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Vitamin B1 – Thiamin (thiamine)

Thiamine, known as vitamin B1, plays a key role in the body’s metabolic cycle for digesting food and generating energy for cellular function. Vitamin B1 aids in the digestion of carbohydrates; essential for the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscles & heart. Vitamin B1 also stabilizes the appetite. Vitamin B1 promotes growth, cell turnover [...]
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Essential Nutrients and Accessory Nutrients – How Nutrients Work Together

Essential nutrients are needed for life and must be obtained from food - your body cannot make them on its own. The main currently known essential nutrients include: At least 13 vitamins At least 15 minerals At least 8 amino acids (protein building blocks) And certain fatty acids
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Nutritional Medicine and the Modern Diet

Recent research demonstrates a typical food diet alone is not sufficient to maintain optimal health. Experts agree nutritional supplements are vital for illnesses, age related disease and injuries. Most experts now agree vitamin, mineral and superfood supplements are needed to help maintain optimal physical and psychological health. Nutrition supplements are now essential if you want to promote longevity and avoid chronic disease.
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Restoring Digestive Vitality: Supporting a Healthy Gut as We Age

A well-functioning digestive tract is the key to good health. The digestive system provides the human body with the nutrients it requires to build itself and maintain all of its physiological and biochemical functions. Eating well is not necessarily enough, dietary components must also be effectively assimilated:
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Key Benefits: antioxidant, cleanse, detox, brain, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory Excerpt: The name “ginseng” is used to refer to both American (Panax quinquefolius) and Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng), which belong to the genus Panax and have a somewhat similar chemical makeup. Siberian ginseng or Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus), on the other hand, is an entirely different [...]
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Chlorophyll (also chlorophyl)

Key Attributes: detox, cleanse, nutrients, anticancer, immune Excerpt: Chlorophyll (also chlorophyl) is a green pigment found in almost all plants, algae, and cyanobacteria. It is particularly abundant in wheatgrass, chlorella, barley and alfalfa. Its name is derived from theGreek words chloros (“green”) and phyllon (“leaf”). Chlorophyll is an extremely important biomolecule, critical in photosynthesis, which allows plants to obtain energy from light. Chlorophyll absorbs [...]
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Cilantro (Coriandrum Sativum)

Key Health Attributes: antioxidants, antibacterial, blood sugar, cholesterol, weight loss, digestive aid, detox Excerpt: Cilantro (also called Coriander), is a flat-leaf green herb closely resembling Italian Parsley in appearance and because of the similarity, is sometimes called Chinese Parsley.  It comes from the Apiaceae family and was originally native to Europe, Africa and Asia but [...]
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Capsaicinoids – antioxidants

Capsaicinoids are the main active compound with health benefits in hot peppers. They stimulate blood flow, can relive pain, and have strong antioxidant powers. They can strengthen the circulatory and nervous systems and appear to help your HDL to LDL cholesterol levels by improving liver enzyme function to metabolize fats and stimulate circulation. Capcaicin, the most widely known [...]
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The spicy flavor of cayenne pepper is familiar to all, and it is easy to imagine that a food with so much kick has powerful medicinal benefits. The nutritional value of any dish is increased by adding hot pepper like cayenne. Cayenne is used to relieve pain and to stimulate circulation in the body. It is added to lotions and salves to draw nutrition to and waste away from the tissue it contacts. Cayenne is an excellent source for vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidant carotenoids such as beta-carotene. Cayenne pepper is used in cooking to add intense flavor to cuisine all over the world, and its medicinal benefits are recognized by herbalists everywhere.
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Natural Health and Anti-Aging Newsletter, February 14, 2011

Breaking news on medical marijuana's history and untold story, unraveling nutrition confusion today, and advanced nutrition therapy for brain and mood disorders.
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Hemp Food Nutrients Explain Its Growing Use and Rapidly Expanding Markets

Hemp foods are expanding onto the shelves of grocery and natural food stores across North America. By definition, these are foods containing whole hemp seeds or the oil, nut (hulled seed) and/or flour (ground seed cake) derived from the seeds. Examples of currently available hemp food products include protein supplements (expect to see hemp increasingly [...]
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Industrial Hemp – A Sustainable Alternative to Problematic Raw Materials

Industrial Hemp Uses - Body care, clothing, industrial materials, green building products, bio-fuels and so much more: Industrial hemp is the non-psychoactive varieties of the Cannabis plant grown for fiber and seed. Hemp has a remarkable number of beneficial uses, and we support its use in agriculture, manufacturing and trade. Hemp oil improves soaps because it [...]
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Medical Marijuana and Cannabis Use History

