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Category Archives: Health Products

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Milk Thistle Facts

MILK THISTLE Also Known As: Blessed Milk Thistle, Cardui mariae fructus, Cardui Mariae Herba, Holy Thistle, Lady’s Thistle, Legalon, Marian Thistle, Mariendistel, Mary Thistle, Milk Thistle Above Ground Parts, Milk Thistle Fruit, Milk Thistle Seed, Our Lady’s Thistle, St. Mary Thistle, Silybin, Silybum,…

Good News For Organic Milk: Now It’s Redefined

Last week, the National Organic Standards Board recommended the Department of Agriculture (USDA) draw a harder line on what’s considered an organic food or not, drawing the ire of some larger growers who believe introducing industrial farm practices in organic farms may be…

Oregano Oil

Avocados very healthful

Avocados seem almost too luscious to be healthful, but the fat they contain (and there’s quite a bit) is highly monounsaturated, the kind that’s associated with a healthy heart. Avocados are also rich in vitamin E, another heart helper. Although the banana is…

Supplements Cut Post-Stroke Hip Fracture Risk

NEW YORK (Reuters Health)– Dietary supplements of folate and vitamin B12 can reduce the risk of hip fracture in elderly patients following a stroke, according to a new Japanese study. The risk of hip fracture is significantly higher in stroke patients than in…

Liquorice stops ‘herpes’ cancer

A compound in liquorice root may help to stop people with a herpes virus from developing cancer, research suggests.

A team at New York University found the compound – glycyrrhizic acid – could stop the virus triggering a form of cancer called Kaposi sarcoma.

The disease causes tumours to develop in tissues below the surface of the skin and is often found in people with a depressed immune system.

The research is published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.