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Gastric Inflammation: How A Bacterial Infection Causes Tissue Changes

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 22 April 2022
Gastric Inflammation: How A Bacterial Infection Causes Tissue Changes
When the bacterium Helicobacter pylori infects the stomach, it causes gastric inflammation and increases the risk of stomach cancer. A team of researchers have been able to explain characteristic changes which occur inside the gastric glands during an H. pylori infection. The researchers discovered a novel mechanism which, by restricting cell division in healthy stomach tissue, protects the stomach against cancerous changes. An inflammation of the stomach, however, de...
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Just Breathe

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 20 April 2022
Just Breathe
If you're managing higher levels of stress these days, there's a tool we all have immediate access to: breathing.  It might sound simple, but when done properly, breathing can make the difference between panic and resilience. Research shows that different emotions are associated with different forms of breathing.  For example, when you feel anxious or angry, your breathing becomes irregular, short, and fast. When you feel joy or relaxation, your breathing will be regular, ...
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The Amazing Health Benefits of Korean Ginseng

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 9 April 2022
The Amazing Health Benefits of Korean Ginseng
Korean ginseng’s genus name, Panax, is derived from the Latin panacea meaning “cure all”. Traditional Chinese medicine textbooks describe near-mythical qualities for the human shaped root (the word ginseng is derived from the Chinese word for person) such as restoring balance to one’s life force and increasing longevity. In the East, where it is considered to be the most important of all medicinal herbs, wild mountain ginseng was a revered plant (it is now almost extin...
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Aged Black Garlic Extract Lowers High Blood Pressure

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 4 April 2022
Aged Black Garlic Extract Lowers High Blood Pressure
Hundreds of studies support garlic’s cardiovascular benefits. Now a six-week clinical trial in Nutrients shows that a fermented form of garlic — aged black garlic extract — helps lower blood pressure in people with high cholesterol. Aged black garlic has long been a staple in Asian cuisine, where it’s considered a delicacy and loved for its jelly-like consistency. For the randomised, crossover, double-blind study, researchers gave subjects with moderate hyp...
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How to Grow Broccoli Sprouts

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 2 April 2022
How to Grow Broccoli Sprouts
 When a seed, nut, bean or grain is germinated with water and it begins to grow, it becomes a sprout. The germination starts a growing process, which aids in the digestibility of the bean, seed or grain and brings a flood of enzymes into each individual sprout. When sprouting a dry bean or seed, it will transform from a dry, hard ball into a wonderful array of vitamins, minerals, and proteins that are much easier for the body to digest and use.  The great news is they are rea...
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