Many civilizations throughout history have had a powerful dependence on hemp, mankind’s most durable fiber resource, an under-utilized renewable resource, and with little doubt on of the most misunderstood and controverial of plants. While modern-day proponents of industrial hemp [link to industrial hemp article]  often distance these uses of the plant from the drug called [...]
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Hemp – Cannabis sativa and indica

Hemp, or Cannabis (sativa or indica), is an annual plant in the Cannabaceae family. Humans have cultivated this herb throughout recorded history as a source of industrial fiber, seed oil, and food. Humans have long used parts of the plant as a medicine and spiritual tool. Each part of the plant is harvested differently, depending on the purpose of its use ...
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Originating in Asia, lemons now grow in mainly tropical and subtropical climates. Lemons are used for culinary and non-culinary purposes. Lemon juice if 5% to 6% citric acid, giving it a sour taste. Lemons contain high amounts of vitamin C, acting as a powerful free radical neutralizer and essential for optimal cell health. Bioflavanoids, pectin, limonene, alpha terpinene, alpha pinene and beta pinene all work to strengthen capillary walls and enhance heart and cell health. Lemon is a useful antiseptic, digestive aid, detox and cleanse agent, antioxidant and much more. It is one of the most useful home remedy elements and useful fruits.
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Dr. Deamon Jones, ND, author of “Daelicious! Recipes for Vibrant Living” joins OWC

Dr. Deamon Jones, ND, “Dr. Dae,” author of "Daelicious! Recipes for Vibrant Living" joins OWC's featured member experts.
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Dr. Zampieron, a global medical botany and integrative medicine doctor joins OWC

Nationally syndicated speaker and author, medical botany expert and integrative medicine practitioner Dr. Zampieron joins OWC. Dr. Zampieron has authored over 1000 natural medicine articles including many peer review journal submissions and several books. Dr. Z is one of the world's leading natural medicine expe
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Dr. Bruno Chikly, MD, DO, and LMT, global expert in Lymph Drainage Therapy joins OWC

Dr. Bruno Chikly, MD, DO, LMT, a breakthrough researcher and educator in Lymph Drainage Therapy, and author of "Silent Waves," joins Online Wellness Community
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Online Wellness Community FAQ Video “Sizzle Reel” Spots

Click on the links below for short (20 to 30 seconds) informational videos on the most frequently asked questions about OWC: Main general member free benefits Our proprietary DMR (Direct Member Rewards) referral compensation system basics Free additional benefits for approved featured member experts OWC is the place for breaking health news from experts Why [...]
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Do you know scholar experts on the elements of a healthy “character” and “soul?”

While OWC is nutraceutical, bio-chemistry and food science focused, and dozens of additional amazing natural health and anti-aging professionals will soon be joining our existing featured members, we are looking for a few qualified featured experts who enjoy writing periodically on the impact of ethics, awareness, perspective and the meta-physical on the health of individuals [...]
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Anti-aging natural health newsletter highlighting featured member experts launching soon

2011 Inaugural newsletter on 2010's hottest topics and what to expect in 2011. Future OWC eNewsletters will focus on new feature health expert members, their most popular articles and a detailed education focused product review with ingredient links to OWC's expanding research library.
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Holiday wishes for peace and vibrant health in the new year

Warm holiday wishes to everyone. Pray for peace and wellness in 2011 with governments and individuals acting with higher integrity and compassion. For vibrant health in the new year remember to learn more about “Top Superfoods for Men and Women.“
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Dr. Joyal of the Life Extension Foundation is now an OWC featured member

Dr. Steven V. Joyal, MD joins OWC as a featured expert member
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Dr. Joyal of Life Extension Foundation joins OWC

Dr. Steven V. Joyal, MD, is the author of “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Diabetes” and Vice President of of Scientific and Medical Affairs at the Life Extension Foundation is now a featured member of OWC. He has an extensive integrative medicine practice background as well as scientific research with global pharmaceutical [...]
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Fish and Krill Oil supplements may be harmful

Follow this link to read Professor Peskin’s summary arguing Omega 3 supplements are actually harmful. This white paper explains his research indicating Omega 3 supplements such as fish oil and krill oil do not provide the alleged health benefits associated with their marketing. He postulates that eating a raw form of parent fatty acids (LA [...]
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Doctor Holly Lucille joins OWC’s featured experts

