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Home Remedies

To Control Your Weight, Be a Healthy Vegetarian

Spanish scientists find that a mostly vegetarian diet with vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts and olive oil may help you control your weight.

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Cancer

Do People Who Eat Nuts Live Longer?

A study of older Americans show that people who eat nuts live longer. However, peanut butter eaters get no advantage.

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Cancer

Should You Eat Yogurt for a Healthy Colon?

According to a new study, men who eat yogurt twice a week or more have a lower risk of colon polyps and possibly colorectal cancer.

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Cancer

Do Sweet Drinks Boost Your Risk for Cancer?

French people who consume sweet drinks frequently are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer.

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Are Diets and Supplements Useless for Your Heart?

An analysis of more than 200 trials concluded that diets and supplements won't protect you from heart attacks. But this conclusion might not apply to you.

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Depression

Vegetables Linked to Improvement in Psychological Health

An analysis of ten studies indicates that people who start eating more vegetables and fruits could see an improvement in psychological health.

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Home Remedies

10 Favorite Wart Remedies That Work!

We have been collecting wart remedies for 47+ years. We think you will find something that will work even on the most challenging hard-to-treat warts here.

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Can a Mediterranean Diet Protect Your Brain?

You don't have to live near the Mediterranean Sea to benefit from a traditional diet rich in vegetables, legumes, fruit and olive oil.

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High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

Will a High Dairy Diet Lower Your Blood Pressure?

In an experiment that pitted a high dairy diet against a low dairy diet, milk and yogurt lovers lowered their blood pressure significantly.

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Hiccups

An Unexpected Trick For Curing Hiccups

Have you ever heard of a teaspoonful of sugar to help with curing hiccups? What about pickle juice or sucking on an olive? We've got a new one: acupressure!

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Cinnamon

Will Canela Cinnamon Help Control Blood Sugar?

Canela cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) can help control blood sugar, perhaps by reversing insulin resistance.

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Pomegranate Power Enhances Mitochondria and Cell Health

Could compounds created in your body from pomegranate have anti-aging properties? Swiss scientists think so. Pomegranate power goes back thousands of years!

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Angina

Is White Meat Better for Your Heart Than Red Meat?

Should you choose white meat such as chicken instead of red meat like beef or pork? To lower cholesterol, pick plant protein in a low sat fat diet.

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Cognitive Dysfunction

Will a Mediterranean Diet Benefit Your Brain?

To get the Mediterranean diet benefit for cognitive and cardiovascular health, stick with mostly plants, use olive oil and stay away from processed food.

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Arthritis

Will Gluten-Free Diet Ease Arthritis Pain?

Joint pain is common, but one possible cause is less common. Will following a gluten-free diet ease arthritis? One reader reports benefit.

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High Cholesterol

How Risky Is It to Eat an Egg?

Evidence from a Finnish study shows you could probably eat an egg a day without increasing your risk for stroke or heart disease.

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Arthritis

Turmeric Lowered Cholesterol Raised by Glucosamine?

Have you ever taken glucosamine and chondroitin for sore joints? Did this combo raise cholesterol? Turmeric lowered cholesterol AND eased inflammation.

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Home Remedies

Sonic Slush, Brain Freeze and Migraine Relief

Why would anyone want to create brain freeze? Some people report that drinking something cold or eating ice cream can sometimes provide migraine relief.

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Gout

Could Pineapple Juice Ease Your Gout Flareups?

People who suffer from the pain of gout flareups are eager to find a way to calm them. One reader maintains that pineapple juice prevents painful episodes.