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The Magic of Mushrooms Can Prevent Depression

By Karen Foster Bioactive compounds contained within an edible mushroom may delay or prevent the onset of neurological conditions like depression, investigations have concluded. Mushrooms are known for their immune system boosting properties as well as treatments for anxiety and anti-cancer capabilities. Mushrooms have been successfully used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years…

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Personalized Probiotics – In Five Years, It Will Be Routine Medical Practice

By Karen Foster Intestinal bacteria play a key role in causing and preventing many diseases. Consequently, giving personalised gut health advice will be routine medical practice in five years, predicts the researcher behind the new start-up Map My Gut and big gut data projects British Gut and Kings College London’s TwinsUK Registry. There are over…

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It Reduces Mental and Physical Fatigue And Enhances The Body’s Antioxidant Defenses

By Karen Foster Daily supplements containing astaxanthin, the pink pigment that gives salmon its color, have already been found to boost the body’s antioxidants defenses. Now a Japanese nutraceutical firm says astaxanthin has been found to be simultaneously effective against both mental and physical fatigue in a new published study. The global astaxanthin market is…

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“Real” Cinnamon Boosts Intelligence

By Karen Foster Cinnamon is one of the most potent antioxidants in the world and regular consumption can lower blood sugar, help digestion, ease arthritis, lower blood pressure and even ward off Alzheimer’s. New research has found the first evidence that cinnamon has the potential to boost human intelligence. When it comes to the highest…

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Women Nearly 3 Times Likely To Get Breast Cancer With Common Hormone Replacement Therapies

By Karen Foster Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research in London say the risks of taking the pills have been underestimated for years – and are actually 60 percent higher than thought. The findings, based on a study of 39,000 British women tracked as they went through the menopause, will re-ignite a 20-year-old debate…

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The Right Kind of Cinnamon Enhances Memory, Improves Learning Ability And Can Reverse Parkinson’s

By Karen Foster Eating one of the tastiest household spices may also improve learning ability, memory and even reverse Parkinson’s Disease according to new study results published online in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. Cinnamon is one of the most potent antioxidants in the world and regular consumption can lower blood sugar, help digestion, ease…

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Nutrient Herb Controls Blood Sugar, Cholesterol and Free Radicals

By Karen Foster Coriander (Coriandrum sativum), commonly known as Cilantro or Dhania, is a powerful herb with many health benefits. This plant is rich in micronutrients and nutritional elements. Various compounds in cilantro give it its distinct scent, which plays a large role in how foods taste. In addition to pleasant aromatic factors (described by…

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