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"All 'Choked Up!" OR "Don't Follow The Heart, Leave With the Leaf!"
Current studies are beginning to uncover the secrets of the artichoke. But they aren't in the ever ubiquitous heart, though it is nutritious. The real fun stuff is being found in the the basal leaves (you know, the stuff you throw away to get to the heart).
A Perfect CoQ10
Considering its age and tremendous health profile, coQ10 is a prodigy. Discovered as a natural part of the body in 1957, coQ10 serves as an energy transporter in the mitochondria and also as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are substances that block or inhibit destructive oxidation reactions.
A Perfect CoQ10: Quiz
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Aloe vera has proved to be a primary stale in the soothing of burns, cuts and scrapes. It is also very popular in beauty
regimens, and has gained attention for playing a role in immune support.
Alternatives to Antibiotics
In the 1940's and '50's, miracle drugs such as penicillin spoiled doctors and patients into thinking a few pills could be a cure-all for infections. But half a century later, scientists are snatching the lollipops away - after finding that because antibiotics have been widely over prescribed, many of the bacteria in our bodies (estimates run to 80 percent) now resist common antibiotics, such as sulfa drugs and tetracycline.
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Amino Acids: A Primer
If you take a look at the ingredients on just about every growth hormone product you will see a familar trend. Other than being a list that make the polysyllabically-challenged cringe, a great many of the ingredients are the very building blocks of life - amino acids.
Aromatherapy: Nature's Redolent Remedy
Have you ever smelled something and felt at peace or perked right up? Have you ever wondered why?
Be Well With B-6
Pyridoxine, more commonly known as vitamin B-6, is one of the most utilized and beneficial vitamins in the human body. The versatility of this vitamin shows in its widely studied abitlity to lower homocysteine levels, improve severe complications associated with diabetes, reverse symptoms of edema and relieve the bane of workers' -- carpal tunnel syndrome.
Calcium: Feel It In Your Bones!
Did you know that your body contains approximately 2.5 pounds of calcium (also known as microcrystalline hydroxyapatite) and that 99 percent of those 2.5 pounds is stored in your bones and teeth?
Chromium: Don't Live Without It
There is the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, and what scientists also call the mineral kingdom. It is interesting how the three interact in a highly intimate level; one truly cannot exist without another.
Chítosan: Bind Fat Cautiously
There are many ways to lose weight, or, specifically, many ways to eradicate some body fat. Chítosan, a naturally occurring substance in shellfish, is a unique molecule in that it has been reported by researchers to attract fat and carry it, piggyback, through the system, thereby preventing the body from absorbing the fat.
Clean, Lean, and Green Tea
Today, scientific studies have confirmed many of the belief's about green tea that have made it a popular beverage and madicinal tonic. It is with this that green tea extract is gaining popularity for its variety of health benefits.
Co-Q10: From the Heart of a Cow. . . To the Heart of the World
Once upon a time there was a tiny coenzyme named Ubiquinone 10. He had lots of brothers and sisters and they all enjoyed helping out the enzymes in all their enzyme tasks. Well little Q10, as they liked to call him, wasn't content with that. Not one bit.
Colostrum: First Step in Health
By now you may have heard of colostrum, or seen products on the shelves of your favorite health products store, and maybe have noticed it in reference to heightening immune response.
Committing to Healty Weight Management
Of course you want to look as good as you possibly can, and maintaining a slim body is the visual epitome of health and sex appeal. There are as many "diets" as there are people on the planet, it seems, and it compounds the confusion. Rest assured, your local natural products retailer is a repository of information and products on how to manage your weight for life.
Confused About Fat? Choose Grassfed!
In my Grandma's day, there was no such thing as a bad fat. All fat was "good" simply because it tasted good. My Grandma fried her eggs in bacon grease, added bacon grease to her cakes and pancakes, made her pie crusts from lard, and served butter with her homemade bread. My grandmother was able to thrive on all that saturated fat - but not my grandfather.
Creatine: Nature's Power Supply
If you are male or female, young or a bit older - and you just want to get or stay in good shape, then you may want to take creatine.
DHA and EPA: The "Mega" Omega-3s
The most important fact to know about DHA and EPA is that it's never too late to introduce them to your diet.
Dental Care: Quiz
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Eat Well With Digestive Enzymes
If you eat a completely wholesome, raw food diet and take a high-quality multivitamin on a daily basis, as well as live in a pristine environment sans pollution, you don't need to read this. If you don't, read on about how enzymes can help you live, well, better.
Ending the Free Radical Protest
Free radicals were protesting in the 1960's and early 1970's, but they pretty much quieted down when Nixon resigned. However, the type of errant free radicals that cavort in your body causing all sorts of long-term damage can only be disarmed and silenced through antioxidants.
