Tag Archives: Vitamin C

Osteoarthritis and vitamin C

December 19, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Arthritis is a leading cause of disability in the world, affecting 43 million persons. One of the most common conditions that will affect most of us to some degree is osteoarthritis (OA), also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease (DJD). It is a breakdown of joints, including […]

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Vitamin C wonders

December 14, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  When we think of vitamin C, our first thought is often of orange juice. A medium orange provides 69.7 mg, but many other fruits and vegetables provide much greater amounts. If you want to add more vitamin C to your diet, fill up on these superfoods. Red and green bell […]

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The right precautions and foods help protect children’s eyes

September 7, 2013

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by Robyn Mulia —  While almost everyone knows that sunglasses protect their eyes from the glaring sun, many do not know that eating healthy fruits and vegetables protects your vision, long-term. Providing children with fresh fruits and vegetables as snacks provides necessary antioxidants to prevent future eye problems. Protect your sunglass-toting kids by offering tasty […]

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Food for your face

August 29, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Pomegranate seeds may be hard to crack, but they are loaded with beneficial anti-aging compounds, including antioxidants and vitamin C. Honey is a natural antiseptic moisturizer and, when sugar is added to the mix, it makes a good body scrub. The following scrub recipe helps remove dead skin cells for […]

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Managing Minerals

July 10, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Minerals, from calcium and magnesium, to the trace elements such as zinc, are perhaps the single most important group of nutrients. They are required for every bodily function, from activating muscles and nerves, to digestion, energy production, and all healing and regeneration of the body. This article focuses on important […]

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Cloves — A star in the kitchen and in health studies

May 12, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Cloves (Eugenia caryophyllus) are the unopened pink flower buds of the evergreen clove tree that are picked by hand and dried until they turn brown. They are renowned for providing their uniquely warm, sweet and aromatic taste to gingerbread, pumpkin pie and apple cider, but they also can make a […]

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Asthma — Breathe easier with natural medicine

May 9, 2013

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by Dr. Toni Vaughan —  If you have ever tried breathing through a straw, you know what asthma feels like. You probably know someone with asthma, maybe your child or spouse — perhaps even yourself. Asthma, a chronic inflammation of the lungs, is one of the most common childhood diseases and is responsible for more […]

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Paprika: It’s in more than Hungarian cuisine

April 19, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  Paprika is made from the dried, ground pods of Capsicum annum, a sweet red pepper. It is mildly flavored and prized for its brilliant red color, although the powder can vary in color from bright red to rusty brown. Like all capsicums, the paprika varieties are native to South America, […]

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Tart and tangy, and so healthy

April 15, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) is believed to have been produced in Jamaica about 300 years ago by the accidental pollination of a pomelo and an orange. It was named for the way the fruit grows in clusters, like grapes. All varieties of grapefruit have no fat or cholesterol and are rich […]

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Blueberries pack a powerful punch

March 30, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Blueberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins, and their fiber content can help alleviate and protect against intestinal inflammation, especially when eaten with probiotics. They are rich in polyphenols, which have an antimicrobial and antioxidant effect. The combination of blueberries and probiotics has been shown to reduce inflammation-inducing bacteria in […]

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Flu season — what flu season?

March 20, 2013

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by Debbie Williams —  It seems like flu is everywhere. People are coughing, blowing and sneezing. Even people who got the flu shot are getting sick. The media claim that this flu season is the worst in years. Hmmm. It seems like we heard that last year too, did we not? Then we are barraged […]

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Seven steps for back pain relief

February 24, 2013

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by Dr. Julie Gorman —  Pain is your body’s alarm system telling you something is wrong. While medications often can provide temporary relief, they do not address the underlying causes of the pain. In addition, they often have unwanted side effects, such as liver damage and stomach ulcers. Dealing with pain can be difficult, but […]

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Chives: Good for you

January 30, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco — Chives (Allium schoenoprasum) are a member of the same botanical family as onions, scallions and garlic, and have a long history of culinary and medicinal uses. Chives, and their flowers, are high in vitamin C, folic acid and potassium, and contain a high concentration of sulfur compounds and other essential […]

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