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Lead Poisoning Still a Problem!

Back in the 1970’s, lead poisoning was a leading topic of conversation, along with the war in Viet Nam and post-mortem Elvis sightings. Back then, researchers discovered that an astonishing 77 percent of children in the US had high levels of lead in their bloodstream. Since lead can have a profound and harmful effect on…
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These 5 Mistakes Steal Your Testosterone

Most men think that low testosterone levels are a natural part of aging. Worse yet, they think there’s nothing you can do to stop it—other than risky, expensive hormone replacement therapy. But here’s the thing… We all know men in their 60s—and beyond—who are in great shape. Their energy levels are through the roof. They…
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CLA: Can This Fatty Acid Help You Get Thin?

Fans of the nutritional supplement CLA believe it does. Here’s the skinny on how CLA works and how you can best incorporate it into your fitness regimen. “LOSE FAT WITH FAT!” Yes, it sounds like yet another dubious infomercial promise. But a growing number of American dieters who take nutritional supplements containing the fatty acid…
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PARSLEY – Medicinal Uses

Parsley may possibly be considered the world’s most popular herb and, as you can imagine, has quite a long history. From the Apiaceae family, parsley is native to the central Mediterranean region, but it is also widely cultivated around the globe. The parsley plant is a relative to celery, and its name is actually derived…
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Milk Thistle Benefits: Detox the Liver & Boost Glutathione

Milk thistle, a natural herb that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, is commonly used to detoxify the body, especially the liver. Milk thistle (which has the scientific name Silybum marianum) is a weed that grows mostly in California (although it can be grown in many parts of the world with a warm climate) that’s commonly…
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12 Proven Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an incredibly healthy medicinal herb. It is classified as an "adaptogen," meaning that it can help your body manage stress. Aswhagandha also provides all sorts of other benefits for your body and brain. For example, it can lower blood sugar levels, reduce cortisol, boost brain function and help fight symptoms of anxiety and…
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GUARANA – A Great Alternative to Caffeine

If you’re like most people, you probably start your day with a caffeinated boost. If your morning boost involves consuming energy drinks or supplements, than you’re probably consuming guarana, and you wouldn’t be alone. Guarana is actually one of the most popular forms of caffeine intake throughout South America. When you take a look at…
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Meat and Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is an all-too-common condition. These days, more than 30 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, and many millions more have prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We know that certain risk factors for diabetes are within our control, such as being overweight or obese and lack of…
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A 50% ‘sin’ tax on soda in Dubai could have global consequences

The United Arab Emirates now taxes sugary drinks, partly as a way to lower obesity and diabetes rates. Other countries are considering similar taxes, and are watching the UAE's experiment to see if it works. Past soda taxes have had little success in improving public health, and evidence of a link between decreased soda consumption…
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