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What Are the Best Supplements For Heart Disease?

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What Are the Best Supplements For Heart Disease?
Garlic: According to some studies, garlic may decrease blood levels of total cholesterol by a few percentage points. Other studies, however, suggest that it may not be as beneficial as once thought. It may also have significant side effects and/or interactions with certain medications. Garlic may prolong bleeding and blood clotting time, so garlic and garlic supplements should not be consumed prior to surgery and should not be taken with blood-thinning medications such as Coumadin (warfarin).
Red Yeast Rice: Red yeast rice has been found to lower cholesterol in studies and was previously found in the over-the-counter supplement Cholestin. However, in 2001, FDA took Cholestin off the shelf because it contained lovastatin, a compound found in the cholesterol prescription medication Mevacor. Reformulated "Cholestin" no longer contains red yeast rice. Other red yeast rice-containing supplements curr…

Sugar is Toxic

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How Toxic is Sugar?
 This week on 60 Minutes, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports, (click to watch video) ,on new research coming out of some of America's most respected institutions, which find that sugar-- the way it's being consumed by Americans today-- is a toxin. And it could be the driving force behind some of this country's leading killers, including heart disease.

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What Are the Best Ways to Heal Your Digestive System?

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What Are the Best Ways to Heal Your Digestive System?
1. Add food into your diet that can help manage pathogens such as parasites and fungus.Herbs such as ginger, garlic, fennel, thyme, and oregano all contain anti-parasite and anti-fungal properties.If you have acid reflux makes sure you’re tested for H.pylori.H-pylori is a bacterial that is responsible for the majority of the symptoms associated with acid reflux.


2. Enhance your digestive system with digestive enzymes.We need enzymes such as lipase, protease, and lactase to facilitate the digestion of fats, protein and sugar.You can purchase a digestive enzyme supplement from the health food store which can be taken at every meal.If you want to go the herbal route try Sweetish Bitters. Sweetish Bitters is a time tested herbal remedy which contains the herb gentian root, it is commonly used before and after meals to reduce gas and bloating.
3. Begi…

What Are the Best Ways to Treat Stress?

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What Are the Best Ways to Treat Stress?
1. Cordycepts are a therapeutic fungus found at the high altitudes in China and are one of the most valued medicinal fungi in Chinese medicine.Research dating back to 1843 suggests the use of cordyceps to help strengthen and rebuilding the body after exhaustion or long term illness.It is used by athletes to recover after a heavy workout.
2.  Ashwangandha known as a classic rejuvenating herb in Indian medicine, ashwagandha has been shown to enhance adaptability to both physical and chemical stress.For instance, mice pretreated with ashwagandha and subjected to physical stress showed increased endurance, it can prevent stress induced ulcers.

3. Ginseng is greatly valued as a tonic, a substance that acts to normalize body function and biochemistry. According to traditional Chinese medicine the individual who will benefit from Ginseng is overwhelmed and exha…

What Are the Best Herbs to Treat Colds and Flu?

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1. Ginger Root (rhizome zingiberis officinalis recens). Ginger root should be added to food or drank as a tea. Ginger has been used for thousands of years to treat cold and flu as well as digestive disorders. Remember the reason ginger is served with your sushi is to kill the bacterial and the parasites on the raw fish. For a food it has very strong medicinal properties.

2. Cinnamon Twig (ramulus cinnamomi cassiae). If you are not a fan of ginger you can use cinnamon instead, Cinnamon can be put into your tea, coffee, or on your breakfast cereal in the morning. According to Oriental medicine cinnamon releases the exterior to ward off colds and flu. PLEASE no cinnamon sugar that would create more dampness in your body and lower you immune response.

3. Garlic (allium sativum). We can not forget our old friend garlic. Garlic as you know has been used for centuries to ward out colds, flu, and infection. Start using fresh crushed garlic on your food or in soup, either way y…