Dr. Holly Lucille of West Hollywood is a nationally recognized licensed Naturopathic Physician, author and educator. She also has a Master's in Holistic Nursing, has appeared on national TV and cable segments, has formulated supplements, and is a recognized national expert and educator in natural health and wellness.
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The Winds of Change

To change oneself is to flow with the force of life itself. When we resist change we place ourselves at odds with this constant of life. The question becomes how do we embrace change in our own lives and then inspire others to do so as well? This is especially poignant at a time when [...]
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Alzheimer's in the most common kind of dementia. Alzheimer's disease is a progressive, degenerative brain disease that results in loss of memory and mental function. Dysfunctional cellular processes result in neuron death. It progresses in stages, and people with Alzheimer's experience gradual memory loss as well as loss of judgment, difficulty concentrating, loss of language skills, personality changes, and a decline in the ability to learn new tasks. In advanced stages, people with Alzheimer's can lose all memory and mental abilities.
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Radiation Exposure Radiation damage may occur after a patient receives radiation therapy or is exposed to products or substances containing radiation. This includes x-ray imaging, nuclear power, or fallout from atomic weapons. Radiation damage may cause cancer, birth defects, and other serious health problems. Nutrients, Herbs, and Alternative Therapies Used to Treat Radiation Exposure Nutrition [...]
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PARKINSON’S DISEASE Parkinson’s disease is a progressive disorder of the central nervous system, meaning symptoms get worse over time. Its symptoms — tremors (often starting in one hand), slowed movement, rigidity — are caused when nerve cells in the brain that produce a chemical called dopamine start to break down and die. Dopamine is a [...]
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SENILE DEMENTIA (Also see Alzheimer’s for more detail) Dementia is a term that describes the loss of cognitive function, usually because of damaged brain cells. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia. It includes memory loss and at least one of the following: difficulty with language, impaired movement, and inability to plan and initiate [...]
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STRESS Relief Naturally

Everyone has stress from time to time. Stress can come from good things and bad things. Your body and mind react to these things with a heightened state of readiness -- the “fight or flight” response. This reaction causes your brain to make hormones -- including adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline gives you more energy by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure. Cortisol increases the amount of glucose in your blood and tamps down body functions that might be harmful in a fight-or-flight situation, such as digestion and reproduction. It also affects your immune system. This can allow you to perform well on a test or at a sporting event; but it can also distract you, keep you up at night, and interfere with your appetite.
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Worried About Lung Cancer?

By:  Dr. Andrew Weil, MD Breathing properly is fundamental to good health, and you shouldn’t take your respiratory system for granted, especially if you live in a big city. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month; in addition to prudent supplementation and a diet rich in beta-carotene and other antioxidants, simple lifestyle steps can help promote [...]
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Depression and Anxiety….What’s Really Going On

Many people make their way into their doctor’s office with complaints of fatigue, anxiety, or lack of energy, drive and focus. In many cases, attending physicians dispense anti-depressants, (some times like candy) such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) as a means to treat their symptoms of depression or anxiety. What these patients are actually experiencing is problems with the neurotransmitters in their brains, most notably Dopamine, Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, GABA and Glutamate. SSRI’s block neurotransmitter pathways and often result in a vast array of side effects
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By: Dr. Tricia Pingel, NMD Recent research is showing that women with higher levels of estriol as opposed to estrone and estradiol are more likely to be long term survivors of breast cancer. Estrogens are made up of three components: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), and Estriol (E3). In a healthy woman who is still menstruating, estrone should make up approximately 3-5%, [...]
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By: Dr. Tricia Pingel, NMD The diagnosis of low thyroid is becoming increasingly more prominent as stress levels in our society increase. Some symptoms of a low functioning thyroid are weight gain, dry skin, hair loss, and significant fatigue. Thyroid screening is part of your regular annual physical, however, it is important to understand how [...]
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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is usually a result of too much exposure to the sun. While skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, many types are both preventable and treatable. Skin cancer is classified into five different types:
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Top Superfoods for Men and Women

Eat superfoods daily to maintain excellent long-term health and a healthy weight. You can do this for less than the cost of a Starbucks coffee - in one minute each morning. Learn how and start now.
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eNewsletter – November 2010 v1

Welcome to the most exciting, unique and fastest growing Natural Health & Wellness community. Free natural health hot topic information and videos follow. To learn all about this Online Wellness Community and the experts behind it, CLICK HERE. SUPERFOOD SECRETS AND OTHER NATURAL HEALTH BREAKTHROUGHS YOU WANT TO KNOW AND WILL WANT TO SHARE: Cancer Care [...]
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