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1.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 ...
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2.Functional Foods Index
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3.Flaxseed
Flaxseeds are the hard, tiny seeds of Linum usitatissimum , the flax plant, which has been widely used for thousands of years as a source of food and clothing. There are at least three flaxseed components with potential health benefits. The first is fiber, valuable in treating /tnp/pg000361 doc 21590 constipation . Flaxseed also contains alpha-lino...
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4.Lignans
Lignans are naturally occurring chemicals widespread within the plant and animal kingdoms. Several lignans with intimidating names such as secoisolariciresinol are considered to be phytoestrogens, plant chemicals that mimic the hormone estrogen. These are especially abundant in /tnp/pg000554 21714 doc flaxseeds and sesame seeds. Bacteria in our int...
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5.Lupus
Systemic lupus erythematosus (also known as SLE, or just lupus) is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects women of childbearing age. Its cause is unknown, but is believed to involve both genetic inheritance and factors in the environment. Whatever the cause, people with SLE develop antibodies against substances in their own bodies, including ...
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6.Functional Foods
Increasingly, foods sold in the supermarkets come with health claims on the label. To name just a few, oatmeal and soy are said to help prevent heart disease, milk and calcium-fortified orange juice to fight osteoporosis, and folate-enriched flour to prevent birth defects. These are all functional foods foods marketed as offering specific health ...
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7.Fish Oil
Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, one of the two main classes of essential fatty acids. ( /tnp/pg000358 21587 doc Omega-6 fatty acids are the other main type.) Essential fatty acids are special fats that the body needs for optimum health. Interest in the potential therapeutic benefits of omega-3 fatty acids began when studies of the Inuit (Esk...
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8.High Cholesterol
One of the most significant discoveries in preventive medicine is that elevated levels of cholesterol in the blood accelerate /tnp/pg000262 doc 21500 atherosclerosis , a condition commonly known as hardening of the arteries. Along with /tnp/pg000596 doc 21725 high blood pressure , inactivity, /tnp/condition/cigarette doc 35542 smoking , and /tnp/co...
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9.Herbs & Supplements
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10.Pregnancy Support
Pregnancy is a time of dramatic transitions. Body systems that once sustained a single human now support two. Organs, blood vessels, body chemistry, and even the solid supporting structures of a woman's body all go through changes; in the meantime, the fetus's body grows from a tiny bundle of cells to a full-sized baby. It's no wonder that women fe...
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