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D-Ribose: The Heart and Energy Booster

Chances are you haven't heard of it. Most people haven't, including many doctors. I'm talking about an important nutrient known as D-Ribose. And those in the know, including many of the world's top athletes, make sure to include it as part of their daily nutritional supplement regime because of the wealth of benefits it provides.
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Want to lower your blood pressure? Then reach for a piece of dark chocolate. That's the conclusion reached by a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, after researchers found that eating 30 calories of dark chocolate each day can significantly reduce both systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels in as little as 18 weeks. Best of all, none of the participants in the study who consumed 30 calories of dark chocolate a day experienced any weight gain.

Yesterday's Health Tip

Are you trying to get quit smoking? If so, research conducted at Duke University might help you. According to the research, eating more fruits, vegetables, and dairy foods can make cigarettes taste lousy, making it easier to refrain from smoking. Conversely, coffee, alcohol, and red meat all improve the taste of cigarettes, so eliminating them from your diet until you successfully wean yourself from the smoking habit may also be helpful. Read more health tips...
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You are describing Heberden's nodes, which are the result of ongoing osteoarthritis. Some of these changes are in fact inherited. However, know that the swelling will most likely not persist. It may start and stop over a lifetime and then finally stay. continued inside...

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