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Spring has sprung: time for a 'detox'

Practitioners of alternative medicine agree that with each change of season, the body needs a little help to rid itself of the toxins that have accumulated over the previous season. So, over a period of about 10 days, it’s a good idea to review your diet and take some specific...
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Shorter telomeres associated with decreased resistance to upper respiratory tract infections

An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), reports an association between decreased telomere length and greater susceptibility to the common cold. Telomeres are DNA complexes located at the tips of chromosomes which shorten with each cell division, leading to impaired cell function and cell senescence. Decreased...
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An alternative to the flu vaccine? Plant polysaccharides with powerful immune-stimulating properties

When you’re looking for protection against winter viruses, a flu jab is not the only option. Sometimes, it doesn’t even work, if other viruses or bacteria are involved. It goes without saying that a robust defence system is vitally important and certain nutrients and natural substances have been proven to...
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Resveratrol's health benefits linked to its effects on adiponectin

Resveratrol is the potent polyphenol found in grapes and red wine, often associated with the ‘French paradox' - the low incidence of heart disease and obesity seen in the French population despite a relatively high fat diet. Resveratrol attracted huge attention in 2003 when the scientist David Sinclair and his...
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