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The health-giving benefits of garlic have been known for thousands of years. Widely used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans, the medicinal properties of garlic were lauded by physicians and surgeons such as Hippocrates and Galen of Pergamon, the latter of whom praised it as a cure-all. It was revered by the ancient Egyptians and is still grow in Egypt today. As a seasoning...

According to the CDC, the majority of Americans don’t diet and exercise properly: Only about 1 in 7 (or about 14%) keep fit and eat properly. The best way to stay fit does not involve spending millions, but on developing good habits. Sure, you can join a nice gym and buy expensive foods, but there are quick, cheap, and easy ways to get healthier now: Here are a...

Chocolate is irresistibly delicious. So much so, you crave it as soon as a sweet tooth turns on, or is it because your metabolism craves the chemical it produces when you eat it.  In order to find out if this chemical is programmed into your metabolism or not, a doctor can do a urine and plasma test. This could give insight onto whether or not you crave chocolate just...

Would it not be great if your body could create its own protein? Yes, create those building blocks that your body needs to function. Well, the truth is that your body does create protein. Albeit not all the ones you need. So to help your body along it’s a good idea to get the protein that your body does not produce from another source. In fact, it’s not only a good...

If you believe some commentators, garlic was the saviour of the ancient world. It is one of those plants, if you weren’t already aware, whose medicinal properties are legendary. Clearly it has established itself as a mainstay in some of the most internationally appreciated cuisine, whether it is the basis of an Indian Tandoori curry, Italian Pasta, Spanish Paella, a...

Maintaining your health includes choosing the right foods that are healthy and productive for you.  Some foods only add calories and are not beneficial for your overall health.  Vegetarians have long understood these two dietary concepts.  This type of diet lifestyle chooses to avoid empty calories and meat products that are hard to digest.  Be sure to share the following...

~According to researchers, if you consume a lot of coffee, you will less likely develop tinnitus.  Tinnitus is a medical condition that causes a buzzing or ringing sound in your ear. Tinnitus is not a serious medical condition, but it can affect you throughout your day.  Also, as you age, the condition will get worse.  In some cases, tinnitus is caused by an underlying...

In the not so recent past organic food was only available in certain health stores across the United States. Recently, organic food has expanded to many major grocery store chains. More and more consumers are willing to pay extra money to get organic or natural products that are environmentally safe and also safe to consume. The people who choose to shop organic are interested...

Great health and Green Tea go hand in hand. A statement few researchers and health professionals disagree with. People have suspected its health benefits for over 5,000 years and in many Asian cultures it has been the staple beverage throughout history. And now, research has shown some very interesting and positive results from drinking green tea consistently. Kuriyama...

Prostate cancer is a leading health concern for men.  In an average year over 200,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 10 percent of those will die from the disease. Research has identified a number of risk factors, some of which are unavoidable—like a family history, for example. Other potential risks seem to be lifestyle-related, however, including...

In 2004, 5-Hour Energy became a huge hit in the United States. The supposed “energy shot” supplement provided those suffering from fatigue an energy boost to get through the rest of their day with ease. Today, FDA confirms 5-Hour Energy Shots have caused 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations, but is this because the people using it used the energy supplement improperly?...

Fruits and vegetables eaten each day can help you to live longer.  Research studies have determined that adding at least five servings a day of fruits and vegetables significantly reduces your risk of disease.  There seems to be a limit on the effects of these food groups, however.  Five servings a day of each food group seems to be the baseline for positive effect. ...

There is so much talk in the medical field about fiber: what exactly does fiber do for the human body? What foods are beneficial and which foods are not?  Why is fiber a necessity for healthy nutrition?  Is fiber only acquired from eating fresh fruits and vegetables? What is the difference between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber? These are all important questions that...

A large research study has determined that eating a number of portions of vegetables and fruits a day can help you lower your risk of death.  A diet that has at least seven portions of vegetables and fruits can help to reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, for example. Research Study in England From 2001 Through 2003 The direct correlation between eating seven...

Energy drinks have become very popular over the past few years and it is understandable why. These drinks provide a busy person with the energy they need to get through a busy day. Unfortunately, these drinks are very unhealthy and are actually quite hazardous to your health. Not only do they contain very large doses of caffeine in them but they also contain other stimulants...

Dr. Franz Messerli, of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital and Columbia University in New York, wrote for the New England Journal of Medicine, ” there is evidence that flavanols in green tea, red wine and chocolate can help in slowing down or even reversing” age-related mental decline. Everyone Wants on This Band Wagon Scientists, dieticians and physicians...