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STORY AT-A-GLANCE Chai refers to the Sanskrit and Hindi word for “tea,” so saying “chai tea” is redundant A fragrant and sweet tea, chai, or masala chai as it’s called in India, is made of a combination of black tea, milk, ginger and other spices By Dr. Mercola If you…
STORY AT-A-GLANCE Studies indicate that people who eat as little as a quarter-teaspoon of garlic powder per day appear to have less aortic stiffness, which is good for anyone wanting to avoid cardiovascular problems such as stroke One expert notes that the “antiplatelet aggregation” activity of garlic, as well as…
STORY AT-A-GLANCE Fiber’s benefits extend far beyond your digestive tract to offer bodywide benefits — even in your brain A high-fiber diet may help stave off chronic systemic inflammation in your brain, a hallmark of aging linked to cognitive decline In an animal study, a high-fiber diet reduced inflammation in…
By Dr. Mercola Durian fruit is not noted for having a particularly appealing fragrance, but it its many beneficial attributes have earned it the “King of Tropical Fruit” title. Coming from one of the 30 recognized Durio species (at least nine of which produce edible fruit), durian is popular both…
Story at-a-glance Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), a condition you may face when taking up a new type or intensity of exercise, is a bodily response that can be addressed through diet The best recovery foods to eat after an intense workout are raw, organic whole foods containing healthy amounts…
Story at-a-glance If you’ve been working out for any length of time or simply follow the trends in exercise, you know there is no shortage of conflicting and confusing advice; it can be a struggle to separate fitness fact from fiction Some of the common myths around exercise include the…
Story at-a-glance Over 300 joints in your body make moving easier and more fluid, but the rising tide of technology has increased the number of hours people spend sitting each day You can’t out-exercise the number of hours you sit at work, in the car and in front of the…
STORY AT-A-GLANCE Conventional, combustible cigarettes contain thousands of toxic chemicals and are responsible for nearly $300 billion in direct and indirect health care costs, but e-cigs are not a solution as they also carry significant health risks Recent data demonstrate vaporized e-cig liquid increases inflammation in the lung and damages…
Story at-a-glance Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate or NaHCO3) has a number of medicinal uses and benefits. It’s commonly known to have alkalinizing, antacid and electrolyte replacement properties Studies have shown drinking baking soda solution can help pregnant women who are having a slow or difficult labor to avoid C-sections in…
Story at-a-glanceHand washing is a simple, effective means of reducing your exposure to disease-causing germs and the potential you’ll spread infection to those around you Research demonstrates hand air dryers may spread bacteria and bacterial spores on your hands as you dry, and also spread bacteria as much as 3…
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