Amino Acids

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Amino Acids* The body uses chemical substances called amino acids to build the exact type of protein it needs. There are two types of amino acids: essential and nonessential. While the body must get the essential amino acids from foods, it can manufacture the nonessential amino acids on its own if the diet is lacking…

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Alzheimer’s Disease

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Alzheimer’s Disease* This is a progressive degenerative disorder of the brain. Over time, it severely impairs memory and mental functioning. Helpful Supplements Gingko Biloba¬†may help improve memory in some patients by increasing the blood supply to the brain. Its antioxidant properties help keep nerve cells healthy. Huperzine Ahas been shown to improve mental functioning and…

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Anxiety Disorder/ Anxiety Attacks / Panic Attacks

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Anxiety Disorder / Anxiety Attacks / Panic Attacks* The feeling of unease, worry, foreboding and fear, commonly known as anxiety, is a normal and often useful reaction to a dangerous or stressful situation. There are two basic types of anxiety disorders: chronic and acute. The acute form of anxiety disorder is the panic attack, a…

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Teas

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Teas* The tea bush known as Camellia sinensis grows in loose, deep, acid soil, at high altitude, with summer and autumn rain, in a little heat and little wind. In these harsh climatic conditions most plants die but the tea bush flourishes fantastically. The finest tea comes from elevations of 900 to 2100 meters. Tea…

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Milk Alternatives

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MILK ALTERNATIVES Soy Milk Soy milk is made using a simple, centuries-old process of grinding soaked and cooked soybeans and pressing the dissolved soy milk out of the beans. With its unique nutty flavor and rich nutrition, Soy milk can be used in a variety of ways. Buying & Storing Soy Milk: It is most…

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Vitamin D

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VITAMIN D * Health Benefits Vitamin D is called the sunlight vitamin, because the body produces it when the sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays strike the skin. It is one of the few vitamins the body manufactures naturally and is technically considered a hormone. Essential for building strong bones and teeth, Vitamin D also helps…

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Inositol

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INOSITOL * Inositol is necessary for the formation of lecithin and functions closely with another B vitamin, choline. Since it is not essential in the human diet, it cannot be considered a vitamin. Inositol is a fundamental ingredient of cell membranes and is necessary for proper function of nerves, brain, and muscles in the body.…

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Choline

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CHOLINE Health Benefits Choline helps form phosphatidylcholine, the primary phospholipid of cell membranes. Choline is also the precursor to acetylcholine, one of the important brain chemicals involved in memory. This nutrient, usually as part of phosphatidylcholine, is widely available in a number of foods, particularly eggs, fish, legumes, nuts, and meats and vegetables, as well…

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Folic Acid

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FOLIC ACID Health Benefits Folic acid, also called folate or folacin, is a B vitamin with a solid reputation for protecting against birth defects and heart disease. With adequate amounts of folic acid, it is estimated that 50,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease could be prevented each year in the United States alone. Moreover, common birth…

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Vitamin B6

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VITAMIN B5 * Day by day, there’s probably no nutrient as actively involved in keeping your system running smoothly as Vitamin B6. Technically an umbrella term used to describe three B vitamins (pyridoxine, pridoxal, and pyridoxamine); Vitamin B6 partakes in no fewer than 100 chemical reactions throughout the body. Vitamin B6 helps manufacture the building…

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