What is Stroke?

A stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain either becomes blocked (Ischemic) or begins bleeding (Hemorrhagic), both of which can cause severe damage to the brain and even death. It is also very preventable with exercise, watching salt intake and keeping your weight at a healthy level. A stroke can happen to anyone at … Continue reading What is Stroke?

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What Causes Kidney Stones?

A kidney stone is a solid piece of material that forms in a kidney when substances that are normally found in the urine become highly concentrated. A stone may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract. Kidney stones vary in size. A small stone may pass on its own, causing little or … Continue reading What Causes Kidney Stones?

Probiotics for Gut Health

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for you, especially your digestive system. Our body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy. More than 70% of the human immune system reside in the gut. Gut health is critical to overall … Continue reading Probiotics for Gut Health

Amazing Benefits of Papaya Extract

Papaya extract is derived from the fruit of the plant carica papaya, which is native to Central America. This tropical fruit is packed with valuable nutrients and antioxidants and contains powerful enzymes that are used in the treatment of some ailments. Consuming papaya extract is an excellent way to support your body with healthful benefits. … Continue reading Amazing Benefits of Papaya Extract

Milk Thistle for a Healthy Liver

Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a member of the aster or daisy family and has been used by ancient physicians and herbalists to treat a range of liver and gallbladder diseases and to protect the liver against a variety of poisons. The use of milk thistle as a natural liver aid dates back 2000 years thanks … Continue reading Milk Thistle for a Healthy Liver

Health Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba also known as the maidenhair tree is derived from one of the oldest tree species in the entire world. The trees can grow more than 130 feet tall and can live for over 1,000 years. Some trees in China are said to be over 2,500 years old. Ginkgo biloba is a popular supplement and one of … Continue reading Health Benefits of Ginkgo Biloba

Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

Glutathione is often referred to as “the mother of all antioxidants,”. It is produced and used by every single cell in the human body and has a very wide range of scientifically-proven health effects. Glutathione is the master antioxidant and detoxifier of every cell in your body. Glutathione is a tripeptide composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glutaminic acid … Continue reading Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is used to describe two chronic disorders Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, both cause inflammation of the small and/or the large bowel. Both conditions can also affect parts of the body outside the bowel and may be associated with poor general health. The causes of IBD are not yet understood. While there … Continue reading Understanding Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis