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Archive | March, 2015

Hypothyroidism

The most prevalent thyroid problem is hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is an underactive thyroid. This leads to many health problems, the more common among them being a slow metabolism, hormonal imbalances, a weak immune system, muscle pain, weight gain, fatigue, dry skin, hair loss, and heart problems. (1) The thyroid is located in the front of the  Full Article…

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Adrenal Fatigue

Most people are aware of adrenaline, the fight or flight hormone that kicks in whenever we find ourselves facing a threat. Adrenaline is however only one of the many hormones that are produced by the adrenal glands. (1) About the Adrenal Glands The adrenal glands (also known as the suprarenal glands) sit atop the kidneys.  Full Article…

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Strawberries

Strawberries are known for their nutritional value as well as the fact that they are available at grocery stores pretty much year-round. Strawberries have linked to reduced levels of cholesterol and reduced risks of cardiovascular disease. This is because the fruit contains an important phytochemical called anthocyanins. (1) These are just some of the reasons  Full Article…

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Standard American Diet

The Standard American Diet is a style of eating that goes by many names, also known as the Western Pattern Diet, or the Meat Sweet Diet. Those living in industrialized nations, and increasingly in developing nations often adopt these dietary trends. This diet is characterized by consumption of refined grains, highly processed foods, many fried  Full Article…

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Gene Gun

The gene gun is used for genetically modifying organisms. The use of a gene gun has many different names, the particle gun method, the microprojectile method, the particle acceleration method, and the bio blaster method. The term used most commonly by the gene gun’s inventors is the gene gun, or biolistic method. (1) The gene  Full Article…

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Fibrinogen

Fibrinogen is a high molecular weight soluble glycoprotein that is produced by the liver. Fibrinogen is necessary for normal blood platelet functions and it is also needed in order to heal wounds. Fibrinogen plays an important role in blood clotting, and without a doubt some amount of Fibrinogen is necessary to form blood clots. Fibrinogen  Full Article…

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Rhubarb

Commonly used as a fruit in pies, jellies, and desserts, rhubarb is a misunderstood vegetable. It is a good source of important nutrients such as vitamin K, vitamin C, and nutrients that the body transforms into vitamin A. (1) Extracts from rhubarb have even been shown to ease the symptoms of menopause. (2) Taxonomy Rhubarb  Full Article…

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Plums

Plums are a nutritious fruit that are commonly eaten fresh or dried. They have a number of nutritional benefits. Most well-known are its laxative effects. Less well-known is the fact that extracts from the leafs of black plum trees can help fight the effects of radiation on the body. (1) Plum extracts have also been  Full Article…

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Pineapple

Pineapple is a delicious treat with a number of health benefits. In addition to being high in vitamin C, they are high in bromelain. This enzyme is useful in breaking down proteins in the digestive track as well as reduces inflammation and helps fight hypothyroidism. (1) The manganese in pineapple helps the body to build  Full Article…

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Persimmon

Persimmons are a slightly exotic and nutritious treat that have a number of health benefits. They have been traditionally used to ease digestive issues such as diarrhea or ulcers as well as hypertension. They can be used to fight cardiovascular disease and diabetes as well as lower blood pressure and fight tumors. (1) Taxonomy Persimmons  Full Article…

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