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A "Must Have" Supplement
March 31, 2010 | Sunlight
Other than people who have a medical reason not to take vitamin D, everybody needs a vitamin D supplement.


Worried About Cholesterol? Sprinkle
Some Of This Into Your Daily Diet

March 30, 2010 | Nutrition
A new study from Iowa State University's Nutrition and Wellness Research Center (NWRC) may give men a way to combat high cholesterol without drugs -- if they don't mind sprinkling some flaxseed into their daily diet.


Prebiotics Show Benefits
For Weight Management

March 30, 2010 | Nutrition
Prebiotic fibers may beneficially modify bacterial populations in our guts and aid weight management, with "promising effects also shown in humans", says a new review of the science.


Blackcurrants May Help Asthma
March 26, 2010 | Antioxidants
Natural chemicals from blackcurrants may help breathing in some types of asthma, claims a preliminary study.


Strict Vegan Diets May Be Dangerous, Especially for Expectant Mothers, Children
March 25, 2010 | Nutrition
People who find their health restored by a vegan diet usually believe they've now found the only way to eat. This can be a dangerous assumption long-term.


Eat More Fat?
March 24, 2010 | Nutrition
What if there was a widely accepted theory that guided government policy and affected your life in all sorts of ways- and what if it were absolutely, boneheadedly wrong?


Probing the Secrets of
Sharp Memory in Old Age

March 24, 2010 | Memory
A study of the brains of people who stayed mentally sharp into their 80s and beyond challenges the notion that brain changes linked to mental decline and Alzheimer's disease are a normal, inevitable part of aging.


Sunlight Reduces Incidence
of Multiple Sclerosis

March 23, 2010 | Sunlight
For more than 30 years, scientists have known that multiple sclerosis (MS) is much more common in higher latitudes than in the tropics. Because sunlight is more abundant near the equator, many researchers have wondered if the high levels of vitamin D engendered by sunlight could explain this unusual pattern of prevalence.


Chocolate: A Potent Superfood
March 23, 2010 | Antioxidants
Once regarded as a health sin, chocolate is now being hailed as a superfood because of the high levels of health-boosting antioxidants it contains.


Selenium May Decrease Diabetes Risk
March 22, 2010 | Antioxidants
Increased blood levels of selenium may decrease a manís risk of abnormal blood sugar metabolism, and maybe protect against diabetes, says a new study from France.


Vitamin D Proven More Effective
Than Vaccines For Preventing Flu

March 18, 2010 | Sunlight
The risk of children suffering from flu can be halved if they take vitamin D, doctors in Japan have found. The finding has implications for flu epidemics since vitamin D, which is naturally produced by the human body when exposed to direct sunlight, has no significant side effects, costs little and can be several times more effective than anti-viral drugs or vaccine.


An Apple A Day Boosts The Immune System
March 18, 2010 | Nutrition
A new University of Illinois study touts the benefits of soluble fiber -- found in oats, apples, and nuts, for starters -- saying that it reduces the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and strengthens the immune system.


What is Guided Imagery Therapy?
March 17, 2010 | Healing
Guided imagery is a traditional mind-body technique that is also considered a form of hypnosis. Visualization and guided imagery offer tools to direct one's concentration on images held in the mind's eye. It can help elicit physiologic changes in the body, including therapeutic goals.


The Unsavory Truth About Vegetable Oils
March 17, 2010 | Nutrition
It used to be that heavy weights were used to squeeze the oil from plants (which is what's really meant by the term "vegetable oil"), but now most manufacturers use heat and chemical solvents, in particular petroleum-derived hexane. Both methods end up removing potential health benefits


Coffee's Anti-Diabetes Benefit
March 17, 2010 | Antioxidants
Regular coffee drinking may reduce levels of inflammatory markers linked to diabetes, according to new findings from a human study.


Why Going Veggie Is Good For You
March 17, 2010 | Nutrition
Experts tell you why going veg is a good idea, even if it's just once a week.


Timing is (Almost) Everything
March 16, 2010 | Memory
Memory for visual scenes is enhanced when events occur at behaviorally relevant times.


Calorie Counts On Food
Labels Could Be Off By 25%

March 15, 2010 | Nutrition
The first thing most of us do when we pick up supermarket food is look at the calorie content.


Berries May Reduce Risk
Factors For Metabolic Disorders

March 15, 2010 | Antioxidants
A diet rich in berries may reduce levels of inflammatory markers associated with liver health and metabolic syndrome, says a new study from Finland.


Olive Can Do Wonders For Your Diet!
March 15, 2010 | Nutrition
Whether you prefer them green or black, olives are a healthy fruit to add to your meals. For the Greeks, they represent nobility and peace but more than that they know the wonders it does for your health.


What's The Secret To Enjoying
A Love Life In Your Old Age?

March 11, 2010 | Sex
If you are hoping to keep the flames of passion burning into your 80s then a regime of regular exercise may pay dividends.


Homeopathic Remedies Kill Cancer Cells Without Harming Healthy Cells
March 11, 2010 | Healing
A recent study published in the February 2010 issue of the International Journal of Oncology has documented that homeopathic remedies applied to breast cancer cells caused significant cell death, while resulting in nearly indiscernible harm to normal breast cells.


Vitamin D Plays A Key Role
In Immune System Activation

March 9, 2010 | Sunlight
Insufficient levels of vitamin D may reduce our immune systemís ability to react to infection, says new research from Denmark.


Acupuncture: Pre and Post Surgery
March 8, 2010 | Healing
Acupuncture is very beneficial when it comes to pre and post surgery. No matter what the surgery is, the body perceives this as trauma to the body. In turn, this trauma takes it's toll on the body in the way of stress. This stress caused by the surgery weakens the immune system, disrupts the gastrointestinal tract and leaves the body more vulnerable to infection.


Apple Fibres Boost Your Immunity
March 5, 2010 | Antioxidants
Soluble fibres like pectin from apples may reduce the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and strengthens the immune system, says a new study from the US.


Maximizing Health: You May Not
Want To Add Milk To Your Tea

March 3, 2010 | Antioxidants
The choice of adding full-fat or skimmed milk to tea may influence the antioxidant capacity of the beverage, says new research from the UK which may have public health implications.



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