Monthly Archives: March 2017

Nighty Night® – Traditional Medicinals

Source: Nighty Night® – Traditional Medicinals Personality Peaceful, soft and sleepy. Herbal Power Helps you relax and get a good night’s sleep.* Reason to Love Passionflower. We love it both for its wildly intense beauty and for its ability to calm and soothe your nervous system and help relieve occasional sleeplessness.* When the Spanish missionaries chanced upon it they saw

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“Low-Content” Nutritional Claims on Packaged Goods Misleading for Consumers

No fat, no sugar, no salt? What does it mean? Today, supermarket shelves are filled with products that make a variety of claims related to their perceived health benefits. As many Americans try to make better food choices, companies have been quick to adopt packaging that makes “low-content” nutrient claims such as “low-fat” or “low-sodium.” Because there is no uniformity

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Black Cumin Does Not Decrease Levels of Oxidative Stress Markers in Women with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Black Cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae) Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation Oxidative Stress Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive, inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity of the joints. It is thought that the pathogenesis of RA involves chronic oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Hence, treatments that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects may be beneficial. Black cumin (Nigella sativa, Ranunculaceae)

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Meta-analysis Reports that Pomegranate Juice Consumption Causes Clinically Meaningful Reductions in Blood Pressure

Pomegranate (Punica granatum, Lythraceae) Blood Pressure Systematic Review/Meta-analysis Elevated blood pressure increases the risk for cardiovascular disease and may be a worthy target of novel therapeutics. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables could confer a protective effect against cardiovascular disease due to the presence of bioactive compounds such as polyphenols, which, among other activities, may lower blood pressure. Pomegranate

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Food as Medicine: Grapes (Vitis vinifera, Vitaceae)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Vitis vinifera means “the vine that bears wine” and belongs to the Vitaceae family. Grapes are perennial climbers that have coiled tendrils and large leaves. They contain clusters of flowers that mature to produce small, round, and juicy berries that can be either green (“white”) or red.1 There are seed and seedless varieties,

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Your Gut Health Is In Relationship To Your Skin?

Do you know how important your gut health is in relationship to your skin? So let’s start with why and how your inner Ecosystem is connected to the health of your skin.  Gut bacteria.  Gut bacteria is crucial in maintaining healthy skin and for the overall health of your body. Your body is composed of trillions of bacteria, some good

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The Ultimate Heart Supporting Herb: Hawthorn Berry Benefits

In the United States, someone is affected by cardiovascular disease every 42 seconds. If you or a loved one are experiencing heart-related health problems, then you should be aware of natural herbs that support heart health. Among these beneficial herbs, hawthorn berry is the most used and effective. For centuries, it has been cherished for its culinary and therapeutic value.

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