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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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If you are taking ibuprofen tablets (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin & Nurofen) for everything ranging from headache, backache and other muscular aches and pains, you need to stop. Whilst ibuprofen is great at reducing pain and inflammation, there are many adverse effects from long-term use. The side-effects of long-term ibuprofen (and other NSAIDs) use can include nausea/diarrhea, [...]

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Coconut oil has long received criticism because groups of nutritionists and scientists had incorrectly labeled it as a promoter of LDL cholesterol, which has since been exposed as not being "bad" at all. In truth, it never did increase LDL cholesterol, but it did increase HDL or good cholesterol. That distinction was never corrected in [...]

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The antioxidant activity of citrus juices and other foods is undervalued. A new technique developed by researchers from the University of Granada for measuring this property generates values that are ten times higher than those indicated by current analysis methods. The results suggest that tables on the antioxidant capacities of food products that dieticians and [...]

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You’ve probably at least heard of the documentary Super Size me, a 2004 Film directed by and starring Morgan Spurlock. The film follows a 30-day period from February 1 to March 2, 2003 during which he ate only McDonald’s food with detrimental consequences. Well, someone got a little inspiration from this documentary and decided to drink 10 cans of Coke a day [...]

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The recipe you will find below contains seven of nature's most powerful natural antibacterial and antiviral substances. But before you start making your own immune boosting tonic, let's take a quick look at the health benefits of each ingredient. ACV contains high levels of acetic and malic acid as well as vitamins, mineral salts and [...]

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