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18 Healthy Reasons to Sip Kombucha

18 Healthy Reasons to Sip Kombucha

Kombucha is the rage among health food lovers.  Now researchers have gathered 75 studies attesting to its proven health properties. 

Fermented tea known as kombucha has been rapidly growing in popularity among health food lovers.  But it's actually been around for thousands of years.  It originated in China in the third century B.C.  Then it made its way to Russia, India, and Japan where it became a staple among Samurai warriors.  Today it is also popular in Poland, Germany, Bulgaria, Indonesia and many other cultures. 

6 Hormone Balancing Powers Of Red Clover

6 Hormone Balancing Powers Of Red Clover

6 Hormone Balancing Powers Of Red Clover

Menopause can seem like torture. Women at midlife suffer with mood swings, stubborn weight gain, hot flashes, and low energy.  At the same time they can develop anxiety, depression, and trouble sleeping. This natural remedy may provide a perfect solution...

The problem is hormones run amuck. 

Cholesterol: It's All Good

Cholesterol: It's All Good

If media, medical, and marketing brainwashing has you convinced there is such a thing as "bad" cholesterol, you've gotten the science all wrong. 

You've heard it repeatedly: there are two kinds of cholesterol: the good high density lipoprotein (HDL) and the "bad" low density lipoprotein (LDL). Now a researcher at Texas A&M University has come to the defense of LDL and says that it may not be so bad after all.  In fact, it helps build muscle. 

According to Steve Riechman, a researcher in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, the study reveals that "LDL is not the evil Darth Vader of health it has been made out to be in recent years."

In a study published in the Journal of Gerontology, Riechman and colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh, Kent State University, the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine examined 52 adults from ages 60 to 69.  The participants were in generally good health, but not physically active, and none of them were participating in a training program.

13 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Walnuts

13 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Walnuts

13 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Walnuts

Walnuts benefit your heart, brain, bones and more.  Here's why you need to eat more of them.

Researchers from the University of California Davis say the U.S. government is wrong when it comes to demonizing high fat foods.  In fact, a new study shows eating high fat whole walnuts or walnut oil can slow prostate cancer growth.    

6 Proven Reasons To Eat The OTHER Black Berry

 6 Proven Reasons To Eat The OTHER Black Berry

Chances are you can find fresh blackberries pretty easily in your local market. But black raspberries (Rubus occidentalis) are a different story.  And they are worth seeking out. 

All berries are good sources of antioxidants but black raspberries take top prize.  According to Oregan State University Department of Food Science and Technology they contain almost three times the antioxidants of blackberries and more than six times the antioxidants of red raspberries.

Celery Compound May Halt HRT Breast Cancers

Celery Compound May Halt HRT Breast Cancers

Celery Compound May Halt HRT Breast Cancers

More than 100 women in the U.S. die every day from breast cancer. Could something as simple as celery make a difference?

Postmenopausal women who have taken synthetic hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. More than 100 women die every day from breast cancer in the U.S. alone.

7 Amazing Healing Powers of Aloe Vera

7 Amazing Healing Powers of Aloe Vera

Around 1750 BC Hannibal waged war to control the areas in North Africa where aloe vera flourished. It's no wonder when you understand the powerful medicine contained in this plant.  

Aloe vera is a succulent plant that belongs to the lily family. There are more than 300 species of the aloe plant, but the Aloe barbadensis species exhibits the most proven medicinal properties.

7 Foods and Nutrients Proven To Cut Macular Degeneration Risk

7 Foods and Nutrients Proven To Cut Macular Degeneration Risk

As the baby-boomers age, blindness from age-related macular degeneration is on the rise.  More than 3 million more people will become victims in the next five years. Eating right can lower your risk.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among people 50 and older.  It affects more than 1.75 million people in the U.S. and is expected to strike as many as 3 million in the next five years. 

8 Proven Health Benefits of Saffron

8 Proven Health Benefits of Saffron

This exotic spice has been used to treat more than 90 illnesses over 4,000 years.  Here are just 8 healthy reasons to use more saffron. 

When the Greek gods Zeus and Hera made love, the land burst open with blooming crocuses. Or so the legend goes.

While the crocus (Crocus sativus) is loved and appreciated as a colorful harbinger of spring, its mythic fame and power come from its vibrant saffron fronds or threads.

Prehistoric caves in Iraq are adorned with 50,000-year-old paintings made with saffron-based pigments.

9 Other Reasons to Eat More Fiber

Even your great-grandmother knew fiber was the secret to keeping you “regular.”  But fiber has many other surprisingly powerful health benefits. Here are nine other excellent reasons to bulk up on fiber.

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