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Our top 5 blog posts of all time: 1. What your skin, hair and nails can tell you about your health. 2.Crying baby ? Treat colic in your newborn 3.Miracle magnesium – why so important? 4.Women’s health – PMS to menopause 5.Understanding chronic inflammation


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Our outside “shell” – including our skin, hair and nails, are all part of what we call the integumentary system. This crucial barrier protects us from all kinds of things in the outside world including pathogens, pollution, other poisonous substances and some forms of radiation.


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Stress arises from a threat to our body’s stable internal frogzenenvironment – our homeostatic balance, whether real or imagined. Sometimes stress can be a good thing allowing us to get out of harms way and helping us to pay attention during situations where we need to perform well.


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The body uses the inflammatory response in an attempt to protect itself and remove threats such as harmful pathogens, damaged cells and toxins from our body. When acute, this involves a combination of external and internal defense mechanisms that produce signals of inflammation that we are all familiar with – swelling, redness, heat, joint and muscle pain, increased mucous secretion and/or a loss of function to an injured area.


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Probiotics Reduce infant Skin Problems 3

A new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology shows that probiotic supplementation during pregnancy and breast-feeding significantly reduces the risk of infant eczema. According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, eczema affects between 10 and 20 percent of all infants, resulting in red, itchy skin patches or rashes. Three out of four children with eczema go on to develop asthma or hay fever.


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What you ought to know about your body 3

Developing a fundamental understanding about the body empowers us. It builds an awareness, so we are more receptive to the signals our body sends. When things get out of whack, we can be proactive.


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Curcuminoids are natural phenols found within the spice turmeric. Research shows that these phytocompounds demonstrate the ability to treat certain diseases including triple negative breast cancer, and reduce heart attack after coronary artery bypass surgery.
Curcuminoids also show cardio-protective effects, such as limiting myocardial infarction after coronary bypass surgery. Researchers believe that this cardioprotective effect is due to the ability of the curcuminoids to decrease proinflammatory cytokines during bypass surgery.


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The latest DNA research involves intestinal bacteria. In fact, intestinal microbes and their genes (called microbiome) are so unique that they can identify us as individuals.


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Some recent research has indicated that coconut water has many therapeutic and nutritional properties. It is a sterile solution and natural acid that has many biologically active components: Minerals including magnesium, calcium, and potassium, L-arginine, ascorbic acid. All these active components have beneficial effects on lipid levels.


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Last October, two pioneers of stem cell research shared the Nobel prize for medicine or physiology. John Gurdon from the U.K. and Shinya Manaka from Japan received the award for changing adult cells into stem cells, which can become any other type of cell in the body.


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