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Health Tips

Can Folic Acid Alter Your Genes?

Can Folic Acid Alter Your Genes?

Folic acid supplements benefit everyone, from the unborn to the elderly. Find out what it can do for you and how it can help you live a longer, healthier life. In 1990, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health launched the Human Genome Project (HGP). The […]

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Men's Health

Men’s Health: Folate and Sperm

Men’s Health: Folate and Sperm

Certain vitamins are essential for the proper formation of sperm. A ‘seminal study’ has been released that shows how men’s health and reproduction is affected by sub-optimal levels of folate (folic acid, one of the B vitamins). It has long been recognized that folate deficiency in women leads to higher […]

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Blood Pressure — Bringing It Down Before It’s Too Late

Blood Pressure — Bringing It Down Before It’s Too Late

There are simple measures you can take to improve your heart health by lowering your blood pressure before high blood pressure leads to serious complications. Treating high blood pressure (BP) with medication involves either ‘fooling’ the kidneys into removing additional fluid from the body, or by making the heart beat […]

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Women's Health

WOMEN’S HEALTH: Preventing Osteoporosis

WOMEN’S HEALTH: Preventing Osteoporosis

The primary cause of fractures and hospitalizations in the elderly is preventable. Maintaining women’s health requires a basic knowledge of nutrition. Ann is in her sixties, well past ‘change of life.’ She reads about women’s health issues and is worried about her bones. She feels good, but she knows osteoporosis […]

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Exercise Outdoors to Beat Stress and Depression

Exercise Outdoors to Beat Stress and Depression

The anti-aging benefits of ecotherapy — exercising in a park or any green environment — is so much more effective than exercising indoors that it should be a frontline treatment for stress and depression, researchers say. Seems like research has finally caught up with the oft-heard advice to someone who’s […]

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Men's Health

MEN’S HEALTH: Natural Antidepressants

MEN’S HEALTH: Natural Antidepressants

Depression affects an enormous number of people nowadays, and the number keeps growing. Are there any natural health means to prevent depression? Does nutrition play a role? If you are deficient in vitamin C, you get scurvy. If you have a lack of iron, you’ll become anemic. Not enough calcium […]

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