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Glyconutrients and Their Importance for the Health

The body needs many specific types of sugar and sugar-like substances to work properly. A group of these has been given the name glyconutrients. This term is not used in scientific textbooks. The term is an invention of a supplement company, Mannatech, but the substances included in this group all have specific roles in the human body that are described in scientific literature.

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Papaya - The Healthy Food

The papaya or paw paw is native to tropical America, but it is now grown in most tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. The soft, juicy sweet flesh tastes like a cross between melons and peaches. Papayas are a good source of much needed nutrients and a good part of a balanced diet.

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Stress Relief - Choose A Good Diet To Manage It

Good food habits can bring about significant stress relief. Most of your stress is often attributable to taking wrong foods. Stress relief and food habits form a vicious circle-the more bad foods you take, the more you get stressed up. When gulping down your burger or your pizza or sipping your cup of hot coffee, did you ever realize that you are yourself contributing to your own strain? Read on to know more.

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Medicinal Values of Green Tea

Green tea is believed to be in use as a medicine for at least 4000 years in china. It is also believed that green tea lowers the cholesterol levels by increasing the good cholesterol and decreasing the bad cholesterol.

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How Much Caffeine is Ok?

So what's the verdict on your daily coffee? My philosophy is I'll try anything twice and most substances can be used for tribal purposes. It's the abuse of a substance that starts the problem. Did you know that worldwide, 120,000 tons of caffeine is consumed each year? That's the equivalent of one caffeine-containing beverage per day for each of the 5 billion plus inhabitants of planet earth.

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Telling Good Fats From Bad Fats

Dietary guidelines…do they confuse you? How much protein should we eat? What about carbohydrates? Should we eat them at all? If your blood type is O, do you eat differently to your partner whose blood type is AB?If there’s a more confusing and contradictory issue than human nutrition, I have yet to find it.

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10 Steps to Help you Detox

It's summer time and produce is fresh and easy! What better time to stock up on nutrients after a cold winter with the beautiful array of fruits and veggies that flourish at this time of year. Here are 10 amazingly vitamin rich foods to include in your diet to ensure that you never run the risk of deficiencies, not to mention helping out your brain, heart, vision, joints and just about everything else by consuming them

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Taking Care of the Inside so the Outside Looks Good

A while back a company in the States sent me "the be all and end all" in skin care products.Well it would want to be at the price. Wow, this must be good. It feels good just putting it on - 0 for 10g! Anyways it seemed ok but surprisingly for a 70's man, I know quite a bit about skin care.

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You May Want to Lay Off the Sugar a Little

Sugar. What is it Good For? Absolutely...Nothing? I wouldn't go that far.It's been a great contributor to some of the most debilitating diseases known to man. Diabetes, heart disorders of all types, adrenal disorders, allergy, endocrine disturbances, obesity, and brain chemistry disturbances. Shall I go on?

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Don't Fall for the Wrong Diet

In the quest for a better body, the battle of the bulge, comes yet another quick fix diet book based on short term weight loss through high protein meals.The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization's (CSIRO) Total Wellbeing Diet book entered the Australian market over a year ago and topped the best seller's list, dazzling the public with "scientifically proven" research.

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Vitamin B12: Essential To Body and Mind

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient, and consistent deficiencies can have serious repercussions in terms of both physical and mental health. As with most nutrients, it’s best to get vitamin B12 from foods, but better to use supplements than to be lacking. However, there are plenty of excellent sources of vitamin B12 to choose from, even for vegetarians. (Vegetarian diets to be extremely low in B12.)

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The Truth About The Link Between Salt And High Blood Pressure

Salt is a very valuable part of our diet and has been used for thousands of years as a preservative and to add taste to our food. Indeed, although many people in the West take it for granted, in many countries it is a vital economic commodity and people of a certain age will no doubt remember the important role played by salt in bringing British rule in India to and end in the middle of the last century.

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Hypertension - Forget The Salt And Spice Up Your Life

If you have hypertension, or are worried about developing high blood pressure, then you will probably know that one of the first things you need to do is to reduce your intake of salt. However, that is not always as easy as it sounds.

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Vitamin C, The Master Nutrient, Part I: Benefits

A report in the Lancet, March 2001, stated that those with the highest levels of vitamin C in their blood had one half the risk of death from all causes, including heart disease. Dr. Kay Tee Khaw found that there was a decreased risk of cancer for those with high levels of C in their blood.

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10 Killer Tips To Overcome Sleeplessness Without Addictive Drugs

We have all suffered from bouts of sleeplessness at one time in our lives but for many people, sleeplessness has become the norm more than the exception. Sleeplessness causes unnecessary exhaustion and has some serious implications to our health that are hard to ignore.

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Teens And Eating Disorders

As we were all teenagers at one time, that is if you are twenty years of age or older today, you know that the teenage years are full problems, peer pressure, stress and the desire to fit in. It is not surprising then, with all of the peer pressure and images from the media, as well as the strong desire to fit in, that eating disorders are most common among teenagers.

