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Metabolites in urine point the way to a more healthful diet

After examining the link between metabolites in urine and overall health, researchers created a 5-minute test to reveal a person’s nutritional fingerprint. Research finds a new way to look at the relationship between what we eat and our health. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that we need to rethink what constitutes a healthful diet for an individual. It might seem ...

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White mulberry can help with weight loss, study finds

White mulberry (Morus alba) is a tree native to China well-known for its use in traditional medicine. According to historical texts, Ancient Chinese healers made a tincture for toothache from the bark of the white mulberry tree and a remedy for colds and flu from white mulberry leaves. White mulberry fruits, on the other hand, served as a mild laxative and as ...

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African hemp boosts sperm quality, improves antioxidant levels

The Nigerian hemp (Cannabis sativa) is known to cause male gonadotoxicity (damage to the testes), which could be temporary or permanent. One of its main characteristics is hyperprolactinemia, a condition that, in men, causes sexual dysfunction and infertility. According to reports by The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) of Nigeria, illicit users in the country prefer to use hemp ...

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Go nuts for nuts: Long-term nut consumption can reduce your risk of obesity and reduce weight gain

Nutritionists have been hyping the health benefits of eating nuts for years — and for good reason. Numerous studies have found strong evidence of the ability of nuts (and seeds) to lower the risk of chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes. Besides disease prevention, nuts also provide plenty of nutrients which the body needs to stay healthy. In ...

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More than honey: Propolis from Brazilian bees harbors potent anti-inflammatory properties

Inflammation is an important part of the body’s immune response to foreign substances or invaders. It is commonly associated with pain, swelling, redness or a hot feeling in the affected or injured area. During inflammation, immune cells release chemicals called inflammatory mediators that cause small blood vessels to widen. This allows more blood and specialized immune cells to reach the site of ...

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Collagen from this African and Western Asian fish harbors potent antioxidant activity

Antioxidants are important for the human body, especially for the immune system. They not only boost immune function, but they also prevent or slow cell damage caused by unstable molecules called free radicals. Free radicals are produced by cells as a byproduct of several processes. Various internal and external factors are also known to contribute to the formation of these harmful ...

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5 Medicinal uses of mullein (plus 4 ways to prepare it)

Mullein has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb. There are over 200 species of mullein, and they can be found around the world, including the United States. Here are five medicinal uses of mullein, as well as four ways you can prepare it. (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) Disinfectant Mullein oil is a powerful disinfectant that can be used to ...

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Don’t let the name fool you: Skunkbush sumac is a potent medicinal plant with anti-cancer properties

In the fields of science and medicine, plants are not only valued because of their capacity to prevent and treat diseases, but also because they produce active compounds that have the potential to be developed into new medicines. A large number of drugs sold on the market today and used as clinical treatments were developed directly from plants. Some examples include the anti-malaria ...

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No muss, no fuss: 6 Natural ways to remove mold

Mold is one of the most common (and dreaded) problems in households and buildings. Mold spores can grow quickly and get released into the air, making it dangerous to breathe, especially if you are already suffering from a respiratory problem. If you’re looking for home remedies for mold growth or wish to prevent it, here are some tips and natural products ...

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Home gardening basics: 24 Plants to grow in a bucket garden

Bucket gardening is popular among urban preppers because it allows you to grow assorted herbs and vegetables even if you live in a small apartment. Also known as container gardening, this method is a great way to start your own garden if you’re a beginner who doesn’t want to feel overwhelmed with a full-sized backyard garden. (h/t to UrbanSurvivalSite.com) Why bucket gardening is perfect for ...

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