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Aging Has Met its Match in Resveratrol

How can French people stay so healthy while eating rich foods and drinking red wine? Recent research may have the answer: Red wine is a good source of resveratrol, a natural compound also found in red grape juice, peanuts, blueberries and cranberries. This wonder nutrient shows promise in promoting heart health, increasing life expectancy...

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The Practice of Aging Gracefully

Good nutrition and supplementation are a vital part of creating a foundation for optimal health. But there are other practices that can also help your body fight the effects of stress and add life to your years. A plethora of research is now showing that participating in regular practices like yoga, meditation and tai...

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Is TV Shortening Your Life?

Is TV Shortening Your Life?

Who doesn’t like to settle in to a Friday night movie with a bowl of popcorn after a long, hard workweek? If that’s your idea of heaven, consider this: A recent study by the University of Queensland and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine in August claims that for every 60 minutes...

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The Link Between Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Diabetes Risk

September 30, 2011
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The Link Between Omega 3 Fatty Acids and Diabetes Risk

Diabetes, which affects more than 23 million Americans, is the most common disorder of the endocrine system and occurs when blood sugar levels in the body are consistently higher than they should be. Approximately 3.4 million people die from diabetes each year; the World Health Organization (WHO) predicts diabetes-related deaths will double between 2005...

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Controlling Inflammation: The Secret to Aging?

September 28, 2011
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Controlling Inflammation: The Secret to Aging?

Want to learn more about the link between aging and inflammation? We found this fascinating article from Discover Magazine about how inflammation may be the most controllable element in the aging process. “When you start to think about aging as a consequence of inflammation…you start to see old age in a different, much more...

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What Do You Know About Echinacea?

September 25, 2011
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What Do You Know About Echinacea?

Echinacea has become a go-to herb for boosting immunity and is now a staple in many people’s medicine cabinets. But do you know just how long it’s been around? Archeological digs show that Native Americans used echinacea for more than four centuries to treat wounds and infections and as a general cure-all. At other...

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New Season, New Look: Fall Makeup Trends

September 23, 2011
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New Season, New Look: Fall Makeup Trends

Ready for a new look? Get inspired by the latest colors and trends from our favorite cosmetics lines. We got some natural makeup tips from our expert estheticians on playing up your features this season. Victoria H., Esthetician, Menlo Park Pharmaca What’s new for fall makeup? Keep the eyes neutral and warm up your...

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Manuka Honey: Nature’s Antibiotic

September 21, 2011
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Manuka Honey: Nature’s Antibiotic

All of the sudden everyone’s talking about Manuka honey–or “nature’s antibiotic.” It’s not just a good-for-you way to sweeten tea, it’s also great for boosting digestive health or even dressing a wound for faster healing. We learned awhile ago that the manuka bush, native to Australia and New Zealand, is a close relative of...

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Cloud B Products and Better Sleep for Baby

September 20, 2011
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Cloud B Products and Better Sleep for Baby

Proper sleep is essential for a healthy, developing child. Discover Cloud B’s soothing products, which are specially designed to help children sleep better. Created in conjunction with a certified board of pediatricians, Cloud B’s products help soothe the senses by creating a peaceful environment and ease a child’s fear of the dark—perfect companions for...

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Vitamin D Deficient? You May be Prone to Muscle Injury and Alzheimer’s

September 19, 2011
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Vitamin D Deficient? You May be Prone to Muscle Injury and Alzheimer’s

Add stronger muscles to the ever-growing list of reasons to take vitamin D. Scientists recently discovered that a lack of vitamin D could result in muscle injuries in athletes; another group of scientists found that vitamin D can help to remove plaques in the brain that have long been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a...

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