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    Vitamin B12 – Cobalamin by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 7 months ago View Key Benefits : energy, immune, skin, nervous system, stress Vitamin B12 helps in the formation & regeneration of red blood cells, thus helping prevent anemia; B12 is necessary for carbohydrate, fat & protein metabolism; B 12 helps maintains a healthy nervous system; B12 increases energy, and B12 is needed for calcium absorption. Many people are B12 deficient (as [...]

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    Vitamin B6 – pyridoxine by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 7 months ago View Key Benefits : Digestion, nutrient absorption, immune support, muscle repair, blood flow B6, pyridoxine, is necessary for the synthesis & breakdown of amino acids, the building blocks of protein; aids in fat and carbohydrate metabolism; aids in the formation of antibodies; maintains the central nervous system; aids in the removal of excess fluid of premenstrual women; promotes [...]

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    Vitamin B3 – niacin (niacinamide) by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 7 months ago View Key Benefits : energy, food metabolism, oxygen, circulation, sex, heart Vitamin B3, niacin, improves circulation and reduces the cholesterol level in the blood. B3 maintains the nervous system due to immune boosting properties. Perhaps its most important benefit is its key role in helping metabolize protein, sugar, carbohydrates and fat. B3 also reduces high-blood pressure and improves [...]

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    Vitamin B2 – riboflavin by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 7 months ago View Key benefits : Energy, metabolism, Blood formation, oxygenation, blood cell creation, cell regeneration, immune Vitamin B2, riboflavin, is essential for blood metabolism and transport of oxygen. It helps red blood cell formation and activation of other B vitamins. Vitamin B2 promotes hair, skin and nail growth. Vitamin B2 is essential for food metabolism and nutrient uptake from [...]

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    Vitamin B1 – Thiamin (thiamine) by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 7 months ago View 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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    Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus)(Siberian Ginseng) by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailKey Health Actions : decrease blood pressure, immune system enhancement, physical stamina and mental clarity/alertness. Excerpt: Renowned for its ability to increase mental alertness, the immune system, and muscle performance, scientists believe Eleuthero helps prevent “adrenal burnout” caused by ongoing physical or mental stress.  For this reason it is a natural resource to assist in the training of athletes.  [...]

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    Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailChaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) Key Attributes : female hormone balancer, PMS, uterine tonic, male sex drive reducer Excerpt: Chaste Tree is possibly the most well known hormone balancer for women.  It is found in formulas made to address PMS, dysmenorrhea, menopause, and is useful to treat any type of imbalance caused by a disturbance in hormonal activity.  It is indicated [...]

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    How Much Water Do You Need – Is 8 Glasses a Day Enough and Does Tea and Coffee Count? by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailDo Coffee and Tea Help Meet Your Water Needs? Read our expert article on Water You’ve undoubtedly been told, repeatedly, that coffee, tea or soft drinks don’t count towards your daily hydration goal. This, at least, is one “fact” that deserves to be retired. Studies have shown that it’s perfectly fine to derive a portion of your [...]

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    The Rising Value of Water – Blue Gold by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailWhy Drinkable Water is Increasingly Scarce and soon to be a Very Expensive Resource Read Our Detailed Article on Water, Nutritional Issues and Daily Needs by an OWC Featured Expert Member The American West, for instance, faces immediate shortages and currently grapples with dwindling fresh water supplies and growing populations. According to a report published in 2009 [...]

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    Water Quality Issues – Bottled Water and Municipal Water Contamination by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailWater Quality Issues – Bottled Water and Municipal Water In the US we take water for granted even today. Many people are well aware of the dangers of drinking municipal tap water (and hence the surge in sales of bottled water), but is your bottled water really all that healthy? And what about the manufacturing pollution issues [...]

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    The Omega-3 “controversy” and the best essential fatty acid supplement by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View Thumbnail(Article research and review by Dale Kiefer and Ron Schmid, ND ) Introduction The scientific literature overwhelmingly demonstrates health improvements for most people who supplement their essential fatty acid nutrient intake. Yet much controversy surrounds essential fatty acid supplementation. It has been documented that some brands of fish oil soft gels contain low quality and sometimes rancid oil. Other products [...]

