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Plant-sourced omega-3 science builds but don’t fry fish oil supply, says IFFO

Posted January 28, 2014

An international marine ingredients group says overfishing is a concern, but one that is being managed, and fish will remain a sustainable and reliable omega-3 source in the long term future.

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Spirulina supplementation improves academic performance in schoolchildren

Posted November 1, 2013

Did you know that, among its many benefits, spirulina has also been shown to improve academic performance in schoolchildren?

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Testosterone treatment in men may lower heart disease risk and boost sex drive

Posted October 27, 2013

A new study shows that testosterone treatment for men may do a lot more than just boost sex drive, as it appears to have other benefits, including a reduction in the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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Meta-analysis Suggests Vitamin C Protective Against Acute Kidney Injury

Posted August 29, 2013

Vitamin C appears to reduce the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) by one-third in patients undergoing coronary angiography, reports a meta-analysis published online August 28, 2013, in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. However, additional research is required to determine optimal dose and administration route.

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Naturally slow aging, increase mental awareness and eliminate impurities with Ayurvedic massage

Posted July 18, 2013

Giving yourself a daily self-massage with aromatherapy massage oils is a deeply healing and deeply enjoyable practice that activates the body’s inner pharmacy and slows the aging process. This ancient holistic tradition from India is known as Abhyanga or Ayurvedic massage. Ayurvedic massage enhances health by creating a balance of mind, body, and spirit. Depending upon your unique mind-body type (dosha), your massage technique can be gentle or more vigorous.

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Sweet potato weaning food to improve infant nutrition

Posted March 26, 2013

A Massey University PhD student has developed a complementary food for infants in developing nations that could help minimise vitamin A deficiency. Francis Kweku Amagloh used sweet potato as the base ingredient for the food, which he hopes will address some of the micronutrient deficiencies in the vulnerable period when infants transition to solid food. Complementary or weaning foods are usually introduced into the diet at around six months.

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Preventative Zinc May Reduce Risk of Diarrhea in Children

Posted September 6, 2012

In a blinded, randomized, controlled study involving 612 rural Tanzanian children aged 6-60 months, supplementation with zinc was found to be effective in reducing the risk of diarrhea among African children.

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Natural Remedies to Prevent and Treat Vaginal Thrush

Posted April 30, 2012

If you have thrush you may want to treat it naturally, particularly if you keep on getting it. Why? Because candida, the fungus responsible for thrush infections, is mutating to become more resistant to the azole group of drugs used to treat thrush.

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Coconut oil may be able to reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease

Posted April 30, 2012

Reliable conclusions about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease remain elusive, and effective drugs to treat the disease remain equally scarce. An actual pharmaceutical cure seems as close to becoming reality as a cure for cancer (i.e. nowhere in sight). Yet a Florida doctor was actually able to reverse her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease just by giving him four teaspoons of coconut oil per day. In the course of a year he not only regained the ability to exercise and to care for himself, but his brain atrophy was completely halted.

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Can You Take Flax Seed Oil as a Substitute for Fish Oil?

Posted April 30, 2012

Many people, including doctors, tout flax seed oil as a substitute for fish oil. Some studies, however, indicate that flax seed oil may not be as reliable as fish oil as a source for those important omega-3 fatty acids.

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