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1.Strep Throat
Most cases of sore throat are caused by viruses, generally the same viruses that cause colds. One familiar type of sore throat, however, is caused by bacteria in the streptococcus family: streptococcal pharyngitis, commonly known as strep throat. It is relatively common in children. Symptoms of strep throat include intense throat pain (generally d...
Score: 99%
 
2.Hearing Loss
There are many possible causes of hearing loss, ranging from wax in the ear canal to problems with the nerves that receive sound and transmit it to the brain. Two of the most common causes are age-related hearing loss (presbycusis) and noise-induced hearing loss. The treatment for hearing loss depends on its cause, and for that reason medical consu...
Score: 98%
 
3.Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil is derived from the hard, tiny seeds of the flax plant. It has been proposed as a less smelly alternative to fish oil. Like fish oil, flaxseed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, a type of fat your body needs as much as it needs vitamins. However, it's important to realize that the omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil aren't identical to ...
Score: 97%
 
4.Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are naturally occurring molecules (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) that the body uses to build proteins. The term "branched chain" refers to the molecular structure of these particular amino acids. Muscles have a particularly high content of BCAAs. For reasons that are not entirely clear, BCAA supplements may imp...
Score: 95%
 
5.Cranberry
The cranberry plant is a close relative of the common blueberry. Native Americans used it both as food and for the treatment of bladder and kidney diseases. The Pilgrims learned about cranberry from local tribes and quickly adopted it for their own use. Subsequent physicians used it for bladder infections, for "bladder gravel" (small bladder stones...
Score: 91%
 
6.Low Glycemic Index Diets
Mainstream groups, such as the American Heart Association and the American Dietetic Association, endorse a unified set of guidelines for the optimum diet. According to these organizations, the majority of calories in the daily diet should come from carbohydrates (55% to 60%); fat should provide no more than 30% of total calories; and protein should...
Score: 87%
 
7.Ayurveda
Ayurveda, the ancient healing system of India, is one of the great healing traditions of the world. Like traditional Chinese medicine, with which it has many historical connections, Ayurveda is a holistic medical system grounded in a comprehensive philosophical/spiritual view of life. Ayurvedic treatment is highly individualized and incorporates a ...
Score: 85%
 
8.Enhancing Memory and Mental Function
Which of us would not want a boost in mental function if we could get it? Whether it is remembering names, numbers, computer passwords, or why we walked into a room (so-called destinesia ), we have all been frustrated by the occasional limitations of our ability to remember. Mental function often declines particularly under conditions of stress or...
Score: 85%
 

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