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Aloe Vera: Why The Ancient Egyptians Called It The Plant of Immortality

Health Freedom Alliance, 1 April 2016
There are 300 or more different species of Aloe. The most prominent variety, Aloe barbadensis, Miller commonly referred to as Aloe vera, is especially noted for its amazing healing abilities.

Cardiovascular Safety of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

Islam Y. Elgendy, Anthony A. Bavry, | January 19, 2016
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are commonly used analgesics worldwide. In 2013, over 100 million prescriptions were written for NSAIDs in the United States,[1] and many are available over the counter.

Cardiovascular disease - how to beat it by reversing 'inflammatory living'

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death in modern society, and a costly burden to treat--financially, physically and emotionally. A recent study presented at the European Congress of Rheumatology looked at participants in the Framingham Heart Study and found a significant (more than double) association with symptomatic hand osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) and coronary heart disease. This association was not seen in individuals with hand osteoarthritis that had no symptoms. While osteoarthritis has often been viewed as a "wear and tear" process, these findings suggest there may be a more predominant underlying metabolic cause - systemic inflammation. People that suffer from chronic, symptomatic osteoarthritis most likely just see this as an annoyance, but this may be a red flag of a more serious underlying issue that could be progressing into a life-threatening event.

Treatment by naturopathic doctors shows reduction in cardiovascular risk factors

Counselling and treatment with naturopathic care as well as enhanced usual care reduced the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, a risk factor for heart disease, by 17% over a year for participants in a randomized controlled trial published in CMAJ.

Mediterranean diet lowers cardiovascular events in randomized trial

The results of a trial described online on February 25, 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine indicate a protective effect for a Mediterranean diet against the risk of experiencing heart attack, stroke or death from cardiovascular causes among older adults at high cardiovascular risk. A Mediterranean diet, which is high in fruit, vegetables, fish, legumes, nuts and olive oil, has been associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and premature death in several studies of its adherents.