Hepatoprotection: How Artichokes Can Have A Positive Effect On The Liver

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Did you know that your liver holds around 13% of the body’s blood supply at any given moment? Or that it consists of two lobes, each of which are made up of segments that themselves consist of 1,000 smaller lobes known as lobules? This amazing organ is as fascinating as it is important. The role of the liver in maintaining good health simply can’t be overstated. Shaped like a cone and weighing approximately 48 ounces, the liver has been found
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What is L-Carnitine And How Does It Boost Energy Levels?

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For people with a chronic illness like Lyme disease, fatigue is often one of the most debilitating symptoms. It can feel nearly impossible to lead a full and happy life when it’s a struggle just to get out of bed some days. Unfortunately, many products aimed at alleviating exhaustion contain stimulants and other potentially dangerous ingredients. So is there a safer way to naturally boost energy levels? Enter L-carnitine. This amino acid produced by your body is responsible for a
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What Is Myrrh? 4 Reasons It’s Great For Your Body

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When someone mentions myrrh, your mind may jump to the middle offering that the three kings brought to the baby Jesus on Christmas Day. In fact, myrrh is mentioned about 150 times in the Bible! Despite its biblical framing, however, myrrh is real, and it’s something you can actually seriously consider adding to your diet. So what is myrrh, exactly? Although the word itself is instantly familiar to many, a lot of people would have trouble imagining exactly what it
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What is SIBO? Here Are 10 Signs You Might Have It

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Good gut health is crucial for maintaining an overall level of wellness. In recent years, it’s come to the fore as being of paramount importance for sick and healthy people alike. Among other things, the state of our gut can affect how our immune system functions, which in turn affects how likely we are to both catch and recover from infections and illnesses. Our gut microbiome is full of over one thousand species of friendly bacteria. Usually, these assist in
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10 Health Benefits of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)

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Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) offers many benefits to your system. Q10 is a so-called ‚vitaminoid‘ found throughout your body (especially in your heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas). These tissues contain high numbers of mitochondria, which are indispensable for energy production under use of Q10 amongst others. It can be eaten in small amounts of certain foods, such as meat, seafood, eggs and several veggies. It can also be manufactured in a laboratory and consumed in supplement form. Q10 basically functions as
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How Lyme Disease Affects Your Metabolism

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Lyme disease is a severely debilitating disorder that affects many facets of a patient’s body. It is caused by the pathogen borrelia, an insidious strain of bacteria that cements itself in the patient’s system over time, making it very hard to treat if missed in the early stages. Acute Lyme is identified as the first stage of the disease; at this stage, symptoms can mimic the flu. The acute stage lasts for a few weeks and, if caught at this
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How Lyme Disease Can Affect Your Mental Health

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Dealing with any type of chronic illness can have a negative effect on your mental health. Besides coping with your symptoms, you have to navigate the complicated medical world of doctor’s appointments and tests – all while managing to still care for yourself. You might experience heightened anxiety or bouts with depression because of this struggle. If you have Lyme disease, these battles can be even more difficult. This condition is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood, which can end up having
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Feeling Low, Tired Or Sore? You Might Be Low On These Essential Vitamins

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We all suffer from a general sense of malaise now and again. Often, you can’t quite put your finger on a specific root cause; you just feel tired, sore or down. It’s a relatively common phenomenon, but most people just grit their teeth and bear it. This is not always the best course of action, as it could actually be a sign of an imbalance of essential vitamins – think of it as your body trying to tell you something is
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10 Ways to Boost Your Natural Immunity

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Want to keep yourself from getting sick? Avoiding illness can be critical if you’re struggling with a chronic disease (or if you just have a busy life you can’t afford to get behind on!). Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can support your immune system and make your body healthier as a whole. Read on for 10 tips that will help you boost your natural immunity.   1. Exercise regularly You’ve probably already heard from your doctor how beneficial
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Introducing Herbal Supplements To Your Diet: Everything You Need To Know

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As a general rule, if you have a consistent, healthy diet and are generally well, you don’t need to avail of herbal supplements (although they can still be highly beneficial). Supplements are useful for supporting the body when it’s fighting a chronic disease; this is when you might require a bit of extra help. Herbal supplements contain vitamins and minerals we might be lacking in our regular diet. They come in many forms, but the most common is usually a
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