Milwaukee Edition

Archive of: Health Brief and NAPC

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Lemon Balm Lowers Blood Pressure, Reduces LDL

Lemon Balm Lowers Blood Pressure, Reduces LDL

Taking three grams a day of powdered lemon balm for two months significantly improved the condition of Iranian patients with chronic stable angina.

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Rose Hip Reduces Cold Symptoms

Rose Hip Reduces Cold Symptoms

Danes that took two grams of liquid rose hip during the winter had 13 percent fewer colds and less coughing, headaches, stiffness and fatigue when they did get sick.

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Pine Bark Soothes Prostate

Pine Bark Soothes Prostate

Italian men with benign prostate hypertrophy that took 150 milligrams a day for two months of a pine bark extract significantly improved in urination frequency, urgency, intermittency and nighttime occurrences.

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Herbs Make Worthy Prebiotics

Ginger, black pepper and holy basil showed significant prebiotic activity compared to the well- known prebiotic fructooligosaccharide (FOS).

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Light Pollution Disturbs Sleep

Light Pollution Disturbs Sleep

A study of 52,027 South Koreans found that those exposed to high levels of artificial outdoor light at night were more likely to have sleep issues and take sleeping pills.

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Harmful Bacteria Linked to Certain Showerheads

Harmful Bacteria Linked to Certain Showerheads

Mycobacterium that lurk in showerheads are more often found in homes using municipal water, using plastic showerheads, and in certain regions of the country.

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Bitter Melon Eases Knee Pain

Bitter Melon Eases Knee Pain

Patients with knee osteoarthritis who took a bitter melon supplement for three months had significantly less pain, lower analgesic use, and reduced body weight and blood glucose levels.

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Zinc Combo Fights Aging Diseases

Zinc Combo Fights Aging Diseases

When Zinc combines with certain antioxidant compounds found in tea, coffee and other foods, it produces a type of enzyme that prevents the oxidative stress linked to such diseases as dementia and cancer.

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Ashwagandha Normalizes Hypothyroid Levels

Ashwagandha Normalizes Hypothyroid Levels

Eight weeks of ashwagandha supplementation effectively normalized the serum thyroid levels of women with subclinical hypothyroidism.

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The Power of Thank-You Notes

The Power of Thank-You Notes

People who receive heartfelt thank-you notes are typically surprised, happy and appreciative, reactions that the letter-writers tend to underestimate.

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