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This science-backed NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC cocktail is known to help fight off infections

Conventional medications have proven to be effective but unsafe even for short-term use. Because many commonly used medicines cause adverse effects that significantly impact quality of life, more and more people are opting for natural remedies that do the job credibly without serious repercussions on one’s health. Here is an example of a natural remedy that can be of great help ...

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Study: SESAME OIL found to promote bone health in post-menopausal women

The fragrant aroma of some Chinese dishes comes from sesame oil, which comes from the seeds of the sesame plant (Sesamum indicum). But aside from infusing a delicious scent to food, sesame oil can also provide health benefits – in this case, promoting healthy bones for post-menopausal women. Researchers from Taiwan analyzed this possibility in an animal study published in Scientific Reports. They ...

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Thai black ginger found to delay arthritis progression and suppress inflammation

Kaempferia parviflora, commonly known as Thai black ginger or Thai ginseng, is a medicinal plant that belongs to the ginger family. Native to Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and the Sumatra island in Indonesia, the rhizome of this herbaceous plant has been used as folk medicine for thousands of years. The Hmong hill tribe, one of the largest ethnic groups in Northern Thailand, believes ...

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The ANTIBACTERIAL potency of honey: A natural alternative to prescription antibiotics

Honey is a naturally available product and the only concentrated sweetener that has been used as a treatment for disease for centuries – even before people became knowledgeable about the causes of infection. The medicinal importance of honey is documented in the world’s oldest medical literature. It is known for its potent antimicrobial properties. Inherent characteristics of antibacterial honey According to ...

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STUDY: Compound in coffee and tea can prevent liver cancer cells from spreading

Plants produce a wide variety of chemicals to ensure their survival. Many of these compounds happen to be beneficial to humans because of their outstanding biological properties. For example, plants naturally produce ascorbic acid – also known as vitamin C – because it plays an important role in photosynthesis and is needed for controlling plant cell growth. Vitamin C is an ...

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10 Vegetables to eat if you’re on a low-carb diet

Low-carbohydrate diets are some of the most popular diets for reducing weight and managing blood sugar levels. According to studies, reducing your carbohydrate intake also provides additional benefits such as lowering your blood triglyceride levels and increasing your high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or good cholesterol, levels. The idea behind low-carb diets is simple: Carbohydrates are one of the three energy-giving nutrients your body ...

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4 Science-backed benefits of dark chocolate for the brain

People may be surprised to learn that chocolate is considered a healthy superfood. After all, chocolate has a bad rap for being a sugary, highly processed snack that can cause food addiction. According to studies, foods that are rich in refined carbohydrates and/or added fats are like tobacco, meaning they trigger strong urges or cravings due to their effects on the brain. ...

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Drinking coffee can help reduce your risk of depression, according to studies

Coffee can help boost alertness and focus. Studies show that drinking coffee can also do wonders for your mental health. In fact, multiple meta-analyses suggest that drinking coffee in moderate amounts could help reduce your risk of depression. Coffee consumption protects against depression Many of the beneficial effects of coffee are directly linked to caffeine, the bitter-tasting chemical that’s naturally present in ...

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Prevent urinary tract infections naturally with this antioxidant-rich superfood

Cranberries are a great addition to a healthy diet. These small, red wetland fruits grow on trailing vines, or lowbushes, and are farmed on 58,000 acres of land across the Northern United States, Canada and Chile. Like their close cousin the blueberry, cranberries are considered “false berries” owing to the fact that they grow beneath flowers instead of from the flowers themselves. True ...

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