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  • Fight cold and flu this winter with Echinacea!
  • Fight cold and flu this winter with Echinacea!
    If you search the cold and flu benefits of Echinacea on the internet, you'll find many mixed reports. One year health experts called it a champion for the health. The next year, they knock it down. However, the most recent research suggest that Echinacea does in fact have cold and flu-fighting benefits… “There seems to be some benefit from taking it throughout the cold season,” says D... ››› more
  • [23 April 2018]
  • Overdoing it on green tea supplements can wreak havoc on your liver
  • Overdoing it on green tea supplements can wreak havoc on your liver
    Green tea extract supplements have been proven to provide a host of health benefits, including healthy blood sugar levels, better skin, heart and brain health, cancer prevention weight loss promotion and - perhaps the most well-known benefit of them all - improved liver function. The health benefits of green tea supplements are mainly due to their high antioxidant content. Among the catechins i... ››› more
  • [23 April 2018]
  • How to get the most from olive oil for your health
  • How to get the most from olive oil for your health
    Olive oil is a fantastic source of ‘good' fat that's loaded with antioxidants. It's no wonder olive oil is at - or near - the top of most health experts' list of must-haves! “Research has shown that olive oil helps lower ‘bad' cholesterol and total cholesterol, improve insulin levels and blood clotting and assist with blood sugar control,” explains Colette Heimowitz, Atkins' vice presid... ››› more
  • [23 April 2018]
  • Craving pizza or chocolate? Blame your brain!
  • Craving pizza or chocolate? Blame your brain!
    Do you often feel like gobbling things like pizza or chocolate when you're stressed or under pressure? Don't feel bad - it might not be your fault! A study published online in the journal Cell Reports has isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs and found that your brain may be to blame when the carb cravings strike. Read on for more. Japanese researchers find that your brain may ... ››› more
  • [17 April 2018]
  • Beyond flu shots: Simple steps to avoid influenza this winter
  • Beyond flu shots: Simple steps to avoid influenza this winter
    Flu shots can reduce your risk of contracting influenza, but they're by no means fool-proof. In fact, they're quite the hit-and-miss proposition - according to the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, last season's version of the flu shot had an effectiveness rate of just 42%. Fortunately, there are many other things you can do to reduce your risk of catching, or spreading, the flu this ... ››› more
  • [13 April 2018]
  • The secrets to preventing migraine attacks without drugs
  • The secrets to preventing migraine attacks without drugs
    From time to time, most of us suffer from a splitting headache that interferes with doing our work or enjoying our day. In most cases, over-the-counter medications are a quick-fix for these headaches. But, sometimes, they can go beyond being merely a painful nuisance… If you sometimes - or often - get chronic migraines that traditional drug treatments fail to treat, read on to learn about a f... ››› more
  • [12 April 2018]
  • Unusual culprits of high blood pressure: Caffeine, sugar and OTC medications
  • Unusual culprits of high blood pressure: Caffeine, sugar and OTC medications
    High blood pressure, otherwise known as hypertension, isn't uncommon. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that the condition affects one in three Americans. But here's the thing: Many people who have high blood pressure don't even know it. While the exact causes of high blood pressure are even puzzling to some doctors, one thing we do know is that several factors pl... ››› more
  • [12 April 2018]
  • This heart-healthy diet can also slow down ageing!
  • This heart-healthy diet can also slow down ageing!
    The Mediterranean diet, a diet inspired by the eating habits of Greece, Southern Italy and Spain in the 1940s and 1950s, is renowned for its heart health benefits. According to six new articles, this heart-healthy diet may also slow down ageing. The articles, published in The Journal Of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, reported on the elements of a Mediterranean ... ››› more
  • [11 April 2018]
  • Mixing these common meds with these foods can be deadly!
  • Mixing these common meds with these foods can be deadly!
    You know that foods like kale and grapefruit are fantastic for your health. What you might not know is that if you're taking certain medications, these healthy foods can trigger harmful - potentially deadly - interactions! One of the most well-known examples is mixing statins with grapefruit. Dr Pat Salber, the founder and editor-in-chief of The Doctor Weighs In website, explains: “Foods can ... ››› more
  • [06 April 2018]
  • Trying to alleviate constipation? You should definitely avoid these foods!
  • Trying to alleviate constipation? You should definitely avoid these foods!
    Constipation is a common problem. According to the National Institutes of Health, some 42 million people in the United States deal with constipation - and apparently women are more prone than men. The most important thing you should do to avoid constipation is to eat a balanced and varied diet, according to registered dietician Leslie Bonci. “We've got to think about being good to our bowels ... ››› more
  • [28 March 2018]
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