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Mindfulness May Ease Menopausal Symptoms

Women in menopause that are mindful and nonjudgmental of their thoughts are less irritable, anxious and depressed, says the Mayo Clinic.

Curcumin Boosts Fertility in Men

In a 10-week study, infertile Iranian men that took curcumin experienced a significant increase in sperm count, concentration and motility.

Probiotics Ease Bipolar Disorder

Hospitalized bipolar patients that took probiotic supplements upon release were three times less likely to re-enter the hospital than those given a placebo.

Lemon Balm Lowers Blood Pressure, Reduces LDL

Taking three grams a day of powdered lemon balm for two months significantly improved the condition of Iranian patients with chronic stable angina.

Rose Hip Reduces Cold Symptoms

Danes that took two grams of liquid rose hip during the winter had 13 percent fewer colds and less coughing, headaches, stiffness and fatigue when they did get sick.

Pine Bark Soothes Prostate

Italian men with benign prostate hypertrophy that took 150 milligrams a day for two months of a pine bark extract significantly improved in urination frequency, urgency, intermittency and nighttime occurrences.

Bitter Melon Eases Knee Pain

Patients with knee osteoarthritis who took a bitter melon supplement for three months had significantly less pain, lower analgesic use, and reduced body weight and blood glucose levels.

Ashwagandha Normalizes Hypothyroid Levels

Eight weeks of ashwagandha supplementation effectively normalized the serum thyroid levels of women with subclinical hypothyroidism.

Walnut Leaves Improve Diabetic Health

Type-2 diabetes patients who took an extract of walnut leaf for eight weeks lost weight and had lower systolic blood pressure.

Holy Basil Fights Tooth Infection

The herb reduced infection levels in children following root canals, which could help avoid antibiotic reactions and overuse.
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