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NAD (Vitamin B3): Benefits and Means of Boosting Levels in the Body
First off what is NAD and why all the rage in the anti-aging supplement arena? NAD stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide and this molecule (along with its' phosphorylated cousin NADP) is the active form of vitamin B 3 (niacin/nicotinic acid and nicot...
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Dietary Fiber for Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes
Diets high in fiber have long been touted for their health benefits, in particular for the prevention of gastrointestinal cancers. A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition examines the impacts of a diet high in cereal fiber (termed the high cereal ...
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Ketogenic Diet for Longer Life and Improved Memory
Calorie restriction, but not associated with malnutrition, has been know for many years to extend the life of lower eukaryotes and certain mammals such as mice. In mammals, the mechanism of life extension is complex but is exerted, in part, by reducing carb...
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Pomegranate Seed Oil: The Healthiest Part of the Fruit
The pomegranate tree, Punica granatum , and especially its fruit, has a vast history of uses for the treatment of medical and health related issues. Pomegranate consumption has been associated with  antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory prope...
Pomegranate Seed Oil: The Healthiest Part of the Fruit
Pomegranate Seed Oil: The Healthiest Part of the Fruit
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The Western Diet: Creates the "Munchies" in the Same Way as Marijuana
Marijuana (more specifically cannabis) has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments including those of the digestive system. Marijuana is technically a preparation of the Cannabis plant intended for use as a medicine or as a psychoact...
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Kefir: The Better Probiotic than Yogurt
Kefir is a yogurt-like food that originated in the Caucasus Mountains of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. The Caucasus mountains are situated between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. Like yogurt, kefir is a natural complex probiotic. Probiotic is a term t...
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Can Pomegranate Consumption Prevent Alzheimer Disease?
Alzheimer disease represents the most prevalent form of dementia, accounting for up to 60% of all cases of dementia. Although there are multifactorial contributions to the development of most types of dememtia, including Alzheimer disease, there is a consid...
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Green Tea: The Power of EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate)
The consumption of tea, particularly green tea, has been touted for centuries as being beneficial for health. When discussing teas one needs to be aware that there are three main varieties: green, black, and oolong. Each of these three teas are prepared fro...
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Pterostilbene: The Better Sister of Resveratrol for Health and Longevity
From the perspective of chemistry, pterostilbene ( trans -3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystilbene) is a doubly methylated analog of the more familiar compound called resveratrol ( trans -3,4,5'-trihydroxystilbene). Pterostilbene and resveratrol are both found at hi...
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The Anti-Obesity Berry with Five Flavors: Omija
A woody vine that is indigenous to China and the far eastern areas of Russia bears clusters of berries that look a lot like red currents. The scientific name for this plant is Schisandra chinensis , with a common name being Magnolia vine. The berries from t...
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