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Kava and L-Tryptophan for Anxiety

…make L-tryptophan on its own, so you must get it in your diet or take it in supplement form. Foods with higher L-tryptophan content include: * Wheat germ * Oat flakes * Eggs * Cottage cheese * Avocados * Pork * Salted anchovies * Swiss and Parmesan cheeses * Almonds Like, Kava, there is some concern around…

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Vision Saving Foods

…group of blue-green algae (another superfood, by the way). With all eight essential amino acids and high levels of vitamin B12, it surpasses raw wheat germ in levels of vitamin E and is an excellent source of essential fatty acids. In addition, spirulina is composed of dozens of pigments associated with…

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You CAN Prevent Cataracts

…radiation. Animal studies have shown that when histidine is missing in the diet, cataracts may develop in as little as three weeks. Yogurt, wheat germ, granola, oats, ricotta, cottage cheese, and eggs are among foods rich in these amino acids that help rebuild and maintain the eye’s integrity. In…

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Is the Swimming Pool Making You Sick?

…comes with its own set of problems, but that’s a post for another day) does not kill all germs, and pool filters cannot eliminate the remaining chlorine-resistant bacteria and amoebas found in pools. These germs cause Recreational Water Illnesses (RWI) which are spread by swallowing or inhaling pool…

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How to Stay Healthy During Holiday Travel

…the holiday season is here once again. For many people that means traveling by plane to see family and friends—and being exposed to all kinds of germs along the way. A few years back, Dr. Jonathan Temte, with the University of Wisconsin, surveyed 641 air travelers and found that * 7.3 percent had a…

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