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Six Natural Alternatives to Viagra

Even if it is for comical reasons, Viagra is one of the most well-known pharmaceuticals in the United States. Prescriptions for the drug have nearly tripled in the last decade, as the ingredients become cheaper, and its stigma fades [1]. However, numerous, severe side-effects come with using the drug, such as priapism, sudden vision and hearing loss, nausea, and muscle pain, to name a few [2].

Have Cures for Type-1 Diabetes Been Overlooked?

Sometimes, it seems advocates of the natural health community guffaw at pharmaceutical companies for their search of a cure when there are natural substances that have been shown to aid someone or reverse a disease’s effects. Type-1 diabetes is regularly deemed as uncurable, and public and private entities have funded research into its cure.

Five Common Household Chemicals That Are Toxic

People like effective products, and who can blame them? Yet, effective does not mean safe. Companies and organizations have developed and added chemicals to products in hopes of making them more effective and gathering a larger market share; however, those added chemicals pose health risks, regardless if they are deemed “safe” by government agencies. We have already examined the safety of the synthetic sweeteners aspartame and sucralose.

A Rise in Superbugs, Medicines Are No Longer as Effective

Many people would imagine an end of the world, apocalyptic scenario like this: A highly contagious superbug, perhaps something like Zika, H1N1, or Ebola, infects the majority of the human population, and no drugs or medication seem to affect the disease, which kills most human life – after all, this has been the theme of many blockbuster movies.

New Research Indicates Vitamin D May Help with Depression, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Dementia

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins because it plays a role in many bodily functions. As a result, vitamin D deficiency has been shown to result in a range of problems including fatigue, bone and muscle pain, slower healing, perpetual sickness, decreased mood, and hair loss [1]. Though one of the best ways for the body to get vitamin D is exposure to sunlight and a diet containing fish and eggs, 42% of Americans are vitamin D deficient [2].

GABA: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is one of the essential amino acids in the human brain. GABA acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter, meaning it binds to neurons and hinders their ability to receive or respond to signals from other nerve cells. Without GABA in the brain, the nerves and central nervous system would be extraordinarily overactive and cause conditions like seizures, epilepsy, or mood disorders.

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