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Iodine for infections

There’s quite a bit of information on the web about the internal use of iodine for urinary tract infections. See a list. Most or all of this info comes from naturopathic and holistic type folks,

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How magnesium deficiency and depression are linked

A recent issue of Nutritional Neuroscience featured a review study of possible links between magnesium intake and depression: Magnesium and depression: a systematic review. The incidence of depression

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My new ebook: Best Supplements for Men’s Health, Strength, and Virility

My new ebook has dropped: Best Supplements for Men’s Health, Strength, and Virility. It’s a revised and expanded version of the previous one, which started with a blog post. And no, that’s

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Resistance training and other forms of exercise increase BDNF and brain volume

A study found that resistance training, i.e. weightlifting, increased levels of BDNF, or brain-derived neurotrophic factor. BDNF is a growth factor that causes neurogenesis and increased synaptic connections.

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Curcumin as antidepressant.

Curcumin, the supplement derived from the spice turmeric, has all kinds of interesting properties, such as being anti-cancer and extending lifespan. Both of these together make perfect sense, since cancer

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Three simple and effective ways to slow aging and increase lifespan

A recent study found that raising levels of the cell signaling molecule AMPK increased lifespan in fruit flies by 30%. (Cell Reports, PDF, press release.) AMPK did this by increasing activity of autophagy,

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Drinking alcohol is healthy – or is it?

The evidence for alcohol and health At Pacific Standard, a doctor, Stanton Peele, writes, The Truth We Won’t Admit: Drinking Is Healthy. He cites a number of studies that show greatly decreased mortality

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Undenatured whey for health, muscle, and cancer prevention

What is whey, and what’s it good for? Whey is the fraction of protein from milk that remains liquid when milk is curdled. The curdled portion mostly represents casein – which has its uses,

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Can you increase your lean mass through diet alone?

What’s the relation of dietary protein to lean mass? How does dietary protein relate to lean mass – mainly muscle – in the absence of resistance training or any other form of exercise?

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