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DOs and DON’Ts of Soothing Sore Muscles After Exercise

Photo Courtesy of: iStockphoto/Thinkstock Muscle soreness following a vigorous workout is sometimes managed by stretching, practicing yoga, soaking in a hot bath and simply suffering through. But who…

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Spice Proven to Speed Metabolism, Fight Cancer

Turmeric is not just for curries anymore.  New research by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) found the key ingredient in the spice turmeric, curcumin, enhances the activity of the cel…

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13 Foods That Fight Allergies

There are many naturally-occurring plant compounds called phytonutrients that assist with allergies. The main ones include: anthocyanin, curcumin, hesperetin, and quercetin in your diet. Don’t worry a…

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The Super Potent Cancer-Fighting Spice

Photo Courtesy Of:  Hemera/Thinkstock Curcumin – a derivative of turmeric, and the pigment that gives the curry spice turmeric its yellow-orange color -- is a natural compound that has been extensi…

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6 Herbs for the Mind

When it comes to brain health and mental acuity, few people think of herbs.   While Mother Nature’s herbal medicines humbly lay upon the earth in her rainforests, wilderness, and jungles devoid of a…

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This Powerful Herb Can Combat Cancer

The role of epigenetics in health and disease is becoming ever clearer, and I firmly believe this field of study will eventually supplant the current medical paradigm. The conventional belief has …

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Natural Painkillers

Athletes often joke about relying on "vitamin I," aka ibuprofen, to get through the aches and pains of training. But they're not the only ones who depend on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID…

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