Are You Suffering from Inflammaging?

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Ah, the signs of aging—wrinkles, vision changes, and those frequent aches and pains. But there’s another sign you’re getting older—chronic inflammation. And, although you can’t see or feel it, this low-grade inflammation speeds the aging process. And it’s a phenomenon that occurs in most people as they grow older. Researchers are finding that this type of chronic inflammation—known as inflammaging—isn’t …

Relieve Low Back Pain, Naturally!

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When that first twinge arises at the base of your spine, you know that a bout with low back pain isn’t far off. When it does hit, every little movement hurts—and staying still can feel even worse. If you’re like most people, you probably find yourself reaching for over-the-counter or prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to ease the pain. Yet, …

Curcumin May Curb Radiotherapy Side Effects

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The Study Abstract: Arun P, Sagayaraj A, Azeem Mohiyuddin SM, Santosh D. Role of turmeric extract in minimizing mucositis in patients receiving radiotherapy for head and neck squamous cell cancer: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial. J Laryngol Otol. 2020 Feb 7:1-6. Objective: To determine the role of turmeric extract in reducing mucositis in patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer. Methods: Sixty-one …

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 supplemental ingredients. Vitamin: Niacin What it is: Niacin is a B vitamin, also known as vitamin B3. Where it comes from: Food sources include …

Stop Acute Pain Fast!

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When you’re suddenly hit with pain, you want relief and you want it now! Acute pain comes on fast—usually due to an injury—and it doesn’t stick around once the problem gets fixed. But in the meantime, you want that pain to stop. The problem is, most over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers come with potential side effects that could actually make you …

Keep Your Mental Edge

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If you’re past the age of 40 you may feel like your mental skills aren’t quite as sharp as they once were. It’s not your imagination. According to researchers at the University of Minnesota, the brain’s information-processing speed peaks around the age of 18. And short-term memory is strongest at age 25 before it begins to decline at age 35. …

Get the Edge Over Endometriosis

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If painful periods keep you curled up in bed, making it impossible to live your life, you may have endometriosis. This devastating condition can limit your ability to function at school or work, and seriously compromise your quality of life. Along with crippling physical symptoms, endometriosis takes a huge emotional toll, causing extreme stress, anxiety, and frustration. Endometriosis affects millions …

Breast Cancer Prevention

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By now it’s widely understood that focusing on a healthy diet and lifestyle plan plays a key role in the prevention of many types of breast cancer. In fact, a number of studies show that engaging in regular daily exercise can vastly lower your chances of a breast cancer occurrence and, even in conventional healthcare settings, certain foods are being …

Best Supplements for Women

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Today’s woman has access to an incredible amount of cutting-edge research on the nutrients that can help support a thriving, healthy life. Here are five stellar choices for anyone who puts good health at the top of her “to-do” list. Sea Buckthorn Sea Buckthorn is a berry that has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Known to benefit various …

Protect Your Prostate

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If you’re like most men, you never think about your prostate. Once there’s a prostate problem, though, this usually forgotten gland demands attention around the clock. An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH) will keep you running to the bathroom day and night, causing constant discomfort. Prostate cancer can cause symptoms similar to BPH. It can also cause pain …