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What Is Polypodium Leucotomos?

Polypodium Leucotomos

Polypodium leucotomos (PL) is a tropical fern plant native to Central America and parts of South America. It grows in the rain forest and has a long history of use as an herbal medicine ingested for a variety of ailments by the indigenous people of Honduras. The Mayans even drank it as a tea. Historically, […]

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17 Incredible Health Benefits Of Green Tea

Woman Drinking Green Tea For Health Benefits

People have been drinking infusions of tea for thousands of years, beginning in China and India. Today, tea is consumed more widely than any other beverage in the world except water. Billions of people drink tea, and a large number of studies show tea to have many health benefits. There are three main varieties of tea…

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Summer Sun Protection Tips

Woman With Sunscreen On Her Face For Sun Protection

It’s summer. It’s sunny outside. People are doing fun things in the sun and you want to too! You can produce Vitamin D in the sun. And yes it feels good to get a little sunlight. Just understand that there are tradeoffs to sun exposure. Every second you’re in the sun damages your skin and […]

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What Is Lycopene?

Tomatoes Are A Great Source Of Lycopene

Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant present in many of the common foods we eat. Also called rhodopurpurin, it is classified as a carotene, within the broader carotenoid family. Lycopene is a bright red colored pigment, and as such is a popular natural additive used to dye foods. The most common source of lycopene is tomatoes, which have…

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The Truth About Sunscreen: Are Labels Lying?

Woman Using Sunscreen Lotion

If you use topical sunscreen lotions, here are some important points to understand this summer (from ABC News): The Truth About Sunscreen: Are Labels Lying? This video and accompanying article explain how much sunscreen is actually necessary to receive the purported benefits of sunscreen lotions, that the benefits of sunscreen lotions may be misleading, that […]

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