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: B12 What it is: Vitamin B12 is also known as cobalamin because it contains the mineral cobalt. In supplemental forms, it …

The Herbal Edge for Weight-Loss Success

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Feel like you’ve heard it all when it comes to the battle of the bulge? Here’s cutting-edge news on herbals and nutrients that can help you win the fight for healthy weight loss. Read on to see how grape seed extract, ginger, berberine, and the right fiber can help you shed those stubborn pounds. Grape Seed Extract Excess abdominal fat—when you …

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 …

Mind-Saving Turmerones

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The Study Abstract: Anti-inflammatory effects of aromatic-turmerone through blocking of NF-κB, JNK, and p38 MAPK signaling pathways in amyloid β-stimulated microglia. Amyloid β (Aβ) induces the production of neuroinflammatory molecules, which may contribute to the pathogenesis of numerous neurodegenerative diseases. Therefore, suppression of neuroinflammatory molecules could be developed as a therapeutic method. Aromatic (ar)-turmerone, turmeric oil isolated from Curcuma longa, …