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The Ginseng Series - The Everyday Fuel

Ginseng is a plant native to Asian countries. The plant lives in shaded areas taking nutrients from dead leaves and vegetation, from which it absorbs the nitrogen as a source of energy to grow. The part of plant harvested for health benefits are the roots which contain the active ingredient ginsenoside.

The use of this root to aid general health has been documented in Asia for over 2000 years and is believed to be able to cure every ailment [1].

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The Ginseng Series - Getting down with the Ginseng

This magic root dating back to prehistory in China, has been used as a herbal medicine to help maintain physical vitality. The full name given to the root is ‘Panax Ginseng’, meaning ‘cure all ginseng’ in Greek [1]. Later a variation of Ginseng was discovered in native America called Panax Quinqufolius. Ginseng has been grown and used in Asian countries for thousands of years, however consumption has recently increased in European countries.

 

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What You Need To Know About MSM Supplements

Methyl Sulfonyl Methane or MSM is an organic sulphur naturally found in fruits, vegetables, grains and milk. In supplemental form, the same has now widely become known as a “miracle supplement”. Why so? Because it has shown amazing potential in terms of lowering inflammation, fighting signs of stress, boosting energy levels while also improving immunity.

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Waist:Hip Ratio - Why It Matters To You

In 2008, the World Health Organisation undertook a large study into the effect of WHR on overall health and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. This study found that high waist:hip ratios were linked to increased risk of health conditions associated with obesity. The main health complications that result due to being overweight or obese are the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack.

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8 Nutrients to Kick Start Your 2018!

We all have to eat, so shouldn’t it be easier to change what we eat than to start up an entirely new gym habit? Of course it should be! It is easier now than ever because of the vast array of foods and supplements that are available to everyone, so that we can all tune-up our nutrition intakes.To make it easier to digest the huge amount of information to consider about all the different nutrients there are, we have assembled a list of some of the most useful, from Iron, Omega 3, Vitamin D, B12, Vitamin C, to Turmeric and Black Pepper, Acidophilus, and Biotin!

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How To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Our eyes are how we see the world, literally. When we’re tired they might become sore, and if we wear glasses or contact lenses, our eyes may need more help to stay healthy. Staring at computer screens, our diet, and our genes can all have a negative impact on our eyesight and the health of our eyes. This article will run through eye health, and how we can try to maintain as healthy eyes as possible.

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The Benefits of Combining Vitamins D and K

Both of these Vitamins have similar roles in help maintaining bone and cardiovascular health and sometimes work synergistically to support these functions. In fact, Vitamin D3 is a natural partner of K2 when it comes to enhancing calcium absorption and storage in the bones. But not only this, this powerful duo helps regulate calcium and prevent it from accumulating in the wrong place, like arteries for example, causing problems.

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How to Stave off a Hangover!

The way your hangover manifests differs from person to person, but the most common symptoms are: headache, tiredness, nausea and dehydration. It’s caused by alcohol consumption, and for some people, having one alcoholic drink is enough to trigger a hangover. Unfortunately, there is no maximum amount of alcohol you can drink that will prevent a hangover, as even one drink could give you one. There are, however, a number of things you can do before and after you have a night out that can decrease the intensity of your hangover.

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Lifestyle, Diet and Kidney Disease

While treatment for kidney disease is available there is not yet a known cure. The treatment offered can reduce the symptoms associated with CKD and can prevent the disease from worsening. One of the easiest and thus most common management methods for CKD is changes in lifestyle. Several important changes have been put forward by the British NHS. These include performing regular exercise, quitting smoking and avoiding over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. There is not yet any medicine especially designed for tackling CKD. However, a large amount of micronutrients and supplements are available that assist treatment and suppress symptoms of the disease.

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The Incredible Benefits of Garlic Extract

Garlic, as it is commonly known, is an edible bulbous plant of the lily family that is native to Asia and a few European regions like Italy, Greece, and France. The latin/scientific name of the plant is Allium Sativum and has been used for centuries by Asians, Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Sumerians and various other civilizations in cooking and medicine, either in internal or external applications--from flavoring food, to healing wounds or even enhancing the power of soldiers in battle. Medicinally, garlic has antiviral, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-tumorous, anti-inflammatory10 and antifungal properties which make it especially useful for various health problems.

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Is Holiday Weight Gain Inevitable?

Tis the season for indulgence and it’s ever more difficult to eat healthily when we’re surrounded by sweet and savoury treats. At the time, we think ‘ah it’s the holidays’, so we don’t worry too much. Holiday weight gain might seem inevitable, and it might well be. There are a lot of social gatherings: twelve pubs of Christmas, catch ups over wine and cheese, the family dinners. These all are things that we don’t do as frequently as throughout the month of December, and when we couple this indulgence with the sedentary lifestyle we have over the holidays, it all adds up to a huge excess of calories. However, It is possible to enjoy yourself and indulge with friends and family over the festive period while avoiding piling on the pounds.

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What Should Sprinter's Be Eating?

Providing your body with nutrition that is specific to your type of training is crucially important in determining your success as an athlete. If you're past the days of racing your friends during break time and are truly concerned with becoming a true sprinter keep reading.

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