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7 safe and natural anti-inflammatory supplements

To overcome inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint and muscle conditions demands that we eventually adapt healthy dietary changes and the addition of anti-inflammatory supplements (as needed) to help reduce uncomfortable symptoms. And, while millions of people tend to merely take drugs like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) – they are often linked to unwanted side effects.

Supplementation with vitamin D associated with improved testosterone, erectile function among middle-aged men

January 23 2017. A study reported on January 11, 2017 in The Aging Male found improvements in testosterone levels, erectile function and indicators of metabolic syndrome among men who received vitamin D over a one year period. “Given that patients with low total testosterone often have low vitamin D levels, collectively, research suggests a relationship between low vitamin D and low total testosterone, and increased risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus,” note Ondor Canguven of Hamad General Hospital in Doha, Qatar and colleagues.

Resveratrol: Is Wine Really Good for Your Heart and Health?

“Step right up ladies and gentlemen and try the world’s most amazing elixir. It gives you energy, melts wrinkles away, and even makes your children do their homework!”

Sounds like the barking pitch of yesterday’s medicine man, doesn’t it? Or does it?

Today, these sideshow vendors have moved their elixir wagons to the Internet, selling promises of better vision, better hearts, better sex, heck, a better life.

Some of the pitches are obvious fabrications (“Lose 20 pounds in 20 minutes!”) while others make you stop and pause. Like resveratrol.

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Dietary Supplements And The Dangerous Differences

Purchasing dietary supplements you can trust can be tricky. Many manufacturers of nutraceuticals put their efforts into marketing and fancy labels, instead of placing the majority of their resources into creating a product of quality. The simple truth is that not all vitamins are created equal, and this article is intended to make you aware of some of the factors to keep in mind when making a purchasing decision.

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“Don’t Take Supplements, but Feel Free to Electrocute Your Stomach!”

The FDA’s obesity “logic” hurts Americans—and endangers supplements. Action Alert!

On June 17, an FDA advisory panel moved closer to full FDA approval on VBLOC—a new implant designed to curb appetite by electrocuting stomach nerves. The device is implanted under the skin of the chest, and delivers electrical shocks down the two trunks of the vagus nerve(the nerve that controls the digestive system, heart, lungs, and some glands). The jolts stun nerves around the stomach, decreasing hunger pangs and simulating a feeling of fullness.

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