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|7/6/2015 - Just as estrogen and progesterone levels are of great importance to women, testosterone levels are equally important to guys. After age 50, testosterone levels can begin to gradually decline. What's more, the decline can happen so slowly that a man is not always aware of it until the levels get quite...|
|7/5/2015 - It's the master hormone that makes a man uniquely manly -- DHT, or 5a-dihydrotestosterone, the strongest of the male hormones that's absolutely critical for healthy testosterone balance. Chances are, if you're a man living in the modern West, your levels of DHT are too low due to the hyper-feminizing...|
|4/17/2015 - In an era where more Americans are discovering that sugary soda and other junk foods are some of the leading contributors to a range of health problems, desperate beverage conglomerates are co-opting health professionals as a means of boosting sales.
As reported by The Associated Press, Coca-Cola...|
|2/28/2015 10:01:42 AM - Metabolism refers to the physical and chemical processes that synthesis energy. These chemical reactions take place within the cells with help from enzymes and hormones. This process converts food and oxygen to the energy needed to run the body. Increasing the metabolism increases energy and enables...|
|12/15/2014 - Few herbs have received as much praise throughout history as ginger, the rhizome of the Zingiber officinale plant. Testimonials of ginger's significant medicinal properties have been recorded as far back as ancient Greece, though it was also mentioned in the ancient literature of Europe, Asia and the...|
|11/2/2014 - The human immune system is a remarkable network of biological structures and processes. When functioning properly, it has the ability to remember diseases that it has previously encountered for more efficient removal, trigger immediate responses to emergencies through its advanced communication systems...|
|9/1/2014 - Every year, more than 100,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with kidney disease, a serious, life-threatening condition in which the kidneys can no longer filter waste products from the blood. (1) The National Kidney Foundation estimates that one in three American adults is currently at risk...|
|8/19/2014 - When it comes to weight loss, nearly everyone is looking for a quick fix. Many of us live complicated lives filled with stresses originating from all angles. Unfortunately, Western society normalizes the constant flow of activities, distractions and pressures, tricking us into feeling like we should...|
|8/2/2014 - You may have never heard of the term "brown fat" before, but new research has been published which says brown fat is a good thing, and you should sleep in a "cooler" room regularly, so crank up the A/C, because a slightly higher power bill might be worth it to your health. By giving your metabolism...|
|7/20/2014 - Magnesium is one of the most important -- and yet often overlooked -- nutraceutical required for a healthy body and mind. Magnesium plays an important role in more than 300 biochemical reactions and processes in the body (1), but despite its importance, many people fail to get enough of the mineral...|
|7/10/2014 - While many superfoods exist, and all are beneficial for health along with a diet that includes fresh, whole foods, there are three that are ideal for their ability to boost energy. According to experts, spirulina, maca, and turmeric are the top three foods that can help give the body a much-needed energy...|
|6/20/2014 - If you're seeking an uncomplicated way to cultivate health, look to the lymphatic system. Working in tandem with the cardiovascular system, lymph fluids help remove toxins from the blood, while also transporting immune system cells. Since the lymphatic system doesn't have an organ like the heart to...|
|4/22/2014 - Many times, people discard parts of fruits and vegetables that they consider unhealthy. Not only is this habit wasteful, but it may mean that people are missing out on health benefits they never considered. For example, while many folks tend to peel the white strands of an orange away from the fruit,...|
|4/21/2014 - Many times when we want a boost of energy, we reach for the coffee or even an energy drink. But as modern science has indicated, energy drinks can be down-right bad for you, and there can be some side effects of drinking too much coffee (withdrawal symptoms and disrupted sleep from the caffeine)! Other...|
|2/18/2014 - Few tropical fruits are as versatile as coconuts. These unique, round drupes, whose name likely derives from the 16th-century Spanish word for "head" or "skull," are processed around the world to make coconut milk, flour, sugar and butter, countless soap and cosmetic products, and, of course, coconut...|
|2/5/2014 - Spirulina is a type of green algae that grows in fresh water bodies. It is a survivor plant which, unlike most flora, is able to withstand considerable temperature variations and still thrive. It is cultivated worldwide and has been harvested as a food source for thousands of years.
