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November 8, 2013
Counteracting the Effects of Dioxins Through Diet
Phytonutrients in certain plant foods may block the toxic effects of industrial pollutants like dioxins through the Ah receptor system.
October 18, 2013
Enhanced Athletic Recovery Without Undermining Adaptation
Might the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of plant-based diets undermine some of the benefits of exercise?
July 12, 2013
Anti-Angiogenesis: Cutting Off Tumor Supply Lines
Cancer cells are commonly present in the body, but cannot grow into tumors without hooking up a blood supply. Angiogenesis inhibitors in plant foods may help prevent this from happening.
June 26, 2013
Reducing Radiation Damage With Ginger & Lemon Balm
A component of cooked ginger root protects human white blood cells in vitro against radiation-induced genetic damage, and lemonbalm tea appears to protect radiology staff against radiation-induced..
June 14, 2013
Childhood Tea Drinking May Increase Fluorosis Risk
Green tea consumption may help prevent cavities, but excessive consumption among young children may lead to dental fluorosis due to the natural fluoride content of the plant.
March 8, 2013
Herbal Tea Update: Rooibos & Nettle
Rooibos (red) tea may reduce stress levels by suppressing adrenal gland function. Nettle tea is mineral rich but may have estrogenic side effects.
March 6, 2013
Herbal Tea Update: Hibiscus
Hibiscus tea elevates the antioxidant level of one's bloodstream within an hour of consumption.
February 20, 2013
Can Gargling Prevent The Common Cold?
Gargling, as commonly practiced in Japan, can not only soothe a sore throat, but may even prevent one.
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