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Good Food Month Comes to Springfield

October is Good Food Month 2021. It was only a matter of time before NonGMO Month, Fair Trade Month, and National Seafood Month combined into one. A proactive stance on food purity and ethical practices starts…

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The Wild Goose Hunt is Over – Amla Fruit

The Amla berry tree grows natively in India and parts of Asia. The small fibrous green fruits flaunt whole-food antioxidant vitamins C and E. Traditionally, Ayurvedic medicine uses the sour fruit as a restorative health tonic.…

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Fruits, Veggies – Life Saving Benefits

Late summer fruits and vegetables are simply divine. Early spring spinach enjoyed a break for summer heat and now it is planted anew with the hope of a harvest when cooler nights call. Lancaster area farmers…

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Ricotta Cheese Your Way

Now that we’ve passed National Cannoli Day, it’s time to review adding healthy ricotta cheese to your diet. Ricotta without the sugar and chocolate chippers goes a long way in a healthy diet. It could be…

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Herbs: Dry, Non-Irradiated or Fresh

There is certainly a time and a place for both fresh and dried herbs. But how do we know the when and where? What about non-irradiated herbs. Are they safe? Or is irradiated better? This is…

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Drink Matcha for Reduced Anxiety

Matcha is the finely ground powder from dried leaves of the camellia sinensis green tea bush. It is typically grown in the shade to keep the amino acid content in the leaves high and the caffeine…

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Our Eyes Are the Prize

When you were younger, you likely remember being told that eating carrots helps your eyesight. It’s true! But, why? Certain vegetables contain good-for-you compounds that when eaten with regularity, can be beneficial to long-term eye health.…

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Oh, Honey! – Benefits from the Bees

The sweet nectar of the bees is oh so delightful. Many of us use it as an everyday staple, as it is quite versatile and usually readily available in our pantries. Honey is made up of…

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Fish Oil Relieved Osteoarthritis Pain

Every year, painful osteoarthritis affects over 32.5 million people in the United States. Osteoarthritis is caused by damage or the breakdown of joint cartilage between bones. It can naturally occur with age; however, some people are…

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Natural Remedies for PMS

That “time of the month” is a right of passage for all ladies from a young age. Every woman will deal with it during their life, but some have a tougher time than others. It can…

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L-Theanine for a Tranquil Mind

L-Theanine is a compound you can naturally find in tea but also in mushrooms. You can also find it in supplement form. This amino acid can help with relaxation, focus, and sleep. The specific compound is…

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Bone Broth Your Way

Brr…it’s cold out there! No better time for a warm cup of bone broth with lots of added benefits to boot. This highly nutritious drink is a great way to warm yourself up from the inside…

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What Is The Keto Diet All About?

What is the Keto Diet all about? The Keto Diet, short for ketogenic, switches the metabolism in the body to burning fat instead of burning sugars from carbohydrates. This metabolic switch is ketosis. While every person’s…

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Give Your Gut Microbiome Some Love

The gut microbiome is a magical and mysterious place. We are learning more and more about it all the time while new research continues to emerge. When it comes to a healthy microbiome, doing everything we…

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Chocolate Hearts

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner and it being American Heart Month, we certainly have both chocolate and hearts on the brain. Chocolate and hearts have even more in common in the form of health…

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Help for Migraines with CoQ10

Coenzyme Q10 Coenzyme Q10 (known as CoQ10 or ubiquinone) is naturally occurring in the body. We can get more of this helpful antioxidant from foods in our diets, including oily fish like salmon and tuna, or…

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What is a FODMAP Diet?

You’ve likely heard someone reference a “FODMAP diet” in your travels. What they are referring to is, in fact, a low FODMAP diet. FODMAPs are a group of carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed in the small…

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Astaxanthin: From Algae to Antioxidant

It’s a tricky one to spell and even harder to pronounce, but it is mighty powerful within the body. Astaxanthin benefits us as an antioxidant, but more specifically, a carotenoid. Naturally occurring in algae, this carotenoid…

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10 Tasty Vegan Foods

Veganism has been around for a very long time, but recent advancements in food science have made it far more accessible. There are now so many convenient products available that look, taste, and feel like the…

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How Are Coconuts, Olives, Sunshine, and Berries Related?

We tend to think of our immune system as a superstar only during the cold and dreary winter months. While it certainly does work overtime to keep us healthy from nasty seasonal bugs, the health of…

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GABA for Memory, Mood, and Spatial Awareness

What is Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA)? Gamma-aminobutyric acid is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the human cortex — the outermost layer of the brain. It is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body. Neurotransmitters are…

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10 Foods for Multiple Allergies

It is more common than many think for a person or a family to have multiple food allergies within their household. Some of us have a family member with one food sensitivity. Some have a Celiac…

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Saying No to GMO – What Does It Mean?

