- Are you deficient in vitamin D?
Are you deficient in vitamin D? Here’s who is: 40% of the population 42% of African American women of childbearing age 48% of young girls (9-11 years old) 60% of all hospital patients 76% of pregnant mothers are severely deficient 80% of nursing home patients Source: Dr. Murray’s Natural Living for March 13, 2008
- CoQ10 helps cut fatigue
Japanese researchers report that supplementing with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) can significantly reduce feelings of fatigue and improve physical performance. In the small study, 17 healthy volunteers took CoQ10 for eight days and underwent fatigue-inducing workload trials on a bicycle ergometer. One group took 100 mg per day of the CoQ10; another took 300 mg per [...]
- Flax helps cut cholesterol
Taking flaxseed everyday can help lower cholesterol levels, according to a new study from US researchers at Oklahoma State University.They looked at 55 Native American post menopausal women with mild to moderately high cholesterol levels. Those who supplemented with flaxseed were able to lower LDL cholesterol by 10% and total cholesterol by 7%, on average. [...]
- Compound halts prostate cancer
A compound found in soybeans almost completely prevented the spread of human prostate cancer in mice, according to a new study from Northwestern University. Researchers say that the amount of the chemical, known as genistein, used in the experiments was no higher than what a human would eat in a soybean-rich diet. They found that [...]
- Halve your knee replacement risk?
If you have osteoarthritis in the knee, you may be able to cut your risk of a knee replacement by half if you take ,say Belgian researchers from the University of Liege. Glucosamine not only lowers the risk of knee replacement surgery, it also leads to less use of pain medication. Their study followed up [...]
- Vitamin studied in cancer
US cancer researchers have received approval for a first-of-its kind study on the effect high-dose vitamin C has on non-Hodgkins lymphoma patients. They will study whether high doses of vitamin C can slow the progression of the deadly disease. "Vitamin C administered intravenously has shown great promise in the laboratory and there has been some [...]
- Herb aids memory — if you remember!
Taking a supplement of can help boost the memory and memory function of the elderly, but only if people comply and take it as instructed, according to researchers from Oregon State University. In fact,reliably taking the supplement could reduce the risk of developing mild memory problems by 68% in healthy older people with no memory [...]
- Help for healthy eyes!
Harvard Medical School researchers report that vitamin E, lutein and zeaxanthin help decrease the risk of cataracts. A large study involving 35,551 female health professionals who were free of cataracts at the outset revealed that "higher dietary intakes of lutein/zeaxanthin and vitamin E from food and supplements were associated with significantly decreased risks of cataract.
- Melatonin research – more uses
People with Alzheimer’s often have disrupted sleep patterns at night, and may nap during the day — a habit which can keep them from positive social interactions and normal routines. Now researchers report that a morning-time dose of bright light coupled with an evening dose of may help normalize the sleep-wake cycle in elderly adults [...]
- Vitamin cuts diabetes risk
Kids who get a vitamin D supplement are 30% less likely to develop type 1 diabetes in later life than those who don’t get vitamin D, according to new research. The disease is most common among people of European descent, and the incidence is rising at about 3% a year. Source: National Post, Mar 13, [...]
- Top three ways to help ease eczema
Eczema is the most common form of dermatitis, a term which literally means "inflamed skin." The condition can affect people young and old and encompasses a number of red, itchy skin conditions.Eczema may look like a dry, scaly rash or weepy, oozing blisters. It is often triggered by an allergy to food, pollen, animal dander [...]
- Vitamin vital for teen bone health
Regular consumption of Vitamin K can improve the health of a child’s bones, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Researchers from University Medical Centre Utrecth, in the Netherlands, followed 307 healthy children with an average age of 11.2 years over a two-year period. They found that an increased intake [...]
- What’s Hot – CLA
What is it? Conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid found mainly in meat and dairy products. Why use it? To cut abdominal fat while building lean muscle. May also be anticancer. What’s the research? In a recent study, women taking CLA lost weight despite no change to diet or exercise habits, while a placebo group [...]