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Cranberry Prebiotic Promotes Gut Health

Cranberry Prebiotic Promotes Gut Health

The cell walls of cranberries contain a compound that acts as a prebiotic by feeding more nutrients to the “good bacteria” in our gut.

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Acupuncture and Herbs Ease Delirium in Patients

Acupuncture and Herbs Ease Delirium in Patients

Japanese cardiovascular patients admitted to an intensive care unit that received acupuncture and traditional herbal medicine daily along with conventional care had about a sixth the rate of delirium as a control group.

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Black Cumin Oil Helps Control Asthma

Black Cumin Oil Helps Control Asthma

Asthma patients given 500 milligrams of black cumin oil twice a day for four weeks had better functioning lungs and normalized levels of disease-fighting white blood cells.

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Resveratrol May Help Eye Health

Resveratrol May Help Eye Health

Chinese researchers have determined that oral resveratrol passes through the brain to the eyes, where it may prevent vision degeneration.

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Music Soothes Pain after Surgery

Music Soothes Pain after Surgery

Patients that listened to a half-hour of music soon after spinal fusion surgery reported lower levels of pain.

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Banning Trans Fats Lowers Heart Attacks

Banning Trans Fats Lowers Heart Attacks

Heart attack hospital admissions declined in New York counties that banned trans fat food in restaurants.

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Walking Reduces Symptoms of Dementia

Walking Reduces Symptoms of Dementia

After six months of hour-long walks three times a week, patients with early symptoms of dementia found it easier to focus and make decisions.

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Women Live Longer When Surrounded by Greenery

Women Live Longer When Surrounded by Greenery

In a Harvard study, women living in the greenest areas had a 12 percent lower mortality rate over an eight-year period.

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Vitamin D plus Calcium Lowers Cancer Risk

Vitamin D plus Calcium Lowers Cancer Risk

Postmenopausal women that took D3 and calcium daily had a lower cancer rate four years later than women that didn’t.

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Spirulina Reduces Weight and Cholesterol

Spirulina Reduces Weight and Cholesterol

Obese adults that ate blue-green algae twice a day for 12 weeks experienced a lower appetite, reduced body mass index and lower cholesterol.

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