Goji Berry: Fruits of Paradise

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Goji berry-also called wolfberry, gou qi, zi, red diamaon, desert thorn, the Duke of Argyle's tea plant, or Lycium barbarum-is a sweet fruit that has proven itself to be powerful against disease. Goji berry is an ancient Chinese fruit that looks like a red raisin and contains high levels of the health-promoting antioxidant (free-radical fighter) zeaxanthin. Free radicals are molecules with an unpaired electron that are constantly in search of molecules in our bodies to bond with, resulting in DNA damage and a ...
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Overview


Goji berry-also called wolfberry, gou qi, zi, red diamaon, desert thorn, the Duke of Argyle's tea plant, or Lycium barbarum-is a sweet fruit that has proven itself to be powerful against disease. Goji berry is an ancient Chinese fruit that looks like a red raisin and contains high levels of the health-promoting antioxidant (free-radical fighter) zeaxanthin. Free radicals are molecules with an unpaired electron that are constantly in search of molecules in our bodies to bond with, resulting in DNA damage and a cascade of deleterious reactions that can lead to cancer and heart disease, making us sicker, weaker, and more vulnerable. Goji berry's antioxidants act as search-and-destroy missiles against oxidative stress caused by free radicals.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580544733
  • Publisher: Woodland Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Series: Woodland Health Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Candace Hoffmann is a medical journalist and editor who has written thousands of articles appearing in WebMD, Reuters Health, Doctor's Guide, Physicians Weekly, the American Cancer Society, and Oncology News International, among many other medical publications and Web sites. Her interest in women's hair loss has been nearly life long, and she battles hair loss on a daily basis.
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Table of Contents


Goji: From Folk Medicine to Modern Science     5
Goji, or Gou Qi Zi     6
Go Goji for Nutrient Value     8
Get Your Zs     9
Goji and Cancer     14
The Healing Power of Antioxidants     18
Heart Disease     20
Diabetes     21
Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases     24
Vitality and Sexual Health     25
Other Potential Benefits of Goji     26
Side Effects and Drug Interactions     26
High-End Restaurants Put Goji on the Menu     27
Goji Is a Piece of the Good-Health Puzzle     27
Resources     28
References     29
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