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Vitamin C | What effects does it have on your skin?

Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is one of the relatively few topical agents whose effectiveness against wrinkles and fine lines is backed by a fair amount of reliable scientific evidence. (See our article on vitamin C.) Unfortunately, the practical use of vitamin C in skin care presents some difficulties due to its …

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Vitamin C | How much should you take?

Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient for humans, in which it functions as a vitamin. The uses and recommended daily intake of vitamin C are matters of on-going debate, with RDI ranging from 45 to 95 mg/day. Proponents ofmegadosage propose from 200 to upwards of 2000 mg/day. A recent meta-analysis of 68 reliable antioxidant supplementation experiments, involving a total of …

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Natural flu-fighting protein discovered in human cells

Harvard researchers report having discovered a family of naturally occurring antiviral agents in human cells, a finding that may lead to better ways to prevent and treat influenza and other viral infections. In both human and mouse cells the flu-fighting proteins prevented or slowed most virus particles from infecting cells …

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Accu-Pressure Body Massager by Earth Therapeutics

Accu-Pressure Body Massager by Earth Therapeutics AccuPressure Body Massager is designed for maximum muscle relief. Five large massage balls protrude strategically from the base to target and dissolve muscle knots embedded deeply in the body. Simulates the precise, powerful pressure of shiatsu massage. 5 1/4 x 6 Great for people …

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New questions about L.A. buffer zone for medical-marijuana businesses

From latimes.com: The City Council’s proposed restrictions on where medical-marijuana dispensaries could locate in Los Angeles would eliminate most sites, according to maps drawn by city planners. City Councilman Ed Reyes said Tuesday that the current proposal — a 1,000-foot buffer between the dispensaries and residences or other “sensitive” areas, …

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Acai Berry Supplements – New Superfood

Acai berry supplements are a relative newcomer to the super-foods industry. Although the nutritionally-dense acai berry was used for centuries by Amazon tribes as an herbal remedy, it was not until the 1990’s that it came to the attention of western folk herbalists and scientists. Today, acai berry is one …

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Garden Greens Chocoberry, Super Antioxidant Cocoa Drink Mix w/ acai

ChocoBerryâ„¢ Super Antioxidant Cocoa Drink Mix Powered with Dark Cocoa & RainForest Berry Blend40% Dark Cocoa, Raspberry, Blueberry, Acai Fruit, Goji Berry, and Mangosteen Concentrates Provides 1500 ORAC Per Serving 4% Flavonal Antioxidants, Natural Source of Anthocyanins, Proacthocyanidin, Epicatecjoms and Resveratrol Delicious Hot or Cold Lactose FreeGarden Greensâ„¢ ChocoBerryâ„¢ gives …

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Carbohydrates – Choose Good Carbs

Don’t be misled by fad diets that make blanket pronouncements on the dangers of carbohydrates. They provide the body with fuel it needs for physical activity and for proper organ function, and they are an important part of a healthy diet. But some kinds of carbohydrates are far better than …

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Health Care Reform in the U.S.

Plan for Kidney Drugs Spurs Division Kevin Sack (The New York Times, December 14, 2009) A Congressional proposal to help pay for drugs needed by transplant recipients to prevent rejection of donated kidneys has run into opposition from dialysis providers, drug companies and the National Kidney Foundation…Although Medicare is primarily …

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