Get Your Motor Running with L-Carnitine
If someone were to tell you that one substance can help increase energy, achieve peak sports performance and burn fat, increase mental clarity and brain health, and lower your cholesterol and triglycerides, you may think, "yeah, right. And you have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell, too, right? "
Glucose: The Sweet Killer!
Diabetes. It's a harsh word. It stirs up images of needles and injections, ulcerated wounds, blindness. The list goes on. Needless to say maintaining blood sugar levels within the normal range is critical to good health, whether you are diabetic or not.
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It's Oil Good
Your body's balance of essential fatty acids (EFAs) - primarily omega-3s and omega-6s - is very important. The benefits of omega-3s extend throughout the body from the cardiovascular system to the brain.
Just Say Noni
In America, noni juice is consumed for its variety of health benefits.
Life with Zinc
In an old episode of The Simpsons, young Lisa Simpson's class watches a boring filmstrip called "Life Without Zinc" in which a skeptical teenager learns how the world would be different without the essential trace mineral.
Lutein: A Conditionally Essential Carotenoid
Carotenoids are named after carrots, because they impart a characteristic dep orange color to these root vegetables. There are more than 600 carontenoids found in nature, and about 50 of these are consumed in appreciable quantities in our diet. Orange, yellow, and red fruits and vegetables such as squash, apricots, peppers, mangoes, tomatoes, and pumpkin are particularly rich in carotenoids.
MSM -- The Healing Sulfur
In the Victorian era, natural sulfur springs were found to bestow tremendous rejuvenative properties; spas and fountains sprang up and it became all the rage to visit and partake in the healing, but foul-smelling, waters. Many of these fountains can still be visited, where the earth-cooled and refreshing waters can still be drunk -- albeit with one's nose held firmly.
Omega-3: Essential for Life!
Before there was Omega Supreme there was (pause for dramatic effect) Omega 3!!! . . . Okay, okay while technically accurate the guardian Transformer has little, if not nothing, to do with Omega 3 fatty acids. I was merely trying to avoid the obvious reference to the Alpha and the Omega even though alpha-linolenic acid is part of the Omega 3 essential fatty acid family . . .
Optimizing Your Immune System
Think of your immune system as a fort. Well-built and impenetrable with an army of alert, healthy guards always on patrol, those inside are safe from harm. If there are rogue sentinels or a crumbling foundation, invaders can get in and have a field day of destruction.
Protecting Against Radioiodine
If you're reading this and you live near a nuclear power plant you may already be familiar with Potassium iodide (KI). Since the incident at Chernobyl, nearly twenty years ago, scientists have learned a great deal about the effects radiation poisoning can have on people.
Rage, Rage with hGH!
Imagine witnessing your great-great-great-grandchild being born. Now suppose, for the sake of arguing, that each generation of parent has a child at 25. Your great-great-great-grandchild would be six generations removed and you would be 125. Sound far-fetched. It's not.
Ready for Valentine's Night?
Let me reiterate, Valentine's Day is ultimately about the celebration of love with the one you love. Why not make the most of the experience(s)? With this notion in mind, the staff at Feel 21, Inc. have tried to take some of the guesswork out of enhancing the special night.
Relax, it's just sleep you're missing!
We live in a fast-paced world. More and more people are working more and resting less. It's an essential part of this big global-village of which we've become a part. Schedules are more fluctuant than ever. Falling asleep can sometimes be more difficult than finding time to sleep. Fortunately, Nature has the answers!
Sink Your Teeth into Natural Dental Care
Dental care gains importance when you consider that according to Prescription for Nutritional
Healing, periodontal disease (or periodontal infection, PI) ranks behind the common cold as the
most prevalent infectious ailment in the U.S., affecting 75 percent of Americans over 35.
Solving the Gas Crisis
Some of us eat to live; others, live to eat. Either way, proper digestion
is imperative for health maintenance. As our leisure time dwindles to near non-existence, we pile more on our plates, literally and figuratively.
Very few of us ingest a diet of mostly raw whole fruits and vegetables,
very lean meat and fiber.
The Essential EFAs
Essential Fatty Acids, known also as EFAs or the good fats, have made a contribution in this industry that continues to grow on an almost daily basis. Omega-3s - the most recognizeable family of EPAs - have been linked with aiding cardiovascular, brain and joint health, to name a few.
Thinning Out the Thinners
There are natural products on the market that help in many fields of weight loss. The ever-present question: Which ones work?
Vitamin C, Live Longer -- Feel Better.
Vitamin C is required for life. The nature of our diets leads to a
serious lack of this essential nutrient. This situation may be a leading
contributor to much of the sickness and chronic disease that the
population of the Earth suffers.