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1.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...
Score: 99%
 
2.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...
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: 93%
 
4.Hydroxycitric Acid
Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a derivative of citric acid, is found primarily in a small, sweet, purple fruit called the Malabar tamarind or, as it is most commonly called, Garcinia cambogia . Test tube and animal research suggests that HCA may be helpful in weight loss because of its effects on metabolism. However, studies in humans have found...
Score: 92%
 
5.Intestinal Gas
The passing of intestinal gas is a normal process, but it can become unpleasant, uncomfortable, or embarrassing. Intestinal gas has two primary sources: bacteria in the intestines and air swallowed by mouth (aerophagia). Certain foods greatly increase the production of gas in the intestines by providing nutrients to gas-producing bacteria. Common g...
Score: 89%
 
6.Guarana
Guarana, an herb from the Amazon rain forest, has a long history of use as a stimulant beverage. It has also been used to treat arthritis, diarrhea, and headaches. Like tea, coffee, and chocolate, guarana contains alkaloids in the caffeine family, such as theobromine and theophylline. Caffeine is known to reduce pain, treat /tnp/pg000322 doc 2155...
Score: 89%
 
7.Indole-3-Carbinol
Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), a chemical found in vegetables of the broccoli family, is thought to possess cancer preventive properties. Indole-3-carbinol appears to work in several ways: Facilitating the conversion of estrogen to a less cancer-promoting form ref1 1-3,6 Partially blocking the effects of estrogen on cells ref4 4,6,30 Directly killing or ...
Score: 89%
 
8.Goldenseal
Although goldenseal root is one of the most popular herbs sold today, it is taken almost entirely for the wrong reasons. Originally, it was used by Native Americans both as a dye and as a treatment for skin disorders, digestive problems, liver disease, diarrhea, and eye irritations. European settlers learned of the herb from the Iroquois and other ...
Score: 88%
 
9.Statin Drugs
The statin drugs, also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, are the most popular and powerful medications for /tnp/pg000293 22378 doc improving cholesterol profile . They work by interfering with HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme necessary for the body's manufacture of cholesterol. Drugs in this family include: The herb chaparral ( Larrea tr...
Score: 88%
 
10.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: 87%
 

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