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    Essential Nutrients and Accessory Nutrients – How Nutrients Work Together by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View Essential Nutrients 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 Essential vitamins are usually divided between water soluble and fat soluble. [...]

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    Nutritional Medicine and the Modern Diet by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailExcerpt: 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 [...]

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    Restoring Digestive Vitality: Supporting a Healthy Gut as We Age by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View

    (by Jeremy Appleton, ND)
    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:
    Motor functions of the gut must propel [...]
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    Ginseng by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailKey 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 plant with different effects. It is [...]

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    Wheatgrass by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailKey Attributes : cleanse, detox, purify, fortify, anticancer, antioxidant Excerpt: Wheatgrass is considered by many one of nature’s land based superfoods. It provides chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and enzymes. It derives from the cotyledons (the embryo within the seed of a plant) of the common wheat plant. It is often found in juice bars served alone in [...]

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    Chlorophyll (also chlorophyl) by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View 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 light most [...]

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    Clover (Trifolium) or trefoil by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailCLOVER Key Uses: blood cleanser, phytoestrogenic, anticancer, expectorant, antispasmodic, laxative, skin health Excerpt: Clover is a wild plant that is a primary food source for grazing cattle and other animals. It has also been used medicinally to treat a number of conditions and is high in vitamins and minerals. Traditionally, these have included cancer, whooping cough, respiratory problems, and [...]

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    Burdock – Arctium lappa by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailBurdock (Arctium lappa) Key Attributes : antiseptic, detox, diuretic, cleansing tonic Excerpt: Burdock is most famous for its blood cleansing abilities but may be one of the most under-appreciated plants.  It is widely used to treat skin conditions caused by an overload of toxins, like eczema, psoriasis, acne, and dermatitis.  As a powerful detoxifier with mild bitter properties, it is [...]

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    Seaweed by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailSEAWEED Key Attributes: Brain, Immune, DeTox, Weight Loss, Cancer, Antioxidant Excerpt: Seaweed is rich in vitamins and minerals. Some varieties are complete foods with amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, fiber and more. It benefits brain tissue, sensory nerves, spinal cord, nails and blood vessels. Seaweed can help hair loss, obesity and ulcers. Seaweeds protect against effects [...]

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    Onions – Allium cepa by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailKey Attributes: blood sugar, blood pressure, improved circulation, infection, allergenic, vitamins, minerals, energy, antioxidants Excerpt: Onions lend their flavor to almost every regional cuisine in the world.  While their taste is extraordinary and unique, onions also contribute to health and wellness, providing many phytonutrients, minerals, and vitamins .  Onions have been coined the “rose among the roots” due [...]

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    Capsaicinoids – antioxidants by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View 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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    Cayenne by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailCayenne (Capsicum annuum, frutescens) Key Health Actions: Circulatory stimulant, heart, antimicrobial (antiseptic), aids digestion (carminative), draws blood to surface of the skin (rubefacient), relieves pain (local analgesic), antioxidant Excerpt: 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.  Cayenne is used to relieve [...]

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    Natural Health and Anti-Aging Newsletter, February 14, 2011 by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View Thumbnail

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    Online Wellness Community Inc. eNewsletter – February 14, 2011

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Exclusive breaking news in this issue … Medical Marijuana – History and Untold Story Nutrition Guru Speaks Out Advanced Brain Nutrition Expert Tips Dear Tom, PLEASE HELP : Forward this to friends, ask them to sign up, and remember to use the “like” and “share” buttons at the top of articles you enjoy. KEEP [...]

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    Hemp – Cannabis sativa and indica by OWC Research Staff   8 years, 8 months ago View ThumbnailKey Health Actions: Anti-stress, relaxant, psychotropic (indica buds), appetite stimulant, pain relief, antioxidant, cell renewal (See the links below for more detail). Key nutrient profile includes  Protein, Essential Fatty Acids , Fiber, CarbohydratesVitamins and Minerals Excerpt: 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, [...]

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