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Women and Coffee

I do not know about you, but for me, coffee drinking, especially in the morning or early evening, is more than a simple habit or cultural characteristic. Actually, it has become a necessity without which I cannot open my eyes and stand on my two feet all day.

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Reaching The State of Euphoria

The early summer period is considered ideal for you to take care of your neglected self, to rectify any of your bad winter habits, to find the necessary time to improve your health and fitness levels, to offer some small "gifts" to your body and consecutively to improve the quality of your life.

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Health Benefits of Green Tea and Black Tea

Black tea is one of the most popular teas in the world. The citizens of England just adore it and use it as a main ingredient in many of their breakfast teas. Black tea comes from the same plant that green tea, white, and oolong tea come from, but it has a distinctively strong flavor and characteristically dark color.

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Black Cohosh - Health Benefits to Women

Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is a perennial plant whose gnarled root has been used as treatment for various "female problems" for many years. It is well documented that generations of American women have relied on black cohosh to relieve the symptoms of female specific discomforts, from PMS and menstrual cramps to menopausal symptoms.

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Life as a Compulsive Overeater

For years now I have been aware that I am a compulsive overeater. My parents were noshers. For those who don't know, noshing is the Yiddish term for what is now called grazing-meaning, eating little bits of food, and eating constantly. I grew up in a New York Jewish home where even though there was not much money for a lot of years, there was always a full refrigerator.

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Can Vitamins Increase Your Health and Vitality?

If you do not have the foundations of good health, like a good diet, regular exercise, keeping up your spiritual and emotional health and reducing your toxic load, no supplements are going to help you very much. But if you do have a good healthy foundation, do you still need vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements?

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Food Supplements: Helpful or Harmful? Part Two

The purpose of supplements is to compensate for nutritional deficiencies in the food we eat, or to correct deficiency conditions already in the body. True supplements are composed of whole food ingredients; they feed the body with balanced nutrients it can use to heal itself.

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Heal Thyself - The Secrets Of Qi Gong

The challenge between modern medicine and alternative medicine is always a fine line since everything comes from natural substances to begin with, some are just more healthy for you than others. Qi Gong is a method of healing yourself, by discovering the inner geography of your body and by gaining awareness and control of how your body functions in order to heal yourself.

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7 Great Tips On Panic Attacks

A panic attack is a human experience which can be at times most uncomfortable. It could strike an unaware person anytime. It is often characterized by hard and fast palpitations of the heart, shortening of breath, tightening of the chest, dizziness, choking sensations, sweating, fainting, shaking, trembling, and itching of the feet and hands.

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Stress Relief - Choose A Good Diet To Manage It

Good food habits can bring about significant stress relief. Most of your stress is often attributable to taking wrong foods. Stress relief and food habits form a vicious circle-the more bad foods you take, the more you get stressed up. When gulping down your burger or your pizza or sipping your cup of hot coffee, did you ever realize that you are yourself contributing to your own strain? Read on to know more.

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How To Get Rid Of Anxiety And Panic Attacks

Anxiety and panic attacks can be diminished with the proper care. The response is flight or fight. Threats are the ultimate source that causes stress to either decrease or increase depending on how you react. Most reactions come from biochemical change. We can use the changes to help us with the triggers we react to.

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Foods That Can Improve Mental Health

Mental health can be attributed to many things, and one of those things is diet. This has warranted the most attention from the mental health community than perhaps any other form of therapy. Nutritional awareness and increased popularity of non-pharmaceutical solutions to health problems has led to a great deal of press and some pretty strong claims on both sides of the mental health argument.

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Fight Those Winter Time Blues !

In North America, it is estimated that 50 to 60 percent of the population is affected by winter depression. There is a broad spectrum of symptoms that arise, from a change in sleep patterns and weight gain, to overwhelming suicidal thoughts and the unfortunate results. Think of it this way - fully half of the people you know are somewhat depressed in the wintertime!

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Do Natural Anxiety Cures Really Work?

Anxiety cures can come as traditional medicine prescribed by a doctor. Or anxiety cures can take the form of natural supplements. There are many companies that claim to have all sorts of natural herbal anxiety cures. While these anxiety cures might be effective for some people, anyone considering using them should know that some of these herbal or natural types of anxiety cures are unproven.

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Improve Your Brain Health

As we get older, our brains get rusty. This deterioration of the brain eventually leads to Alzheimer's disease. There are ways to improve you brain health however and decrease your chances of getting Alzheimer's disease. Eating a lot of colorful fruits and vegetables is important for brain health. The brighter the colors the better, because fruits and vegetables like this contain a lot of antioxidants which help rid the body of toxins.

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Reduce Stress with Exercise

We have heard it so many times before that there are many benefits to exercise especially when used to lower stress. If everyone knows that exercise is important then why is stress, disease, and fatigue so prevalent in today's society? The answer is simple. We know what to do we just aren't doing it. Experts agree that one best way to manage stress is through exercise.

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