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Safe Alternatives to NSAIDs

…-bleeding in the brain—which can lead to micro-strokes. Increasing the chance of permanent blindness, internal ulcerations, and micro-bleeding in the brain are risks I’d rather not take. Fortunately, if you’re looking for effective pain relief without any of these dreadful side effects, you have several…

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Fight Depression with Fatty Acids

…where our Western diet, high in processed and fried foods, has been introduced, the incidence of depression goes up correspondingly. Much of your brain and other nervous tissue is made up of fats. In fact, the cell membranes of nerves contain 20 percent essential fatty acids. It is through these complex…

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7 Steps to Healthy Sleep

…bedtime. About an hour before we feel the need to sleep, our body temperature begins to drop about 1 degree. This is one of the key signals from the brain to slow down and start the sleep process. Unfortunately, many of us continually override this signal by forcing our minds and bodies to keep going.…

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Go Barefoot for Better Balance

…walk slower and more cautiously. It got me thinking about the benefits of walking barefoot. I love the idea of walking barefoot because it gives our brain the greatest amount of feedback when it comes to position and balance. When was the last time you walked around barefoot? It might be a good idea to…

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Eat Sardines, Improve Memory

…improve memory? These tiny fish are not only a good source of the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA, which are key components for learning and proper brain function, but they are also one of the richest sources of nucleotides. Nucleotides are the sub-units or building blocks from which your body creates…

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The Health Benefits of Chia

…percent of the cerebral cortex and anywhere from 30 to 60 percent of the retina. Deficiencies of this fatty acid can have profound effects on both brain and eye function and development. Proper Daily Dosage of Chia The recommended daily amount is 2 tablespoons a day for adults and 1 tablespoon for children…

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Vision Saving Foods

…its health-supporting merits. Both are rich in hundreds of bioflavonoid compounds that support the health of your heart, eyes, bones, and even your brain. (Chew on a few sprigs of parsley to counteract onion or garlic breath.) And here’s a bonus: garlic and onions, both raw and cooked, will help you…

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Carnosine for Cataracts

…Carnosine is made up of the two amino acids—beta-alanine and L-histidine. It is naturally found in high concentrations in our muscles, heart, skin, and brain. Its antioxidant activity is well documented, but carnosine is also one of the very best glycation preventatives known. (Benfotiamine is another.) I’ve…

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Four Ways to Curb Food Cravings

…cravings. Researchers have discovered that the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas have melatonin receptors. When melatonin is released from the brain during sleep it helps shut down insulin production. Individuals who sleep little or poorly become more resistant to insulin, and their insulin sensitivity…

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Nattokinase: The Japanese Clot-Busting Miracle

…problems—including risk of stroke—are the result of impaired circulation. Impaired circulation due to a blood clot in an artery leading to the brain is the cause of most strokes. Your risk of stroke decreases dramatically when proper circulation is restored. Conventional medicine uses products like…

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The Power of Proper Sleep

…to the production of melatonin. Melatonin is produced and released during periods of darkness by the pineal gland, which is located deep within the brain. At the National Institutes of Health, researchers found that exposing sleeping individuals to light disrupts their melatonin levels and internal body…

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Will the Egg Controversy Ever End?

…zeaxanthin, they are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, particularly DHA. DHA is one of the primary components in the nervous system, particularly the brain. It’s now well-established that omega-3 EPA and DHA is probably the most common dietary deficiency in the western diet, and it is directly related…

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7 Best Anti-Aging Herbs: Ginkgo Biloba

…degeneration as senile dementia. The most common causes of senile dementia are blockages, interruptions or decreased blood flow to regions of the brain. This is one area where the herb ginkgo biloba has proven to be a godsend. Gingko biloba, a native Chinese herb, has been shown to improve memory greatly…

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Is That Bug Spray Worth Your Health?

…disease, and ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). They also cause a host of acute symptoms, such as chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, brain fog, numbness, burning or tingling sensations, poor memory, muscle spasms, and migrating pain. Organophosphates, one of the main types of pesticides…

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Breastfeeding Prevents Cancer and Diabetes

…immediate area. Now it's your turn: Did you develop diabetes or cancer after breastfeeding? You May Also Be Interested In: * Mother's Milk: The Original Brain Food * Recommendations for Breast Health

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What is Ashwagandha?

…learning, memory, and reaction time * reduces anxiety and depression without causing drowsiness * stabilizes blood sugar * lowers cholesterol * reduces brain-cell degeneration * contains anti-malarial properties * offers anti-inflammatory benefits Ashwagandha has even been found to reduce the growth of cancer…

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Water Distillation Could Save Your Life

…Environmental Protection Agency says that water from your kitchen tap is safe to use, when you read about people dying because organisms got into their brains via neti pot usage, it really makes you wonder what their definition of "safe" is. Even "safe" water may contain "acceptable" amounts of lead, arsenic…

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