What does Non-GMO mean? Genetically modified organisms, or GMO for short, are living organisms whose genetic material is being artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. Consequently, this creates combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and…

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Now Easier to Identify Gluten-Free Products

Big changes are underway with the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG). They are in the process of rebranding their gluten-free certification seal that appears on product packaging. A move that comes largely to support its increasing global…

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Hello Paleo: An Overview of the Paleo Diet

The “Paleo Diet”, short for paleolithic, is a staple in many people’s lives in recent years. Several products are even now branding as paleo-friendly. How is a paleo diet different? A paleo diet intends to mimic…

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Mood Improvement: Probiotics Are Key

Bacterial Balance for a Better Mood Feeling a little bit down for one reason or another? Does the change of the seasons this time of year leave you feeling blue? Say hello to “nutritional psychiatry”: a…

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Muscle Mass and Strength with Whey Protein

Whey protein comes from dairy and has a great record of effectiveness. Gym lurkers who desire a bulgy physique love the stuff. The protein powder succeeds as an essential part of one’s anti-aging bag of tricks.…

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Freedom Outreach Builds Relationships

Freedom Outreach is a faith-based ministry to inner-city Wilmington that prioritizes relationships. We’ve chosen to donate at a time when appearances would say that so much divides us. Yes, it is prudent to remember that we…

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Oh K for Kidneys

You may not need much, but need K, you do! With increased Vitamin K levels comes an essential mineral that improves circulation and reduces kidney stones. Reduce Kidney Stones with Vitamin K Good levels of vitamin…

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Keto Ripple Roasted Garlic Smashed Cauliflower

What to do with extra roasted garlic cloves? Grab a few and a head of cauliflower along with Ripple Unsweetened Milk to work! A creative cauliflower dish for garlic lovers is coming your way in this…

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Reducing Food Waste at the Rabbit Rescue

Right here in Delaware County is an animal rescue lovin’ on rabbits. For sure the rescue cares for other critters, too. However, overlooked bunnies have first place in their hearts. Martindale’s now donates produce scraps to…

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We’re Pumped for Pumpkin

Pumpkin Foods to Brag About We are so pumped about pumpkin season! With the turning of the autumn leaves come the heavenly flavors conjuring images of frolicking in the fields during harvest season. Perhaps you conjure…

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City Team Harvests T-Shirt Buy-In

City Team Chester is doing something positive about poverty, homelessness, and addiction. It is an organization right in our back yard deserving support. For example, the men’s shelter provides a clean bed, nourishing food, and a…

Boost Brain Health with Fruits and Vegetables

Eat Fruits and Vegetables to Boost Brain Health

Are you feeling a bit foggy in the brain lately? Misplacing your car keys or forgetting why you walked into a room is something we all do now and then. If you’re concerned and want to…

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July Is National Ice Cream Month! Let’s Celebrate!

It’s hot, hot, hot – the perfect weather to cool off with America’s favorite summertime treat – ice cream! What better time to indulge in this delectable dessert than National Ice Cream Month! Whether you lick…

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Beet Alzheimer’s Naturally

Betanin – Beet Pigment May Help Alzheimer’s Doctors don’t know what causes Alzheimer’s disease but suspect a protein, beta-amyloid, binds with metals such as copper or iron, forming clumps that promote oxidation and inflammation. Who knew…

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Plant Based Fats for the Heart

Is it true that eating plant-based mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) is healthier than eating animal-based MUFAs? To answer this question, doctors conducted a long-term study of 93,378 men and women who filled out detailed food questionnaires…

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Hazelnuts Boost Magnesium and Vitamin E

Do you like nuts? If you want a change of nutty taste, try hazelnuts. Also known as filberts, these sweet, buttery, crunchy gems are loaded with essential vitamins and healthy fats. For example, a single, one-ounce…

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Weight Loss with Black Seed

Black seed, known as black cumin seed, and a host of other names has been favorited around the world and the fans are increasing. Why? In particular, studies focused on weight loss, accomplished by means of…

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Nine Naturals to Make You Glow

Don’t fake your glow with toxic products that hurt you and your dwelling. Here are nine natural products that will make you glow — inside and out! Polish your sheen with healthy ingredients. These are perfect for…

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CoQ10 Plus Selenium – Dynamic Duo for Longer Life

Selenium and CoQ10 Extend Life Two important facts about these important nutrients, CoQ10 and selenium, you probably didn’t know: Every cell in the body needs selenium to function properly. CoQ10 helps each cell produce energy. Boost…

