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Garlic: Proven Health Benefits

Garlic: Proven Health Benefits

Garlic (Allium sativum), is used widely as a flavoring in cooking, but it has also been used as a medicine throughout ancient and modern history; it has been taken to prevent and treat a wide range of conditions and diseases. Garlic belongs to the genus Allium and is closely related to the onion, rakkyo (an onion found in Asia), scallion, chive, leek, and shallot. It has been used by humans for thousands of years and was used in Ancient Egypt…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

  It’s ok and “I’m fine” are the two most common lies spoken in the world. Marijuana was initially made illegal in 1937 by a man who testified the drug made white women want to be with black men.   Giving up alcohol for just one month can improve liver function, decrease blood pressure, and reduce the risk of liver disease and diabetes. Research has shown that people are happiest at 7:26pm on Saturday evening.   ~ Happy Friday!~ source @Fact…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Lonely people take longer, hotter showers or baths to replace the warmth they’re lacking socially or emotionally. Marilyn Monroe’s IQ(168) was higher than Einstein’s (160) Singing when tensed helps you avoid anxiety and depression. Too much stress and high blood pressure can lead to a condition called “hematidrosis” – where a person sweats blood.   80% of people keep their feelings to themselves because they believe it’s hard for others to understand their pain. North American school buses are yellow…

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9 Health Benefits of Thyme

9 Health Benefits of Thyme

Thyme is more than just a tasty garden herb. This medicinal plant has been shown to help combat inflammation, acne, high blood pressure, and even certain types of cancer. Here’s how thyme can reduce your pain and benefit your health. 1. Antibacterial Medicinal Chemistry published a study that found essential oil from common garden thyme (Thymus vulgaris) exhibited very strong activity against clinical bacterial strains of Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, Escherichia and Pseudomonas. Thyme oil also worked against antibiotic resistant strains that…

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5 Reasons To Eat A Handful Of Walnuts A Day

5 Reasons To Eat A Handful Of Walnuts A Day

By Diana Kelly And Sarah Klein      January 6, 2016 Serious snackers know there’s nothing like a good nut, and science agrees: Adding walnuts to your diet—even just a handful—has a whole host of benefits. They can lower your cholesterol. About a handful of walnuts, or 2 ounces, was linked to lowering total cholesterol numbers and LDL or “bad” cholesterol as well as improved blood vessel cell wall function in a recent study of 112 people between the ages…

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One in Three American Adults Not Getting Enough Sleep: CDC

One in Three American Adults Not Getting Enough Sleep: CDC

ATLANTA | BY RICH MCKAY Did you get enough sleep last night? If not, you are not alone. More than one out of three American adults do not get enough sleep, according to a study released Thursday from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “That’s a big problem” says, Dr. Nancy Collop, director of the Emory Sleep Center at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, who is familiar with the study. “You don’t function as well, your…

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Why This Cardiologist Recommends Probiotics For Heart Health

Why This Cardiologist Recommends Probiotics For Heart Health

by Dr. Joel Kahn   December 24, 2014  There’s no doubt that when the hottest topics in medicine for 2014 are compiled, the microbiome will be on everybody’s short list. This mass of bacteria has fascinated the nation and filled headlines. The fact that we have perhaps 100 trillion bacteria living in our bodies, estimated to be 10 times the number of cells in our body; the fact that our bacteria weigh at least 5 pounds; the fact that the…

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This Tasty Confection Helps Beat The Afternoon Mental Slump

This Tasty Confection Helps Beat The Afternoon Mental Slump

The tasty food that boosts attention and potentially lowers blood pressure. Dark chocolate can improve attention and a new formula may also lower blood pressure, a study shows. Professor Larry Stevens, who conducted the study, said: “Chocolate is indeed a stimulant and it activates the brain in a really special way. It can increase brain characteristics of attention, and it also significantly affects blood pressure levels.” The study measured the effects of eating 60% cacao chocolate (commonly called dark chocolate)…

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10 Ways to Control High Blood Pressure Without Medication

10 Ways to Control High Blood Pressure Without Medication

By making these 10 lifestyle changes, you can lower your blood pressure and reduce your risk of heart disease. By Mayo Clinic Staff     If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you might be worried about taking medication to bring your numbers down. Lifestyle plays an important role in treating your high blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication. Here are 10…

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Foods That Double as Medicine

Foods That Double as Medicine

By Ben Smart, Special to CNN    Thu July 23, 2015 (CNN)A typical visit to the doctor might leave you with a bottle of pills and instructions to take them twice daily. But a small, growing number of physicians are “prescribing” foods not only for weight management, but also to prevent and treat chronic diseases. CNN spoke with medical nutrition experts to unearth the specific foods they recommend. And you don’t have to be a chef or nutritionist to take…

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