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Researchers say Vitamin D deficiency could be partly responsible for the winter blues. According to the IBTimes, the findings, based on research by Australia’s Queensland University of Technology (QUT), were recently published to the Medical Hypothesis journal, and suggest a link between lack of exposure to sunlight and manifestations of seasonal affective disorder. The National [...]

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Personal Trainers Brendan Fox and Chris Campbell have come up with a great workout that you can do just about anywhere. The workout requires minimal kit, no music and there are no complicated moves. These exercises are suitable for beginners but can be progressed to something a bit harder as you get fitter. What do you [...]

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Enzymes are very delicate proteins that are responsible for carrying out virtually every metabolic function, from the digestion of food to the synthesis of DNA. We have around 3000 unique enzymes in our bodies that are involved in over 7000 enzymatic reactions. Simply put, your body can't function optimally without enzymes. Unfortunately, the average diet is almost completely [...]

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Scientists are warning that this year’s flu vaccine may not be as effective as normal, which could lead to more severe infections than is typical. According to CNN, a CDC advisory claimed “52% of the 85 influenza virus samples collected and analyzed from October 1 through November 22 were different than the virus strains included [...]

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Just eight weeks of practicing meditation can spark measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, stress, sense of self and empathy. This is not just a cosmetic change. A team of researchers led by Dr. Lazar, a neurologist and instructor at Harvard medical school, has discovered that meditating for just 8 weeks can fuel grey-matter in [...]

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There is growing scientific consensus that one of the most common types of sugar, fructose, can be toxic to the liver, just like alcohol. Fructose is the sugar that makes fruit taste sweet. For most people, there's nothing wrong with eating fructose in its natural state, in fruit. But today, manufacturers extract and concentrate the [...]

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Researchers from Brazil's Paraíba State University have determined that extracts of pomegranate and chamomile can help heal bleeding gums. The study tested 56 patients who had bleeding gums and gingivitis. They were split into three groups and each rinsed twice daily with an assigned rinse for 15 days. One group rinsed with chamomile extract, another group [...]

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Tart cherries have powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. According to new research from Oregon Health & Science University presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM) in San Francisco, tart cherries have the "highest anti-inflammatory content of any food" and can help people with arthritis manage their disease long-term without pain medications. Michigan researchers had [...]

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