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Broccoli Prevents Osteoarthritis?

A compound found in broccoli has been found to slow down and prevent the progress of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and usually affects hands, knees and hips. This condition destroys the cartilage between joints, causing swelling and pain. Osteoarthritis is sometimes referred to as wear and tear. According to Arthritis Research,...

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Music therapy for pain relief

There have been a few studies highlighting the benefits of music on general health ranging from depression to cardiac health, but new research has found that music could help people persistent pain. The researchers found that listening to music resulted in patients feeling more relaxed and generally feeling better. So can you really use music therapy for pain...

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How to keep your bones healthy

How to keep your bones healthy

Osteoporosis is a degenerative illness of the bones that is becoming more common than before, affecting more than 2 million people in the U.K. This condition causes the bones to become weaker and increases the risk of fracture, especially in old age. But how should we keep our bones healthy? There are a number of reasons for this, ranging from poor diet, lack of...

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Health Benefits of Vitamin K

Vitamin K is known as such because of its German name, Koagulations-vitamin. This may give you a clue as to one of its major roles in the body, namely, blood clotting (coagulation). Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin, meaning that the body is able to store it in adipose (fat) tissue and in the liver. However there are lots of benefits of vitamin K. Deficiencies in...

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Alternative Treatments for Back Pain

Alternative Treatments for Back Pain

Back pain is an issue that plagues many people. Did you know that an astonishing 80% of all people in the UK will bring up their posture or their back issues to their GP at some point? That is an astounding figure that could be much lower if more people were aware about alternative treatments. Here, we will explore more about alternative treatments for back pain....

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Vitamin K Supplements

Vitamin K Supplements

Who’s at Risk of Vitamin K Deficiency? There are many people who could benefit from vitamin K supplements. People on restricted diets are thought to have a higher risk of deficiencies of vitamin K due to lower food intake and poorer variety of foods, as well as malabsorption issues and possible interaction with medications. People who have problems absorbing...

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Glucosamine: The New Aspirin?

Glucosamine: The New Aspirin?

This nutritional supplement is commonly used to help arthritis and joint pains. New research has found that glucosamine can have a much more influential affect on general health. This latest research indicates that this supplement could have a similar protective action similar to aspirin, but without the risk of side effects such as stomach ulcers that are common...

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Health Benefits of Bromelain

Health Benefits of Bromelain

Bromelain is a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme that is found in pineapples. This natural enzyme has been used for centuries in Central and South America to treat indigestion and reduce inflammation. It is found in the juice and stems of pineapples. This enzyme helps to break down proteins, which in turn helps to digest proteins. This is why eating pineapples can...

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Health Benefits of Copper

Health Benefits of Copper

The financial value of copper is constantly on the increase, but this essential mineral also (and more importantly) has many health benefits ranging from the production of blood cells to the formation of bone. This mineral is required for production of red and white blood cells. so what else are the health benefits of copper? Copper is not as popular a supplement as...

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Essential minerals: The benefits of magnesium

The health benefits and the actions of magnesium have been well documented recently. I have talked to various nutritional experts who are using more magnesium supplements in their practice in recent years. The updated RDA (recommended daily allowance) is 375mg a day. According to data produced by Lamberts Healthcare 72% of women and 42% of men in the UK fail to...

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Do painkillers cause headaches?

Do painkillers cause headaches?

The national health watchdog, NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) has warned that taking too many pain killers such as paracetamol, aspirin or ibuprofen can make the brain more sensitive to pain. This results in the sufferer being more prone to headaches! So the tablets that are supposed to be treating your headache can actually cause...

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Boost Your Calcium Levels

Boost Your Calcium Levels

Calcium is an essential constituent of bones and teeth, and is important for maintaining healthy gums. This essential mineral is also important for maintaining a healthy heartbeat, blood clotting and is required for muscle contraction. As you can see, calcium has a number of various bodily functions. Read on to find out more about how to boost your calcium...

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