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Watermelon extract shows blood pressure benefits: Human data

August 13, 2012

The extract, a rich source of the amino acids l-citrulline and l-arginine, was associated with reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure in the arm of 15.1 and 7.6 mmHg, respectively, according to results published in the American Journal of Hypertension. Researchers from Florida State University also report similar reductions in blood pressure measured...
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Cup of tea lowers heart disease risk

August 12, 2012

A new study has found that drinking black tea appears to reduce several risk factors for heart disease, potentially lowering your risk of heart attack and stroke. In the study, published in the journal Preventive Medicine, drinking three cups of tea for 12 weeks (with no milk or sugar) led to highly significant reduction...
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How extract from poisonous Foxglove can PROTECT against high blood pressure and heart failure

August 12, 2012
How extract from poisonous Foxglove can PROTECT against high blood pressure and heart failure

Deadly: Foxgloves are poisonous if eaten. But an extract could prove beneficial to heart patients A lethal poison made from a toxic plant once used as a Victorian murder weapon could help treat millions of people with high blood pressure. Since the 13th century, the herb Foxglove has been used to cleanse wounds and...
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The Newest and Cheapest Diabetes Fighter: Selenium-Rich Diet

August 12, 2012

This summer, there’s been lots of bad news about diabetes. Recent headlines have warned our sweet tooth is killing us and youth diabetes rates are soaring. Connecticut’s governor even signed a bill last week to offer diabetes training to school employees so they can better assist diabetic students. But there’s also good news. Recent...
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Grapes may help reduce heart ailments

August 11, 2012

STORRS, Conn., Aug. 10 (UPI) — Eating grapes may help people with metabolic syndrome — conditions that raise the risk of heart disease, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Maria Luz Fernandez and Jacqueline Barona, a doctoral student in Fernandez’ lab at the Department of Nutritional Sciences of the University of Connecticut, recruited men ages 30-70...
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Grapefruit Juice May Give Boost to Cancer Treatment

August 7, 2012

TUESDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) — In a small study of patients with incurable cancer, drinking 8 ounces of grapefruit juice a day boosted the effect of a drug they were given during the study. Although some participants had a response, tumors did not disappear after using the drug, which is mostly used to...
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Vegetarian diet and influence health

August 6, 2012

Meat causes high blood pressure and heart problems, but vegetarian food often fails to provide some vital nutrients Eating less meat reduces the risk of heart problems and more vegetables mean lower cholesterol and blood pressure. Photo: Shutterstock It does not matter whether or not you are a vegetarian; the most important thing is...
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Fish Oil Doesn’t Lower Heart Risk in Diabetics

July 28, 2012
Fish Oil Doesn’t Lower Heart Risk in Diabetics

July 25, 2012 — If you have diabetes or prediabetes, fish oil supplements might not be so helpful after all in cutting heart disease risk. That’s the conclusion of a large study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Fish oil supplements contain omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association says omega-3s have...
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2 apples a day cut women’s heart disease risk

July 28, 2012

London, July 27 (ANI): Eating just two apples a day could help protect women against heart disease by cutting their cholesterol levels, a new study has revealed. Scientists found that apples significantly lowered blood fat levels in postmenopausal women, the group which is most at risk of heart attacks and strokes. Snacking on the...
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Curcumin capsules found to curb diabetes risk

July 28, 2012

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Supplements containing a compound in curry spice may help prevent diabetes in people at high risk, a small clinical trial suggests. Researchers found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin seemed to prevent new cases of diabetes among people with so-called prediabetes – abnormally high blood sugar...
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Fresh produce are good for bad cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure

July 24, 2012

CNN — Bad cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure; these are all conditions that often prompt a trip to the pharmacy. But now, physicians are administering a different treatment entirely: produce. Doctors at select clinics across the country are writing some obese patients “prescriptions” for fruits and vegetables. The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program provides...
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Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes

July 8, 2012

London, July 6 (IANS) Strawberries, the traditional summer treat, could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study. University of Warwick scientists have been studying the beneficial effects of strawberries on cardiovascular health, particularly around how they prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes. Paul Thornalley,...
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Soy-based S-equol supplement reduces metabolic syndrome risk factors

March 22, 2012

Washington, DC. (March 19, 2012) A 12-week treatment of the fermented soy germ-based nutritional supplement containing S-equol significantly lowered hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), LDL cholesterol and improved vascular stiffness, all factors that occur as part of metabolic syndrome, according to a first-of-its-kind peer-reviewed study reported in a poster at the Women’s Health 2012 annual meeting....
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New Natural Herbal Product for Children with ADD/ADHD

March 22, 2012

Glencoe, Illinois (PRWEB) March 20, 2012 Dr. Sergei Shushunov, MD, the owner of Lev Laboratories, Ltd., a leading US developer and manufacturer of dietary supplements for infants and children under the brand name “4 healthy kids” has recently announced introduction of a new product for children with ADD/ADHD named Timeout®. Timeout® is a proprietary...
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Medicinal Herbs with E

March 21, 2012

Herbs (1) Benefits (Scientific name) (2) Useful for (Parts used) (3) Good for (4) Active ingredients (5) Side effects _____________________________________________________________________________________ Echinacea (1) Fights inflammation, and bacterial and viral infection.  (Echinacea species) (2) Allergy, colic, cold, flu and other infection illness. (leaves, roots) (3) Stimulates certain white blood cells, good for the immune system and...
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Blueberries and apples tied to lower diabetes risk

March 20, 2012

Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study. These fruits are loaded with flavonoids, a natural compound present in certain fruits, vegetables and grains, which some research has tentatively tied to heath benefits such as a lower risk of heart disease or...
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Medicinal Herbs with D

March 10, 2012

_________________________________________________________________________________________ Herbs (1) Benefits (Scientific name) (2) Useful for (Parts used) (3) Good for (4) Active ingredients (5) Side effects __________________________________________________________________________________________ Daminana (1) Stimulates muscular constructions of the intestinal and delivery of coxygen to the genital area. (Turnera diffusa)      Used as energy tonic and aphrodisiac (Leaves) (2) Remedy for sexual and hormonal problems (3)...
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Benefits of Peanuts

February 25, 2012

Peanuts are almost indispensable in Vietnamese food, used as they are to make dishes of raw fish and vegetables, peanut butter, peanut candy, and even to decorate mixed vegetables. The main component of peanuts is fat (40 percent) while peanut oil has glycerides of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, according to Dr Le Thuy...
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How to protect your heart naturally

February 3, 2012
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  Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in America– so it’s important to take care of your ticker. The Medicine Hunter, Chris Kilham, said there are natural ways to protect your heart, like taking hawthorn berry. “There are probably a couple hundred different species of hawthorn trees,” Kilham said. “And it’s...
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What is Ginkgo biloba

November 8, 2011
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What is Ginkgo biloba? What is Ginkgo biloba? Today Ginkgo Biloba means ginkgo biloba extract (GBE) that comes from the green leaves of Ginkgo biloba tree that is one of the oldest living tree species. Alternative names: Maidenhair tree,Kew tree, Japanese silver apricot. ginkgo leave What is a ginkgo biloba tree? Ginkgo biloba tree...
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