|12/2/2013 - We seem to be suffering from an extreme energy crisis in the West, namely, day-to-day chronic fatigue. With fast-paced lifestyles, sometimes it appears that coffee and sugar are an absolute necessity just to get though the day. But there's hope. We can ditch the artificial stimulants and instead cultivate...|
|11/11/2013 - Without them, your central nervous system would be completely dysfunctional. But the good news is that endorphins, also known as the "feel-good" chemicals in the brain, are naturally produced and regulated by the body, that is when the body is functioning in proper balance. If your body feels out of...|
|10/9/2013 - Well, summer's over and healthcare professionals are already gearing up for cold and flu season. Don't rely solely on that flu vaccine to keep you protected; in many cases, the vaccines tend to make people sick. And while no single food or supplement can keep the flu at bay, there are a half-dozen ways...|
|10/8/2013 - Another cold and flu season is upon us and you're probably contemplating whether or not to get that flu shot. Whether your do or not, you should know that there are a couple of "superfoods" you could add to your diet that will substantially reduce your chances of getting sick this season.
|9/26/2013 - For the past decade, nutrition scientists have known that certain whole foods that are consumed in their natural and unprocessed forms promote vibrant health by stimulating the innate immune response system, while virtually all refined foods and hydrogenated fats promote disease. Extensive research...|
|9/21/2013 - Four Brazilian scientific journals and ten others from around the world have been barred from the influential Thomson Reuters Impact Factor rating system for one year following the discovery that a cohort of editors published a series of papers designed to artificially boost the rankings of their respective...|
|8/12/2013 - Depending on what you put in your smoothies, they can boost your daily nutrition and vitamin count considerably. Some smoothies contain foods loaded with health benefits, such as kale, flax and ingredients with omega-3 fatty acids that are highly recommended for good health.
Boost your daily nutrition...|
|8/12/2013 - Certain foods can help boost weight loss and can help increase metabolism, the key is figuring out what foods work best for you. There are certain foods that are good for fat burning, some that are good for increasing energy, and some that are great for moving waste through the body.
|7/13/2013 - Welcome to the "People's Farmacy." No prescription needed. More proof that food is medicine.
Do you want to maintain or increase your mind power despite aging? Here are a few proven brain boosting nutrient dense fruits that may surprise you.
An apple a day is actually a good ideaAn apple a day...|
|7/12/2013 5:22:25 PM - With all the emphasis on the importance of vitamins D and C, an important family of vitamins known as B-complex gets overlooked.
The B vitamins are best known for their energizing abilities, their contributions to creating red blood cells, and their ability to boost nerve health and mental focus.
|5/24/2013 - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's harebrained scheme to restrict public access to sugary beverages sold in volumes higher than 16 ounces will more than likely result in people actually consuming more of such beverages, and thus lead to higher rates of obesity and diabetes. These are the findings...|
|5/12/2013 - Students from the University of Karachi explored the numerous health benefits of papaya and discovered a few interesting details about it. In their research, Marian Naseem as well as Muhammad Karam Nasir, students Agriculture and Agribusiness Department at Karachi University, found out that the fruit...|
|4/6/2013 - It's amazing how coconut oil has recently been acknowledged for the healthy oil that it is after having been vilified for decades as a heart attack oil. Now it's been discovered to boost even brain health.
Defaming coconut oil saturated fat was part of the 1950s creation of low and no fat foods,...|
|3/26/2013 - Thyroid dysfunction is one of the most common hormone disorders in the world, but new research shows that supplementation with zinc can have dramatic benefits for those suffering from abnormal levels of thyroid hormones.
The thyroid is a two-inch gland that releases two separate hormones, triiodothyronine...|
|3/12/2013 - There are many reasons why a person's sex drive can suddenly start to wane unexpectedly -- excess stress, rapid aging, poor nutrition, and chronic depression are just a few common causes of low libido. But resorting to those little blue pills to fix the problem in an instant should be a last resort...|
|2/2/2013 - Reishi mushrooms are currently enjoying extreme popularity because of their reported health benefits. This type of mushroom has antiviral, analgesic, anti-diabetic, cardiovascular, anti-parasetic and antifungal properties that make it more beneficial for those who are aiming to improve their overall...|
|2/1/2013 - Broccoli has always been regarded as one of the most essential vegetables for health and nutrition not only because it is nutrient-packed, but because several studies have already demonstrated its ability to fight off cancer. But according to more recent studies, the cancer preventing properties of...|
|12/17/2012 - The beauty of the natural world extends far beyond just the aesthetic characteristics that make plants and shrubs visually appealing. Some of the most powerful healing and immune-boosting agents in existence can actually be found growing unassumingly in fields, forests, and jungles around the world...|
|12/8/2012 - The time is here again when seemingly almost everyone is sniffling and coughing. Why be a victim of colds and flus when there are plenty of natural ways to strengthen the body's defenses against them? Below are some easy steps that everyone can take to optimize immunity this winter.
