Did you know that there are natural ways to lower your blood pressure safely and effectively? Scientific studies have shown that both ordinary tomatoes and the naturally occurring substance CoQ10 can provide benefits to people with high blood pressure.
Archive for April, 2013
Ashwagandha may provide lifespan extension benefits, as demonstrated in a new study published in the Annals of Neurosciences journal. For the animal study, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur analyzed the lifespan assay of Caenorhabditis elegans worms.
Vitamin E supplementation may alleviate obesity-related liver disease and boost heart health in former smokers, according to two new studies presented at April’s Experimental Biology 2013 meeting in Boston.
Indian researchers have found evidence that spirulina can help type 2 diabetes patients manage their blood sugar levels, among other benefits.
In a randomized study involving 192 men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) of 8 or greater, treatment with acupuncture (electroacupuncture) was found to be associated with improvements in IPSS, but no significant changes in postvoid residual urine or maximum urinary rate flow, as compared to a sham treatment of electroacupuncture at non-acupuncture points.
Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, a necessary co-factor for hundreds of enzymes, and the most critical mineral of all for coping with stress. Stress-related diseases which run rampant through modern society, like heart attacks and high blood pressure, are often accompanied by magnesium deficiency. Unfortunately, most Americans consume diets that fail to meet the government’s RDA for magnesium, and magnesium intake is even lower than average among people who develop heart disease.
It is estimated that one in five men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. Our body normally has a sophisticated array of mechanisms available to fight the aberrant growth of cancerous cells, including slow-growing prostate tumors. Many men slowly lose the ability to fight cancer cell growth during aging, as decades of poor diet, lack of physical activity and exposure to environmental toxins combine to accelerate the aging process, and genetic replication becomes less efficient leading to mutations and cancer.
The Mediterranean diet appears to be associated with preserving memory and cognitive abilities, researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), USA, and the University of Athens, Greece, reported in the journal Neurology (April 30th, 2013 issue).
The largest study to date finds that eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, chicken and salad dressing and avoiding saturated fats, meat and dairy foods may be linked to preserving memory and thinking abilities.
Evidence shows that green tea extract in tandem with an additional compound could be effective for body weight control and type 2 diabetes. Evidence has shown that green tea extract may be an effective herbal remedy useful for weight control and helping to regulate glucose in type 2 diabetes.