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1.Homeopathy
Note : For information on homeopathic treatments for specific conditions, see /tnp/homeo/index condition doc 38449 Homeopathic Treatments by Condition . For information on specific homeopathic remedies, see the /tnp/homeo/index remedy doc 38449 Homeopathic Remedies . Homeopathy is an alternative philosophy that believes highly diluted substances ha...
Score: 99%
 
2.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 ...
Score: 98%
 
3.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: 88%
 
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...
Score: 86%
 
5.Stevia
This member of the Aster family has a long history of native use in Paraguay as a sweetener for teas and foods. It contains a substance known as stevioside that is 100 to 300 times sweeter than sugar, but provides no calories. ref1 1 In the early 1970s, a consortium of Japanese food manufacturers developed stevia extracts for use as a zero-calorie ...
Score: 85%
 
6.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...
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7.Beta-Glucan
The term beta-glucan refers to a class of soluble fibers found in many plant sources. The best documented use of beta-glucan involves improving heart health; the evidence for benefit is strong enough that the FDA has allowed a heart healthy label claim for food products containing substantial amounts of beta-glucan. ref1 1 Much weaker evidence...
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8.Sea Buckthorn
Sea buckthorn (not to be confused with /epnat/herb_supp/Common Buckthorn 226777 doc common buckthorn ) is a plant native to high altitude regions of China and Russia, but today it is cultivated in many other areas, including the Saskatchewan province of Canada. The fruits of the plant have a long history of use as food. It was also used in ancien...
Score: 84%
 
9.Licorice
A member of the pea family, licorice root has been used since ancient times both as food and as medicine. In Chinese herbology, licorice is an ingredient in nearly all herbal formulas for the traditional purpose of "harmonizing" the separate herbs involved. The herb licorice contains a substance called glycyrrhizin. When taken in high enough amount...
Score: 84%
 
10.Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease is a disease of the bowel that is closely related to /tnp/pg000890 doc 21844 ulcerative colitis . The two are grouped in a category called /tnp/condition/ibd doc 39023 inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) , because they both involve inflammation of the digestive tract. The major symptoms of Crohn's disease include fever, non-bloody or b...
Score: 83%
 

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