Eat and sleepA...|
|11/8/2012 - Perhaps the greatest threat to brain function is chronic stress. Challenged by fear and anxiety, the body will produce excessive amounts of cortisol, the "stress hormone", which eventually damages the brain's memory center. And, although cortisol is a necessary hormone for survival purposes, excessive...|
|10/12/2012 - Amid dubious government claims that the jobless rate is falling, some are actually suggesting that one way out of our dismal economy is to build more devices to keep an eye on us, namely drones.
One recent headline actually read, "UAV's Could Boost U.S. Economy," then went on to point out that the...|
|10/11/2012 - The big winter flu shot vaccine push is on! You are about to be bombarded with endless messages to "get vaccinated!" They're even starting to lay a guilt trip on those who refuse vaccinations, illogically claiming that your lack of a vaccine somehow causes other people who are already vaccinated to...|
|8/16/2012 - Its rich scent, prominent historical presence, and deeply-symbolic significance throughout the ages has earned the rosemary herb quite an honorable status in many cultures around the world. And a significant portion of rosemary's legacy involves the incredible soothing, nourishing, and healing properties...|
|6/7/2012 - Until we get solid with a steady diet of non-processed, mostly organic foods without sugar or high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or synthetic sweeteners, we are likely to be hooked into the cycle of fake foods for moods. Comfort foods, ice creams, pastries, candies are available everywhere to soothe us...|
|5/17/2012 - If you are one of the millions of Americans that struggles daily with lack of energy or chronic fatigue, then you are likely very familiar with those constant feelings of being tired and drained. But rather than turn to coffee, so-called energy drinks, or harsh stimulants for a quick pick-me-up, you...|
|1/21/2012 3:05:07 PM - Remember when it was considered crazy talk to suggest that mainstream medicine viewed humanity as being born lacking in pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines, as if these synthetic inputs are necessary miracle nutrients for proper human development? Well, researchers from the US Centers for Disease Control...|
|1/20/2012 - The human body was designed very efficiently for times of scarcity and stress. Food scarcity was a common reality and the body has developed specific pathways to be very efficient in times of fasting. In times of stress, for survival purposes we adapted a fight or flight mode that forces us to work...|
|11/10/2011 - The single celled green algae chlorella is renowned for its incredible nutrient content and qualities. The depth of benefits one receives from consuming this microspecies is evidence of its superfood status. Chlorella is used around the world as a valuable food source for immune boosting and detoxification.
|10/29/2011 - Most people associate testosterone with facial hair, gigantic muscles & illegal steroids. Naturally produced testosterone plays a very important role in male/female metabolic function. Lowered testosterone is a chronic epidemic that is threatening lives all around the world. Boost your testosterone...|
|9/19/2011 - Resveratrol has been on the nutritional radar of researchers because of its proven ability to mimic some of the life-extending characteristics provided by calorie restriction as seen in animals and humans alike. Scientists publishing in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research draw a solid...|
|9/16/2011 - The latest research on high dose, intravenous vitamin C continues to confirm its cytotoxic effects on many cancers in tissue culture models. Results have been so promising that oncologists are now researching the combination of vitamin C with standard chemo drugs. Not surprisingly, vitamin C was found...|
|8/25/2011 - The months of August and September frequently bring about an increased work and activity load for many students, adults and parents. Energy levels and mental concentration may lag during this time. People from all walks of life can benefit from the energy boost that various herbs, amino acids and other...|
|8/20/2011 - The United States has an epidemic of childhood neurodevelopmental disease such as autism, ADHD, Asperger`s and mental retardation. Much of this is due to the influence of industrial chemicals, processed foods, birth and childhood spinal trauma, & sedentary behavior. A natural diet and innate lifestyle...|
|4/20/2011 - The human internal ecosystem is stabilized by several different buffering systems that keep the body functioning at a high level for as long as possible. One of these buffering systems is pH. Our blood stream should be slightly alkaline at 7.365 pH at all times for the body to be healthy. Maintaining...|
