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7 Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses, Plus Dangers to Beware

7 Grapefruit Seed Extract Uses, Plus Dangers to Beware

Grapefruit seed extract uses are numerous due to its action as a highly concentrated, natural general antimicrobial and antioxidant. Benefits include killing all kinds of infectious microbes—bacterial, viral, and fungal—at least in test tube and animal studies.[1,2]
What’s in Grapefruit Seed Extract?
The main compounds in grapefruit seeds thought to be responsible

Enjoy These Healthy Bottled Iced Teas

Next to water, tea is the most commonly consumed beverage in the world. And, because of its link to several health benefits, there are more brands and flavors of bottled, packaged teas today than ever before.
“Tea contains antioxidants (specifically, polyphenols) that are associated with a lower risk of many types

Brush and Floss to Ward Off Stroke

Regular visits to your dentist not only ensure healthy teeth and gums, but they may also help protect your brain. A recent study found a strong association between dental health and risk for stroke, a major cause of brain damage and cognitive decline. The research adds to an ongoing debate

Gingivitis Can Be Cured at Home in Its Early Stages

Gingivitis Can Be Cured at Home in Its Early Stages

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums (gums are called “gingiva” and “itis” means inflammation). It is caused by bacteria. If you have gingivitis, your gums are likely red and swollen. They may bleed when you brush your teeth. Sometimes gums with gingivitis will be sore. Some people have gingivitis

Dental Floss Daily: Do You, or Don’t You?

Dental Floss Daily: Do You, or Don’t You?

Are you someone who has to force yourself to use dental floss? Or are you a floss-aholic, the type who keeps a pack of floss in your car, pocket, or desk drawer so you can constantly clean your teeth?

According to stats, most people fall into the former category. American Dental

Dental Insurance for Seniors

Dental Insurance for Seniors

Without dental insurance for seniors, older Americans often neglect their dental health. And when dental health is neglected, other problems soon arise. Problems related to teeth can result in poor nutrition because of chewing difficulties, and cardiac disease can develop because bacteria from bad teeth and gums can get into

Ask the Doctor: Adult Ear Infections; Geriatric Surgery

Q: I’ve been having pain, along with a “full” sensation, in one of my ears. Is it possible for older adults to get ear infections? I thought these were mainly a childhood problem.

A: Yes, older adults can suffer from ear infections, particularly if they swim frequently. If water doesn’t drain

Is That Symptom a Sign of Something Serious?

It’s important that you don’t panic about health symptoms that develop as you age, since they often can be addressed with lifestyle modifications or medical therapy. That said, some symptoms do signal a potentially serious health problem, so talking to your doctor about any problems you’re experiencing is the crucial

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