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Omega-3s Reduce Asthma, Improve Reading in Children

It may still be summer, but before you know it, your children will be heading back to school. Check out these studies on the benefits of omega-3s for your children to help reduce asthma and improve…

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Blueberries Boost Brain Power

Love blueberries? Here’s one more reason to love them even more: they’re good for your brain. In fact, a new study has found that older men and women who ate a daily serving of blueberries for…

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Green Leafy Vegetables and Your Brain

Eating one to two servings per day of green leafy vegetables may help slow the natural age-related decline in cognitive abilities. Try spinach in a morning smoothie. In this study, doctors measured the diets of 960…

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Former Smoker? Eat Tomatoes, Apples and Bananas

Tomatoes are just starting to come in season, and what better time to indulge your senses with those red, juicy, slightly salty-sweet summer treats than now! If you’re a former smoker, you have an even better…

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Autism and Vitamin D Connection

Autism – or autism spectrum disorder – appears during early childhood and interferes with a person’s ability to communicate with others and interact socially. According to the Autism Society, the prevalence of autism is growing. Between…

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Multiple Sclerosis and Gut Microbiome Link

  March is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month, a time to get the word out about the causes, symptoms and treatments available for this debilitating autoimmune disease. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, MS occurs…

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Reduce Stroke With Eggs

Easter Eggs and Stroke Traditionally Easter is a time to consider (and decorate) the humble egg. It’s the season to consider new life from humble beginnings. Did you know consuming an egg each day can help…

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Avocados for Healthy Eyes and Better Cognition

February is not only National Avocado Month, it’s also Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. Did you know that avocados play a key role in eye and brain health? They contain lutein, a carotenoid that is the colorful…

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Tart Cherry Helps You Sleep

  Older people often have insomnia, but standard medications can increase falls and have other side effects. In this pilot study, eight adults over age 50 with confirmed insomnia took a placebo or 240 ml of…

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Nutrients Help Build Muscle Mass in Adults

Muscle mass and strength naturally decline with age. In this study, 42 healthy adults, ages 55 to 70, took a placebo, or 1,500 mg of l-carnitine with or without 2,000 mg of l-leucine, 3,000 mg creatine…

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Healthy Vitamin D: H-Pylori and Metabolic Syndrome

Vitamin D improves gut health and reduces chances for metabolic syndrome Healthy Gut Because vitamin D has many positive effects on the body, doctors wanted to study vitamin D and gut health. In this pilot study,…

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Prediabetic? Think Zinc

The country of Bangladesh has one of the lowest zinc deficiencies in its soil in all of Asia. No wonder the people are poor. Crops cannot be grown without this vital mineral.   The same is…

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That’s Just Peachy

Nothing says summer quite like a ripe, juicy, sweet peach. Go ahead – take a bite and savor that luscious burst of blossomy, fruity flavor. Add them to your favorite salads or if it’s not too…

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Turmeric Powder is Not Just For The Taste Buds

Turmeric is a perennial plant (Curcuma longa) of the ginger family native to India. The powdered turmeric root is a truly amazing herb popularly used as a spice in many delicious recipes as well as an…

Garlic–Nature’s Medicine

Celebrate your love of garlic by learning some interesting facts about this vegetable. There is much to be learned about garlic, its history, what it can do for your body and how to use it. Did…

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Magnesium and Artery Calcification

Nutrients Protect Against Heart and Circulatory Diseases Calcium can build up on artery walls, raising chances for heart disease, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Earlier studies found a link between low levels of magnesium…

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Going Gluten Free – Not Always Healthy Part 3

Looking for Part 1 and Part 2 of this series? Up Your Quality Replace the gluten infused foods you have eliminated with healthy whole foods. Try not to replace regular, unhealthy processed foods with processed gluten free foods…

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Eye Candy On a Plate – Veggies!

We all know fruits and vegetables are essential to our nutrition but eating healthy these days isn’t always easy and when you’re busy. Don’t feel defeated! Let’s talk about adorning your diet with a rainbow fruit…

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Going Gluten Free: Part 2

Did you miss “Thinking About Going Gluten Free” Part 1 of this series? Read it here. New Mindset   How do you go about living the gluten free lifestyle? Opt for whole natural gluten free foods…

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Thinking About Going Gluten Free? Part 1

Gluten intolerance and gluten sensitivity are on the rise. Many Americans have already made the decision to go gluten free for various reasons. Some are suffering from a disease aggravated by gluten called celiac disease. Others are…

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Coconut Oil: Nature’s Multi-Tasking Superfood

