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Estrogen a new weapon against urinary tract infection in menopause

Posted June 20, 2013

Estrogen stimulates the production of the body’s own antibiotic and strengthens the cells in the urinary tract, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet. The results, which are published in the scientific journal Science Translational Medicine, show that estrogen supplements may help menopausal women to ward off recurrent urinary tract infections.

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Food Sources Packed with Estrogen for Women

Posted July 30, 2012

The menopausal impact of estrogen levels on the body causes many uncomfortable symptoms. Phytoestrogens may be the answer to effective symptom relief.

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New Eye and Heart Benefits of Astaxanthin Discovered

Posted April 30, 2012

What is astaxanthin? Well, for starters, its a pigment that belongs to the carotenoid family and its what gives flamingos and salmon their vibrant orange-pink hue. It occurs naturally in certain microalgae, particularly Haematococcus pluvialis, which are the primary diet of flamingos, salmon, shrimp, lobster, krill, crabs, and other aquatic animals, therefore giving these animals their rich pigment.

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Vitamin C more important than known for eye, brain health

Posted April 30, 2012

Vitamin C has an important role for eye and possibly brain health, finds a new investigation. Scientists at Oregon Health & Science University (OSHU) recently discovered the cells in the eye are bathed in the vitamin. In their research, scientists found high doses of vitamin C are necessary to keep the retina of the eye, and probably the brain, functioning properly.

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Your Guide to Protecting Your Eyes Naturally

Posted April 30, 2012

As you read this, you are relying on the health of your eyes. Many people neglect to consider the impact of nutrition on vision health, but the connection is undeniable. It is certainly no secret that fruits and vegetables are good for you. They have been shown to reduce your risk for diabetes, Alzheimers disease, heart disease and even cancer. And a diet high in fresh, organic produce paired with natural sources of omega-3 fatty acids also keeps your waistline trim and your skin fresh and radiant.

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Natural Ways To Preserve Your Vision As You Age

Posted April 30, 2012

Most people are afraid of losing their precious vision due to the natural effects of aging. And while aging eyes are certainly a concern there are other factors that can dim your vision and put a strain on your eyes as well.

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Vitamin C May Help You See

Posted April 30, 2012

Reserach published in the Journal of Neuroscience, from the Oregon Health & Science University, shows that nerve cells in the eye require vitamin C to work properly. The retina of the eye, which is part of the central nervous system, needs to be bathed in vitamin C to function correctly. This could have implications for glaucoma which is caused by the dysfunction of nerve cells in the retina. It is possible that a vitamin C rich diet could be protective of the retina and prevent deterioration.

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Omegas Reduce Dry Eye Inflammation

Posted April 30, 2012

Supplementation with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids can reduce expression of a conjunctival inflammatory marker and may help improve symptoms of dry eye syndrome (DES), according to new research published online ahead of print in Acta Ophthalmology.

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Doctor, What Vitamins Should I Take for My Eyes?

Posted April 30, 2012

Today, more than ever, ophthalmologists are being asked to answer patients’ questions about vitamin supplements and nutrition. The importance of diet and eye health is not new. The need to obtain adequate vitamin A to prevent xerophthalmia and nightblindness, particularly where malnutrition is rampant, has been known for decades. More recently, interest has been directed at whether nutritional supplements might prevent loss of vision caused by degenerative conditions that become more common as we age, such as cataract and macular degeneration.

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Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of Tualang honey in alkali injury on the eyes of rabbits : Experimental animal study

Posted April 30, 2012

Alkali injury is one of the most devastating injuries to the eye. It results in permanent unilateral or bilateral visual impairment. Chemical eye injury is accompanied by an increase in the oxidative stress. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents play a major role in the treatment of chemical eye injuries. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the anti-inflammatory (clinical and histopathological) and antioxidant effects of Tualang honey versus conventional treatment in alkali injury on the eyes of rabbits.

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