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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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Metal water bottles may leach BPA

Posted April 30, 2012

Consumers who switched from polycarbonate-plastic water bottles to metal ones in hopes of avoiding the risk that bisphenol A will leach into their beverages arent necessarily any better off, a new study finds. Some metal water bottles leach even more BPA an estrogen-mimicking pollutant than do ones made from the now-pariah plastic.

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Unsolved Mystery of Kava Toxicity

Posted April 30, 2012

A major new review of scientific knowledge on kava — a plant used to make dietary supplements and a trendy drink with calming effects — has left unsolved the mystery of why Pacific Island people can consume it safely, while people in the United States, Europe, and other Western cultures sometimes experience toxic effects.

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Healing Yourself with Sound

Posted April 30, 2012

When youre plagued by lethargy, stress and anxiety, the simple practice of healing sound can renew your sense of well-being. If you try the ancient Taoist Qigong practice of human sound healing, youll find it simple to use but profound in its benefits.

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