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Featured News:  Zombie TV Show Cast Turn Vegetarian

The cast and crew of the zombie TV show The Walking Dead have reportedly been put off their dinners by the grisly scenes. It has affected them so much that several members of the team have since decided to turn vegetarian.

Norman Reedus, 45, who plays Daryl Dixon told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper that he is one of the stars to change their diet, saying  “I’ve become a vegetarian and I’m kind of bummed about it.”1  Read more…

Eradicating Human Papillomavirus with Mushrooms

Researchers from France conducted a randomized, two month study on 61 patients that tested positive for the human papillomavirus (HPV).

After the two months, the researchers found that 88% of the 41 patients treated with medicinal mushrooms, Trametes versicolor and Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), tested negative for HPV.

Following this particular study, the University of Texas Medical School and the UT Health Science Center conducted a series of studies that have shown a medicinal mushroom extract called AHCC is effective in eradicating the human papillomavirus.2  Read more…

Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green tea contains polyphenol antioxidants that are recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties.

Previous research has shown that green tea polyphenols act to shut down the production and spread of tumor cells and also discourage the growth of the blood vessels that feed the tumors.

One particular study also shows it can be helpful for the prevention of arterio­sclerosis, cerebral thrombus, heart attack, and stroke due to its ability to relax the arteries and improve blood flow.3  Read more…

Beetroots Good for Athletes

Beetroots have become renowned not only for enhancing athletic and sexual performance, as well as your overall health, but they are also a rich source of dietary nitrate, a potent food compound that converts into nitric oxide, a gas.

Nitric oxide easily penetrates cell tissues in about 90 minutes after consumption and signals blood vessels to dilate (relax), which improves blood flow.

For athletes this means improved blood flow enables more oxygen to get to your muscles improving performance.

Nitric oxide also lowers blood pressure and your risk of stroke.4  Read more…

 

Sources:

1 www.dailymail.co.uk
2 www.greenmedinfo.com
3 http://articles.mercola.com
4 www.sportingnews.com

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