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1.Phosphorus
The mineral phosphorus is an essential part of the diet. In the human body, it is almost always found in an oxidized form known as phosphate. Bone contains the bulk of the body's phosphate. However, innumerable other substances in the body, such as cell membranes, contain phosphate as part of their structure. In addition, phosphate plays a cent...
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2.Medium-Chain Triglycerides
Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are fats with an unusual chemical structure that allows the body to digest them easily. Most fats are broken down in the intestine and remade into a special form that can be transported in the blood. But MCTs are absorbed intact and taken to the liver, where they are used directly for energy. In this sense, they ar...
Score: 99%
 
3.Fluoride
While conventional dentistry tends to regard the use of fluoride to prevent cavities as a remarkable triumph of preventive medicine, proponents of alternative medicine have long taken the opposite view. To them, water fluoridation, in particular, is a form of medically sanctioned environmental pollution. These strongly emotional and diametrically...
Score: 95%
 
4.Kombucha Tea
Just like friends can pass along sourdough starter, a small, round, flat, gray, gelatinous object has become a popular gift among those interested in natural medicine. You insert this object in sweetened black tea and let it ferment for 7 days. By the end of the week, you have a strong-tasting drink and a big, flat, gray, gelatinous object you can ...
Score: 94%
 
5.Cola Nut
Indigenous to Western Africa, the cola tree is cultivated today in many tropical climates, including Central and South America, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. Cola nuts are actually seeds removed from their seed coats. Traditionally, they are chewed raw or taken in pulverized or liquid extract form. Of the various species of cola nuts, t...
Score: 92%
 
6.Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive heart failure (CHF) means the heart can t pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body. It worsens over time. CHF causes breathing problems, swelling in the legs, and lack of strength. There are different possible causes. The most common is a problem with blood flow to the heart. CHF is treated with habit changes and drugs. Surgery ma...
Score: 92%
 
7.Green Tea
People have been drinking tea for thousands of years, but in the last couple of decades a number of potential health benefits have been attributed to this ancient beverage. /epnat/herb_supp/black_tea 104343 doc Black tea and green tea are made from the same plant, but a higher level of the original substances endure in the less-processed green form...
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8.Wheat Grass Juice
Grains such as wheat and barley are ordinarily consumed in their mature state once their seeds have fully matured. However, use of the deep green, immature forms of these plants has been advocated for health promotion. Wheat grass juice is one of these "green foods." It was popularized in the 1960's by Ann Wigmore. She claimed that use...
Score: 90%
 
9.Bed-wetting
Nocturnal enuresis, or bed-wetting, is defined as unintended nighttime urination in a child over 5 years old. In most cases, there is no underlying medical cause, in which case the condition is called primary nocturnal enuresis (PNE). When enuresis occurs as a result of another illness, it is called secondary nocturnal enuresis. In adults, when the...
Score: 90%
 
10.Sports and Fitness Support: Enhancing Performance
In the competitive world of sports, the smallest advantage can make an enormous difference in the outcome of a contest. A substance that improves an athlete's strength, speed, or endurance is called an ergogenic aid. The most effective ergogenic aids are both dangerous and illegal: stimulants, anabolic steroids, and human growth hormone. Numerous n...
Score: 89%
 

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