Jojoba

Promoted for weight loss, jojoba (pronounced ho-HO-bah) is an ingredient in dietary supplements that go by such names as Projoba Slim and Jojoba Diet....

Ginger: A Folk Remedy Put to the Test

Used in cooking and herbal medicine around the world, ginger is the rhizome (underground stem) of Zingiber officinale, which grows in warm climates. It...

Liver Damage from Dietary Supplements

Many herbal remedies and other dietary supplements can harm the liver, according to a review based on reports to the National Institute of Health’s...

5 Dietary Supplements for Headaches

The supplements listed below are com­monly used for headaches and have been evaluated by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society...

Folic Acid Recommendation for Women

All women who may become pregnant should take a daily supplement of 400 to 800 micrograms of folic acid, not just those who are...

Glucosamine for Arthritis: Yes, No, Maybe?

Millions of people with osteoarthritis take glucosamine, often with chondroitin sulfate, making these two of the top-selling dietary supplements. Produced in the human body,...

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) refers to a group of fatty acids formed from the polyunsaturated fat linoleic acid and naturally found in meat and...

Kava-Kava

Kava-kava (also simply called kava) has a long history of medici­nal and ceremonial use on the islands of the South Pacific, where this mildly...

Huperzine A

This supplement is made from a Chinese moss, Huperzia serrata, and has been tested in China for use in treating dementia, including Alzheimer's disease....

Goji Berry (Wolfberry)

Wolfberries, from the Lycium plant family, have been consumed for centuries in Asia, suppos­edly to promote good eyesight, agility, and longevity, among other benefits....

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The Secret to Managing Frizz

You spend valuable time and energy getting sleek, straight hair or luscious beach waves, then, without warning, Mother Nature (or some other dreaded element)...

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Low Carb Diet Plan When More Is Better

When most people want to lose weight the first thing they usually do is start a diet. And a diet to most...

The Newest Hair Trend Is Lived In Roots

Photo: grvcelee on Instagram  For anyone hoping to avoid another expensive trip to the salon, the latest hair trend may be a practical and money-saving trend....

Put Some Fizz in Your Game?

Some athletes consume sodium bicarbonate—also known as baking soda—hoping to neutralize the lactic acid that builds up in blood and muscles during intense exercise...