The thick gel found in the leaf of the aloe vera plant has been used for thousands of years to heal a variety of topical conditions. In fact, aloe gel was one of the most frequently prescribed medicines in the 18th and 19th centuries. The gel is composed of 95 to
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Before you worry about getting enough of specific vitamins or minerals, it’s smart to consider the dietary roles of the three most basic forms of nutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. These are so fundamental to the nutritional quality of the foods we eat that their relative proportions are actually
It isn’t just green tea that is good for your health; black tea benefits your heart by lowering triglycerides, cholesterol, and blood pressure too.
A good deal of research has been done to try to pinpoint who is at greatest risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease. Simply getting older raises your risk, but age alone does not mean a slow decline toward dementia. Beyond age, there are certain factors that may further increase risk. Most
Scientists have identified a number of risk factors for the development of diabetes. While some of these, such as family history, are the same for all three types of diabetes, there are risk factors unique to each type. Being aware of the risk factors that apply to you can aid
Yoga for Arthritis Symptoms
Yoga can improve arthritis pain symptoms, energy levels, mood, and physical function by about 20 percent according to a recent study at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. The disease afflicts about 52.5 million Americans, of whom about 22.7 million report their activity is limited as
You roll up your sleeve and give a few samples of blood. A few weeks later you’re given a lab re-port with a long list of measurements. In between the familiar markers, such as glucose, calcium and cholesterol, is an alphabet soup of abbreviations, like BUN and GFR.
If the headlines about cholesterol have left you a little bewildered, it’s understandable.
First, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology changed long-standing guidelines for treating high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in 2013. They advised against continued use of specific LDL target
Aloe vera has long been used externally as an antiseptic to ease sunburns and unpleasant skin conditions such as psoriasis, but research shows aloe vera can help your body internally, too. Discover the 6 health benefits of aloe vera juice on your heart.
The realization that conventional hormone replacement therapy increased cancer and heart disease risk was a devastating blow to millions of women who were desperately seeking relief from hot flashes, brittle bones, and weight gain. Fortunately, today there’s another option that is quite effective and much safer.