The Vitamin that Prevents Strokes

Chinese researchers just released a study that wanted to find out if the well-known vitamin folic acid would help to prevent strokes. The China Stroke Primary Prevention Trial was conducted from 2008 to 2013 in 32 communities in China on 20,702 adults with high blood pressure. All participants were given...

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4 Ways the Gluten-Free Fad is Changing

Beyond the 1 percent of the population that suffers from celiac disease, gluten-free eating has changed in the past few years as the North American mega-trend matures. Here are 4 ways the gluten-free fad has evolved, and tips for you to choose healthier wheat-free options.     1. Gluten-free returns to...

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Protein Pancakes!

Protein powder is a great supplement to include in everyday life, especially a raw vegan protein powder. Protein, and the amino acids that form them, are building blocks and very crucial for the continual state of renewal and repair that our body undergoes every day. Protein makes up about 20% of body weight,...

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Visual Merchandising 101

Visual Merchandising 101Written by Diana HowsonDiana@enerex.ca Visual merchandising is the way in which product is displayed in a store. A well merchandised store maximizes the use of their store space by positioning product and drawing attention to that product with the use of marketing materials and a great location. When...

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Research Update: Black Seeds Battle Bad Bacteria

Each year, 48 million Americans and 11 million Canadians get sick from the pathogens lurking in food. Salmonella, the bacteria found in meat (which lives in animals’ intestinal tracts), and in eggs (from the infected mother hen) is a common culprit. It causes potentially serious symptoms of fever, stomach cramps...

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Functional broccoli may lower cholesterol

A functional variety of broccoli with a high glucoraphanin content - the vegetable's 'healthy' compound - may reduce cholesterol by altering the body's fat-synthesising signal pathways. http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Functional-broccoli-may-lower-cholesterol By Niamh Michail+, 09-Apr-2015  

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What impact will mid-life vitamin D levels have on cognitive health 13 years later?

Higher vitamin D levels at middle age may pre-determine better cognitive outcomes later in life, according to a 13-year follow-up study. http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Mid-life-vitamin-D-levels-and-later-cognitive-health By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn+ , 15-Apr-2015

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Forget about your woes? Probiotics may lower focus on bad feelings and experiences

Supplementation with a multi-species probiotic may be associated with lower feelings of sadness and less focus on bad feelings and experiences from the past, say researchers. http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Probiotics-could-prevent-depression-by-reducing-cognitive-reactivity By Nathan Gray+, 16-Apr-2015

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Nutritional supplement shown to be effective in reducing female hair loss

Hair loss is a distressing thing for anyone, and is particularly so for women, but scientists have found that taking a nutritional supplement can improve the overall scalp coverage and hair condition. http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Nutritional-supplement-shown-to-be-effective-in-reducing-female-hair-loss By Andrew McDougall+, 19-Mar-2015

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