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Cod for What Ails You

Cod for What Ails You

For centuries, Scandinavians took cod liver oil to protect them from the long, cold and dark Northern winters, without knowing that it would protect their heart health, prevent stiff muscles and alleviate the aching joints of rheumatism. They harvested the delicious Arctic cod, also known locally as ‘skrei,‘ as it [...]

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Bioflavonoids — Do I Really Need Them, or Can I Just Take Vitamin C?

Bioflavonoids — Do I Really Need Them, or Can I Just Take Vitamin C?

Is your vitamin C doing everything it could? Probably not — unless you’re also taking bioflavonoids. Roses are red, violets are blue, oranges are orange, and lemons are yellow. Is this a rhyme gone wrong? No, it’s the beginning of a recipe for good health. Each of these and, in [...]

by × May 12, 2008 × 11,126 comments

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The 101 Benefits of Inositol

The 101 Benefits of Inositol

Anyone with high cholesterol, diabetes, liver problems, high blood pressure, excess stress or who drinks coffee, needs to know about the value of inositol to help naturally restore health and wellness. Inositol is a fundamental part of every cell. It combines with many other nutrients to perform a great variety [...]

by × May 6, 2008 × 4 comments

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An Ancient Chinese Secret — Red Yeast Rice

An Ancient Chinese Secret — Red Yeast Rice

The yeast responsible for giving Peking Duck its red color contains powerful antioxidants and a potent cholesterol-lowering agent. Ever since the Chinese Tang dynasty in 800 C.E. red yeast rice has been used for medicinal purposes, as natural food coloring and as a spice in cuisine. The ancient Chinese pharmacopoeia [...]

by × April 29, 2008 × 10,714 comments

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Hawthorn Berries — Nature’s Tonic for the Heart

Hawthorn Berries — Nature’s Tonic for the Heart

A powerful antioxidant used since ancient times in the treatment of heart problems is being rediscovered. In the first century, the Greek herbalist Dioscorides wrote about the health-giving properties of the berries of the white-thorn, or ‘hawthorn’ tree. Thereafter, Romans, Greeks and even Renaissance herbalists utilized the rose-like petals and [...]

by × April 21, 2008 × 10,691 comments

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Bilberry for Your Eyes, Heart and Circulation

Bilberry for Your Eyes, Heart and Circulation

A five hundred-year old traditional European remedy for circulatory problems is finding new uses in modern natural health and healing. Everyone loves blueberry pie! Beyond being excellent in desserts, berries have the highest levels of health-enhancing antioxidants of all fruits. Most notable is the bilberry fruit, a close relative of [...]

by × April 15, 2008 × 11,444 comments