There are many uses and benefits of coconut oil and there is good reason why it is labeled a superfood. As one of the world’s healthiest foods known to man, coconut oil’s properties make this food…

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Tips On Maintaining Good Health In 2017

Entering into the new year is always a new and exciting time for change and growth. Many are looking forward to new arenas in life and how they can better themselves. Some even enter into a…

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Gift Cards for An Overflowing Heart

We want you to know that we have beautiful Martindale’s Gift Cards here for all your special people.   A Gift Card Makes a Great Gift You could elect to wander our intriguing aisles finding yummy…

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5 Mood-Boosting Foods

Now that the winter months are upon us, many people begin feeling the “blues.” With our daylight hours dwindling and nights growing longer and colder, many Americans face changes in mood and energy. There are natural…

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Attention! Nutrients for a Better Brain

Studies have shown certain nutrients improve cognition, memory, and attention in adults. Here are reports about recent studies of vitamin K and the herb Bacopa monnieri. Vitamin K and Cognition A new discovery links vitamin K…

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Java Joe – Moving On

It’s been almost 20 years and Joe is retiring! You may know him as “the coffee guy” because his expertise with all things coffee has served our customers for many years. Joe, as the coffee buyer, has…

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Apple Crunch Day 2016

Sabold Elementary Doing Healthy Education Sabold Elementary School, in Springfield, PA, teaches our kids about health, nutrition, and safety. Martindale’s Natural Market is proud to be a part of that! Each year, we breathlessly await October and the turning…

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Two Benefits of Fenugreek

Fenugreek Seed Fenugreek. Perhaps you know flavorful fenugreek seed extract from the pea family as an herbal flavoring in mostly Indian dishes, or a natural remedy for indigestion. Some use it to help increase breast milk…

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Local Blood Drive

Today the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce hosted our local American Red Cross Blood Drive. We are chamber members and are pleased to support this great opportunity of service by encouraging staff to give blood while on…

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Can Natural Remedies Boost Our Mood?

Bad moods can come and go throughout our daily grind. It might be a spilled coffee followed by a stubbed toe that sets you off. But sometimes, prolonged high-pressure situations can lead to depression or blues…

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More Vitamin E for Millennials

Are you a millennial? You are probably low in Vitamin E. Nearly 9 out of 10 people age 20 to 30 were low in this vital nutrient in a recent study. Recently, a large study done…

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Healthy Coffee

Scientists first discovered antioxidants in green coffee beans in 1988 but worried that roasting could destroy them. Researchers in this study found that roasting, aging, grinding, and brewing coffee produces a different class of antioxidants that…

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700 Organic Apples for Apple Crunch Day

We are so pleased to provide pure organic apples to our local school for Apple Crunch Day! Four Seasons distributor joined Martindale’s Natural Market in the donation. Nothing but the best for our local kids! Watch…

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A New Sign for Martindale’s

Got a new logo. Then new canopies. Now we have a new sign on our store front. Day or night you’ll be able to find us far more easily even from the middle of Baltimore Pike…

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Fair Trade for a Good Appetite

Fair Trade for a Good Appetite

Fair Trade Bananas, Vanilla, Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate! These are just a few of the amazing foods we get from farming communities of the world. Fair Trade Day usually occurs in May. Let’s make the world…

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Bernardine Center Food Pantry

Since 1986 The Bernardine Center has provided emergency food to low income households in Chester.   Some food is supplied through government resources, but the food pantry also depends on local business and individuals to help…

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Take Care of Our Earth

Earth Day. This means the whole earth: sky, clouds, trees, grass, dirt and all that lives here. Let’s consider the dirt. The dirt on planet earth is alive with life. Usually. Earthworms, microbes, bacteria and minerals…

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Curcumin Helps Osteoarthritis of Knees

Osteoarthritis (OA) has no cure but herbal remedies can help. The knee is a complex creation and when arthritis occurs in the knee it can affect cartilage, ligaments, underlying bone and even the lining of the joint. About 13% of…

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3 Nutrients That Boost Vision

You say you eat enough veggies. Are you consuming enough of the type that support vision? Nutrients that support vision must be sought after. Alternatively, you could take supplements. Zeaxanthin, Lutein, Omega 3 To function well,…

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Nutrients Relieve Nausea and Vomiting

The standard treatment for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is dimenhydrinate, commonly known as Dramamine, an over-the-counter drug for motion sickness. Because of its side effects of drowsiness, doctors in this study were interested in finding a…

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High Fiber Helps Blood Sugar

Dietary fiber is useful for many things. Insoluble fiber, like wheat bran, is not digested and is perfect for constipation sufferers as it helps keep you regular. Soluble fibers, like glucomannan or acacia, help your body keep…

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