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Heart health, urinary and gastrointestinal tract and other metabolic benefits of cranberries

Posted November 20, 2013

Cranberries are more than a holiday favorite, given their remarkable nutritional and health benefits. A new research review published in the international journal Advances in Nutrition provides reasons why these tiny berries can be front and center and not just a side dish. The review authors conclude that cranberries provide unique bioactive compounds that may help reduce the incidence of certain infections, improve heart health and temper inflammation.

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Meta-analysis of acupuncture for relieving non-organic dyspeptic symptoms suggestive of diabetic gastroparesis

Posted November 10, 2013

Acupuncture is widely used to treat diabetic patients with dyspeptic symptoms suggestive of gastroparesis in China. We conducted this systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to evaluate the efficacy of acupuncture for diabetic gastroparesis (DGP).

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Dietary glutamine supplementation prevents mucosal injury and modulates intestinal epithelial restitution following acetic acid induced intestinal injury in rats

Posted August 9, 2013

Beneficial effects of glutamine (GLN) have been described in many gastrointestinal disorders. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the preventative effect of oral GLN supplementation against acetic acid (AA) induced intestinal injury in a rat.

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Anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective and anti-ulcerogenic effects of red algae gracilaria changii (gracilariales, rhodophyta) extract

Posted March 15, 2013

Gracilaria changii (Xia et Abbott) Abbott, Zhang et Xia, a red algae commonly found in the coastal areas of Malaysia is traditionally used for foods and for the treatment of various ailments including inflammation and gastric ailments. The aim of the study was to investigate anti-inflammatory, gastroprotective and anti-ulcerogenic activities of a mass spectrometry standardized methanolic extract of Gracilaria changii.

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Vitamin D deficiency increased rate of ear and gastrointestinal infections

Posted March 2, 2013

More than 50% of children were either vitamin D deficient or insufficient in a recent study, and those children were more likely to have ear infections and gastrointestinal problems, according to published data.

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Research Finds Green Teas Signifigantly Lowers GI Cancers

Posted November 24, 2012

New research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, finds that Chinese women who drink green tea had lower lower their risk of developing some digestive system cancers.

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Green Tea Can Lower Risk of Gastrointestinal Cancers

Posted November 5, 2012

Women who drink green tea may lower their risk of developing some digestive system cancers, especially cancers of the stomach/esophagus and colorectum, according to a study led by researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

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Natural relief from digestive gas

Posted September 27, 2012

While most of us don’t prefer to talk about it, every person experiences some intestinal gas. This is a natural by-product of the digestive process. According to the National Institutes of Health, intestinal gas is a mixture of oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide and often methane. If stools float in the toilet, this indicates intestinal methane, which is buoyant.

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Mussel Extract, Glucosamine Reduce Joint Pain, Improve GI Function

Posted September 6, 2012

A University of Queensland, Australia, study found green-lipped mussel (GLM) extract and glucosamine effective in treating joint pain and stiffness. The study, published in Inflammopharmacology, evaluated the effect of GLM extract and glucosamine sulphate in 38 patients with knee osteoarthritis.

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Marijuana Genetic Code Unlocked, New Treatments Underway

Posted April 30, 2012

A company called Medicinal Genomics has published the genetic code for the marijuana plant, specifically the cannabis species Cannabis sativa and C. indica. This advancement opens the door to new treatments using the highly controversial plant, which has been legalized in 16 states for medicinal purposes.

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