Pygeum Africanum Extract Can Promote Prostate Health

Pygeum africanum is an evergreen tree native to Africa. An extract made from the dark-brown to gray bark of the trunk has been linked to a healthy prostate in a variety of research. More than 30 clinical studies, including a dozen double-blind studies, have shown...
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Pygeum africanum extract and prostate health

Background Pygeum africanum is an evergreen tree native to Africa. An extract made from the dark-brown to gray bark of the trunk has been well-studied in the promotion of a healthy prostate. Over 30 clinical studies, including a dozen double-blind studies, have shown...
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Pygeum Africanum Extract and Prostate Health

Background Pygeum africanum is an evergreen tree native to africa. an extract made from the dark-brown to gray bark of the trunk has been well-studied in the promotion of a healthy prostate. Over 30 clinical studies, including a dozen double-blind studies, have shown...
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Higher Melatonin Levels Reduce Risk for Prostate Cancer

Introduction Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, a small pea-sized gland at the base of the brain. The exact function of melatonin is still poorly understood, but it is critically involved in regulating the natural biorhythm of hormone secretion...
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Man Power

Natural ways to combat erectile dysfunction and enhance male sexual vitality. Right or wrong, sex is often at the very center of how a man defines himself. When a man suffers from impotence, premature ejaculation, or infertility, feelings of inadequacy swell and he no...
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Is Andropause Real?

Natural solutions for low testosterone in men Do men experience a similar physiological stage to what women experience during menopause? Referred to as “andropause,” “male menopause,” “man-opause,” and more recently, “Low T,” this transitional phase shares certain...
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Tomato Products Increase Lycopene Levels in Prostate

Introduction: Lycopene is a red pigment of the carotene class of compounds that is found in tomatoes and other red fruits and vegetables. It has…

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Can Vitamin D3 Improve Male Sexual Performance?

Introduction An estimated 20 to 30 million American men suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED), a term used to signify the inability to attain or…

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Is Andropause Real?

Natural solutions for low testosterone in men Do men experience a similar physiological stage to what women experience during menopause? Referred to…

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Man Power

Natural ways to combat erectile dysfunction and enhance male sexual vitality. Right or wrong, sex is often at the very center of how a man defines…

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Higher Melatonin Levels Reduce Risk for Prostate Cancer

Introduction Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, a small pea-sized gland at the base of the brain. The exact function of melatonin…

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Pygeum Africanum Extract and Prostate Health

Background Pygeum africanum is an evergreen tree native to africa. an extract made from the dark-brown to gray bark of the trunk has been…

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Pygeum africanum extract and prostate health

Background Pygeum africanum is an evergreen tree native to Africa. An extract made from the dark-brown to gray bark of the trunk has been…

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Pygeum Africanum Extract Can Promote Prostate Health

Pygeum africanum is an evergreen tree native to Africa. An extract made from the dark-brown to gray bark of the trunk has been linked to a healthy…

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On the show I discussed the failure of conventional medicine to address the underlying issues in many health conditions offering little more than drugs as biochemical “band aids.”

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Mind Your Ps and Qs

PQQ may be the perfect answer to preventing or reversing age-related mental decline.

kiwiPQQ (short for pyrroloquinoline quinone) is a vitamin-like compound found in plant foods that shows a wide range of benefits for brain function and energy production. Learn more about PQQ with the following Q&A.
What Exactly Does PQQ Do?

PQQ is an extremely potent antioxidant that is able to carry out the role of an antioxidant in the body more than 20,000 times—which is a rare thing. For example, other antioxidants, such as vitamin C, are only able to accomplish this “cycling” process about four times.
Are There Any Food Sources of PQQ?

PQQ has been found in all plant foods analyzed to date. Particularly PPQ-rich foods include parsley, green peppers, kiwi, papaya, and tofu. These foods contain 2–3 mcg of PQQ per 100 grams. Green tea provides about the same amount per 4-oz. serving. While these amounts appear to be sufficient in helping our cells carry out their basic functions, research indicates that boosting PQQ through supplementation can produce some amazing effects.

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June is National “Cataract Awareness Month”

According to a great deal of scientific research, the leading cause of impaired vision and blindness in the United States is an entirely preventable condition. Cataracts are white, opaque blemishes on the normally transparent lens of the eye. They occur as a result of damage to the protein structure of the lens, similar to the damage that occurs to the protein of eggs when they are boiled or fried. As a result, cataracts can make it difficult to see. Approximately six million people have some degree of vision-impairing cataract and among U.S. Medicare recipients, cataract surgery is the most common major surgical procedure with nearly one million procedures each year.

The lens of the eye is, obviously, a vital component of the visual system owing to its ability to focus light (via changes in shape) while maintaining optical transparency. Unfortunately, this transparency diminishes with age. The majority of the geriatric population displays some degree of cataract formation. Even with normal aging there is a progressive increase in size, weight, and density of the lens, but cataracts are not necessarily an inevitable occurrence with aging.

The basic cause of a cataract occurs when the normal protective mechanisms are unable to prevent free radical damage. The lens, like many other tissues of the body, depends on adequate levels and activities of antioxidant enzymes and adequate levels of antioxidants such as lutein, vitamins E and C and selenium, to aid in prevention of damage by free radicals. When the lens is sufficiently damages normal homeostatic control of cellular functions are lost and the cell dies causing the protein.

Individuals with higher dietary intakes of vitamin C and E, selenium, and carotenes (especially lutein) have a much lower risk for development of cataracts. Several studies have shown that various nutritional supplements—multiple vitamin formulas, vitamins C and E, B vitamins (especially B12 and folic acid), and vitamin A—also offer significant protection against cataracts. Studies conducted by the Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group (AREDS) and others indicate that a combination of these nutrients will likely produce better results than any single nutrient alone or even limited combinations of 3 or less nutrients both in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.

For more information go to "What are Cataracts?"

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