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Enzyme unlocks heart health

In 1980, Dr. Hiroyuki Sumi, a researcher for the Japan Ministry of Education, discovered a special enzyme found in natto had potential to improve cardiovascular health by preventing excessive clotting and promoting smoother blood flow. He called it nattokinase. Nattokinase works by regulating fibrin, a protein involved in blood clot formation...

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Algae calcium for stronger bones

For years, we were told the key to strong bones was taking 1,000 milligrams of calcium daily. When studies showed that didn’t improve bone health, the updated advice was to take more. Unfortunately, studies now show that not only does taking 1,500 milligrams of calcium each day still not ensure strong bones, but it could also lead to an...

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The power of beets

Over the past few years, beet products have skyrocketed in popularity. Once confined to the produce section, you can now find beet juice, capsules, powders, gummies and even lozenges. So why have beets become so popular, what do they do, and how do you choose the right product? Mike Ventresca While beets are an excellent source of nutrients...

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Natural support for gout

Gout is one of the most painful forms of arthritis. It’s caused by the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints, leading to pain, redness and swelling. It usually affects the big toe but can occur in other parts of the body as well. Mike Ventresca I’m often asked if there are any natural remedies that can help reduce the pain...

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The memory mushroom

An area of great interest and research is nootropics–substances that may improve cognitive function, including memory. I’d like to discuss one of these substances, a medicinal mushroom that according to studies contains bioactive substances that may protect against Alzheimer’s disease, help relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety, and...

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