Archive for March, 2013
When you are diagnosed as vitamin deficient, is it enough to simply pop a multivitamin tablet? The answer is no. In fact multivitamin pills — if taken without appropriate prescriptions — can be damaging in the long run. The best way to defeat the deficiency is through a change in your diet. Looking for vitamin boosters? Well, here you go.
Canola oil and high-oleic canola oils can lower abdominal fat when used in place of other selected oil blends, according to a team of American and Canadian researchers. The researchers also found that consuming certain vegetable oils may be a simple way of reducing the risk of metabolic syndrome, which affects about one in three U.S. adults and one in five Canadian adults.
Herbal and nutritional supplements have a long tradition of use in treating and preventing illness during the cold season. Colds and flus, coughs, sore throats and congestion all can respond favorably to natural medicine. There is, however, confusion as to which remedy to take, when to take it, and the length of time it should be used. This question is often asked: How do you combine an herbal remedy with other nutritional supplements for maximum effectiveness?
In a study involving 16 patients with MS with secondary clinical form of MS (SPMS) and 13 healthy controls, supplementation with melatonin (10 mg/d for 30 days) was found to be associated with statistically significant increases in SOD, GPx, and a decrease in MDA in erythrocytes.
Daily supplements of citicoline may help prevent further declines in mental function in elderly people with mild vascular cognitive impairment, says a new study from Italy.
Did you know that 1 in 8 Americans over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s disease — and that nearly half of all individuals over the age of 80 suffer from this devastating condition? Alzheimer’s is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and is expected to cost our healthcare system roughly $200 billion dollars in 2012. Did you know that correcting a simple nutrient deficiency that affects an estimated 1 in 2 older individuals could significantly reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia?
The thought of eating nettles might alarm you, as this plant is especially painful with even the slightest brush up against it. But drying or cooking takes all the fight out of it and what is left is quite an amazing super food. It is one of the first greens to emerge in the spring. It is a common garden ‘weed’ that grows throughout most of North America and in most places it is coming out right now (March/April)
A chemical that naturally occurs in turmeric root appears to protect the heart from aging as much as moderate aerobic exercise, according to a trio of studies conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan.