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The Health Benefits of Resveratrol.

Resveratrol is an important antioxidant for health and longevity. Usually found on grape skins, the wines with some of the highest amounts of resveratrol and polyphenols are the Cannonau grape from Sardinia (or other Grenache wines) and pinot noirs. That being said, don’t start drinking. “But,” you might ask, “isn’t a glass of red wine a day supposed to be good for my heart?” I don’t mean to be a party pooper, but the American Heart Association says, “If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. If you don’t drink, don’t…

A Promising Treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the most promising new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease may already be in your kitchen. Curcumin, a natural product found in the spice turmeric, has been used by many Asian cultures for centuries, and a new study indicates a close chemical analog of curcumin has properties that may make it useful as a treatment for the brain disease. "Curcumin has demonstrated ability to enter the brain, bind and destroy the beta-amyloid plaques present in Alzheimer’s with reduced toxicity,” said Wellington Pham, Ph.D., assistant…

5 Awful Ways a Lack of Sleep Affects your Face

Tired, slow and no motivation. Those are the things you face when you have had a bad night’s rest. And most of us have found an easy solution against this, caffeine! Yes For most of us caffeine help us combat the fatigue a sleepless night brings. This means you can continue binge watch your favorite show at night, right? Well in theory yes. But your appearance will suffer from it. Most of the time you will read about the importance of sleep and the following benefits It will calm you down mentally and physically. Having…

What Happens When You Eliminate Sugar From Your Diet?

Sugar is one of the most toxic foods that we eat. And we are not referring to natural sugar that is contained in whole fruits, we are talking about added sugar. The average person in the United Sates consumes almost 19 teaspoons of added sugar each day. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), the maximum amount you should eat in a day are: Men: 150 calories per day (37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons). Women: 100 calories per day (25 grams or 6 teaspoons). Excessive sugar consumption can lead to several health issues like…

Why 80% of Us Are Deficient In Magnesium

Why Magnesium is Important to Your Health?  It plays a role in virtually every aspect of your health. Some of the main functions are: Energy production, the energy storage unit of the body’s cells Helps promote proper digestion The body’s internal instructions for building proteins and new cells Enzyme activity, it helps enable thousands of bio-chemical processes It is the trigger that activates more than 300 enzymes. Enzymes regulate many body functions, including energy production and muscle contractions. Magnesium works…

Sleep on Your Side, not Your Back in Late Pregnancy

A pregnant mother sleeping on her back during late pregnancy may cause problems for the fetus, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. This is the first study to monitor unborn babies overnight and at the same time record the mother's position during sleep. The sleep position of women in late pregnancy has been shown to be related to an increased risk of late stillbirth (after 28 weeks gestation). Researchers at the University of Auckland investigated sleep position of pregnant women by setting up…

The Placenta is Not Suitable as a ‘Superfood’

More and more women want to take their own placenta with them after childbirth in order to eat it for "health reasons." This phenomenon is growing, especially in the USA, but also in Europe, although physicians are increasingly expressing concerns about it. One example is the gynaecologist Alex Farr from the University Clinic for Gynaecology at the MedUni Vienna, who has now published a recent paper in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Young celeb mothers from the USA tell us in social and other media in…

You Use Baking Soda For What?

In its simplest description, baking soda helps regulate pH. If you mix it with either an acid or an alkaline substance it has a neutralizing effect on it. It is perfect for neutralizing acidic odors and maintaining a neutral pH. It also has a gentle abrasive ability to help scrub. It deodorizes, neutralizes, and cleans all without the toxic mess of most commercial products. There are literally countless ways you can utilize baking soda around your household. It even has various medicinal uses too! It is extremely versatile,…

Common Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, women have even more reason to start paying attention to preventative measures: According to recent research taking specific steps to help lower your risk and can make the difference between a healthy checkup and a dangerous diagnosis. Researchers analyzed years of studies and data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer to deduce that one-third of all breast cancer cases can be avoided simply through diet and exercise—a surprising conclusion that…

How to Naturally Improve Your Health and Your Performance

When you seem to struggle getting through the day, aren’t very productive, and find your life overall lacking, you need to change. You need to change for yourself, for your health, and for your happiness. Making the changes that you need to get your life back on track will be difficult, but it can be done. You’ll need to constantly fight yourself and your cravings to improve your health and your performance. Follow this quick guide to help you get started: For Physical Health and Performance These tips will help you…