The Many Marvels of Magnesium!

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This is an exerpt of an article (link below) by Catherine Stack in the Niagara Gazette. Catherine is a naturopathic doctor and a nurse-midwife. Check out her recommendations on the use of Magnesium. NATURAL HEALTH: The Many Marvels of Magnesium "Next to Omega-3's and Vitamin D3, magnesium ranks as one of my favorite supplements. No other supplement has noticeably improved a variety of conditions in such a short amount of time. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in your body. It helps to maintain muscle and nerve function, helps keep heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis. Suffer from…
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Green Tea May Help Ward Off Dementia, and Protect Against Cancer

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More benefits from Green Tea! Green tea could help ward off dementia, scientists show It could also play a vital role in protecting the body against cancer, the study in the journal Phytomedicine suggests. Led by Ed Okello, the Newcastle University team wanted to know if the protective properties known to be present in the freshly brewed form are still active once the tea has been digested. Dr Okello, from the university's School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, said: 'What was really exciting about this study was that we found when green tea is digested by enzymes in the gut, the resulting chemicals are actually more effective against key triggers of Alzheimer's development than the undigested form of the tea.' 'In addition to this, we also found the digested…
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A Component in Birch Bark May Treat Metabolic Disorders

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Herbs and natural treatments are amazing things! In fact, so much of what we have today is derived from natural sources, it is no wonder scientists are taking a second look at natural sources to treat and help conditions. Now, it appears that simple birch tree bark may contain a beneficail treatment for metabolic disorders and obesity! Betulin in birch bark could treat metabolic disorders "In an animal study, researchers found betulin from birch bark lowered cholesterol, obesity and improved insulin resistance. Scientists studied betulin in mice finding the ingredient that is abundant in birch bark lowered cholesterol and improved insulin sensitivity. They also found the mice became more resistant to plaque buildup in the arteries that can lead to heart attack. According to Bao-Liang Song of the Shanghai Institutes…
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Olive Oil Helps the Heart!

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Olive Oil, and green, leafy vegetables are heart healthy! More evidence olive oil and veggies help the heart "(Reuters Health) - It's no secret that eating well is good for both body and mind, so it may not come as a surprise that a new study finds women who eat more olive oil and leafy vegetables such as salads and cooked spinach are significantly less likely to develop heart disease. A group of Italian researchers found that women who ate at least 1 serving of leafy vegetables per day were more than 40 percent less likely to develop heart disease over an average of eight years, relative to women who ate two or fewer portions of those vegetables each week. Women who downed at least 3 tablespoons of olive oil…
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