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More than just helping your skin recover from sunburn, aloe vera has a rich array of uses to improve your health and well-being. It can be ingested to fight inflammation or irritable bowel syndrome, or applied topically to fight eczema and other skin conditions. Here are compelling reasons to maintain your aloe vera plant at home -- or start growing one today
Air pollution is associated with a long list of health problems and has been classified as carcinogenic to humans. But one study finds tiny broccoli sprouts can help neutralize this very big problem
If you’ve been given a warning that you are prediabetic, the time is NOW to start managing your blood sugar problem, naturally. Here are seven easy ways to do it
Consuming fruits and vegetables every day can keep your heart beating, quite literally, with mounting research connecting low fruit and vegetable intake with an increased incidence of cardiovascular deaths. These study findings can save lives, as heart disease remains the top killer across the globe
Hypertension affects about 30% of adults worldwide. While most people try to cut back on salt to lower their pressure, a better strategy may be to add these healthy foods to the menu.
Consuming seven Ajwa dates each day may help prevent preeclampsia during pregnancy -- and that's just one of dates' many health benefits
Hoping to improve your immune system? Look no further than these seven foods and supplements, which have been clinically proven to enhance immunity, improving your response to a variety of illnesses and infections. By adding them to your daily meals or weekly regimen, you can easily and affordably strengthen your immune response
Echinacea's immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects are well-known, but its potential psychotropic effects are just beginning to be explored. Now, researchers believe this herbal remedy may even offer anxiety relief
Looking for a quick but effective way to protect your heart health? Get up and get moving -- this time-efficient exercise is both protective and healing for your heart
Grapes, a popular fruit easily located on grocery store shelves, have potent health benefits: researchers have studied the benefits of consuming the whole fruit, grape seed extract and resveratrol, a type of phenol found in the skin of grapes. Although high in sugar, grapes and their extracts are a possible therapeutic treatment for a variety of ailments including cardiovascular and obesity-related diseases
An astounding 19 pages of chemicals go into making one commonly used brand of air freshener, representing just how poorly regulated and toxic this increasingly popular class of consumer products is.
In a world rife with toxic exposures, you must protect your liver as if your life depends on it -- because it does. Here are five substances that can help keep your hardest working organ humming
Radishes are root vegetables that not only add a welcome crunch to your salads and a tangy pickled taste to your meals, but also provide beneficial effects for your heart, urinary tract and more
Do you want a quick, easy, no-prep snack that can keep you fueled on-the-go while reducing your risk of disease and death? It sounds nuts -- and it is nuts!
Hot yoga is more than a sweaty fitness trend: it can help people with high blood pressure shift in a calm, soothing direction -- away from high blood pressure and heart disease
The greatest ally against chronic disease may be found in your everyday diet, from fresh, raw fruits and vegetables to popular beverages such as coffee and green tea
Incorporating these five herbs and spices into your daily diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, protect your brain from neurodegeneration, stimulate your immune system and protect against inflammation, among other benefits. Best of all, these ingredients are all easily available and may already exist in your pantry or spice rack
The swelling of joints in the hands and feet, often a case of rheumatoid arthritis, can cause significant pain among sufferers. Studies reveal that ginger can be used to help alleviate rheumatoid arthritis' persistent symptoms
The two FDA-approved medications for hair loss come with a risk of significant side effects. Ginseng provides a powerful natural alternative
Fresh coconut water is a staple in many diets around the world, including those of India and other tropical countries. But it goes beyond being a refreshing, thirst-quenching drink
High blood pressure is considered by the conventional medical community as a "silent killer" that needs consistent treatment with drugs that carry serious side effects, and don't address the underlying causes. Could the seed of grapes be the "natural cure" everyone has been looking for?
Asthma affects about 300 million people worldwide. It is growing by 50 percent every decade and causes upwards of 180,000 deaths per year. The cause is not well-understood but here are 8 proven ways to help relieve symptoms naturally.