|4/8/2011 - Every cell within our body has unique organelles within it that play a vital role in the overall function and health of the cell. The mitochondria is a unique intracellular structure that produces 95% of the cellular energy and plays a critical role in protecting the cell from oxidative stress. Lifestyle...|
|3/24/2011 - Amino acids are critical players in nearly every metabolic function within the body. One of the most critical amino acids is L-glutamine, which is by far the most abundant free amino acid in the body. It accounts for over 60% of the free amino acids in blood, brain, organs, and muscle tissue. This critical...|
|2/21/2011 - Just about everybody who harks back a few decades are familiar with the famed cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man, who downed a can of spinach to produce bulging muscles whenever he needed to get out of trouble. As researchers at the Karolinska Institutet in Swedenfound have discovered, it turns...|
|2/21/2011 - Power naps are one of the best kept secrets of successful people. These short naps (usually thirty minutes or less) are surprisingly refreshing and leave you with increased energy and improved productivity. These miniature naps are usually taken during the afternoon, but can be used whenever you need...|
|12/30/2010 - Serotonin is known as the happy hormone because the level or lack thereof greatly influences our moods and sense of well-being. Emotional stability is also affected by a number of other factors such as stress, diet, lifestyle and others. However, there is much one can do to naturally boost the levels...|
|12/3/2010 - In many countries throughout the world herbs are used as a primary healthcare tool. Much of the therapeutic aspects of modern medicine were taken from the study of ancient herbal remedies. Unfortunately, medicine has manipulated these natural plant-based properties and synthetically altered them. This...|
|10/24/2010 - It`s important to eat healthy, immune strengthening foods throughout the year, but it is especially important during cold and flu season. The season can start as early as October and last through April.
According to a study by Harvard Medical School, "the immune system is precisely that-" "a system,...|
|10/23/2010 - Energy is something that we all feel a little short on from time to time. It's a good thing that there are a myriad of natural energy boosters that we can eat, drink, or take as a supplement to help us be peak performers all day long.
The trick with energy boosters is that you don't want to over...|
|8/31/2010 - Metabolism is a term often associated with weight loss. It is the name for the process by which the body converts what you eat and drink into the energy needed to power everything you do, from moving and breathing to thinking and growing. It involves a series of biochemical reactions that burn the calories...|
|6/30/2010 - Infertility rates are at an all time high. Currently, one out of seven couples has trouble conceiving - and experts predict that the problem will double in the next decade. When looking for the underlying cause of a great deal of infertility, most of the time you don't need to look much further than...|
|6/19/2010 - A strong immune system is at the heart of our very wellbeing so we can fight off most diseases and conditions that come our way. But if our immune system is weakened for whatever reason, we become very vulnerable. Holistic medicine recognizes that illness is not caused by viruses and bacteria but by...|
|4/14/2010 - The importance of glutathione or GSH, considered the master antioxidant and an important immune booster, has been discussed in previous Natural News articles. But this follow up clarifies the differences between externally administered glutathione and glutathione produced within the body's cells, and...|
|4/13/2010 - Many people think of colds and flu as inevitable and resort to going for a flu shot as a preventative measure or to taking plenty of medication in an attempt to cure colds and flu. Yet, by eating correctly, eliminating harmful foods, reducing stress and getting enough sleep, the immune system can be...|
|3/2/2010 - Low white blood cell counts are indicative of a suppressed immune system and can have many causes. Emotional state and stress, an unhealthy diet and lifestyle, and nutritional intake can all cause lower immune system response and low white blood cell counts. Low immunity can also be caused by a number...|
|2/4/2010 - Magnesium, as NaturalNews has reported through the years, is an essential nutrient that benefits health in many important ways. For example, research has shown it helps to prevent heart disease (http://www.naturalnews.com/027392_magnesium_disease_heart.html), slashes the risk of cerebral palsy (http://www.naturalnews.com/025350_magnesium_Cerebral_Palsy_premature_birth.html),...|
|1/9/2010 - Women over the age of 65 have a head start when it comes to mental faculties... if they drink 3 cups of coffee per day, that is. Caffeine consumption in moderation is now a proven boost to women's mental health.
