9 Health Benefits of Lemongrass

Lemongrass adds a delightful, fresh citrus-y note to many Asian dishes, from soups to curries, but it isn’t just great in cooking, it is also potent medicine against many ailments and offers a wide range of health benefits. Here are some of the many health benefits of lemongrass: Anti-cancer Remedy Research in the International Journal […]

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15 Foods to Eat if You Have Heart Disease

If you’re suffering from heart disease you’ll definitely want to make the switch to a plant-based diet. Research published in the journal Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases found that a plant-based diet slashes mortality risk from heart disease by a whopping 40 percent. If a drug could do that it would be considered a miracle drug. […]

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Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?

Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, has been used for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory painkiller in the form of willow tree bark extract, which Hippocrates used to “treat fever and to alleviate pain during childbirth.” It became trademarked as a drug named Aspirin™ in 1899 and, to this day, “remains the most […]

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What Prolonged Sleep Deprivation Does to Your Brain

So you stayed up hours past bedtime, swept away by a mystery novel or cramming before tomorrow’s presentation. And you’re feeling it. Missing out on the recommended 8 to 9 hours of nightly shut-eye does a lot more than make you feel cranky the next day. It actually has lasting effects on the brain. Science has […]

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A Guide to Routine Screenings to Seek Out as You Age

As we age, a healthy lifestyle and medical care are vital to maintaining our bodies. And taking preventative measures is key to longevity. Often a routine screening will catch a disease in a person who otherwise has no symptoms. So it’s important to know which tests to get and when. MedlinePlus — a National Institutes […]

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Could This One Little Dietary Tweak Save Your Life?

Reduction of salt consumption by just 15 percent could save the lives of millions. If we cut our salt intake by half a teaspoon a day, which is achievable simply by avoiding salty foods and not adding salt to our food, we might prevent 22 percent of stroke deaths and 16 percent of fatal heart […]

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Wakame Seaweed Salad May Lower Blood Pressure

I used to think of seaweed as just a beneficial whole-food source of minerals like iodine, for which it is the most concentrated dietary source. Indeed, just a daily half-teaspoon of mild seaweeds, like arame or dulse, or two sheets of nori should net you all the iodine you need for the day. But, the […]

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