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Knotweed and Hawthorn Outperform Lovastatin in Trial

After six months, Chinese patients given a knotweed and hawthorn extract had less plaque-forming inflammation in their arteries than patients treated with Lovastatin.

Honey and Ginger Beat Antibiotics in Fighting Superbugs

Ethiopian researchers have found that honey and ginger extracts are better than antibiotics in combatting superbugs like MRSA and E. coli.

Acupuncture Lowers Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Chinese researchers have found that meth addicts experienced less anxiety and depression when they were treated with acupuncture during withdrawal from the drug.

Mindfulness Meditation Can Hinder Onset of Alzheimer’s

Adults with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor of Alzheimer’s, experienced increased activity between three key areas of the brain by practicing mindfulness meditation.

Pine Bark Extract Reduces Perimenopausal Symptoms

Symptoms such as restless legs and hot flashes were reduced by using pine bark extract in two recent studies.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation Reduces the Urge to Light Up

After five hours of mindfulness training, smokers amped up self-control to the point of smoking 60 percent less.

Tapping Acupressure Points Heals Trauma in Vets

A technique that involves tapping the body’s acupressure points while focusing on painful memories cut trauma symptoms in vets by 90 percent.

Multivitamins with Selenium Counter HIV

People with HIV taking a daily multivitamin and selenium for two years had better blood tests and fewer health problems.

Olive Leaf Outperforms Diabetes Drug

Olive leaf extract outperformed a common diabetes drug in reducing insulin resistance in at-risk adults, according to a New Zealand study.
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