Exercise May Help Prevent Migraines As Well As Drugs or Relaxation Techniques

Three 40-minute aerobic sessions per week are shown to be effective in reducing the frequency of migraines

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Exercise Reduces Anxiety: New Mechanisms Discovered

Introduction: Regular exercise exerts a powerfully positive effect on mood. Tensions, depressions, feelings of inadequacy, and worries diminish greatly with regular exercise. Exercise alone has been demonstrated to have a tremendous impact on improving mood and the...
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Prevent Muscle Mass Loss as You Age

Aging is associated with many physical changes. One of the most obvious and preventable changes is the loss of muscle mass and strength. The medical term for this process is sarcopenia, from the Greek meaning of “poverty of flesh.” Sarcopenia is to our muscle mass...
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4 Natural Ways To Promote Healing From Sports Injuries

After a sports injury or sprain, immediate first aid is very important. The acronym RICE summarizes the approach: Rest the injured part as soon as it is hurt to avoid further injury. Ice the area of pain to decrease swelling and bleeding. Compress the area with an...
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Watermelon Juice Relieves Muscle Soreness

Introduction Watermelon, as its name would imply, is an excellent source of pure water. It use as a medicine has focused on primarily its diuretic effects. New research indicates that drinking watermelon juice is a perfect after workout remedy to reduce muscle...
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Physical Fitness Increases CoQ10 Levels in the Elderly

Introduction Numerous studies show that the elderly have increased oxidative stress and impaired antioxidant defense systems. As a result, the aging process in general increases with aging as a result of this double whammy. And, in addition to the aging faster, the...
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What is the Proper Dosage of Jogging?

Introduction: There is no question that a sedentary lifestyle is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and an early death. But a…

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6 Basic Steps To Get Started Exercising

Exercise is an important part of any health plan and an excellent way of keeping your immune system in shape as well. While most people know that…

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Physical Fitness Increases CoQ10 Levels in the Elderly

Introduction Numerous studies show that the elderly have increased oxidative stress and impaired antioxidant defense systems. As a result, the aging…

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Watermelon Juice Relieves Muscle Soreness

Introduction Watermelon, as its name would imply, is an excellent source of pure water. It use as a medicine has focused on primarily its diuretic…

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4 Natural Ways To Promote Healing From Sports Injuries

After a sports injury or sprain, immediate first aid is very important. The acronym RICE summarizes the approach: Rest the injured part as…

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Prevent Muscle Mass Loss as You Age

Aging is associated with many physical changes. One of the most obvious and preventable changes is the loss of muscle mass and strength. The…

Continue Reading

Exercise Reduces Anxiety: New Mechanisms Discovered

Introduction: Regular exercise exerts a powerfully positive effect on mood. Tensions, depressions, feelings of inadequacy, and worries diminish…

Continue Reading

Exercise May Help Prevent Migraines As Well As Drugs or Relaxation Techniques

A new study gives hope to migraine sufferers who fear that workouts and headaches go hand-in-hand. The Swedish study, which was published in…

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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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