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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

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. 

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, one study shows eating high fat whole walnuts or walnut oil can slow prostate cancer growth.

The researchers wanted to know what it is about walnuts that give them the prostate cancer powers observed in earlier studies

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.

11 Proven Health Benefits of Meditation

11 Proven Health Benefits of Meditation

The ancient practice of meditation is enjoying a resurgence. Its proven health benefits have been discovered by such unlikely advocates as military programs and corporations

Meditation used to be confined to the mysterious and ascetic world of Buddhist monks. But now meditation is going mainstream

Military programs incorporate meditation to treat soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. Corporations offer meditation as part of their wellness programs.

10 Proven Health Benefits of Yogurt

10 Proven Health Benefits of Yogurt

Probiotics occur naturally in many foods. The most popular source in the Western diet is yogurt. Here are 10 proven ways yogurt can boost your health.  

The human gut contains several thousand strains of bacteria and every person has a different mix.  Some are beneficial, some are just there for the ride, and some can become problematic. When the balance between "good" and "not so good" bacteria is disrupted, lots of things can go wrong from the immune system, to digestion, to mental health.

Are "Moody Women" Being Drugged Into Submission By Pharma?

Why Can't A Woman Be More Like A Man?

Women are now almost twice as likely to be on antidepressants as men. Why? 

"Why can't a woman be more like a man?" laments Henry Higgins in the 1964 Lerner and Loewe classic musical "My Fair Lady."  In the show Higgins is stymied by Eliza Doolittle's emotional reactions to his science-based efforts to re-engineer her in his image of a proper woman.

Click here for Rex Harrison's rendition of "Hymn to Him" from the movie. 

Boost Your Workouts With Chocolate

Boost Your Workouts With Chocolate

Dark chocolate is famous for its heart health benefits.  Now British researchers find it also improves exercise performance in cyclists.[i]

The researchers recruited nine young men in their early 20s who were moderately trained in cycling.

The cyclists were tested to establish their gas exchange threshold (GET) baseline. GET is often used as a marker of cardio-respiratory fitness and endurance capacity.  The subjects then cycled at 80% of their GET for 20 minutes followed by a two-minute time trial. 

Boost Your Cycling Workout With Chocolate

Boost Your Cycling Workout with Chocolate

Yes, dark chocolate is heart healthy. But it can also improve your exercise performance.

Dark chocolate is famous for its heart health benefits.  Now British researchers find it also improves exercise performance in cyclists.[i]

The researchers recruited nine young men in their early 20s who were moderately trained in cycling.

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