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When Are Diet Pills Okay?

August 17, 2011

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When Are Diet Pills Okay? Obesity is one of the biggest health issues facing our country today, and many continue to struggle with shedding the pounds needed to achieve a healthy body weight. Staying in shape is hard. Many have poor eating habits that derive all the way back from childhood, and constantly being on [...]

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Kidney Stones – Identifying the Symptoms

August 3, 2011

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Kidney Stones – Identifying the Symptoms Many people have kidney stones at some point in their lives, and it’s a problem that can have many symptoms. Milder cases may have few if any symptoms, but if you have larger stones you can be in quite a bit of pain. This article will explore some of [...]

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Acai Berry – Why is it so Popular?

July 9, 2011

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Acai berry has been gaining popularity among consumers in record numbers. Acai berry is being hailed as a super-fruit by an array of people from all walks of life . With all of this publicity, you may be wondering exactly why it is so popular and why it is referred to as a super-fruit. Acai [...]

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ROLE OF THE COUNTRY IN abdominal muscles

May 12, 2011

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ROLE OF THE COUNTRY IN abdominal muscles  Forget the chips and food of this kind. If you want to shape your abdominal muscles have to train the press as a runner. A generation ago, it will be difficult to find elite runners who have turned their attention to the press. Today, it’s practically mandatory. ”Our coaches us drill [...]

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Snake Oil – Enhydris chinensis

May 3, 2011

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There is, in fact, such a thing as “snake oil” Snake oil is a traditional Chinese medicine made from the Chinese Water Snake (Enhydris chinensis), which is used to treat joint pain. However, the most common usage of the phrase is as a derogatory term for quack medicine. The expression is also applied metaphorically to [...]

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Detox Recipes for the Bath

April 27, 2011

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Another type of detox recipe, and a very pleasant one indeed, is the detox bath. As relaxing as a regular hot bath can be, imagine how much better it will be when a combination of specially chosen oils, herbs and other natural ingredients is penetrating your pores and flushing out those toxins. Your bath detox can leave [...]

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The Best Herbal Teas

April 27, 2011

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Herbal teas offer a variety of tastes and healing properties. When steeping herbal tea, a cover should be placed over the pot or cup until it is ready to drink. Here are some of the most popular herbal teas. 1) Detox Tea A blend of detox herbs including milk thistle, sarsparilla root, dandelion root, echinacea, [...]

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Milk Thistle

April 22, 2011

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Overview: Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) has been used for 2,000 years as an herbal remedy for a variety of ailments, particularly liver and gall bladder problems. Several scientific studies suggest that substances in milk thistle (especially a flavonoid called silymarin) protect the liver from toxins, including certain drugs such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), which can cause [...]

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Dandelions – herbs

April 20, 2011

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The Dandelion is an herbaceous plant that really is much more than just a nuisance in your yard. For all purposes, the Dandelion leaves are at their best just as they emerge from the ground and they are very distinct as nothing really resembles this at all. Depending on when you harvest the Dandelion leaves [...]

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Cloves – herbs

April 20, 2011

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Cloves are definitely one of the most distinct herbs around but ironically enough, cloves have been around forever and are not finished doing business just yet. Usually if you can not get your hands on some cloves, Allspice can be a substitute. Cloves have some preservative properties to them but they work well as an [...]

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Cilantro – herbs

April 20, 2011

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  Cilantro is a very fast growing herb which can be grown just about anywhere. It is a relative of the carrot family and is sometimes called Chinese parsley and Coriander. Cilantro actually is the leaves and stems of the Coriander plant. It has a very strong unique odor and is relied on heavily for [...]

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Chamomile – herbs

April 20, 2011

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Chamomile is an herb that has been used for thousands of years for many ailments including gas, diarrhea, stomach upset, sleeplessness, and anxiety. It can also be used topically for certain skin lesions. The Chamomile plant has flowering tops and these are what are used for making tea and other herbal remedies that include Chamomile. [...]

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Catnip – herbs

April 20, 2011

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“Catnip” is the common name for a perennial herb of the mint family. Catnip is native to Europe and is imported into the United States. In North America it is a common widespread weed. Catnip is most popular with cats and the reaction that it causes in them when they receive some dried nip from [...]

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Echinacea – herbs

April 20, 2011

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Echinacea is an herb that is extremely effective and holds multiple purposes. There are nine different species of Echinacea but the one most commonly used and referred to is the Echinacea purpurea. Many people take Echinacea everyday to prevent colds, flu, and any other types of infections that might be running rapid at the time [...]

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Burdock – herbs

April 20, 2011

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Burdock is a plant that is related to the daisy family. It is also closely related to Echinacea, Dandelion, and Feverfew. Burdock is an herb but it is one that has been much neglected when it comes to getting attention. Back in ancient times the Greeks used the roots, the seeds, and the greens and [...]

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Belladonna – herbs

April 20, 2011

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Belladonna is not an herb that you are going to want to stock your pantry with. While it has its benefits, this is an herb that can be very dangerous and sometimes even fatal. It has some medicinal properties to it and has an interesting history but it can be very dangerous. The nickname “deadly [...]

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Basil – herbs

April 20, 2011

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Originally, Basil was not the most popular herb in the bunch. Actually there were some who simply hated it, mainly the ancient people. The name basil means “be fragrant” but still various cultures battled with a love hate relationship over basil. Americans and Romans loved it while Hindus plant it in their homes as a [...]

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Balsam of Tolu – herbs

April 20, 2011

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Balsam of Tolu is an herb that comes from a very tall tree that can be found in Columbia, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia. This herbal plant has also been called Balsam of Peru because it was originally exported primarily from Peru but that is no longer the case. The resin of this [...]

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