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Pine Bark to the Rescue!

In an eight-week study in Great Britain, pine bark extract was used to treat 21 patients with severe chronic venous insufficiency (including ankle swelling and a history of venous ulcerations). On average, the patients had had symptoms for almost six years. After taking pine bark extract everyone showed significant improvement in edema, as well as […]

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What is Vitamin K?

Originally identified as a fat-soluble nutrient required for normal blood coagulation, vitamin K is actually a family of similar compounds, which recent research reveals are also necessary for integrating calcium into bone and preventing its deposit within blood vessels. The latest research also indicates vitamin K possesses significant anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory actions. In nature, vitamin […]

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Enhanced Working Relationships

A journalist researching human pheromones tried them to see for himself what the results were like. “I immediately noticed that the people I work with were looking at me and smiling more than usual. I finally realized that it was me, that I was making more eye contact with them and sending a message of […]

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Citrulline Stronger for Men

A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled cross-over study conducted by researchers at the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany showed oral L-citrulline increased L-arginine blood levels and boosted nitric oxide-dependent signaling and therefore levels of cGMP much more effectively than L-arginine. Other studies have confirmed that supplementing with L-citrulline can actually reverse blood vessel lining dysfunctions! Click here […]

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Are You Getting a Full Spectrum of Mixed Carotenoid in Your Diet?

Unless you eat a wide variety of carotenoid-containing foods (tomatoes, kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, broccoli, etc.) you are probably not getting adequate amounts of the full range of carotenoid compounds— powerful antioxidants that protect our cells and tissues from the damaging effects of free radicals. And even if you eat like a rabbit, because […]

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Why is Vitamin D so important?

At least one-third of American adults, and 75% of adults with cardiovascular disease may be deficient in vitamin D. We now know that every body cell has a receptor for vitamin D, which is why it is so crucial to overall health. Adequate vitamin D is necessary for reducing the risk for bone disease, is […]

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Take Alpha Carotene for a Longer, Healthier Life!

A research team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention followed more than 15,000 adults who participated in the Third Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, estimating the direct relationship between concentrations of serum carotene and death. The researchers compared the carotene concentration with death records and found that the individuals with the highest […]

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The Mystery of the Toxic Town!

Here’s a quick story… In 2006, the residents of the beautiful coastal community of Esperance in Western Australia noticed that the local seabirds were inexplicably dying. This was not just a handful of dead birds, but thousands and thousands of birds. The local officials investigated and determined the birds were dying of acute lead poisoning. […]

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Treat Depression Naturally With St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort has become popular as an effective solution to treat depression naturally. A 2009 government survey reports 1 in 13 adults (18 and older) experienced at least one bout of major depression annually. The study found that less than one-third of those individuals were treated for their depression. People are often reluctant to […]

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Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids

A balance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids is essential to promoting and maintaining health. According to Artemis Simpoulos, M.D., President of the Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health in Washington D.C. and co-author of The Omega Plan (Harper Collins, 1998), “The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the typical Western diet is […]

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