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Natural remedies for impotence (erectile dysfunction)

Today marks the start of Men’s Health Awareness Month, so to kick off this article explores the alternative remedies for this distressing condition. Erectile Dysfunction (E.D) or impotence is a common health problem amongst men of all ages, but is especially prevalent in those over 60 years. There are many potential causes of E.D. Chronic illnesses such as...

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Selenium & Co-Enzyme Q10 Prevent Heart Disease

Scientists have found that a combination of Selenium & Co-enzyme Q10 can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and death. These supplements were also found to make the heart work more efficiently. Heart disease accounts for a large proportion of the U.K’s drug bill. The research was conducted by scientists at Linkoping University and the Karolinska...

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Foods to Improve Fertility

Foods to Improve Fertility

Infertility is an increasing problem for many couples. The causes of infertlity range from genetic complications, hormone imbalances, life-style and diet. A healthy diet for both the male and female partner is very important especially if you are having trouble conceiving. Adding certain foods and removing others from your diet can actually improve fertility and...

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Anti-Ageing Supplements: Selenium

Selenium is a vital mineral that has many health benefits. It is one of the main antioxidants available to us. Remember that antioxidants are very important as they “mop-up” free radicals that are known to cause a host of illnesses and diseases. As we are continually exposed to these free radicals, for example from pollution, certain foods and stress, taking...

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Health Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina is a blue-green coloured micro- algae that grows in warm, alkaline waters around the world. Spirulina produces 20 times more protein than soya beans. It is 65-71% complete protein compared to beef’s 22%. (This is further proof that a vegetarian diet can provide you with adequate amounts of protein).   Spirulina contains:   All 8 essential amino...

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What are Antioxidants?

Have you been wondering what are antioxidants? Antioxidants are naturally produced by the body, but due to the level of free radical damage that we are exposed to, it is advisable to supplement the diet with antioxidants. Antioxidants can be obtained from the diet in foods such as fresh vegetables and fruits, although the levels are not high enough to combat the...

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