You can drink to good heart health when you include cranberry juice in your diet, according to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Investigators found that cranberry juice improves arterial stiffness, which is an important measure of vascular function related to cardiovascular health.
Archive for March, 2011
Bellís palsy and vitamins, is there any actual real connections? Although it has taken the medical community several years to acknowledge that vitamins can help with this condition, there is a lot of consensus that they can help, especially the B class of vitamins. Although this condition can be absolutely frightening when it does attack, in the vast majority of cases, it is not life threatening but it can still be very dangerous.
Here is a catalogue of healing foods that ranks among the world’s best for nutrition: cruciferous vegetables. A diet that puts nutrition first puts these vegetables right up there at the top of the priority list. Cruciferous vegetables, led by the heavy hitter broccoli, are also continually being studied for their disease-prevention abilities. Here comes another one and it’s a whopper: a chemical reason has been discovered for how they apparently fight cancer.
Onion peel extracts ameliorate hyperglycemia and insulin resistance in high fat diet/streptozotocin-induced diabetic ratsPosted March 31, 2011
Quercetin derivatives in onions have been regarded as the most important flavonoids to improve diabetic status in cells and animal models. These studies are generally carried out using highly purified quercetin rather than onion and the mechanisms of action still remain unclear. The present study was aimed to examine the hypoglycemic and insulin-sensitizing capacity of onion peel extract (OPE) in high fat diet/streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats and to elucidate the mechanism of its insulin-sensitizing effect.
A consortium of U.S. organic farmers and seed dealers filed suit against global seed giant Monsanto Co. on Tuesday, in a move to protect themselves from what they see as a growing threat in the company’s arsenal of genetically modified crops.
Your baby has been crying for hours. She’s been fed, changed, and rocked, but nothing will soothe her. At this point, many sleep-deprived parents turn to the Internet for help in treating infantile colic, but which treatment is safe?
The bone benefits of a diet rich in vitamin K may extend to both elderly men and women, according to findings from a new study from Spain. Data from 200 elderly people showed that high dietary intakes of vitamin K were associated with higher measures of bone mineral density (BMD), and higher scores in an ultrasound test, say findings published in Bone.
Free radical damage is one of the leading causes for accelerated aging and cancer cell formation. When cells are exposed to heavy amounts of free radicals without sufficient cell signaling processes, they develop genetic mutations that replicate abnormally. Anti-oxidants are nature’s defense against free-radicals. Some of nature’s most powerful anti-oxidants are a class of polyphenols called anthocyanins.
If Manaus is the gateway to the Brazilian Amazon, the herbal shops at the municipal market are essential attractions. At the bustling Mercado Antonio Lisboa, marble floors are worn down by a century of footprints. The medicine shops deliver a variety of medicinal barks, leaves and roots. Among the herbal treasures displayed there are legendary sex-enhancers.
Most people are aware of traditional massage techniques for relaxation and muscle tension release. Many people also know that applying pressure to certain points in the hands can cure a headache, or that massaging specific areas in the ankles can help bring on labor in a pregnant woman. But did you know that these are just a few secrets of the healing practice known as reflexology?