Sweet and juicy are two reasons to eat strawberries. Here are 8 more healthy excuses to eat lots of them
During cold and flu season, coughing, sneezing, congestion and fatigue can couch-lock you for days at a time. We've compiled five top natural cold therapies that work to keep you breathing easy through the coldest time of year
Research reveals that topical use of chamomile oil may have positive effects for those experiencing pain from carpal tunnel syndrome. As a natural and easily obtained substance, chamomile oil could prove to be an inexpensive option for those suffering from this common ailment
You may love a cup of warm green tea in the morning, but did you know it may also set you up for a calmer, less anxious mood throughout your day? Research shows your coffee substitute may be a mood-booster as well
Your body converts the amino acid citrulline to arginine, which plays a key role in nitric oxide (NO) synthesis. This compound, found in high concentrations in watermelon, is useful for blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, metabolic health and more
Pecans are the only tree nut native to North America, and they're also No. 1 in antioxidant concentration. When you're on the lookout for a healthy snack, pecans check every box
Coconut oil offers neuroprotective properties, which researchers found delayed the incidence of stroke, reduced stroke-induced brain damage and increased survival afterward
From algae to common spices in the kitchen, here are five ingredients for the natural detoxification of heavy metals and toxins that are common in everyday life
While powerful stimulant medications remain the standard treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the spice saffron has been found to offer comparable efficacy -- with the added benefit of better sleep
1 out of 3 Americans suffer from high blood pressure, a precursor to many forms of cardiovascular disease. Researchers believe cinnamon may be a novel and therapeutic approach to the management of high blood pressure
This unsung dietary hero is so essential your cells wouldn’t know what to do without it. Read on to learn why zinc is one mineral you just can’t afford to miss
Bees make more than honey. They also make gunk called propolis. And this “bee glue” is a powerful health balm with anti-cancer properties
Your brain is capable of making new cells, but this capability declines with age. That is, unless you take action to combat it using lifestyle strategies and neuroprotective compounds found in nature
If your mood could use a boost, these six natural antidepressant agents could help enhance your well-being
Choosing foods that are good for you doesn’t have to be a chore. These five foods are as tasty as they are beneficial for improving your cardiometabolic health
When you want a beverage that's refreshing, subtly sweet and good for you, sip on a glass of coconut water -- mother nature's soft drink
You know that fish oil is a powerful supplement for heart health, but we've found four surprising reasons to love fish oil that may shock -- and delight -- you
In case you're looking for an excuse to satisfy your sweet tooth with strawberries, they're among the healthiest fruits for your heart, brain and body
A 2020 study points to apples' ability to mediate significant gut microbial metabolic activity. All it takes: two apples a day
Rutin is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powerhouse found in a variety of delicious food that may boost your health via multiple avenues, from promoting healthy circulation to providing pain relief
Support your body's natural wound healing potential with potent compounds like honey, aloe vera and curcumin. Even tasty fruits like kiwi contain special enzymes to support the wound healing process
Improve your gut function and give friendly bacteria a boost with gentle, effective psyllium husk
These unique fungi have a taste similar to lobster and a "mane" like a lion's, but their greatest attribute of all may be their propensity to boost cognitive function and support a healthy brain
A data analytics firm used GPS pings to track the movements of 78% of Americans and assign them "COVID-19 decree violation" scores based on their level of lockdown compliance. The scores were then used to target political advertising messages and influence the outcome of elections
When it comes to traditional remedies, don't mistake "old" for obsolete. In the case of these 12 natural remedies that actually work, they may be old, but they really are tried and true
You may not realize it, but you probably have one of nature's most powerful substances in your kitchen right now. Say hello to your new best friend, rosemary
If you want to add years to your life AND life to your years, why not take the "tonic for all ills" -- a funky fungus that grows on caterpillars: Cordyceps sinensis
Simple and enjoyable physical activities, like bicycling, dancing and tai chi, can lead to significant improvements in physical and mental symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
This gentle, nontoxic technique may restore calm and balance to your body, helping to reduce stress and anxiety using a hands-off biofield energy healing approach
Kiwi is a wonder fruit for naturally tackling the tough, often painful, chronic constipation afflicting so many people worldwide
There's seemingly no limit to green tea's powers, which include help for diabetic peripheral neuropathy, brain function and even keeping your cool under stress. Plus, you may reap even more green tea benefits by trying out these three unique green tea forms
Do you suffer from malaise, low energy, brain fog and a depressed mood? It’s not all in your head. You may have chronic fatigue syndrome, and there is A LOT that you can do to feel better and reclaim your energy

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