Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Ginger and Turmeric Protect Skin from Sun

Ginger and Turmeric Protect Skin from Sun

A study of 15 herbal extracts found that ginger and turmeric absorbed many UVB rays before they damaged the skin.

July 2014
Essential Oils Effective in Fighting Candida, MRSA

Essential Oils Effective in Fighting Candida, MRSA

In recent studies, sage and dill essential oils inhibited Candida, and grapefruit seed extract and geranium oil dampened the spread of bacteria-resistant MRSA.

July 2014
Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss

Dried Plums Prevent Bone Loss

A mere 100 grams of dried plums daily boosts bone density in post-menopausal women.

July 2014
Fruits and Veggies Boost Kids’ Learning and Social Skills

Fruits and Veggies Boost Kids’ Learning and Social Skills

A new study reports that school children fed more produce have better learning skills and are better able to handle difficult situations.

July 2014
Sun’s Rays May Help Heart Health

Sun’s Rays May Help Heart Health

UVA rays lowered blood pressure and boosted healthy nitric oxide levels in volunteers in a Scottish study.

July 2014
Ashwagandha Herb Mutes Bipolar Disorder, Lowers Stress

Ashwagandha Herb Mutes Bipolar Disorder, Lowers Stress

In just eight weeks, bipolar patients taking ashwagandha, an herb used in ayurvedic medicine, improved in several key measures.

July 2014
Preterm Babies Grow Better with Supplements

Preterm Babies Grow Better with Supplements

When preterm infants were intravenously fed multivitamin and mineral supplements for 28 days after birth, they enjoyed greater weight and bigger head circumferences than the control group.

July 2014
Saw Palmetto Combos Combat Enlarged Prostate

Saw Palmetto Combos Combat Enlarged Prostate

When combined with selenium and lycopene, eating saw palmetto extract reduces the risk of prostate cancer in a mere three months.

June 2014
Yummy Berries Cut Heart Attack Risk by a Third

Yummy Berries Cut Heart Attack Risk by a Third

In an 18-year study, women eating blueberries or strawberries at least three times a week lowered their heart attack risk by 32 percent.

June 2014
Unconditional Love Hastens Healing

Unconditional Love Hastens Healing

In a 10-year study, HIV patients that gave and received compassionate love had more immune-boosting white cells and fewer markers of the disease.

June 2014
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