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Dietary Amino Acids Improve Sleep Problems in Mice With Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted December 12, 2013

Scientists have discovered how to fix sleep disturbances in mice with traumatic brain injuries — a discovery that could lead to help for hundreds of thousands of people who have long-term and debilitating sleep and wakefulness issues after they suffer concussions.

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Extracellular micronutrient levels and pro-/antioxidant status in trauma patients with wound healing disorders: results of a cross-sectional study

Posted December 5, 2013

Disorders in wound healing (DWH) are common in trauma patients, the reasons being not completely understood. Inadequate nutritional status may favor DWH, partly by means of oxidative stress. Reliable data, however, are lacking. This study should investigate the status of extracellular micronutrients in patients with DWH within routine setting.

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Yoga provides relief to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Posted November 18, 2013

It used to be that “yoga” and “veterans” were two words you never heard in the same sentence. But in 2013, yoga for veterans has become a necessary practice for those suffering with PTSD, with classes springing up around the country. In fact, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD lists “PTSD 101 Courses: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and PTSD” on their site.

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Acupuncture May Reduce the Use of Emergency Care and Hospitalization in Patients after Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted September 1, 2013

In a study examining the use of emergency care and hospitalization of patients in the first year after having a traumatic brain injury, treatment with acupuncture was found to be associated with reduced use of emergency care and hospitalization during the first year after injury.

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Bright light therapy may improve sleep and promote recovery in patients with mild TBI

Posted June 1, 2013

A new study suggests that bright light therapy may improve sleep, cognition, emotion and brain function following mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). Results show that six weeks of morning bright light therapy resulted in a marked decrease in subjective daytime sleepiness. This improvement was further associated with improvements in the propensity to fall asleep and nighttime sleep quality. Bright light therapy also affected depressive symptoms.

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Resveratrol May Help The Body Burn Fat

Posted April 30, 2012

If you’ve been reading the news in the past few years, you may have heard some of the hype concerning berries and red wine, which reportedly contain some of the same healthy compounds commonly found in herbal supplements made with dark-purple fruit peels. But what are these benefits? And can they be gotten without drinking alcohol ?

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Turmeric and cinnamon combine to lower insulin and triglycerides triggered by high fat meals

Posted April 30, 2012

Many spices such as turmeric and cinnamon are powerful antioxidants that continue to gain acceptance as natural nutrients able to assist human health and prevent chronic disease. Researchers from Penn State publishing in The Journal of Nutrition provide strong evidence that these potent spices provide a protective shield to reduce the body`s negative responses to eating high-fat meals.

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Omega-3s

Posted April 30, 2012

Talk about an anti-aging fat! Research shows that omega-3 fatty acids are essential for protecting your brain, heart, bones, joints, skin, and more. The heart-healthy benefits of omega-3s (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, more commonly known as EPA and DHA) are numerous: They appear to fight cardiac death by stabilizing the heart’s electrical system, lower blood pressure and triglycerides, slow arterial plaque buildup, and ease systemic inflammation. Fish oil was more successful than statins at preventing death in heart failure patients, according to a recent Italian study.

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Garlic Effective in Lowering Triglyceride Levels

Posted April 30, 2012

The influence of garlic on serum lipid parameters was found to be beneficial in this meta-analysis. 26 studies were included. Serum total cholesterol (TC) and triglyceride (TG) levels in the garlic group were reduced and more effective for subjects with long-term intervention and higher baseline TC levels.

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Supplementation with Eicosapentaenoic Acid Ethyl Ester Reduces Triglycerides

Posted April 30, 2012

In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 229 diet-stable patients with very high fasting triglyceride levels (between 500 and 2000 mg/dL, with or without background statin therapy), supplementation with the omega-3 fatty acid agent, AMR101, containing 96% eicosapentaenoic acid ethyl ester, 4 g/d or 2/g, was found to be associated with significant reductions in triglyceride levels and improvements in other lipid parameters.

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