Sweet Potato Smoothie Recipe

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One of the most common causes of fibromyalgia is chronic inflammation.

By keeping inflammation in check, you’ll boost your liver and heart health, lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and certain types of cancer, and restore lost mobility to stiff, sore joints.

Because chronic inflammation is such a widespread problem today, you’ll find dozens of drugs available to manage this condition. But for many people drugs aren’t the answer. They prefer natural remedies instead.

This sweet potato smoothie is a delicious way to keep chronic inflammation at bay.

The sweet potatoes in this recipe are rich in beta-carotene, manganese, and fiber which help reduce inflammation.

Turmeric is one of the most powerful all-natural anti-inflammatories around.

And cinnamon can help curb tissue-damaging post-meal blood-sugar surges.

Sweet Potato Smoothie

Prep time: 2 minutes                  Serves: 1

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Ice, to taste

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender or food processor.
  2. Mix at high until smooth.
  3. Pour into a tall glass and enjoy immediately!

Virus Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Scientists have discovered a potential retroviral link to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), a debilitating disease that is estimated to affect upwards of 17 million people worldwide.  Judy Mikovits, from the Whittemore Peterson Institute at University of Nevada-Reno (USA), and colleagues identified a newly identified retrovirus, XMRV, in the blood of 67% of CFS patients (as compared to 3.7% of healthy people participating in the study).  Not only did the blood cells of CFS patients contain XMRV, but they also expressed XMRV proteins at high levels and produced infectious viral particles. The XMRV retrovirus was first discovered in men who had a specific immune system defect that reduced their ability to fight viral infections, and has since been suggested to be a potential trigger of prostate cancer.  While this finding shows there is an association between XMRV and CFS, it does not prove that XMRV causes CFS.  Yet, the team observes that: “We now have evidence that a retrovirus named XMRV is frequently present in the blood of patients with CFS. This discovery could be a major step in the discovery of vital treatment options for millions of patients.”

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