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Natural antiviral agents to prevent upper respiratory infection

The world is currently experiencing another outbreak of deadly coronavirus. It is also important to keep a healthy and strong immune system to prevent upper respiratory infection. Colloidal silver, vitamin C, elderberry, echinacea, and olive leaf extract are some natural anti-viral agents that can be potentially useful for the prevention of upper respiratory infections caused by viruses.

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Plant-based remedies for acid reflux

Many plant-based remedies, inclduiong chamomile, ginger, lemon, slippery elm, marshmallow, and meadowsweet, can be used to ease the discomfort of acid reflux and help to improve the condition.These herbs have been traditionally used to address gastrointestinal conditions. Trust the ancient wisdom.

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Vitamins and Liver Health

Carotenoids, folate, vitamin B12, D, and E are vitamins that a healthy liver needs to carry out many metabolic functions in the body. Make sure to include a variety of plant-based foods in your diet. They are good sources of vitamins for liver health.

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Ten Plant-based Remedies for Metabolic Syndrome

Garlic, cinnamon, global artichoke, huang lian, ginseng, bitter melon, red yeast rice, natto, and flaxseed are some plant-based food and herbal remedies that can be used to address metabolic syndrome.

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Vegans, watch your iodine intake

Iodine is an important trace element that is required by the thyroid to synthesise two hormones: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones are crucial to the metabolism of almost all cells and tissues in the body [1]. Deficiency in iodine can lead to hypothyroidism, which means the body is unable to process enough thyroid […]

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Vitamin C and Type 2 Diabetes

“Vitamin C can help to lower the blood sugar of diabetic patients as well as lowering their blood pressure. A breakthrough finding!” This was widely reported in the major television news in Australia recently. A friend is excited about the news as he has both diabetes and hypertension. He wants me to comment on the […]

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The natural approach to manage uterine fibroids

Natural therapies that can be used to manage uterine fibroids include herbal medicine and dietary supplements including curcumin, green tea extract, and vitamin D. Eating a healthy diet low in red meats, animal fats, and alcohol but high in fruits and vegetables can also help to protect against uterine fibroids.

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Soursop – A natural anti-cancer remedy

I was asked by my cousin to comment about the use of soursop as an anti-cancer remedy, which is a very popular complementary and alternative medicine for cancer in Malaysia. The dry leaves of soursop are either taken in powder form or as a tea made from boiling dry soursop leaves. I love to eat […]

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Selenium and health

Selenium is a trace mineral that our body cannot do without. It is present in most body tissues, with the highest concentration at internal organs and glands such as kidney, liver, spleen, pancreas, heart, brain thyroid, and lungs [1]. Selenium presents in the body in the form of a class of proteins called selenoprotiens. Many […]

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What’s so special about Manuka honey?

Manuka honey has grown in popularity worldwide. It is often referred to as therapeutic honey and thus commands a premium price. Is this merely a marketing spin? How different is Manuka honey compared to traditional honey? From a specific type of flowers Honey is produced by bees with the nectar of flowers. Honey derived from […]