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Can You Take Quercetin for Your Allergies?

Plants make some compounds to defend themselves that can be helpful for people, too. Should you be taking the flavonol quercetin for your allergies?

What Can Help You Stay Sharp as You Age?

Do Soy Products Protect the Heart?

Are Young People Eating Better Than They Used to?

How Can You Use Dandruff Shampoo to Ease Eczema?

Do Green-Lipped Mussels Ease Arthritis Pain?

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Can You Manage Your Blood Sugar Naturally?

If you have type 2 diabetes, paying attention to exercise, diet and supplements could help you manage your blood sugar more naturally.

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Home Remedies

Should You Avoid Coffee When You Take Your Vitamins?

Don't worry about drinking coffee when you take your vitamins. It can interfere with the absorption of Synthroid, though, while tea blocks iron absorption.

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Boswellia Boosted Pain Relief from Glucosamine

A reader reports that boswellia boosted pain relief of fibromyalgia and plantar fasciitis when it was added to glucosamine and chondroitin.

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Are There Benefits from Taking Ginseng?

Scientific studies suggest that there are benefits from taking ginseng, but it may interact with medications to prevent blood clots.

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Heart Attack

Up to an Egg a Day Is Fine, Scientists Say

Another study–one with 5.5 million person-years of data–shows that eating an egg a day won't increase your chance of a heart attack.

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Heart Attack

Will Fish Oil Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease?

British data suggest that fish oil reduces your risk of heart disease modestly. These supplements have other health benefits as well.

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Heart Attack

Does Cooking With Olive Oil Ruin Its Health Benefits?

Scientists have found that cooking with olive oil reduces its polyphenol content. There is still plenty to spare, though, making olive oil heart-healthy.

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Do Vitamin Pills Block Absorption of Levothyroxine?

Could your vitamin pills block absorption of your thyroid medicine? If they contain minerals like iron or calcium, you should take them at a different time.

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High Blood Pressure (hypertension)

Do Ginseng Supplements Raise Blood Pressure?

If you plan to take ginseng supplements, be sure to learn what benefits you might expect and what possible side effects you might encounter.

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Alternative Health

Should You Take Elderberry Extract to Help Fight Flu?

A reader insists you should take elderberry extract to ward off the flu. Another reports that this herbal medicine sped recovery from a cold.

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Can Ginger Reduce Blood Pressure & Soothe Arthritis?

Are you struggling with hypertension? You may be able to use ginger for a double-duty effect: reduce blood pressure and ease arthritis pain in joints.

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How to Eat for Better Blood Glucose Control

Following a relatively high-fat low-carb dietary regimen may help you achieve better blood glucose control. Numerous studies support a reader's experience.