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Milk thistle fights OCD, hepatitis C, cancer, rosacea, inflammation, and more

Milk thistle, or Silybum marianum, is a purple flowering prickly herb you often see growing along highways, in open pastures, crop fields, and undisturbed roadsides. In some states, such as California and Washington, milk thistle has been deemed a noxious weed.

The use of milk thistle as a herbal medicine has a history dating back over 2,000 years.

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Capsaicin and lung cancer: Can a natural compound from chili peppers prevent metastasis?

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Chili peppers are often used to give dishes a spicy kick – but they are more than that. Researchers from the Marshall University in West Virginia discovered that the natural compound that gives chili peppers their “heat” called capsaicin could be used against lung cancer.

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11 Ashwagandha Benefits for the Brain, Thyroid and Muscles

Ashwagandha (aka Somnifera dunal) is an adaptogenic herb that’s popular in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used for more than 2,500 years. It’s actually the most commonly used and extensively researched adaptogen herb.

Ashwagandha is valued for its thyroid-modulating, neuroprotective,

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Elderberry compounds could help minimize flu symptoms, study suggests

 

However, a recent study by a group of Chemical and Biomlolecular Engineering researchers from the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and IT has determined exactly how a popular ancient remedy, the elderberry fruit, can help the fight against influenza.

Conducted by Professor Fariba Deghani,

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Sleep Science: Why You Need to Go to Bed on Time

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When considering the most important part of your week, you likely won’t think of the time you’re unconsciously drifting in La La Land, but quality sleep is foundational to a vibrant, healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re a light sleeper or a deeper sleeper, getting enough shut-eye impacts you physically,

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11 Tips for Relieving Stress and Why it’s Important to Your Health

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Everyone experiences stress in some form or another. In fact, 70% of adults admit they feel anxiety or stress every day.

A little bit of stress is normal and perhaps even good since stress helps us stay on our toes and adjust to life’s changes.

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The Amazing Circulatory System

Every moment of every day, thousands of things happen within your body—and you don’t have to consciously think about any of them! Your heart beats, you breathe in and out, your organs function, impurities are filtered, hormones are produced and your blood flows through miles of veins and arteries—all while you sleep,

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How to Improve Heart Health with Exercise

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How to Strengthen and Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

February is Heart Health month, and it’s the perfect time to share tips for how to improve heart health. Taking care of your heart can help prevent cardiovascular disease, the number one killer of men and women in the US.

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How to Stay Focused: Natural Supplements for Focus and Energy

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In today’s fast-paced, screen-based society, it seems more common than ever for us to feel a lack of focus in life. Adults and children alike seem to suffer from an inability to stay on task. We can’t focus at work. We can’t focus on homework. Our eyes and attention flit from one source of stimulation to the next and we struggle to concentrate on the tasks at hand.

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13 Ways to Detoxify your Body

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We share the world with billions of other people and with a multitude of industrialized nations. When you add up all of the manufacturing plants, exhaust pipes and smaller sources of toxins—like cleaning products, cosmetics, prescription drugs, plastic packaging and more—the concept of detoxifying your body has immense merit. 

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Finding Health with Digestive Enzymes

The average American diet can wreck havok on the intestinal system. And an unhealthy intestinal system can lead to a host of other problems.

What are digestive enzymes? They are said to be the “powerhouse” of every cell in the body. Intertwined with nearly every system in the body, digestive enzymes determine how effectively the body breaks down food. The body can’t function without them.

We are born with some digestive enzymes.

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8 Nutritional Supplements to Support a Healthy Intestinal System [Infographic]

The health of your intestinal system may also represent the health of your entire body. Every nutrient first has to be digested and passed through the intestines before it can make it to the other organs. The stomach and intestines are often the first line of defense for your immune system,

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