When taken in moderation, it appears that caffeine can actually be a boost to women's...|
|1/6/2010 - Beginning of the school year, rumors of the swine flu sparked great fear around the world. As viruses and bacteria begin to spread like wild fire throughout our communities, you are probably searching for the best immune system supplements to protect your family in addition to a well-balanced diet....|
|11/3/2009 - The world of bizarre nutritional claims by sugary cereal makers just got a little more weird this week when Kellogg's began shipping boxes of Cocoa Krispies emblazoned with the ridiculous claim, "Now helps support your child's IMMUNITY."
If processed white sugar, partially-hydrogenated trans fat...|
|5/27/2009 - Our brain produces neurotransmitters like serotonin which play an important role in how we feel each day. Many people experience pain, stress, depression and anxiety associated with low serotonin levels. Fortunately, there are plenty of natural ways we can boost our mood by helping our body produce...|
|3/17/2009 - How good are blueberries at lowering high cholesterol and protecting cardiovascular health? This article compiles a collection of quotes and statements about blueberries from doctors, authors and health experts.
Learn about anthocyanosides and the natural medicine found in blueberries and other types...|
|8/11/2008 - Research shows that pumpkin seeds are a great libido booster. Pumpkin seeds are one of nature's most perfect foods. They taste delicious, make great snacks, and add nutrient rich flavor and texture to salads and many other dishes. They contain many libido vitamins including the B vitamins, and vitamins...|
|7/14/2008 - In the world of natural health, "medicinal" mushrooms are known as some of the most potent immune boosters and disease fighters. Perhaps the most potent of all is the Agaricus Blazei Murrill mushroom, known in its native Brazil as "The Mushroom of God"; however many others have also proven to be very...|
|4/23/2008 - Are you worried about the possible outbreak of the Avian Flu among humans? Perhaps you should be! I hope that all of the publicity about the Bird Flu proves to be a false alarm, as well as the theories that it may be a deliberately engineered flu, but I have to tell you that from what I have learned...|
|4/11/2008 - Enjoying an active sex life is essential to our wellbeing, and the foods we eat play a large role in ensuring we feel in the mood. Some of the foods that help turn us on include:
Pumpkin seeds are one of the few foods that contain zinc, which is vital for testosterone production...|
|4/1/2008 - "Boosting Your Metabolism" is probably one of the hottest topics for popular magazines. I myself have been interviewed on the subject at least 9,000 times (OK, I exaggerate but not by much). Reporters (and readers) are dying to know what foods or supplements or exercises will "boost their metabolism".
|3/7/2008 - Historically, herbalists have used the herb hawthorn as a cardiac tonic and considered it valuable for improvement of cardiac weakness, an enlarged heart, angina, arrhythmias, edema, hardening of the arteries, heart palpitations, heart valve murmurs, irregular heartbeat, nerve depression and unexplained...|
|1/25/2007 - Hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the "mushroom of immortality" and the "medicine of kings," you'd expect reishi to offer you some pretty astounding health benefits, right? Your assumptions are correct. This prized fungus may be able to boost your immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease,...|
|10/17/2006 - School lunches and vending machines aren't the only places to look for ways to improve students' nutrition. Modest changes in the kinds of snacks offered at after-school programs can also have a significant positive impact on children's diets, UC Davis researchers report in the September 2006 issue...|
|8/7/2006 - Can some foods make you smarter? Research shows that nuts and seeds just might boost your brainpower and balance your moods. That's right, everything from the most common nuts -- such as walnuts, hazelnuts, cashews and almonds -- to the more exotic seeds and nuts can clear up that "brain fog" and enable...|
|12/7/2005 - Acetyl-L-carnitine may offer unprecedented hope for people suffering from Alzheimer's disease or the aftereffects of a stroke. The human brain is uniquely powerful and complex, but it is sometimes difficult for it to fully recover from damage. People who have been affected by stroke, traumatic brain...|
|7/25/2005 - Soon after giving birth, female mammals produce colostrum, which is a milk-like substance that jump-starts a newborn's immune system. Researchers now believe that the benefits of colostrum don't necessarily end there. If you have a compromised immune system or are just looking for a boost to your healthy...|
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|11/13/2004 - A global influenza pandemic isn't something that most people think about on a day-to-day basis. But it could soon become front-page news, if the fears of the World Health Organization are realized. The group is concerned about the ripening conditions for a global outbreak of a particular bird flu...|
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